Behind the Screen
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.
Virtual Reality's Long-Term Effects Debated
Virtual Reality's Long-Term Effects Debated
"We should clearly notify users that we don't yet know the impact of long-term viewing," warned a VR ethics researcher.
'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.
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."
Filmmakers Seek Looser Drone Regulatory Rules
Filmmakers Seek Looser Drone Regulatory Rules
"We have capabilities that we are currently not able to use," says aerial director of photography Dylan Goss.
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: 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.
NAB: First Reactions to Ang Lee's 'Billy Lynn' 120 Frame Rate Footage: 'Awesome,' 'Unbelievable'
NAB: First Reactions to Ang Lee's 'Billy Lynn' 120 Frame Rate Footage: 'Awesome,' 'Unbelievable'
The Oscar-winning director, who is pushing the envelope by using an unprecedented 4K, 3D, 120 fps format, unveiled 11 minutes of footage from his new film, "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk," to an enthusiastic audience.
CinemaCon: A Standard for New Immersive Sound Systems Remains Elusive
CinemaCon: A Standard for New Immersive Sound Systems Remains Elusive
Theater owners and studios would like one single production and delivery format for the new systems, but some are questioning whether that is an achievable goal.