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.
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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."
Ad agency Carol H. Williams Advertising (CHWA) recently commissioned the VFX and post-production talent of Spy Post for a new campaign for GMC. The two spots, LUXURY BOX and STADIUM, promote the newly redesigned 2007 Yukon Denali and feature sports commentator James Brown.
As part of recent expansion efforts at Post Logic Studios, post engineering expert Merle Sharp has been appointed chief technology officer, and Tracey Grimes returns as director of sales. With these new hires, Post Logic Studios remains well positioned to build on its current success and become a model for the digital services company of tomorrow.
Relaxing in the stylish and comfortable client lounge at Pacific Soundwaves new post sound facility, it is evident how this veteran company has been able to cultivate its cool in a furiously hot industry. Their innovative 12,000 sq. ft studio embodies the critical ingredients needed to avoid the pitfalls of large-scale expansion; talented and experienced mixers, bleeding edge technology and unrivaled carte blanch client service.
Larry Birstock returns to Hollywood-based Post Logic Studios as ceo. He replaces Steve Hendricks, who served as ceo from 2005 to the present, revitalizing Post Logic as an independent post-production and digital intermediate facility. Birstock previously served as evp from 2000 to 2005.
Post Logic N.Y. has signed well-known commercial colorist Milan Boncich. Boncich has worked with some of the most prominent directors and dps in the worlds of advertising, film and visual effects. He was the longtime senior colorist at Tape House Editorial until 2002 when he joined Moving Images.
The addition of Boncich to Post Logic N.Y.s talent roster reinforces the companys ongoing commitment to the commercial market and its intention to compete for that business at the highest levels.
Leading longform post-production company Post Logic Studios has hired digital intermediate colorist Doug Delaney, who is best known for his work on the digital intermediate for THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING. As one of three colorists supervised by Peter Doyle and cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, ASC, Delaney spent more than five months in New Zealand on the meticulous color grading of the effects-laden epic.
Lori Joseph joins San Franciscobased post-production company, Spy Post, as producer, working closely with svp/exec producer Anastacia Maggioncalda to produce for the telecine, visual effects and finishing departments.
"As we continue to grow our business, it is important to provide our clients with the level of production support needed to meet their expectations," said Eric Hanson, Spy Post ceo. "Lori has a proven track record as a producer in a variety of mediums and brings great focus, energy and professionalism to our team."
Leading longform post-production company Post Logic Studios has hired marketing exec and digital intermediate producer Carrie Holecek for the newly created position of vp of business development. In her new role, Holecek will have oversight of the companys sales and marketing activities; her responsibilities will also extend to the studios digital production workflow and client relationships and services.
Post Logic Studios has hired well-respected colorist Frank Roman for its Hollywood-based DI team and vastly expanded motion picture services pipeline and infrastruture. Romans career includes a stint at pioneering DI facility Cinesite; he joins Post Logic from Laser Pacific Media Corp.
Roman recently collaborated with legendary cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC, on the 4K digital intermediate for the upcoming feature, THE BLACK DAHLIA. Roman also worked with cinematographer Shane Hurlbut on the digital intermediates for SOMETHING NEW and INTO THE BLUE.
Baraka Post Production was appointed by Miami-based advertising agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Outsider director James Rouse to provide pre-production expertise, on-site location advice, post production and 3D animation effects for a series of five commercials for Slim Jim.
This week in AWN's Forums, a high school freshman wants some advice on whether to take drawing classes over intro to animation courses.
PlasterCITY, an all-new nonlinear high-definition post house in Hollywood, recently showcased seven new HD edit suites, a 4GB HD Fibre SAN network, an HD Digital Intermediate workflow and a complete HD theater/screening room. At an open house on Oct. 6, 2005, PlasterCITY introduced its advanced non-linear 10-bit 4:4:4 RGB studio networking, enabling clients to edit, color-correct and perform all other picture post-production processes at the highest quality rate, including uncompressed codecs, for theatrical and broadcast projects.
Leading post-production boutique Post Logic Studios has hired noted feature film colorist Sheri Eisenberg for its Hollywood-based Digital Intermediate team. Eisenberg, who is proficient on Post Logics Grass Valley Spirit 4K, da Vinci 2K and Pogle, previously worked at Laser Pacific Media Corp.
Leading post-production boutique Post Logic Studios has added to its talent roster by hiring senior colorists Mike Cosola and Eric Alvarado for its Hollywood and New York digital studios, respectively. The additions come at a time when Post Logic is poised to implement a significant capital expansion of equipment and digital intermediate services.
Bill Desowitz gets ILMs Dennis Muren, Pablo Helman and Randy Dutra to divulge some of their vfx secrets for Steven Spielbergs War of the Worlds.