It's hard to imagine a movie today that doesn't have a scene with a camera closely following the subject and Garrett Brown is getting much deserved recognition in the National Inventor's Hall of Fame for his creation of the Steadicam.
If you missed the announcement of the Oscar nominees last Thursday due to the International CES winding down, you might be in the mood for looking up past movies. There are memorable quotes, there are funny quotes, and there are quotes by those carry a heavy load, especially if the speaker has died.
3D video is a polarizing subject. Hollywood loves 3D, due to increased ticket prices and classic blockbuster 3D re-releases. Television manufacturers are hopeful, thinking 3D might be a new way to get consumers to upgrade their newly purchased HDTV. Consumers, however, are lukewarm.
Remember Alf? He's back! Not in pog form, though, the furry alien from Melmac that dominated sit com universe of the late 80s is supposedly coming to the silver screen. Over 20 years since Alf first aired, it's hard to explain just how huge he was at his prime.
Each year video and film enthusiests look forward to the tech and industry news coming out of NAB. This year, those lucky enough to attend will have a chance to attend a talk by Hunger Games director Gary Ross. Among other films, Mr. Ross is known for directing Seabiscuit and Pleasantville, as well as writing the mega-hit Big. At the time of this posting, Hunger Games is at the top of the box office charts in the united states and has had the third highest grossing domestic opening weekend ever. In addition to Gary Ross, Hunger Games sound designers Lon Bender and Bill Dean will be participating.
For all those curious about The Hobbit, using the RED cameras (LOTS of them) in a 3D production and green screen stuff, check out this update from Peter Jackson. I found it quite interesting and informative. Sure gets the jealousy thing going regarding equipment. Awesome link shared via MSN.