Browse Articles by Scott Fotheringham

The Use of VFX to Stitch Birdman Together

February 2015
The Use of VFX to Stitch <em>Birdman</em> Together

In 1941, cinematographer Gregg Toland approached Orson Welles, asking the director to let him shoot Citizen Kane. Toland wanted to experiment with some techniques he knew the studios would not allow him to use on any other film and guessed, rightly, that first-time director Welles would be open to letting him try. The most... »

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Cinecore Brings Digital Production Management to the Entertainment Industry

August 2014
Cinecore Brings Digital Production Management to the Entertainment Industry

When a school locker fell on Josh Ritcher’s foot while he was working in the art department of a kid’s show, he couldn’t have known that it would lead to a great business idea. Eight years later that idea has become Cinecore, production management software for entertainment content creation. Cinecore is a paperless coordinating... »

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Organic vs. Synthetic: Wally Pfister and Jess Hall Discuss the Making of Transcendence

April 2014
Organic vs. Synthetic: Wally Pfister and Jess Hall Discuss the Making of <em>Transcendence</em>

Wally Pfister has a self-proclaimed love-hate relationship with technology, evident throughout his directing debut, Transcendence, which opens tomorrow. This ambivalence shows up in his choice of narrative, themes, locations and, most notably, in the fact that he shot the movie in 35 mm anamorphic and eschewed a DI for a photochemical finish. He and... »

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Giant Screen Theater Owners Ponder the Case for Digital

September 2013
Giant Screen Theater Owners Ponder the Case for Digital

Eighteen months ago, Charlotte Brohi and the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) had a big decision to make. Attendance at their IMAX 15/70 theater had been declining steadily from a high of over one million visitors in 1991. With only 273,000 ticket buyers in 2011, Brohi, who is the VP of film, programming... »

Posted in Events, Featured, Film, Gear, News |

Postproduction out of a Suitcase

April 2013
Postproduction out of a Suitcase

When it comes to the production/post divide, what was black and white in the film era is now various shades of grey. That’s the way Chris Parker and Chris Jacobson of Bling Digital see it. The two were on hand at the HPA’s Post Pit at NAB 2013 to discuss portable post, or what... »

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