Browsing: Cinema Tech

ProductionNext, a cloud-based project management system specifically designed for feature, short, music video, and corporate video productions, announced the immediate availability of its state-of-the-art tools and services under a public beta program. “Film and video producers have, for far too long, struggled with the complexities of making a movie, and have been poorly served by tools that are not designed to address the real issues at the heart of the production process,” said Jim Miller, ProductionNext’s founder and CEO. “The experiences and successes of our early-stage members have allowed us to refine ProductionNext’s design to properly address those issues, and we’re pleased…

Back in early fall 2014, I was shown my first virtual reality experience on a Samsung Gear VR developer kit. I was so overwhelmed and excited by the possibilities of what I just seen that I basically dropped everything I was doing in the film business (pretty much on the spot) and launched UNLTD VR, an immersive content and technology company. As a 20+ year film and TV content producer and distributor, my goal was simple: create ground-breaking cinematic immersive content that would compete with anything a Hollywood blockbuster has to offer. What I’ve learned along the way is that…

If you are one of those imaging and optical product enthusiast that’s been asking “What’s new with Canon?” Well, Canon put on a grand show to answer that very question. A select audience of specially invited guests that included Cinematographers, Film Makers, Videographers and Media executives were present at the demonstration of Canon’s latest exquisite range of professional video and photographic tools that held at Sheraton’s Four Point in Lekki. The event was well-attended and facilitated by Del-York International; media marketing partners to Canon in continuation of the strengthening of Canon’s overall presence in Nigeria. On hand to welcome the attendees was the vivacious Tayo Omodia, Canon’s Country…

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging systems, today announced its partnership with South Korea’s top production house, Zanybros, taking video content creation to new heights with DJI’s aerial and camera technology. The first example of this partnership is the “Love Whisper” music video for the popular K-pop girl group GFriend, which has already generated more than 22 million YouTube views in just three weeks. The strategic partnership will see DJI providing hardware and technical support to Zanybros’ future filming and production projects. There are also plans to collaborate on training programs for professionals especially those in…

FEW technologies capture the imagination like virtual reality does—the technology has brought immersive experiences to the silver screen, and transformed the boundaries of what film can do. Virtual reality (VR) has always been inextricably attached to film, as both are interested in new forms of storytelling, and creatives everywhere are beginning to pay serious attention. When exactly VR began to pick up speed is hard to pinpoint, but the increasing affordability of VR equipment and headsets has definitely had an effect. What was once considered a fringe form of filmmaking has burst into the mainstream, and some analysts estimate the…

SIGGRAPH was held in Los Angeles July 30th thru August 3rd.  This year the atmosphere was filled with change as this was truly the year of the game engine as there were VR projects created in the Unreal Engine and Unity. “Adam” is a Webby Award winning computer-animated film created in the Unity game engine that offers real time rendering and editing. It was created to demonstrate the power of the real time editing tools in Unity so artists and filmmakers can make changes on the fly to individual elements in their story using Cinemachine (a unified procedural camera system)…

Modern filmmaking equipment is nothing short of miraculous in terms of its size, weight, power consumption and price-to-performance ratio. There are, however, some things that are regularly assumed about filmmaking in 2017 that are less true than we’d like them to be. Phil Rhodes takes us on a rundown of his top five filming misconceptions. This is a list of things we’d rather people didn’t believe, it’ll inevitably be incomplete, and comments with potential entries for future articles are very welcome. 1. You don’t need much light these days Some current cameras have maximum ISO settings reaching into six figures.…

Have you ever thought how cool and spine-chilling the teaser or trailer of a film was? All thanks to the work done by the editor, who puts everything together in the most perfect manner and serves it to you on a pretty impressive platter. Editing is one of the most important parts of the post-production work of a film, which can make as well as break it. Here is what two editors — one, a senior and another, a junior — have to share with us: how technology has made their work easier than earlier. Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao, a senior…

Christie CP4220 cinema projector to be used for movie screenings; Christie 6P laser projection system on static display at UFO Moviez’s booth Photo Christie®, a leader in creating and delivering the world’s best visual and audio experiences, is proud to be the exclusive projection partner of Big Cine Expo 2017, taking place at the Chennai Trade Centre, August 8-9. A Christie CP4220 DLP digital cinema projector, which delivers 4K resolution and 22,000 lumens of brightness, has been deployed for movie screenings throughout the event. In addition, Christie’s valued partner UFO Moviez India will showcase a static display of the Christie…

Siggraph, the greatest computer graphics & animation show in the world that also show cases the latest in virtual reality was held in Los Angeles Convention Center between 1 to 3 of August. I had the opportunity of visiting the show and have a brief look at the show floor and focus on an amazing product for our audience, iClone 7 from Reallusion. Following the release of iClone 7, Reallusion now announces iClone 7 real-time face and body motion capture, featuring partnerships with Faceware Technologies and Xsens.  iClone 7 simplifies mocap with dedicated tools and UI for recording actors in…

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