Technicolor – PostWorks’ Tim Stipan Applies the Finishing Touch to Indie Drama “Disconnect”

Posted by on May 13, 2013

NEW YORK—Disconnect, the new drama from LD Entertainment and director Henry Alex Rubin, weaves three loosely related narrative lines, each of which relates to the internet and the way it is affecting human relationships. The protagonists of its three plot lines include a TV news reporter investigating porn chat sites, a lawyer whose 15-year-old son is victimized by his skater buddies, and an interracial couple who turn to on-line grief consoling to cope with the death of their baby.

Post-production was completed at Technicolor – PostWorks in New York, where the work ran the gamut from dailies processing through DI Colorist Tim Stipan (Moonrise Kingdom, Black Swan) applied the final grade, working alongside Rubin and cinematographer Ken Seng.

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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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Filmworkers and Creative Partners Extend Reach in Feature Films

Posted by on Oct 17, 2012

Post house teams with design studio Vitamin and editorial company Treehouse for the comedy feature “Johnson”

CHICAGO—Over the past few years, Filmworkers has been building a network of creative services companies as a way of better serving its advertising clients. Now, the fruits of those efforts are beginning to show up at the local multiplex.

Filmworkers is slated to provide visual effects, color grading and other post production services for Johnson, an independent comedy shooting in Chicago this month.  Its affiliate, the design and production studio Vitamin will create the film’s titles. Johnson will be edited by Peter Tarter, whose newly-launched editorial studio Treehouse is adjacent to Filmworkers’ facility in Dallas.

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Vitamin’s “Other” Wins “Best Short” at Elvira’s Horror Hunt

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012

Horror short to screen this month at Hollywood’s Vista Theatre and at Stan Lee’s Comikaze.

CHICAGO— Continuing to pile up awards and attract rave reviews on the film festival circuit, OTHER, the short film from director Daniel DelPurgatorio and Chicago production studio Vitamin, was named Best Short at Elvira’s Horror Hunt, a horror film festival and competition held this past weekend in Indianapolis.  OTHER also took home Best Director-Short, Best Screenplay and Best Score.

Along with winning top honors, OTHER will be featured at a special red-carpet screening at the historic Vista Theatre in Hollywood on September 13th presented by horror icons Elvira and Peaches Christ. To round out the weekend, OTHER will also be included in Stan Lee’s Comikaze, a comic, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and pop-culture convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center on September 14-16th.

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Posted by on Aug 28, 2012

Los Angeles International Short Film Festival (LA Shorts Fest) Announces 2012 Line-up

LA Shorts Fest to Showcase Films Featuring Jake Gyllenhaal, Shia LaBeouf, Giovanni Ribisi, Jon Heder, Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman, James Cromwell  and Shorts Directed by Shia LaBeouf, Ricky Gervais, Louis D’Esposito and Luke Scott

Los Angeles, CA–The Los Angeles International Short Film Festival (LA Shorts Fest), now in its 16th year, today announces its 2012 lineup, comprising some 250 short films selected from more than 1000 worldwide entries. Representing the work of filmmakers from 23 countries and featuring star-studded casts, the selected films will screen in 38 themed programs, September 6-13, at the Laemmle NoHo 7 Theaters in North Hollywood.  The complete line-up is posted www.LAshortsFest.com

“This year’s lineup is our strongest and most diverse ever,” said Executive Director Robert Arentz. “It features a balance between Hollywood films with familiar faces and independent films from new and emerging talents who represent the heart and spirit of our festival.”

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UnitZeroVFX Producing VFX for “The Quiet Ones”

Posted by on Jun 18, 2012

 Boutique visual effects provider embarks on first feature film project for Hammer, an Exclusive Media company, and TPSC Films.

HOLLYWOOD—UnitZeroVFX, a division of the award-winning studio The Traveling Picture Show Company, announced today that it will serve as sole visual effects provider for Hammer’s The Quiet Ones, a supernatural thriller directed by John Pogue (Quarantine 2: Terminal) and starring Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, ‘Mad Men’), Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) Erin Richards (‘Breaking In’, ‘Being Human’), Olivia Cooke (‘The Secret of Crickley Hall’, ‘The Fuse’) and West-End theater actor Rory Fleck-Byrne. The film is produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit through the Gift Shop) and Ben Holden in association with TPSC Films.

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Technicolor – PostWorks Posts Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom”

Posted by on Jun 11, 2012

NEW YORK—  Technicolor – PostWorks New York, a Slate Media Group company, provided an array of film laboratory and digital post production services for Moonrise Kingdom, the new motion picture from Focus Features and director Wes Anderson that opens the Cannes International Film Festival. The facility handled film processing, dailies production, digital intermediate color grading. DCP production and film recording were done at Technicolor, Los Angeles.

Moonrise Kingdom, set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, tells the story of two 12-year-olds (screen newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward) who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman and Bob Balaban star in the film, which Focus Features releases beginning May 25.

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