Filmmaker Albert Magnoli Merged Movies and Music in Purple Rain

​From writing, producing, editing and directing Jazz (1979), one of the most critically-acclaimed thesis films in the last 35 years, to managing one of the most polarizing pop culture icons of all time in Prince, Albert Magnoli has undoubtedly seen and done it all in Hollywood. From 1984’s Purple Rain, to 1996’s TV series Nash Bridges, and 1997’s Warner Bros. hit Dark Planet, Magnoli’s early film history challenged norms and pushed boundaries. At first glance, Magnoli’s story may seem run-of-the-mill: a talented director finding his way into the film industry and onto the big screen. But journey back to 1976, the start of his career, and you will discover a young and talented aspiring director with a camera, a dream, and landscape-changing ideas. […]

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ASG to Explore Real-Time 4K Production at Annual Workshop

Emeryville, Calif.-based systems integrator Advanced Systems Group, (ASG) will explore the expanding use of 4K for professional video applications at its annual workshop, “Initiatives in 4K,” on Dec. 3, at the New People Cinema at the New People building in San Francisco. Free presentations begin at 10 a.m., and the workshop includes lunch sponsored by Quantum. […]


ETC Donates $25,000 to Behind the Scenes

At the LDI Show in Las Vegas last week, Fred Foster, CEO of Electronic Theatre Controls, (ETC), presented a check for $24,909.25 for Behind the Scenes to Rick Rudolph and Mark Heiser, the chair and treasurer of the PLASA Foundation. The donation, the second of this year, reflected ongoing proceeds from sales of ETC’s iRFR and aRFR (Radio Focus Remote) applications for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices. […]


Contender – Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Theory of Everything

The score for The Theory of Everything, composed by Jóhann Jóhannsson, is perfectly tuned to the subject matter of the film. From the haunting piano and heavenly celeste, to the melodic theme that weaves throughout the narrative, the music creates a sense of wonderment that captures the essence of the life of Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) – his rapture with the mystery, beauty and poetry of the universe. […]


Video of the Day: “Infinite 8000 3D Printer” from Gordon West and Derek de Board

Gordon West, a creative director at Y&R, Chicago and Filmworkers EP Derek de Board recently collaborated on a spot for Doritos “Crash the Super Bowl” Ad Contest, which challenges fans to make Doritos ads for a chance to air during this year’s Super Bowl. The pair could also be eligible for a cash bonus should their spot crack the USA Today Super Bowl Ad Meter. […]


Hula Post Production Supports Nightcrawler

Hula Post Production provided equipment, facilities and support to the editorial team of Nightcrawler, the new thriller from director Dan Gilroy and Open Road Films. Services supplied to editor John Gilroy and his crew included Avid DX editing systems, Avid Unity storage, editorial suites on the Los Angeles Westside and round-the-clock technical support for a postproduction schedule spanning eight months. […]


Charlieuniformtango Celebrates 19 Years of Business

Charlieuniformtango, a full service postproduction facility specializing in creative editorial, visual effects, audio mixing and digital production turned 19 this year and hosted an all day celebration at their 10,000-square-foot space at One Arts Plaza in Dallas, Texas. The building is a centerpiece of the city’s growing urban arts center. A special breakfast buffet with kolaches, and a taco bar lunch were served to charlieuniformtango clients and friends. The afternoon […]