‘All Things Must Pass’ is a feature documentary film examining Tower Records explosive trajectory, tragic demise, and legacy forged by its rebellious founder Russ Solomon. Continue reading All Things Must Pass: The Legendary Past and Celluloid Future of Tower Records on the Sunset Strip
Interview with Walter Murch who received the Camerimage festival’s Special Award to Editor with Unique Visual Sensitivity. He edited sound on American Graffiti and The Godfather: Part II, won his first Academy Award nomination for The Conversation , won his first Oscar for Apocalypse Now, and won an unprecedented double Oscar for Best Sound and Best Film Editing for his work on The English Patient. Continue reading Walter Murch at CAMERIMAGE 2015
Akio Morita was a founder, and for many years, the CEO of Sony. He was the Steve Jobs of Japan. During his tenure Sony came up with many consumer electronic advances. Sony first launched its Betamax products in 1975 as a household, magnetic video format for consumers to record analog television shows.
The BFI National Archive and Walt Disney Animation Studios are pleased to announce the rediscovery of a rare, long-lost, Walt Disney animated film, Sleigh Bells (1928) featuring the first ever Disney character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, a long-eared precursor to Mickey Mouse. Continue reading ‘Lost’ Disney cartoon with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit found
At Expo 67, in Montreal, A Place to Stand was projected in 70 mm on a screen measuring 20 metres by 9 metres, using nine synchronized projectors – the beginning of Imax technology. “The film for the Ontario Government at Expo 67 is for me the culmination of a desire I had some years ago to try a moving multiple screen technique” – Christopher Chapman. Continue reading Christopher Chapman: Oscar winner made “A Place to Stand” for Expo 67
Lytro Immerge seems to be the world’s first commercial professional Lightfield solution for cinematic VR, which will capture ‘video’ from many points of view at once and thereby provide a more lifelike presence for live action VR through six degrees of freedom. Continue reading Lytro Immerge for VR
Given the proliferation and popularity of digital devices, real-world activities like coloring can seem unexciting, and children become less engaged in them. Augmented reality holds unique potential to impact this situation by providing a bridge between real-world activities and digital enhancements. Continue reading Disney’s Augmented Reality Characters from Colored Drawings
Back in the 1980s, computer makers were scrambling to get Andy Warhol to try out their spiffy new graphic software. Among them was Steve Jobs, who had been pestering Warhol to play with MacPaint, initially to a lukewarm response. Continue reading Watch: How Andy Warhol’s Lost Computer Art Was Finally Found