Tag: film processing
Miami, April 6, 2009.
Brian Hecker’s ode to growing up in Southern Florida opened at theaters this weekend. Shot in Hollywood near where Hecker grew up, Bart tells the story of a young man who finds himself dateless on the night of his senior prom. His divorced mother and father, played by veteran actors Cheryl Hines and William H. Macy, knowing what a psychological burden this could be on his future are on board with his many friends in getting him a date for the prom. The adventures unfold showing a familiar part of 1980 Jewish Florida with humorous encounters at weddings, bar mitzvahs, early bird dinners and retirees. Macy’s afro should be up for an Oscar.
Cineworks handled all processing and dailies for the project which was shot on super 16.
Director William Kaufman started his second feature Sinners and Saints which he co -wrote with Jay Moses, with an early call. Using the back drop of New Orleans Kaufman spins a story of a young detective Sean Reilly, played by up and commer Johny Strong, who, while working for the elite “Street Crime” task force, loses his partner on a routine warrant serve.
The film shot by DP Mark Rutledge, is being filmed on 35 MM three perf.
Cineworks is doing the developing and dailies to HDCam with a simo DVcam. Colorist Ralph Perez is doing the color correction and nighttime New Orleans never looked more foreboding.
Celia Cruz is widely recognized as the most popular and influential female in the history of Cuban music. When she passed away in 2003, Joe Cardona, Mario de Varona and José Luis Vázquez had already been working on a biographical documentary of Cruz’s life for more than five years. Now their project, Celia: The Queen, is coming to fruition. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and there are plans for theatrical distribution. Vázquez was born in Cuba, raised in New York City and lives in Miami. He had a boyhood interest in photography and graphic arts but a fascination with movement in visuals led him to a job as a promotions cameraman at the Univision network in Miami. “I realized then that what really fascinated me was the way light affects an emulsion on a frame of film,” he says. “That’s when I became a cinematographer.” (continue reading…)
“Recount” starring Kevin Spacey along with John Hurt, Laura Dern, Denis Leary, Ed Begley Jr. and Tom Wilkinson recently wrapped production in Jacksonville, Florida. Cineworks Digital Studios, Inc. provided S/16mm developing along with simultaneous High Definition and Standard Definition film to tape transfers and DVD screeners. “Recount” was Directed by Jay Roach, Produced by Michael Hausman, UPM Scott Ferguson and Production Supervisor Gerry Byrne. The Cinematographer was Jim Denault.
Cineworks Digital Studios, Inc. congratulates Jim on a job well done.