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Second Emerging Cinema Markets Conference to be held November 19-21 in Istanbul

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 11:38 -- Nick Dager

The Emerging Cinema Markets Conference will be held for its second year November 19-21 in Istanbul. Building on the success of last year’s event, this year special focus sessions will be held on Turkey, Africa, the Balkans, Central Asia and other emerging countries. There will also be an update on the Gulf Cooperation Council cinema industry hosted by The Big Picture Cinema Consultants. Keynote speakers and the full schedule will be announced over the coming months.

Dolby Atmos: Past, Present and Future

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:23 -- Nick Dager

As is widely known, Dolby Atmos immersive sound technology debuted in June 2012 with the release of Disney-Pixar’s hit film Brave. Two years later Dolby introduced its premium large format theatre concept Dolby Cinema, which incorporates Dolby Atmos sound with Dolby Vision high dynamic range images, luxury seating and other custom design features. This month, another Disney-Pixar movie, Toy Story 4, opened in Dolby Cinemas across the globe, one of several high profile films set for release this year. I recently spoke with Dolby’s Michael Archer, vice president, worldwide cinema sales, and Jed Harmsen, vice president, cinema and content solutions about the Dolby Atmos experience and where the technology goes from here.

Don’t Make Ma Angry

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 11:00 -- Nick Dager

VFX Legion recently wrapped work on Ma, Blumhouse Productions’ new psychological horror film. The Burbank and British Columbia-based independent studio digitally mutilated and eviscerated characters, and augmented practical footage with computer-generated sequences, large-scale dynamics, new digital assets and composited shots that enhanced some of the movie’s most gruesome scenes.

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Report Finds 3D Ghosting Has Many Causes

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 10:50 -- Nick Dager

The Cinema Technology Community has published a report about the causes of 3D crosstalk. According to the not-for-profit independent cinema technology organization, while no single piece of equipment (port glass, projector, 3D system, 3D screen and eye wear) is necessarily responsible for the introduction of 3D ghosting, any and all elements in the light path can have a contributing effect inside of a closed ecosystem.

New Sounds for Men in Black

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 11:20 -- Nick Dager

Sound production for Columbia Pictures’ new action adventure Men in Black: International was completed by Sony Pictures Post Production Services on the studio lot in Culver City. Three-time Academy Award-winning sound designer/supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer Paul N. J. Ottosson led the sound team in delivering a host of ingenious sound elements to support the film’s colorful cast of characters, super-charged action scenes and extraterrestrial comedy.

Goldcrest Completes Sound Mix for Her Smell

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 11:12 -- Nick Dager

Sound production for Her Smell¸ writer/director Alex Ross Perry’s new film about a self-destructive punk rocker named Becky Something (Elisabeth Moss) was completed at Goldcrest Post in New York. Ryan M. Price served as supervising sound editor, sound designer and re-recording mixer on the project, delivering a rich and nuanced soundtrack that brings to life a seedy rock club, an indie recording studio and other points along Becky’s road to ruin and eventual redemption.

Christie Signs Global Reseller Agreement with Arts Alliance Media

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 11:01 -- Nick Dager

Christie has reached a worldwide reseller agreement to offer Arts Alliance Media’s full range of integrated theater management software and services to its wide-reaching exhibitor base, and further strengthen Christie’s position as the pre-eminent cinema solutions and expertise provider. The agreement excludes Japan.

Four New Onyx Screens Announced in Europe

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 11:35 -- Nick Dager

Samsung has announced four new locations to be opened in Europe, two in Spain, one in Ireland and one in Romania. Two screens will be installed at Odeon Multicines in Spain. The company’s Plaza de Armas, Seville location will be the first to open in September with a 10-meter screen, followed by the CC San Vicente, Alicante location with an Onyx 14 meter, opening by October. This will be the first 14 meter screen installed in Europe. Both installations will be completed by Ingevideo and Equipo de Cine.

Harkness Upgrading Digital Screen Technology Platform

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 11:19 -- Nick Dager

Harkness Screens has announced a major investment in its digital screen technology platform. Launched in 2013, the Harkness digital screen software offers a number of tools, which are designed to help architects, exhibitors and installers to ensure they are creating the correct specification and design of cinema screens. These tools range from the Digital Screen Modeller, a real-time 3D simulation tool for visualising on-screen presentation quality through to the Digital Screen Verifier, a light measurement app for the iPhone.

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