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Beloved Local Cinema Set to Reopen

Thu, 11/18/2021 - 12:26 -- Nick Dager

The Gregg Theatre in Sedan, Kansas, is preparing to open its doors once again thanks to a dedicated team of local volunteers and some help from Christie’s professional services team. First opened in August 1938, and featuring a beautiful marquee, the Gregg Theatre was one of the first theatres to introduce talking pictures. It was remodeled over the years, and a new, larger projection screen was installed in 1947

Rooftop Drive-In Opens in Mumbai

Wed, 11/17/2021 - 08:54 -- Nick Dager

PVR Cinemas has installed a Christie CP4450-RGB large-format RGB pure laser projection system for its new drive-in theatre in Mumbai. Located in Bandra Kurla Complex, a prominent upmarket commercial hub in downtown Mumbai, this drive-in theatre is housed on the rooftop of a premium retail mall named Jio World Drive developed by Reliance Industries.

Star Trek: Discovery Shot Full Frame

Wed, 11/17/2021 - 08:46 -- Nick Dager

Season 4 of Star Trek: Discovery will bring viewers further into the story than previous seasons, as lead director of photography Philip Lanyon added shooting in full frame to his creative look. Lanyon was the driving force behind using full frame for Discovery, although the decision to introduce full frame was also somewhat technically driven. “Discovery used virtual production environments in Season 4 and the large format can effectively give you softer backgrounds, which was important to control moiré and other artifacts you can get on a LED wall,” he said, “but shooting in full frame is what I wanted for the look and feel of Season 4.”

Filming the Chickasaw Nation

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 11:19 -- Nick Dager

Oklahoma has a rich history of filmmaking. The state is a prime location for filming due to its diverse landscape and history, along with the people who call the state home. With 39 different federally recognized tribes – each with its culture and customs – residing within the state, many stories can be told about their unique histories. Telling its story from its own perspective is important to the Chickasaw Nation.

The Muppets Discover ARFX

Tue, 11/09/2021 - 09:39 -- Nick Dager

Virtual production is gaining more traction in the motion picture business. One example? The recent collaboration of several companies came together for both practical and creative reasons to bring the Disney+ feature the Muppets Haunted Mansion to life. “The Muppets and ARwall are a perfect fit,” says Rene Amador, co-founder and CEO of ARwall. His company creates virtual production technology for its own use and in turn markets it to other filmmakers. Its first product is ARFX, a suite of real-time tools developed natively for using real-time in-camera LED effects in scripted filmmaking.

Screenvision, ESPAT TV Announce Deal

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 12:05 -- Nick Dager

Screenvision Media has announced a partnership with eSports and gaming production company ESPAT TV. Under the terms of the deal, details of which were not disclosed, ESPAT will produce and distribute gaming-related content across Screenvision’s in-cinema and SV Sports networks. ESPAT TV will create original content including trailers for AAA game titles that will be shown in theatres during the biggest theatrical releases for the remainder of 2021 and into 2022.

Managing Stowaway's Workflow

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 11:57 -- Meagan Keane

Netflix’s Stowaway, starring Anna Kendrick, Daniel Dae Kim, Shamier Anderson and Toni Collette, follows a space mission that is headed to Mars when an unintended stowaway accidentally causes severe damage to the spaceship’s life support systems. Facing dwindling resources and a potentially fatal outcome, the crew is forced to make an impossible decision.

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