This year, when cinematographer Danna Kinsky made her pilgrimage to Black Rock City for the Burning Man festival, she took something new with her — the iPro Lens System from Schneider Optics for her iPhone.
With its imposing Art Deco exterior, the Pathé Tuschinski in Amsterdam is The Netherlands’ most prestigious cinema. Inside it has been restored to its original 1920s glory, while at the same time being extended and modernized to satisfy the expectations of 21st century filmgoers. The latest phase has included the installation of a custom Alcons Audio system.
Serpent Productions recorded the Stadium rockers Muse concert in Rome's Olympic stadium in July this year in both HD and 4K simultaneously using Sony F55 cameras. The decision to post-produce a 4K-cinema version rested on whether it was at last possible to get a quality conversion at a low frame rate and in 4K.
Colorflow recently applied its color grading expertise to a newly restored version of Black Angel, a fantasy-themed short film with a Star Wars connection that was believed lost for more than 30 years.
Filmworkers provided post-production services with a distinctive Windy City accent for the latest spot from State Farm. Conceived by Chicago agency DDB, the spot features State Farm spokesman Aaron Rodgers, who finds himself wedged uncomfortably between a pair of Bears fans during an airline flight.
Upcoming Twentieth Century Fox films including The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Rio 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will be mixed and released in Dolby Atmos digital cinema sound.
Film critic and historian Leonard Maltin will be a keynote speaker at the seventh annual Art House Convergence.
Equipment provider Lighthouse Film Services, Bangkok, Thailand recently took delivery of Matthews Studio Equipment’s Intel-A-Jib and Rob Erik van Gelder, head of maintenance immediately set up an intense training session for their local crew.
Tom Hanks' new movie Captain Phillips is a contest of frayed nerves, a trial of raw courage, a game without rules or rationality. “It was supposed to be easy,” the leader of the Somali pirates says at one point. “I take ship. Nobody gets hurt.”
Few words are as overused by the cinema industry as the word immersive. We at Dolby are perhaps guiltier than most. We’ve used the term in dozens of press releases and marketing materials, most recently when describing Dolby Atmos.