SMPTE Elevates 15 Motion-Imaging Technology Industry Leaders toAchievements of the Society's Newest Class of Fellows Will Be Celebrated at SMPTE 2015
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), a worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that it has elevated 15 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industries, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society.published 1 year ago read more
Sony Pictures Entertainment Completes 4K Restoration of "1776"New Blu-ray Director’s Cut of classic musical includes never before-seen material
Columbia Pictures’ exuberant 1972 film adaptation of the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical is now available on Blu-ray, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, in the form of a spectacular 4K digital restoration. Prepared under the guidance of Director Peter H. Hunt and Sony Pictures Entertainment Executive Vice President of Asset Management, Film Restoration & Digital Mastering Grover Crisp, the new Director’s Cut restores the film to its original visual splendor and includes newly-discovered material, never before seen by the public. It also features a newly-restored and remixed 5.1 soundtrack. The newly restored 1776 made its world premiere screening March 28 at the TCM Classic Film Festival and is being released theatrically through Sony Pictures Repertory.published 1 year ago read more
News: Denzel Washington thriller finished on BaselightSony Pictures Colorworks completes final grade of The Equalizer in facility’s 4K DI theatres
The Equalizer, the new thriller from director Antoine Fuqua and starring Denzel Washington, was graded on Baselight EIGHT at Colorworks, the finishing facility on the Sony Pictures lot at Culver City. Colorist Doug Delaney worked throughout the project with the director Antione Fuqua, DoP Mauro Fiore and editor John Refoua to create a distinctive, atmospheric look, which served to drive the story forward.published 2 years ago read more
Sony Pictures Post Teams Tackle “The Equalizer”Sony Pictures Post Production Services and Colorworks engage in close collaboration with Antoine Fuqua to ready new thriller for theaters.
Post production work for The Equalizer the new thriller from Director Antoine Fuqua and Columbia Pictures, was completed on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, California.published 2 years ago read more
The Hollywood Post Alliance Announces Nominees for the 2014 HPA AwardsGala Awards Event Takes Place November 6, 2014
The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced its nominees for the 2014 HPA Awards, the 9th annual unveiling of these honors. The Awards honor excellence in post production while bringing recognition to the creative achievements of individuals and companies as well as creative excellence and groundbreaking technologies within the post production industry. The HPA Awards are considered the standard bearer for excellence and innovation in the industry.published 2 years ago read more
Colorworks Restores “Ghostbusters” for 30th Anniversary ReleaseSpecial Anniversary Edition Blu-ray of the Restored Ivan Reitman Comedy To Be Released on September 16th
Colorworks provided picture restoration and re-mastering services for a spectacular new 4K version of Ivan Reitman’s 1984 comedy classic "Ghostbusters." Sony Pictures re-released the feature, one of the most beloved comedy titles in its library, over the Labor Day weekend to theaters across the U.S. and Canada in celebration of its 30th anniversary. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release the restored film in a 30th Anniversary Blu-ray special edition on September 16.published 2 years ago read more
ArsenalFX Color Names Randy Starnes as Colorist; Starnes Had Been a Colorist with Sony Studios Colorworks Since 2012
ArsenalFX Color, a leading TV post house, and a sister company to ArsenalFX, welcomes Colorist Randy Starnes. The announcement was made today by ArsenalFX Color Co-Founders Mark Leiss and Larry Field.published 2 years ago read more
Sony Pictures Imageworks and Sony Pictures Post Production Services Establish New Workflow Technologies for "THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2™"Visual Effects, Post Production Sound and Colorworks Work as One Team.
Columbia Pictures’ "THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2™" marks not only the return of the world’s greatest superhero but also the culmination of a groundbreaking collaboration between visual effects, sound and post production teams from Sony Pictures Entertainment.published 2 years ago read more
Chainsaw Hires Veteran DI Colorist John PersichettiIndependent post-production facility forges strategic alliance with on-set dailies specialist Creative Science to provide turnkey post-production solutions for feature films.
Continuing to build its post production services for feature films, Chainsaw has hired John Persichetti as Senior DI Colorist. Persichetti brings more than 20 years of experience as a feature film colorist, most recently at Colorworks, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s digital intermediate facility. His credits there included "This Is the End," "The Amazing Spider-Man," "21 Jump Street" and "Hotel Transylvania." At Chainsaw, Persichetti will operate out of the company’s new, 4K digital intermediate theater. His first project will be "A Haunted House 2" for Wayan Bros. Entertainment.published 3 years ago read more
Restoring the Frank Capra Classic, It Happened One Night
Frank Capra's 1934 comedy "It Happened One Night" was recently the subject of a lovingly painstaking 4K restoration by Sony Pictures Entertainment. With tender care to retain the soft, glowing look that Director of Photography Joseph Walker, ASC was so well known for, Colorworks beautifully restored the film with all of the nuance and elegance of the original.published 3 years ago read more
SMPTE Fellow Chris Cookson Earns Only Individual Honor at Engineering Emmy® AwardsCookson, President of Sony Pictures Technologies, Is Honored With Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today congratulates SMPTE fellow Chris Cookson, president of Sony Pictures Technologies, on receiving the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Award, the only individual honor awarded during the 65th Primetime Engineering Emmy® Awards held Oct.23 in Hollywood.published 3 years ago read more
Sony Pictures Digital Productions Applies Finishing Touch to “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”Sound and DI teams pay a return visit to Swallow Falls and the results are delicious.
Post-production work for Sony Pictures Animation’s "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2," the much anticipated sequel to the 2009 hit, was completed by Sony Pictures Digital Productions (SPDP) on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City. SPDP talent oversaw sound editorial, sound mixing, color grading and editorial finishing for the animated movie, working alongside their counterparts from Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) and Sony Pictures Animation , who created the film’s final animation. It’s the latest project to utilize an integrated workflow linking production, animation, visual effects and post production operations on the Sony lot. "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" released nationwide in 2D and 3D on September 27th.published 3 years ago read more
Foerster and Emmerich Opt for Codex on “White House Down”
Director Roland Emmerich and award-winning cinematographer Anna Foerster, ASC used Codex Onboard Recorders on the Sony Pictures feature film "White House Down." The film stars Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal, and depicts a paramilitary invasion of the White House in Washington, DC.published 3 years ago read more
“Lawrence of Arabia,” Digitally Restored with Help from MTI Film, Wins FOCAL International Award
The new 50th Anniversary Directors Cut of "Lawrence of Arabia", which underwent digital film restoration processing at MTI Film, was awarded Best Archive Restoration/Preservation Title at the tenth FOCAL International Awards in London. The film was restored in 4K under the direction of Sony Pictures Entertainment EVP of Asset Management, Film Restoration and Digital Mastering Grover Crisp.published 3 years ago read more
Restored “Lawrence of Arabia” Wins FOCAL International Award4K Restoration of David Lean’s Masterpiece Receives Top Honors; Sony Pictures’ Grover Crisp Recognized for “Outstanding Achievement in Restoration”
The newly-restored, 50th Anniversary Directors Cut of David Lean’s 1962 masterpiece Lawrence of Arabia took home the award for “Best Archive Restoration/Preservation Title” at the tenth FOCAL International Awards held May 2nd in London. The 4K restoration of the film was completed last year by Sony Pictures Entertainment under the direction of Grover Crisp, EVP of Asset Management, Film Restoration and Digital Mastering for SPE. Crisp also received a special, individual award for “Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Film Restoration and Preservation.”published 3 years ago read more
Colorworks Aids in 4K Restoration of “Richard III”
A few months before the bones of Richard III were discovered below a parking lot in Leicester, England, the infamous British monarch was the focal point of a very different type of reclamation project halfway around the world in Culver City, California. There, Colorworks, Sony Pictures’ digital intermediate facility, applied the finishing touches to an exhaustive 4K restoration of "Richard III", Laurence Olivier’s 1955 film adaptation of the Shakespeare play.published 3 years ago read more
“Lawrence of Arabia,” “Richard III,” Digitally Restored with Innovations from MTI Film, Among the Finalists for Focal International Award
Two classic films that underwent digital film restoration processing at MTI Film are among the finalists in the 2013 Focal International Awards. Lawrence of Arabia and Richard III, both restored under the direction of Sony Pictures Entertainment EVP of Asset Management, Film Restoration and Digital Mastering Grover Crisp, are nominated for Best Archive Restoration.published 3 years ago read more
Sony Pictures Unites Sound Department And Digital Mastering Under ‘Digital Productions’ Umbrella
With production underway on Sony Pictures Animation’s Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, and post-production continuing on The Smurfs 2, Sony Pictures Digital Productions (SPDP) today announced it is bringing the studio’s award-winning Sound Department and Colorworks, the studio’s digital intermediate facility, under its umbrella. SPDP will now offer a host of post-production services to the professional community, including visual effects and computer animation, sound mixing and editorial and digital mastering, color grading, and film restoration.published 3 years ago read more
Sony Pictures Colorworks Launches 4K Television Post-Production Facility
Colorworks, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s digital intermediate facility, has opened a new facility focused on 4K television post-production. Located in the Capra Building on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, Colorworks 4K Television will provide post-production services for original programming shot in 4K and re-mastering services for film-originated media. It will deliver both HD masters for current distribution and 4K masters for future use.published 4 years ago read more
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.
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.published 4 years ago read more
FilmLight’s Baselight Used to Grade Sony’s “Hotel Transylvania”
Hotel Transylvania, Sony Pictures Animation’s monster hit comedy that already broke records at the U.S. box office, went through final colour grading and stereo finishing in full 3D on Baselight. Completed at Colorworks, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s digital intermediate facility, DI Colourist John Persichetti used Baselight to apply the finishing touches to the film prior to its worldwide release.published 4 years ago read more
Colorworks Checks into “Hotel Transylvania”DI facility teams with Sony Pictures Imageworks to ready 3D animated feature for theatrical release.
Final post-production work for Hotel Transylvania, the new animated comedy from Sony Pictures Animation, was recently completed at Colorworks, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s digital intermediate facility. The facility performed final color grading and stereoscopic 3D finishing for the film, scheduled for U.S. release on September 28th.published 4 years ago read more
Colorworks Helps Give “Sparkle” Its GlowColorist John Persichetti helps cinematographer Anastas N. Michos, ASC recreate the look of Motown.
Colorworks, Sony Pictures Entertainments’ digital intermediate facility, recently completed final post work for Sparkle, the new movie from Tri-Star Pictures, starring Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston. Digital intermediate colorist John Persichetti worked under the supervision of director Salim Akil and cinematographer Anastas N. Michos, ASC in performing final color grading for the film.published 4 years ago read more
Sony Pictures’ Studio-wide Post-Production Effort Helped Make Spider-Man™ ‘Amazing’Studio’s Visual Effects Artists, Stereographers, Colorists and Sound Mixers Came Together to Apply the Finishing Touches to the Summer Tentpole
Teams from across Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) came together in a close-knit collaboration for the production of Columbia Pictures’ superhero blockbuster The Amazing Spider-Man, currently in worldwide release in 2D and 3D. Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) created many of the film’s stunning visual effects sequences, the Sony 3D Technology Center consulted on the film’s stereography, Sony Pictures Post Production provided sound services, and Colorworks, SPE’s digital intermediate facility, performed final color grading and editorial finishing.published 4 years ago read more
Colorworks Posts “Eldorado” Shot with F65 CameraMotion picture short, directed by Curtis Clark, ASC is graded and finished in 4K with ACES color management.
Colorworks provided 4K post production finishing services for Eldorado, a motion picture short, produced by Sony to demonstrate the capabilities of its next generation F65 CineAlta™ digital motion picture camera. Eldorado, which debuted at NAB 2012, was written, directed and lensed by Curtis Clark, ASC, who also directed The Arrival, a short film shot with the F65 last year.published 4 years ago read more
Colorworks joins with FilmLight, Otto Nemenz, The Creative-Cartel and Technicolor Creative Services to deploy F65 Workflows4K workflow used in the production of “After Earth” for capture, back-up and dailies processing.
Colorworks, Sony Pictures Entertainments’ digital intermediate facility, is currently working with several service providers to offer efficient 4K workflow support for Sony’s new F65 CineAlta™ digital motion picture camera.published 4 years ago read more
Sony Professional Solutions to Open Digital Motion Picture Center at Sony Pictures StudiosIndustry-wide Resource for Training and Education will Support Transition to Digital Workflows for Filmmakers
Sony’s Professional Solutions of America group (PSA) unveiled its Digital Motion Picture Center (DMPC) on Stage 7 last night at Sony Pictures Studios. Officially opening May 1, the Center will offer hands-on training for directors, cinematographers and other professionals in the film and television production industries on the use of Sony’s groundbreaking F65 CineAlta™ digital motion picture camera and the production workflows supporting this new, state-of-the art digital acquisition system.published 4 years ago read more
Sony Pictures Studios to Host F65 Production Workshops
Beginning next month, Sony Pictures will host workshops on digital workflows supporting Sony’s new F65 CineAlta™ digital motion picture camera. The workshops, which will be conducted at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California, are designed to educate qualified directors, cinematographers and other film industry professionals.published 4 years ago read more
Colorworks Performs 3D Post Services for “Priest”3D post-apocalyptic action / horror film gets 4K stereo finish.
Colorworks, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s full-service digital intermediate (DI) facility located on its historic lot in Culver City, provided 3D post production services for PRIEST, Screen Gems’ post-apocalyptic action / horror film that will be released in theaters nationwide on Friday, May 13, 2011..published 5 years ago read more