Rising Sun Pictures helped to recreate one of the most thrilling events in the history of auto racing for Ford v Ferrari, the new film from 20th Century Fox and director James Mangold. The studio produced 223 visual effects shots for the film, the majority for an eight-minute sequence depicting the first 24 Hours of Daytona race in 1966. Artists created a historically accurate, digital replica of the famous speedway and filled it with cheering fans.
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CJ 4DPlex has unveiled new logos for its immersive seating technology 4DX and its sister brand, the multi-screen technology ScreenX. As 4DX and ScreenX have been rapidly expanding worldwide, the company implemented the new branding to increase brand consistency for 4DX and ScreenX. The goal is to position the 4DX brand as an exciting cinematic experience for customers for the next 10 years. 4DX has seen unprecedented growth and has gathered explosive popularity recently. CJ 4DPlex hopes the new branding will entrench 4DX and ScreenX as a must for global movie fans.
Advanced Systems Group has hired Steve Young to direct business operations and organizational development for the company’s systems integration business.
Panasonic announced that its new AJ-CX4000, a 4K/HDR shoulder-mount camcorder with B4 lens mount and interchangeable lens, will be available at the end of December at a suggested list price of $25,000. Ideal for nature films and documentaries, the AJ-CX4000 follows the handheld AG-CX350 to expand the CX Series of 4K camcorders.
Pathé Utrecht Leidsche Rijn, the Netherlands, is the 700th auditorium to install CJ 4DPlex’s 4DX immersive seating technology.
European exhibitor Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont is installing more than 200 Barco Series 4 laser projectors. Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture, will power Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont’s new builds in France and Africa, beginning with its new theater in Sousse Tunisia, Africa. Currently, Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont operates more than 100 theaters across European and African countries. Together the companies will upgrade new and existing Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont theaters to bring an elevated movie-going experience for its audiences.
The 14th annual HPA Awards took place last night, honoring a range of individuals and companies exhibiting exceptional talent and brilliance in the evolving world of storytelling. Awards were given to individuals and teams working in twelve creative craft categories, recognizing outstanding contributions to color grading, sound, editing and visual effects for commercials, television and feature film.
Veteran colorist, Anthony Raffaele, whose work includes Café Society, Mapplethorpe and Fahrenheit 11/9, has joined the finishing staff at Sim New York. With credits spread across features, episodic television and high-end documentaries, Raffaele brings versatility and experience to Sim, along with established relationships with top filmmakers and cinematographers.
CJ 4DPlex’s ScreenX has won the 2019 CTC Technology of the Year Award from the not-for-profit independent trade organization Cinema Technology Community
Screenvision Media today announced the launch of Screenvision Sports, a new division that will capture advertising dollars to drive incremental revenue for professional sports leagues, teams and properties. Initial partnerships with the New York Mets, Minor League Baseball, ISM Connect, which manages digital fan experiences for NASCAR; and the American Hockey League, projecting an audience of more than 40 million for the 2020 season.
Earlier this year the non-profit organization Women in Exhibition was formed to become a worthwhile resource for every woman in exhibition by offering positive mentoring programs, educational and support activities and to assist with both existing and transitional career opportunities. This week, two of WIE’s executive committee and founding members spoke at the second annual Emerging Cinema Markets Conference, which is wrapping up today at the Grand Tarabya Hotel in Istanbul.
James Longeretta, owner of post-production systems provider Vortechs, has teamed with veteran supervising sound editor/re-recording mixer Joe Schultz (Once Upon a Time, Lost, Amazing Stories for Apple TV) to launch Waterman Sound. The facility offers sound editorial, sound design, mixing, and automated dialogue replacement from its newly built studio in Toluca Lake, California. The company has hired ADR mixer Marilyn Morris (Captain Marvel, Miss Sloane), formerly of Skywalker Sound and Dubbing Brothers, to helm its ADR stage
Veteran colorist Kevin Michael Kirwan (American Crime Story, American Horror Story) has joined Periscope Post & Audio. Kirwan brings more than 20 years of experience as a senior colorist and credits on more than 40 television series. At Periscope, he will perform final color out of an all-new color-grading suite in Periscope’s facility in Hollywood, which launched earlier this year.
For as long as he can remember, producer/mixer Alvin Wee has loved music and film; and he was fortunate enough to cut his teeth working with composers and record producers in Los Angeles on film projects such as Kung Fu Panda, Kingsman and Eddie the Eagle. Having such a strong background in the industry, Wee takes pride in knowing that when someone hands a project off to him it will be done correctly, and well.
Cinépolis will make its entry into Northern California on November 22 with the soft opening of Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas San Mateo. The 837-seat, 10-screen, 50,042-square-foot luxury theatre will serve as the entertainment anchor for Hillsdale Shopping Center.
The Kuwait National Cinema Company has installed Unique X’s RosettaBridge theatre management systems product suite within the Kuwaiti territory, enabling KNCC theatres, operating under the Cinescape brand, to automate and centrally manage its theatre portfolio, while automating much of the daily booth operations. The technology package also includes a Basekey key digital messaging system.
Announcing its participation in the Emerging Cinema Markets conference in Istanbul November 19-21, Influx Worldwide has extended its dedicated African program of cinema technology products and services for African movie theatres – It’s Showtime for Africa – into 2020. The program is offered on a low- to no-cost basis to qualifying cinema exhibitors, to enable digital movie ticketing, loyalty and subscription programs for moviegoers across the continent.
Established in 1994 by composer, sound designer and dialogue director Rob King, Green Street Studios has accumulated more than 20 years of experience in audio and music production for video games, film, music and other media. Anticipating the growing acceptance of immersive-sound projects for games, film and television, King spent much of the last two years auditioning speakers for the 7.1.4 array he knew would become the standard in the emerging immersive media environment.
CJ4DPlex and The Walt Disney Studios have announced the release of 20th Century Fox’s Ford v Ferrari in the 270-degree, panoramic ScreenX format. Ford v Ferrari in ScreenX will be coming to theatres worldwide beginning November 13 and will be releasing on 270 screens, across 27 countries, including 32 screens in the U.S. with Regal Cinemas, B&B Theatres and CGV Cinemas. The film opens in the U.S. on November 15.
Visual Data Media Services, the West London provider of digital supply chain services to global content owners and distributors, has announced the opening of a new digital screening room. The new facility is fully 4K and Dolby Atmos capable and comprises a 10-seat theatre built around a NEC 4K projector and fed by a Doremi digital cinema server. A Dolby Atmos CP950 sound processor is linked to JBL speakers and Crown amplifiers.