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
The Freedom to Marry is opening in NYC on March 3, with six shows each day until March 9. Join us at Village East Cinema: Get your tickets here. Many screenings will be followed by Q&As with the filmmaker and special guests! For fans and friends on the west coast, it is also playing in L.A. from March 10 through March 16 at the Laemmle Monica Film Center.
"Two New York Film Academy Documentary alumni had their hand in the video, as both Susi Dollnig and Nina Thomas work at the post-production company House of Trim, which provided the post-production for the video. Dollnig was the Colorist and Thomas was the Assistant Editor on this specific video." - Frank Pasquine Check out the article here: www.nyfa.edu
"While the luxury sector is slow to take on new strategies, those that chose to be unique and innovative stood out among the rest in 2016. The company’s fall “Loyalty is Everything” effort gathered personalities including designer Tory Burch, blogger Susanna Lau and model Caroline de Maigret to discuss their devotion to everything from their hometown to new experiences. While designed as a promotion for DFS’ Loyal T program, none of the individuals soke directly to their relationship with the retailer, allowing their stories to resonate on a human level." - Luxury Daily For more information visit www.luxurydaily.com
What a great weekend! The Freedom To Marry won two big prizes at the Savannah Film Festival: Best Documentary Feature and Best Editing.