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Prime Profile: Light Iron

From the day StudioDaily Prime Award winner Light Iron opened its doors in 2009, the post-production facility has been an unabashed trailblazer. The same can be said of its co-founder, Michael Cioni, whose prescient and clear vision of a file-based future … more »

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How Elysium’s 4K DI Integrated Editorial and VFX

Director Neill Blomkamp made his mark on the movies with 2009's District 9, a VFX-heavy science-fiction allegory anchored by its distinctive South African setting and naturalistic visual approach. Hailed by critics and audiences as a thoughtful and original take on … more »

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Colorflow Opens 7500-Square-Foot Berkeley Facility

Color-grading facility Colorflow opened a new 7500-square-foot studio with three grading and finishing suites and a DCI-compliant 22-seat DI theater at the Saul Zaentz Media Center in Berkeley, CA. The main DI-grading theater was originally built as the Jacobs Theatre. … more »

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Color-Grading Without the Color for Frankenweenie

Frankenweenie, which opens tomorrow in U.S. theaters, is in some ways old-fashioned. Shot in color but released in black and white, and animated using stop-motion figures, the film about a boy, Victor Frankenstein, and his (undead) dog actually has its … more »

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Getting the Right Color for Comedy in 21 Jump Street

21 Jump Street may be a comedy, but it doesn’t look like one. On the contrary, much of the film more closely resembles the gritty, streetwise cop dramas it pokes fun at. That was a deliberate choice by directors Phil … more »

Lowry’s Legacy: Toward a More Detailed Image

This Saturday, film restoration pioneer John Lowry was to receive a long overdue Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the annual ceremony that precedes the Oscars. Word came last week, however, that … more »

Colorist Lou Levinson on Restoring (and, Sometimes, Re-Thinking) Movies with the Baselight

Last week at NAB, Laser Pacific colorist Lou Levinson dropped by Filmlight’s demo room to show reporters a quick look at his work digitally restoring two popular titles on the super-powered Baselight color-grading system — director Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private … more »

The 4th Hollywood Post Alliance Awards

For the fourth time, the HPA held its annual Awards event at the Skirball Center in the Santa Monica mountains above Los Angeles. Having attended all of the HPA Awards events, I can say without reservation that the event has … more »

The Ugly Truth: DI at Company 3

The Ugly Truth, the movie starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler, was directed by Robert Luketic and shot by Russell Carpenter, ASC, with 35mm film–and a little bit of the RED One. DI artist Siggy Ferstl created the Digital Intermediate … more »

Crank High Voltage: the DI at Company 3

Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor  have a reputation for being…shall we say, extreme. The thrills of Crank just got revved up with Crank High Voltage, set to be released today (April 17). It won’t disappoint, says Company 3 senior DI … more »