Gavin Barclay Joins Bling Digital

Posted by on May 23, 2013

Former “Suits”/”Covert Affairs” Co-Producer to oversee expansion of on-set/near-set post-production services.

Los Angeles—SIM Digital has appointed veteran television producer Gavin Barclay as Vice President of its Bling Digital unit. Barclay, whose television credits include such shows as Suits, Covert Affairs, Nip/Tuck and Knight Rider, will oversee the expansion of Bling’s on-set and near-set post-production services, which include solutions for dailies processing, color grading, offline Avid rentals, online editorial and other operations. He will have both operational and client services responsibilities.

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SIM Digital to Demonstrate End-to-End Workflow Solutions at Cine Gear

Posted by on May 22, 2013

After Party set for June 1st at SIM Digital Hollywood.

Los Angeles—SIM Digital, one of the leading suppliers of digital production equipment and post production services in North America, will be a major exhibitor at the 2013 Cine Gear Expo May 31st through June 1st at The Studios at Paramount in Los Angeles. Showcasing its breadth of services, SIM Digital will be demonstrating leading edge solutions for every aspect of feature, television and advertising production, from the camera lens to the screen.

SIM Digital will also host a Cine Gear After Party on June 1st beginning at 4:00 p.m. at its newly-remodeled offices located at 738 N. Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood, just a ten minute walk from Paramount Studios. In addition to food, drinks and live music, the event will feature a fully-functional, end-to-end workflow demonstration.  The workflow will be similar to one the SIM Digital is currently maintaining for the television series Hell on Wheels. The party is co-sponsored by Fujinon, Shape, Pro K Solutions, ALT Systems, Rosco Laboratories, Tecads and Zeiss.

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

Posted by on Dec 19, 2012

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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Colorworks Applies its Touch to “Fresh Guacamole”

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012

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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Hula Post Production Travels the Globe to Serve “Life of Pi”

Posted by on Nov 28, 2012

Supplies editorial to Ang Lee’s 3D production while shooting in India, Taiwan and Canada.                      

HOLLYWOOD— In a project that spanned nearly four years and half the globe, Hula Post Production supplied editorial systems and support for Life of Pi¸ the new 3D film from 20th Century Fox and director Ang Lee. One of the industry’s leading suppliers of editorial systems for film and television production, Hula Post Production set up and maintained editorial operations in Taiwan, India, Canada, New York and Los Angeles.

With Life of Pi, Mr. Lee (Brokeback Mountain; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) creates a groundbreaking movie event about a young man who survives a disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery.  While cast away, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with another survivor…a fearsome Bengal tiger.

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Robert Zimmerman Joins Filmworkers Nashville as Executive Producer

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012

Kenny Barrickman returns as producer; facility launches new growth effort that includes the addition of a “virtual” editing room.

NASHVILLE—Filmworkers, a leading independent provider of post-production services for advertising, film, television and music videos, has appointed Robert Zimmerman as executive producer of its facility in Nashville. Zimmerman has more than 20 years of experience as a producer of commercials, music videos and corporate media. He will oversee all aspects of Filmworkers operations in Nashville and will initially focus on expanding the facility and growing is customer base.

“Rob Zimmerman enjoys wide respect among advertising agencies and production companies in Nashville and throughout the region,” said Filmworkers president Reid Brody. “Our clients will benefit greatly from his experience and insights as a producer in planningtheir projects. We are very excited to have him as a member of our team.”

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Hollywood’s New Wave Entertainment Upgrades Post-Production Operations with Baselight

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012

LONDON—New Wave Entertainment, Hollywood’s premier entertainment marketing company, has enhanced its post-production operations through the purchase of a Baselight TWO colour grading system from FilmLight. New Wave plans to use its new Baselight primarily for grading television spots promoting new feature film releases. The company has already used the system on campaigns for Hotel Transylvania, Looper, Skyfall and several other films.

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