Hill Country Studios today announced a partnership with the Houston-based video production company Vision to serve as its lead technology partner. Hill Country Studios says it will leverage Vision’s production and design expertise to construct two LED virtual production stages.
The Cherokee Nation and its film office held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday to dedicate the opening of the Cherokee Film Studios, Owasso Campus. The tribe’s new facility is the first of its kind in Oklahoma and Indian Country.
Brompton Technology has secured a £5.1 million growth capital investment from Connection Capital, a specialist private client alternative investments business.
Yosemite Cinema, an independent movie theatre located inside Yosemite National Park, has opened a Positron XR Cinema virtual reality theatre equipped with 16 motion pods designed to give audiences premium cinematic VR experiences.
Break+Enter, a Nice Shoes company, served as a key visual effects provider on the second season of Russian Doll, the Emmy Award-winning Netflix series starring Natasha Lyonne, and co-created by Lyonne, Leslye Headland and Amy Poehler. The studio delivered nearly 150 visual effects shots for the eight-episode season. Most notably, Break+Enter, led by VFX supervisor Gabe Regentin, teamed with Lyonne, her production team, cinematographer Ula Pontikos and LED lighting specialist 4Wall Entertainment to recreate a large portion of the New York subway system using groundbreaking virtual production technology.
London-based extended reality technology company disguise has acquired Atlanta-based immersive entertainment specialists Meptik to empower a global deployment of immersive productions, studios and installations delivered by Meptik and powered by disguise.
The Cherokee Nation and its film office are celebrating the world premiere of Land of Gold, the 2021 winner of AT&T Presents: Untold Stories, and the first production of its kind to be filmed at the tribe’s studios and virtual soundstage located in Owasso. The film, directed by award-winning filmmaker Nardeep Khurmi, debuted at the Tribeca Festival in New York City this month.
The Hill Country Group has announced plans for Hill Country Studios, a film, virtual production, television, and streaming complex to be built in San Marcos, Texas, a short distance from Austin and San Antonio. With a mission to unbridle creative storytelling through innovation and emerging technologies, the company says the $267 million project will be the first and largest studio of its kind in Texas.
Brompton Technology has released Tessera v3.4 software with features, Extended Bit Depth and Stacking, which are designed to help film and virtual production professionals improve workflows and image quality. In other news, Brompton Technology recently received three awards for its technology including the Lumiere Award from the Advanced Imaging Society, a Product of the Year award at the NAB show for the innovative features of our Tessera v3.3 software, and an InAVation Award for Best Research & Development.
The Immersive World of MSG Sphere will be the topic this coming Saturday, April 23, during SMPTE’s day-long sessions about the future of cinema during the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas.