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The color of Malick’s Knight of Cups
Modern VideoFilm’s Bryan McMahan on grading 
the dailies and final film

By Randi Altman

Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in early February, has literally been years in the making. Shot in 2012, on 35mm, 65mm and a variety of digital formats, Knight of Cups has had a two-year post-production cycle.

For the film, which stars Christian Bale as a Hollywood screenwriter having a sort of crisis of conscious, the director called on frequent collaborators, such as cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, who has a brand-new shiny Oscar for his work on Birdman, and Modern VideoFilm colorist Bryan McMahan, who also graded Malick’s Tree of Life and The New World, among other titles.

McMahan’s relationship with both Malick and Lubezki (also known by his nickname, Chivo) goes back about 15 years. That is a level of comfort that is hard to quantify.

We reached out to McMahan to learn more about Knight of Cups — its workflow and his process, grading dailies as well as the final product.

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PostChat: Composer Rob Gokee
By Randi Altman

This week’s #PostChat guest was LA-based composer Rob Gokee, whose resume includes a variety of work, including projects for film, television, commercials and the Web. Gokee was excited to be in the hot seat on this week’s Twitter chat. In fact, he says that over the last seven years the majority of his industry contacts have been made through Twitter.

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Blog: Narrowing distances, building creative relationships
By Lenny Mastrandrea

Remote collaboration is not a new concept to our industry. The technology to do so is available to all. A number of software and hardware providers have used the expanded capabilities of robust Internet connections to encourage creative people to connect on projects across great distances, or to allow an artist beginning a project in one location to finish in another.

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My ‘Top 3’ prosumer filmmaker necessities
By Brady Betzel

Behind the Title: Executive CD Vincenzo LoRusso

Quantel’s Digital Fact 
Book updated, online

Stargate Studios names Thayer Jester VP of biz dev

Atomos intros Avid DNxHR 4K recording in Shogun

Boutique edit house Wax adds Christopher Huth

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