On July 7th Rooftop Films Socrates Sculpture Park and Museum of the Moving Image will present Flood Tide director Todd Chandler’s movie about a ramshackle river raft journey in the midst of ongoing economic and ecological collapse. It was the summer the gas stations closed. The summer they played music in the old mill. The summer they built a boat. The summer they left. Flood Tide is a road movie on a river. It tells the story of four musicians who create extraordinary boats out of ordinary junk and set out for open water fueled by dreams desperation and a sense of adventure.
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Technicolor has announced that it has secured support from five motion picture studios for the international release of theatrical content in the Technicolor 3D format. The studios include: DreamWorks Animation Universal Pictures Paramount Pictures The Weinstein Company and Warner Bros. The first international release in Technicolor 3D will be Shrek Forever After from DreamWorks Animation in Germany. Other countries included in the international launch of Technicolor 3D are the United Kingdom Spain Italy and Japan. To date Technicolor says it has installed its film-based 3D s
Warner Premiere has announced development of a live-action digital series based on the critically acclaimed Alloy Entertainment book series The Clique written by Lisi Harrison. The Clique will be available through online digital retailers and is being distributed by Warner Bros. Digital Distribution. “We’re looking forward to building on the tremendous success and the adoration toward The Clique series ” says Peter Murrieta. “We see a world that doesn’t just begin where the books left off; it enhances enriches and brings the characters the story and the references into 2010.
Christie has announced that it is the first digital cinema projector manufacturer to pass the full range of tests required by the Compliance Test Plan for the DCI Digital Cinema System Specification including all procedural and design review aspects.
Kodak has just added two new films to its Vision 3 family. The stock additions include a medium-speed tungsten-balanced color negative camera film and a color intermediate film optimized to work with digital post-production technologies. These new Vision3 films are the tangible results of our ongoing commitment to filmmakers says Kim Snyder president of the Entertainment Imaging Division and vice president of Eastman Kodak Company.
Cinedigm Digital Cinema has announced the worldwide release of its Theatre Command Center-Enterprise system which was designed in conjunction with its Theatre Command Center to provide real-time consolidated digital theatre information and to centralize certain scheduling and content management tasks. Real-time events and statuses from all networked digital theatres are captured in a central Enterprise database for unprecedented operating control and business intelligence.
US Indie film And They’re Off has been captured by Ulf Soderqvist predominantly using Canon’s 5D and 7D cameras enhanced by the use of Light Illusion designed Gamma Curves aim at maximizing the capture capabilities of these ostensibly still cameras. And They're Off is directed by Rob Schiller (King of Queens Two and a Half Men) and penned by Alan Grossbard with Grossbard (Zerophilia) Pamela Fryman (How I Met Your Mother) and Howard Bolter as producers.
Civolution has introduced a formal validation program for its NexGuard forensic marking technology used in digital cinema systems. The new validation tools enable Civolution’s partners that make digital cinema equipment that meets Digital Cinema Initiative specifications to verify and confirm activation and operation of the watermarking technology and correct embedding upon in-theatre projection. Forensic marking is essential to help identify the source of illicit in-theatre recording of motion pictures ’’ says Michael Karagosian of MKPE Consulting.
Filmmaker Kathy Kolla president of Cola Kat Productions of Beverly Hills California recently shot a short-form documentary about the great Los Angeles River clean up also known as “La Gran Limpieza.” The Los Angeles River Project (working title) will be shown on the festival circuit especially at many of the environmentally themed film festivals that are gaining in popularity and impact in the U.S. and internationally. The documentary was independently produced by Cola Kat to raise awareness about trash in the river and how much of it eventually winds up in ocean waters.
Cineplex Entertainment upgraded Galaxy Cinemas Brockville Ontario with 3D. The theatre has been equipped with a Christie Solaria 2K series projector and RealD 3D technology. Brockville residents are going to love the bright crystal clear images of digital presentations says Pat Marshall vice president communications and investor relations Cineplex Entertainment. With the addition of RealD audiences will be able to enjoy an incredibly immersive 3D experience with the great line-up of 3D movies scheduled to be released this year.” Toy Story 3 was the theatre’s first 3D presentation.