Are you going to see Marvel and Disney's Captain America: The Winter Soldier for the first time -- or maybe the second -- this weekend?
The Hollywood Reporter spoke with Russell Earl, VFX supervisor at Industrial Light + Magic, about some of the most challenging work on the film, which has already brought in $170.6 million domestically.
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito will not be sitting out the Aereo case next week, an entry on the Court’s public docket revealed Wednesday. Alito had previously been listed as recused, setting up the possibility of a 4-4 tie in the case, which would have left in place a welter of conflicting lower-court decisions that ratify Aereo and similar services in some parts of the country and outlaw them in others.
To deliver Captain America: The Winter Soldier worldwide, Marvel and Disney had to make a whopping 350 different version -- all of which had to be completed in just 17 days in order to hit its release date, according to an executive on the production.
Next week's Supreme Court argument will be difficult for cable-competitor Aereo, legal experts agree, as the company faces off against not just broadcasters but also the influential U.S. Solicitor General's office and the Copyright Office. While it will be a tough fight for the company, the case is so complex and the copyright and communications statutes so intricate that one advocate said the decision could end up as lopsided as 7-1 -- in either direction.
Japanese public broadcaster NHK offered a series of notable demonstrations at last week's NAB Show of its developing "Super Hi Vision" format and broadcast system, which supports 8K resolution—16 times more resolution that HD—as well as a high frame rate of 120 frames per second and 22.2 channels of audio. Many who have seen these images have been dazzled by the uniquely realistic look.
Zeebox -- the startup co-founded by chief technology officer Anthony Rose, the former BBC exec who is widely credited with the design of the BBC iPlayer -- has been renamed Beamly with a rebranded social TV app.
LAS VEGAS — Director of photography Claudio Miranda, who won an Oscar for Life of Pi, “will do [a high dynamic range] pass” on Disney’s Tomorrowland, he told The Hollywood Reporter, during this week's NAB Show.
LAS VEGAS -- One of the more difficult sounds to create in Marvel and Disney's Captain America: The Winter Soldier was the Winter Soldier's arm, said the film's supervising sound editor and designer, Skywalker Sound's Shannon J. Mills, during a panel at the NAB Show.
LAS VEGAS – Oscar winning-cinematographer Wally Pfister was so determined to shoot his directorial debut Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp, on film that he agreed to cut his budget to win a green light. Even so, he never considered switching from film to digital.
LAS VEGAS -- FCC chairman Tom Wheeler told broadcasters that they have an opportunity to go from being the "disrupted to the disruptors" -- but to keep an eye on competition from Yahoo, AT&T and Verizon. Speaking Tuesday at the NAB Show, he also emphasizing that he is not the "enemy," one day after National Association of Broadcasters president and CEO Gordon Smith criticized the FCC for its "increasingly singular focus" on broadband while urging it to close a "trust gap" with broadcasters.
Sony and AFI premiered three four-minute shorts created by alumni of the AFI Conservatory through a 4K movie-making project on Monday night at the NAB Show.
The shorts are Broken Nail, directed by Justin Tipping and photographed by Soren Hiroth; Bobby and the Samurai, directed by Thomas Hammock and photographed by Tarin Anderson; The Mother of All Inventions, helmed by Kyle Spleiss and lensed by the aforementioned Anderson.