Technology for Storytelling

  • Lenny Lipton, 3D Filmmaking Pioneer, Dies.
    In the Hollywood 3D community, Lipton is known for developing the ZScreen electro-optical modulator — a tool used in digital 3D projection — through his company, StereoGraphics.
  • George Lucas, Gene Youngblood and Expanded Cinema
    I ran across this video a few years ago and found it very prescient of the landscape of today’s media technology . I forgot about it until I heard Gene Youngblood died. He and George talk about how hard it is to get into “Hollywood” and that technology will allow everybody to make films, with… Read more: George Lucas, Gene Youngblood and Expanded Cinema
  • Revisiting Gordon Parks
    Recently TCM played two of the Gordon Parks films, Shaft (1971) and The Super Cops (1974). Both held up very well and you could see many creative influences they had on other early 70’s movies like Dog Day Afternoon and French Connection. Among his other talents he also wrote songs and poetry. Like Stanley Kubrick… Read more: Revisiting Gordon Parks
  • The 30th anniversary of Jim Henson and Muppet*Vision 3D
    Today is the 30th anniversary of the death of Jim Henson. I was working on Muppetvision 3D at Imagineering when he died. I was so excited that Disney was buying the Muppets. I think that Jim Henson was another Walt Disney
  • Here We Go Again: The Digital Cinema Revolution Begins
    Happy Birthday to George Lucas! As we know George was a big proponent of the use of digital technology in cinema. When I worked at Sony in the 1990’s, we were on the cutting edge of using digital cameras for cinematography.

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