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DIVE PROVIDES EXTENSIVE VFX & POSTPRODUCTION FOR NBC UNIVERSAL'S NEWEST 1-HOUR DRAMA "DO NO HARM"(February 04, 2013)
The talented visual effects and postproduction team at DIVE -- a division of ShootersINC, which specializes in visual effects and picture finishing for feature films, television shows and commercials -- was contracted to do all VFX Supervision, VFX, ADR and post-production services for NBC's newest one-hour drama, "DO NO HARM." The new series, which has been shot entirely on-location in Philadelphia, premiered on the network Thursday, January 31st at 10 p,m. (EST). http://www.nbc.com/do-no-harm/
Selecting a Philadelphia-based visual effects and postproduction team was ideal for the show's producers in order to keep the production "local," says Producer Nan Bernstein. "I always think that is important to keep as much business as possible within the local community. Why not choose a team where you are shooting if the quality is there? With DIVE, their artists have created a seamless world for our show with visual effects enhancements that look completely integrated as if they were part of the production and what we shot on-set. DIVE is truly a gracious company with a lot of great talent behind them. They are willing to listen, and really care deeply about the results."
Under the creative guidance of DIVE VFX Supervisor Ed Mendez and supported by VFX Producer Andy Williams and Executive Producer Bob Lowery, the DIVE VFX team has been selected as the only visual effects company on "Do No Harm." Lowery collaborated with Bernstein eight years ago for two seasons on the CBS/Paramount series "HACK" which was also shot in Philadelphia. DIVE is completing on-set VFX supervision and all of the visual effects for the initial order of 13 episodes . Mendez and Williams attend production meetings where they make recommendations on what can be accomplished using visual effects to help support the director's vision. Mendez also advises during production as the On-Set VFX Supervisor for the show. Once editorial locks the cut, DIVE produces the visual effects shots, anywhere from 15-60 shots per episode.
"Because'Do No Harm' is a medical drama with the main character a neurosurgeon, a great deal of the visual effects are surgical animations for the OR or an MRI bay," explains Williams. "Depending upon the complexity of the visual effects shots needed, we advise on the best way to accomplish the shots, based on the narrative." "We've developed a true partnership with the show's producers and directors," adds DIVE's Mendez. "The creative process involves us talking to the team about what is possible, finding the resources in production, and the best plan of action to pull off each individual shot keeping story as the driving force behind each decision." The DIVE team relies on software and technology including Nuke, Maya, Mocha, Inferno, FinalCut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Resolve, and Adobe After Effects. DIVE also partnered with Sixteen19 to create the hundreds of hours of Alexa digital dailies for editorial and NBC executives based on the West coast, including multiple deliveries and file formats. Credits: Client: Open 4 Business Productions LLC, a division of NBC Universal Production Company: Open 4 Business Productions LLC, Executive Producer: Rachel Kaplan Executive Producer: Jeffrey Reiner Executive Producer: David Schulner Executive Producer: Peter Traugott Producer: Nan Bernstein Freed Co-Producers: John Blair, Karen Wacker Visual Effects Company: DIVE VFX Supervisor: Ed Mendez VFX Producer: Andy Williams VFX Executive Producer: Bob Lowery VFX Coordinator: Jennifer Wessner VX Artists: Matthew Robertson, Anton Moss, Ruben Rodas, Colton Miller, Kevin Fanning, Mark Longchamps, Drew Beekler, Tyler Lockhard, Joe DiValerio VFX Editors: Bryan Baker, Ben Updegrove Digital Dailies: DIVE and Sixteen19 Dailies Colorist: Kaitlyn Fox Supervising Color Consultant John-Michael Trojan Director of Technology: Brandon Bussinger Owner/Project Manager: Pete Conlin DIVE ( www.divevisual.com ) is the visual effects, DI and picture finishing division of ShootersINC, led by veteran Visual Effects Supervisor Mark O. Forker, specializing in feature films, television shows and commercials. As one of the east coast's premier postproduction facilities for film finishing services, DIVE offers content creators the ability to complete Visual Effects, Digital Intermediates and Titles by coupling creative continuity with an integrated workflow. For more information, contact DIVE VP Business Development, Bob Lowery ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) at 267.514.7700. ShootersINC ( www.shootersinc.com ) is a full service creative content company that blends talent, technology and client service to provide a superior level of quality and creativity specializing in production, editorial, visual effects, graphic design, finishing and audio post for advertising, television, feature film and new media. For more information contact Shooters' Anne-Marie Starker ( email@example.com ) or phone 215.861.0100. ShootersNYC ( www.shootersnyc.com ) is the New York division of ShootersINC, a multi-dimensional creative production and post house specializing in editorial, visual effects, graphic design, finishing and audio post for advertising, television, feature film and new media. For more information contact Managing Director, Jeff Beckerman at 212-533-9400 or at firstname.lastname@example.org . ShootersTV (www.shooterstv.com) is a division of Shooters Inc., dedicated to creating programming for reality and non-scripted television. ShootersTV is represented by Peleton Entertainment, the New York-based television agency representing leading producers working in reality and documentary. For more information contact Rob Miller at Peleton Entertainment by email at email@example.com or phone 212-572-9632; or contact Carrie Spott at ShootersTV by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 215-861-0100. # # #
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