FilmLight Announces Jury for 2022 Colour Awards

FilmLight has welcomed further high-profile creatives from across the world to complete the judging panel for the 2022 Colour Awards, which recognize the finest work from colourists using any technology platform and working in any genre. The awards deadline has also been extended, and submissions will now close to the global colourist community on 7 August 2022. “The whole process of colour correction is extremely challenging and creative,” commented K. […]

Ken Van Deest

Senior Colorist Ken Van Deest Joins Streamland Media’s Picture Shop

Streamland Media’s Picture Shop has announced that Senior Colorist Ken Van Deest will join the facility’s talented team. A respected artist with extensive credits, Van Deest brings over 25 years of finishing experience on award-winning productions to Picture Shop. Van Deest spent 13 years as a colorist for Riot, followed by a combined 13 years as a senior colorist for Encore and most recently Level 3 Post. His impressive list […]

Yana Collins Lehman

Yana Collins Lehman Promoted to CEO of Trevanna Post

Yana Collins Lehman has been promoted to CEO of Trevanna Post, the industry leader in post-production accounting, the company announced Thursday. Lehman, who previously served as President and COO, succeeds Jennifer Freed, the company’s founder, who will focus on her role as CEO of Trevanna Tracks, a developer of music licensing software. In her new position, Lehman will be responsible for the performance and operations of the company’s offices in […]

Kim Waugh

Kim Waugh, Warner Bros. Post-Production Exec, to Receive HPA Lifetime Achievement Award

Veteran studio post-production exec Kim Waugh, who serves as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Post Production Creative Services at Warner Bros. Studio Operations (WBSO), will receive the HPA Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hollywood Professional Association, it was announced Wednesday. The HPA Awards gala celebration will return to the Hollywood Legion Theater on Nov. 17, where the organization will honor technical and creative brilliance in content creation. Waugh immigrated to […]

Mark Kaplan

Post-Production Industry Veteran Mark Kaplan Joins Goldcrest Post as Executive Vice President

Veteran post-production executive Mark Kaplan is joining Goldcrest Post as Executive Vice President. The highly-regarded industry pro will be tasked with growing the facility and attracting more work from both inside and outside New York City, including Los Angeles and London. He comes aboard the facility after 20 years at Technicolor, Los Angeles (now Formosa Group), where he was Vice President of Broadcast Sales. “Mark is a dear friend, and […]

Nico Van den Bosch

Veteran VFX Supervisor/Artist Nico Van den Bosch Joins Alkemy X as Head of Pipeline

Alkemy X has brought on VFX industry veteran Nico Van den Bosch as Head of Pipeline across all of its offices. Van den Bosch brings over 20 years of experience in visual effects and 3D animation in feature films and commercials, combining an engineering and computer science background with a passion for creative problem solving and developing VFX pipeline strategies that focus on efficient workflows. His broad range of experience […]

Joshua Baca

ArsenalFX Color Promotes Joshua Baca to Chief Technology Officer

Joshua Baca, a co-founder and partner at ArsenalFX Color, is moving into a new role as Chief Technology Officer, the company announced on Monday. A 20-year industry veteran, Baca has served ArsenalFX as a finishing editor and technologist since its founding in 2012. He will now focus exclusively on managing technical operations, research, and strategy. He will oversee an expansion of remote services and other emerging technologies as well as […]

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Technicolor to Spin Off Its Creative Services, Including VFX Business

Industry leader Technicolor has announced that it will spin off its Technicolor Creative Studios, which houses its visual effects business and animation studio. Technicolor will retain a 35 percent stake in TCS, but the other 65 percent of the business will be spun off. The move will leave the French parent company with two primary lines of business — Connected Home, which provides broadband gateway boxes and set-top boxes; and DVD Services, […]

Markus Zeiler

Markus Zeiler to Leave ARRI, Expected to Join the MBS Group

After more than nine successful years at ARRI — three of which were spent as an Executive Board member — Markus Zeiler has decided to exit the company and tackle a new professional challenge as a member of the Management team for one of ARRI’s long-term customers starting on April 1. ARRI’s press release didn’t mention Zeiler’s new job, but Below the Line hears he’s heading to The MBS Group (formerly […]

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Fancy VFX Sets Up Shop at Goldcrest Post

Fancy VFX, a new visual effects studio targeting television, film and advertising projects, has launched as a sister company to Goldcrest Post. Led by veteran Executive Creative Director/Visual Effects Supervisor Randie Swanberg and Senior Flame Artist/Visual Effects Supervisor Mario Caserta, the studio offers complete solutions for the design, execution and delivery of high-caliber visual effects. Along with a physical base within Goldcrest Post’s facility in Manhattan, Fancy VFX supports a […]