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VFX Legion Expands LA Operation With Launch Of A Studio in British Columbia

The New Division Provides Feature Films and TV Shows with Access to B.C.’s Deep Tax Incentives and the New Studio’s Skilled In-House Talent, Along With its Collective of Experienced VFX Artists Based Throughout the Province VFX Legion, the full-service Burbank-based visual effect company, has launched a studio in British Columbia, Canada. The new division accesses the province’s substantial tax rebates, ...

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“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”: Stellar Sound Team Brings the Adventure Roaring to Life at Sony Pictures Post Production Services

Culver City, Calif. — In Columbia Pictures’ Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the game has changed as four teenagers are sucked into the world of Jumanji. Director Jake Kasdan has introduced many clever twists to the action-adventure, and that created plenty of opportunities for the film’s sound crew to get creative with sound.  All sound services were completed at Sony ...

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Rising Sun Pictures Hammers Out Visual Effects for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok

Studio takes the lead in slow-motion battle scene; recently expanded character animation department creates photo-real warriors, horses and digital characters. Adelaide, South Australia—Rising Sun Pictures (RSP), Australia’s premiere visual effects studio, produced more than 170 final visual effects shots for Thor: Ragnarok¸ the new film from Marvel Studios. Working under the supervision of Director Taika Waititi, production Visual Effects Supervisor ...

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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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Rising Sun Pictures Extends Its Mastery over Time in “X-Men: Apocalypse”

Visual effects studio tops its award-winning effort in previous X-Men movie with explosive Quicksilver ‘Extraction’ sequence. Adelaide, South Australia— X-Men: Apocalypse, the latest entrant in Twentieth Century Fox’s popular superhero franchise, features more time-bending magic from Australia’s Rising Sun Pictures. The visual effects studio contributed to several key sequences in the film, most notably an electrifying scene where Quicksilver (Evan Peters) ...

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Hula Post Supports “The Jungle Book”

Supplies editorial team through 24 months and four locations on Jon Favreau’s magical production. HOLLYWOOD—In a project spanning nearly two years, Hula Post provided editorial systems, workflow engineering and technical support to Walt Disney Pictures for the production of The Jungle Book. Hula Post engineers set up and maintained editorial facilities at the studio’s production facility in Playa Vista; at ...

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MPSE 2016 Career Achievement Honoree Richard King: A Lifetime in Sound

Studio City, California – On February 27th, Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Richard King will receive the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ 2016 Career Achievement Award. A three-time Academy Award winner (Inception, The Dark Knight and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World), King will join such previous sound professionals as Skip Lievsay, Randy Thom, Larry Singer, Walter ...

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PS Production Services Supports “Deadpool” in Vancouver

Vancouver— PS Production Services provided lighting, power, dolly and grip equipment for Deadpool, the comic book thriller from 20th Century Fox opening internationally this month. PS supported the production during two & half months of shooting on location in Vancouver. The shoot included a spectacular crash sequence staged on the Georgia Viaduct, near the city’s downtown. Deadpool smashed records, garnering ...

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Supervising Sound Editor Richard King to Receive MPSE Career Achievement Award

2016 MPSE Golden Reel Awards Slated for February 27th Studio City, California – December 21, 2015 – The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces that it will honor three-time Academy Award™-winning Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Richard King with its 2016 MPSE Career Achievement Award. King won Oscars for Best Achievement in Sound Editing for Inception (2011), The ...

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Award-winning Re-Recording Mixers Michael and Christian Minkler Join Sony Pictures Post Production Services

Three-time Academy Award-winner Michael Minkler and son Christian Collaborate on the soundtrack to “Concussion.” CULVER CITY, CALIF.—Father and son re-recording mixers Michael and Christian Minkler have joined the growing roster of sound talent at Sony Pictures Post Production Services. The Minklers, who mixed the current Columbia Pictures release Concussion in Sony Pictures’ Burt Lancaster Theatre, have been working at the ...

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Hula Post Production Provides Editing Facilities for Thrilling Drama “Captive”

Editor Melissa Kent weaves the tense real-life story that drew the attention of the entire nation HOLLYWOOD—Hula Post recently provided editorial systems, facilities and support to editor Melissa Kent for her work on Captive, Paramount Pictures’ new thrilling drama. Kent spent six months cutting the film at Hula’s Burbank facility, followed by an additional two weeks on Paramount Pictures lot ...

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Sony Pictures Post Production Services to Host “Mix Presents Sound for Film”

2nd annual conference and exhibition slated for September 26th at Sony Pictures Studios. CULVER CITY, CALIF.— On September 26, Sony Pictures Post Production Services will welcome leading innovators from across the world of motion picture sound as host of the Second Annual Mix Presents Sound for Film Conference and Exhibition. The theme for this year’s event, co-sponsored by the Motion ...

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“Southpaw”: Sound Artists from Sony Pictures Post Production Services Deliver a Knockout.

CULVER CITY, CALIF.—One of Hollywood’s most gifted action directors, Antoine Fuqua explores the rarified violence of the boxing ring in his latest film Southpaw, released this month by The Weinstein Company. The film traces the rise, fall and redemptive resurrection of Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal), a talented but troubled fighter who grew up an orphan in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen. ...

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yU+co Finds Inspiration in Yesterday for “Tomorrowland”

Studio’s captivating 3D animated main-on-end title sequence based on the future visions of past generations. HOLLYWOOD— yU+co’s main-on-end title sequence for the Walt Disney Pictures movie Tomorrowland presents a series of mesmerizing portraits of the future as imagined by visionaries of the past. The 3D animated sequence, which delivers the movie’s end credits, takes audiences on a breathtaking tour through ...

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Hula Post Production Teams with Editor Craig Alpert for Universal Pictures and Gold Circle Entertainment’s “Pitch Perfect 2”

Supplies editorial systems to Alpert and his crew in Louisiana and California. HOLLYWOOD—Hula Post Production provided editorial systems and support to editor Craig Alpert and his crew for Pitch Perfect 2, the blockbuster new musical comedy from Universal Pictures, currently in theaters. Hula set up Avid workflows in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where the movie was shot, and in Los Angeles ...

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Aaton delivers the ultimate location sound recorder Cantar-X3

Aaton-Digital press announcement For immediate release Aaton delivers the ultimate location sound recorder Cantar-X3 Accompanying 300dpi photo shows the new Aaton-Digital Cantar-X3 24 track location sound recorder Grenoble, France, 8th April 2015: Aaton-Digital has begun delivery of its landmark 24 track location sound recorder, the Cantar-X3. It is already being put to work by professionals in Amsterdam, Tel-Aviv, Paris, Los ...

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