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Finding the Balance Between Dialogue and Score

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 12:34 -- Nick Dager

Sound designer and music producer Shreyas Srinivas first started out as a guitar player and later switched to music production. As a producer, he began doing a lot of work in post production, including sound design, sync sound and re-recording for a range of indie projects, short films and TV shows as well as a variety of Bollywood films. His latest project was Discharge, a short film about post-traumatic stress disorder

New DPA Mic Passes Its First Screen Test

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 12:26 -- Nick Dager

Oscar winner Simon Hayes has become the first production sound mixer to use DPA’s new d:screet Core 6000 Series subminiature microphones on a major feature film. The currently untitled movie, which is due for release in 2019, is a musical comedy directed by Danny Boyle and written by Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill). Although details of the plot are sketchy, it is set in the 1960s and 1970s and stars Lily James, Kate McKinnon, Ed Sheeran and Himesh Patel.

Éclair Names Marie-Laure Barrau Sales Director for France and Belgium

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 12:22 -- Nick Dager

Éclair today announced the appointment of Marie-Laure Barrau to the newly created position of sales director for its activities in France and Belgium effective immediately. She is responsible for managing the sales teams across Éclair’s business divisions (Digital Applications, Digital Distribution, Theatrical Delivery, Preservation, Post-Production, Restoration and Versioning & Accessibility) in both countries.

SoundFi Names Jonathan Gordon to Head Global Operations, Business Development

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 12:17 -- Nick Dager

Former Sony Pictures Entertainment senior executive Jonathan Gordon has joined SoundFi as executive vice president, head of global operations and business development. Gordon will be part of SoundFi’s senior management team and will work closely with founder/CEO Chris Anastas, president – entertainment division Tracy Falco, and COO/CFO Bill Kehoe. He will be responsible for leading global strategy as well as relations with studios, exhibitors, and other vital partners and industry stakeholders, as the company prepares for its next stage of growth.

Nutcracker Premiere Features Christie Laser Projection

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:28 -- Nick Dager

The official premiere of the Disney film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms to place in Moscow’s Zaryadye Concert Hall, which opened in September. The stage has already played host to famous orchestras and world-renowned musicians, but the screening of the Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing movie was the first international premiere to take place at the venue. The event featured a Christie CP4325-RGB pure laser projector and CineLife electronics platform. Christie’s long-time partner in Russia, Asia Cinema, provided technical support for the premiere.

GDC Reaches Major Milestones with its Server Technologies

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 13:07 -- Nick Dager

GDC Technology today announced that more than 60,000 of its cinema media servers have been shipped to customers worldwide. According to the company, more than a third of the world's cinema screens, from renowned art houses to ultra-modern multiplexes, count on GDC Technology to enable new possibilities for big screen content and experiences. GDC also announced today that its SX-4000 immersive sound media server with a built-in DTS:X decoder, and the XSP-1000 immersive cinema sound processor reached a milestone of 1,000 screens worldwide.

Rod Archer Joins QSC as Product Manager, Cinema

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 13:02 -- Nick Dager

Industry veteran Rod Archer has joined QSC Cinema as product manager. In his new role, Archer will be primarily responsible for product strategy and execution for Q-SYS for Cinema, Cinema Media Server, Control and Accessibility Product categories. Archer brings a rich career of product development experience, with more than 30 years of executive product development roles.

Cielo, Goldenduck to Partner in Southeast Asia

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:52 -- Nick Dager

Cielo is joining forces with Goldenduck Group, the largest digital cinema systems integrator in Southeast Asia to expand Cielo’s innovative suite of digital products across the region. As part of the new partnership, Goldenduck will offer Cielo’s enterprise monitoring system that provides digital management, analytics and support of theater operations, enabling exhibitors to streamline and centralize operational processes through the power of automation.

Fathom Partners with Faith Content Network

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:49 -- Nick Dager

Fathom Events is expanding its distribution beyond the cinema with the announcement of its new Fathom Affinity Network. The company is partnering with Faith Content Network to reach nearly 800 churches nationwide, located in additional markets outside its current exhibition partner locations. This partnership will provide theatrical-quality faith and inspirational content to underserved audiences across the country.

Capital Cinema Unveils World’s Largest Onyx Screen

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:37 -- Nick Dager

Samsung Electronics unveiled its largest-ever 3D-ready Onyx screen at Capital Cinema in the Xicheng district in Beijing, China. The December 7 opening of the world’s largest 3D LED cinema was timed with the premiere of Warner Bros.’ DC Comics superhero film Aquaman, which has a DTS:X immersive sound track. Aquaman opened with $93.6 million in ticket sales in three days in China, marking the best start for a Warner Bros. title in that territory.

Volfoni's Triple-Beam Patent Granted in Russia

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 08:39 -- Nick Dager

Volfoni has been granted Russian patent number RU2669544C2 for its triple-beam technology, which underlies the company’s SmartCrystal Diamond passive three dimensional cinema product. This patent had already previously been granted in both the USA and China. The extension in Russia ensures that Volfoni’s technologies are fully protected around the world.

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