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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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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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Animation Cinematography Pixar

The Real Fake Cameras Of Toy Story 4

Very good video on using virtual cameras in animation. Here Pixar uses computer animation to duplicate complex photographic tools such as split diopters as you would in “real” cinematography. Thus making the film look more authentic.

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Cinematography Filmmaking

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 […]

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Cinematography Filmmaking Interview People

Kubrick and his lenses, with Joe Dunton BSC

ARRI IIC and lenses from the LACMA Kubrick exhibit.   Some of the questions are in French. Click on the arrows in the lower right to make full screen.

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Cinematography Filmmaking Photography

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Cinematography Technology

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, […]

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Cinematography Disney Film Editing Technology

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 […]

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