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.
Band Pro Film & Digital will screen the 4K short film Viewing the Night Sky in Summer in Amsterdam at the 2013 International Broadcasters Convention.
Integrity Entertainment Systems led by president Gary Engvold, has been recognized by Christie for its recent milestone of more than 1,000 installations of Christie Solaria projectors for its customers, which include some of the leading chains and independent cinemas in the U.S.
As has been widely reported and even more widely discussed online, yesterday in a post on the Red Digital Cinema website founder Jim Jannard announced that, “I have finished my mission. I will no longer be the face of Red.”
Digital Arts NY provides 4K picture and sound finishing services for feature films and high-end TV productions within its 12,000 square foot facility. The company recently launched what Axel Ericson, the founder and owner, feels is the first true 4K infrastructure on the East Coast for full 4K digital cinema finishing, including a new, landmark audio mixing environment.