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Dolby Demos the Best No-Glasses 3D Yet — But Is It Good Enough?

  If you're still thinking about buying a 3D TV in order to keep your home-theater experience up to date, don't bother. Rather, don't bother just yet — Cameron-Pace Group (CPG) joined a technology partnership with Dolby and Philips at … more »

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What Upstream Color Says About the Future of Indie Filmmaking

This isn't a movie-review blog, but I'd nonetheless like to urge everyone reading to go out and see Upstream Color if you're in New York this weekend, and to catch it when you can if you're not. That's not just … more »

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Why Rhythm & Hues? And How Do We Keep It from Happening Again?

UPDATE: 3/29/13. I'm told that I stirred up some rumors about which studio I was referring to when I mentioned that I knew of a VFX house that’s about to incur a loss on a project. I got the information from … more »

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Christie and AMC to Screen G.I. Joe: Retaliation with Laser Projection in Burbank

If you find yourself in Burbank later this month, you might want to make time for a screening of G.I. Joe: Retaliation. According to Christie, the AMC Theatres Burbank 16 multiplex will be showing the movie in stereo 3D the … more »

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How the Virtual Star of Ted Showed Up at the Oscars

The virtual star of “Ted” presented at the 2013 Academy Awards in Los Angeles, with co-star Mark Wahlberg. Credit: Universal Pictures/ Tippett Studio So how does an animated character “appear” at the Oscars? Dell Precision’s Scott Hamilton interviewed Scott Liedtka, visual … more »

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Skirting the Studio System

It seems everyone wants to make a studio-financed film, but for most of us that isn't working out very well. However, if you can manage to make your own movie that stimulates a lot of interest, you actually could end up … more »

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Shoot Like Kubrick with These Rare Zeiss f/0.7 Lenses

If you know much about Stanley Kubrick's methodology, you've probably heard about the special, super-fast lenses that he used to shoot candlelit scenes in Barry Lyndon (1975) — they were Zeiss f/0.7 lenses originally developed for a NASA project to take … more »

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Six Things You Might Not Know About Avid’s New CEO, Louis Hernandez Jr.

When Avid Technology CEO Gary Greenfield resigned on February 11, Avid's board appointed Louis Hernandez Jr., one of its own, to the company's top spot. Hernandez, the former Chairman of the Board and CEO of Open Solutions, a technology provider … more »

I went green to support the VFX industry's efforts to improve the plight of the houses and the workers.

Getting Our Piece of the Pi…for Real

I've been fairly silent on the VFX situation amid all the hubbub lately and I think I'm going to catch a lot of heat for this post. But I have to say it like I see it. I'm not happy … more »

The Tetons and the Snake River, 1942, by Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams in the Mind’s Eye

Ansel Adams would have turned 111 today. In 1983, a year before the legendary photographer died, he caught a glimmer of the coming digital revolution. "I am sure the next step will be the electronic image, and I hope I … more »