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Scott Ross: Digital Domain Could Have Been as Successful as Pixar

Scott Ross: Digital Domain Could Have Been as Successful as Pixar

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.

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Scott Ross on the Visual Effects Business: "It Has Gotten Worse"

Scott Ross on the Visual Effects Business: "It Has Gotten Worse"

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."

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Behind-the-Scenes Look at 'Game of Thrones' Opens Portugal VFX Festival

Behind-the-Scenes Look at 'Game of Thrones' Opens Portugal VFX Festival

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.

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Could 'Avatar' Sequels Be First Features to Use Douglas Trumbull's High Frame Rate 4K 3D System?

Could 'Avatar' Sequels Be First Features to Use Douglas Trumbull's High Frame Rate 4K 3D System?

Could James Cameron's Avatar sequels become the first features to be produced and exhibited using Douglas Trumbull's developing system for 4K 3D at 120 frames per second (fps)?

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FIFA Takes Top Honors at IBC Innovation Awards

FIFA Takes Top Honors at IBC Innovation Awards

The global coverage of the recent FIFA World Cup in Brazil received the judges prize, the top honor, at the International Broadcasting Convention's annual Innovation Awards, which were handed out Sunday at the IBC convention in Amsterdam.

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Could a "Hybrid 3D" Trifocal Camera Be on the Way to Hollywood?

Could a "Hybrid 3D" Trifocal Camera Be on the Way to Hollywood?

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.

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Blackmagic Enters VFX Business With Acquisition of Eyeon

Blackmagic Enters VFX Business With Acquisition of Eyeon

Blackmagic Design is stepping into the visual effects business. On Friday, it announced the acquisition of Eyeon Software. Both companies are privately owned and terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Sony Unveils $10,000 4K Digital Camera

Sony Unveils $10,000 4K Digital Camera

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.”

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'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,' 'Maleficent' Among Postproduction Award Nominees

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,' 'Maleficent' Among Postproduction Award Nominees

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

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New Technology to Address Hollywood's Digital Archiving Dilemma

New Technology to Address Hollywood's Digital Archiving Dilemma

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.

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Randy Thom Urges Directors, Screenwriters to "Create Moments" for Immersive Sound

Randy Thom Urges Directors, Screenwriters to "Create Moments" for Immersive Sound

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.

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Progress Made Toward Adoption of High Dynamic Range Content

Progress Made Toward Adoption of High Dynamic Range Content

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.

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ARRI's Alexa Camera, Used on 'Birdman' and 'Unbroken,' Gets Ultra HD Upgrade

ARRI's Alexa Camera, Used on 'Birdman' and 'Unbroken,' Gets Ultra HD Upgrade

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.

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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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