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Nine Mile Circle’s Les Umberger Directs Wrestler Ric Flair in Hilarious Campaign for USAuto Sales


ATLANTA— Wrestling legend Ric Flair stars as an over the top used car salesman in a new campaign for Georgia-based USAuto Sales. Atlanta creative boutique Nine Mile Circle produced and finished the three spots in which the 67-year-old strongman, known as “Nature Boy,” plays the flimflamming proprietor of Papa Flair’s Used Cars. In one, Flair boasts “we’re body slammin’ prices ...

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AES LA/SMPTE Hollywood Section meeting showcasing sound for Netflix hit series “Stranger Things”


Dialog, music and sound effects artfully blending for this spooky sci-fi drama On January 31 at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, a joint AES/SMPTE meeting will showcase the intricate sound editorial and re-recording of the Netflix mini-series Stranger Things. Come and learn how the sound team creates the unique 5.1-channel soundtrack, including the eerie music that is key to ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Nominated for VES Award for “X-Men: Apocalypse”


Adelaide, South Australia—Rising Sun Pictures has been nominated for Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature in the Visual Effects Society’s 15th Annual VES Awards. The nomination comes for the studio’s work on the Quicksilver Extraction sequence from the 20th Century Fox film X-Men: Apocalypse. Nominees include Alana Newell and Compositors Jess Burnheim, Andy Peel and Matthew Shaw. “We extend our ...

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Colorist Dan Hermelin Joins Roundabout Entertainment

Video and Film

Seasoned post-production artist will apply experience in television and feature mastering, restoration and animation. BURBANK—Versatile colorist Dan Hermelin has joined Roundabout Entertainment as the facility continues to build its talent pool and broaden its services for picture finishing and restoration. Hermelin arrives with more than 20 years of post-production experience and a resume spanning features, television and restoration project, the ...

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Technicolor PostWorks Prepares 10 Films for Sundance

"Band Aid", "Before I Fall"

NEW YORK—Continuing its long-standing support for independent film, Technicolor PostWorks New York helped to prepare a combined 10 features and documentaries for screening at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The facility provided services including editorial conforming, color grading, deliverables and sound mixing for films premiering in the U.S. Narrative and Documentary competitions and other programs. The Sundance Film Festival is ...

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Sony Pictures Post Production Services Delivers “Passengers”


Supervising Sound Editor Will Files, Re-Recording Mixer Kevin O’Connell and crew invent the sound of the future for space love story. CULVER CITY, CALIF.— Passengers, from Director Morten Tyldum and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is a futuristic love story set on a mammoth spaceship carrying thousands of passengers, kept in sleep chambers, to a distant planet. Stars Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt ...

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Alchemy Post Sound Supports Ten Sundance World Premieres with Foley


Westchester, New York— Alchemy Post Sound provided Foley sound services for ten films premiering at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Among them are five films included in the U.S. Dramatic Competition, two films included in the U.S. Documentary Competition, one film in Premieres and two films included in the festival’s NEXT lineup. The Sundance Film Festival screens in January 19-29. Alchemy ...

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MTI Film Continues to Streamline Film Restoration with DRS™Nova 2.3


Digital film restoration software adds new features for tracking, stabilization, de-warping, dirt mapping and more. HOLLYWOOD—MTI Film today announces the release of DRS™Nova 2.3, a significant update to its industry-standard software for digital film restoration. The new release includes a host of new and enhanced features created in response to requests from restoration professionals worldwide.  All are aimed at making ...

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South Lake Audio Re-Recording Mixers Keith Rogers and Scott Weber Reunite with Executive Producer Jonathan Nolan for HBO’s futuristic “Westworld.”


BURBANK— The drama series Westworld, which just completed its first season on HBO, is described as a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin, exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged. The contrast between (and sometimes intermingling of) the near future and the distant ...

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Sounds of Silence: Alchemy Post Sound Teams with Supervising Sound Editor Jacob Ribicoff to Create a Gentle Soundscape for “Manchester by the Sea”


Westchester, New York—Writer-Director Kenneth Lonergan’s new drama Manchester by the Sea has been winning glowing reviews and multiple awards, including five Golden Globe nominations, for its emotionally riveting story of Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck), a Massachusetts man who takes guardianship of his adolescent nephew, Patrick (Lucas Hedges), after the boy’s father dies. Recently named Best Film of 2016 by the ...

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Killer Tracks Releases “Tray Dahl & the Jugtime Ragband”


New release from Atlanta singer-songwriter serves up ‘20s jazz with a sassy twist. SANTA MONICA, Calif.— Tray Dahl & the Jugtime Ragband, the latest release from Killer Tracks’ popular Artists Series, marks the debut of the Atlanta-based singer, songwriter and tenor banjo virtuoso Tray Dahl, whose spirited reimagining of ‘20s and ‘30s hot jazz and blues will whisk you back to ...

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Cognition Completes VR Post for “Underwater”


Soma Fashion Network’s 360 video was produced for the HTC Vive. HOLLYWOOD—Cognition recently applied its color-grading magic and technical expertise to Underwater, a new 360 video created by Soma Fashion Network for the HTC Vive virtual reality system. The facility’s engineering team designed a custom workflow that allowed senior colorist Mike Eaves to grade the video in real time and ...

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