32Ten Studios, San Rafael, California provided a number of practical effects for Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ The Lone Ranger, which opened July 3rd in the U.S. 32Ten worked directly with Disney’s associate producer and VFX producer Shari Hanson, ILM’s VFX supervisor Tim Alexander and MPC's VFX supervisor, Gary Brozenich. The primary sequence created by 32Ten was the destruction of the train trestle bridge, including several shots of the bridge blowing up and collapsing.
The mainland is a white desert of snow, surrounded by a clashing cold ocean, and scarcely populated. Only the animals and few plants are accustomed to the difficult living conditions. This is the Antarctic. DP Alessandro Beltrame from Italy left his warm southern European homeland for two documentaries for The Antarctica Project, a cooperative project of the Italian government and the private broadcaster Mediaset.
Cinema Scene Marketing has completed a comprehensive installation of digital signage systems at the Santikos Theatres Palladium AVX Entertainment in Richmond, Texas. This project includes 92 digital screens displaying concession, restaurant, box office, auditorium and entertainment content.
Vicon has launched Cara, what it says is a pioneering facial motion capture system. The system is available to order now.
DP Jendra Jarnagin recently shot a night scene for an independent feature shooting the Sony F55 Digital Cinema Camera at 5000 ISO.
This movie will touch you, it will tickle you, it will make you smile and nod in knowing recognition because this is a movie that remembers what it was like to be fourteen years old and to sit in the way way back of your parents' station wagon because you wanted to be alone, because you had nothing to say to anyone else, because they couldn’t begin to understand what you were going through. And it’s about finding someone who changes all of that.
It means Retired, Extremely Dangerous, so maybe this is what happens when you give old people unlimited access to ammunition and an almost incomprehensible plot: they destroy everything in sight – and neither you nor they have a clear idea exactly why.
Codex, Cooke Optics and The Pixel Farm plan to develop and deliver what the companies are calling the next generation of metadata capture for film and digital cinema cameras.
White House Down co-producers Marc Weigert and Volker Engel set up their management platform Uncharted Territory in 1999 to serve as the production and visual effects hub on films they’ve been involved with including 2012, Anonymous and others. Due to the very tight, 12-month delivery schedule for White House Down, Weigert and Engel, who also served as co-VFX supervisors on the film, recruited ten visual effects vendors around the world—all using Shotgun software to push and pull shots.
VFX studio MPC has standardized on Tweak Software's image and sequence viewer, RV, for playback and review across its feature film VFX facilities in Vancouver, Montréal, London and Bangalore.