Composer Matt Orenstein on the Unique Scoring Process of Belle

Exclusive Interviews Wednesday, October 4, 2023
In our latest interview, we spoke with Matt Orenstein, the composer of Level 33 Entertainment’s latest horror film, Belle, which was released last month. A reimagining of the story Beauty and the Beast, the film follows Belle, who works on the family farm and cares for her father after he falls severely ill. Desperate to save him, she journeys in search of a mythical rose believed to be a cure. She must surrender herself as a prisoner to a vicious beast as payment for the rose. Battling the beast’s spell and the two toxic relationships in her life, Belle’s true journey is only just beginning.

Boom Box Post Shares Their Work on 'Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie' and 'Waffles & Mochi's Restaurant'

Exclusive Interviews Friday, September 29, 2023
Boom Box Post is a boutique post-production sound studio founded by Jeff Shiffman and Kate Finan on a passion for design. They are just as comfortable designing laser sound effects with the newest synthesizer as they are setting up a microphone to custom-record a new monster vocal. Their sonic toolbox is deep, and with a culture founded on company-wide creativity and direct designer-to-client interaction, they have the ability to aggressively meet every project's needs with speed, passion, and technical ease.

Designing Horror: An Exclusive with Killer Book Club Production Designer Markos Keyto

Exclusive Interviews Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Production designer Markos Keyto has worked on everything from music videos to short films. This year alone he has had three feature films released: Screen Media’s The Ritual Killer, Cineverse’s Til Death Do Us Part and Netflix’s Killer Book Club. It’s Killer Book Club that is currently garnering intrigue from audiences because of its fresh take on the teen slasher genre that saw a resurgence in the 1990s thanks to films such as Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer. The official synopsis for the film reads: Eight horror-loving friends fight for their lives when a killer clown who seems to know the grim secret they share begins to pick them off, one by one.

One Piece Editor Tessa Verfuss Brings Manga to Life

Exclusive Interviews Monday, September 25, 2023
In our latest interview, we had the pleasure of talking with editor of One Piece, Tessa Verfuss. As editor, Tessa focused on controlling the pacing throughout her episodes, delivering an editor's cut that is very tight and fast-paced from the beginning and then working with the director and producers to find the story beats that need space to breathe. That shift in pace really helped to punctuate dramatic moments amongst the faster action and witty banter between the characters. She also worked with the composing team to ensure the music accurately fit the story and emotions of the characters.

LUMIX S5IIx In Review: So Much Versatility, So Much Camera!

Equipment / Tech Reviews Thursday, September 21, 2023
When is the last time you can say that you actually had fun or actually looked forward to going out on a shoot? Seriously, think about that question. Was it last month, last year, never? I hope that whatever projects you are working on, they are bringing joy and satisfaction to you and your work. Sure, shoots can sometimes be a pain, that’s nothing new, but may I also suggest that the very act of being creative and hence having fun with a camera like the LUMIX S5llX can also be a professionally fulfilling experience.

IBC 2023 In Review: New Products Steal the Show Floor in Amsterdam

Industry Announcements / Events Tuesday, September 19, 2023
People often ask us questions about the many shows we cover every year, such as do you think it will be a busy show? Or a lot more commonly, do you think there will be many new product announcements? The answers to these questions definitely had quite the empathic response; exhibit halls were extremely busy, stands were crowded, and a ton of new product introductions and updates were made. Let’s dive in!