Film Trailers

Video of the Day: How many projectionists does it take to change an IMAX bulb?

Freelance filmmaker John Ruddock recently released this video that shows how much work IMAX film projectionists go through to change a bulb in a 2,000 lbs projector. Shot with GoPro, the video goes behind the scenes at the Hackworth IMAX Dome Theater inside San Jose’s Tech Museum. It covers the process of a lamp change and brings you facts about the IMAX system. […]


Contenders – Directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi, Boxtrolls

Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi‘s film The Boxtrolls ends with a shot in which a long pull-out begins to reveal an animator at work around the foot-high puppets with which the film was shot. The fact that modern audiences may actually need this reminder of the almost absurd amount of effort that’s intrinsic to stop motion is an indication of how rare it is; not since Laika‘s previous film, the Oscar-nominated ParaNorman, has the technique won such widespread acclaim. […]


SMPTE to Produce Documentary on the Evolution of Motion-Imaging Technology

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, (SMPTE), is producing a documentary on the history of motion-imaging technology to celebrate the society’s centennial anniversary in 2016. SMPTE has named creative visionary Randall Dark as producer. Howard Lukk, former vice president of production technology at The Walt Disney Studios, will serve as director. Chris Kenneally, who is best known as the writer and director for the acclaimed documentary Side by […]

Art Direction

Derek McLane – From Broadway to Live Television to The Oscars

Having designed the previous two Oscar ceremonies and last year’s wildly successful live television presentation of The Sound of Music Live, Emmy and Tony Award-winning production designer Derek McLane is regularly working on multiple projects, being highly in demand for such prestigious ventures in addition to his ongoing role as one of Broadway’s top live stage designers. […]


SIM Group Acquires Toronto’s Pixel Underground

Continuing its rapid expansion, the SIM Group has acquired Toronto postproduction facility Pixel Underground and its associated companies FINI Films and stationEX. The move gives SIM Group the ability to deliver complete postproduction and media distribution services in the Toronto market. Pixel Underground is one of Ontario’s leading providers of postproduction services for television, including for such shows as Mayday (National Geographic), Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case (Discovery), Nowhere to Hide (Investigation Discovery), Food Truck Face Off (Food Network) and American Pickers (History).


Panavision Acquires Light Iron

Panavision has acquired the postproduction technology company Light Iron. The acquisition leverages the strengths of the camera rental company with the digital postproduction workflow at Light Iron. With facilities in Los Angeles and New York City, Light Iron will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Panavision, maintaining its executive leadership and talent. Light Iron’s popular Outpost mobile post systems will be available at Panavision rental facilities worldwide. “This acquisition is an opportunity […]


Contender – Composer Marco Beltrami, The Homesman

In talking about The Homesman – his third collaboration with actor/director Tommy Lee Jones – composer Marco Beltrami shared his satisfaction with their creative partnership. “I respond first off to his writing, his script, the way his mind puts things together. I respond to his quest for creativity and originality.” […]