As European motion picture professionals gather in Barcelona this week for the start of CineEurope 2015, Barco will once again be highlighting the Barco Escape format, arguably one of the hits of this year’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas. Prior to CineEurope I got a progress report from Barco executives and some Escape customers about the new format and how exhibitors and audiences have responded to it so far.
Dolby Laboratories returns to CineEurope 2015 at the Centre de Convencions Internacional Barcelona next week to showcase its range of integrated, end-to-end post-production and audio tools.
The Ringling College of Art and Design student senior thesis film Jinxy Jenkins and Lucky Lou has won the Best Computer Animated Short Award in the SIGGRAPH 2015 42nd Annual Computer Animation Festival.
NEC Display Solutions Europe will showcase its range of dedicated cinema laser projectors and display systems at CineEurope 2015 in Barcelona, Spain on June 23-25.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers partnered with the Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft, in collaboration with the EBU's Technology and Innovation department, to hold the SMPTE Forum 2015, Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective, in Berlin.
The Event Cinema Association this year will host two events at CineEurope June 22-25 in Barcelona. The CineEurope Focus Sessions – a panel discussion on the trade show floor on Tuesday June 23 at 4:00 pm – will feature some high profile, first time speakers: Emma Keith of NT Live, John Bullen of Sony Europe, Duncan Connal of Vue Cinemas, John Lewis of Broadway Cinema Letchworth, and Grant Calton of Fathom Events. This will be followed the next day by a poolside reception.
Band Pro will present a free 70mm screening of Baraka on June 5th at 1:00 p.m. in the Sherry Lansing Theater at Cine Gear LA 2015. A Q&A with producer Mark Magidson, moderated by cinematographer Jon Fauer, will immediately follow the film.
EditFest London has unveiled its daylong lineup of editors, who will take the stage at the British Film Institute's Southbank location on June 20th. EditFest, produced by American Cinema Editors, brings top-level film and television editors together to share insights and experiences in the art of editing. EditFest returns to London for the third year, providing a European audience the rare opportunity to hear, meet, and engage in conversation with some of the finest editors in the world.
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers has announced that Dr. Neil Hunt, chief product officer at Netflix, will present the keynote address at the Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age conference June 16-17 at Stanford University near Palo Alto, California. Titled The Race Is On!, the conference will explore past, current, and future technology requirements for delivering a compelling entertainment experience on the Internet.
JVC Professional will showcase its new 4K camera product line next week for the first time at 2015 Cine Gear Expo Los Angeles June 5-6. Led by the flagship GY-LS300 Super 35mm camera, which accepts a variety of interchangeable lenses, the new cameras support a variety of workflows with 4K imaging, efficient encoding, and dual SDHC/SDXC card slots.