3D was the Big Buzz on the Show Floor Stereoscopic 3D dominated the conversation at this year’s National Association of Broadcasters convention held last month in Las Vegas so it’s fitting that three of our five Top Products of the show involve 3D. Attendance was down by about 20 percent largely due to the economy it would seem but all the exhibitors I spoke with said that just served to make the show a more serious event. “No tire kickers ” was how more than one exhibitor described it. The people there were professionals intent on adding new capabilities to their various businesses.
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By Donald L. Vasicek You have your movie idea. You’ve played around with ways to begin writing it in screenplay form. About the time you come up with something that feels good you hit an obstacle or more in the next few pages. You bog down by page ten hit quit on your toolbar or break your pencil or throw your pen across the room. You wonder if you will ever be able to write this screenplay something your heart continually digs at you to do. What to do? What to do?
Entre Nos is among the Projects from Emerging Filmmakers at the Tribeca Film Festival Entre Nos (Between Us) a feature directed and written by Paola Mendoza and Glorio La Morte was chosen to screen in the Discovery section of the Tribeca Film Festival held in New York City from April 22nd to May 3rd.
In cooperation with IMAGO the European federation of cinematographers and A.C.E. the organization of Cinema Editors eDIT 12 Filmmaker's Festival will take place in Frankfurt Germany October 4-6. The three-day program will consist of presentations workshops panels and screenings developed in cooperation with the filmmaking community. The main subject areas covered are cinematography editing animation visual effects and general production. Each year acclaimed international speakers from all areas of filmmaking present their work and share their ideas with their peers.
South Africa’s Waterfront Studios in partnership with Cinegate and Take 2 Films has developed a lens-to-finish digital cinema production package aimed at the under-R3 million-feature film production market. The three film industry suppliers are committed to supporting sustainable growth of quality South African feature films and recognize that independent filmmakers are critical to this process.
Epic Theatres in DeLand Florida will install 25 GDC SA-2100A series servers into its cinemas. Privately held and founded in 2003 Epic Theatres is operated by third generation exhibitors whose family built its first theatre in 1947. It currently operates 39 screens located at six sites in three southern states in the US. Epic took a cautious and methodical approach in its digital conversion program. It began with the trial run of one single GDC SA-2100A server at its Multiplex in Deland.
United Entertainment Corporation will install GDC’s SA-2100A series servers into its cinemas. UEC is a privately held motion picture theatre circuit and entertainment company based in Minnesota operating over 100 cinema screens. “UEC is pleased to partner with GDC Technology in bringing Digital Cinema to our locations ” says Mike Daniels development manager United Entertainment Corp.
Dolby has launched Dolby Direct Distribution Services a pan-European satellite content delivery network for digital cinemas. The service is provided in association with leading digital network solutions provider Arqiva and uses their international satellite infrastructure to distribute feature movies trailers and advertising content direct to their participating exhibitors and cinemas throughout Europe. Dolby Direct Distribution Services will simplify the cinema distribution process eliminating physical delivery and manual upload of digital content onto individual cinema servers.
International Datacasting Corporation and Sensio Technologies have announced the beginning of their first operational roll out of live 3D in high definition for digital cinema in Europe. The announcement was made following the first 3D live broadcast via satellite of a complete basketball game in Europe to multi locations across Italy on April 19th.
Eastman Kodak Company has unveiled the latest product offering in its Vision3 technology platform: Kodak Vision3 250D color negative film 5207/7207 incorporates all of the advancements and imaging characteristics unique to the Vision3 family of films optimized for an exposure index of 250 in daylight.