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The Pefection Demanded Different Looks

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 14:14 -- Nick Dager

The Netflix Film The Perfection, which was shot by cinematographer Vanja Černjul, ASC (The Deuce, Crazy Rich Asians), directed by Richard Shepard (The Matador, Dom Hemingway, Girls), and written by Eric C. Charmelo, Nicole Snyder, and Richard Shepard, follows the story of a troubled musical prodigy who seeks out the new star pupil of her former school with shocking consequences.

Overcoming Equipment Limitations

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 14:09 -- Nick Dager

San Francisco-based cinematographer/colorist Stephen Berke was director of photography for the award-winning short film Snaggletooth, which had its New York premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. Berke was also the DP for two additional short films, The Interview (currently showing on the festival circuit and Best in Show winner at the 2019 Albany Film Fest) and The Shepherds of Cat Island, a 10-minute single-take, premiering soon. His camera of choice is the Panasonic VariCam LT.

Disney, Pixar Partner with NCM on Shuffle

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 10:04 -- Nick Dager

Beginning today, movie fans nationwide can get ready for Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 with all new games from Shuffle, Noovie’s movie trivia mobile game from National CineMedia. This marks the first studio collaboration for Noovie Shuffle. The new Shuffle original trivia games are based on the entire Pixar feature film universe and are part of the marketing campaign for Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4, which opens in U.S. theaters on June 21.

Rising to the Occasion for Dark Phoenix

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 13:42 -- Nick Dager

Continuing its association with 20th Century Fox’ acclaimed X-Men franchise, Rising Sun Pictures contributed nearly 150 visual effects shots to the latest film in the superhero saga, Dark Phoenix. RSP’s work on the film spanned nearly 18 months and involved close collaboration with director Simon Kinberg, VFX supervisor Phil Brennan and VFX producer Kurt Williams

ScreenX Breaks its Own Box Office Record

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 11:22 -- Nick Dager

ScreenX, the panoramic format from CJ 4DPlex, has grossed $22 million in the worldwide box office in five months, surpassing its own box office record from the same time last year. This marks a 85 percent surge in box office gross and the fastest record-breaking milestone in the history of the innovative format. Spider-Man Far From Home is scheduled to release in ScreenX on July 5th.

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The Art of the Mix

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 10:17 -- Nick Dager

“Mixers are artists, and I am a firm believer in the creative process,” says re-recording mixer Binder. “In the post-production audio business, we get looked at as technicians instead of artists. I believe that George Lucas was right when he said, ‘sound and music are 50 percent of the entertainment in a movie.’ ” Binder should know. He’s worked with some of the most notable names in the TV and film industry, including the Russo brothers, J.J. Abrams and Mark Mangini. His resumé also boasts a variety of high-profile projects such as Star Trek, Paranormal Activity, Community, Channel Zero, Deadly Class and Super 8.

My Brief MoviePass Affair

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 12:06 -- Sara Dager

I’m a survivor of the great MoviePass era and I’m here to tell you my story. It's been nearly a year since I gave up my ten dollars a month subscription to the "unlimited" MoviePass program. To this day the choices I made and the blind faith I had in the system surprise me. I like to think it all started innocently enough, the concept of free unlimited movies at any theatre. No limits? No loopholes? No extra fees? It was intoxicating, to say the least, and I fell for it all hook, line, and sinker. And for a while there, it was a truly beautiful affair.

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Spider-Man Coming to ScreenX Theatres

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 11:30 -- Nick Dager

Sony Pictures has announced that Spider-Man: Far From Home will be released in the 270-degree panoramic ScreenX format on July 2nd. It marks the first Sony Pictures film to be converted into ScreenX. Previously Sony Pictures released Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in 4DX, another immersive cinema technology from CJ 4DPlex. The new Spider-Man will also be available in 4DX.

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