Behind the Screen
NextVR, Live Nation in Virtual Reality Music Pact
NextVR, Live Nation in Virtual Reality Music Pact
Plans are to broadcast "hundreds" of musical performances in VR.
'Kung Fu Panda's' Jennifer Yuh Nelson Eyes Virtual Reality's Creative Possibilities
'Kung Fu Panda's' Jennifer Yuh Nelson Eyes Virtual Reality's Creative Possibilities
"There is no legacy of expecations," she said of VR's potential at the FMX animation confab in Stuttgart, Germany.
As the Demand for Visual Effects Grows, a Shortage of Artists Looms Ahead
As the Demand for Visual Effects Grows, a Shortage of Artists Looms Ahead
“There needs to be an understanding of how long things take," warned Lionsgate's Kathy Chasen-Hay at the FMX conference.
Animation World Reacts to NBCUniversal's DreamWorks Acquisition: New Industry "Super Player"
Animation World Reacts to NBCUniversal's DreamWorks Acquisition: New Industry "Super Player"
The FMX convention in Stuttgart, Germany was abuzz with the news of Universal's DWA acquisition as attendees praised Jeffrey Katzenberg and expressed confidence in Chris Meledandri's ability to lead the animation studio into the future.
'Deadliest Catch' Brings Viewers Aboard Fishing Vessels With Virtual Reality
'Deadliest Catch' Brings Viewers Aboard Fishing Vessels With Virtual Reality
"We now are even working to get some shots underwater," says cinematographer David Reicher.
Disney Steps Up Virtual Reality Production With Nokia Deal
Disney Steps Up Virtual Reality Production With Nokia Deal
The studio will use the new Nokia OZO VR camera to create movie-related VR experiences, which could include Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm titles.
What You Need to Know Before Buying a New HDR-Ready TV
What You Need to Know Before Buying a New HDR-Ready TV
A format war could be coming, and “[Hollywood] has no control of what broadcasters do, but it will have ramifications on how content is made,” says SMPTE standards director Howard Lukk.
NAB: Futurist Warns That Virtual Reality Camera Systems Need to Improve
NAB: Futurist Warns That Virtual Reality Camera Systems Need to Improve
Ted Schilowitz predicted that the systems currently being used to shoot live-action VR "will not be successful in the long term."
NAB: New Lytro Light-Field Camera That Could Bring Big Changes to Visual Effects Work Is Unveiled
NAB: New Lytro Light-Field Camera That Could Bring Big Changes to Visual Effects Work Is Unveiled
"This tells me that potentially the way we make films is going to change," said 'Maleficent' director Robert Stromberg.
NAB CEO Warns FCC Policy Could Make Video Future "Available Only to the Wealthy"
NAB CEO Warns FCC Policy Could Make Video Future "Available Only to the Wealthy"
Gordon Smith describes "unnecessary collision course toward two Americas — one where the video future is available to those who can afford to pay and one where they cannot.”
NAB: Universal Becomes First Studio to Fully Commit to AMPAS' ACES Digital Standard
NAB: Universal Becomes First Studio to Fully Commit to AMPAS' ACES Digital Standard
Aimed at protecting the creative efforts of filmmakers in the digital age, the system could be implemented within two years.
NAB: Ang Lee Says Breaking New Digital Cinema Ground in 'Billy Lynn' Was "Terrifying and Exciting"
NAB: Ang Lee Says Breaking New Digital Cinema Ground in 'Billy Lynn' Was "Terrifying and Exciting"
"It seemed the perfect chance to test this new medium. It about experiencing — beyond storytelling," the Oscar-winning director said.