DIT Rig Upgrades

Davis and Pedro have been hard at work testing workflows with the new Mac Pro to build out an improved transcoding and on-set color correction rig. The goal is to help film and commercial production companies deal with a variety of camera formats and logistics. Although the trend in the current industry is one of smaller and smaller budgets, minimizing crews and services, the need for standardized editing formats is still important, particularly for long-form projects. Providing a workflow that makes it less costly to go back to the original camera files for color correction and finishing – and doing so efficiently – will save headaches and money at the end of post.

DIT Rig on another feature film

Davis Northern, our resident Digital Intermediate expert is currently on another independent feature filming in New York City with our on-set dailies and color correction rig.

Beauty Factory documentary gets distribution!

Beauty Factory, a documentary project by Zachary Kerschberg and Patrick Pineda, is being distributed by Gravitas Ventures on a variety of cable, video-on-demand and internet streaming services. Please check it out on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/beauty-factory/id767046979?ls=1.

ESPN 30 for 30 ‘No Más’ Premiering October 15, 8 PM

Check out one of ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentaries about the infamous “No más” fight between Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Durán. Directed by Eric Drath and edited by Alison Shurman, with color correction by Pedro J. Padilla. October 15th at 8 PM on ESPN.

Follow the Leader Documentary Premiering in Germany

Jonathan Goodman Levitt’s documentary about three traditional American boys with Presidential dreams will be premiering in Germany October 2013.

Shooting in Madrid the month of June

Pedro is the director of photography on a television pilot shooting in New York City and Madrid, Spain.

Untitled Promise at Under the Subway Video Art Festival – June 1st

The experimental animation Untitled Promise, created from artist Victoria Febrer‘s red wine prints (vinographs), will be screening at the Under the Subway VideoArt festival in Long Island City, Queens Saturday June 1st.

Beauty Factory Premiering in Palm Springs

The documentary Beauty Factory, about the Miss Venezuela beauty pageant, will be premiering in the American Documentary Festival in Palm Springs, CA. RIF/RAF provided all the post production and Zachary Kerschberg of Windmills & Giants produced and directed. Tickets are still available.

How to Follow Strangers Finishing

Wrapping up the color correction phase of the independent feature How to Follow Strangers, a Chioke Nassor film.

Cooper Union Saturday Program

Pedro J. Padilla made a presentation to high school seniors in the Saturday Program’s Portfolio Preparation Class about careers in filmmaking.

The Saturday Program provides free art & architecture classes to over 200 New York City Public High School students.