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Digital Domain Co-Founder Scott Ross Reveals Plan for "Burning Man Meets TED" VFX Festival

Digital Domain Co-Founder Scott Ross Reveals Plan for "Burning Man Meets TED" VFX Festival

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.

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How 'Maze Runner' and Barco's New Panoramic Format Could Alter Moviemaking

How 'Maze Runner' and Barco's New Panoramic Format Could Alter Moviemaking

Earlier this year, digital cinema projector maker Barco unveiled Escape, a new theater configuration that is a sort of Cinerama for the digital age. Now, the first Escape theaters are getting the finishing touches and will open with Fox’s Sept. 19 release of The Maze Runner, the first feature film to be specially prepped for exhibition in these venues.

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How New Processing Technology Might Make Ultra HD and HDR Broadcasting A Reality

How New Processing Technology Might Make Ultra HD and HDR Broadcasting A Reality

During the transition to HDTV, Yves Faroudja won three Emmys for processing technology that remains in use today. And now the award-winning engineer is using his experience to take aim at new formats including Ultra HD, or 4K, which is four times the resolution of HD.

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George Lucas to Be Honored by Engineering Society

George Lucas to Be Honored by Engineering Society

George Lucas is best known as the filmmaker behind Star Wars, but he's also recognized for adopting new technologies for motion picture production and exhibition.

For the latter achievements, he will receive honorary membership in the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, the highest accolade handed out by the global engineers society and standards-setting body, during its Oct. 24 Honors and Awards ceremony.

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25
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'Doctor Who': The Making of the "Half-Face" Villain (Exclusive)

'Doctor Who': The Making of the "Half-Face" Villain (Exclusive)

In Peter Capaldi's Aug. 23 debut as Doctor Who, the Doctor meets Half-Face Man — the principal villain in the episode — requiring London-based visual effects house Milk to replace one side of actor Peter Ferdinando's head in 87 digital shots.

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As Kodak Negotiates Film's Future With Studios, Archivists Seek Digital Options

As Kodak Negotiates Film's Future With Studios, Archivists Seek Digital Options

There’s been a lot of emphasis on Kodak and Hollywood’s current effort to finalize a deal to keep film alive, with the urging of leading filmmakers including J.J. Abrams and Christopher Nolan who want to continue to have the option to shoot film.

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Jaunt Aims to Kick-Start Hollywood Virtual Reality With $27.8 Million in New Funding

Jaunt — a Palo Alto-based startup that is developing hardware and software to enable the production and display of virtual reality experiences — has raised $27.8 million in a new round of funding, bringing the total investment in the company to $34 million. With the new funding, the company aims to continue to develop relationships in Hollywood in order to kick-start VR content creation.

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Netflix Exec Chris Fetner to Deliver Opening Keynote at SMPTE

Netflix Exec Chris Fetner to Deliver Opening Keynote at SMPTE

Chris Fetner, director of global content partners operations at Netflix, is expected to address technical standards issues surrounding streaming content during an opening keynote at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers’ annual Technical Conference & Exhibition. The confab takes place Oct. 21-23 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood.

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Former Astronaut Garrett Reisman Encouraged by Science Programming in Hollywood

Former Astronaut Garrett Reisman Encouraged by Science Programming in Hollywood

Former NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman said, while speaking with The Hollywood Reporter at the HollyShorts Film Festival on Monday, he is encouraged to see space and science generating attention in Hollywood. Reisman was on hand for a screening of Three Nights, Three Days: Endeavour's Journey Through Los Angeles.

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Creative Arts Emmys: Carl Sagan's Widow Wins Emmy For 'Cosmos'

Creative Arts Emmys: Carl Sagan's Widow Wins Emmy For 'Cosmos'

Ann Druyan — co-writer of the 1980 PBS Cosmos series hosted by her late husband, Carl Sagan — won an Emmy for her passion project, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey.

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Creative Arts Emmys: 'Deadliest Catch' Wins Fourth-Consecutive Emmys in Cinematography and Editing

Creative Arts Emmys: 'Deadliest Catch' Wins Fourth-Consecutive Emmys in Cinematography and Editing

Discovery Channel’s high seas adventure Deadliest Catch won its fourth-consecutive Emmys in both editing and cinematography at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday.

It also won the Emmy for outstanding unstructured reality series, bringing the series total Emmy wins over its 10 seasons to 13.

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Creative Arts Emmys: 'Game of Thrones' Wins Third-Consecutive VFX Emmy

Creative Arts Emmys: 'Game of Thrones' Wins Third-Consecutive VFX Emmy

HBO’s Game of Thrones won its third-consecutive Emmy for outstanding special and visual effects.

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Creative Arts Emmys: Sarah Jones Remembered in Tribute Reel

Creative Arts Emmys: Sarah Jones Remembered in Tribute Reel

Sarah Jones, the 27-year-old camera assistant who died earlier this year when she was struck by a train in Georgia while filming the Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider, was remembered during the In Memoriam montage during Saturday's Creative Arts Emmys.

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Creative Arts Emmys: Composer Alan Silvestri Wins Pair of Trophies for 'Cosmos'

Creative Arts Emmys: Composer Alan Silvestri Wins Pair of Trophies for 'Cosmos'

Composer Alan Silvestri won a pair of Emmys for outstanding score and original main-title theme music for Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey.

Accepting the awards Saturday night at the Creative Arts Emmys, he thanked his team, host Neil deGrasse Tyson and "Carl Sagan for still bringing magic to the blue dot."

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