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.
The goal of this article is to educate the industry about challenges that immersive sound presents and to present my arguments as to why the National Association of Theatre Owners’ and Digital Cinema Initiative’s rushed actions have the potential to harm, rather than help, the first release motion picture industry
The Event Cinema Association will hold its first networking event October 15 at Cineworld at the O2 in Greenwich, London.
Based on the overwhelming response from fans and communities across the country for Project Drive-In, Honda is adding four more digital cinema projectors to its national effort to save drive-ins facing closure due to the end of 35mm film distribution.
The Science Museum of Virginia, in Richmond will open its new dome theatre in early 2014. “The Science Museum will be opening up the full expanse of the cosmos to our guests - inviting everyone to explore the universe with us in a truly spectacular fashion, ” said Richard Conti, CEO/chief wonder officer.
Christie, the world’s dominant brand in the digital cinema projection market, has introduced Christie LA3S line array surround speakers. Another industry first for Christie, the new surround speakers expand the company’s innovative Christie Vive Audio cinema sound solution that was announced on July 17. Krikorian Premiere Theatres’ Buena Park Metroplex 18 in California is the first deployment of a complete Christie Vive Audio cinema sound system in an auditorium powered by Dolby Atmos.
Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth installment in writer/director George Miller’s post-apocalyptic action franchise and the first digital film for cinematographer John Seale.
Group 1200 Media, in conjunction with Giant Ape Media, announced today a partnership with Tugg to release live-action Korean zombie coming of age melodrama, Let Me Out theatrically in three U.S. cities simultaneously for one night only on Wednesday, September 25th at 7:30pm. Let Me Out is the first Korean independent film released back-to-back in both Korea and the U.S. and is distributed in the U.S. by Funimation Entertainment, a Group 1200 Media company, based in Flower Mound, Texas.
Being a pioneer in any field is at the very least daunting, but imagine if what you are doing not only deals with a taboo topic of the era, but could also earn you some time in jail? In the documentary film I Always Said Yes: The Many Lives Of Wakefield Poole audiences are given an inside look into the life of overlooked gay liberation and independent film pioneer, Wakefield Poole.
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.