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Helping color Kurt Cobain’s world for Montage of Heck
Company 3’s Shane Harris works with director Brett Morgen on this new documentary

Director Brett Morgen spent eight years putting together the documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, which tells the fascinating and tragic story of the Nirvana front man in a very intimate way via never-before-heard recordings and animations based on his mostly unseen drawings. There are also very personal home movies and interviews Morgen did with the artist’s mother, band mates, friends and wife, Courtney Love. The film played at the Tribeca Film Festival, had a limited theatrical release and is currently on HBO.

For Company 3 (@company3) colorist Shane Harris, who also worked with Morgen on the director’s Rolling Stones doc, Crossfire Hurricane, the sessions were particularly fascinating and rewarding both because of his longtime interest in Nirvana’s music and because of Morgen’s strong appreciation of the role color can play in telling a story, even in a documentary.

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Ingenuity Engine effects The Last Man on Earth

Los Angeles-based Ingenuity Engine was the primary visual effects vendor on the first season of the Fox hit The Last Man on Earth — the story of a man who believes he is the only survivor of a deadly virus that has wiped out the world’s population. In an act of desperation, Phil (series creator and star Will Forte) puts up billboards telling anyone who might care that he is “Alive in Tuscon.” Amazingly he finds other survivors.

The series, scored by Mark Mothersbaugh (see our story here), has already been renewed for a second season.

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DP John Seale on capturing Mad Max: Fury Road 
This film vet goes digital for the first time with Alexa cameras and 
Codex recorders

Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth movie in writer/director George Miller’s post-apocalyptic action franchise and a prequel to the first three. It is also the first digital film for Australian cinematographer John Seale ASC, ACS, whose career spans more than 30 years and includes such titles as The English Patient (for which he won an Oscar), The Mosquito Coast, Witness, Dead Poets Society and Rain Man.

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Behind the Title: 
Roger’s Dane Macbeth

Behind the Title: 
Colorist Jim Wicks

Stir's Matt Holmes upped 
to sound designer/mixer

Editor Rye Dahlman gets AICE Hall of Fame nod

Facilis' new shared storage, asset tracking tools

Lightmap intros 
HDR Light Studio 5

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