Filmmaker and visual effects legend Douglas Trumbull is partnering with Christie on May 11 to premiere UFOTOG, a dramatic 10-minute experimental sci-fi story about a lone man attempting to photograph UFOs. Directed by Trumbull and created in 4K 3D at 120 frames per second, the short film will be screened on a Christie Mirage 4K35, the 4K DLP resolution projector running at 120Hz, at the Seattle Cinerama Theater’s 2nd Annual Sci-Fi Film Festival.
“By using the latest technological advances in a smaller, less expensive space I can create and shoot live action content in a virtual environment at an actual 120Hz at full 4K resolution,” said Trumbull. “This ensures that the film will have the intended impact of an immersive, action 3D experience that can only be achieved on a Christie Mirage 4K at a true 4K 120Hz playback rate for a special venue or advanced immersive theatrical environment.”
With UFOTOG, Trumbull will demonstrate his ground-breaking Magi process, which explores a new cinematic language that invites the audience to experience a powerful sense of immersion and impact that is not possible using conventional 24 fps or 3D standards.
“With Trumbull’s vision and process, he is taking the audience experience to an entirely new immersive story-telling level, beyond anything ever seen in the cinema world,” said Larry Paul, senior director, technology and visualization solutions, at Christie. “In fact, the use of the Christie Mirage 4K35 DLP projector is the first screening of its kind showing in true 120Hz.”
Christie Digital Systems USA www.christiedigital.com