Serpent Productions recorded the Stadium rockers Muse concert in Rome's Olympic stadium in July this year in both HD and 4K simultaneously using Sony F55 cameras. The decision to post-produce a 4K-cinema version rested on whether it was at last possible to get a quality conversion at a low frame rate and in 4K.
Laser Light Engines will hold a series of invitation-only demonstrations of its latest laser projection technology at the Technicolor Interop Technology Center in Burbank, California, the week of November 11.
Christie Digital Systems has announced a wide range of technology that it plans to showcase at this year’s ShowEast. The demonstrations will include Christie and Dolby 4K laser projection and audio technology, Christie’s prototype 4K-laser projector fronted by a RealD XL Cinema System and accompanied by Christie Vive Audio speakers and amplifiers configured for Dolby Atmos.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers today announced that the SMPTE 2013 Symposium, Next-Generation Imaging Formats: More, Faster, and Better Pixels, will feature the largest collection of 4K/UHD equipment yet presented in a single room
The Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, Hawaii celebrated its 50th anniversary with an upgrade that features a new digital 4D theatre. Set on 42 acres on the North Shore of Oahu, the PCC enables visitors to explore all of the Polynesian cultures in the South Pacific. Since opening, the PCC has welcomed more than 37 million guests, becoming Hawaii’s number-one paid attraction.
Director of photography Jon Nelson, owner of Production Hero in Orange County, California, recently acquired a new Fujinon PL 19-90 Cabrio (Model ZK4.7x19) Premier PL Mount cinema-style zoom lens
Createasphere has announced the participating speakers for its Post Production Master Class, taking place October 7 at the Westin New York Grand Central.
PPMC offers an afternoon of real-world discussions about the business of post-production, where attendees will have the opportunity to meet with and have their questions answered by working industry professionals. The New York PPMC line-up includes:
Randi Altman, Editor-in-Chief, postPerspective
Jesse Averna, Editor, Director, The School of Visual Arts' Continuing Education
It was a challenging assignment even for a veteran shooter of car commercials. A major ad agency for a leading automaker asked cinematographer Dana Christiaansen if he could shoot three full commercials in 48 hours on the streets of Atlanta. The spots would include nighttime car-to-car photography of a moving vehicle, close-ups of a celebrity spokesman at the wheel and scripted vignettes. Christiaansen’s solution was to rely on the Canon EOS C300 digital cinema camera.
Vision Research unveiled the Phantom Flex4K, the next evolution in its digital cinema product line at the 2013 International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam.
For the 13th consecutive year, Christie Digital Systems will serve as the digital cinema projection partner for the Toronto International Film Festival, which takes place September 5–15. Godfrey Reggio’s 4K movie Visitors will premiere at the festival.