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January 29, 2016—GSCA members ImagesInSound, MacGillivray Freeman Films, Giant Screen Films, Day's End Pictures, and National Geographic are among the nominees for the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) 63rd Golden Reel Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in sound editing in 24 categories encompassing feature films, television, animation, computer entertainment, and student work.
anuary 27, 2016—On March 11, the Houston Museum of Natural Science's Burke Baker Planetarium becomes the world's first True8K™ Planetarium, displaying fulldome starfields and movies with over 50 million unique pixels. A typical digital movie screen is only 2 million pixels. This groundbreaking Digistar 5 planetarium system from Evans and Sutherland (E&S) delivers the highest resolution hemispherical image on Earth, approaching the limit of what the human eye can resolve.
January 13, 2016—ImagesInSound was founded by Brian Eimer in 2004. InPark Editor Martin Palicki asked Brian about the company’s audio post-production services and his work in the industry. Read the full interview with Brian Eimer here.
January 13, 2016—A federal judge has ruled in favor of IMAX Corp. in its $376,000 breach of contract lawsuit against the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. The decision U.S. Middle District Senior Judge Sylvia H. Rambo issued this week puts the downtown Harrisburg facility on the hook for defaulting on a multi-year lease for its former IMAX movie projection system. Read the full article on the ruling from PennLive.com here.
January 11, 2016— On Sunday evening, the National Air and Space Museum showed its last movie on the 70mm IMAX projector. When the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater reawakens in March, it will sport a brand-new, state-of-the-art laser digital projector. Read the full article in the Washington Post here.
January 11, 2016—Director of Smithsonian Theaters Zarth Bertsch discusses the Air & Space Museum Lockheed Martin Theater's conversion from 70mm to IMAX with laser digital in this interview with dcist.com. Read the full interview with Zarth Bertsch here.
January 6, 2016—The Naval Aviation Museum theater will close for two months while undergoing an extensive renovation, its first major upgrade in 20 years, which will include a conversion from film to digital with a Christie premium laser-illuminated 2D projection system and full 4K resolution, installed by D3D Cinema. The screen will be the first of its kind in an institutional theater in the world, ending the era of film at the Naval Aviation Museum. Read more about the theater renovations in the Pensacola News Journal here.
January 5, 2016—The Putnam Museum and Science Center got a sneak peek Sunday of a new global effort to record and archive a vast array of sounds.
The museum was chosen as one of five “beta” sites worldwide for a new type of giant-screen experience—interactive as well as visual. "It's not just a movie—it's an experience," President/CEO Kim Findlay said of the Global Soundscapes
project. "What we're promoting is citizen science." Read the full article at QConline.com here.
January 4, 2016—Science North’s IMAX theatre will be closed for approximately one-month, starting today, while the theatre undergoes a major renovation to replace its projector and sound system with the world’s most state-of-the-art advanced cinema technology—IMAX with laser. Read the full article from NorthernLife.ca here.