App Building: For the Term of his Natural Life

Technology these days moves so fast that new opportunities to create entertainment can be a wild and exhilarating ride. One such project releasing May 2, is the interactive iPad app based on the riveting adventure of Rufus Dawes who is falsely accused of murder in 19th century London. He is transported as a convict to the harsh penal settlement of Port Arthur in Tasmania, Australia. Despite his sentence, Rufus Dawes’s quest for freedom never dies. […]


Society of Camera Operators Presents Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Society of Camera Operators 2012 lifetime achievement awards, held Feb. 19 at the Leonard Goldenson Theater in Hollywood, began with an introduction from David Frederick on a topic near and dear to the hearts of SOC members, the support of the Vision Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – not your usual introduction for an awards show, but one that occupied center stage along with those honored. […]


Rango Wrangled For NAB

Trailblazing animation director Hal Hickel and visual effects supervisor John Knoll, both with Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), and production designer Crash McCreery will take audiences on a wild ride through the new frontier of animation and visual effects at the 2011 NAB Show in a session titled “Rango: The Next Step in CG Animation.” […]


Kodak to Host Free Webinar with Matthew Libatique, ASC

Kodak will host a free one-hour webinar April 6, at 11 a.m. (PDT)/2 p.m. (EDT) with Oscar-nominee Matthew Libatique, ASC talking about the format choices available to today’s filmmakers. Participants will learn about options such as Super 16, 2-perf and 3-perf, as well as workflow choices from traditional photochemical to digital intermediate. Libatique will share his extensive experience and observations on using a variety of formats. This Webinar also offers a unique opportunity for attendees to interact and ask questions. […]


Rob Legato to Speak at DCS 2011

SMPTE announced that the Oscar, Emmy, and BAFTA award winner Rob Legato will speak at DCS 2011 at NAB. A highly regarded visual effects supervisor, director, and director of photography – as well as an expert in virtual and 3D production – Legato will discuss his work on the highly anticipated 3D project from the director Martin Scorsese, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which is scheduled for release Thanksgiving 2011. […]