Surviving the mission to Mars in Netflix’s Stowaway

Miscellaneous Friday, November 19, 2021
Starring Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, Shamier Anderson and Toni Collette, Netflix’s Stowaway follows a space mission that is headed to Mars when an unintended stowaway accidentally causes severe damage to the spaceship’s life support systems. Facing dwindling resources and a potentially fatal outcome, the crew is forced to make an impossible decision.

Adobe MAX 2021 sneaks: A peek into what’s next

Miscellaneous Friday, November 5, 2021
When millions of people across the world join you for the free and all-virtual Adobe MAX 2021, which included hundreds of expert sessions inspiring us to create the next coolest thing, it can be tough to stand out from the crowd. But the can’t-miss, fan-favorite MAX Sneaks – where we show off early technology previews of potential features that may or may not get into our products – turned heads.

The best movies set in Florida

Miscellaneous Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Florida is one of the most attractive states for tourists, new residents, and filmmakers. The film industry in this state is among the top three in the country, and there are some good reasons for it. Accessibility to various landscapes, excellent business climate, fantastic weather, and the ability to find a great crew attracts many directors to the Sunshine State. That’s why we wanted to share the selection of the best movies set in Florida and show why it’s such a great location to shoot films.

Cloud editing after the pandemic

Miscellaneous Wednesday, July 21, 2021
COVID-19 has changed many aspects of our industry, but one of the most far-reaching is the boost it has given to interest in cloud editing technologies. Cloud-based editing was always going to prove popular — the flexibility it confers at a low opex cost is a compelling argument all on its own — but the pandemic has accelerated adoption dramatically.

Director Robert Connolly and DP Stefan Duscio, ACS mix lens formats on Panavision’s DXL2 for The Dry

Miscellaneous Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Based on the novel by Jane Harper, the feature The Dry stars Eric Bana as Aaron Falk, an Australian Federal Police agent who returns to his rural hometown following an apparent murder-suicide involving an erstwhile friend. As he’s pulled into the investigation, connections emerge to another mystery from Falk’s and the town’s past, and old wounds open anew.

St. Thomas Church embraces Panasonic livestreaming technology to bring community and worship together

Miscellaneous Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Working to expand its online offerings beyond audio webcast, Saint Thomas Church in New York, NY began filming video recordings of its services with a one-man video team for its extensive religious community. The original webcast production process ended up being a laborious and time-intensive endeavor, taking up to 15 hours to produce the broadcast of each service. It included setting up cinema cameras, shooting the services, adding b-roll, editing footage and sound, and then uploading for online viewing. As such, the Church wanted to find a more efficient remote production solution. Additionally, the pandemic further underscored the opportunity to deliver online content to its congregants when the Church was required to limit in-person visits in accordance to social distancing measures.

SEACREST STUDIOS’ RADIO AND TV PROGRAMMING AT U.S. PEDIATRIC HOSPITALS

Miscellaneous Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Project: Ryan Seacrest Foundation’s (RSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education-focused initiatives. RSF’s primary initiative is to build broadcast media centers — Seacrest Studios — within pediatric hospitals for patients to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media. Most recently, the foundation opened a brand new Seacrest Studio at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, complete with state-of-the-art video and audio equipment. The studio helps the foundation fulfill its mission of contributing positively to the healing process of children and their families through radio and TV programming.

Netflix feature film Mank takes editorial workflows to a new level

Miscellaneous Monday, April 12, 2021
Citizen Kane has long been regarded as a movie masterpiece for its cinematography, storytelling, and ahead-of-its-time visual effects. Who better to pay homage to the 1940’s film than director David Fincher, whose films are often lauded for these same characteristics? Fincher’s most recent project, the Netflix feature film Mank, brings to life a screenplay written by his late father, journalist Jack Fincher.

The Importance of Music on Film & Emotion

Miscellaneous Friday, January 15, 2021
If you took a second to close your eyes and think about Star Wars, what comes to mind? What are you hearing? Laser blasters, light sabers, possibly a dramatic score by John Williams? For the major films in pop culture, music plays a major role in developing the themes and tone of the production.