Sachtler has introduced the artemis EFP HD SE camera stabilizing system designed to work with the Red One camera. The EFP HD SE was designed and engineered in Germany following the same philosophy as the entire artemis stabilizing line. Two key features of the system are the 15 Amp high capacity camera power supply and new Hot Swap technology. Because of these innovations the artemis EFP HD SE is well-suited for pairing with the Red One and other state-of-the-art HD cameras.
View All Content
The American Society of Cinematographers has dedicated the 2010 Heritage Award for outstanding achievement in a student film to the memory of Richard Moore. The award is annually re-named in dedication of a person who made noteworthy contributions to advancing the art of cinematography. The Richard Moore ASC Heritage Award will be presented during the 24th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards celebration at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Hollywood on February 27 2010. Submissions for the award are currently being accepted by the organization.
Paul Cotterell dubbing mixer at London post facility LipSync has been honored by UK Screen Association’s Sound Awards –The Conch 2009. The annual award ceremony now entering its fifth year recognizes the British audio talent from the Film TV and Commercials industries. Cotterell who’s been with LipSync since 2000 believes it was his work on The Red Riding Trilogy which showcased his abilities and highlighted his skills as Britain’s Best Dubbing Mixer to the panel of judges.
3ality Digital and Cinedigm Digital Cinema have announced they plan to collaborate on a series of alternative 3D entertainment projects that should arrive in theatres nationwide over the course of the next two years. The companies which earlier this year joined forces on the first live 3D sports broadcast available to consumers plan to introduce a minimum of eight projects in the next 24 months.
In the widest theatrical 3D film release to date Columbia Pictures’ and Sony Pictures Animation’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs earned an estimated $30.3 million in total box office and debuted at number one during its opening weekend. The box office generated in theatres with 3D screen accounted for more than half the revenue. “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a terrific film with innovative and creative 3D techniques.
The Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning The Met: Live in HD series returns to National CineMedia movie theatres for a fourth season this fall.
Gemini Film Lab in Chennai India has installed a projectiondesign cineo32 DLP projector in its new digital intermediate facility and plans to use it as a reference tool for the color grading of top-level feature movie content for the booming southern India market and beyond.
Dolby Laboratories was the exclusive digital cinema server and 3D provider of the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival which was held September 10–19 at venues throughout Toronto Canada. For the first time the festival was outfitted with Dolby 3D when it presented the North American premiere of Joe Dante’s The Hole. Dolby’s production services team installed Dolby Digital Cinema and Dolby 3D and also calibrated the sound and image of all participating festival venues.
Element Technica announces the new Technica 3D Series which brings a new level of precision speed and simplification to stereoscopic 3D motion picture production. 3D production has long been plagued by heavy and complicated equipment that requires specialized tools and dedicated crew to assemble and adjust eating up precious production resources. That kept 3D practical for only an elite few.
B&B Theatres has selected Christie to supply all the DLP Cinema projectors for the circuit’s two newest 10-screen multiplexes in Wildwood and Ozark Missouri. The multiplexes scheduled for completion in the spring of 2010 will be equipped with Christie CP2000-ZX digital cinema projectors with Christie Brilliant 3D. The 29th largest theatre company in the U.S. B&B Theatres operates a chain of more than 179 screens in 30 locations throughout Kansas Missouri and Oklahoma.
UK producer Working Title has installed a GDC SA-2100A digital cinema server for its new screening room facility in London’s Marylebone theatre. The installation marks the completion of the 45-seat screening room which features both conventional 35mm and modern digital cinema. The theatre was designed and fitted out by London-based Future Projections who has produced similar rooms for Firmdale Hotels The Courthouse Curzon Empire Picture House cinemas and many others.
Filmmaker Marek Poray-Heywowski recently traveled to Switzerland to shoot The Interrogation of Harry Wind for Sunvision Filmatelier. The spy thriller recently wrapped principal photography and is scheduled for release in early 2010. The film from Swiss director Pascal Verdosci stars Sebastian Koch (The Lives of Others) and Klaus Maria Brandauer (Mephisto Out Of Africa).
The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced that Ben Burtt will receive the organization’s Charles S. Swartz Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Post Production recognizing his powerful artistic impact on the industry. The award will be bestowed on November 12th during the Hollywood Post Alliance Awards gala at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles. Burtt’s credits and accomplishments are the stuff of legend; his contributions integrally woven into a number of iconic and Oscar winning films. Showing a rare fluency across many disciplines Mr.
Manhattan-based creative services company Late Night and Weekends has produced a wide-ranging advertising initiative for Gap 1969 premium jeans that features theatrical and web video elements. The Gap Born to Fit campaign viewable at www.borntofit.com and www.youtube.com/gap and in movie theatres across the country was directed by Late Night and Weekends’ Andrew Zuckerman who also photographed the print ads. Late Night’s Alex Vlack was executive producer with Eddie Marritz as Director of Photography.
Kodak has announced that Laboratorios Gama SAI in Santiago Chile has successfully completed all requirements for Kodak ImageCare Program certification. Now in its 40th year this small but highly successful laboratory joins a Kodak program active in 27 countries worldwide. A major Hollywood production shooting in Chile wanted to work with us but decided to develop their film back in the United States because we were not a certified lab says Maria Mayor Gama's chief of laboratory operations.
The National Association of Theatre Owners has announced the election of new officers – the first chosen by the executive board of directors under a recently enacted board restructuring at the association’s annual meeting at the Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach California. Elected to two-year terms were – Tony Kerasotes chairman and CEO Kerasotes Showplace Theatres as chairman; Aubrey Stone president Georgia Theatre Company as vice-chairman; Amy Miles CEO of Regal Entertainment Group as treasurer; and re-elected as secretary Mark O’Meara president University Mall Theatres.
Xpand and Christie teamed up to convert the Antonio Elorza Velodrome into a colossal 3D cinema during this year’s San Sebastián Film Festival which took place September 18-26 in one of Spain’s most beautiful countryside’s. Showcasing four major 3D films including the Spanish premiere of Battle for Terra and Oceanworld the festival also screened the 3D version of Toy Story and The Nightmare Before Christmas presented as the Velodrome 3D Movies.
Auditorium 6 of the Mann Chinese 6 Theatre in the Hollywood and Highland complex now has an upgraded sound system to better support 3D movies. The system is currently used exclusively for demonstration purposes testing and development and is designed to help Hollywood sound designers assess the system’s viability for premium theatres nationwide. Electrosonic installed the 380-channel IOSONO audio system.
Award-winning Norwegian Director of Photography John Christian Rosenlund partly operates dFilm along with Storyline Studios whose work ranges from TV commercials to feature-length movies. In a novel application of DLP projection technology a projectiondesign cineo32 1080 projector is used in the dFilm digital film lab mobile vehicle for the on-set screening and review of daily rushes. Rosenlund says the move is a response to the move toward digital filmmaking. When shooting in digital the 'negative' is just a bunch of numbers Rosenlund says.
Christie DLP Cinema projectors were featured at select theaters hosting the 34th Toronto International Film Festival which was held September 10-19. It was Christie’s eighth year as projection sponsor of the Festival which is becoming one of the most prestigious international film festivals in the world. The Festival featured its first 3D movie premiere.