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Awards

LAPPG To Host L.A. Post Fest

The Los Angeles Post Production Group will host the first annual L.A. Post Fest, May 14 at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica at 2:00 p.m. This event is the culmination of a video editing competition, “Create Your Story in Post.” […]

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Facility in Focus

Hybride Technologies Forms Strategic Alliance with ILM

Qubec-based Hybride Technologies announced that it has signed a strategic alliance with Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). The relationship between Hybride and ILM began in 2013 while working on Pacific Rim. Since then, in conjunction with ILM, Hybride has contributed visual effects on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Unbroken, Tomorrowland and Jurassic World. More recently, the studio was entrusted by ILM to craft seamless visual effects for several sequences for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which received an Oscar nomination for best visual effects and won the British Academy Award for best visual effects. […]

News

Lipsync Post Hires Colorist Tom Russell

London-based Lipsync Post has appointed Tom Russell to the role of colorist, effective immediately. Russell will work across feature films, TV drama and commercials alongside the existing grading team. […]

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Events

HPA Tech Retreat U.K. Unveils Session Topics

The 2016 HPA Tech Retreat U.K. announced the first sessions for the event, scheduled for July 13-14 2016 at Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire. The program will focus on the present and future impact of the most recent technology in broadcast and cinema. It offers a unique opportunity and intimate setting to delve into the critical topics facing the content industry. The HPA Tech Retreat is presented in association with SMPTE. […]

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Hula Post Supports The Jungle Book

In a project spanning nearly two years, Hula Post provided editorial systems, workflow engineering and technical support to Walt Disney Pictures for the production of The Jungle Book. Hula Post engineers set up and maintained editorial facilities at the studio’s production facility in Playa Vista; at Digital Domain, where motion capture elements were produced; and at Los Angeles Center Studios, where live-action elements were captured. Additionally, it supported satellite editing facilities at Sony Pictures Studios and Skywalker Sound, where sound work was completed. […]

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Nokia Technologies’ OZO To Enable Virtual Reality Experiences for Disney Movies

Nokia announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Disney, designed to support the creation of virtual reality (VR) experiences to complement Disney’s theatrical releases. Nokia Technologies will provide its OZO virtual reality camera and associated software to give Disney marketers and filmmakers the tools they need to create engaging VR content. […]

Featured

Budd Carr Reflects on His Career as a Music Supervisor

Oftentimes, to the detriment of the movie, the songs utilized throughout a narrative are chosen after principal photography is completed, almost as an afterthought. However, when the musical selections – separate from the composed underscore in a film – are seamlessly integrated into the scenes in a motion picture, they can be unforgettable, and as crucial to an overall film as any other aspect of a project, be it production design, casting, wardrobe and so on. Enter a master musical supervisor to handle said craft as meticulously and creatively as any task a crew member can undertake. Case in point, Budd Carr, who has supervised or consulted on the music incorporated into over 100 films and television projects dating back over 30 years. […]

Commercials

Alkemy X Hires Director Scott Ross

Alkemy X announced that it has hired director Scott Ross. Ross brings extensive experience to his new role, including a variety of work in fashion, experimental film, music videos, fine art, commercials and virtual reality. […]