Feature film and television productions produced with Codex digital recording and workflow technology continue to rack up key technical and creative awards. At this year’s British Film Academy Awards (BAFTA) held this past Sunday in London, Skyfall took the Alexander Korda Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year, while Life of Pi won for Best Cinematography (Claudio Miranda, ASC) and Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects.
At the 27th annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards also held Sunday in Hollywood, Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC, won the feature competition for Skyfall. In One-hour Episodic Television Series, Kramer Morgenthau, ASC won for his work on HBO’s Game of Thrones, “The North Remembers” (in a tie with Balazs Bolygo, HSC for Cinemax’s Hunted, “Mort”).
“Codex congratulates these superb productions and artists on their success at BAFTA and ASC,” says Codex VP of Market Development Sarah Priestnall. “We are honored to have been entrusted by these productions with the task of capturing their imagery.” Codex technology was also employed by such upcoming productions as Thor: The Dark World, The Wolverine, World War Z and R.I.P.D.
On Skyfall, some 10 Codex Onboard Recorders were used to capture data from ARRI Alexa cameras employed by Deakins and his crew. Frames were captured in widescreen 2.40:1 aspect ratio and shot “flat.” Codex datapacks were backed up on set and then sent for dailies processing.
On Life of Pi, Codex recorders were used on the set to capture dual streams of data from pairs of Arri Alexa cameras. Codex digital laboratory systems were employed near-set to manage and back-up data generated by the stereo production.
HBO's Game of Thrones uses Codex’s recorders and digital lab technology as part of a fully file-based workflow. Codex Onboard recorders and datapacks capture data from the production’s Arri Alexa cameras; Codex Digital Labs are used to prepare dailies for review, editorial, visual effects and post production.
Life of Pi and Game of Thrones earlier won four awards each at the Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards.
Skyfall and Life of Pi are among the nominees for this year’s Academy Award for Best Cinematography. Five of the past 10 winners of the ASC’s feature competition have gone on to win the Oscar for cinematography.
About Codex Digital
Codex Digital, who are based in London, England design and manufacture high-end digital equipment for motion picture and television production, products include the award-winning high-resolution media recorders and a range of media management stations to manage the entire workflow of a digital production from set to post production. The company is setting new standards for end-to-end production workflow.
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