Industrial Light & Magic is taking the notion of DVD-extras to a whole other galaxy. ILM’s Experience Lab will combine the technical assets of ILM, Skywalker Sound and Lucasfilm to create immersive experiences that allow fans to participate in their favorite movie worlds.
GoPro, the maker of iconic head-mounted cameras and aspiring media company, is developing products that promise to deliver even more visceral you-are-there video experiences.
Next month, 130,000 sweaty fans will swarm the San Diego Convention Center for the annual pop culture scavenger hunt known as Comic-Con International. And some big film studios will be paying a very small company, Kernel, to find commerce in the chaos.
Beau Willimon had decided that he would no longer dedicate 100 hours a week, 50 weeks a year to a show about politics. Until, of course, he got a fateful phone call from David Fincher.
The acclaimed Robert Duvall, whose fourth narrative film as director, Wild Horses, just premiered at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, sat down with No Film School to talk about anything from his influences, not rehearsing with actors, not watching playback on takes, and the future of independent film.
PBS Digital Studios has ordered “You’re Doing It Wrong,” a 20-episode online series about the science of everyday activities hosted by comedians Jason and Randy Sklar, from production company Kids at Play.
Depth of field is an incredibly powerful tool, but the mathematics and mechanics of calculating and pre-visualizing it can be overwhelming. A Polish software engineer (and amateur photographer) named Michael Bemowski recently put together one of the most helpful depth of field tools out there, and the best part is that it’s completely free.
CreativeLive is working with The Wrap, Filmmaker Magazine, and Screencraft to stream live talks from the 2015 South By Southwest Film Festival. They will be streaming both Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th, from 10am-2pm Central (11am to 3pm Eastern).
Last week, we asked readers to submit questions for Mr. Ferrell. He sat down with us at the Four Seasons to answer some of them. Here are his responses:
In just six short weeks, thousands of the technology industry’s elite will descend on New York City for Disrupt NY 2015. For the third year in a row, the show will be held at the Manhattan Center, one of New York City’s most renowned performance venues.
It’s no secret that the statistics for women in theater can be grim—especially when it comes to female playwrights, directors, and designers. Though national attention on gender disparity in the arts might mark a new wave of progress, theater companies across the country have been addressing the problem head on for decades.
“There are many ways of traveling. With the body. With the mind. Moving physically or not moving at all. You can move around thousands of kilometers without traveling, or move the body while the mind is stuck in the starting point.”
It was the HTC Vive, a sensor-studded helmet with dual hand controllers that allowed me to enter almost a dozen alternate universes as real and as exciting as the real world. When I say I was impressed, amused, and excited, trust me. This was one of the best things I’ve seen in a long time and I am thrilled that I got to be part of it.
The independent world continues to discover the power of television as “indie darlings” Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij will be bringing their eight-episode hour-long series “The OA” to Netflix. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the acquisition comes after a multi-network bidding war.
Facebook wants the world to see a lot more patterns and predictions.
The company said Friday that it was donating for public use several powerful tools for computers, including the means to go through huge amounts of data, looking for common elements of information.
Some of the set pieces in the film are pretty wild, and every time I see these kinds of BTS reels it makes me appreciate just how much work and choreography it takes to create action scenes, which so often on screen end up being half as exciting as they are in these clips.