I write as someone whose adult life has (for the most part) been immersed in holography. It has been a grand passion. Walking into the International Center for Photography in 1975 for the show Holography '75: The First Decade July 3–September 19, 1975, and seeing my first hologram was a mind-blowing experience.
Paul Rees, an experienced still photographer for globally respected advertising agencies and magazines, relied on his instincts as he transitioned to digital cinema to document the North American Eagle Project, a joint U.S.-Canadian initiative to challenge the world land speed record (763 mph, or Mach 1.02) for rocket-powered automobiles. Rees’ camera of choice for this task was the Canon EOS C300 digital cinema camera.
The program has been set for the Art House Convergence’s first-ever regional seminar, Thursday and Friday August 22-23 at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, New York. The seminar will cover topics from fundraising to repertory programming to digital cinema.
Dolby Laboratories and Jet Tone Production have announced that award-winning director Wong Kar Wai’s The Grandmaster will be the first Chinese movie mixed in Dolby Atmos to be shown in the United States.
Heli is also one of the first films produced by Mexico’s burgeoning independent film industry to be captured with an ArriRaw workflow based on Arri’s Alexa camera and Codex’s Onboard Recorder.
Film director and cinematographer Patryk Kizny and LookyCreative assembled the 2010 short film The Chapel using motion controlled HDR time-lapse to achieve an interesting, hyper-real aesthetic.
Shooting in northwest Chicago, within an old 1900s box warehouse for Lauren Santee’s music video, Let Down, provided some challenges for producer/director Kevin Otterness.
Documentarian Bill Fenster — based in Phoenix, Arizona — is currently chasing Arizona gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal around the state for a new documentary.
SIM Digital recently provided production and post-production equipment, services and support for the debut season of Spun Out, a new multi-camera sit-com from CTV and Project 10 Productions.
With its vintage jazz soundtrack and simple black and white credits where major actors are listed in alphabetical order, this is an instantly recognizable Woody Allen film, but not an extraordinary one.