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Giving Glow a Personal Touch

Sun, 02/27/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

While listening to the rough track of singer Eddie Willis’ new song Glow Austin Texas-based director/producer Randall P. Dark realized that the track sung by Willis with backup vocals by Willis’s daughter Kadison could make for a very personal video. “Lately it seems that music videos attempt to tell a silly unrelated story or they can rarely let you enjoy the performer singing ” says Dark. “I wanted the viewer for the most part to have a one-to-one type of experience with this song.” Dark worked with cinematographer Jim Flores to produce a video to fit the song.

Talking with Michael Coldeway

Sun, 02/27/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Since 1998 Trixter has been creating outstanding visual effects and digital character animation for feature films television and commercials. From the early days Trixter established itself as a major player in the field of emotive character animation both for fully computer generated animated features as well as live-action productions. In the past few years Trixter has been broadening their expertise into visual effects and have recently accomplished some outstanding work for German and international projects such as Ninja Assassin Percy Jackson Lilly The Witch and many more.

Burnham on Sea Makes the Digital Move

Sun, 02/27/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

S & B Cinemas operators of The Ritz Cinema Burnham on Sea and XDC have agreed on the terms for a deployment of digital cinema systems under XDC's virtual print fee funding scheme.

 Pat Scott managing director of The Ritz Cinema Burnham on Sea says We made the decision to go with XDC because they offered the most cost effective and simple VPF financing solution with excellent technical expertise and support through our existing service provider.

Creating an ArriRaw Workflow

Sun, 02/27/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Budapest-based Colorfront used Codex Digital’s Digital Lab and Onboard Recorders in conjunction with a new On-Set Dailies system to produce digital dailies and other deliverables on the set of Styria a Hungarian feature film production that is believed to be the first ever shot with the Arri Alexa camera in ArriRaw format.

Drive-In Owners Consider Digital

Sun, 02/27/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Drive-in theatre owners and operators from across the United States recently gathered to learn the latest developments in theatre technology hospitality and operations and to share their perspective on issues facing the industry at the 11th annual United Drive-in Theatre Owners Association convention. The ongoing industry conversion to digital projection was a major topic of interest.  The UDITOA wants to make sure drive-in theatres are able to convert to the new technology to ensure the long-term success of this unique entertainment option.

Global Immersions Wins for 4D Theatre

Sun, 02/27/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Immersive theatre specialists Global Immersion received the 2011 InAVation Project of the Year award for their 4D theatre installation at the Our Dynamic Earth attraction in Edinburgh Scotland. The award was presented at the InAVation awards held at the Integrated Systems Europe event last month in Amsterdam. Global Immersion designed and integrated a custom 4D experience for Our Dynamic Earth – one of Scotland’s busiest and most popular visitor attractions – including a pre-show area and main 4D theatre.

Reel Cinemas to use Arqiva Satellite Distribution System



Sun, 02/27/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

One of the UK’s leading independent cinema chains Reel Cinemas has signed a contract with Arqiva’s digital cinema partners XDC to deploy satellite distribution at all of Reel Cinemas’ UK sites.

 George Eyles head of digital media networks at Arqiva Broadcast & Media says “We are delighted that Reel Cinemas has selected Arqiva’s Digital Cinema Satellite Distribution System for their entire UK circuit.  This 100 percent commitment underlines Reel Cinemas’ confidence in both satellite-based delivery and in Arqiva as the satellite-based delivery platform of choice.

RealD and Toshiba Form Marketing Alliance

Sun, 02/27/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

RealD and Toshiba Corporation have entered into a marketing and promotions alliance for the upcoming feature film event Carmen in 3D filmed at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. As part of the agreement Toshiba will receive presentation rights for the film's worldwide theatrical release and exclusive rights during a promotional period to package 3D Blu-ray Discs of Carmen in 3D with select 3D-enabled Toshiba brand devices. Additional marketing promotions and public relations activities are planned in support of the alliance.

Screenvision Partnered with Nike on Black Mamba

Sun, 02/27/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Screenvision reached an exclusive deal with Nike to premiere the new six-minute concept film starring Kobe Bryant and directed by Robert Rodriguez in Los Angeles area movie theatres.
 
 The short film titled The Black Mamba was part of the featured preshow entertainment before PG13 and R rated films in Los Angeles-based Screenvision theatres on February 19th timed to the 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend festivities in which the city was playing host.

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