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Keynotes Announced for SMPTE 2016
Keynotes Announced for SMPTE 2016Douglas Trumbull and Robert Seidel to Captivate With Past, Present, and Future of Broadcast and Cinema; Daniel Teruggi to Discuss the Preservation of the World's Audiovisual Cultural Heritage
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the organization whose standards work has supported a century of technological advances in entertainment technology, today announced that filmmaker, innovator and entrepreneur Douglas Trumbull, this year's recipient of the SMPTE Progress Medal, will join SMPTE President Robert Seidel, vice president of engineering and advanced technology at CBS, in presenting the opening keynote at the SMPTE 2016 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2016) on Oct. 25 in Hollywood, California. Composer and researcher Daniel Teruggi, director of the Research and Experimentation Department at the National Audiovisual Institute in Paris and recipient of this year's SMPTE Archival Technology Medal Award, will present the SMPTE 2016 Symposium keynote on the preceding day, Oct. 24.
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World Famous Animates Original Short For Six-Year-Old Cancer Fighter
Seattle-based production studio World Famous has proudly partnered with Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington to grant an unprecedented wish for six-year-old Alexis, who recently battled acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Alexis wished to create a cartoon that would tell her own story in a way her friends could understand and bring awareness to pediatric cancer.
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Christie 4K Technology Brings Filmmakers’ Vision into Sharper Focus at the Toronto International Film Festival
Christie 4K Technology Brings Filmmakers’ Vision into Sharper Focus at the Toronto International Film FestivalA Festival Sponsor for 14 Consecutive Years, Christie Helps Filmmakers Share Their Vision with Dazzling Clarity
Christie®, a world leader in advanced cinema technologies and visual displays, brings the 39th Annual Toronto International Film Festival®* into sharper focus this year by lighting up an expanded list of venues with Christie 4K-resolution digital cinema projection. With 4K submissions to the festival having doubled from 2013, Christie, the official projection sponsor for 14 consecutive years, will offer 4K screening capability at Roy Thomson Hall, Princess of Wales Theatre, The Elgin Theatre's Visa Screening Room and Ryerson Theatre. All TIFF Bell Lightbox cinemas also feature Christie 4K projection.
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From "Storage Wars" To A World To Explore Twin Harris Brothers Launch Their Own TV Series
Mark And Matt Harris Search For Fun And Amazing People, Places, and Things in The Harris Brothers’ "World Of Wow!"
When "Storage Wars" main cast member Barry Weiss found a "Revenge Of The Jedi" jacket in a locker, he took it to Mark and Matt Harris for an appraisal. The identical twin Harris brothers, who are experts in Hollywood memorabilia, grabbed America's attention and became regular cast members of "Storage Wars" themselves. In short time, they have turned into famous pop culture icons.
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Christie Mirage 4K Projector Screens Douglas Trumbull's 'UFOTOG' Premiere In 3D 4K At 120 Frames Per Second
Christie Mirage 4K Projector Screens Douglas Trumbull's 'UFOTOG' Premiere In 3D 4K At 120 Frames Per SecondFilmmaker and Visual Effects legend Douglas Trumbull is partnering with Christie® on May 11 to premiere UFOTOG, a dramatic 10-minute experimental sci-fi story about a lone man attempting to photograph UFOs. Directed by Trumbull and created in 4K 3D at 120 frames per second (fps), the short film will be screened on a Christie® Mirage 4K35, the world’s first and only 4K DLP® resolution projector running at a true 120Hz, at the Seattle Cinerama Theater’s 2nd Annual Sci-Fi Film Festival.
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World Premiere of "UFOTOG" to Headline Seattle Cinerama's Science Fiction Festival
World Premiere of "UFOTOG" to Headline Seattle Cinerama's Science Fiction FestivalSpecial effects legend Douglas Trumbull Presents Premiere of "UFOTOG" at Cinerama, Along With Dozens Of Science Fiction Classics And Attendance Of Celebrity Guests
Paul G. Allen's iconic Seattle Cinerama Theater announces its second annual Science Fiction Festival, running from May 1-12, with 12 days of special programming. The festival will be highlighted by the world premiere of Douglas Trumbull's short film, "UFOTOG," along with screening of over three dozen of the genre's most beloved movies and celebrity appearances by Jonathan Frakes, Tom Skerritt, and Sam J. Jones.
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Christie To Demo Breakthrough 3D Cinema Technology For Premium Cinema Experiences With Latest “6-Primary” 4K Laser Projector
Fiber-Coupled, 6-Primary Projection System Architecture Ideally Suited for Immersive 3D experiences Including Dolby 3D
Christie® today announced upcoming demonstrations of the world’s most advanced laser projection architecture and Dolby® 3D, to be held in the Christie Innovation Theaters throughout CinemaCon 2014 (Caesars Palace, March 24-27) and the National Association of Broadcasters NAB Show® (Las Vegas Convention Center, April 5-10). Christie DLP Cinema® laser projectors using 6-Primary (6P) color laser modules, earmarked for mass production in early 2015, will show how 3D light levels, image uniformity, viewing comfort, and a sense of immersion can be vastly improved, especially when combined with advanced separation technology like Dolby 3D, versus conventional 3D systems found in cinemas around the world today.
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Christie’s Premium Cinema Solutions Wow Showeast Audiences With 4K Laser Projector, Christie Duo, Christie Vive Audio And Professional Services
Christie Vive Audio Solution Configured for Dolby Atmos Complements Immersive 2D and 3D Studio Showings
Christie® today announced its ShowEast presence, reinforcing its position as the industry-leading, one-stop shop for all manner of exhibitors – art houses, multiplexes, drive-in and custom cinemas. All these exhibitors across the world turn to Christie when sourcing impressive technologies and unparalleled support and services with which to immerse their audiences in a premium cinema experience.
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Seattle Cinerama Selects Christie For The World’s First Permanent Cinema Laser Projection Installation
Purchase follows on heels of US FDA approval of variance for Christie, allowing the sale of laser projectors for use in cinema; notably the first and only such variance approved for a manufacturer of DCI-compliant cinema projectors
Christie®, a global leader in digital cinema projection, is pleased to announce that it has been chosen to supply and install the world’s first commercial digital laser projection solution at the Seattle Cinerama Theatre, located at 2100 4th Avenue in Seattle, WA. The purchase order is for a 4K Christie digital laser projector, with scalable light output up to 60,000 lumens.
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Cinerama Restores Films with Boris Continuum Complete’s Flicker Fixer
BCC Flicker Fixer Removes Flicker, Emulsion Blotching, Artifacting, and Image Weaving
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, today announced that David Strohmaier, Restoration Producer for Cinerama, Inc., is using Boris Continuum Complete’s Flicker Fixer in Adobe After Effects to remove flicker, emulsion blotching, and artifacting during the film restoration process.
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Litepanels® Adds Punch to “60 Years of Cinerama” Shoot
Litepanels® Adds Punch to “60 Years of Cinerama” ShootIt might be the era of digital cameras, but Hollywood still has a sense of history, often paying tribute to the groundbreaking technology that has brought the industry to this point. Recently, cinematographer John Hora, ASC and co-cinematographer Douglas Knapp came together to make the first Cinerama film to be shot in 50 years. It is part of “In the Picture, a Tribute to 60 Years of Cinerama.” This introductory travelogue was shot with a combination of technology of the past; Cinerama camera #3, which was used on “How the West Was Won”, a set of three Kodak Ektar 27mm lenses and today’s Fuji film stock as well as Litepanels LED lights.
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News: SFM and SIFF Accept Entries to the First Annual Science Fiction Short Film Festival
Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame and Seattle International Film Festival Group Launch First Annual Science Fiction Short Film Festival
The Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame (SFM) in partnership with the Seattle International Film Festival Group (SIFF), today announced the launch of the first-annual Science Fiction Short Film Festival, to promote and encourage awareness, appreciation and understanding of the art of science fiction cinema. 
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