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January 6, 2012, 7:58 am
VAN NUYS, CA -- Avid made a major sale of its Media Composer 6 and Symphony 6 to Bunim/Murray Productions, the producer of numerous reality TV shows, including Keeping Up With The Kardashians and Real World. The company was previously a Final Cut Pro house, but senior vice president of post production Mark Raudonis says Avid's NLE better meet the company's post needs.
November 13, 2017, 6:04 pm
STUDIO CITY, CA — The Motion Picture Sound Editors (mpse.org) have announced that they will present sound designer/sound recordist John Paul Fasal with its 2018 MPSE Career Achievement Award. A 30-year veteran of the sound industry, Fasal has contributed to more than 150 motion pictures and is best known for his groundbreaking work in field recording. Among his many credits are Top Gun, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Interstellar, The Dark Knight, American Sniper and ...
November 10, 2017, 1:16 pm
LOS ANGELES — Twenty-six features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 90th Academy Awards. Nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 23rd, and the 90th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 4th.
November 8, 2017, 2:54 pm
DALLAS — Lucky Post (www.lucky-post.com) has added senior Flame artist Dan Margules to its team. He’s known for his work on such projects as Lego Batmanfor Sky, Gold Bond’s Shaq Wisdom, Canada Dry’s Busy, and the Prey game trailer. Margules has also contributed to groundbreaking 360VR experiences for the Oscar-winning film The Arrival, and the Shinola Factory Tour.
November 7, 2017, 10:38 am
LONDON — Framestore reunited with Marvel Studios to deliver the climactic final act of Thor: Ragnarok, producing 459 shots of heavy-duty VFX and a host of fully-CG characters. The film was directed by New Zealand comic filmmaker Taika Waititi, whose credits include What We Do In The Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople.
November 7, 2017, 10:37 am
NORTHAMPTON, UK — Edit8 (edit8.com) transcriber is a new app that uses Google Speech recognition to analyze and transcribe footage in a way that makes it accessible via Avid and Premiere. The tool basically creates clip markers, which make the whole process of finding the right sentence in hours of footage much easier, allowing editors to focus on building the story instead of wasting time looking for certain spoken sentences.
November 7, 2017, 5:39 am
TOKYO — Wacom (www.wacom.com) has introducd the Wacom Pro Pen 3D, a new digital pen that is designed for use on the company’s MobileStudio Pro, Cintiq Pro or 2017 Intuos Pro pen tablet. The pen’s new third button provides additional control options for 3D programs and applications.
November 6, 2017, 2:33 pm
ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA — Rising Sun Pictures (rsp.com.au) created more than 170 final visual effects shots for Thor: Ragnarok¸ the new film from Marvel Studios. Working under the supervision of director Taika Waititi, production visual effects supervisor Jake Morrison and production visual effects producer Cyndi Ochs, RSP’s team spent more than 18 months helping to craft some of the film’s most memorable, creative and technically challenging scenes.
November 6, 2017, 11:47 am
HOLLYWOOD — The Emmy Awards are famous for their celebration of glamorous stars and the art of television excellence, but they also celebrate the science behind that art, and are often the unsung heroes behind all the technical advances that make that art possible. On October 25th, the Television Academy held its 69th Engineering Emmy Awards Show honoring an individual, company or organization for developments in broadcast technology. Kirsten Vangsness, star of the critically acclaimed CBS...
November 1, 2017, 12:57 pm
LOS ANGELES — Visual effects studio FuseFX has appointed Jim Rygiel executive visual effects supervisor. He is a three-time Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor who has supervised a wide range of tent pole features, including The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Godzilla, Spiderman (2011), and Night at the Museum, among others. Prior to his tenure as an independent supervisor, he helped found Boss Films Digital, one of the original and iconic visual effects facilities in Lo...
October 26, 2017, 4:39 pm
STUDIO CITY, CA — The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will honor Kathryn Bigelow with its annual Filmmaker Award. The director of films such as Detroit, Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker is being recognized for her outstanding contributions to the art of cinema. She will receive the award at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards ceremony on February 18th in Los Angeles.
Gordon sits down with Alan Baumgarten and Josh Schaeffer to discuss their Eddie nominated work on the film Molly's Game.
Tom Cross and Gordon Burkell sit down to discuss the editing of Hostiles and how to work with footage to affect the pacing an ...
Gordon Burkell interviews Paul Machliss about timing and editing Baby Driver.
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