- We now have 2 rooms running DaVinci Resolve v11.3. That's some incredible color grading power. The rooms are also running MC/Symphony v8 as well as a full Adobe Creative Cloud license giving us the latest versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere, and all the other great Adobe software plus Avid DS for high end compositing and finishing.
- We completed picture and sound finishing for the second season of CNN's Death Row Stories, Executive produced by Academy® Award-winner Alex Gibney of Jigsaw Productions, together with Academy® Award-winner Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn of Sundance Productions. This thought-provoking CNN Original Series examines the justice delivered for those who face the ultimate criminal penalty.
- We're also in the midst of finishing a new series for CMT, Gainesville from Marc Levin and Blowback Productions. This series is about a tight-knit group of young adults in Gainesville, FL making their way through the troubles of life and love while helping themselves to huge quantities of fun - airs in August.
- Legendary commercial and music video director Bob Giraldi teaches a graduate directing class at The School of Visual Arts. The students direct narrative and documentary shorts and hire professional writers, DPs and editors to bring their vision to the big screen for a semester ending film festival. The films are shot on a variety of cameras and formats, including DSLRs, Arri Alexa and Red Scarlet. Glue was honored to be one of the color correction facilities used to help these amazing new directors bring their vision to life.
As usual, we've had some great docs come through Glue:
Welcome to Leith,
directed by Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker.
Welcome to Leith' is a feature documentary chronicling the attempted takeover of a small town in North Dakota by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb. Filmed in the days leading up to Cobb's arrest for terrorizing the townspeople on an armed patrol and his subsequent release from jail six months later, the film is an eerie document of American DIY ideals. The film premiered at this years Sundance film festival and was very well received. It followed with a healthy festival run including SXSW, Hotdocs and many more.
Dream Killer, directed by Andrew Jencks and produced by Chip Rosenbloom and Dylan Ratigan
Dream Killer is about Ryan Ferguson who, in 2005 at 20 years old, was convicted and sentenced to 40 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. dream/killer is the story of how his father Bill embarked on 10-year campaign to prove Ryan’s innocence. Dream Killer premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival.
Babushkas of Chernobyl
Directed by Holly Morris and Anne Bogart
Some 200 women defiantly cling to their ancestral homeland in Chernobyl's radioactive "Exclusion Zone." While most of their neighbors have long since fled and their husbands have gradually died off, this stubborn sisterhood is hanging on-even, oddly, thriving-while trying to cultivate an existence on toxic earth.