INTERSTATE 8 celebrates its World Premiere at the 35 WARSAW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL as part of the Official Selection/International Competition, making it into one of only 15 A-Festivals worldwide! CONGRATULATIONS to the whole cast and team! Upcoming screenings: 35 WARSAW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | POLAND 45 FILMETS BADALONA | SPAIN INTERFILM BERLIN | GERMANY
The premiere of ALS DER JAGUAR NACH HERFORD KAM was sold out within 24hours of announcement. The documentary spans from the 1960s with interviews and lots of music to the present day. The film follows nine protagonists into the past with documentary images and Super 8 films and accompanies in the present. - Neue Westfälische
The Colorist Community Berlin used the opportunity of Berlinale to gather like-minded image lovers and creators. As the topic of this year's Berlinale Talents was ‘Collectives’, we exchanged ideas and experiences on forming and sustaining a collective of creative imaging professionals. Another currently thriving topic was the emergence of High Dynamic Range (HDR) displays is expanding and complicating the cinematographer’s creative toolset. A very brief overview and demonstration was given on actual HDR projects and we explored why a close collaboration between cinematographers and colorists has never been more necessary than today.
Get ready to be moved, inspired, and excited by one of the greatest chapters of the movement for LGBTQ equality – the final victory for the freedom to marry at the U.S. Supreme Court! You can stream THE FREEDOM TO MARRY now on NETFLIX.
In honor of the 'Einstein of the Oceans' Walter Munk's 100th birthday SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY is celebrating its world premiere at the San Diego International Film Festival. Congratulations Eliana Álvarez and Happy Birthday Walter Munk!
Congratulations to Andrea Fumagalli and Andrea Salvadore who's Documentary Amigos Del Tren will make its World Premiere on March 15th at the San Diego Latino Film Festival! Two more screenings to follow on March 18th and March 22nd.
UP.GRADE, the first long-term training programme for Color Grading, combines two central thematic poles throughout the programme, equipping young talents with both the practical skills and the creative mind-set needed to make powerful, innovative cinema. The past few months we dove deeply into theoretical topics as scientific modelling of colour perception and reproduction, gamma encoding, colour spaces, LUT's, CDL, ACES, HDR, grading strategies and client management as well as receiving an intensive practical skill training on various grading systems (Davinci Resolve, FilmLight's Baselight and Digital Vision's Nucoda), collaborative look design, advanced techniques in colour grading (e.g. skin fixing, sky replacement, day for night, de- and re-graining, etc.) colour management and display calibration, filmscanning, archiving and restoration. All topics are presented by well established colourists, cinematographers, researchers and consultants such as Adam Inglis, Charles Poynton, Daniel Stübner, Daniele Siragusano, Harald Brendel, Kevin Shaw and Peter Doyle. “As the post-production business rapidly changes, I feel that future great colourists will be distinguished by a solid understanding of the medium both technically and creatively. The diverse background of students and teachers at UP.GRADE creates a stimulating and inspiring environment in which the sharing of ideas and experience pushes our craft forward and enables colourists to sharpen their edge.”Adam Inglis, Colourist, e.g. [...]
It is with bittersweet emotion that I share the launch of the Andrew Berends Film Fellowship in memory of filmmaker Andrew Berends, who passed away in March of this year. The mission of this fellowship is to seek out and support emerging filmmakers from all walks of life that embody Andy’s spirit and determination, with a focus on sharing unheard stories. It was born out of the desire of Andy’s family, friends, and colleagues to keep his memory alive and active in the world of documentary where he himself thrived. If you want to support the fellowship please donate here:https://account.ifp.org/donation/index.cfm/5/Andrew-Berends-Film-Fellowship/ If you are a passionate documentary filmmaker such as Andy, you can apply here:https://andrewberends.net/fellowship/ The first feature documentary I color graded was Andy's documentary Madina's Dream. Since I met Andy, he inspires me every day in my work grading documentaries. I hope this Fellowship will inspire many young and talented documentary filmmakers. You will be missed, Andy.
The Speaker, a behind the scenes documentary of Dirk Kreuter's life and career, reaches Top 2 on the iTunes Documentary Charts. Right behind the Oscar-winning documentary FreeSolo, edited by my documentary editing mentor from New York Film Academy, Bob Eisenhardt. Congratulations to director Victor Oonk and his team of Lifton Media.
"Fresh off of what we at IndieWire affectionately dubbed 'Dog-Gate'. 'Good Time' star Robert Pattinson has devoted an entire short film to a healthier kind of dog obsession: The New York City hot dog. Released by GQ, the wacky and short comedy was written by Pattinson himself, and clearly takes some inspiration from his time spent shooting with New York filmmaking brothers Josh and Benny Safdie." - IndieWire.com