Mark Stasiuk, co-founder and fluid fx guru at Fusion CI Studios, has been facing tsunami-sized demands for fluid fx work these days — from commercial work, to network idents, to feature film. Fusion focuses exclusively on fluid and particle fx and as a result has become an invaluable resource for production companies and vfx houses around the world. more
Archive for November 30th, 2007
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has announced nominees in the two television categories of the 22nd Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards competition. The awards gala will be held here on January 26 at the Hollywood and Highland Grand Ballroom.
Nominees vying for top honors in the TV movie/miniseries/pilot category are Oliver Bokelberg for the RAINES pilot (NBC); David Franco for the telefilm BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE (HBO); Ben Nott, ACS for the miniseries THE COMPANY (TNT); RenÃ© Ohashi, ASC, CSC for the telefilm JESSE STONE: SEA CHANGE (CBS); and Michael Weaver for the PUSHING DAISIES pilot (ABC). more
NEW YORK, NY – When director Talia Lugacy and producer/star Rosario Dawson were searching for a soundtrack to their film Descent, they knew it would have to be as visceral and discordant as the film is dark and disturbing. Fortunately, they quickly found that Alex Moulton, founder and composer/creative director at New York’s Expansion Team, was on the same creative page.
“We talked about the film, especially the final scene, and how it should feel,” said Lugacy. “It was never going to be a traditional film score, which is why Alex was so perfect for it. Alex had some great ideas about how he would go about it, and how it needed to needed to feel – the sound of crazed thinking and haunted minds. I give him so much credit because it’s not a scene you want to watch more than once and he went it into it with a great bravery.” more
VH1â€™s Storytellers lets singers/songwriters sing, play and tell the stories behind their songs. Jay Z wanted some imagery to back him up. When the network had a last-minute need for large-scale video projector, they called on Scharff Weisberg.
Says Josh Weisberg: â€œVH-1 wanted a very large, very wide projected image to be the main backdrop behind Jay-Z. After quickly exploring screen options, the most practical alternative was to use the studio cyclorama â€“ a 28â€™ tall wall that wraps 160â€™ around a corner of the studio.” more