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Entre Nos

Thu, 04/30/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Entre Nos is among the Projects from Emerging Filmmakers at the Tribeca Film Festival Entre Nos (Between Us) a feature directed and written by Paola Mendoza and Glorio La Morte was chosen to screen in the Discovery section of the Tribeca Film Festival held in New York City from April 22nd to May 3rd.

The Ring of Fire

Thu, 04/30/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

BSCM Creates Award-Winning Display for JetBlue Airlines Passengers arriving at JetBlue Terminal 5 at JFK International Airport are intrigued and entertained by a unique ring of video monitors that was designed engineered and installed by Big Show Construction Management which specializes in managing the creation of themed and interactive spaces. The installation recently won the 2009 Apex Award for Public Spaces at the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas.

What on Earth Day

Thu, 04/30/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Galaxy Cannery Theatre Joins a Community Effort to Support Green Awareness Galaxy Theatres celebrated Earth Day and the movie opening of Earth last month by taking part in a unique community-wide event in Las Vegas called What on Earth Day. Continuing to raise awareness and supporting our local community Galaxy Cannery teamed up with The Springs Preserve by providing Earth movie prize packages to the winners of their Green Dreamers Art and Science Fair. “We are proud to be a part of this unique event ” says Frank Rimkus chief executive officer for Galaxy Theatres.

Catching the Big Waves

Thu, 04/30/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Window Seat Pictures Documents the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Window Seat Pictures of El Segundo California recently shot four one-hour programs documenting the celebrated Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing is a Hawaiian specialty series of professional surfing events all staged on the North Shore of Oahu a coastline world-famous in surfing circles for its clockwork winter swells that reach 50 feet in height.

ShoWest 2009: The Report

Thu, 04/30/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Harbingers of Things to Come Attendance was noticeably and understandably down at ShoWest 2009 a direct result of the current economic situation. Universal Studios as one major example did not send a single representative. The company was reportedly following an edict from its corporate parent General Electric banning all business travel. Despite the low turnout the show was busy and there were a host of business announcements and several technology developments. The digital cinema rollout moves forward at its current slow but steady pace.

Dimension 3 Expo to take place in Paris in June

Thu, 04/30/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Dimension 3 the world’s leading festival for professionals involved in 3D stereoscopic production post and display will take place in Paris France June 2-4.
 
 Now in its third year Dimension 3 will again be the crucial meeting-point for performers technical and business professionals who create 3D stereo content for cinema TV video games home entertainment communications and training – underlining its position as the No.1 forum on the calendar for the 3D industry.
 
 This year Dimension 3 will take place at the National Dance Centre (Centre National de la Danse) Pantin i

AMC Entertainment to Install Sony 4K Digital Cinema Technology

Thu, 04/30/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

AMC Entertainment has reached an agreement in principle with Sony Electronics to install 4K digital cinema projection systems across its theatre circuit. With 309 theatres and 4 628 screens AMC will be the largest entertainment company equipped with 4K digital technology in North America. The decision accelerates the momentum behind AMC's transition to digital projection technology. At AMC we deliver movies and other great entertainment presented in an immersive big-screen viewing environment says Gerry Lopez chief executive officer and president AMC Entertainment.

eDIT 12 Filmmaker's Festival to be Held in October

Thu, 04/30/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

In cooperation with IMAGO the European federation of cinematographers and A.C.E. the organization of Cinema Editors eDIT 12 Filmmaker's Festival will take place in Frankfurt Germany October 4-6. The three-day program will consist of presentations workshops panels and screenings developed in cooperation with the filmmaking community. The main subject areas covered are cinematography editing animation visual effects and general production. Each year acclaimed international speakers from all areas of filmmaking present their work and share their ideas with their peers.

Waterfront Studios Offers Lens-to-Finish Digital Cinema Production Package

Thu, 04/30/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

South Africa’s Waterfront Studios in partnership with Cinegate and Take 2 Films has developed a lens-to-finish digital cinema production package aimed at the under-R3 million-feature film production market. The three film industry suppliers are committed to supporting sustainable growth of quality South African feature films and recognize that independent filmmakers are critical to this process.

Epic Theatres Installs GDC Digital Cinema Servers

Thu, 04/30/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Epic Theatres in DeLand Florida will install 25 GDC SA-2100A series servers into its cinemas. Privately held and founded in 2003 Epic Theatres is operated by third generation exhibitors whose family built its first theatre in 1947. It currently operates 39 screens located at six sites in three southern states in the US. Epic took a cautious and methodical approach in its digital conversion program. It began with the trial run of one single GDC SA-2100A server at its Multiplex in Deland.

United Entertainment Corporation Installs GDC Digital Cinema Servers

Thu, 04/30/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

United Entertainment Corporation will install GDC’s SA-2100A series servers into its cinemas. UEC is a privately held motion picture theatre circuit and entertainment company based in Minnesota operating over 100 cinema screens.
 “UEC is pleased to partner with GDC Technology in bringing Digital Cinema to our locations ” says Mike Daniels development manager United Entertainment Corp.

Dolby Launches European Digital Cinema Satellite Service

Thu, 04/30/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Dolby has launched Dolby Direct Distribution Services a pan-European satellite content delivery network for digital cinemas. The service is provided in association with leading digital network solutions provider Arqiva and uses their international satellite infrastructure to distribute feature movies trailers and advertising content direct to their participating exhibitors and cinemas throughout Europe. Dolby Direct Distribution Services will simplify the cinema distribution process eliminating physical delivery and manual upload of digital content onto individual cinema servers.

IDC and Sensio Work Together on First Live HD 3D Event in Europe

Thu, 04/30/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

International Datacasting Corporation and Sensio Technologies have announced the beginning of their first operational roll out of live 3D in high definition for digital cinema in Europe. The announcement was made following the first 3D live broadcast via satellite of a complete basketball game in Europe to multi locations across Italy on April 19th.

IntoPix Opens North American Subsidiary in Virginia

Thu, 04/30/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

IntoPix has opened a U.S. based subsidiary IntoPix America headquartered in Virginia.  The move signals the company’s intent to grow its business and support in the North American markets. Jeff Segal former chief technology officer of Cinea has been tapped to run the new entity. The new subsidiary will focus on supporting existing customers and expanding IntoPix’s market presence in current and new market segments.

When Push Comes to Shove

Wed, 04/29/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

At the NAB convention in April in Las Vegas a few Hollywood studio executives graced the Digital Cinema Summit with their presence to push hard for stereoscopic 3D. And yet at the ShoWest convention same city earlier the same month there was a different kind of push as executives from Fox announced that they would no longer subsidize the cost of disposable 3D glasses. Confused? Don’t be. The Hollywood studios want what they want and they want it on their own terms. The rationale for all of this is of course money. And the ultimate battle could be over Avatar.

India’s 8mm Productions Installs Scratch-Red 4K Workflow



Wed, 04/29/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

8mm Productions is a production and post-production company with its roots firmly grounded in the heart of Bollywood.  Two years ago 8mm ventured into for it the then unknown world of digital 4K cinema. Today they have incorporated Assimilates Scratch digital system as the data pipeline that completes its 4K workflow. David Premier 8mm Productions says “Many of our clients – MTV Channel V Nirvana Films Black Magic Productions Fingerprint Productions to name a few – have all shot with our Red One 4K Cameras and are extremely pleased with the final output from Scratch.

AMC Entertainment to Install Sony 4K Digital Cinema Technology

Wed, 04/29/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

AMC Entertainment has reached an agreement in principle with Sony Electronics to install 4K digital cinema projection systems across its theatre circuit. With 309 theatres and 4 628 screens AMC will be the largest entertainment company equipped with 4K digital technology in North America. The decision accelerates the momentum behind AMC's transition to digital projection technology. At AMC we deliver movies and other great entertainment presented in an immersive big-screen viewing environment says Gerry Lopez chief executive officer and president AMC Entertainment.

Nimble and Efficient

Tue, 04/14/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Made in China Named SWSX Grand Jury Award Winner Judi Krant's debut feature Made in China won the Grand Jury Award in the narrative feature competition at the South by Southwest Film Festival last month in Austin Texas. The movie was shot on location in Texas and Shanghai. Made in China which premiered at the festival follows a Texas novelty inventor Johnson who travels to Shanghai.

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