Liquid Pictures has announced what it says is the world's first camera system utilizing Red digital cinema cameras capable of shooting 4K 3D footage on land underwater and macro 3D. The proprietary system is built with a range of acquisition options including a digital 3D underwater beam splitter housing. The Liquid Pictures 4K 3D Digital Cinema Camera System can also be adapted to use Sony F35 Phantom HD and Phantom 65 cameras. Liquid Pictures has contributed to several landmark 3D films including Ghosts of the Abyss 3D U2 3D Journey to the Center of the Earth and Wild Ocean 3D.
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U2 3D opened in more than 40 theaters in Japan on March 7. The film which premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival has grossed more than $20 million worldwide. The band’s long-awaited new studio album No Line on the Horizon — their first since 2004 — was released internationally just prior to the Japanese movie premiere. Mark Katz president of distribution National Geographic Cinema Ventures says “We’re delighted that U2 3D which continues to do well domestically and internationally will be released in Japan.
Cinedigm Digital Cinema has announced a first-of-its-kind multi-picture agreement with Olympus Pictures Distribution and Cinedigm’s Content and Entertainment subsidiary. As a part of the all-digital agreement which runs through 2015 and will include up to 15 pictures Olympus Pictures will theatrically distribute select movies through Cinedigm’s digital distribution network on a nationwide basis. Cinedigm will provide marketing promotion and other support for Olympus’ produced films.
The Society of Camera Operators has named Roberrt Gorelick (The Dark Knight) as Camera Operator of the Year. Upon receiving the award Gorelick said “This is the first award I've ever won except for a bowling trophy.” The Camera Operator of the Year award is nominated and voted on by the membership of the Society and the winner was announced at the February 21st awards event.
Georgia Theatre Company has installed Dolby 3D Digital Cinema in multiple theatre locations and has plans to increase its screen count over the next 12-18 months in selected locations throughout its circuit. The company operates 287 screens at 29 locations in Florida Georgia South Carolina and Virginia.
Cape Town-based Waterfront Studios has deployed an EditShare 18TB storage system to facilitate production workflows across its various operational units. Waterfront Studios provides front-end services and high-end post-production as well as studio support to local and international customers. With project demands on the rise Waterfront wanted to streamline operations while fostering the creative process. Reseller Shoal Creek Investments provided the solution with EditShare's Complete Collaborative workflow.
The Story of an Indie Feature in the Filmmaker’s Own Words By David Spaltro Writer Director … Around … Around is a film about “finding home” and a real love-letter to the city of New York. Doyle Simms grows up across the Hudson from New York City and flees his toxic family to attend a film program there. After a bumpy first year he returns more determined than ever to become a storyteller and figure out his place. Financial setbacks force Doyle to find creative “rent-controlled living” and begin a dual life living out of Penn Station while going to school.
The Cinema Advertising Council has elected Andrew L. Blacker as executive director. Blacker who is senior vice president marketing and research Screenvision will also join Dave Kupiec CAC’s new president and chairman in the role of director cinema advertising vendors representing 5 000 screens or more.
Christie has announced the certification of a number of cinema re-sellers to take advantage of the ongoing roll out of digital cinema technology. The certified re-sellers include American Cinema Equipment Portland Oregon Big Sky Industries Alpha New Jersey Bruce’s Entertainment & Media Solutions Castaic California Cinema Equipment & Supplies Miami Florida CLACO Equipment and Service Salt Lake City Utah Integrity Entertainment Systems Niskayuna New York and Sonic Equipment Company Iola Kansas.
D-Box Technologies has announced that San Diego-based UltraStar Cinemas will become the first theatre chain in Arizona to install D-Box motion systems in one of its auditoriums located within the 14-screen Surprise Arizona multiplex. UltraStar Cinemas has scheduled a March 25 press event to present a 20-minute short of a theatrical feature release with the added dimension of D-Box’s MFX motion effect to the media.