Technological Cinevideo Services has added its 11th Fujinon Cabrio lens to its equipment roster.
Production & Post-Production
iPi Soft’s markerless iPi Motion Capture technology was used to capture all the motion in the live-action mecha feature film The Boy and His Robot. Directed by Rich Ho, founder of Singapore-based Richmanclub Studios, the film marks the first time iPi Motion Capture’s six Sony PS Eye gaming webcams set up was used for main actors and robot action, proprietary crowd simulation and more.
Fraunhofer Institute of Integrated Circuits and Blackmagic Design have announced the general availability of Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve 10 with the core functionality of Fraunhofer’s department of Moving Picture Technologies’ easyDCP software suite. This integration provides the ability to generate, encrypt and play back digital cinema packages
Advanced Systems Group will host two Technology Trending Happy Hours, sponsored by Quantum and Adobe, for video professionals in the Pacific Northwest. The first event will be February 12 at Rock Bottom Brewery in Bellevue, Washington and the second will be February 13 at Rock Bottom Brewery in Portland, Oregon. Both happy hours begin at 5 p.m. with free drinks and appetizers, followed by demos of Quantum StorNext 5 and Adobe Anywhere for video at 6 p.m.
The deadline and budget were tight. The client – a leading maker of iconic, affordable jeans – wanted stills and a beautifully photographed film-style location-shoot commercial turned around in one day.
While coming face-to-face with an actual Bigfoot would likely strike terror in most people, it could now potentially make you ten million dollars richer. In the new one-hour reality competition series Ten Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty, nine teams of lifelong Bigfoot bounty hunters—or sqautchers—use their skills combined with modern-day technology to track and capture this elusive beast, with one lucky team receiving a chance at 10 million dollars in cash.
Spidey has decided to call a truce in the cinema sound format war. Sony Pictures Entertainment is teaming with Dolby and Barco to mix The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in both Auro 11.1 and Dolby Atmos cinema sound. The movie will be released in theaters internationally beginning April 16 and domestically on May 2. The move will no doubt increase the number of movie theatres available to show the movie.
Lightcraft Technology and SolidAnim have agreed to combine their Previzion and SolidTrack product offerings in order to provide a full range of virtual production tools for the entertainment industry.
Some of the world’s leading manufacturers of camera systems, lenses, lighting equipment, workflow technology and other film and television production gear will be on hand when Sim Digital, PS Production Services and Bling Digital, hosts the Sim Technology Showcase on January 30 at Sim’s Toronto headquarters.
Sound technician Robert Maxfield just wrapped Season 4 of The Walking Dead and he says it’s one of the hardest shows he’s ever worked. On The Walking Dead, it is common to have to make quick cues between the numerous and spread out actors in various scenes. “We work outside a lot on this show,” he explains. “The actors are typically spaced far apart. The cameras, three on average, are usually spaced over a broad area and are placed at a great distance from the talent . . . many times throughout wooded forests. This requires that I be on a long ridged pole, that allows me to move quickly and precisely.”