Archive for October 2nd, 2009

Luma Pictures Re-Teamed with Oscar winners Joel & Ethan Coen for A Serious Man

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Film’s Sole VFX Supplier, Studio Delivers 100 Shots Including 3D Village and Panoramic 3D Matte Paintings
LOS ANGELES—Luma Pictures was the sole visual effects provider for Focus Features’ A Serious Man, the new film from Academy Award-winners Joel and Ethan Coen, opening in select cities beginning October 2nd and expanding throughout October. Luma delivered nearly 100 shots for the film, its third project with the Coen Brothers; the studio produced more than 60 visual effects shots for the Coens’ 2007 movie ’ No Country for Old Men, which won the Best Picture Oscar, and also contributed to their 2008 hit Burn After Reading. more

Peepshow Announces New Hire: Welcomes Richard Mettler, Editor

r_mettler.jpgRenowned freelance film editor, Richard Mettler has joined London and New York post house, Peepshow Post Productions.

Born and raised in Paris, Richard has immersed himself in pop culture, art and music from young age, working as a musician and a record producer. He moved to New York in 1994 where he first collaborated with recording studios and further developed new business ventures within the film and advertising industries. It was Richard’s vocation for sound and interest in film and visuals that sparked his passion for the art of film editing resulting in a successful and vibrant editing career. more

FIREFLIES WEST IGNITES KICK OFF RIDE ON OCTOBER 9, 2009

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On October 9th 2009, a group of film directors, film production and advertising executives will set off on their bikes for a six-day cycle from San Francisco to Los Angeles in the inaugural “Fireflies West” ride. A sister-ride to the annual 1000 KM event in the French Alps, Fireflies West hopes to raise event awareness with the goal of fundraising for the Leukemia charity, Leuka (http://www.leuka.org.uk). more

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LAWO ANNOUNCES VERSION 4.6 SOFTWARE FOR MC² SERIES CONSOLES AND NOVA 73HD ROUTER

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada – October 2, 2009 … Lawo, recognized globally as a leading manufacturer of digital audio networking and console systems for production, post production, broadcast, and related applications, is pleased to announce the new Version 4.6 software release for the company’s mc² Series production consoles, which includes the flagship mc²90, mc²66, and mc²56, along with the company’s Nova 73HD routing system. The new V4.6 operating system software introduces numerous new features and advancements designed to streamline workflow, with two primary areas of emphasis: (1) Dynamic Automation enhancement, including Trim and TC-Editing features and (2) a sophisticated Offline preparation and Online assistance tool. Lawo will showcase the software during the upcoming AES show in New York – AES Booth #637. more

Broadcast Pix Names Russell Whittaker Senior Vice President, Promotes Arco Groenenberg to Vice President of Sales

Company Also Opens South America Office in Brazil

(Billerica, Massachusetts) October 2, 2009. Broadcast Pixâ„¢ has named company co-founder Russell Whittaker Senior Vice President, and has promoted Arco Groenenberg to Vice President of Sales. Whittaker had been serving as Vice President of Sales for the company, while Groenenberg had been Director of Sales, Americas and Asia. Broadcast Pix is also announcing the opening of its new sales office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. more

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BrightDrive Media Recording Chosen by The Gate, Lebanon, for New Digital Post and DI Data Infrastructure

Bright Systems, Inc., developer of disk recording and data infrastructure technology, has announced that The Gate, Lebanon’s principal post facility, has purchased a BrightDrive media recording system. The Gate will use the new system to provide the data infrastructure for its extended range of post-production services, which includes a new end-to-end DI workflow. more

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