Jul 132021
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. [...]

Mar 302020
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 +++

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

Oct 142015
Screen4All Forum: VR Day photos

dvmobile’s stereo 3D VR camera rig +++ I went to the Screen4All Forum day dedicated to Virtual Reality (or 360 Immersion), at l’Usine in Paris and took these photos of the booths and presentations +++ links Screen4All Mediakwest adastra-films.com/en digitalimmersion.fr dvmobile.fr entapano.com/jp (Entayina) gopro.com/ horamvr.com innerspacevr.com kolor.com okio-studio.com starbreeze.com video-stitch.com +++

Oct 142015
Virtual Reality Cinema 5: Futures

Projection onto the dome at the SAT in Montreal My fifth post about Virtual Reality Cinema covers: 1. cameras 2. headsets 3. distribution 4. Stereo, Pano, Ciné + camera & software 5. environments, events & processes 6. loci 7. audio 8. domes 9. interactivity 10. recording depth maps 11. empathy & uncanny valley 12. futures [...]

Oct 142015
Virtual Reality Cinema 4: Content

Chris Milk TED talk +++ My fourth post on my ASC blog about Virtual Reality Cinema covers: 1. simple beginnings 2. being there 3. fixed or moving 360 4. shorts 5. documentary versus fiction 6. theater without a crew 7. editing? 8. intimacy 9. Clouds Over Sidra 10. empathy +++ LINK http://bit.ly/VRCinema4-thefilmbook- +++