Codex Harnessed by Nine Movies in 2014 Awards Season
Codex digital recording and workflow products assisted multiple 2014 Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and ASC Awards nominees
January 28, 2014 --
The movies ? Captain Phillips (dir. Paul Greengrass), Gravity (dir. Alfonso Cuarón), Her (dir. Spike Jonze), The Wolf Of Wall Street (dir. Martin Scorsese), Prisoners (dir. Denis Villeneuve), Iron Man 3 (dir. Shane Black), The Lone Ranger (dir. Gore Verbinski), Rush (dir. Ron Howard) and Ida (dir. Pawel Pawlikowski) ? variously feature in the nominations across the Best Picture, Cinematography, VFX and Editing categories.
84th Academy Awards/Oscar:
Captain Phillips ? Best Picture, Editing
Gravity ? Best Picture, Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC), VFX, Editing
Her ? Best Picture
The Wolf Of Wall Street ? Best Picture
Prisoners ? Cinematography (Roger Deakins OBE BSC ASC)
Iron Man 3 ? VFX
The Lone Ranger ? VFX
Captain Phillips ? Best Film, Cinematography (Barry Ackroyd BSC) & Best Editing
Gravity ? Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC), VFX, Editing
Rush ? Outstanding British Film, Editing
Iron Man 3 ? VFX
The Wolf Of Wall Street ? Editing
71st Golden Globe Awards:
Gravity ? Best Picture
Captain Phillips ? Best Picture
Rush ? Best Picture
The Wolf Of Wall Street ? Best Motion Picture (Musical/Comedy)
Her ? Best Motion Picture (Musical/Comedy)
Captain Phillips ? Barry Ackroyd BSC
Gravity ? Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC
Prisoners ? Roger Deakins OBE BSC ASC
ASC Spotlight Award:
Ida ? Lukasz Zal PSC and Ryszard Lenczewski PSC
With budgets ranging from $1m to over $100m, each of the nominated productions used Codex digital recorders and workflow products to capture ARRIRAW from ARRI Alexa cameras.
Codex was the sole recording technology on Gravity, Prisoners, Her, Iron Man 3 and Ida, and the chief digital technology on The Wolf Of Wall Street and The Lone Ranger (mostly captured on film). The significant use of Codex on Captain Phillips and Rush enabled the production and post production teams to work with the full latitude of the original digital footage ? a significant advantage on location shoots with changeable lighting conditions. Codex also proved invaluable in the VFX workflows of Gravity, Iron Man 3 and The Lone Ranger.
Speaking about his choice of Codex for Prisoners, Roger Deakins OBE BSC ASC commented, "I like the way the Codex equipment integrates so seamlessly with the Alexa camera."
Gravity cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki AMC ASC remarked, "No other camera had the latitude and quality of the Alexa, and Codex allowed us to extract that. The amount of information and the quality of the information is far superior. It helped immensely on Gravity."
Lukasz Zal, cinematographer on the $1m Polish independent production Ida, said, "During production on Ida, the great thing about Codex was that it was invisible ? it just worked in the background without any problems."
Codex recording and workflow technology has been used on hundreds of motion picture productions worldwide. Recent and forthcoming releases to rely on Codex products include: Prisoners, The Wolf Of Wall Street, All Is Lost, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, X-Men: Days Of Future Past, A Winter?s Tale, Maleficent, Need For Speed and Unbroken.
Codex high-performance digital workflow tools are employed by independent and Hollywood motion pictures, high-end TV and commercials productions shooting worldwide. Designed for filmmakers by filmmakers, the company?s renowned product portfolio includes easy-to-use recorders and media processing systems that streamline the transfer of digital files and images from camera through to post production. They also include leading-edge tools for colour, dailies creation, archiving, review and digital asset management. Codex is a privately-held company, headquartered in London, UK, with offices in Los Angeles, Paris, Beijing and Wellington, plus sales partners worldwide. Codex research and development continues to raise the bar for digital productions, combining the latest electronics and industrial design with trailblazing toolsets and capabilities for media and entertainment creation. www.codexdigital.com