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Marvels Film’s VFX shop is now Dream Quest Images

As per september 1st, 2015, the Marvels Film’s visual effects and animation operations will continue (and be revived) under the name Dream Quest Images; which is now a registered trademark of Marvels Media.

We are excited to revive our SFX business under this legendary name, although we want to explicitly state that there is no connection or relationship with the previous owner(s) or facilities that operated under the name “Dream Quest Images” during the 90’s.

We respect the legacy of this memorable studio and will dedicate a page on our website to their legendary history, if the original founders and copyright holders allow us to do so.

More news will follow during the course of September. Meanwhile, there’s our Twitter @ and our Facebook page

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Our new feature ‘Littekens’ premiered!

Marvels Film is proud to present it’s first feature length movie: Littekens!

Littekens (“Scars”) is a Dutch thriller by director Martin Beek and has been produced by Marvels Film and Disturbing Pictures, the Netherlands.

Read more about this great movie @ IMDb:     give us some “Likes” on IMDb (“rate”) it will help us tremendously during the upcoming filmfestival route!

Martin Beek and Patrick Huiberts. Directors of the new Dutch feature film Littekens

Directors Martin Beek and Patrick Huiberts on the premiere of Littekens. Cinema Industry – Veghel, the Netherlands






Brief update by Martin Beek

Hello followers and fans! 😉

I hope you’re all doing well!  I know, i’ve been silent for some time now. It’s not you, it’s me..!


Martin Beek en Roland Jacobs op de set van nieuwe Nederlandse speelfilm LittekensSince april 2012 i’m involved in directing and filming a new Dutch feature film called “Littekens” (English: Scars), using Red cameras and a lot of other new gear we had to get used to.

I turned 50 last year and despite that, and having over 25 years of film making experience, the new digital cinema cameras and techniques freaked me out, got me down, picked me up and eventually gave us the most beautiful images i’ve ever pulled from a camera!

Another few shooting days and principal photography is over, so editing can commence…  More info in Dutch on and and



FriendWeb Nederland, nieuw sociaal netwerk voor en door nederlanders

I have also worked in parallel on a new script for a short movie to shoot next year AND – for my Dutch friends – got involved in creating a new Dutch social networking website “FriendWeb” ( ) that is targeted towards Facebook dropouts 😉 -> FriendWeb has (at least) two great pros for creative people: very loose rules towards content (->Dutch law) and – in sharp contrast to Facebook – your content stays yours and is provided following the most restrictive Creative Commons license.




Just give me some time to complete my current feature film project and i promise to get back to you with some very interesting stuff on digital film making..!






ProCutX iPad controller for Final Cut Pro X (FCPX)

Marvels Film Martin Beek Ipad Controller FCPX color grading


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Pixel Film Studios has launched its first iOS app, ProCutX (developed by Lightwork Solutions), which allows video editors to control Final Cut Pro X on their Mac through an iPad. As you can see for yourself, the user interface replicates pro video editing consoles that people who are serious about film making use in conjunction with the Final Cut Pro X software… Absolutely GREAT stuff and i love it!

From release notes:

Built from the ground up to meet the needs of today’s creative editors, ProCutX breaks free from the menus and tabs to streamline editor tasks.

This application gives users control over all the FCPX editing tools in one clean interface, eliminating the need for clicking and searching through the Final Cut Pro X menus.

From import to export, ProCutX can control every step of the FCPX editing process.

The program offers a range of features, such as precision timeline scrubbing, quick retiming, color grading and auto-correct, compound clip editing and timeline zooming.

It also provides fast access to Final Cut Pro X tools on your Mac, has the ability to record voiceovers and features shortcuts to import, export and rendering features. Multichannel audio editing along with streamlined sharing is also supported.

ProCutX clearly isn’t for everyone.

But if your video editing needs go beyond iMovie and you know your way around Final Cut Pro X, definitely consider giving ProCutX a try.


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Pixel Film Studios told AppleInsider that an update with new features is in the works, including “Siri-like voice command capabilities and support for multiple iPad integration, allowing users to separate tasks such as color grading, audio controls and effect controls”.

California-based Pixel Film Studios develops effects tools for post-production, plus plugins, transitions and effects for Apple’s Final Cut Pro X video editing software.

Note to owners: an app like this deserves a splashy promo video.

ProCutX is compatible with iPads, requires iOS 5.1 or later.

Of course, you’ll also need a compatible Mac running a copy of Final Cut Pro X version 10.0.7 or later.

Just US$25 in the Apple AppStore, click here.  More info on the website: .


Wishing you all a prosperous 2013 from everybody @ MarvelsFilm!!

Before y’all start intoxicating yourself tonight, i want to take the opportunity of wishing you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013!!

a happy 2013 from marvels film


New (third-party) Facebook page – creator of the Marvels Cine Style – our page


What i love about my Red Scarlet-X

Wel… absolutely everything, but it’s ultra configurability for sure!
Take a box of old and new rig parts, a screwdriver and a hex key, and build a whole different camera 😉
Oh yeah.. also giving all your savings money to helps…

Red Scarlet camera Martin Beek Littekens Film


Littekens (“Scars”) feature film in production

Littekens de film. chantal demming. fred van kaam. leroy smeenk. martin beek. marlou van kessel.Dear readers.

I have neglected you all the first months of 2012 and i apologize! Over 40 discussions and posts need my attention and i’ve finally found the time to do so.

We started pre-production of my first feature film “Littekens” – Dutch for “scars” – last year, and we’re now rounding off casting and hiring. We’ll start principal photography in may.
There is a temporary website at and a Facebook page at – all in Dutch.

It’ll be a busy year for me and i’ll absolutely try to post some interesting material here. For one, we’ll do a lot of Red camera tests and experiments that will be worth blogging about.

Don’t hesitate to ask questions and/or reply to posts – i’ll try to get back to you a.s.a.p.!


Martin Beek.


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