July/August 2019

  • 27-Jul-2019
    July/August 2019
    In This Issue:

    - Summer Movies: The Lion King & Toy Story 4

    - Music Videos: Miley Cyrus, Childish Gambino, Elton John, Robyn and more!

    - Director's Chair: David Leitch — Hobbs & Shaw

    - Special Report: AR/VR

    - The DP/Colorist Relationship

    ...and much more!


  • Animated Feature: <I>The Lion King</I>
    Animated Feature: The Lion King

    How do you categorize Disney’s 2019 feature film The Lion King ? The African savannahs look photographed. The lions, wildebeests, meerkats, hyenas and other animals look like they stepped out of a BBC ...

    August 3, 2019

  • Animation: <I>Toy Story 4</I>
    Animation: Toy Story 4

    If you thought Pixar closed the lid once and for all on the toy box following Toy Story 3 in 2010, well, think again. The beloved characters that broke new technological ground and paved the way forwa ...

    July 29, 2019

  • Music Video: Areia Creations completes KPOP projects
    Music Video: Areia Creations completes KPOP projects

    SOUTH KOREA — Areia Creations (http://areiacreations.com) has been busy creating music videos for KPOP artists such as Musky and Ferry. The studio uses Blackmagic Design’s Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and ...

    August 8, 2019

  • Music Video: Childish Gambino — <I>This Is America</I>
    Music Video: Childish Gambino — This Is America

    LOS ANGELES — Editor Ernie Gilbert (iamernie.com) recently collaborated with Atlanta director Hiro Murai to create Childish Gambino’s This is America music video, which has garnered more than 500 mill ...

    July 30, 2019

  • Music Video: Diplo (featuring Cam) — <I>So Long</I>
    Music Video: Diplo (featuring Cam) — So Long

    HOLLYWOOD — Director Brandon Dermer recently created a new music video for artist Diplo that breaks from his EDM roots, venturing into the country genre. So Long features vocals by country artist Cam, ...

    August 2, 2019

  • Music Video: Ed Sheeran — <i>Cross Me</i>
    Music Video: Ed Sheeran — Cross Me

    LONDON — Riff Raff director Ryan Staake and The Moving Picture Company (www.moving-picture.com) worked in close collaboration to weave together the real world and a game-like fantasy for Ed Sheeran ne ...

    August 12, 2019

  • Music Video: Elton John — <I>(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again</I>
    Music Video: Elton John — (I'm Gonna) Love Me Again

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Gasket (https://gasket.tv) was recently called on by LA-based We Are Hear to create animation for the music video (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again, which comes from the Elton John biopic fe ...

    August 2, 2019

  • Music Video: Gloryhammer — <I>Masters of the Galaxy</I>
    Music Video: Gloryhammer — Masters of the Galaxy

    GLASGOW, SCOTLAND — Craig Gowans of 12 Inch Media (12inchmedia.com) created a new lyric music video for the power metal band Gloryhammer that features art derived from the band’s album cover. Masters ...

    July 31, 2019

  • Music Video: Jackie Venson — <i>Joy</i>
    Music Video: Jackie Venson — Joy

    AUSTIN, TX — Jackie Venson is a singer/songwriter/guitarist who recently released a new video on earmilk.com. Joy uses color to represent the way a person can think and feel. In Venson’s case, yellow ...

    August 6, 2019

  • Music Video: Losers Club — <I>Skywalker</I>
    Music Video: Losers Club — Skywalker

    CHARLESTON, WV — Losers Club recently premiered Skywalker on the music video site BlankTV.com. The project was directed, shot and edited by Chris Thompson of West Virginia-based Selfless Media (http:/ ...

    August 1, 2019

  • Music Video: Miley Cyrus — <I>Mother's Daughter</I>
    Music Video: Miley Cyrus — Mother's Daughter

    NEW YORK CITY — Miley Cyrus’ new Mother’s Daughter video has both social and political messages. The singer offers support to the LBGT community while demanding that those in power don’t ‘F’ with her ...

    July 27, 2019

  • Music Video: Monsieur Job — <I>Busque Mal</i>
    Music Video: Monsieur Job — Busque Mal

    CALI, COLOMBIA — Toby Holguin is a musician and filmmaker, as well as a founding member of the Latin band Monsieur Job. He recently directed Busqué Mal, the group’s official video, via his new filmmak ...

    August 7, 2019

  • Music Video: Robyn — <I>Ever Again</I>
    Music Video: Robyn — Ever Again

    PARIS — Editor Tianès Montasser (www.tianesmontasser.com) recently cut Robyn’s Ever Again music video, which has more than a half-million online views. The video features the artist performing in fron ...

    August 6, 2019

  • Music Video: Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello — <i>Senorita</i>
    Music Video: Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello — Senorita

    SANTA MONICA, CA — Creative studio Timber (www.timber.net) recently helped heat things up between recording artists Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello in their new music video, Señorita for Island Reco ...

    July 31, 2019

Web Exclusives

  • <I>BH90210</I>: Composer Brian Kim
    BH90210: Composer Brian Kim

    LOS ANGELES — Composer Brian Kim has been working on Fox’s BH90210, the reboot of the popular ‘90s television series that followed a group of well-off Beverly Hills teens through high school and later ...

    August 27, 2019

  • <I>The Aeronauts</I>: Inside the production & post
    The Aeronauts: Inside the production & post

    Amazon Prime Video will release The Aeronauts on December 6th. Directed by Tom Harper, the film stars Felicity Jones as a daredevil balloon pilot and Eddie Redmayne as a pioneering meteorologist who p ...

    September 10, 2019

  • Careers: Colorist Julien Biard
    Careers: Colorist Julien Biard

    Originally from France, Julien Biard joined full service creative studio Carbon in Chicago in July 2018, after honing his craft at MPC and Finish/Freefolk in London. He has won a number of awards for ...

    September 26, 2019

  • Careers: Teen composer/prodigy Rio Mangini
    Careers: Teen composer/prodigy Rio Mangini

    Composer Rio Mangini is the son of Mark Mangini, an Oscar-winning sound designer for Mad Max: Fury Road, and four-time nominee. Rio is a classical piano prodigy. He made his debut at Carnegie Hall at ...

    August 30, 2019

  • Color Grading: <I>Overcomer</I>
    Color Grading: Overcomer

    BURBANK, CA — Roush Media (https://roush-media.com) provided dailies, digital intermediate color grading and digital cinema mastering services for Overcomer, the live-action family film from brothers ...

    September 18, 2019

  • Director's Chair: Julius Onah — <I>Luce</I>
    Director's Chair: Julius Onah — Luce

    Luce, the latest film from Nigerian American writer/director/producer Julius Onah, is a smart, unnerving psychological thriller that couldn’t be more timely in today's America of the Black Lives Matte ...

    August 28, 2019

  • Editing: <I>True Detective</I>, Season 3
    Editing: True Detective, Season 3

    The biggest challenge of my career was also my most rewarding experience. As the sole editor of all eight episodes of HBO’s True Detective, Season 3, I was given the responsibility of telling an extre ...

    August 22, 2019

  • Maintaining quality with increased demand for content
    Maintaining quality with increased demand for content

    Consumer demand not only dictates the genre of content that is created, but also how much, how often, and where content is produced and distributed. With the expectation that content should be generat ...

    July 27, 2019

  • Sound: Emmy nominee Mandell Winter details his <I>Deadwood</I> & <I>True Detective</I> work
    Sound: Emmy nominee Mandell Winter details his Deadwood & True Detective work

    Sound supervisor Mandell Winter recently received two Emmy-nominations for his work on True Detective and Deadwood: The Movie. Here, he discusses recreating sound from the beloved Deadwood series, usi ...

    August 26, 2019

  • VFX: <I>Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.</I>
    VFX: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    While showrunners recently announced that next season will be the final one for its hit, Emmy nominated series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. , fans had a chance to delight in the show’s 6th season, ...

    August 8, 2019

  • VFX: HBO's <I>Sharp Objects</I>
    VFX: HBO's Sharp Objects

    Sharp Objects, the HBO miniseries that recently landed eight Emmy nominations, is widely respected as a psychological thriller masterpiece. Director Jean-Marc Vallée and the creative team on Sharp Obj ...

    August 12, 2019