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SMPTE Names 2017 Fellows

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 10:58 -- Nick Dager

SMPTE today announced that it will elevate 12 industry leaders to the status of SMPTE Fellow. This honor is conferred on individuals who have, through their proficiency and contributions to the industry, attained an outstanding rank among members of the Society. The new SMPTE Fellows will be honored at the SMPTE 2017 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles in October. The new SMPTE 2017 Fellows include:

Screenvision, Hogan Announce College Movie Program

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 12:31 -- Nick Dager

Screenvision Media today announced a fall and spring campus movie program that allows brands to sponsor and take over the movie experience with branded integrations, sampling and on-screen custom content and messaging. The move is part of an enhancement of its college campus network with the Hogan Communications Network, an entertainment-based media and marketing company specializing in the college and young adult markets.

Kingsman Releasing in ScreenX

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 12:27 -- Nick Dager

ScreenX, the world’s first multi-projection system that provides a 270-degree panoramic film viewing experience within a theatre setting, has announced that Twentieth Century Fox’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle will be available in the immersive format. In addition to opening in ScreenX, the film will be made available for bookings on nearly 400 4DX screens in 49 countries around the world.

Documenting the Unimaginable

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 14:58 -- Nick Dager

The Workshop’s True North is an inspiring documentary about Sean Swarner, who in 2002 became the first cancer survivor to reach the top of Mount Everest. He’s kept climbing ever since spreading his encouraging message of hope. In a span of five years, the two-time cancer survivor with only one functioning lung scaled the Seven Summits, the highest mountains in each of the seven continents.

Giving Reality a Cinematic Look

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 14:36 -- Nick Dager

MTV’s new reality series, Siesta Key, takes the tried and tested concept of earlier efforts like Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and moves it to Florida, following a new group of young adults confronting issues of love, heartbreak, betrayal, class, and looming adulthood as they spend the summer together in their beautiful hometown. Siesta Key is set on a small barrier island off the coast of Sarasota. Cinematographer Gareth Paul Cox shot the series with VariCam 35 and LT cinema cameras.

Panasonic Unveils AU-EVA1 Cinema Camera

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 13:15 -- Nick Dager

New York City and Los Angeles-area cinematographers and filmmakers are invited to attend an exclusive first look of Panasonic’s new AU-EVA1 cinema camera. The events will include the screening of short films shot with the new cinema camera and a question-and-answer session with the films’ cinematographers who will discuss shooting with the EVA1.

Vista Group Acquires Senda Dirección Tecnológica

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 13:04 -- Nick Dager

Vista Group International has reached an agreement with its long-term Latin American business partner Senda Dirección Tecnológica to take a controlling 60 percent share in the company, which will be renamed Vista Latin America, become of full member of the Vista Group and continue to be run by its founders and managers, Armando Mejias and Gustavo Ortega.

IBC’s Big Screen to Explore the Art, Science and Business of Cinema

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 13:00 -- Nick Dager

This year’s IBC Big Screen program will take place in a specially built auditorium designed to IBC’s specifications and featuring the very latest in cinema technology, including Dolby Vision imaging and Dolby Atmos immersive sound. The four-day program will examine the latest topics, themes, and insights surrounding the art, science, and business of cinema, from capture through to exhibition. As well as being the home of the Big Screen program, the auditorium will screen in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, Baby Driver, the acclaimed Edgar Wright feature from 2017.

More2Screen Distributing Oscar Wilde

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:11 -- Nick Dager

More2Screen has been appointed to distribute Classic Spring Theatre Company’s newly announced Oscar Wilde Season live to cinemas in the UK and Ireland, followed by a recorded roll-out internationally. The first of four plays by the Irish comic master, A Woman of No Importance, will be broadcast live on November 28, followed by the celebrated Lady Windermere’s Fan on March 20.

Abramorama Presents Let’s Play Two

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:55 -- Nick Dager

In celebration of the band’s legendary sold out performances at Wrigley Field on August 20 and 22, 2016 during the Chicago Cubs historic World Series championship season, Pearl Jam is set to release the documentary film Let’s Play Two and accompanying soundtrack album. Chicago is Eddie Vedder’s hometown and Pearl Jam has forged a relationship with the city, the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field that is unparalleled in the world of sports and music.

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ASC Technology Committee Changes Focus, Name

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:31 -- Nick Dager

The ASC Technology Committee has been renamed the ASC Motion Imaging Technology Council. Established in 2003, the committee has helped organize efforts to study and assess subjects ranging from digital cameras and lens optics to motion imaging workflows, advanced color management, virtual production techniques digital archiving and more recently virtual reality.

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