Home » Author Archives: Artisans PR

Author Archives: Artisans PR

MTI Film Granted Patent for Tool that Aids Dolby Vision HDR Packaging

HOLLYWOOD— MTI Film, maker of the CORTEX family of set-to-screen workflow software solutions, has just been awarded US Patent 10,349,097 for its Graphical Editing Solution for HDR Metadata. The software tool provides a simple way to ensure that HDR metadata is properly aligned with associated HDR video. It saves time and eliminates errors in preparing feature film and television content ...

Read More »

Rising Sun Pictures Journeys to Another Dimension with “Spider-Man: Far From Home”

In its first contribution to the Spider-Man franchise, studio produces hologram that reveals the origin of the Elementals. Adelaide, South Australia—Rising Sun Pictures delivered more than 100 visual effects shots for Columbia Pictures’ and Marvel Studios’ superhero epic Spider-Man: Far From Home, one of this year’s most anticipated blockbusters. The studio’s work included a memorable holographic sequence that reveals one ...

Read More »

Alchemy Post Sound Puts Its Best Foot Forward in Delivering Foley for FX’s “Fosse/Verdon”

Foley specialists collaborate with Supervising Sound Editors Daniel Timmons and Tony Volante in recreating the sounds of the Broadway and film magic woven by the legendary choreographer and musical actress. Westchester, New York— Alchemy Post Sound put on its tap shoes (and a whole lot more) in creating Foley sound for Fosse/Verdon, FX’s critically-acclaimed limited series about choreographer Bob Fosse ...

Read More »

Sony Pictures Post Production Services Weaves a Web of Thrilling Sound  For Spider-Man™: Far From Home 

Culver City, Calif.– Post-production sound for this summer’s blockbuster hit from Columbia Pictures, in association with Marvel Studios, Spider-Man: Far From Home, was completed by Sony Pictures Post Production Services. Supervising Sound Editor & Sound Designer Steven Ticknor, Re-Recording Mixer and Supervising Sound Editor & Sound Designer Tony Lamberti and Re-Recording Mixer Kevin O’Connell led a team of veteran sound ...

Read More »

Rich Ellis to Lead Sales at Periscope Post & Audio, Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD—Chicago-headquartered Periscope Post and Audio has appointed Rich Ellis as Executive Sales Manager at its recently-opened facility in Hollywood. A highly-regarded industry veteran with more than two decades of experience, Ellis will drive sales for the all-new, 22,000 square foot facility, which offers sound and picture post-production services including dailies, editorial, color grading, sound editing and mixing. Periscope Post & ...

Read More »

Alkemy X Taps Rich Shurtliff as Director of IT

Veteran engineer to take over for retiring VP of Engineering Bob Pyle. NEW YORK CITY— Premiere creative media company Alkemy X today announces the appointment of Rich Shurtliff as Director of Information Technology. Shurtliff, who brings deep experience in IT for visual effects, design and content production, will oversee the company’s information technology strategy, services and operations at its Philadelphia, ...

Read More »

ONE TWENTY NINE FILMS Launches in New York

Robert Mulligan comes on board as East Coast executive producer as the production company  builds on its base in advertising and continues to develop original content. SAN FRANCISCO—One Twenty Nine Films is expanding to the East Coast and widening its scope beyond its niche in advertising production into original content. The company has hired veteran producer Robert Mulligan to serve ...

Read More »

Periscope Post & Audio Launches in Hollywood

Industry vet Ben Benedetti tapped to lead new facility offering full-service sound and picture post. HOLLYWOOD—Chicago-based Periscope Post & Audio has expanded to the West Coast, opening a 22,000 square foot sound and picture finishing facility in Hollywood. The new site, located at 6860 Lexington Avenue near Highland, will offer a full range of post services including dailies, editorial, color ...

Read More »

Roto Artist Chris La Jump Starts His Career at RSP Education

Adelaide, South Australia— Adelaide native Chris La grew up enamored with movie magic. As a young man in 2016, he took a step toward turning his infatuation into a lifetime career by enrolling in Rising Sun Pictures’ Graduate Certificate Program in Compositing and Tracking. Conducted on the premises of the award-winning visual effects studio, the program required long hours and ...

Read More »

Sony Pictures Post Production Services Delivers Out of This World Sound For “Men in Black™: International”

Culver City, Calif.–  Sound production for Columbia Pictures’ new action adventure Men in Black: International was completed by Sony Pictures Post Production Services on the studio lot in Culver City. Three-time Academy Award®-winning sound designer/supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer Paul N. J. Ottosson led the sound team in delivering a host of ingenious sound elements to support the film’s colorful cast ...

Read More »

SMPTE Hollywood Section to Explore the Future of Immersive VR at June Meeting

LOS ANGELES —  The Hollywood Section of SMPTE®, the organization defining the future of storytelling, will explore the advent of fully immersive virtual reality at its monthly meeting, Wednesday, June 19, at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles. Star Trek introduced science fiction fans to the “holodeck,” an imaginary virtual reality (VR) system that allowed people ...

Read More »

Goldcrest Post’s Ryan Price Creates the Sounds of Self Destruction in “Her Smell”

Veteran sound designer and re-recording mixer continues his collaboration with director Alex Ross Perry with powerful drama of a faltering punk rocker starring Elisabeth Moss. NEW YORK CITY—  Sound production for Her Smell¸ writer/director Alex Ross Perry’s new film about a self-destructive punk rocker named Becky Something (Elisabeth Moss), was completed at Goldcrest Post in New York. Ryan M. Price ...

Read More »

Alkemy X Names Clare O’Brien to Join Sales Team

NEW YORK CITY— Alkemy X, a fully-integrated production studio specializing in branded and episodic content, announces Clare O’Brien has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. O’Brien comes to Alkemy to help forge new business relationships with like-minded companies seeking high impact content, nationally and internationally. O’Brien, who will be based out of Alkemy X’s New York studio, ...

Read More »

Rising Sun Pictures Journeys into a Mutant Mind for “Dark Phoenix”

Studio delivers 150 shots for 20th Century Fox’s latest X-Men blockbuster, including a harrowing Cerebro sequence that uncovers Jean Grey’s troubled past. Adelaide, South Australia— Continuing its association with 20th Century Fox’ acclaimed X-Men franchise, Rising Sun Pictures contributed nearly 150 visual effects shots to the latest film in the superhero saga, Dark Phoenix. RSP’s work on the film spanned ...

Read More »

Alkemy X Signs Director Anthony Pellino

NEW YORK CITY— Director Anthony Pellino has joined Alkemy X for exclusive representation for advertising and branded content. With credits including work for Nike, Reebok, Lexus and Uber, among others, Pellino has earned high marks for the raw, emotional power of his work and an innovative style of visual storytelling, especially for sports-related projects. His most recent effort is a ...

Read More »

Derby Adds Director Emily Elizabeth Thomas

New York City— Continuing to expand its creative roster with unique and emerging talent, Derby has signed writer/director Emily Elizabeth Thomas for advertising, branded content and music videos. Originally from Texas, Thomas is best known for her narrative work, including the award-winning short film Lola: Girl Got a Gun. The new venture, which marks Thomas’ first foray into advertising, is ...

Read More »