James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment will use Sony’s new Venice motion picture camera system for principal photography on the upcoming Avatar sequels. The first Avatar movie, released in 2009 and also shot on Sony professional cameras, shattered box office records with its compelling story, immersive 3D and stunning visuals. These newest entries in the franchise promise to up the visual ante significantly with enhanced special effects, more elaborate production requirements and challenging live action sequences.
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Christie has announced that James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment has renewed an exclusive, five-year agreement with the company for sharing know-how and technology to propel the future of immersive cinema experiences. “To push the boundary of digital cinema, one needs visionary, like-minded collaborators and that description fits Christie to a tee, given its long cinema heritage and impressive list of industry ‘firsts’ in the projection and visual display realms,” said Cameron. “Several years ago we began our relationship, which has worked well, so I’m pleased to be forging ahead again with Christie at my side.”
Screenings of Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee’s new film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk continue in Beijing and Shanghai, China. All of the screenings are using customized dual-head Christie Mirage 4KLH RGB laser projection systems.
ArcLight Cinemas has collaborated with Christie to custom fit the legendary Cinerama Dome in order to properly project the west-coast debut of Academy-award winning director Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk in 3D 4K 120 frames-per-seconds, the way it was shot. The debut will be held November 10.
The Asian premiere of director Ang Lee’s highly anticipated film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk took place November 2 at Vieshow Cinemas Qsquare in Central Taipei. The theatre was outfitted for the event with customized dual-head Christie Mirage 4KLH RGB laser projection system.
Director Ang Lee will receive the IBC2016 International Honor for Excellence, the highest award IBC bestows.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced that Ang Lee's highly anticipated Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk as a special world premiere presentation of the 54th New York Film Festival, October 14, at AMC Lincoln Square.
The 2016 NAB Show's The Future of Cinema Conference: The Immortal Movie, produced in partnership with SMPTE, will explore how content creators and storytellers combine artistry with motion-imaging technology to thrive today — and into the future. Acclaimed film director Ang Lee will give the keynote address, Pushing the Limits of Cinema, and discuss his vision for cinema and the creative opportunities for the future of filmmaking.
Ateme has joined Scenarist’s Ultra HD BD focus group called the UHDG. As part of the UHDG, Ateme is working closely with Scenarist to provide HEVC high dynamic range and high frame rate encoding technology in UHD resolution to Scenarist UHD customers who are developing the first titles for Ultra HD Blu-ray. The group says the result of the collaboration will significantly help UHDG authoring companies and content owners to deliver blockbuster movies in thrilling ultra high definition UHD resolution with a greatly expanded color and brilliance.
Colorfront will debut Interactive HFR Frame-Blending during HPA’s 2015 Tech Retreat, February 9-13 in Palm Springs, California. The company says it enables real time control over the motion blur of objects in an HFR sequence.