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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.

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Filmmaking Interview People Technology

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 […]

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Cinematography Film Editing Film Sound People Technology VFX

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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Film Editing Film Sound Filmmaking Technology

Happy 75th Birthday, George Lucas

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Architecture Technology

Light Matters: Translating Tradition into Dynamic Facades

The solar-responsive dynamic screen decreases the towers’ solar gain.

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Cinematography Filmmaking Technology

“On the Set with Video Assist” and Jimmie Songer

Photo from the Jerry Lewis Comedy Museum. While I was at CineGear Expo, I met Michael Frediani at the SOC booth and thanked about about his research into Jerry Lewis and told him I would post his article on video assist. I also included an article from the 695 Quarterly about Jim Songer about his […]

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Animation Technology VFX

Face2Face: Real-time Face Capture

A team of researchers are working on a project called Face2Face, which is described as “real-time face capture and reenactment of RGB videos.”

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Animation Disney Filmmaking Technology

New Software Can Actually Edit Actors’ Facial Expressions

FaceDirector can seamlessly blend several takes to create nuanced blends of emotions, potentially cutting down on the number of takes necessary in filming.

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Animation Art Disney Filmmaking Technology

Dali-Disney exhibition uses Virtual Reality

Visitors to a new exhibition at The Dali Museum won’t just be looking at art. They’ll be exploring a Dali painting in a three-dimensional world that turns art into an immersive experience.

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Technology

‘Fairy Lights’ Touchable Holograms using lasers

Touchable holograms, called Fairy Lights, could serve as the beginning to developing technology where humans could interact with the hologram.

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