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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After 20 nominations, editor Peter Chakos has finally earned his first Emmy.
Chakos won the award for editing in a comedy series for The Big Bang Theory. The other shows nominated in the category were The Colbert Report, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, How I Met Your Mother and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
"I seriously thought I was going to have to wait for a lifetime achievement award," Chakos joked as he accepted the award onstage Saturday at the Creative Arts Emmys.