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Cinema Audio Society Now Accepting Applications For CAS Student Recognition Award

April 18, 2018 | By
Cinema Audio Society Now Accepting Applications For CAS Student Recognition Award

  The Cinema Audio Society has opened applications for the Student Recognition Award. Originally presented at the 51st CAS Awards, this honor comes with a $2,500 cash award and is intended to encourage student interest in production or post-production sound mixing, and to recognize individual students with exceptional demonstrated passion in the field. CAS... »

Tech Innovators Collaborate In The Race For Greater Efficiencies

March 14, 2018 | By
Tech Innovators Collaborate In The Race For Greater Efficiencies

Technology innovators are moving quickly to take advantage of the global production boom created by tech giants such as Netflix and Amazon. Responding to forecasts of explosive demand for localized media content, Kiwa Digital, developers of VoiceQ post-production software, announced a collaboration with The Cargo Cult, developer of the audio post-production tool Conformalizer. VoiceQ... »

Oscars 2018: Some Swarthy Badasses And Only A Few Surprises

March 6, 2018 | By
Oscars 2018: Some Swarthy Badasses And Only A Few Surprises

  If you bet on every favorite in your office’s Oscar pool this year, you did quite well. It was a year of very few surprises, and stood in stark contrast to last year’s “wow finish” –to borrow a line from the movies. And yet those who won were very thoughtful about their craft–both... »

FilmLight Announces Free Baselight STUDENT

April 18, 2017 | By
FilmLight Announces Free Baselight STUDENT

At NAB2017, FilmLight has announced that they will preview their latest product, Baselight STUDENT, a software-only macOS application that answers the call from a growing number of facilities for trained Baselight colourists and assistants. Baselight STUDENT is intended as a learning tool, either for those wanting to train to become a professional colourist, to... »

Firefly Cinema to Showcase New Version of its Digital Dailies and Color Grading Workflow Suite at NAB

April 5, 2017 | By
Firefly Cinema to Showcase New Version of its Digital Dailies and Color Grading Workflow Suite at NAB

At NAB 2017, at the Maxx Digital booth (SL13005), Firefly Cinema, a developer of color grading and dailies processing applications, has announced that it will showcase version 6 of its color grading software suite which includes: FirePlay (for playback), FireDay (for digital dailies) and FirePost (for color finishing). Used on hundreds of feature films... »

Umedia launches integrated Vancouver studio with Baselight

March 7, 2017 | By
Umedia launches integrated Vancouver studio with Baselight

International production and post company Umedia has reportedly opened its fifth location based in the popular Canadian center, Vancouver, incorporating high-quality visual effects services with finishing services. The Vancouver office has announced that they installed a powerful Baselight TWO grading and finishing suite. The 10,000-square-foot Vancouver studio will house approximately thirty-five artists and is designed... »

Oscars 2017: Moonlight Becomes Them

February 27, 2017 | By
Oscars 2017: <em>Moonlight</em> Becomes Them

One could write about the just-concluded Oscars from a Below the Line standpoint — the lack of La La Land tsunami, for example, and the interesting spread of awards — or from an Above the Line vantage, talking about the remarkable Mahershala Ali being the first Muslim actor to ever win an Oscar, for... »

The View from La La Land

January 24, 2017 | By
The View from La La Land

So the Oscar nomination process is on the one hand modernizing: the Academy realized they no longer have to gather everyone “live” at 5 in the morning, feeding all those press minions breakfast before they head back to their newspaper offices with printed handouts, to type up stories for afternoon editions. Instead, they could... »

2017 Oscar Nominations

January 24, 2017 | By

BEST PICTURE La La Land Moonlight Manchester by the Sea Arrival Lion Hidden Figures Fences Hell or High Water Hacksaw Ridge ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Emma Stone, La La Land Natalie Portman, Jackie Ruth Negga, Loving Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins Isabelle Huppert, Elle ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Viola Davis, Fences Naomie Harris,... »

Colorist Dan Hermelin Joins Roundabout Entertainment

January 13, 2017 | By
Colorist Dan Hermelin Joins Roundabout Entertainment

Versatile colorist Dan Hermelin has joined Roundabout Entertainment as the facility continues to build its talent pool and broaden its services for picture finishing and restoration. Hermelin arrives with more than 20 years of post-production experience and a resume spanning features, television and restoration project, the latter including re-masters of Jerry Maguire, Men in... »

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