Of the three, the Lytro system is the most obscure, but in the long run, possibly the most disruptive.
“It’s going to revolutionize not only the way we make films but the way we define photography,” said director Robert Stromberg, who put the camera through its paces as director of a short film shot entirely with the prototype. “It’s an amazing technology.”
A standing-room-only crowd packed into the largest meeting room at the Las Vegas Convention Center to watch the introduction — a far bigger crowd
The new members will raise the council’s 2013–2014 roster to 25.
Aylsworth is svp of technology for Warner Brothers Technical Operations and became an Academy member-at-large in 2012.
Bredow is Cto and visual effects supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks, Animation, Colorworks and Post Production and has been a member of the visual effects branch since 2011.
Greenfield has been at the forefront of innovations in cinema sound for more than 30 years and is currently senior director of content services at Dolby Laboratories. He is a returning member of the council and previously served for nine years starting in 2003.
Hummel began his career at Technicolor Laboratories and joined Douglas Trumbull’s visual effects company during the making of Blade Runner. He too is a returning member of the council and previously
In a daily video series, Tribeca Films is releasing some extra clips from the films which featuring conversations that didn’t make the cut. There’s David Lynch discussing digital theatrical delivery, the Wachowskis on actors performances and editing, Martin Scorsese on celluloid, Wally Pfister on story, Steven Soderbergh on doing things different and much more. It’s great to hear the opinions of these tastemakers in Hollywood, including both sides of the coin.
The shot for the Marc Forster-helmed title is being lensed using eight shutter synchronized 4K Origin cameras from Dalsa, one of only two companies now shipping 4K digital cinematography cameras. Specifics are being kept under wraps, but the shot will feature Daniel Craig in his role as James Bond and Olga Kurylenko as the film's lead Bond girl, Camille.
Director of photography Roberto Schaefer and consulting visual effects cinematographer David Stump collaborated on the shot.
"The Dalsa Origin was the only uncompressed, high-resolution, low-noise camera system we could count on to do what we needed to do," visual effects designer Kevin Tod Haug said.
Added Stump: "Working with uncompressed 4K gave us the ability to mine the maximum amount of detail from the scene."
Dalsa shipped the camera packages from Los Angeles to Movietech Camera Rentals at Pinewood Studios in the U.K., where both companies prepped the cameras, which recorded 4K data to eight Codex digital disk recorders.
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