Antenna Forges Creative Pact with Barcelona’s Custom EFX

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Antenna News | No Comments

Studios plan to collaborate on advertising projects originating in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere.

Los Angeles—Seeking to extend its global footprint and add some European flair to its creative offerings, multi-platform content creation company Antenna ( has forged a strategic alliance with Barcelona-based Custom EFX. The agreement provides Antenna with access to the talent and resources of one of Europe’s top boutique providers of visual effects, animation and post-production services, with a client list that includes some of the world’s best known brands. Custom EFX secures access to the U.S. market via a well-established production services provider with a strong, national sales network. It will also have the opportunity to market Antenna’s services in Europe.

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SIM Digital Acquires Canada’s PS Production Services

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in SIM Digital News | No Comments

Los Angeles—SIM Digital, one of the leading suppliers of digital production equipment and post production services in North America, today announced that it has acquired PS Production Services Ltd, one of Canada’s largest rental houses for lighting, grip, generators, digital cameras and dolly equipment.  The move is the latest in a series of acquisitions by SIM Digital and is part of an ongoing global strategy to be the most comprehensive provider of motion picture and television services in North America.

Founded by the late Doug Dales in 1972, PS Production Services serves U.S. and Canadian motion picture and television producers through offices in Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax and has more than 130 employees.  Since Dales’ untimely death in 2010, the company has built on his legacy and continued to experience significant growth.

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MTI Film Adds XAVC Support to Cortex

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in MTI Film News | No Comments

HOLLYWOOD—MTI Film today announces that its Cortex product line now includes full support for Sony’s recently-developed XAVC recording format. XAVC is included in Cortex::Control Dailies DP, Pro, Studio and Ultimate editions and in the Stream, Pro, Studio and Ultimate editions of Cortex::Convey. Support for Sony RAW and SR Master formats is already included in all Cortex editions including the FREE edition of Cortex::Control Dailies.

Sony’s XAVC format, which is H.264 based, is a dedicated 4K format developed to foster 4K production in areas beyond feature films, including television, documentaries and commercials. The format provides a cost efficient digital imaging eco-system for 4K and high frame rate content. Sony’s F55 and F5 cameras include the XAVC codec.

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Technicolor – PostWorks New York Prepares “Bluebird”, “Coach” for Tribeca Premieres

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Slate Media Group News | No Comments

Sam Daley grades indie drama for first-time helmer Lance Edmands; plus Best Documentary Short winner “Coach.”               

NEW YORK— Technicolor-PostWorks New York recently provided a package of post-production services for two films that made their world premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival:  Bluebird, an independent feature from first-time director Lance Edmands that was featured in the festival’s World Narrative slate, and Bess Kargman’s Coach, which took top honors as Best Documentary Short.

A drama set in a small Maine logging town, Bluebird stars Amy Morton, Margo Martindale, John Slattery (Mad Men), Louisa Krause, Adam Driver (Girls) and Emily Meade. The film was shot on 35mm film. During production, original camera negative was sent from the shooting location in rural Maine to The New York Lab for processing. Dailies and editorial media were then prepared at the Technicolor – PostWorks facility in the West Village. Services included dailies processing and final color grading.

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Filmworkers Nashville Applies Finishing Touches to Faith Hill’s “American Heart”

Posted by on Dec 19, 2012 in Filmworkers News | No Comments

Adam Little edits and Jimmy Cadenas grades new video directed by Trey Fanjoy.

NASHVILLE— Filmworkers provided editorial, color grading and other post-production services for American Heart, the new music video from country music superstar Faith Hill. Adam Little edited the video, which includes a dance duet between Hill and 10-year-old sensation T.J. Jones. Working simultaneously with Little, colorist Jimmy Cadenas performed color grading, applying the final polish to the video’s rich, playful, All-American look.

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The Ant Farm Names Doug Brandt CEO

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Ant Farm News | No Comments

Los Angeles – The Ant Farm, a leading entertainment-advertising agency, today announced the appointment of Doug Brandt to Chief Executive Officer/Creative Director, effective January 1, 2013.

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Colorworks Applies its Touch to “Fresh Guacamole”

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in Sony Pictures News | No Comments

Colorworks Applies its Touch to “Fresh Guacamole”

DI facility provides theatrical mastering services to animated short that has been short-listed for an Academy Award.

Culver City, Calif.—December 10, 2012— Colorworks recently provided post production services for Fresh Guacamole, an animated short from writer/director PES that was recently short-listed for Academy Award consideration. The facility performed color grading and DCP mastering so that the short film could be screened in theaters as part of the qualifying process for Academy Award consideration.

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Madheart Jan Gleie Captures the Holiday Spirit for Hallmark

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in Madheart News | No Comments

LOS ANGELES—December 10, 2012—In his latest contribution for Hallmark, Madheart’s Jan Gleie has directed a spot that captures the spirit of the holidays through a series of disarmingly simple vignettes in which people express their desire to connect with family and friends. It’s part of an ongoing campaign for the brand, out of Leo Burnett, Chicago, employing the theme “Tell Me” and showing how a Hallmark card can satisfy basic human emotional needs.

The spot is composed of a series of artfully crafted portraits in which the subject speaks directly to the camera as if to a loved one of his or her desire for connection. “Tell me that I did a good job.” “…that our traditions matter.” “Tell me you love me for who I am.”

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Sonixphere Connects INNOCEAN’s Body of Work with Cutting Edge Tracks

Posted by on Dec 3, 2012 in Sonixphere News | No Comments

Sonixphere, a global resource for everything connected to music and sound, was tapped by INNOCEAN USA Executive Creative Director Greg Braun to create the soundtrack for the agency’s high velocity, 360 branding video to be featured on the agency’s newly updated website.

Sonixphere was charged with the task of sonically tying many disparate images in edits lifted from a montage of TV spots, long form, online video, events, social, mobile and branded content created for INNOCEAN client Hyundai into a riveting brand identity video with maximum impact. They achieved this through an edgy dub step soundtrack that complements the razor-sharp editing and transforms nine separate car commercials into a dazzling consumer lifestyle and cultural statement.

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Foley Artist John Roesch to Receive MPSE Career Achievement Award

Posted by on Dec 3, 2012 in MPSE News | No Comments

Foley Artist John Roesch to Receive MPSE Career Achievement Award

Los Angeles—December 3, 2012—The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces that veteran Foley artist John Roesch will be the recipient of its 2013 Career Achievement Award to be presented at the 60th MPSE Golden Reel Awards on February 17, 2013 in Los Angeles. Roesch has contributed to more than 400 films in an illustrious career spanning more than three decades. His credits include this past summer’s blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises as well as its predecessor The Dark Knight, all three films in the Matrix trilogy and Inception.

“John Roesch is an outstanding craftsman,” said MPSE president Bobbi Banks. “As a Foley artist, John’s art is so subtle that movie-goers may not recognize it, and yet it is an essential element in creating the environment, atmosphere and mood of films. Even after 30 years, he continues to innovate and push the boundaries of his craft. The MPSE takes great pride in saluting his work and career.” Roesch is the first Foley artist to receive the MPSE Career Achievement Award.

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