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Ian Goes Very Wide on Kid’s TV

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 12:14 -- Nick Dager

The Oscar-qualifying film Ian has been released in an unprecedented joint effort from all major children’s Networks in Latin America: Disney, Discovery Kids, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, YouTube Kids and Pakapaka in Latin America and YouTube Worldwide. This emotional film is based on the true story of a boy called Ian. The film was created by Emmy nominee Gastón Gorali, produced by Oscar winner and two-time Emmy winner Juan José Campanella and directed by Abel Goldfarb. This important film aims to help children to understand disability and for the message of inclusion to reach every home.

THX Certifies iQiyi’s First On-Demand Theatre

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:54 -- Nick Dager

iQiyi today announced that the company’s first offline Yuker on-demand movie theatre in Zhongshan, Guangdong is now THX certified. Tao Lei, vice president of iQiyi, and Wu Hao, general manager of THX China unveiled the official THX Certified Cinema plaque during the opening ceremony launch event in Zhongshan, Guangdong on November 9. The company’s said this milestone not only reinforced iQiyi’s adherence to the company vision of “to become a technology-based entertainment giant”, but also demonstrated iQiyi and THX as the ideal partners to enable shopping malls to drive traffic and enhance engagement with consumers, as part of an ongoing transformation of retail spaces into digital entertainment complexes

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A Conversation with Colorist Isaac Molina

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 11:09 -- Nick Dager

Isaac Molina is a senior colorist based in Mexico City, where for the last nine years he has worked at leading post house Oxido. Molina has a rich tapestry of grading experience that includes TV commercials and, as the colorist and DI supervisor, with the grade of more than 30 feature films. More recently, he has worked as a colorist in the first Latin American high dynamic range TV series for Netflix. Digital Cinema Report recently spoke with Molina about his career, the art and craft of color grading and his work on The House of Flowers.

The Unnerving Suspense of Sound

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 14:53 -- Nick Dager

Jonathan Wales, mixing at Formosa NoHo, recently completed the audio mix for the Netflix series, The Haunting of Hill House. The Haunting of Hill House was mixed in Dolby Atmos. For the show, Wales needed to convey the feeling of spaciousness in the house and create unnerving suspense throughout the mix as a family relives their scary past.

Abramorama Releasing East Bay Punk Documentary to iTunes

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 09:25 -- Nick Dager

Abramorama and Giant Pictures announced today that the punk music documentary, Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk is being released in more than 70 territories including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Brazil and Latin America. The film can now be purchased only on iTunes.

Abramorama originally released the film in theaters during the Fall of 2017, and it has played to enthusiastic audiences in more than 125 markets across the U.S. 

Media Links Shimizu to Present Paper at SMPTE 2018

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 10:40 -- Nick Dager

Media Links research and development manager Dr. Takeshi Shimizu will present a paper at the SMPTE 2018 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition in Los Angeles at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites from October 22-25. Shimizu will present: Non-blocking Multicast Networks for Transporting Stream Media, which proposes a new approach for building a three-stage Clos Network with non-blocking multicast capabilities, thereby reducing overall switch count and associated costs. His presentation is part of the Advances in IP session, which will examine how to improve upon and move beyond the status quo in professional media networking.

Ideal Home Screened Using Nagra’s myCinema, a First

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 11:49 -- Nick Dager

Last summer, Emagine Entertainment showed the first-run movie Ideal Home starring Paul Rudd at its Royal Oak Cinema in Detroit using Nagra’s myCinema technology. “This is the first-time audiences have enjoyed a feature length film leveraging advanced digital compression technology via Nagra-secured myCinema theater premise equipment,” said Jean-Luc Jezouin, Nagra’s senior vice president business development. “The plug-and-play experience of the myCinema solution offers a significant leap in digital cinema distribution technology, alleviating enormous costs experienced with traditional digital cinema prints.”

Pretty in Pink Meets Superbad

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:38 -- Nick Dager

“I think if you’re making a high school movie, you can’t not watch John Hughes movies for reference,” said cinematographer Hillary Spera (Duck Butter, Submission). “Even if it’s subliminal, they’re woven into the language.” Filmmaker John Hughes had a string of hit films in the 1980s that were a true depiction of high school life in middle class suburbia. Movies like 16 Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink portrayed teen characters with depth and intelligence but were also comedic.

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