Sep 282018
 
2018 IBC: LED, Texture, Unity, Art

This post continues my impressions of some of the current and future cinema technology presented at the IBC trade show in Amsterdam. +++ SUMMARY 1. LED Smart Light Marc Galerne K5600 Lighting, Frieder Hochheim Kinoflo 2. Texture Equaliser Daniele Siragusano – Filmlight 3. VFX in Real Time Adam Myhill from Unity and VFX consultant Habib [...]

Sep 272018
 
IBC 2018: Sensors, Screens, Boyle, Bennett

A first post about new tools and technologies seen at IBC 2018: SUMMARY 1. HDR Bryce Button and AJA Image analyzer 2. Full Frame 3. Hydrogen Buzz 4. Netflix Effect 5. Direct View 6. HDR and fps Pete Ludé 7. Geoff Boyle 8. Bill Bennett (and Tony Davis) Real D TrueMotion link: http://bit.ly/ibcSensorsScreensThefilmbook

Jul 102018
 
Godard Does FaceTime

Jean-Luc Godard re-invented the Cannes press conference during the 2108 Festival, by speaking with journalists via a smartphone using FaceTime. This post gives us some of the highlights. +++ Godard’s Guernica FaceTime with Godard 1. Thinking with Your Hands 2. Editing Comes First 3. An Editing Equation 4. Separating Image & Sound 5. Totalitarian Actors [...]

Jul 132017
 
Carne y Arena - Amazing VR by Iñarritu & Lubezki

I have written a post of my impressions of the amazing Virtual Reality istallation by director Alejandro G. Iñarritu with cinematographer Emmanuel (“Chivo”) Lubezki, that I saw at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Alejandro and Chivo have previously collaborated on Birdman and The Revenant. Carne y Arena is presently showing in Los Angeles and Milan. [...]

Jul 082017
 
Lighting 4 More Scenes from IDA

IDA director Pawel Pawlikowski and cinematographer Lukasz Zal, PSC, watching the camera monitor This post continues my in-depth look at scenes from the wonderful Polish film IDA. Once again I offer video and high-resolution images to present detailed examples of scene lighting. This 2nd post is intended to be seen after you’ve read the 1st [...]

Mar 302017
 
VFX split screen for bridge disaster

— Martin Halle’s vimeo channel offers an interesting split-screen of a bridge disaster VFX sequence for Final Destination 5, that shows the live action and green screen elements. Notice how the real truck helps sell the effect. The link to video is below. watch on vimeo +++

Mar 192017
 
Walter Murch : 2. Editing in Real Time

+++ Part 2 of my video interview with legendary editor and sound designer Walter Murch, whose credits include: The Conversation, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Apocalypse Now, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The English Patient and Cold Mountain. In this video Walter explains why he always chooses to edit in real time, by hitting [...]