Two professors from Syracuse University stopped by The Molecule
today to learn more about our VFX pipeline and setup. Their visit
is a follow-up to The Molecule's trip to SU in the winter of 2014,
and we discussed effective ways to prepare students who attend
college in central and upstate New York for a career in the VFX
industry. The Molecule is very passionate about education, and
we are excited to be a part of the process.
30th Anniversary & Addition of Merge Creative To Pomann.
Pomann Sound is pleased to announce it's 30th anniversary this month.
With three state of the art mix and record suits located at 5th
avenue and 46th street in the Penthouse, we pride ourselves on the
ability to tell a story through sound. Pomann's distinct, clean
sound design and mixing has served on countless TV shows,
documentaries, films, radio and TV commercials, video games and
animated episodes that include Disney's Emmy Award-Winning Doug.
A new addition to the facility is Merge Creative, a color grading
and motion-graphics company making Pomann Sound a one stop shop for
producers. Pomann Sound's doors are always open to meeting new faces
and working with you in seamlessly creating the project you've
For more information give us a call at 212-896-4161 or check out
our reel at www.pomannsound.com.
Recent Work: History's D-Day In HD VFX & Animation
Edgeworx Studios, LLC. is proud to have worked with their long
time client, Lone Wolf Documentary Group on History's 70th anniversary
special of D-Day in HD, creating striking VFX and Animation to help
illustrate the story of one of the most important turning points of WWII.
Rare footage is rendered in High Definition, then combined with
interviews from the men who lived through it. Allied and German
survivors tell their first-hand stories about the war that changed
the course of the world. Through these stories, the long held belief
that an Allied victory was secured after a single, bloody day will be
dispelled. In truth, it would take weeks of back and forth struggle
before the Allies could cement their foothold in enemy territory.
And the final death toll far exceeds anything seen on the beaches.
Very few of us know the real story… until now.
THORNBERG & FORESTER
Two New Directors: Michael Darmanin & Santa Maria.
Thornberg & Forester has added two new design directors to its
growing roster, Michael Darmanin and Santa Maria.
Parabolic is elated that the New York Post Production community has
continued to see such tremendous growth within our industry. With the
efforts of the Post New York Alliance and our empire state officials,
the incentives for productions to post in NY has encouraged and fostered
the development of numerous amounts of production work that is
centered in our beloved city. New York has seen an enormous growth
in Television production as well because of the enhanced tax credits
and has enabled these projects stay in NY for all of their post
production needs. Parabolic has had the opportunity to provide complete
sound services on many of these critically exclaimed shows, including
"Louie" on the FX, channel, "Broad City" on the Comedy Channel and
"Inside Man" on CNN. We have edited and mixed TV pilots many of which
have been approved by the networks for a complete episodic series.
Parabolic has also had the opportunity to work with prolific directors
of both Independent and Studio Films such as "Begin Again" (Tribeca
Film Festival) "Cold in July" (Sundance Film Festival) and Joe (SXSW).
Recently we completed a 20th century fox studio film "Let's be Cops"
for a wide summer release. Our recent commercial spots have included
an H&M piece for the web, A Cadillac spot for broadcast and a
sizzle for Nickelodeon. We are continuing to see and read more
scripts and we are bidding on various projects for the 2nd half
of 2014 and beyond.
TECHNICOLOR POST WORKS NEW YORK
Adds Colorist Anthony Raffaele.
Finishing colorist Anthony Raffaele has joined Technicolor-PostWorks'
growing roster of film and television talent.
Formerly a senior colorist at Deluxe, New York, Raffaele arrives
with broad credits in independent film and episodic television. He has
served as the finishing colorist on the CBS series Blue Bloods for the
past four seasons, and has worked with a number of top cinematographers
including Dean Cundey, Igor Martinovic, Javier Aguirresarobe, Anette
Haellmigk and Rachel Morrison.
"Anthony is a rising talent with strong relationships among
established and emerging directors and DPs," says Technicolor PostWorks
COO Rob DeMartin. "At Technicolor-PostWorks, he will have the full
support of our engineering staff and the technical resources needed
to apply his talents and develop existing and new creative relationships.
We're excited to have him join our team."
For his part, Raffaele sees an opportunity to take his career "to
the next level." "Technicolor-PostWorks is a facility on the rise,"
he says. "It has great management and exceptional talent, including
many people with whom I've worked before. It's a great fit."
Raffaele began his career with Nice Shoes in 2001 and joined Deluxe
in 2009. He has experience on a variety of grading platforms, including
Autodesk Lustre, Da Vinci Resolve and FilmLight Baselight. He earned
his first credit as a DI colorist on the 2011 horror thriller Silent
House, where he collaborated with cinematographer Igor Martinovic. He
worked with Martinovic again last year on the indie drama Sunlight Jr.
starring Matt Dillon and Naomi Watts. His most recent feature credit is
Freedom, lensed by Dean Cundey.
On Blue Bloods¸ Raffaele has been collaborating with well-known
television DPs Craig DiBona and David Insley. His other television
credits include The Tomorrow People and Gotham, both with director
Danny Cannon, and The Corrections, a pilot written and directed by
Noah Baumbach and based on the Jonathan Franzen best-seller. Raffaele's
extensive credits as dailies colorists, including Blue Jasmine, The
Dictator and Remember Me. He has a degree in film from Hofstra
Relocated From LA To NY. Recent Work: Marco Polo.
Produced by Weinstein's
Deliver to Netflix
10 hours of content
Sean Santiago relocated from LA to produce VFX. Excited to put as
much VFX as possible into NY!
Recent Work: Noah, Untitled Chris Rock Movie, Traitors, etc.
Happy spring everyone! I am proud to have made contributions on
the following projects:
Noah - 40 days and 40 nights of sound effects
editing (actually it was 7 months) Untitled Chris Rock Movie - Narrative feature in
progress. Working with Chris Rock and Scott Rudin. Supervising sound
editor and re-recording mixer. Traitors - Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Sound design and all re-recording mixing. Leviathan - Feature doc. Now as part of the Whitney
Biennial. Sound design and all re-recording mixing. Little White Lie - Doc. PBS Independent Lens (2015),
festivals (2014). Searing personal narrative on race, identity ,
and family secrets. All sound editing and re-recording mixing. Babylon Fields - TV pilot in progress. Sound effects
Opens New Facility In Tribeca. Recent Work: Them, etc.
Post FactoryNY is proud to announce the opening of its new facility
at 12-14 Desbrosses Street in Tribeca. The company has taken over an
entire three story building, which will complement its existing facility
at 304 Hudson Street. It is a full-service post facility with offline
edit suites, color correction, sound mixing and a screening room.
Amenities include a roof deck, breakfast served on Fridays and it will
of course be dog friendly. It is also steps away from the idyllic
Hudson River Greenway.
"I couldn't be more proud right now," enthuses PFNY Founder Alex
Halpern. "This facility is the perfect blend of amenities, vibe and
Recent projects include The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby:
Them (color grading), Pawn Sacrifice (offline editorial), The Cobbler
(offline editorial) and television projects for National Geographic
and Comedy Central.
"Post Factory will continue to foster the community vibe that the
production industry has come to love," continues Mr. Halpern. "Only
now it will be even better because we have the whole building."
Recent Work: Only Lovers Left Alive, By PNYA members.
Now in theaters!
ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE Posted in NY
You may not know it from the Detroit and Tangier locations, but
"Only Lovers Left Alive" by Jim Jarmusch was posted in New York City.
Many PNYA members were involved, including:
- Editing by Affonso Gonçalves was done at Harbor Picture Company,
Joe Gawler was the colorist.
- Sound Design was by Robert Hein, who mixed with Dominick
"The Dominator" Tavella at Soundtrack.
- Titles by Randy Balsmeyer/ Big Film Design. Post Production
Supervisor was Susan Lazarus in NY.
Recent Work: Starz's Power, HBO's The Leftovers, etc.
DIVE NYC has been incredibly busy this spring with several projects
employing a team of about 20 visual effects artists currently, both
staff and freelance. DIVE is hard at work on a series of TV pilots
for TNT and ABC, as well as television series for Starz ("Power")
and HBO ("The Leftovers"). Additionally, DIVE is working on a feature
film for Exclusive Media entitled "Dark Places," starring Charlize
Theron. Beyond the projects noted, there is a significant amount of
work in the DIVE pipeline for this summer and fall.
HARBOR PICTURE COMPANY
Opens New 15,000 Sq Foot Facility At 96 Morton Street.
Harbor Picture Company is excited to celebrate the opening of its
new 15,000 square foot expansion space at 96 Morton Street. The
new Harbor West facility features 40 editorial suites, a DI theater
and full Isis connectivity. Harbor looks forward to expanding its
ability to provide a signature, boutique experience paired with
industrial strength infrastructure and technical support to the
New York film, television and commercial communities.
Recent Work: ADR Dinner@40, Macy's, Betrayal, etc.
Congratulations on the first PNYA newsletter! We're jazzed to be
part of such a dynamic group of professionals…and apparently we're
not the only ones. Membership is growing fast!
Mixopolis is a well-established audio post production facility with
an exceptional reputation built on consistently delivering high-quality
projects and client service to the advertising, television and film
Completed ADR and recorded soundtrack vocals for soon-to-be-released film,
Dinner @ 40
Completed ADR for ABC Television series Betrayal with James Cromwell
and Martin Shakar. (If the show is coming back to resolve the cliff
hanger, they're not talking.)
Recorded vocals for rock artist, Kim Rancourt, produced by Joe
DeFilipps and Don Fleming of Sonic Youth and Hole fame.
Recorded Clinton Kelly for Macy's and doing ADR and mixing for the
spring TV campaign.
Offering Daily News Coverage For Media Creatives in NYC.
NYC Production & Post News (http://www.nycppnews.com)
offers daily news coverage for media creatives in the New York City
region, with an emphasis on those involved in content creation for film,
video, and digital media. The only web resource dedicated to motion
media creatives in the tri-state area, NYCPPNEWS solicits news about
facility hires, project announcements and other relevant information
for posting. News items can be sent to email@example.com.
Recent Work: Sundance Institute, Warner Bros Studios, the Ford
BLUEFISHBAKER is a workflow consultancy that looks at operational
and technical workflow possibilities available for organizations and
Recent work includes an 18 month comprehensive review of the
production and process technology for the Sundance Institute,
including Festival workflow, Digital Asset Management and how the
Sundance Archive capitalizes on it's 40 year film archive through
Other clients include Warner Bros Studios and the Ford Foundation.