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FotoKem Played Central Role in Post Production of "Interstellar"
News: 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.
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Encore Names Andy Gizzarelli VP, Head of Production
News: Encore Names Andy Gizzarelli VP, Head of ProductionPost production and visual effects company Encore has hired Andy Gizzarelli as Vice President, Head of Production for its Los Angeles office. Gizzarelli will oversee Encore Hollywood’s team of post production supervisors, in addition to producing shows in-house – starting with the third season of Netflix’s “House of Cards” in 4K.
published 6 months ago   read more
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.
published 9 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 2 years 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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KMP Adds Respected Colorist Ted Brady
Expanding Talent Roster Supports Growing Facility
Keep Me Posted (KMP), a FotoKem company specializing in the finishing of episodic television, promos, commercials and trailers, has announced that colorist Ted Brady has joined its in-house talent roster. Brady brings nearly three decades of experience working with renowned creatives in the broadcast and film industries. He will begin work immediately on several of KMP’s television shows.
published 3 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.
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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 3 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.
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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 3 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.
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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.
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Image Systems Names Colorist Adam Hawkey as Strategic Consultant Amid Growing Deployment of Nucoda and Phoenix
News: Image Systems Names Colorist Adam Hawkey as Strategic Consultant Amid Growing Deployment of Nucoda and PhoenixImage Systems has named Adam Hawkey to the company's staff of strategic consultants, as the Nucoda and Phoenix product solutions continue to be the premium choice for color grading, mastering and restoration in the industry. Hawkey is a respected DI colorist and technical expert who has worked in a number of leading facilities.
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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.
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FotoKem's Keep Me Posted Adds Third Nucoda Film Master to its Lineup
Nucoda Supports Integrated Avid and Color Pipeline For Post Facility
Image Systems, formerly Digital Vision, has announced that Keep Me Posted (KMP), a FotoKem company, has expanded its commitment to the Nucoda Film Master in the facility, with the purchase of a third system. The need for an additional system is in response to growth in the television and promo business at KMP.
published 4 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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3D digital cinema debuts on Allure of the Seas cruise ship with Barco products onboard
Visualization pioneer Barco is supplying integrated creative lighting and projection solutions for multiple live stage and cinematic shows presented on Allure of the Seas. The cornerstone of the deployment is a 3D digital cinema theatre – the first installation on a new cruise ship – leveraging Royal Caribbean's pioneering alliance with DreamWorks Animation to showcase first-run movies produced by the company.
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Schel Kuehnert to Lead Sales for Digital Vision Americas
News: Schel Kuehnert to Lead Sales for Digital Vision AmericasSenior Executive Joins Digital Vision in Expansion of Operations
Digital Vision, the leading supplier of color grading, finishing, mastering and restoration solutions for the broadcast, film, and commercial industries, has announced that respected technical sales expert Schel Kuehnert has come onboard to manage Digital Vision's growing U.S. presence.
published 4 years ago   read more
Keep Me Posted installs Quantel Pablo 4K System
Leading LA Postproduction company chooses Quantel for workflow, speed and adaptability
Postproduction company Keep Me Posted (KMP), a division of FotoKem, has installed a new Quantel Pablo 4K system for color grading and finishing. The new system is also capable of stereoscopic 3D work.
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FotoKem's Keep Me Posted Puts Nucoda Film Masters Into Fully Integrated Post Pipeline
Digital Vision Becomes a Critical Piece of Avid Integrated Workflow for Television Episodics with Two Film Masters
Digital Vision, provider of powerful image enhancement, color correction and restoration systems for a wide spectrum of content, announced today that FotoKem's Keep Me Posted (KMP) has expanded their commitment to them with a hardware, storage, and software upgrade to their existing Film Master.
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Spy Post purchases Pablo 4K color correction system
San Francisco post house launches new Visual Effects unit with Quantel technology
Spy Post, the San Francisco post house known for its work in commercials and feature film post production, has purchased a Quantel Pablo 4K non-linear color correction system. The Pablo is equipped with a full raft of Quantel’s MME acceleration technology as well as Quantel’s Stereo 3D toolset.
published 6 years ago   read more
News: Sapphire Brings Finesse to FotoKem
FotoKem, the premier independently owned film & video postproduction facility based in Burbank, CA., has been providing services to the Hollywood community for more than 40 years.
published 9 years ago   read more
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