Technology

Technicolor Postworks Prepares for 10 films for Sundance

Technicolor Postworks Prepares for 10 films for Sundance

Softwares, Studio
Continuing its long-standing support for independent film, Technicolor PostWorks New York helped to prepare a combined 10 features and documentaries for screening at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The facility provided services including editorial conforming, color grading, deliverables and sound mixing for films premiering in the U.S. Narrative and Documentary competitions and other programs. Sundance films serviced by Technicolor PostWorks include: Band Aid, U.S. Narrative Competition, Director and Screenwriter Zoe Lister-Jones’ story of a couple who can't stop fighting and embark on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage. Technicolor PostWorks provided editorial conforming, color grading and deliverables; Allie Ames, colorist/online editor. Before I Fall, Premieres, Dire
Disney launches Kids TV streaming box

Disney launches Kids TV streaming box

Softwares, Technology
As part of the technology event announcements of CES 2017, Disney announced that it will soon be launching a streaming box that will have the ability to run video games of the Android operating system. The box, developed by Snakebyte, arrives pre-loaded with movies, shows and games and was unveiled at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in the US. The full content line-up for The Disney Kids TV streaming box has not yet been announced, but it does arrive with a $99 price tag. The Disney Kids TV box will feature everything a Disney fan would want like Disney themes, streamlined menus, ad-free experience and a Disney-branded game controller will also be available. The Disney Kids TV box is slated to go on sale in 2017.
Watch the new explosive teaser trailer of Transformers 5: The Last Knight

Watch the new explosive teaser trailer of Transformers 5: The Last Knight

Latest News, Technology
The tittle of the movie ‘Transformers 5: The Last Knight’ in itself carries a power in itself and you should definitely watch it. The first trailer for "Transformers: The Last Knight," the fifth entry in Michael Bay's alien robot franchise, is finally here. As the title suggests, "Transformers 5: The Last Knight" brings viewers back during the time soldiers, knights and warriors of all sorts were still the ones roaming the earth. Spilling very little, the trailer highlights how these gargantuan metallic beings have been around for the longest time, as well as how they were part of earth long before its existence. This time around, a few new actors will join the squad including Tyrese and Sir Anthony Hopkins. "Transformers: The Last Knight" will be in theaters on June 23, 2017. Watch
Sony Pictures Post Production Services Adds Home Theater Dub Stage

Sony Pictures Post Production Services Adds Home Theater Dub Stage

Softwares, Technology, VFX
Sony Pictures Post Production Services Adds Home Theater Dub Stage For Next Generation Immersive Sound Formats Responding to the growing popularity of home theater systems with immersive sound, Sony Pictures Post Production Services has added a new mix stage dedicated to next-generation home theater audio formats. Located on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, the new stage is designed to simulate a home theater environment and equipped to master feature film and television projects in Dolby Atmos®, Auro-3D and other immersive sound formats. This new room has been used to prepare several feature titles for Blu-ray Disc, 4K Ultra HD Disc, and digital delivery. “This new stage keeps us at the forefront in immersive sound, providing an ideal workflow and environment for mastering for ho
Technicolor PostWorks Blends Art and Technology in Delivering PBS’s “Soundbreaking” 

Technicolor PostWorks Blends Art and Technology in Delivering PBS’s “Soundbreaking” 

Technology
Facility handles sound and picture post for acclaimed 8-part documentary on the history of recorded music. Recently posted at Technicolor PostWorks New York, the new 8-part PBS documentary, Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music provides a fascinating portrait of the melding of art and technology in the development of popular music. Produced by Show of Force and directed by Maro Chermayeff and Jeff Dupre, the series reaches back to the 1920s, when music was first committed to vinyl, but focuses in particular on the period from the 1960s to the present and the revolution that was set in motion by the late Sir George Martin and the Beatles through their innovative use of multi-tracking. For Technicolor PostWorks’ post-production team, finalizing sound and picture
BreakingPoint wins “Best Student Project” award at SIGGRAPH Asia

BreakingPoint wins “Best Student Project” award at SIGGRAPH Asia

Technology, VFX
The student project BreakingPoint has just claimed the "Best Student Project" award at the Computer Animation Festival at SIGGRAPH Asia (December 5-8, Macao/China). BreakingPoint, which was created as a diploma project at the Animationsinstitut at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, takes the honors for its breath-taking VFX and its meaningful employment to a convincing narrative of a woman giving birth. SIGGRAPH Asia and SIGGRAPH are the world's largest conferences on the theory and practice of computer graphics and interactive techniques, and the awards bestowed at the Computer Animation Festival distinguish the greatest work in this field. BreakingPoint transforms the concept of "hysterical strength" - the display of seemingly superhuman strength in life and death situations - into a
CN launches MagiMobile App based on Mighty Magiswords

CN launches MagiMobile App based on Mighty Magiswords

Animation, Technology
Cartoon Network drives the digital experience with the release of MagiMobile, an app that encourages uses to build their own collection of swords Cartoon Network announced the release of MagiMobile, an app based from the Universe of Mighty Magiswords. This app will encourage the users to build their own collection of swords. Mighty Magiswords follows Prohyas and Vambre, two warriors for hire who complete quests using their collection of Magiswords that each have special abilities. In the MagiMobile app, the user’s device is designed to look like the devices owned by Prohyas, Vambre and other characters in the show. The users while watching the episode of Mighty Magiswords can tap their mobile devices to allow the MagiMobile app to sync with the series.  The app then rewards users with
ARRIS Names Dan Whalen President, Network & Cloud

ARRIS Names Dan Whalen President, Network & Cloud

People, Softwares, Technology
ARRIS International plc. announced the promotion of Dan Whalen to President, Network & Cloud, effective immediately. Whalen will oversee the development and delivery of the company's leading portfolio of broadband and video network infrastructure technologies and cloud-based software solutions. He will report to ARRIS CEO Bruce McClelland. Whalen brings extensive technology leadership experience. Since 2013, he served as ARRIS's Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global Services. "Dan played an instrumental role in scaling ARRIS's Global Services business into a key enabler of complex customer deployments around the world," said Bruce McClelland, CEO ARRIS. "His proven track record of success, breadth of customer leadership, and strategic insights provide an excellent fo
AMD to Showcase New VR Technologies at MAMI

AMD to Showcase New VR Technologies at MAMI

Softwares, Technology, VFX
AMD Unveils Two New Cinematic VR experiences with Legendary International Cinema Franchise Raja Koduri, Senior Vice President and Chief Architect, AMD Radeon Technologies Group will showcase new technologies to create immersive VR experiences for cinematographers, and two new cutting-edge VR experiences at the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. He will also share the stage with SS Rajamouli, the director of Baahubali: The Conclusion to showcase the technology used to make VR experiences surrounding the upcoming film. AMD will preview new technology to rapidly capture and create cinematic quality 360-degree video. This will include a prototype of an AMD-developed VR capture camera and the world’s most robust video stitching software - Project Loom. The new technologies are being used initia