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January 30, 2012—Top directors like James Cameron, Ridley Scott, Werner Herzog and Martin Scorsese are among those making a big impact by filming in 3D. Based on some preview clips from an upcoming IMAX 3D film, shared with attendees at the Advertising Week conference in Toronto, better add the name Jonathan Barker, too. Read the full article from Mediacaster here.
January 27, 2012—For the IMAX Corporation, the future is brighter, larger and in 3D. The company is developing prototypes of new laser technologies that will allow for drastically larger and brighter screens by 2013. Read the full article from the New York Times here.
January 23, 2012—Sources tell Crain's that Citizens Bank of Flint is demanding the Detroit Science Center board bring in liquidators so that the bank can recoup some portion of the money owed to it by the science center through the sale of its contents. Read the full article from Crain's Detroit Business here.
January 19, 2012— Qube Cinema made history at the Moody Gardens Digital Cinema Symposium last week delivering a high bit-rate 4K stereoscopic DCP through two Barco projectors. Presented to a live audience at the Moody Gardens 80’ by 60’ Giant Screen in Galveston, TX, the demonstration used a standard Qube XP-I server paired with Qube Xi 4K Integrated Media Blocks (IMBs) installed in two Barco DP4K-32B projectors. Read the full article from DCinema Today here.
January 19, 2012—Eastman Kodak Co, the photography icon that invented the hand-held camera and helped bring the world the first pictures from the moon, has filed for bankruptcy protection, capping a prolonged plunge for one of America's best-known companies. Read the full article from Reuters here.
January 17, 2012—Space may be the final frontier, but it's also turning into a big junkyard. With bits of rockets, satellites and other leftovers from more than 50 years of spaceflight surrounding the Earth for thousands of miles in all directions, the space junk problem is more than just academic. And a new film, Space Junk 3D, is opening in IMAX and 2D digital theaters to spread awareness of the orbital debris threat to the public. Read the full article from space.com here.
January 16, 2012—Champagne flowed inside the dimly lit editing suite at Undertone studios in downtown Minneapolis last week, as a small group gathered to toast the world premiere of Space Junk, a 3D IMAX documentary highlighting the growing problem of satellite debris floating around outer space. Read the full article from the Star Tribune here.
January 13, 2012—The Detroit Science Center has laid off its five remaining employees in response to its worsening financial condition. "We're out of cash," said Shelly Otenbaker, senior vice president of Eisbrenner Public Relations and a science center trustee. Read the full article from Crain's Detroit Business here.
January 12, 2012—The Hollywood Reporter selects IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond as one of the 2012 Digital Power 50. Read about it here.
January 12, 2012—As the world’s foremost percussionist she has performed with symphony orchestras and the cast of Sesame Street, but now Dame Evelyn Glennie is set to hit the big screen. The Grammy Award-winning instrumentalist is to star in a 3D film which will be shown in cinemas around the globe. The Aberdeenshire virtuoso, who is profoundly deaf, will narrate and perform in Just Listen, a production which explores the science of sound. Read the full article from The Scotsman here.