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Hot Spec ‘Marian’ Sells To Sony With Margot Robbie Attached to Star

EXCLUSIVE: It garnered a lot of interest, but when the dust cleared it was Sony that nailed the project for producers Donald De Line and Amy Pascal by pre-empting the spec for actress Margot Robbie to star. A nice role for Robbie to show some more of her acting chops, this time in a serious and truly gritty turn.

‘Burn Run’ From Former Intelligence Officer Sells To Thunder Road Pictures

EXCLUSIVE: Former Army sergeant and intelligence analyst with the 82nd Airborne Division-turned-screenwriter Mitchell LaFortune’s has just sold to Thunder Road Pictures , one of the production companies behind the gritty Sicario. The spec went out last week from Paradigm, one of two screenplays with the same title and set in Afghanistan.

‘Star Wars’ Named Best 3D Live-Action Feature at Advanced Imaging Society Awards

Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Martian were big winners in the live-action feature competition at the Advanced Imaging Society’s Creative Arts Awards on Wednesday at Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles. Disney/Lucasfilm’s The Force Awakens received Lumiere statuettes, for best 3D live-action feature and best 2D-to-3D conversion.

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CJ@SMPTE Conference – Howard Lukk Presents HDR Footage From “Emma” – Celluloid Junkie

In an effort to provide updates on the proceedings of the 2014 SMPTE Technical Conference and Exhibition presently taking place in Los Angeles, CA, this post was written live, and in the present tense, during one of the event’s panel discussions. Comments attributed to panel members are paraphrased unless denoted specifically by quotation marks.

In ASC magazine 

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PACIFIC PALISADES -As stakeholders and standards organizations continue developing the “next big thing” designed to expand visual storytelling and sell new display technology, the discussions have focused mostly on resolution-spatial resolution, as in 4K, 8K and beyond, or temporal resolution as in high frame rate.

NAB Wrap: ‘Life of Pi’ Cinematographer Says He Will Do HDR Pass on ‘Tomorrowland’

LAS VEGAS – Director of photography Claudio Miranda, who won an Oscar for Life of Pi, “will do [a high dynamic range] pass” on Disney’s Tomorrowland, he told The Hollywood Reporter, during this week’s NAB Show. Miranda lensed Brad Bird-directed Tomorrowland using Sony F55 and F65 cameras, which are capable of filming in 4K, or four times the resolution of HD.

Read here.

Read about Emma in offline print.

CJ@SMPTE Conference – Howard Lukk Presents HDR Footage From “Emma” – Celluloid Junkie

In an effort to provide updates on the proceedings of the 2014 SMPTE Technical Conference and Exhibition presently taking place in Los Angeles, CA, this post was written live, and in the present tense, during one of the event’s panel discussions. Comments attributed to panel members are paraphrased unless denoted specifically by quotation marks.

In ASC magazine 

Comments

PACIFIC PALISADES -As stakeholders and standards organizations continue developing the “next big thing” designed to expand visual storytelling and sell new display technology, the discussions have focused mostly on resolution-spatial resolution, as in 4K, 8K and beyond, or temporal resolution as in high frame rate.

NAB Wrap: ‘Life of Pi’ Cinematographer Says He Will Do HDR Pass on ‘Tomorrowland’

LAS VEGAS – Director of photography Claudio Miranda, who won an Oscar for Life of Pi, “will do [a high dynamic range] pass” on Disney’s Tomorrowland, he told The Hollywood Reporter, during this week’s NAB Show. Miranda lensed Brad Bird-directed Tomorrowland using Sony F55 and F65 cameras, which are capable of filming in 4K, or four times the resolution of HD.