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PALO ALTO Creative Team Collaborates with FotoKem on DI
News: PALO ALTO Creative Team Collaborates with FotoKem on DIFotoKem recently completed the digital intermediate and post production services for the indie film Palo Alto. Working with director/screenwriter Gia Coppola and cinematographer Autumn Durald, FotoKem colorist Alastor Arnold fine-tuned the natural look created in camera to ensure the filmmakers’ vision for this teen tale is reflected on the big screen.
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Engine Virtual Film Company Launches; Innovative Fuel Drinkers Ignite Digital Future
News: Engine Virtual Film Company Launches; Innovative Fuel Drinkers Ignite Digital FutureEngine Virtual Film Company, a brand-new, creative content and production company, has been launched by Creative Director/Partner Gary Nueman. Having worked with some of the brightest and most ground-breaking creative agencies in the world, including Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide, Nueman has hand-selected his company’s new Directorial roster which includes the talents of Nueman himself, as well as Noah Harald, David Mahmoudieh, Scott McCullough, Kevin McVey, and Andrew Rydzewski.
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Margarita Mix Talent Honored with Telly Awards
News: Margarita Mix Talent Honored with Telly AwardsJeff Levy and Paul Hurtubise Win for NFL Network’s “Leon Sandcastle” and Honda’s “Project Drive-In”
Mixers Jeff Levy and Paul Hurtubise of Margarita Mix, a FotoKem company specializing in audio post services for commercials and advertising media, have each won a 2014 Telly Award in the Best Sound category of the 35th annual competition. Levy earned a Silver Telly, the highest honor, for his work on “Leon Sandcastle” for NFL Network. Hurtubise won a Bronze Telly for Honda’s “Project Drive-In.”
published 5 months ago   read more
Margarita Mix Gets in the Game with Kia for Super Bowl Spot
News: Margarita Mix Gets in the Game with Kia for Super Bowl SpotMargarita Mix, a FotoKem company specializing in audio post for commercials and advertising media, contributed expert sound services to Kia’s “The Truth,” which ran prior to and during Super Bowl XLVIII.
published 6 months ago   read more
Kia Big Game Commercial “The Truth” Cut by Jono Griffith of Union/Circus
Union Editorial Pieces Together a Magical Morpheus Tour for the Kia K900
A couple is treated to a dose of “The Truth” about luxury in Kia’s Superbowl entry via David&Goliath. The spot, in which Laurence Fishburne reprises his role as “Morpheus” from "THE MATRIX", was cut by Jono Griffith of Union Editorial/Circus. When the couple chooses the red key, Morpheus accompanies them on a ride that becomes more elegant, bombastic - and explosive - at every turn. The project, which includes a 1:32 YouTube version and a game day :60, was helmed by directors Carl Erik Rinsch and Colin Jeffrey, with Post Production by Digital Domain and music by HUM.
published 7 months ago   read more
Hamsters Slim-Down and Spiff Up for Kia Soul with the Help of Rock Paper Scissors
News: Hamsters Slim-Down and Spiff Up for Kia Soul with the Help of Rock Paper ScissorsRock Paper Scissors teams with David&Goliath to create “Totally Transformed,” a new :90 for the all-new 2014 Kia Soul. In this irresistibly adorable spot, we see the famous hamsters jog on the beach, hit the gym, get their “fur” done, and roll up to the red carpet looking like Hollywood hot-shots.
published 12 months ago   read more
Margarita Mix Hollywood Adds Color Finishing to Become a One-Stop Shop
News: Margarita Mix Hollywood Adds Color Finishing to Become a One-Stop ShopMargarita Mix Hollywood, a FotoKem company that has been providing award-winning audio post services to the entertainment and advertising industries for 34 years, has developed a unique post production finishing workflow that includes the addition of two color suites and an upgraded hub for media management. The expansion and inventive new process enable content creators to complete audio and video work simultaneously at a single facility, adding speed and cost efficiencies to the workflow.
published 1 year ago   read more
Cinedeck 4.2 Software Upgrade Takes Tape Out Of The Loop
News: Cinedeck 4.2 Software Upgrade Takes Tape Out Of The LoopPowerful playlisting features and RS-422 deck controls support Cinedeck recorders as cost-effective tapedeck replacements in editorial and post operations
Cinedeck LLC, pioneering developer of capture systems for motion picture and broadcast production, will ship a powerful new v4.2 software release on July 1st 2013 that enables its dual-channel RX and quad-channel MX file-based recorders to cost-effectively replace traditional tapedecks in everyday editorial and post production operations. Headline features include Playlisting, RS-422 deck control, LUT shaders, Segment Record, H.264 streaming, plus enhanced Audio options, Burn-ins and Closed Caption recording. This new release will also unleash an array of additional features, including ARRIRAW recording and 3D stereo modes, which further advance the versatility of Cinedeck recorders in digital cinema and broadcast workflows.
published 1 year ago   read more
Nathan Dubin and Jeff Levy of Margarita Mix Win Telly Awards
Mixers Nathan Dubin and Jeff Levy of Margarita Mix, a FotoKem company specializing in audio post services for commercials and advertising media, have each won a 2013 Telly Award in the Sound/Sound Design category of the 34th annual competition. Dubin earned a Silver Telly for his work on Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights “Gates” spot for David & Goliath. Levy took the Bronze Telly for G-Net’s “Borderlands 2.”
published 1 year ago   read more
FotoKem Panel at Cine Gear Will Explore Array of Collaborations from Production Through Post With Leading Cinematographers
Expo Recognizes Company for 50 Years of Innovation
In today’s sometimes complex content creation pathway, there are more choices than ever for handling the imaging chain from on set to final deliverables. At Cine Gear Expo on May 31 at 4:15pm in Screening Room #5, cinematographers John Bailey, ASC (The Way, Way Back) and Peter Levy, ASC, ACS (House of Lies)* will discuss their different but successful pathways to image creation and control from production through post. The conversation will be moderated by well-known industry writer and Creative COW editor Debra Kaufman.
published 1 year ago   read more
Roger Brings The Laughs In Image Campaigns For Lifetime TV Hit Series "Preachers' Daughters" and "Dance Moms"
News: Roger Brings The Laughs In Image Campaigns For Lifetime TV Hit Series "Preachers' Daughters" and "Dance Moms"Following Lifetime TV's buzz-worthy "Maniac" spot for "Dance Moms," LA-based mixed-media production studio Roger recently reunited with the network to create a new series of promos for "Preachers' Daughters." The brand-new reality documentary series premiered on March 12th. Led by Creative Director Terence Lee, the promos comically present the trials and tribulations of teen parenting (with biblical proportions).
published 1 year ago   read more
FotoKem Adds the Power of Mistika to DI Suites
News: FotoKem Adds the Power of Mistika to DI SuitesFotoKem, a leading post production resource for the worldwide creative community, has added two Mistika 4K systems in their Burbank facility, bolstering their end-to-end services. The Mistika systems will share an SGO configured SAN, supporting FotoKem’s high frame rate, 3D and digital intermediate/colour services. The installation fosters FotoKem’s 50 years of focus on their clients’ needs through investing in technologically advanced tools and solutions to expertly guide film-makers through the entire process from production to post.
published 1 year ago   read more
Roman Coppola’s ‘A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III’ Colored on DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design today announced that American Zoetrope, a San Francisco based production and post house, and SPY, a FotoKem company based in San Francisco and specializing in visual effects, used DaVinci Resolve Lite and DaVinci Resolve, respectively, for color grading on Roman Coppola’s latest film, “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III.”
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FotoKem and SPY Combine Talent and Services on Sundance Winner Fruitvale
News: FotoKem and SPY Combine Talent and Services on Sundance Winner FruitvaleFotoKem and SPY (a FotoKem company) combined in-house talent and key post-production services for the Sundance winning film Fruitvale, written and directed by Ryan Coogler with cinematography by Rachel Morrison. The film won the festival’s coveted Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for a drama, and was acquired by The Weinstein Company soon after its premiere screening.
published 2 years ago   read more
FotoKem Automates nextLAB Integration with PIX System
News: FotoKem Automates nextLAB Integration with PIX SystemImproved Process Powers “House of Cards” Dailies
The latest version of FotoKem’s award-winning nextLAB™ software for advanced media management now automates the transfer of dailies to PIX System’s industry-leading digital collaboration service. nextLAB transcodes the source media files, and immediately uploads the material and over 60 fields of searchable metadata per take directly into PIX. This strategic relationship increases the efficiency of a dailies workflow, and makes it easier for productions to securely access and leverage not just their media, but all the associated production data.
published 2 years ago   read more
Margarita Mix’s Jimmy Hite Wins HPA Award
News: Margarita Mix’s Jimmy Hite Wins HPA AwardJimmy Hite, Chief Sound Engineer for Margarita Mix, won the Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) Award for Outstanding Sound in a Commercial for the Nissan Leaf spot, “Gas Powered Everything.” Hite’s work on the commercial included a 5.1 surround sound mix. He was also recognized earlier this year with a Bronze Telly Award for the same spot.
published 2 years ago   read more
The 7th Annual Hollywood Post Alliance Awards Winners Unveiled
Post Production Gala Brings Recognition to Innovation and Artistry
In a gala celebration last night, winners of the 2012 HPA® Awards were recognized for the outstanding contributions they have made in helping create the features, programs, spots, and entertainment seen around the world. The Hollywood Post Alliance® - the professional organization for the post production community - presented the 7th Annual HPA Awards to a sold out audience of industry insiders and luminaries. Industry professionals were honored in 12 creative categories as well as a number of special awards including Engineering Excellence, HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production, and the prestigious Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production, which had been announced earlier.
published 2 years ago   read more
Award-winning Mixer Paul Hurtubise Joins Margarita Mix
News: Award-winning Mixer Paul Hurtubise Joins Margarita MixMargarita Mix, a FotoKem company specializing in audio post services for commercials and advertising media, has added sound mixer Paul Hurtubise to its talent roster. The highly regarded sound designer/mixer and music composer has been contributing his art and craft to the industry since 1996. His work includes numerous Super Bowl spots throughout his career, and he has earned CLIO and Telly Awards, among other accolades.
published 2 years ago   read more
FotoKem Serves The Master’s 65mm with Large Format Expertise
News: FotoKem Serves The Master’s 65mm with Large Format ExpertiseFacility Uniquely Positioned to Support the Director’s Vision
FotoKem provided all the large format and finishing services for Paul Thomas Anderson’s lauded film, The Master, which opened nationally on September 21. One of the most anticipated dramatic features of 2012, The Master has received critical acclaim and film festival honors, including a Silver Lion at the recent Venice Film Festival, and broke a box office record for per-theater-average its first weekend in limited release. Produced by Annapurna Pictures, the film is being distributed by The Weinstein Company.
published 2 years ago   read more
2012 Hollywood Post Alliance Awards Announce Nominees
The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced the nominees for the 2012 HPA Awards. The Awards honor excellence in post production and bring recognition to the achievements of individuals and companies who are engaged in significant and revolutionary work in post production. The nominees in the 12 craft categories were chosen from a field of talented and innovative entries in color grading, editing, sound, and compositing for motion pictures, commercials and television. This year marked the largest number of entries in the Awards' history. The winners of the 2012 HPA Awards will be announced at a gala evening at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA on November 1st, 2012.
published 2 years ago   read more
Pacific Post To Package FotoKem’s nextLAB® with Avid Systems
Pacific Post, a leading provider of Avid rental equipment and editorial space in Hollywood for the film and television industry, will integrate FotoKem’s award-winning nextLAB® software into their editorial offerings. The agreement allows Pacific Post to offer FotoKem’s nextLAB® dailies and data management software solution with Avid editorial systems.
published 2 years ago   read more
Veteran VFX Supervisor Peter Vazquez Joins KMP
News: Veteran VFX Supervisor Peter Vazquez Joins KMPFacility Strengthens One-Stop Shop Offerings with Expanded VFX for TV Services
Keep Me Posted (KMP), a FotoKem company, has appointed veteran VFX Supervisor Peter Vazquez to spearhead the expansion of the company’s visual effects services. Vazquez’s experience in visual effects cinematography and supervision includes work for television, commercials, features, main titles and themed entertainment. In his new role,Vazquez will oversee the VFX pipeline and deliverables, extending KMP’s one-stop shop services.
published 2 years ago   read more
Cut+Run Editor Frank Effron Collaborates With Carl Erik Rinsch on New Nissan Campaign
News: Cut+Run Editor Frank Effron Collaborates With Carl Erik Rinsch on New Nissan CampaignTheatrical 3D Version to Premiere With The Amazing Spider-Man
Cut+Run editor Frank Effron’s most recent collaboration with visionary director Carl Erik Rinsch is a VFX intensive Nissan campaign that deftly illustrates the notion of a totally re-imagined car inspired by its DNA. The first of the series, for the Nissan Altima, is airing now; a 3D version of the spot premieres theatrically before The Amazing Spider-Man starting July 3.
published 2 years ago   read more
Filmworkers Puts FotoKem’s nextLAB® in the House
Software Powers Workflow for Respected Midwest Facility
FotoKem’s nextLAB®, a powerful end-to-end software solution for file-based film and television productions, has been put into service at Chicago’s Filmworkers Club, where it will be used on certain projects to help manage input from camera dailies, through the color pipeline, to delivery. Filmworkers Club is a highly respected facility, providing post production for spots, shorts, features, and television in the Midwest. The software platform was installed in the facility in March.
published 2 years ago   read more
FotoKem’s nextLAB Puts Solid Workflow Into Place for Canon Cinema EOS C500/C500 PL Debut
“Man & Beast” Premieres at NAB with Start to Finish Support from nextLAB
FotoKem’s nextLAB, a powerful end-to-end software solution for film and television productions using file-based workflows, played a pivotal role in the production of demonstration footage to support the development announcement of the Canon Cinema EOS C500 and the Cinema EOS C500 PL for use with EF-mount and PL-mount lenses respectively. Both upcoming cameras will be capable of originating 4K (4096 x 2160-pixel) resolution digital motion imagery with uncompressed RAW output for external recording.
published 2 years ago   read more
Veteran Color Scientist Joseph Slomka Joins FotoKem
Noted expert to shepherd advances in imaging strategies
FotoKem has appointed Joseph Slomka as VP and Principal Color Scientist for the company’s digital post-production and creative picture services. Slomka will spearhead the execution of color science, management, and best practices for FotoKem’s extensive picture production chain, from location services to distribution masters. Before joining the FotoKem team, Slomka served for 6 years as Color Scientist of Sony Pictures Imageworks, managing the color pipeline for over 30 major studio pictures in addition to multiple facility projects.
published 2 years ago   read more
Bully Pictures’ Fredrik Callinggard Directs New Work for Verizon, Union Bank, Target and Coors Light
News: Bully Pictures’ Fredrik Callinggard Directs New Work for Verizon, Union Bank, Target and Coors LightBully Pictures’ Director Fredrik Callinggard has directed Circles, a commercial for Verizon and mcgarrybowen, New York that introduces the new Galaxy Nexus phone. This is one of four new commercial projects directed by Callinggard in the past few months. The others include an international campaign for Union Bank, a holiday package for Target and a two-spot package for Coors Light.
published 3 years ago   read more
Spy Opens Doors On New Creative Studio In Santa Monica
News: Spy Opens Doors On New Creative Studio In Santa MonicaEmmy Award-winning Artist Scott Rader Joins Team
SPY, a FotoKem company offering creative finishing services for commercials and feature films, has opened a new studio in Santa Monica, Calif. SPY: LA extends the capabilities of its main facility in San Francisco, and will specialize in VFX based commercial productions. SPY: LA began work in December on a number of visually compelling spots for such clients as UPS, Asics, THQ/UFC, Hillshire Farm and Canon. The new West Coast locale is within FotoKem's award-winning sound studio Margarita Mix.
published 3 years ago   read more
FotoKem Expands nextLAB to Louisiana
Incentive-fueled regional productions supported with office in New Orleans
FotoKem has opened a satellite office in New Orleans, Louisiana, to support local productions and provide quick deployment of its award-winning nextLAB services and expertise. The new downtown location near the French Quarter provides a range of industry post production services and support with an infrastructure for file-based dailies, file delivery services and offline editorial systems. FotoKem is currently working with multiple television productions and feature films in the region.
published 3 years ago   read more
SPY Creates Integrated Visual Effects and DI Pipeline for "Twixt"
News: SPY Creates Integrated Visual Effects and DI Pipeline for "Twixt"Facility Also Executed 3D Conversion for Coppola’s Mixed-Media Movie Experience
SPY, a FotoKem company offering visual effects and post services in the Bay Area, recently contributed hundreds of visual effects shots, the digital intermediate, and 3D conversion services to Francis Ford Coppola’s latest feature film, "Twixt", which recently screened at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival. SPY’s contribution broke new ground in a number of ways, including an unprecedented integration of visual effects and color grading in the conception and design of ghost effects that play an important role in the film.
published 3 years ago   read more
Fletcher Camera to Represent FotoKem's nextLAB in Midwest
FotoKem, an innovative, global post production leader for the creative community, has announced that its award-winning nextLAB system is now being represented in the Midwest region by Fletcher Camera & Lenses with offices in Chicago and Detroit.
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Hollywood Post Alliance Award Winners Announced
Kudos For Hollywood’s Post Production Community and Industry Innovators Bestowed At November 12th Gala
During a gala evening at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, The Hollywood Post Alliance presented its Fourth Annual HPA Awards. The HPA Awards honor top behind-the-scenes talent working in motion pictures, television and commercials as well as handing out special awards for Engineering Excellence, Lifetime Achievement, and the Charles S. Swartz Award. The special awards were announced earlier.
published 5 years ago   read more
Hollywood Post Alliance Announce 2009 Award Nominees
Gala Ceremony Scheduled for November 12th at the Skirball Cultural Center
Recognizing the abilities of the talented men and women behind the scenes who play a vital part in the creation of motion pictures, commercials and television, nominations have been announced by the Hollywood Post Alliance for the Fourth Annual HPA Awards. Winners of the prestigious HPA Award will be announced during a gala evening ceremony on November 12th, 2009 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California.
published 5 years ago   read more
News: Assemble Is Flush With Animated Creativity
Berkeley-Based Team Comes Clean with Domestos Campaign
Animated, megalomaniacal germs voiced by Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry are just part of what drew creative boutique Assemble to the recent Domestos campaign.
published 7 years ago   read more
News: Digidesign ICON Reaches Milestone Sales Figure
1,000th Console Goes to Disney
Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that its audio division, Digidesign, hit a milestone sales figure for its ICON integrated console environment. The ICON|D-Control™ and ICON|D-Command™ digital consoles – which provide seamless control and integration with the Digidesign® Pro Tools® platform – have surpassed 1,000 units in sales worldwide since they began shipping in 2004.
published 8 years ago   read more
News Wit Animation Reveals Strength of Character in New CG Spot for McDonald's
Leading Animation Studio Specializes In Character Animation And Development Of Original Content
Wit Animation was recently commissioned to create a character animation spot for McDonald's via ad agency Burrell Communications, which introduces the new Fruit & Walnut Salad.
published 9 years ago   read more
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