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Barco: Something for the Whole Theatre

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 13:56 -- Nick Dager

The message from Barco at CinemaCon 2017 is that the company is delivering the future of cinema today, powering immersive entertainment experiences from the lobby to the auditorium and beyond. Featuring the brightest RGB Flagship and smart laser projectors, immersive digital lobby experiences, a unique panoramic storytelling platform, and lifelike 3D sound, Barco raises the bar for memorable movie experiences.

Strand Theatre Upgrades Sound

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 13:46 -- Nick Dager

The Strand Theatre has been entertaining audiences in Rockland, Maine since 1923. Listed on the National Historic Register, the multi-use theatre has evolved over time to host folk, rock, blues, jazz and classical music performances, as well as films, comedy, live theatre and special events. To provide superior sound reinforcement for its diverse programming, the Strand Theatre upgraded their system with Fulcrum Acoustic full-range coaxial horn systems.

Comedy with a Cinematic Look

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 12:33 -- Nick Dager

Two Netflix shows – Master of None and Love – have three things in common: both are comedies, both have a cinematic look and cinematographer Mark Schwartzbard shot both. Created by comedian Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, Master of None tells the story of Dev, a 30-year-old actor who attempts to balance his career and love life in New York City. Love, created by Judd Apatow (Trainwreck, This Is 40), Paul Rust, and Lesley Arfin, explores an intense relationship between two Angelenos, Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) and Gus (Paul Rust).

Screenvision Signs with Sito LABS

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 11:56 -- Nick Dager

Screenvision Media will be the first customer for Sito LABS (Location Audience Behavioral Sciences), a data as a service mobile marketing platform to help marketers analyze and target consumers. Through Sito LABS, marketers can use Sito Mobile’s location-based data to access enhanced behavioral data and analytics about custom audiences and locations.

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ÉclairColor Demoed in Hollywood

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 12:07 -- Sarah Priestnall

Representatives from the European digital cinema technology and services company Ymagis Group returned to Hollywood last week to give private demos of their ÉclairColor process at the Harmony Gold theatre on Sunset Boulevard. Presenting side-by-side clips from last year’s release The Neon Demon, they showed high dynamic range images with high contrast, deep blacks, excellent highlight detail and vibrant colors.

Movio Signs Licensing Deal with Screenvision Media

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 12:00 -- Nick Dager

Movio has signed a data licensing agreement with Screenvision Media for access to the Movio Media platform, which aggregates moviegoer data to provide film distributors, studios and screen advertisers with audience insights as well as targeted, cost-effective campaign solutions. More than 14 million active U.S. moviegoers are profiled within Movio Media, from 33 percent of North American screens of the large cinema circuits or cinemas with more than 20 screens.

Rising Sun Expands VFX Training Program

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 15:08 -- Nick Dager

Responding to demand from aspiring visual effects artists from across Australia and beyond, Rising Sun Pictures is expanding its visual effects educational program, operated in partnership with the University of South Australia. RSP will now offer a Graduate Certificate in Dynamic Effects and Lighting, modeled after its successful Graduate Certificate in Composting and Tracking. It is also adding to its menu of short courses covering 3D modeling, compositing and other subjects.

Dolby’s Behlmer to Receive 2017 Ken Mason Inter-Society Award

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 14:53 -- Nick Dager

Cinema-industry veteran Curt Behlmer, senior vice president, content solutions and industry relations, Dolby Laboratories, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Ken Mason Inter-Society Award. The award honors an individual who has made outstanding long-term contributions leading to the overall improvement of the motion picture experience. Behlmer will receive the award at a ceremony on March 28 at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

Debbie Mann to Head Deluxe Technicolor Digital Cinema

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 14:46 -- Nick Dager

Long-time film industry executive Debbie Mann is returning to Deluxe Entertainment Services Group as senior vice president, operations and client relations, Deluxe Technicolor Digital Cinema. Mann will have a dual focus on distribution services and the customer experience as DTDC drives forward with new innovations and initiatives to expand its business globally.

CinemaCon 2017 Using Harkness Screens

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 14:42 -- Nick Dager

The Harkness Screens Clarus XC will be the screen of choice for theatrical presentations during Cinemacon 2017.The show’s auditorium in the Colosseum at Caesars Palace will feature a 71-foot by 30.25-foot Clarus XC 170 screen to showcase the latest laser projection technology and current generation xenon projection both in 2D and 3D.

The Artistry of Jungle Book: Part 5

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 11:28 -- Nick Dager

Director Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book won this year’s Oscar for Best Visual Effects. A Walt Disney Picture, the movie is unique because the only live action character, the boy Mowgli, was shot on bluescreen while everything else was computer-generated. The visual effects team included key talent from Technicolor and its subsidiary, the Moving Picture Company. In the final part of our five-part series, Tim Sarnoff, president of production services and deputy CEO at Technicolor, explains how Technicolor tackled this unique project, and what it means for future of increasingly complex and immersive productions.

Reel Cinemas Installing Dolby Atmos

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 15:51 -- Nick Dager

Emaar Entertainment subsidiary Reel Cinemas is installing Dolby Atmos immersive audio across its entire theatre chain in the Middle East. Reel Cinemas will deploy Dolby’s latest SLS loudspeaker, including the new SLS 3-Axis Speaker MA390C, making it the first to install the system across an entire cinema circuit. The installation will be one of the largest rollouts of Dolby Atmos screens by any multiplex chain in the Middle East and will include featuring the Dolby Atmos experience at the outlet at The Dubai Mall.

The Artistry of Jungle Book: Part 4

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 11:08 -- Nick Dager

Director Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book won this year’s Oscar for Best Visual Effects. A Walt Disney Picture, the movie is unique because the only live action character, the boy Mowgli, was shot on bluescreen while everything else was computer-generated. The visual effects team included key talent from Technicolor and its subsidiary, the Moving Picture Company. In part four of our five-part series, Steven J. Scott, Technicolor’s vice president of theatrical imaging and supervising and finishing artist in Los Angeles, talks about his experience working with Legato and other artists in the making of The Jungle Book.

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