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'Jurassic Park 4' plot has underwater dinosaurs, return to Isla Nublar

'Jurassic Park 4' plot has underwater dinosaurs, return to Isla Nublar | Cinema | Scoop.it
Blockbuster sequel will reportedly return to the original film's location Isla Nublar.
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Blackmagic Cinema Camera: Better Dynamic Range with ND-Fader Filter? A Quick & D. Test, by Frank Glencairn

Blackmagic Cinema Camera: Better Dynamic Range with ND-Fader Filter? A Quick & D. Test, by Frank Glencairn | Cinema | Scoop.it

Posted by Frank Glencairn on May 5, 2013 • 

 

"I just stumbled over this while doing some tests. Looks like you get better DR when using a Fader-ND filter (probably any ND Filter) than stopping down the iris. So here is a quick and dirty test


I used the MTF BMC and a Samyang 24mm.
Heliopand fader ND and a Heliopan IR filter on top of it."

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Scorsese Talks 'The Language Of Cinema' - NPR

Scorsese Talks 'The Language Of Cinema' - NPR | Cinema | Scoop.it
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Martin Scorsese is a legend of a director — and he's also a great film teacher, a man who balances a passion for the medium with a deep knowledge of its history.
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From Microscopic to Cosmic: The Fittingly Organic VFX of 'The Fountain' & 'The Tree of Life', by Dave Kendricken (3 Videos)

Posted by Dave Kendricken on May 6, 2013 • 

 

"Other than their deep meditation on mortality — and the associated motif of a sacred source of life — Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain (2006) and Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life (2011) couldn’t be more different. That is, aside from the way in which the films achieve much of their strikingly beautiful cosmic imagery. In an era of filmmaking in which CGI and space-bound science fiction are far from strangers, these two films opt for a more naturalistic alternative — such as macrophotography and high-speed microscopy — to visualize their explorations of life in the universe. What could be more appropriate effects for films so occupied with the organic? Click through for some details on how VFX allowed the microscopic to ‘double’ for the cosmos."

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Warner Bros., MGM, Universal Collectively Pull Nearly 2,000 Films From Netflix To Further Fragment The Online Movie Market | Techdirt

Warner Bros., MGM, Universal Collectively Pull Nearly 2,000 Films From Netflix To Further Fragment The Online Movie Market | Techdirt | Cinema | Scoop.it

Michael Carusi points us to the news that Warner Bros., MGM and Universal Studios have agreed to pull nearly 2,000 films from Netflix's library, in order to put them in the Warner Bros. Instant Archive. You may recall that Warner recently launched this archive, which is an incredibly overpriced and ridiculously limited offering.

 

Apparently, they're trying to bolster the offering in part by hurting Netflix. As we've warned, this sort of fragmentation does little to help anyone. Consumers don't want to have multiple accounts for multiple services. They don't want to have to worry about whether or not a particular title is available in one place or another. And they certainly don't want movies to suddenly disappear from the service they had been already paying to get.

 

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Video encoding: "Sorenson Squeeze just made itself indispensable". By Barry Braverman

Video encoding: "Sorenson Squeeze just made itself indispensable". By Barry Braverman | Cinema | Scoop.it

Posted by Barry Braverman on May 6, 2013 • 

 

"I’ve been saying it for most of the past decade: When it comes to managing and manipulating digital video you really only need three tools in your day-to-day life: yes, you need Adobe Photoshop; yes, you need your NLE; and yes you need Sorenson Squeeze. The latest version 9 is the first major update in a year and a half, and the most significant revision to the world’s most versatile transcoding tool since v6 three years ago


Among its new features Squeeze 9 offers extensive HTML5 video capabilities supported by all the major platforms and browsers. As creators of content we understand that HTML5 dominates today’s web video scene; incorporating a tag that allows native playback without resorting to auxiliary players or plug-ins like Flash. The HTML5 spec includes various playout options at full-screen or at reduced sizes so a tool like Squeeze that can handle the full spectrum is all the more imperative. In Squeeze 9 HTML5’s very sophisticated algorithms are linked deceptively to a single preset to keep the transcoding process simple for most users."

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Ray Harryhausen, special effects pioneer, dies at 92 - Entertainment Weekly

Ray Harryhausen, special effects pioneer, dies at 92 - Entertainment Weekly | Cinema | Scoop.it
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Harryhausen's effects work continued through the 1960s and '70s on films like the 1967 Raquel Welch movie One Million Years B.C.
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