Visual effects veteran Scott Ross reflected on the heated disagreements he had with James Cameron during the making of Titanic and the impact it might have had on Digital Domain — the VFX company that Cameron, Ross and the late Stan Winston founded in 1993 and which handled the Oscar-winning work on Cameron’s epic film.
VFX industry vet Scott Ross, the co-founder and former CEO of Digital Domain, asserted that the state of the visual effects business today is as "f—ed up as it has ever been — I wish I could say it’s gotten better, but it’s gotten worse."
Welcome remarks from industry vet Scott Ross and an extensive look at the visual effects behind HBO's Game of Thrones kicked off the second Trojan Horse Was a Unicorn (THU) international VFX, game and animation festival Wednesday in Troia, Portugal.
Could a camera capable of creating "hybrid 3D" that was co-developed by Disney, camera maker Arri and German research firm the Fraunhofer Institute be on its way in Hollywood?
The makers of the prototype trifocal camera — which creates 3D by combining 3D cinematography with conversion techniques — outlined the developing technology during a session Saturday at the IBC convention in Amsterdam.
Sony has extended its professional 4K line with a new camera aimed at indie features, documentaries, reality TV and other nonscripted work.
The PXW-FS7 4K XDCAM Super 35mm camcorder weights just under 4 pounds and is designed with handheld photography in mind. “We needed a camera that could support long-form recording and was lightweight," senior product manager Juan Martinez told The Hollywood Reporter. “And the electronics are sealed to resist dust and water.”
Oscar visual effects contenders Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Maleficent will compete against last year’s Academy Awards juggernaut Gravity and Oscar nominee The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at the 9th annual Hollywood Post Alliance
A new Archive Exchange Format created to give Hollywood more peace of mind when it comes to saving its movies in digital formats, is set to be launched next week by global standards body the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Skywalker Sound’s two-time Oscar-winning sound designer and re-recording mixer Randy Thom urged the sound community to encourage directors and screenwriters to “design scenes and moments around immersive sound to take advantage of the sonic cinematic experience” during a keynote at an Immersive Sound conference hosted by Mix with the Motion Picture Sound Editors and Cinema Audio Society.
A key next step toward making high dynamic range imagery, or HDR, available to consumers, will be made next week. Global standards body the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers plans to publish a technical standard that will assist in creating a consistent way for Hollywood to produce HDR-supported content for distribution on TVs, mobile devices or in the cinema, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Camera maker ARRI's Alexa may be the most widely used digital cinematography camera today for high-end movie and TV production. It's also one of the few in that class that doesn't support 4K resolution, though ARRI is taking another step in that direction with a newly announced software update aimed at Ultra HD TV production.
Scott Ross — co-founder and former CEO of Digital Domain — has been among the most vocal in the effort to bring change to the struggling VFX business. Now he's come onboard as "Ambassador" of a not-for-profit VFX, game and animation festival with a "new format" aimed at inspiring artists and creativity, while also addressing the challenging career path.