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Spielberg on Mocap

February 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Animation technology, Computer animation, Film technology, Filmmakers

In a follow-up to a front page story in the Los Angeles Times entitled “’Avatar’ stirs an animated actors debate in Hollywood,” the paper’s Rachel Abramowitz posted this interview with Steven Spielberg on his use of motion capture in his The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, which utilizes the same technology James […]

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3D Cinema is Art’s New Renaissance

August 28th, 2009 · No Comments · Film technology, Stereoscopic films

While part of the animation blogosphere has been agitated by the apparent resemblance between James Cameron’s Avatar and Marc Adler’s Delgo (see here and here), Jonathan Jones’ On Art Blog for The Guardian uses the film’s impending release to make a rather bold statement on the importance of stereoscopic movies. He feels that the technology’s […]

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3D TV: Fears and Hopes

August 11th, 2009 · No Comments · Film technology

The Sydney Morning Herald has a story by Louisia Hearn on the state of 3D TV. Although it tends to emphasize the possible negatives in the public accepting this technology, it is nevertheless a useful survey of what’s happening. She begins by noting that: 3D movies are all the rage in Hollywood once again, and […]

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Coraline, Monsters vs. Aliens and the Future of 3D

May 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · Film technology, Stereoscopic films

  I’ve been rather busy of late with work on this summer’s The Persistence of Animation/Society for Animation Studies Conference (check out what’s happening with it here), but did want to put in my two cents about Henry Selick’s Coraline and Conrad Vernon and Rob Letterman’s Monsters vs. Aliens before it’s too late. Henry Selick […]

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More From Life: Widescreen, Big Screen

December 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · Film exhibition, Film technology

The premiere of the first Cinerama film, This is Cinerama, at the Broadway Theater on September 30, 1952, marked a turning point in film history. The three-projector process developed by Fred Waller spelled the end of the old Academy aperture format that had dominated filmmaking from its very inception, and was the first effective response […]

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