LipSync Posts DI installs 'Genetic Engineering'
February 22, 2010 16:17
LipSync Post has recently completed the installation of Quantel's 'Genetic Engineering' system which allows multiple suites to share media without the need to manage multiple versions.
The installation, which is in support of LipSync's two Quantel Pablo suites and an iQ DI system, allows for both creative grading and prep work to occur simultaneously without interrupting the workflow of a project.
The full press release from Quantel can be found here.
'Solomon Kane' in cinemas now!
February 19, 2010 12:32
The highly anticipated 'Solomon Kane' was released in cinemas across the UK today, with VFX, scanning and grading work all completed at LipSync Post.
Set to storm the box office this weekend, the film has received highly favourable reviews.
For reviews and exclusive interviews, visit Film-4.
LipSync co-productions win British Film Awards
February 11, 2010 11:04
Two of LipSync's recent co-productions have won awards at the Evening Standard British Film Awards.
Anne-Marie Duff won Best Actress for her role as John Lennon's volatile mother in Nowhere Boy, while Andy Serkis won the Best Actor gong for his role as Ian Dury in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.
Both films were LipSync co-productions, and full post on each was completed at LipSync, including grading, scanning, sounds, titles and VFX.
'Solomon Kane' on BBC News!
February 8, 2010 17:55
James Purefoy, the star of the upcoming fantasy film Solomon Kane, appeared on to BBC News to discuss the film, which is released on February the 19th.
The interview features considerable VFX work by LipSync Post, and can be seen here.
LipSync Post completed VFX, scanning and grading on the film. They also played a central role in producing VFX for Solomon Kane, taking charge of the global distribution of all shots to the various VFX houses working on the film, and also in the reviews and approvals process, collating all the work and shooting out sequences to film for screening.
Fantastic Mr. Fox nominated for two Oscars
February 2, 2010 14:49
Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox has been nominated for two Academy Awards, it was announced today. The film has been selected in the Best Animated Film category, as well as for Best Music (Original Score).
LipSync's VFX Department contributed over 75 VFX shots to the stop-motion extravaganza, which has also been nominated for a BAFTA for Best Animated Film.
The work demanded a seamless melding of traditional stop-motion techniques with digital effects and included greenscreen comps, extensive rig removals and stitching together a variety of motion controlled plates. In addition, a complex 'selective grading process' was undertaken in order to assist with production deadlines; the work involved matching photo backgrounds to the live action sets, in order to allow the production to film the same scenes on different stage concurrently.
The full list of nominees for the 2010 Academy Awards can be found here. The winners will be announced on Sunday March 7th.
LipSync projects nominated for BAFTA Awards
February 1, 2010 17:13
The LipSync films Nowhere Boy, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and Fantastic Mr. Fox have all been nominated for this years BAFTA Awards.
The nominations were announced on the 21st of January, with Nowhere Boy receiving four nominations including Oustanding British Film, Outstanding debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer and two Best Supporting Actress nods to Kristin Scott-Thomas and Anne-Marie Duff.
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll received nods for Andy Serkis in the Leading Actor category, and in the Best Music category, while Fantastic Mr. Fox was nominated for Best Animated Film.
The winners will be announced on Sunday the 21st of February.
For the full list of nominations, please visit the BAFTA website.