DuArt Media Services

DuArt Media Services DuArt is a full service film & television post production facility in NYC since 1922.
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DuArt is an industry leader in providing creative, technology and logistical support for production and media companies. DuArt supplies innovative turnkey office environments specifically catered to the needs of production and post production workflows. DuArt’s diverse and technically rich divisions offer an extensive list of services to meet the needs of program producers, distributors, and corporate media communications groups. With over 90 years of experience in the creative services business, and a Technical Academy award for innovation and leadership, DuArt remains committed to supporting producers and filmmakers with the very best post production and media services available.

Mission: DuArt is a full service film & television post production facility in NYC since 1922.

Some production news to look out for next week:
05/25/2020
California to Issue Film and TV Production Guidelines on Monday

Some production news to look out for next week:

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state would issue guidelines next Monday that would allow film and TV production to start up in some counties in the state. Newsom hosted a virtual roundtable …

Spending this Memorial Day thinking about those we have lost in this crisis. DuArt is proud to be a New York City local ...
05/24/2020

Spending this Memorial Day thinking about those we have lost in this crisis. DuArt is proud to be a New York City local business. We will get through this together, just as we have gotten through the challenges of the past. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Congrats to all of the winners of Sundance's Global Documentary Fund including longtime DuArt client Frederick Wiseman f...
05/22/2020
Sundance Institute Names Global Documentary Fund Grantees

Congrats to all of the winners of Sundance's Global Documentary Fund including longtime DuArt client Frederick Wiseman for 'City Hall'

Great news!

The 22 projects, including Frederick Wiseman's 'City Hall,' come from 19 countries and are set to receive over $520,000 in grants.

Editors - what are your tips for editing interviews faster?
05/20/2020
13 Great Tips That Will Help You Edit Interviews Faster

Editors - what are your tips for editing interviews faster?

Whether you’re a documentary filmmaker, video journalist, or a company producing video testimonials. you’re telling a story with other people’s own words. Making a captivating narrative requires creativity and focus on the interview footage at your disposal.

“the government is going to have to come in and backstop this, because there are millions of dollars at stake in product...
05/19/2020
Reopening Hollywood: Will Prohibitive Insurance Hobble Production Restart & Will Government Have To Step In?

“the government is going to have to come in and backstop this, because there are millions of dollars at stake in production hubs all over the country in red and blue states that need the issue to be addressed before the business can come back to life.”

Editors’ Note: Deadline’s latest series, Reopening Hollywood, focuses on the incredibly complicated effort to get the industry back on its feet while ensuring the safety of everyone involved. Our g…

As we adjust to the new normal after the Covid-19 outbreak, digital libraries will play a larger role in the success of ...
05/18/2020

As we adjust to the new normal after the Covid-19 outbreak, digital libraries will play a larger role in the success of many businesses and institutions.

http://www.duart.com/digitization-center

Check out these old photos of DuArt back in the day. The first is of a delivery driver, the second is of the DuArt build...
05/14/2020

Check out these old photos of DuArt back in the day. The first is of a delivery driver, the second is of the DuArt building in 1922. We have been working with filmmakers for nearly 100 years and hope to for 100 more! #ThrowbackThursday

05/12/2020
IndieWire

RIGHT NOW! Join Olivier Assayas (“Personal Shopper,” “Irma Vep”) and Eva Hussan (“Bang Bang Club, “Girls of the Sun”), as well as UniFrance managing director Daniela Elstner for a virtual panel discussion moderated by Eric Kohn.

Today was meant to be the first night of the 2020 Cannes Film Festival, and while that hasn’t happened, France remains an epicenter of film culture even in the midst of a global crisis. Join Olivier Assayas (“Personal Shopper,” “Irma Vep”) and Eva Husson (“Bang Gang: A Modern Love Story," “Girls of the Sun”), as well as UniFrance managing director Daniela Elstner for a virtual panel discussion moderated by Eric Kohn.

"The world has changed, and so must we. If we want to shoot, we must find alternative ways by cutting personnel, diminis...
05/12/2020
Top directors weigh in on the ‘new normal’ in filmmaking after lockdown

"The world has changed, and so must we. If we want to shoot, we must find alternative ways by cutting personnel, diminishing risk. If we want to stay on, we have to INNOVATE. ACCEPT. ADAPT, then ADVANCE. The world will not be the same world as it was before March 2020. We must swallow that fact."

Last full show ... Standing room only ... Box-office hit ... See you at the movies ... Will we ever hear those words again when the ECQ (enhanced community quarantine) is finally lifted and we face

Check out this great opportunity!
05/11/2020

Check out this great opportunity!

🗣🗣May 14th is the FINAL day to apply for our #WilliamGreavesFund, offering mid-career nonficition filmmakers of color up to $25k in grant allocation for their next feature. Apply via link below!!!

"Now it’s a matter of being patient with yourself, understand that you cannot always be making the best of the moment. S...
05/08/2020
“There is a Lot of Necessary Nurturing to Be Found in the ‘Not Doing’”: DP Natasha Braier On Productivity Culture During Lockdown | Filmmaker Magazine

"Now it’s a matter of being patient with yourself, understand that you cannot always be making the best of the moment. Sometimes you have to grieve. Just rest, help your system recuperate." DP Natasha Braier On Productivity Culture During #COVID https://filmmakermagazine.com/109628-there-is-a-lot-of-necessary-nurturing-to-be-found-in-the-not-doing-dp-natasha-brauer-on-productivity-culture-during-lockdown/#.XqmQzC-z3WY

Natasha Braier has worked on a wide variety of films, from Claudia Llosa's intense 2009 drama The Milk of Sorrow / La Teta Asustada to Nicolas Winding Refn's ice-cold 2016 feature The Neon Demon. In 2018 she shot Gloria Bell, Sebastián Lelio's English-language remake of his earlier movie Gloria. La...

Can't believe it has been a year since we announced adding the state of the art Scanity HDR Scanner to our list of servi...
05/07/2020
DuArt Installs Scanity HDR Scanner - The American Society of Cinematographers

Can't believe it has been a year since we announced adding the state of the art Scanity HDR Scanner to our list of services!

DuArt Installs Scanity HDR Scanner May 06, 2019 ASC Staff The New York post house has also hired a second senior colorist, Scot Oliver. DuArt Media Services has added a Scanity 4K HDR film scanner to its facility, making the New York company one of the few on the east coast offering real-time 4K and...

Filmmaker Magazine rounds up some excellent reads from cinematographers around the globe to discuss their reflections du...
05/06/2020
Reflections from Quarantine: Six Cinematographers on Their Lives During Lockdown | Filmmaker Magazine

Filmmaker Magazine rounds up some excellent reads from cinematographers around the globe to discuss their reflections during #COVID

Over the last several weeks, since the middle of March, Daniel Eagan reached out to a number of cinematographers all over the world to check in on their personal responses to the novel coronavirus pandemic and the resulting quarantine. From Los Angeles to Hong Kong, Copenhagen to a Poland lakeside,....

" 'Quarantine', created over the last several weeks by filmmakers all over the world shooting at home alone, or amongst ...
05/04/2020
“It Ended Up Being Therapeutic for Everyone”: Eric Hynes, Jeff Reichert and Damon Smith on the Now-Streaming Room H.264: Quarantine | Filmmaker Magazine

" 'Quarantine', created over the last several weeks by filmmakers all over the world shooting at home alone, or amongst families, via Skype or FaceTime, shares formal elements with, well, just about every piece of news media out there right now, as cable news pundits too beam in via their webcams from dens, sundecks and living rooms."

Do any of us remember a time when the film industry was not in crisis? At the time of Wim Wenders’s 1982 documentary, Room 666, the on-screen directors who considered his prompt (“Is cinema becoming a dead language, an art which is already in the process of decline?”) grappled with the kinds o...

Congrats !
05/03/2020

Congrats !

We are so excited to be participating in the Greenwich International Film Festival May 1-3. See the program here! https://j.mp/3d37yfv #GIFF2020 #documentary #womeninfilm #medicatingnormal

“It makes you feel good to know that there's other people afflicted like you. ” - American Splendor (2003) Right now we ...
05/01/2020

“It makes you feel good to know that there's other people afflicted like you. ” - American Splendor (2003)

Right now we are all feeling this.

(DuArt did the end crawl on this film back in the day!)

The Academy has ruled that films whose planned theatrical releases were scrapped amid the coronavirus pandemic and went ...
04/29/2020
Academy allows Oscar contenders to launch on streaming or digital platforms during pandemic

The Academy has ruled that films whose planned theatrical releases were scrapped amid the coronavirus pandemic and went on to debut on streaming or VOD platforms will be eligible for Oscar consideration “for the 93rd Awards year only”.

Oscar show keeps February 2021 date as top brass "recognise the importance of work being seen and also celebrated when audiences appreciate movies more than ever."

Congrats to Lou Brutus who recorded his audio book at DuArt!
04/28/2020

Congrats to Lou Brutus who recorded his audio book at DuArt!

SONIC WARRIOR: It is wonderfully weird for me to see “Sonic Warrior” out in the world. Here’s a shot someone posted of the audiobook onscreen. Yes, I voiced it myself! It was recorded in NYC early this year at DuArt Media Services in NYC. The audiobook is available in all formats including Audible. Best place to find links to book, eBook, or audiobook is LouBrutus.com. Be sure to tag me when you post pics and please leave a review where you can. Thanks!

“Hope is a good thing, may be best of things and no good thing ever dies. “ - The Shawshank Redemption, 1994. We all nee...
04/27/2020

“Hope is a good thing, may be best of things and no good thing ever dies. “ - The Shawshank Redemption, 1994. We all need a little hope especially in these times. (We were the film lab for this incredible film!)

Making a film? Here are some strong words of encouragement!
04/27/2020
50 Pieces of Advice for Filmmakers from Wim Wenders | Austin Film Society

Making a film? Here are some strong words of encouragement!

In January and February of next year we will be presenting an 8-film retrospective of Wim Wenders films. In anticipation of that we would like to share these important and valuable tips for filmmakers as related by the master himself. You can read the original article here or watch Wenders on video....

At DuArt we believe that now is more important than ever to preserve your films for generations to come. We are living i...
04/23/2020

At DuArt we believe that now is more important than ever to preserve your films for generations to come.

We are living incredibly hard times but we are confident that if we all step forward and do our part we'll come of of this stronger.

April 23rd is the last day to apply for the first cycle of  Sundance's relief fund for filmmakers! Here is the link with...
04/21/2020
Apply — Artist Relief

April 23rd is the last day to apply for the first cycle of Sundance's relief fund for filmmakers! Here is the link with more info:

Applications are now open for Cycle I,which closes at 11:59pm ET on April 23rd. ApplyBefore applying, we ask that applicants self-evaluate whether they are experiencing dire financial emergencies during this time and make space for those most urgently in need.
 Due to the unprecedented nature of t...

"Anything that gave you a sense of feeling normal for just an hour or so meant a lot. In a situation like this where peo...
04/20/2020
The Only Theater Screening New Movies Is a Drive-In in Ocala, Florida

"Anything that gave you a sense of feeling normal for just an hour or so meant a lot. In a situation like this where people are out of work…[it helps] if they can get away for a few hours and come to the movies. They're in their car, they're safe. At least you're seeing something besides the four walls of the house."

The owner of the Ocala Drive-In told VICE why people still need a place to see 'Trolls World Tour.'

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DuArt started in 1922 as a film lab in New York City, and has continued to evolve as a post production facility that specializes in broadcast post-production, editing, finishing, equipment rentals, and other services.

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