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AJA Video is half-way through a global tour to show off its award-winning Ki Pro portable device that bridges the gap between production and post. The Grass Valley, California-based manufacturer (which will soon have a new 70,000 square foot facility) was in L.A. yesterday at Gnomon and met with media on Tuesday.
"It's everything AJA has done in one box," suggests AJA President Nick Rashby. "It's a new way of thinking about post."
Executives from major motion picture studios and other buyers of post production services will offer advice on how to win their business in a lunch-time panel discussion hosted by the Hollywood Post Alliance's Sales Career Resource Group (SCRG), Wednesday, June 17th, at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.
Press Release from Crawford Post Productions
Jim Bowhall returns to Crawford Post Production as creative director. Leading a team of artists, he collaborates with clients to develop storyboards and cultivate ideas while working on agency, corporate and broadcast projects. Jim is an award-winning editor, compositor, motion graphics designer and 3D animator. High-profile work includes The Coca-Cola Company, The Weather Channel, Krystal, GA Lottery, Yamaha, The National Geographic Channel and many others.
Press Release from SGO and Brighton TV
28 May 2009, Brighton, UK -- SGO, a leading European developer of high-end solutions for the post production and broadcast industries, and Brighton TV, a leading UK facilities house, are pleased to announce they have formed a partnership to develop SGO Mistika's 3D stereoscopic capabilities. Brighton TV is highly experienced in filming and post producing 3D stereoscopic content and has recently completed a number of high profile projects.
Press Release from MPC
Brett Foraker has directed RANGE UNVEILED, Toyota's latest commercial which uses a classical cloth illusion to uncover each model in Toyota's line. MPC provided the post including extensive cloth simulation for the ad which was produced by Ciaran Bennett at CHI and Partners and Annabel Ridley at RSA.
Using a classic illusion with a modern twist, this film executes the ultimate sleight of hand as the viewer witnesses Toyota's range unveiled by the simple act of pulling on a piece of cloth.
Post-production facility Post Logic Studios, a division of Prime Focus Group, have expanded their film and television restoration services. The company has been managing restoration work for titles such as HONDO and THE RULES OF THE GAME from their Hollywood facility, and has more than tripled its capacity for restoration work through its relationship with Prime Focus in Goa, India. Restoration projects are still managed and completed at Post Logic in Hollywood, however clients now have the cost-effective option of having film clean-up handled in India.
Post-production facility Post Logic Studios, a division of Prime Focus Group, has hired colorist Craig Budrick. Budrick is an industry veteran with nearly two decades' experience as a colorist. He joins Post Logic from Technicolor, where for the last two years he worked on remastering feature film projects for Blu-ray, including AIRPLANE, WAYNE'S WORLD and PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES.
Nickelodeon is launching a brand-new pop culture online dashboard for kids with UPickDaily.com, an online home base for kids to share, vote, poll and post about what they are buzzing about at school or on the playground. UPickDaily.com allows kids to be their own content providers, programming directors, distributors and news aggregators around topics such as television, movies, music, gaming, celebrities, sports, the web, and more.
Thursday evening, the Hollywood Post Alliance 2008 Awards were handed out, including editing wins for THE DARK KNIGHT, color grading for IRON MAN and audio post for WALL-E.
Per VARIETY, the HPA calendar ends early, meaning 2007 holiday releases are included with features released through summer 2008.
Elizabeth Daly, dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, was presented the first Charles S. Swartz Award that recognizes "broad and lasting contributions that have advanced and/or provided some unique purpose to the field of Post Production."
Digital Video Expo is a professional video technology event focused exclusively on production, post production, delivery and business strategies.
Created for the videographer, cinematographer, director, producer, camera operator, editor, post supervisor, sound editor, motion graphics designer, web video producer, corporate video producer or documentary filmmaker -- or if you play any role, big or small, in the rapidly evolving content-creation technology field.
Crawford Post Production, a service area of Crawford Communications, Inc. and largest post production operation in the southeast U.S., hires Carol Ashley as senior vfx designer. Ashley came to Crawford from Los Angeles, where she was involved with the creative process on feature films and TV for nearly 20 years.
She has worked with DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks and most recently for Technicolor Interactive as art director. Her career began with the California Raisin commercials as animator and character designer on the award-winning campaign.
Alasdair MacCuish has been promoted to the position of Managing Director at LipSync Post, after five years as Head of Digital Film at the company.
Jon Diamond, Managing Director of The LipSync Group, said, "I am confident that Alasdair will bring a lot to this role. He has plenty of ideas and enthusiasm to contribute to our future, and help make the services we offer even better in terms of technical excellence and customer service."
Atlanta, Georgia-based Crawford Post Production, a service area of Crawford Communications, Inc. and the largest post production operation in the southeastern U.S., has full Blu-ray Disc authoring capabilities for corporate, commercial and entertainment titles.
It's a very busy week at VFXWORLD: Ellen Wolff speaks with Rhythm & Hues Lead Animator Michael Holzl about re-imagining THE INCREDIBLE HULK; Tara Bennett discovers from VFX Supervisor Joe Bauer how they pulled off lots of vfx for GET SMART; Tom McLean provides a little music video sampling (highlighted by the acclaimed WONDERLUST with Bjork); Eric Post highlights a few noteworthy tools being used this summer; and Alain Bielik goes behind-the-scenes of WANTED.
Concrete, one of the leading high-end postproduction facilities based in London's Soho neighborhood, announced the appointment of Martin Price this month.
He will be responsible for the research and development of new markets and will also help to further build the Concrete brand with the aim of growing and expanding the business.
Stephen Moore, Aardman Animations' head of features/COO, has ankled his post now that his two-year contract is up, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Aardman co-founder David Sproxton will take over Moore's role in the company.
The former 20th Century Fox president of international was hired in January 2006 to help conclude Aardman's distribution deal with DreamWorks and secure a new agreement. In April 2007, Moore sealed an exclusive three-year, first-look deal with Sony Pictures.
Moore will move on to work on several projects he has in development.
This week in AWN's Forums, a senior member wants to know if others have heard of Silverlight, a rival to Adobe's Flash. There's a post for well wishes to James Davis, who suffered a stroke earlier in the year. There's an Educator's post on the importance of life drawing. Others are giving their thoughts on ENCHANTED, while other members are talking about PERSEPOLIS. A student has questions about what to include in a portfolio. Others are continuing to add to the discussions on what is the best animated short and animated feature of all time.
London-based LipSync Post has hired industry vet Andrew Morley as its new Head of 3D/VFX Supervisor. Morley's appointment further strengthens LipSync's film post-production services, following its recent 500,000 GPD investment in new state-of-the-art vfx facilities in Wardour Street.
Post Logic Studios recently wrapped a slate of post and DI services for Dimension Films' HALLOWEEN. Writer and director Rob Zombie and the post-production team completed film dailies, editing, 2D effects and DI for the film all at Post Logic.
Traktor has directed MAIL ON SUNDAY'S new theatrical commercial for the weekly newspaper supplements YOU/LIVE MAGAZINE. The ad agency was BBH London and the post work was carried out at MPC. The comical ad, titled "Battle," centers around a GLADIATOR style battle scene appropriately set in the same location as the field seen in the opening sequence of the movie. The fight takes place between an army of men on one side and women on the other.
Post Logic Studios has appointed Peter Bavaro to the post of exec director, sales and marketing.
"It's great to have Peter on board with us," said Larry Birstock, ceo, Post Logic Studios. "Peter's depth of production experience will be an invaluable asset in supporting our growth strategy. Post Logic Studios continues to be well positioned to build on its present success and become recognized as one of the industry's most creative, professional and highest-quality providers of visual effects, post-production and DI for film and televisions projects."