Malcolm Spellman & Chromatic Black launch fund For Black creatives

As obtained by Deadline, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier creator Malcolm Spellman has partnered with Chromatic Black on the Ida B. Wells Fund. This will entail a scholarship of $100k (£72,305) to be invested in 10 Black creatives to produce independent film and documentary projects. To earn one of the 10 winning spots, Chromatic Black, Spellman, and other members … Read more

Virtual production

A NEW REALITY LED volumes are an exciting new tool in the cinematographer’s toolbox, mixing the real with the unreal. Four cinematographers who have already embraced the technology share their experiences.  The term “virtual production” encompasses practices like pre-visualisation and remote location reccies, but its most exciting branch is in filming itself: the ability to shoot … Read more

DP Ian Seabrook behind underwater cinematography on Disney’s Jungle Cruise

Underwater cinematographer Ian Seabrook’s work on Disney’s summer blockbuster Jungle Cruise premieres in theatres nationwide on July 29, 2021. The film is based on Disneyland’s theme park ride. Stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt embark upon a jungle riverboat adventure filled with extraordinary stunts and underwater work, some of which can be seen in the below … Read more

Extended Reality Group optimises content and Unreal Engine workflow for Resorts World Las Vegas

In April, the new US $4.3 billion, 3,500-room Resorts World Las Vegas luxury destination launched its ‘Stay Fabulous’ campaign with an immersive short film featuring Celine Dion, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Tiësto, and Zedd. Created by Hooray Agency and Psyop to build excitement for the resort’s recent grand opening and convey the astounding … Read more

Panavision supports Disney’s Launchpad

The inaugural season of Launchpad is now streaming on Disney+, featuring a collection of six live-action short films from a new generation of dynamic storytellers. The shorts were developed and produced through the Disney Launchpad Shorts Incubator program, which aims to diversify the types of stories that are being told and to give access to those who have … Read more

Inside Disney+’s Secrets of the Whales

The opening shot of a bubble rising to the surface of the ocean lasts 24 seconds. “This is the breath of a giant,” informs Sigourney Weaver’s narration. “Not just any giant – but a sleeping one.” The shot tilts down and we see a forest of sperm whales as still as statues underwater.   It’s an astonishing, beautiful and fascinating glimpse into … Read more

Vicon and ILM partnership utilised to full effect on latest project: Lucasfilm’s The Mandalorian

At the core of every project that ILM has utilised performance capture for over the last few decades lies a technology that helps push the boundaries of visual effects: Vicon motion capture systems. The latest example of this work is one of ILM’s most challenging and ambitious projects ever: The Mandalorian.  Following the Emmy Award-winning season one, … Read more

Disney+ launches entertainment content brand Star

Disney+, the exclusive streaming home for Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic, has launched the Star brand in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Europe. In Singapore, Disney+ with Star launched, becoming the first market to launch with the new general entertainment brand. Fully integrated into Disney+ in these markets, Star has its own … Read more

John Keedwell GBCT “2020 and all that”

2020 AND ALL THAT The bongs of the famous Westminster bell have now fallen silent after midnight, and the year 2020 has finally been put to rest. Perhaps one the strangest and most frustrating years the world has experienced outside of wartime, yet 2020 has left many casualties along the way. Most of us either … Read more

Weta Digital hires former Disney animation exec Ann Le Cam to join production team

Weta Digital hires Ann Le Cam as the visual effects company’s SVP global talent and animation production. She brings three decades of senior leadership experience at the Walt Disney Company, where she last served as SVP for Studio Planning and Talent at Walt Disney Animation Studios. While at Disney, she held executive positions heading up … Read more

Disney+ feature Safety uses complete DaVinci Resolve Studio workflow

Disney motion picture Safety utilised a complete DaVinci Resolve Studio workflow from principal photography through to final delivery, incorporating an innovative digital asset management (DAM) system on set built around Blackmagic Design’s switchers, recorders, routers and monitors. The film had its premiere on Disney+ this month. Safety is a drama inspired by the empowering story … Read more