Antenna Forges Creative Pact with Barcelona’s Custom EFX

Posted by on May 6, 2013

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 (http://www.antennacreates.com/) 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

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

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

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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