SMPTE 2019 Tech Conference Was Out of This World

In case you haven’t been to a SMPTE Technical Conference, don’t expect a CinemaCon-style large central trade show dispensing various new flavors of soft drinks with this years hip version of molded sugar treats. There aren’t even presentations of laser…

A Few Good Ideas – CinemaCon 2019

CinemaCon as a tech show is amazing for new good ideas. 4K RGB for the price of 2K laser phosphor… good idea. 10 years of support included in the price of the projector… good idea. Not blaming Netflix for cinema’s…

Artistically Combining Products Corporately, or, PLFs at CinemaCon

CinemaCon 2019 was bracketed by two PLF-style announcements, with a third announced the week prior. All three involve high profile manufacturers and industry specialists. Each announcement has enough nuanced information to make the future for all of them …interesting. On…

Hollywood Foreign Press Association Wing Opens at CSUN

On Friday 15 September, California State University Northridge (CSUN) named a building in their Media, Arts and Communication Complex: Manzanita Hall – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Wing. This was done in honor of the HFPA which has donated funds to…

Tech Potential and Promise of CinemaCon 2017 – Part 1.5

CinemaCon is a NATO construct built on the pillars of The Exhibitor’s movie palaces, The Studio’s mix of movies, and The Techniques and Technology that brings them to life. The pillars sit on a wild and nuanced history which reflects…

Tech Potential and Promise of CinemaCon 2017

HDR (high dynamic range) seemed very vivid and a lot more certain when it was theoretical. What the term HDR implied for cinemas – Higher and lower luminance, giving both more light and more dark slices of the CIE horseshoe…

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