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Animation Spotlight: The Summit of the Gods Director Patrick Imbert

November 29, 2021 | By
Animation Spotlight: <em>The Summit of the Gods</em> Director Patrick Imbert

While the United States has more than its fair share of animation studios making big-budget CG feature films, France has long had a rich history for animation that’s often as much or more about the art as it is about the commerce. Patrick Imbert’s The Summit of the Gods is one of those great... »

BB&S Lighting Introduces Compact Bicolor Fresnel (CFL) Light

November 29, 2021 | By
BB&S Lighting Introduces Compact Bicolor Fresnel (CFL) Light

BB&S Lighting of Denmark has added the Compact Bicolor Fresnel (CFL) to its family of Compact Beamlight LED studio fixtures. The smallest footprint (5.5-in/14cm) Fresnel on the market, it draws just 38W and outputs over 2400 lumens at 96 TLCI (tunable from 2700 to 5600°K). New CFL features a genuine curved glass 90mm Fresnel lens that... »

Director Series: Filmmaker Johannes Roberts Reinvents Resident Evil with a Faithful-to-Game Prequel 

November 23, 2021 | By
Director Series: Filmmaker Johannes Roberts Reinvents <em>Resident Evil</em> with a Faithful-to-Game Prequel 

After directing the shark movies, 47 Meters Down and its sequel, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, filmmaker Johannes Roberts had to figure out what to do next. Although Sony Pictures and Screen Gems had already made six Resident Evil movies with Paul WS Anderson, Roberts came upon a way of rebooting the franchise with the... »

Register for the SMPTE Virtual Awards Gala on Nov. 30 & Dec. 1

November 23, 2021 | By
Register for the SMPTE Virtual Awards Gala on Nov. 30 & Dec. 1

SMPTE has announced that its virtual SMPTE Awards Gala ceremony will be taking place across two days on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, and you can register to attend this year’s event for FREE! According to the press release, “We will honor industry luminaries and next-generation leaders at the SMPTE Awards Gala, a virtual event taking... »

Butter Music and Sound Europe Signs Dennis de Rochemont as Creative Producer

November 22, 2021 | By
Butter Music and Sound Europe Signs Dennis de Rochemont as Creative Producer

BUTTER Music and Sound Europe has signed Dennis de Rochemont as Creative Producer. A former BUTTER intern and Apple corporation alum, de Rochemont will bring his film and advertising audio expertise for powerhouse brands to the studio, elevating the global reach created by BUTTER with the launch of their European studio in 2021. He will... »

Exclusive: The Crow DP Dariusz Wolski Shares Thoughts on Rust Shooting

November 22, 2021 | By
Exclusive: <em>The Crow</em> DP Dariusz Wolski Shares Thoughts on <em>Rust</em> Shooting

Over the past month, there’s been a lot of discussion about the preventable death of DP Halyna Hutchins on the set of the indie Western, Rust, when a gun in the hands of actor and producer Alec Baldwin went off, killing her and wounding director, Joel Souza. There’s been a lot of discussion and... »

Netflix Buys Scanline VFX

November 22, 2021 | By
Netflix Buys Scanline VFX

Netflix has bought visual effects studio, Scanline VFX, which has provided visual effects for most of the biggest movies of the year, including Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Godzilla vs. Kong, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Free Guy, and many others. More importantly, Scanline worked on scenes for Netflix’s current sci-fi action series, Cowboy Bebop, as well as did... »

She Paradise Director Maya Cozier Relates The Experiences Of Real Caribbean Women for Debut Film

November 22, 2021 | By
<em>She Paradise</em> Director Maya Cozier Relates The Experiences Of Real Caribbean Women for Debut Film

The women of Trinidad, who use dance as an escape from their lackluster lives at home, are the subject of She Paradise, the debut feature film from Maya Cozier. At the heart of the story is Sparkle, who sees soca dancing as a way out of her dreary existence at home and into a... »

Visual Effects Society Bestows Honors Upon Cinema’s Legendary Craftspeople

November 22, 2021 | By
Visual Effects Society Bestows Honors Upon Cinema’s Legendary Craftspeople

In a lavish November 2 ceremony and after-party at the Skirball Cultural Center in the Santa Monica Mountains, the Los Angeles-based Visual Effects Society (VES) offered top recognitions to a group of heralded craftspeople who have been responsible for unprecedented success in the overall cinematic field. While the VES—established in 1997—offered honorary memberships to... »

Star Trek Scenic Artists Michael & Denise Okuda to Receive ADG Lifetime Achievement Award

November 22, 2021 | By
<em>Star Trek</em> Scenic Artists Michael & Denise Okuda to Receive ADG Lifetime Achievement Award

Scenic Artists Michael and Denise Okuda, best known for their creative designs for the Star Trek franchise and other iconic space adventure productions, will receive the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) Lifetime Achievement Award from the Scenic, Title & Graphic Artists (STG), at the 26th Annual ADG Awards. The Awards ceremony, set... »