Telstra and media asset management specialists Silver Trak Digital have launched their new 5G Cinema Direct content delivery service, which the companies say is Australia’s fastest, most robust, and most secure delivery of digital content over 5G for cinemas, content distributors and movie studios.
Palace Cinemas, the fifth largest major cinema chain in Australia, is installing Arts Alliance Media’s Screenwriter theatre management system.
Like many of his peers, Thomas James was inspired to pursue a career in visual effects from watching Harry Potter movies as a youth. Today, after several years of working as an effects artist in film, TV, and advertising in his native London, James is Rising Sun Pictures’ newest teacher.
Rising Sun Pictures, Brisbane, has appointed Egan Wesener as a teaching, learning and development associate. He will work closely with Anna Hodge, manager of education and training, to oversee the Brisbane studio’s visual effects training program, which recently expanded to Queensland.
Rising Sun Pictures has appointed Phil Barrenger to the new role of head of operations. This new position will oversee the artist and technological aspects of the business and will report to RSP president, Jennie Zeiher.
Among the newest additions to Rising Sun Pictures’ Brisbane Studio is lighting artist Matt Dorey. A 2018 recipient of the studio’s Graduate Certificate in Dynamic Effects and Lighting, Dorey began his career at Pixel Zoo, Brisbane, and earned his first screen credit at Mill Film Adelaide (now MPC) on the post-apocalyptic drama Love and Monsters (a 2021 Oscar nominee for Best Visual Effects). He also spent two years in Toronto at the studios Mr. X and MPC, contributing to projects including Cowboy Bebop, Nightmare Alley, and Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio.
Timed to the release of Avatar: The Way of Water, the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, one of the most beloved heritage cinemas in Australia, has installed a Christie CP4440-RGB pure laser projection system for its iconic auditorium.
Rising Sun Pictures’ visual effects supervisor Julian Hutchens, alongside fellow nominees Tom Wood, Fiona Crawford, Joshua Simmonds and Adam Hammond have won the 2022 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award for Best Visual Effects or Animation for their work on Elvis.
Seedooh has launched what it says is the world’s first independent cinema-based ad verification technology, bringing a new level of transparency to cinema advertising in Australia and New Zealand. This comes at a time when cinema advertising across Australia and New Zealand is experiencing the strongest post-COVID ad spend resurgence of all media. The integration, available from today across Hoyts Cinema locations in Australia and New Zealand, will further extend across Val Morgan’s exhibitor network in the coming months.