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Reminiscence: Adam Balentine of Scanline VFX on the Hugh Jackman Sci-Fi Noir

September 22, 2021 | By
<em>Reminiscence</em>: Adam Balentine of Scanline VFX on the Hugh Jackman Sci-Fi Noir

Reminiscence is a science-fiction noir film from the mind of Lisa Joy, co-creator of HBO’s Westworld. Joy wrote the original script and made it her feature directorial debut, which was released by Warner Bros. Pictures (and streamed on HBO Max). It stars Hugh Jackman as Nick Bannister, a private detective of a different kind. Nick uses... »

Birds of Paradise DoP Shaheen Seth Relies on Cooke Optics S7/i Full Fame Prime Lenses

September 22, 2021 | By
<em>Birds of Paradise</em> DoP Shaheen Seth Relies on Cooke Optics S7/i Full Fame Prime Lenses

Just the word ‘ballet’ brings wonderful classic images to mind. To capture those images juxtaposed with the modern world for Birds of Paradise, director of photography Shaheen Seth relied on Cooke Optics S7/i Full Frame prime lenses for director Sarah Adina Smith, who not only adapted the A.K. Small novel for the screenplay, but also happens to be... »

Matthews Claw Expands Rigging Options for Astera, T12 Tube Lights

September 21, 2021 | By
Matthews Claw Expands Rigging Options for Astera, T12 Tube Lights

Matthews Studio Equipment (MSE) has announced  the answer for safely mounting Astera Hyperion, Titan and Helios as well as T12 tube lights to standard grip equipment. The Claw is a new generation clamp, designed to solve real on-set issues, by Sci-Tech Award-winning Key Grip Richard Mall with gaffer Jeremy Launais and crafted by the team... »

Cinema Audio Society to Bestow Its Career Achievement Award on Re-Recording Mixer Paul Massey

September 21, 2021 | By
Cinema Audio Society to Bestow Its Career Achievement Award on Re-Recording Mixer Paul Massey

The Cinema Audio Society (CAS) has announced that it will honor multiple CAS, Oscar®, and BAFTA winner, Sound Mixer Paul Massey CAS, with the Cinema Audio Society’s highest accolade, the CAS Career Achievement Award, to be presented at the 58th CAS Awards on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown – Wilshire Ballroom. CAS President Karol Urban announced... »

Sarofsky Tackles The Suicide Squad Main Titles

September 20, 2021 | By
Sarofsky Tackles <em>The Suicide Squad</em> Main Titles

With The Suicide Squad, writer/director James Gunn and Warner Bros. Pictures have earned worldwide acclaim for creating what many consider to be the best DC Universe film of all time. For the creatives and producers from one-stop cross-media production company Sarofsky, it was their third James Gunn superhero action-adventure, following Guardians of the Galaxy... »

Latest IATSE Contract Update – Waiting for AMPTP Counter Proposal

September 17, 2021 | By
Latest IATSE Contract Update – Waiting for AMPTP Counter Proposal

The IATSE Basic Agreement site was updated on Thursday, Sept. 16 with the latest on the contract negotiations for the agreement which lapsed on Sept. 10. The update says that the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) has presented the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) with its package proposal. It’s now waiting for AMPTP’s response... »

Craft Spotlight: The Eyes of Tammy Faye Costume Designer Mitchell Travers

September 16, 2021 | By
Craft Spotlight: <em>The Eyes of Tammy Faye</em> Costume Designer Mitchell Travers

Televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker were best known and remembered for a lot of things, particularly for the scandal they faced when it was discovered their PTL Club had been scamming constituents out of their money. Although that aspect of the Bakkers might stick in many people’s memory, others will remember Tammy Faye... »

American Cinema Editors Fills Out Timeline for 72nd ACE Eddie Awards

September 15, 2021 | By
American Cinema Editors Fills Out Timeline for 72nd ACE Eddie Awards

Although the American Cinema Editors (ACE) had already set its date for the 72nd Annual ACE Eddie Awards for Saturday, Feb. 26, the group has now released the official timeline and eligibility for the awards recognizing outstanding editing in 13 categories of film and television. Television entries must have been released between Jan. 1 and Dec.... »

The Forever Purge Costume Designer Leah Butler on the  Outfits for the Gruesome Tale

September 14, 2021 | By
<em>The Forever Purge</em> Costume Designer Leah Butler on the  Outfits for the Gruesome Tale

For The Purge film franchise, most of the pizzazz is in the makeup and special effects necessary to construct the gory, bloody scenes that characterize the movies. The latest installment, The Forever Purge, was no exception. As we wrote before the movie was released in July, the killing spree that is at the core... »

Goldcrest Pro Sound Artists Win Emmys for Work on The Queen’s Gambit

September 14, 2021 | By
Goldcrest Pro Sound Artists Win Emmys for Work on <em>The Queen’s Gambit</em>

Goldcrest Post sound artists won awards for Sound Editing and Sound Mixing for their work on Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Supervising Sound Editor Gregg Swiatlowski and Supervising Sound Editor/Re-Recording Mixer Eric Hirsch won for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie or Special, sharing the award with... »