To: Hollywood and the Motion Picture Academy Re: Oscar’s insults to visual effects I see that you didn’t take my advice about playing up vfx on the Oscars. Ratings are up anyway. Congrats! But before…
The late-year steering committee meeting of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science's visual effects branch is always a long night. This past November, though, things got heated as well.
I'm back from the Consumer Electronics Show with a wakeup call for Hollywood and the majors.
Bryce Bayer, an Eastman Kodak research scientist who invented color filter array the Bayer Filter, a key technology now found in nearly every digital camera and camera phone, including current…
Some 30 years ago, a Disney animator fresh out of school decided to experiment with computer-generated backgrounds for a picture he hoped to make, "The Brave Little Toaster."
LAS VEGAS -- The SMPTE Technology Summit on Cinema Sunday got a look ahead at high-frame-rate 3D - - along with a daunting introduction to the technical challenges it presents.
Saturday's panel on piracy prevention and countermeasures at the SMPTE Technology Summit on Cinema drew a picture of a movie industry settling into a grim cold war it can only win with a diminished…
Attendees at SMPTE's Summit on Cinema in Las Vegas this weekend will get an early peek at the future of movies.
While movie theaters are under pressure to upgrade to stay ahead of rapidly improving home theater systems, most of their energy has gone to projection, not to sound.
During Tuesday's keynote address at SMPTE, Scott Ross likened the glide path for the visual effects industry to that of a helicopter whose rotors have stopped turning and then just falls from the sky.
Just weeks after James Cameron threw down the gauntlet to the entertainment industry to improve moving images by upping frame rates, one of the pioneers of that concept has demonstrated a technology…