Éclair has announced an exclusive partnership with Sydney-based Shooting Star Company Group to deploy ÉclairPlay among cinema exhibitors in SSCG’s DStar Cinema network in Australia and New Zealand
Christie Showcased its CP4325-RGB pure laser cinema projector and the 72nd Australian International Movie Convention taking place now through October 12 at The Star Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.
Australia’s Showbiz Cinemas has chosen the Christie CP2208-LP 3DLP laser phosphor cinema projectors to be deployed in all auditoriums. Located in the new Delacombe Town Centre complex in Ballarat, Victoria, the contemporary 530-seat cinema complex comprises six screens and features luxury seats, surround sound and wall-to-wall screens, with the largest screen in Cinema 1 hall measuring 10 meters wide. The cinema opened August 31.
Responding to demand from aspiring visual effects artists from across Australia and beyond, Rising Sun Pictures is expanding its visual effects educational program, operated in partnership with the University of South Australia. RSP will now offer a Graduate Certificate in Dynamic Effects and Lighting, modeled after its successful Graduate Certificate in Composting and Tracking. It is also adding to its menu of short courses covering 3D modeling, compositing and other subjects.
Hoyts Chadstone has become the first cineplex in Australia to install Christie’s groundbreaking RGB laser projection system. Located within the sprawling Chadstone Shopping Centre, Hoyts Chadstone has 13 auditoriums, including the 390-seat Xtremescreen premium auditorium fitted with a massive 24-meter wide screen – one of the biggest in Australia. The projection system here includes a Christie CP42LH 3DLP 4K RGB laser projector featuring enhanced wavelength diversification, connected via fiber optic to a laser rack housing nine laser modules that generate white light from multiple combinations of RGB primary color wavelengths to offer a spectacular 3D viewing experience on silver screens.
Christie is showcasing its line cinema technologies at the 71st Australian International Movie Convention, taking place at the Pavilion Marquee, Jupiters Hotel & Casino in Gold Coast, Australia, October 9-13.
X-Men: Apocalypse, the latest entrant in Twentieth Century Fox’s popular superhero franchise, features more time-bending magic from Australia’s Rising Sun Pictures. The visual effects studio contributed to several key sequences in the film, most notably an electrifying scene where Quicksilver (Evan Peters) uses his hyper-speed ability to rescue students from an exploding mansion. Quicksilver’s Rescue builds on a notable scene from the preceding X-Men: Days of Future Past where the character races around a Pentagon cafeteria to prevent security guards from shooting a trio of X-Men. RSP’s impeccable work in making pots, pans, bullets and water drops freeze in mid-air helped the film earn an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects.
The theme for the SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition is Persistence of Vision – Defining the Future. The show will be held in Sydney, July 14-17. The theme gives a nod to the optical illusion that makes motion imaging possible and reinforces the ongoing devotion of SMPTE to the critical tasks of standards development and education for the motion-imaging industry.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has announced that Chris Fetner, director of global content partners operations at Netflix, will present the opening keynote at the biennial SMPTE Australia Conference & Exhibition July 14-17 at the Entertainment Precinct at Moore Park in Sydney.
Amalgamated Holdings Limited, Australia, has committed to install Dolby Atmos into some 20 new premium cinema screens that form part of its future expansion plans.