HBO Comedy Special ‘Ferrell Takes the Field” to Screen Saturday, September 5 at Petco Park in San Diego

August 3, 2015 — In a first for HBO, the comedy special FERRELL TAKES THE FIELD will have a major league ballpark premiere Saturday, Sept. 5 at Petco Park in San Diego, immediately following the game between the host San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers. As part of Baseball Night in San Diego, all fans in attendance at that night’s game will have the opportunity to stay and watch the screening. Will Ferrell will be on hand to introduce the HBO special, and there will be activities for fans attending the game. The Dodgers-Padres game is scheduled to begin at 5:40 p.m. PDT.  

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Crafting the Color in American Sniper – March 10, 2015 @ 11:30 AM PDT

Join us on March 10, 2015 at 11:30 AM PDT to meet Maxine Gervais, lead colorist at Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging (MPI), for an exclusive presentation on the creative color finishing process of acclaimed American Sniper. She discusses the process of coloring the Oscar nominated film and how she was able to enhance the intensity of the acting in this gritty film. Maxine reveals how she and the team at Malpaso Productions realized looks to accent and bring director Clint Eastwood and cinematographer Tom Stern’s vision to the screen.

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The Wizard of Oz: An IMAX 3D Experience

Sept 20, 2013 The IMAX release The Wizard of Oz will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.  

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The Colors of Pacific Rim at Saban Theater

Aug 6, 2013 Earlier this year Guillermo Del Toro told audiences at CinemaCon that Pacific Rim was “the perfect film to shoot on RED.” Last Wednesday night, RED, Warner Brothers, and Filmlight were privileged to host Pacific Rim colorist Maxine Gervais at the Saban Theater in Hollywood to see just how well RED and Filmlight’s Baselight software worked for the movie. In the largest event RED has hosted at the historic Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, over 500 people gathered to see the theater turned into the world’s largest DI Room. “We’re going to take a lot of risks tonight,” Ted Schilowitz announced as he introduced the evening.  

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Finishing on a Massive Scale : Behind the Colors of Pacific Rim

Wednesday, July 31st from 6:00-9pm THE SABAN THEATER 8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Join digital colorist Maxine Gervais for an exclusive presentation on the color grading and finishing of Pacific Rim, the new sci-fi epic from acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. This one-time event will feature a screening of scenes from the movie and a demonstration of the work that went into meeting the unique creative and technical challenges posed by the film. Blurring the line between color grading and VFX, Maxine will reveal how she and her team at Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging helped to bring Guillermo del Toro and cinematographer Guillermo Navarro’s vision to the screen in both 2D and 3D – using the FilmLight’s Baselight finishing system with RED Epic 5K cinematography and CG effects. This will be followed by a technical discussion with Ted Schilowitz, co-founder of RED.

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64th ANNUAL TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING EMMY® AWARDS

Jan 10, 2013 (From Left to Right) Dan Crane, SVP/GM Motion Picture Imaging, Lewis Ostrover, SVP New Media Applications & Operation and Brad Collar, SVP/GM GDMX accept the Emmy for “Pioneering Development and Deployment of Aspect Ratio Control Technologies and Systems For Letterbox Images within Consumer Devices” awarded to Warner Bros. and Sam Runco at the 64th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards Ceremony on January 10, 2013 in Las Vegas.

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Screening of the MPI Restoration of The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP (1943)   Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger   With Special Guest Thelma Schoonmaker Powell   Wednesday, June 27   Reception at 6:15pm, Grand Lobby   Program at 7:30pm, Samuel Goldwyn Theater   8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills  

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26th Annual ASC Awards

Feb. 12, 2012   Warner Bros Motion Picture Imaging Colorists Jan Yarbrough, Maxine Gervais and Shaley Brooks   At the 26th Annual ASC Awards at The Grand Ballroom, Hollywood & Highland on February 12, 2012.        

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Santa Barbara International Film Festival JANUARY 27, 2012; Events and attendees!

2012 SBIFF SPECIAL EVENTS ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 27   SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS:   “A CLOCKWORK ORANGE” – Newly Restored Location: Metro 4 (618 State St.) Time: 1:20 p.m. Talent to appear: Ned Price, Warner Bros. Archives, who headed the restoration, will do a Q&A following the film.

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THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP at the BFI Southbank NFT1

Nov. 30, 2011   WB MPI congratulates Martin Scorsese, Thelma Schoonmaker Powell, and The Film Foundation on their latest restoration of THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP at the BFI Southbank NFT1 on Wednesday, November 30th.

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