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Sim’s Effigy Lens System – Bringing Large Format Photography Lenses to Digital Cinema
“When the creator of Valley of The Boom, Matthew Carnahan asked me to provide him with some unique images for a test, I was p…
August 8, 2018
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April 5, 2018
Large Format Production
Picture you’re a Workflow Producer that has just been hired on a big budget feature film. Your client is super excited to hav…
November 6, 2017
At the dawn of film a century ago, dailies services were essential. Labs took cans of film negative each day (hence the name)…
October 19, 2017
Automating LUT Workflows
Over the years, I have been promoting the idea of always sticking to CDL compliance whenever possible; which means having a s…
October 19, 2017
360 Cameras and You!
By: Mia Pakulski, Workflow Supervisor Last month while gearing up for our latest pilot, the DP approached us with the idea of…
June 21, 2017
OnSet Color Choices – What Needs Attention?
By: Jesse Korosi, Director of Workflow “Just use my CDL I make in Live Grade, do not do any additional color adjustments in t…
February 4, 2017
Color Pipelines & Compatibility
By: Jesse Korosi, Director of Workflow In today’s world there are a ton of different ways to go about trying to get the best…
November 12, 2016
SMPTE 2016 Overview
By: Kylee Pena, Workflow Supervisor If you’ve never been to SMPTE’s Annual Technology Conference, I’ll lay the scene down for…
October 1, 2016
RAW Camera Files In Final Grading
By: Jesse Korosi, Director of Workflow With more and more cameras recording RAW formats every day, the question “Are you colo…
July 5, 2016
2.39 Vs. 2.40 For Features
By: Jesse Korosi, Director of Workflow I have heard this question of “2.39 vs. 2.40 for features” come up several times durin…
June 10, 2016
By: Jesse Korosi, Director of Workflow On more and more jobs, we are starting to see the need for file based pixel accurate r…
May 15, 2016
By: Kylee Wall, Workflow Supervisor Simply put, a checksum is a method for detecting errors when copying a file from one plac…
January 20, 2016
Introduction This blog is designed to detail Arri Looks – what they are, how they are used and most importantly how they can…
August 13, 2015
|2017||Keith Hodne||Re-recording Mixer||OJ: Made in America||Cinema Audio Society nomination|
|2017||Keith Hodne||Re-recording Mixer||OJ: Made in America||Emmy Nomination|
|2017||Cristina Esteras-Ortiz||Finishing Producer||OJ: Made in America||PGA Award Winner|
|2017||Jane Tattersall/David McCallum/Steve Medeiros/Brennan Mercer/Martin Lee/Kirk Lynds||Vikings: The Last Ship||Canadian Screen Award winner|
|2016||Jane Tattersall/David McCallum||Sound Editor||Hyena Road||Canadian Screen Awards winner|
|2016||Lou Solokofski/Kirk Linds||Sound Editor||Into the Forest||Canadian Screen Awards nominee|
|2016||David McCallum||Sound Editor||The Book of Negroes||Canadian Screen Awards Nomination|
|2016||Jane Tattersall/David McCallum||Sound Editor||Vikings: To the Gates||Canadian Screen Awards nominee|
|2016||Jane Tattersall/Lou Solakofski||Sound Editor||Songs of Freedom||Canadian Screen Awards nominee|
|2016||David McCallum/Dave Rose||Sound Editor||The Book of Negroes||MPSE Award Nomination|
|2016||Jane Tattersall/Steve Medeiros||Sound Editor||Vikings||MPSE Award Nomination|
|2016||Kirk Lynds/Martin Lee||Sound Editor||Fargo Season 2: The Gift of the Magi||CAS Award Winner|
|2016||Jesse Korosi||Director of Workflow Services||HPA||Emerging Leader Award|
|2016||Jesse Korosi||Director of Workflow Services||Studio Daily||Top 50 Creatives Award|
|2015||Jane Tattersall/David McCallum||Sound Editor||Our Man in Tehran||Canadian Screen Award winner|
|2015||Jane Tattersall/David McCallum||Sound Editor||Vikings: The Choice||Canadian Screen Award winner|
|2015||Jane Tattersall/Peter McCallum||Sound Editor||The Borgias: The Face of Death||Canadian Screen Award winner|
|2015||Jane Tattersall/Peter McCallum||Sound Editor||The Borgias: The Borgia Bull||Canadian Screen Award winner|
|2015||Jane Tattersall/David McCallum||Sound Editor||Penny Dreadful: Séance||MPSE Award Nomination|
|2015||Jane Tattersall/Dave Rose||Sound Editor||Penny Dreadful: Night Work||MPSE Award Nomination|
|2015||Jane Tattersall/David McCallum||Sound Editor||Vikings: Answers in Blood||MPSE Award Nomination|
|2015||Jane Tattersall/David McCallum||Sound Editor||Vikings: The Choice||DGC Winner|
|2015||David McCallum||Sound Editor||The Book of Negroes: Episode One||DGC Winner|
|2014||David McCallum||Sound Editor||The Nut Job||DGC nomination|
|2014||Jane Tattersall||Sound Editor||A Fighting Man||DGC nominee|
|2014||Jane Tattersall/David McCallum||Sound Editor||Vikings: Trial||DGC Winner|
|2014||David McCallum||Sound Editor||Enemy||DGC Winner|
|2014||Mike Polito||Associate Director||The 86th Annual Academy Awards||Emmy winner|
|2014||Mike Polito||Associate Director||The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors||Emmy Winner|
|2014||Rob Sim||President & CEO||DGC||Honorary Life Member Award|
|2013||Jane Tattersall/David McCallum||Sound Editor||World Without End: Medieval Life & Death||Emmy Nomination|
|2013||Jane Tattersall/David McCallum||Sound Editor||Vikings: Trial||Emmy Nomination|
|2013||Mike Polito||Associate Director||The 85th Annual Academy Awards||Emmy Winner|
|2013||Marcus Valentin||Editor||Air Aces, Episode: Red Tails||Canadian Cinema Editors Nomination|
|2012||Bill DeRonde/John Zimmer/ Ben Folts/ Mike Polito||Editor||The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony||Emmy Winner|
|2012||Marc Bachli||Colorist||Best Music DVD Fiest||Juno Award|
|2012||Jane Tattersall/Kathy Choi||Sound Editor||The Tudors: Sixth and the Final Wife||MPSE Award winner|
|2012||Mike Polito||Associate Director||The 84th Annual Academy Awards||Emmy winner|
|2011||Bill DeRonde||Editor||Lada Gaga Presents: The Monsters Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden||Emmy Winner|
|2011||Mike Polito||Associate Director||The 83rd Annual Academy Awards||Emmy winner|
|2011||Rob Sim||President & CEO||CSC||Bill Hilson Award|
|2010||Bill DeRonde/Mike Polito/John Zimmer||Editor||The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert||Emmy winner|
|2009||Mike Polito||Associate Director||The 81st Annual Academy Awards||Emmy winner|
|2008||Bill DeRonde||Editor||American Idol: The Search for a Superstar||Emmy winner|
|2008||Mike Polito||Associate Director||The 80th Annual Academy Awards||Emmy winner|
|2007||Bill DeRonde||Editor||American Idol: The Search for a Superstar||Emmy Nomination|
|2007||Mike Polito||Associate Director||The 79th Annual Academy Awards||Emmy winner|
|2006||Bill DeRonde||Editor||American Idol: The Search for a Superstar||Emmy Nomination|
|2006||Mike Polito/John Zimmer||Associate Director||Kennedy Center Honors 2006||Emmy winner|
|2005||Jane Tattersall/David McCallum/Lou Solakofski||Sound Editor||Sex Traffic||BAFTA Win|
|2005||Mike Polito||Associate Director||The 77th Annual Academy Awards||Emmy winner|
|2004||Mike Polito||Associate Director||The 76th Annual Academy Awards||Emmy winner|
|2004||Bill Deronde||Editor||The 76th Annual Academy Awards||Emmy Nomination|
|2003||Marc Bachli||Colorist||Danko Jones Music Video||Much Music Video Award|
|2002||Bill DeRonde||Editor||The 74th Annual Academy Awards||Emmy Nomination|
|2001||Lou Solakofski/Ian Rankin||Sound Editor||Nuremberg||Emmy winner|
|2000||Lou Solakofski||Sound editor||Joan of Arc: Part 1||CAS Award Winner|
|2000||Bill DeRonde||Editor||A Supernatural Evening with Carlos Santana||Emmy winner|
Sim is committed to being a good steward of the communities in which we live and work. We’re proud supporters and participants of many events, and organizations throughout North America:
- Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
One in seven people in Los Angeles County experiences food insecurity. The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has a mission to mobilize resources to fight hunger in our community. Sim is a proud supporter of this program.
Jazz Angels Youth Music ProgramSim is pleased to support the Jazz Angels Youth Music Program in their mission to create an environment for playing and preserving jazz, and empowers young musicians to develop self-confidence, leadership, and group interaction skills.
- Greater Vancouver Food Bank
Sim proudly supports the Greater Vancouver Food Bank providing people with access to healthy and sustainable food in a dignified manner.
- SAINTS – Senior Animals In Need Today Society
Sim has committed to a five-year partnership with SAINTS Rescue: Senior Animals in Need Today Society, a grassroots organization based in British Columbia, specializing as an end-of-life sanctuary for senior and special needs pets and farm animals that have nowhere else to go.
- Creative BC Reel Green Industry Contributor
Reel Green believes that Sustainable Production is the future of filmmaking! So does Sim. We’ve partnered with Reel Green in their efforts to enable a sustainable and thriving industry with a positive and healthy relationship with our environment and society.
- Save the Rio
Sim joined the MPPIA sponsored “Save the Rio” week to aid the 80-year-old Rio Theatre which has a precarious future due to redevelopment. With Sim’s, MPPIA’s and other donations we are keeping hopes alive that this grand cinema will be saved from the wrecking ball.
- Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Sim team members recently broke away from meetings in Vancouver to clean up the shoreline and give back to the community. Thank you to all involved!
- Toronto Blue Jays Care Foundation
The Toronto Blue Jays Care Foundation uses baseball to teach life skills and create lasting social change for children and youth in marginalized communities across Canada. Sim is proud to contribute to their efforts.
- Daily Bread Food Bank, Toronto
The Daily Bread Food Bank believes that access to food is a basic human right, not a privilege. No one should go hungry. We at Sim do too and are pleased to support their efforts.
- Young Filmmakers Initiative
Young Filmmakers Initiative is a collaboration between NYFEST (Film and Entertainment Soccer Tournament) and the City of New York Department of Youth and Community Services. The inaugural program produces nine short films, involving six after-school programs and representing the talents of over 40 middle-schoolers across the boroughs, and culminated with a screening at a Tribeca Film Festival venue in April. Sim is proud to be a part of their efforts.
- Food Bank NYC
Food Bank NYC has a mission to end hunger by organizing food, information and support for community survival, empowerment, and dignity. As the city’s largest hunger-relief organization, they employ a multifaceted approach centered on helping low-income New Yorkers overcome their circumstances and achieve greater independence. Sim is proud to support their efforts
- Sarah Jones Internship
Sarah Jones was a Camera Assistant who worked in the Atlanta area on movies and TV shows, including “The Vampire Diaries.” She lost her life in a fatal accident on the Georgia set of the “Midnight Rider.” The Sarah Jones Opportunity was created along with Warner Brothers Television Group and others, including Sim, to provide an annual internship dedicated to the memory of the late camera assistant. The program targets people like Sarah who have a passion for working in the film industry but need help with training and getting contacts within the Georgia film industry. Sim is proud to have been involved with these efforts since their inception.
- Atlanta Community Food Bank
Sim is pleased to support the efforts of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, who works with over 600 nonprofit partners including food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, night shelters and senior centers to distribute over 60 million meals across metro Atlanta.
- PAWS Atlanta
PAWS Atlanta believes that people and pets bring out the best in each other and are on a mission to build a community of caring, by helping pets and pets helping people. Sim is proud to support their efforts. Click here to donate.
- Red Nose Day
Red Nose Day takes place every May and Sim takes part in the awareness building effort. The international campaign to end child poverty began in the UK in 1988 and has raised over $1 billion since its launch.
- Doug Dales Red Sweater Day
Sim honors Doug Dales’ birthday, the founder of Vancouver PS Lighting + Grip, every May 23rd. Douglas James Dales was a mentor and supporter of many people, but most of all, he supported our ‘PS’ family that later became a part of Sim. “The people at PS are the secret to our success,” Doug often noted. He passed away on December 3rd, 2010 and will always be fondly remembered.
Sim thanks you for letting us be a part of your community.
Sim proudly sponsors the organizations that support our industry. It is through these organizations that our industry communities come together, share ideas, and acknowledge outstanding work.
- ACE – American Cinema Editors
- ASC – American Society of Cinematographers
- SMPTE – Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
- SOC – Society of Camera Operators
- Women in Film Los Angeles
- Women in Film Vancouver
- Leo Awards
- Annual UBC POV Student Film Festival
- Member of the BCIT Film & TV Program Advisory Council
- Member of MPPIA – Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC
- Sponsor of the annual MPPIA Stephen J Cannell Golf Tournament
- Member of CPAWC – Commercial Production Association of Western Canada
- Creative Industries Week in BC
- CMPA – Canadian Media Producers Association
- CSA – Canadian Screen Awards
- CSC – Canadian Society of Cinematographers
- CFC – Canadian Film Centre
- DGC – Directors Guild of Canada
- WIFT – Women in Film & Television Toronto
- PNYA – Post New York Alliance Board Member
- The Advertising Club
- ANDY Awards
- Blue Collar Post Collective Panels
- New York International Children’s Film Festival
- NYWIFT – New York Women in Film & Television