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FotoKem Expands Footprint in Santa Monica
FotoKem Expands Footprint in Santa Monica
New Site Offers Creative Services for Projects Working from Multiple Locations
FotoKem has expanded its creative post production services in Santa Monica, furthering the company’s ongoing commitment to filmmakers in the Los Angeles area. By providing access to its talented roster of artists and technical expertise, the expansion provides a convenient location on the west side connected to the company’s Burbank and Hollywood sites.
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FotoKem Enlists Industry Veteran Dana Ross
FotoKem Enlists Industry Veteran Dana Ross
Ross Joins as Facility Continues Growth in Creative and Technical Digital and Film Services
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FotoKem Completes "Little" in Full ACES Finish
FotoKem Completes "Little" in Full ACES Finish
From Dailies in Atlanta to Final Finishing in Burbank, Facility Supports the Big Vision of Filmmakers
There’s nothing small about the bicoastal post-production workflow provided by FotoKem for Universal Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ Little. FotoKem’s Atlanta and Burbank facilities supported the production from digital dailies through finishing with a full ACES finish for this fantasy comedy.
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Aidan Stanford Joins Keep Me Posted as Senior Colorist
Aidan Stanford Joins Keep Me Posted as Senior Colorist
Previous experience includes retiming Lawrence of Arabia 2002 restoration, all deliverables for Get Out, features such as Happy Death Day and Insidious 4, and episodics such as Modern Family and Fresh Off The Boat
Colorist Aidan Stanford has joined Keep Me Posted (KMP), a FotoKem company specializing in creative and technical episodic post-production services. In his role as senior colorist, Stanford builds upon Fotokem’s roster of creative talent that serves episodic and feature projects.
published 7 months ago   read more
Senior Digital Intermediate Colorist Mike Sowa Joins FotoKem
Senior Digital Intermediate Colorist Mike Sowa Joins FotoKem
Well-known veteran colorist joins Creative Services team; past work includes Kubo and The Two Strings, The Jungle Book, Oblivion, Mary Poppins Returns, and more
Respected industry veteran Mike Sowa joined FotoKem as Senior Digital Intermediate Colorist, this week. With a focus on serving the creative community, the move emphasizes FotoKem’s consistent commitment to expanding its artistic offerings.
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Colorist David Cole Joins FotoKem Creative Services
Colorist David Cole Joins FotoKem Creative Services
Addition to Team Underscores Company’s Filmmaker Focus
Senior Colorist David Cole has joined FotoKem’s Creative Services Division, deepening the facility’s digital intermediate talent bench. The move underscores FotoKem’s focus on serving the creative community with top-tier artists and technology experts. One of Cole’s first projects, based at FotoKem’s Burbank headquarters, will be Legendary’s upcoming Kong: Skull Island.
published 3 years ago   read more
FotoKem Expands Services in New Orleans
FotoKem Expands Services in New OrleansFotoKem has expanded its award-winning post production services in New Orleans, and moved into a new space here at Second Line Stages, a production hub for the local filmmaking community in the heart of the Lower Garden District.
published 4 years ago   read more
FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic
FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic
FotoKem’s Restoration of The Sound of Music Takes Center Stage at TCM Classic Film Festival
FotoKem’s restoration of Twentieth Century Fox’s The Sound of Music will kick off the sixth annual TCM Classic Film Festival on March 26 in Hollywood. Originally released in 1965, the re-mastered version of this cinematic treasure will grace the screen of the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX as the fest’s Opening Night Film, as previously announced by TCM.
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FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic Film
FotoKem Restores SOUND OF MUSIC for 50th Anniversary of Classic FilmFotoKem’s restoration of Twentieth Century Fox’s The Sound of Music will kick off the sixth annual TCM Classic Film Festival on March 26 in Hollywood. Originally released in 1965, the re-mastered version of this cinematic treasure will grace the screen of the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX as the fest’s Opening Night Film, as previously announced by TCM.
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FotoKem Played Central Role in Post Production of "Interstellar"
FotoKem Played Central Role in Post Production of "Interstellar"
Christopher Nolan Continues Long Association with Facility for Unprecedented Film-to-Multiplatform Release Model
Celebrated director Christopher Nolan returned to FotoKem to craft unique 35mm and 65mm film finishing pipelines for his epic sci-fi adventure Interstellar. Having completed numerous projects at FotoKem over the years – including the 35mm blowup and re-mastering of Following, the original lab work and re-mastering of Memento, and the home theater release of Inception and The Dark Knight – Nolan’s collaboration with the facility deepened on Interstellar to involve negative processing through film, digital and video finishing, and distribution.
published 5 years ago   read more
BLACK AND WHITE Panel at NOFF Will Go Behind the Scenes
BLACK AND WHITE Panel at NOFF Will Go Behind the ScenesFotoKem, a returning sponsor of the New Orleans Film Festival, will present a panel discussion with the production team behind the making of Black and White, starring Academy Award® winners Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer. The film, making its U.S. premiere, opens the festival on October 16.
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PALO ALTO Creative Team Collaborates with FotoKem on DI
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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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 6 years 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 6 years ago   read more
FotoKem Restores "Hello, Dolly!" For 20th Century Fox Blu-ray Release
FotoKem Restores "Hello, Dolly!" For 20th Century Fox Blu-ray ReleaseFotoKem completed the digital restoration of "Hello, Dolly!", returning the 1969 film adaptation of the beloved musical, directed by Gene Kelly and starring Barbra Streisand and Walter Matthau, to its original glory. Under the supervision of 20th Century Fox’s Barbara Crandall, the movie was remastered in 4K for the April 2 Blu-ray release. FotoKem also created a new 70mm print and a new 65mm intermediate positive (IP) for the studio for archival purposes.
published 7 years ago   read more
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