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POSTINGS 42 POST NOVEMBER 2015 COP CAR NEW YORK — MPC NY ( colorist James Tillett completed the grade for director Jon Watts' thriller, Cop Car, which pre- miered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and has since been released in theatres across America. The 86-minute film, which was shot on Arri Alexa, stars Kevin Bacon as a corrupt police officer and follows two 10-year olds who steal a seemingly abandoned car. Working on Baselight for grading and digital intermediate (DI) for feature film, Tillett created scene-to-scene consistency, subtle enhancements, and gradual progression in the color palette used to carry the narrative to its chaotic final scenes, crafting a filmic, natural look and feel in the grade that would be true to the photography. In collaboration with DP Matthew Lloyd, Tillett tested the initial looks to form the basis of the finished DI before finess- ing the final look for the big screen. WALKIN' MY CAT NAMED DOG NEW YORK — Integrated creative studio Mixtape Club ( recently produced the music video for They Might Be Giants' Walkin' My Cat Named Dog track, which will be included on the band's upcoming album for children, scheduled for a fall release. With a "cast" of Mixtape Club's own pets, the video is a playful retro-styled animation that compliments the carefree summertime vibe of the song, original- ly recorded by Norma Tanega in 1966. Mixtape Club, led by executive creative director Chris Lenox Smith, drew visual inspiration from classic 1960s artists and designers, including seminal author/illustrator M. Sasek. The Mixtape Club team illustrated, animated, and textured the film using the Adobe Creative Suite and Flash. Visit the Post Website to see the com- plete video. HALO WARS 2 TEASER TRAILER CULVER CITY, CA — Blur Studio ( recently collaborated with 343 Industries and Creative Assembly, a Sega studio, to produce the teaser trailer introducing the new Halo Wars 2 strategy game packed with fast-paced action, massive battles, and an all-new Halo story, coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 in fall of 2016. The announcement trailer closed the Xbox Gamescom 2015 briefing in Germany and provides the first look at the dark and gritty world of Halo Wars 2. Blur worked with 343 Industries to develop the script that provides a window into an intense new storyline. The complex nature of the photoreal an- imation required Blur to develop a new character pipeline to handle the villian's unique facial structure and hair, and deliver the realism of the performances in the all-CG piece. Tools include 3DS Max, XSI, ZBrush, V-Ray and Mari. GONE SANTA MONICA — Los Perez, aka directing/creative duo Adrian Perez and Tania Verduzco of production company Little Minx (, crafted an up-tempo, choreography-inspired music video that tells the visual story of " Gone," from Detroit indie-pop band, JR JR on Warner Bros. Records. Juxtaposing sadness with glee, Los Perez puts lower limbs on full display as they whimsically escape from their torsos and showcase a cavalcade of stellar dance routines. Shot on Arri Alexa cameras to capture elements of Los Perez' signature style, the Gone music video was edited by Ramon Morejon on Final Cut 7 and color graded by Adrian Perez using Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve.

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