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GSCA is pleased to announce the release of the Digital Immersive Giant Screen Specifications (DIGSS) version 2.0
DIGSS is an initiative to establish technical specifications for
digital theaters with giant flat and dome screens. This
latest version significantly simplifies the structures of the narrative
section and the table of specifications compared to earlier versions.
2.0 also recognizes two new technologies that have dramatically
enhanced digital image quality: high frame rate and high dynamic range.
5, 2018—The new Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium at Liberty Science Center in
Jersey City, New Jersey, is the largest and most technologically advanced
planetarium in the Western Hemisphere, thanks to Digistar 6, a groundbreaking True8K™
display system, and a NanoSeam dome. The theater represents the state-of-the-art digital projection
technology and scientific visualization from Evans & Sutherland (E&S) and
seamless dome screen technology from Spitz.
K2 Communications has announced production of two new fully
funded films. Angkor—The Lost Empire of Cambodia is produced by Helio
Projects Asia and will be distributed worldwide by K2 Communications. The film
will be written and executive produced by industry veteran, John Weiley (Antarctica, Solarmax),
and directed by Murray Pope. Filming begins in March 2018 and release is scheduled for October 2018. Shark Wars: The Ultimate Predator is directed by four-time Emmy® Award nominee
Leighton De Barros. The film will be produced by Sea Dog TV International,
executive produced by Jodie De Barros and David Gross and distributed by K2
Communications and K2 Films Australia. Filming starts in late 2018 with release scheduled for fall 2019.
December 18, 2017—The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is
pleased to announce its 2018 board of directors has elected officers and
committee chairs for the coming year.
December 11, 2017—The Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale,
Florida announced today the appointment of Joseph P. Cox as the next President
and Chief Executive Officer of the Museum. Joe Cox will replace Kim Cavendish,
the long-time President and CEO of the Museum who is retiring after 30 years of
service. Mr. Cox will assume the position on February 1, 2018.
December 7, 2017—Kim L. Cavendish, President/CEO of the Museum of Discovery
and Science (MODS) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has announced to the Museum’s Board of Trustees that she intends to
retire at the end of 2017. She has agreed to stay at MODS through January 31, 2018, with the new CEO starting February 1.
November 22, 2017—IMAX Corp. has
awarded $5,000 grants each to five U.S. high school film programs as part of
its broader effort to educate students about key environmental and societal
issues impacting the world and to inspire them to become advocates for change
through filmmaking. Each student film program has been challenged to create
inspiring documentaries to further IMAX's commitment to drive awareness of the
global issues outlined in the United Nations' Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs).
November 21, 2017—The newly renovated Rangos Theater, which has been closed since July, opened November 17. This state-of-the-art theater located inside the Carnegie Science Center
on Pittsburgh's North Side offers a 70-foot giant screen, two
industry-leading Christie laser-illuminated 4K laser digital projectors
and a premium Dolby Atmos multichannel surround sound system with 45
speakers. “With this technology we can offer everything,” says Chad Hunter
director of The Rangos Giant Cinema. “It is truly giant–and
officially a certified giant screen by Giant Screen Cinema Association.
The viewing experience is unlike anything you have experienced before." Read the full Trib Live article about the Rangos Giant Cinema here.
November 17, 2018—GSCA is pleased to announce the results of the 2018 Board of Directors election. The following candidates will join the board for a two-year term beginning on January 1, 2018.
The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce the dates and locations for the association’s 2018 events. The 2018 Film Expo will be hosted by the Pacific Science Center and Boeing IMAX Theater in Seattle, Washington, on March 12-13. The Film Expo will feature screenings of new giant screen films, films in production, and projects in development. The Westin Seattle will serve as the official Film Expo hotel. The GSCA 2018 International Conference and Trade Show will be hosted by the Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX 3D Theater in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on September 21-23, with the Westin Chattanooga serving as the official conference hotel. On September 24, the McWane Science Center in Birmingham, Alabama, will host screenings in the IMAX Dome Theater.