Digital cinema technology is defined by a collection of documents developed by many different organizations. No one organization defines it all, and in one case, the organization no longer exists. To address that situation, industry veteran Michael Karagosian has launched the website Cinepedia. His goal is to provide a single source of information about cinema technology. Among his many accomplishments Karagosian represented the technology interests of the National Association of Theatre Owners for eleven years during the digital cinema transition and is co-chair of the ASC Technology Subcommittee on Next Generation Cinema Display. I recently spoke with him about Cinepedia.
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Silex Inside has extended its family of audio/video over IP OEM boards to include JPEG 2000 encoding and decoding.
The CTC has named Sarah Lewthwaite, managing director and senior vice president Europe, Movio, and Sandie Caffelle, sales and marketing manager, Jack Roe to its board of governors.
Hoyts Cinema today announced it has launched its skill for Amazon Alexa. The aim is to bring moviegoers more accessible ways to find out what’s on at the movies and when, in an all-new consumer experience.
The National Association of Theatre Owners will honor Alejandro Ramírez Magaña, chief executive officer of Cinépolis, with the 2018 NATO Marquee Award during this year’s CinemaCon. Mitch Neuhauser, CinemaCon’s managing director made the announcement.
In a pivotal moment in Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the CGI character Maz Kanata, played by Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o, shows up just in time to give the Rebels a vital piece of information. Although Maz’s appearance is brief, the complex shoot involved creating a temporary, studio-grade motion capture stage inside the famed Pinewood Studios. To complete this task, Lucasfilm turned to Audiomotion and its Vicon system.
What began as an indie mobile game in 2014, Five Nights At Freddy’s has grown into a multimedia franchise with multiple games, novel adaptations and a feature film currently in progress. The series is produced by Kiev, Ukraine-based GoldenLane Studio. One particularly challenging scene for GoldenLane co-founder Roman Maltsev was playing two characters named Zoe and Ellis that kiss.
Digital distribution company Alchimie is extending its partnership with Unified Streaming. Alchimie, headquartered just outside Paris, advises rights owners who are dealing with companies such as Google, Amazon, Apple, Samsung, and Orange to name a few. Unified Streaming has worked with Alchimie since 2015. By installing their web-server plug-in Unified Origin, Alchimie says it has been able to offer stable, scalable live and on-demand streaming to all its partners, who, in turn, can unfailingly satisfy their customers as the final users
The Modern Cinema Group has opened a London office for its new media exchange now named the MOCI Media Exchange. With the help of the finance team working for the Dubai-based Pride Group, London was selected as an ideal location for the new media exchange due to its favorable geographical location as well as its long history of hosting successful international exchanges.
For the second year in a row, Arts Alliance Media has been chosen to provide cinema software to the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. AAM’s Theatre Management Software is also powering the cinema screens of six Sundance Institute venues throughout the festival.
The Yashan International Resort Hotel, a five-star resort in the picturesque district of Yashan in Ganzhou, Jiangxi Province, has installed a Christie CP2308 digital cinema projector and Christie Vive Audio system in its in-house VIP theatre. The theatre features an 11-meter wide screen and seats one hundred guests.
The Event Cinema Association has announced the schedule for their annual conference, which will include networking sessions and talks from prominent industry leaders. The conference will take place February 7 at Vue West End in Leicester Square, London.
H. Loren Nielsen has joined Xperi Corporation as vice president, content relations and strategy. Nielsen will serve as the studio liaison for DTS:X object-based immersive sound technology from DTS, a wholly owned Xperi subsidiary.
Signiant has received the Committed to Security mark from the Digital Production Partnership, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to best cybersecurity practices for both production and broadcast environments.
Vista Group International has announced that Kimbal Riley will take over as group CEO from Murray Holdaway. Holdaway will take up the position of chief product officer and will continue in his role as an executive director on the Vista Group board. This has taken place as part of a succession planning process. The transition takes effect April 3.
The Los Angeles Section of the Audio Engineering Society and the Hollywood Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers will host a joint meeting this month exploring sound editorial for Amazon’s new sci-fi anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. The meeting is slated for Tuesday, January 30 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California.
MoviePass today announced MoviePass Ventures, a wholly owned subsidiary founded to co-acquire films with film distributors. The announcement was made at The Sundance Film Festival during MoviePass’ content series Off-Script: The Future of Film to a room of filmmakers, producers, directors, investors, distributors, and other industry executives.
The CRMSC-SRHV reference surround is a two-way passive-filtered full range loudspeaker, designed to meet all requirements of current and future immersive surround sound formats for studios, screening rooms and high-end residential cinemas. Featuring the patented Alcons pro-ribbon driver technology, the CRMSC-SRHV surround combines an exceptional clarity and intelligibility with an unusually high dynamic range, offering the most realistic sound reproduction possible.
Screenvision Media today announced the seven jurors for the highly anticipated Hegarty ACE (advertising in cinema excellence) Awards. The awards celebrate the most creative campaigns running in cinema, and will consider advertisements or content that launched through Screenvision Media’s Front + Center cinema program. The panel will officially be introduced during the Adweek Brand Storytelling event, taking place this week at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
Éclair and German independent film distributors organization AG Verleih have concluded a three-year agreement for the electronic theatrical delivery of feature films and promotional materials to cinema exhibitors across Germany.