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Friday, Mar. 5, 1999
Progressive Image Group Adds Editor Cary Gries: Moves From Superior Assembly Editing Co.
Editor Cary Gries has shifted coasts, moving from Santa Monica, Calif.-based Superior Assembly Editing Company to Progressive Image Group (P.I.G.), New York. In addition to editor, the multi-skilled Gries has also worked as a director, DP, producer and sound editor/sound designer. In fact, Gries...
Friday, Mar. 5, 1999
Manex Buys Efx Studios CFC-LA: From FrameStore Group, London
Manex Entertainment LLC, a visual effects and production complex in the Northern California town of Alameda, has bought feature effects facility Computer Film Company-LA, Culver City, Calif., from FrameStore Group, the London digital effects subsidiary of U.K. firm Megalomedia plc. The purchase...
Friday, Mar. 5, 1999
Wanted: A Documentary Education - Spot Prod. Rosenstein Co-Chairs Outreach Program.
Bringing documentary filmmakers and documentary films to students in schools sounds like a great idea. In fact, its such a good idea that DocuClub, a New York-based organization is developing a program to do just that. If kids can be turned on to the whole idea of documentary films and filmmaking...
Friday, Mar. 5, 1999
YOUR SHOT: Dare To Draw
ence recently that left me feeling like a character in a 1950s science-fiction film. During a special lecture I presented to the School of Visual Arts broadcast design students, I had a glimpse of the future, and now feel compelled to warn mankind of the evils linked to technology. For you see,...
Friday, Mar. 5, 1999
FLASHBACK
5 Years Ago MARCH 4, 1994 Feature director and cinematographer John Bailey has signed a deal for exclusive representation as a commercial director via Brownstone Films, Los Angeles....Director Pierluca De Carlo has joined Los Angeles-based Ritts/Hayden for exclusive spot representation....CST...
Friday, Mar. 5, 1999
SPOT.COM.MENTARY: Recognition
key gathering, the event still managed to speak volumes. On Feb. 23, the Directors Guild of America (DGA) held an evening reception at its Hollywood quarters, honoring nominees in one of its annual award show categories. In Hollywood, such receptions are hardly out of the ordinary-be they for Oscar...
Friday, Mar. 5, 1999
LONDON PRODUCTION & POST: Squall In A Teacup - U.K. spot production maintains status quo despite labor dispute. Strike by voiceover and visual talent called a non-event.
Although U.K. actors union British Equity has not negotiated a new formal agreement with regard to voiceover fees, the bottom line is that London commercial production companies have been able to continue business pretty much as usualaparticularly since battle lines softened after a highly...
Friday, Mar. 5, 1999
COMPUTER GRAPHICS: Out Of Sight - Sight Effects teaches a little dog new tricks.
Sight Effects, a decade old visual effects house, has always set its sights high. Lately, however, the company has been peeking out at the world from a dogs eye view, specifically, from the POV of Gidget, the little chattering Chihuahua in the popular Taco Bell spots that were directed by Rocky...
Friday, Mar. 5, 1999
COMPUTER GRAPHICS: Get Shorty! Short films represent long term investments, promoting the art and science of CGI. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences takes notice.
A seven minute film which took three years to make, about an old rabbit that climbs into an oven and goes to heaven, may win an Academy Award. And Chris Wedge couldnt be happier. This is something that, as a filmmaker, you dream of, says Wedge, VP/creative development at bicoastal Blue Sky|VIFX,...
Friday, Mar. 5, 1999
Photomag Sound Studios Adds Mixer Shawn Conrad
NEW YORK-Mixer Shawn Conrad has joined Photomag Sound Studios. Conrad will work in the facility's Studio "E,' which was recently equipped with a Fairlight MFX3 Plus and a Neve VR console. Prior to joining the New York-based company, Conrad spent four years as a mixer at Soundtrack Studios, New York...

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