Sony F65, ShootersNYC, 32TEN Studios, Masterfx
Starting next month, Sony Pictures will host a series of workshops on digital workflows supporting Sony’s new F65 CineAlta digital motion picture camera. The sessions will be conducted at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City on Stage 7 and will feature a functioning, end-to-end production and post production system. “The F65 has generated a lot of enthusiasm among directors and cinematographers impressed by its outstanding image quality and performance, which, some say, rivals 35mm film,” said Gary Martin, prexy of production administration at Sony Pictures Entertainment. “Our intent is to help filmmakers get the most from this exceptional new camera.”
Production and post house ShootersNYC has moved into new digs in Gotham’s Flatiron District. The new space includes three editing suites, a graphics/animation suite and enough production space to handle a growing number of projects. Studio’s growth spurt last year also saw the addition editors, Anthony Marinelli and David Smalheiser.
San Rafael-based stage rentals and vfx company 32TEN Studios signed three initial subtenant companies that will relocate to its space: RipplFX, Jessen Productions and GB-Films. 32TEN CEO Tim Partridge said: “Our goal is to add a sense of revitalization to the long-standing film production community located in Marin County, Calif.” Studio is working on three upcoming features.
Character effects shingle Masterfx has announced its collaboration with Twisted Twins Productions to create the character designs and produce the prosthetic and makeup special effects for the original indie horror film “American Mary.” The deal comes on the heels of the just-released DVD of “Dead Hooker in a Trunk,” the debut film from Twisted Twins. The DVD release is from IFC Films and MPI Media.