Honors and Hires: Oscar Winning DP Dion Beebe Goes 'Into the Woods'
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Director of photography Dion Beebe (pictured) has reteamed with director Rob Marshall on Disney’s adaptation of the musical Into the Woods. The pair previously collaborated on Memoirs of a Geisha, for which Beebe earned an Oscar; Chicago, which earned him a second cinematography nomination; and Nine.
Paradigm announced the following client news: Chris Cornwell is production designer on Best Man Inc. for Screen Gems. Raul Davalos will edit the CW's Reign. Director of photography Patti Lee has joined NBC's Sean Saves the World.
London-headquartered VFX house Framestore (Gravity, 47 Ronin) opened its new permanent facility in Culver City. The Los Angeles operation -- which was previously operating out of temporary space in Santa Monica -- is focused on commercial work but will also serve as a base for feature business. The company handles its feature work at its facilities in London, New York and Montreal.
Digital Arts in New York announced that it is a 4K-ready postproduction facility. The space includes a 27-seat DI theater with a Christie 4220 4K digital projector, and Assimilate Scratch and DaVinci Resolve grading systems. It also provides workflows with digital dailies grading, editorial, DCP mastering and LTO-6 archiving. A re-recording dubstage offers 7.1 and 5.1 surround/stereo audio mixing. The team includes colorist Milan Boncich (Beginners), editor/director David Jakubovic (The Forest Is Red) and sound designer/re-recording mixer Chris Foster (30 Rock).
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