'Kong,' 'Pirates' compete for compositing, coloring prizes

“King Kong” and Weta Digital garnered two feature noms and post house Outside Editorial received five noms for commercials as Hollywood Post Alliance announced the nominees for the inaugural HPA Awards on Tuesday.

“Kong” and its Weta teams will compete with “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” for compositing and with “Stay” and “The Illusionist” for color correction in features with a digital intermediate.

Outside Editorial was nommed twice for editing and has all three noms for color correction in a commercial.

Soundelux is assured of kudos for audio post for a feature, as it has both nominees in the category, “Flight Plan” and “The Producers.”

LaserPacific took two noms, one for color correction on “Stay” and one for color correction in TV for “Invasion.”

The HPA Awards will be presented Nov. 1 at the Skirball Cultural Center.

NOMINEES:

Color Correction-Feature Film in a DI Process
“King Kong” – David Cole (Weta Digital Ltd)
“Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide, Episode 220″ – Greg Stacy, Mark Petersen, Mike Cook, Mike Hickey, Jeff Clark (Laser Sound Services)
“Squirrel Boy” – Michael Geisler, Curt Hackney, Vincent Colavitti, Glenn Aulepp (Pacific Soundwaves)

Editing – Commercial
Jaguar, “Gorgeous” – Scott Gaillard (Outside Editorial)
Farmers Insurance, “Inde-structible” – Richard Cooperman (The Mission)
Jaguar, “XK Launch” – Neil Gust (Outside Editorial)

Color Correction – Commercial
Jaguar, “Gor-geous” – Steve Mottershead (Outside Editorial)
Greyhound Bus Lines, “Let’s Go Dog” – Steve Mottershead (Outside Editorial)
Jaguar, “XK Launch” – Steve Mottershead (Outside Editorial)

Compositing – Commercial
Nike, “Celebration” – John Ciampa, Thomas Downs, Paul Geiger, Brian Schneider (Ring of Fire)
Hyundai, “World On Its Head” – Andrew Mac-Donald, Andy Davis, Wensen Ho, Kelly Bumbarger (RIOT)

Audio Post – Commercial
Cadillac, “Drum” – Jimmy Hite (Margarita Mix Santa Monica)
Coca Cola, “Video Game” – Peter Rincon, Robert Weiss, D. Chris Smith (POP Sound)
Honda, “Motorcycles” – Jeff Levy (Margarita Mix Santa Monica)

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