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.
This movie is stuffed with too many characters, jammed with too many sub-plots, but who cares? Certainly not all the kids – and maybe not any of the adults either – who were in this at-least-half-full theatre on a Sunday night.
This film is getting lost in the summer box office and while it’s not a great film, it’s better than the box office results suggest. The major factor that’s hurting it: it’s the second telling of essentially the same story this year. Just a few months ago, Gerald Butler saved the President and the White House from terrorists in Olympus Has Fallen; now it’s Channing Tatum’s turn.
Christie today launched Christie Vive Audio, which the company calls “a groundbreaking solution to help exhibitors complete the experience for their movie going audiences.”
HitFix today announced a new strategic relationship that will bring exclusive entertainment news to the big screen in NCM’s FirstLook pre-show program, seen by more than 700 million moviegoers every year.
Cinematographer Eric Koretz and director Elliot Rausch recently shot a short for Lincoln Motor Cars titled Get Back and became one of the four teams to capture the first content officially sponsored by Vimeo.
Carmike Cinemas has installed Barco Auro 11.1 3D sound in its Riverstone 15 theatre in Canton, Georgia, one of its premium large format BigD rooms.
The Art House Convergence will hold its first-ever regional seminar, Thursday and Friday August 22-23 at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, New York. The seminar will cover topics from fundraising to repertory programming to digital cinema.
Women in Norway now have the same protections against unwanted sexual advances enjoyed by women in most other Western countries thanks to an award-winning public service advertising campaign conducted by Amnesty International.