Buster Appoints Hema Mulchandani VP of Design

Buster Design, an L.A.-based motion graphics and broadcast design studio, has promoted Hema Mulchandani to vice president, design. In her new post, Mulchandani will oversee production of broadcast, branding and advertising projects, lead the Buster design team, and develop new business relationships in broadcast, consumer brand advertising and gaming. […]

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Key Dates Announced for the 84th Academy Awards

The 84th Academy Awards will be presented on Feb. 26, 2012. The ceremony will again take place at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network. A 90-minute red carpet show will immediately precede the ceremony broadcast. […]


Cinelicious Installs Scanity

Hollywood-based post house Cinelicious has acquired a Scanity film scanner from Digital Film Technology making it one of the first houses in North America to offer this technology to commercial advertising clients. Scanity is a new high dynamic range, 2K/4K electronically pin-registered scanner. […]


Union Roundup – Half-lives

Last time out, we wrote of newly-installed Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s impending budget hatchet for that state’s renowned film production subsidies – they were the most generous in the country, often coming in at 40%-plus tax credit rebate for filming in the Wolverine state. Snyder wants to cut that to a total fund of just $25 million a year, and when it’s gone, it’s gone. […]


Modus Does SUPER Work on New James Gunn Comedy

Montreal’s Modus FX recently completed visual effects for James Gunn’s SUPER, an eccentric superhero-comedy film starring Rainn Wilson as Frank D’Arbo, a.k.a. “The Crimson Bolt.” Frank is a bumbling everyday guy who fashions himself into a superhero with the hope of setting things right with his wife, who has become involved with a drug dealer. […]


NAB 2011: The Big, The Bright and The Slick

Much as I’ve sworn off greater promotion of the big guys, the big camera news for me this year was Sony’s F65 4K camera. Ok, this wasn’t exactly new news at the show, as it was known about for a while beforehand, but there were several opportunities to see what’s effectively quad HD being projected from Sony’s SXRD 4K projector. At last, the thing has a live-action picture source capable of feeding it at full resolution. […]


LipSync Sets the Scene for United

London-based LipSync Productions and LipSync Post worked closely with World Productions to produce United, a sensitive dramatization of the tragic Munich Air Crash of 1958 which will air in the U.K. on the BBC, April 24, followed by a worldwide theatrical release. […]