Vittorio Storaro ASC at CineGear 2016

I went to CineGear this year. It was great, was able to catch up and reconnect with some old friends and make new ones. I got a picture of the new Leonard Nimoy street sign on the Paramount lot where the Expo was held. He was also a photographer as well as a director and did many projects at Disney including Body Wars. Zeiss was there with a cut … Continue reading Vittorio Storaro ASC at CineGear 2016

IN GLORIOUS TECHNICOLOR

Founded in 1915, the Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation transformed cinema forever with its revolutionary color processes. George Eastman House marks this important centennial with the exhibition In Glorious Technicolor, on view January 24 through April 26, 2015 in the special exhibition galleries. The exhibition celebrates Technicolor’s vivid history, from the company’s early years through the making of such classics of the Hollywood studio era as … Continue reading IN GLORIOUS TECHNICOLOR

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

The Lady from Shanghai (1947) Update:The new Orson Welles documentary MAGICIAN starts in Los Angeles and New York City on December 10th!  More info: http://cohenmedia.net/films/magician Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles on the eve of his centenary – the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, a Hollywood director (for some a Hollywood failure), … Continue reading Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

VFX Legend Douglas Trumbull talks about the Future of Film … and Kubrick.

From the Sept. 12 issue of The Hollywood Reporter. … Trumbull drives me a short distance from his home to a full-size soundstage and escorts me into a screening room that he has constructed to meet his ideal specifications: a wide wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling curved screen, with surround sound, steeply rigged stadium seating and a 4K high-resolution projector. As I put on specially designed 3D glasses … Continue reading VFX Legend Douglas Trumbull talks about the Future of Film … and Kubrick.

Microsoft Research First-person Hyperlapse Videos

Microsoft Researcher Johannes Kopf ascends Mount Shuksan in the North Cascades with a GoPro. Standard video stabilization crops out the pixels on the periphery to create consistent frame-to-frame smoothness. But when applied to greatly sped up video, it fails to compensate for the wildly shaking motion. Hyperlapse reconstructs how a camera moves throughout a video, as well as its distance and angle in relation to … Continue reading Microsoft Research First-person Hyperlapse Videos

Disney Research Automatic Editing of Footage from Multiple Social Cameras

Disney Research demonstrated Automatic Editing of Footage from Multiple Social Cameras at SIGGRAPH. Video cameras that people wear to record daily activities are creating a novel form of creative and informative media. But this footage also poses a challenge: how to expeditiously edit hours of raw video into something watchable. One solution, according to Disney researchers, is to automate the editing process by leveraging the first-person viewpoints of … Continue reading Disney Research Automatic Editing of Footage from Multiple Social Cameras

Lucid Dreams of Gabriel – Teaser

From Variety, Disney and Swiss pubcaster SRF unveil experimental short at Locarno fest. At the Locarno Film Festival, the Disney lab and SRF jointly unveiled an impressive experimental short titled “Lucid Dreams of Gabriel” (see teaser) which for the first time displayed local frame variation, local pixel timing, super slow motion effects, and a variety of artistic shutter functions showcasing this “The Flow-of-Time” technique. The … Continue reading Lucid Dreams of Gabriel – Teaser