With the astounding popularity of the animated feature films from Paris-based Illumination Mac Guff, it would seem the whole world already knows about the secret lives of pets and the villainous plots of Gru and his goggle-eyed minions. But few moviegoers—or even the studio’s own digital artists—would guess the inner workings of the production systems behind the stories.
Landmark Cinemas, Calgary, Alberta, Canada has reached an agreement to be acquired by Kinepolis Group. The conclusion of the transaction is subject to customary government approvals.
Cineplex has installed ten D-Box immersive virtual reality motion seats and systems in its Scotiabank Theatre in Ottawa, Canada. Construction is expected to begin shortly, with plans to open this fall with the Canadian premiere of a first-of-its-kind animated VR motion experience. Created and produced by The Virtual Reality Company, Raising a Rukus takes viewers on a series of magical adventures with a brother, sister and their mischievous pet dog named Rukus.
Arts Alliance Media and the San Sebastian International Film Festival have renewed their partnership for the fourth year running. AAM will provide theatre management system and enterprise TMS software solutions to efficiently manage all of the festival’s content and scheduling.
Ymagis Group will showcase EclairColor HDR cinema technology at the upcoming Fédération Nationale des Cinémas Français convention in Deauville, France. Two special presentations will take place at the Centre International de Deauville’s Michel d’Ornano Auditorium on September 26 and 27. Technical presentations of the technology will be also held. The EclairColor presentations will be open to all FNCF convention delegates
DTS will reach the 100th theatrical title exhibited in its DTS:X immersive audio with the September 15 release of Lionsgate’s American Assassin, directed by Michael Cuesta and starring Michael Keaton, Taylor Kitsch and Dylan O’Brien.
FilmLight has released of Baselight 5.0, along with 5.0 color tools across its entire product range. Offering more than 50 new features, version 5.0 has been used over the last year on a variety of real projects with complex workflows. According to the company, the feedback from colorists around the world has been very positive.
Exactly 100 years to the day after Arri’s inception, the film technology company held an exclusive centenary celebration for select guests at the Isarforum of Munich's famed Deutsches Museum. On September 12, Arri's executive board and members of the Stahl family, the company’s owners, welcomed around 100 guests, including long-standing clients, partners, and companions from the global film industry.
Preparations for a wave of winter sports action are in full swing at the Whistler, British Columbia production offices of Sherpas Cinema. Creators of the classic free-skiing films All.I.Can and Into the Mind, as well as sports-themed ads for Jeep, Ram Trucks, Audi, The North Face and others, the Sherpas expect big demand for the unique blend of artistry and technical chops they bring to winter sports filmmaking.
B&B Theatres has signed an agreement to install DTS:X immersive audio powered by GDC servers at six locations this year and six in 2018, with the remaining locations to be rolled out in late 2018/early 2019. As a licensee of the DTS:X object-based immersive sound technology for the development of GDC immersive sound media servers, GDC will be leading the effort. With this agreement, B&B Theatres will become the largest U.S. movie theatre circuit to exhibit content released with a DTS:X soundtrack.