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March 9, 2019—Building on the success of the
acclaimed Laser CineDome platform, D3D Cinema and Christie are pleased
announce the groundbreaking next generation upgrade–Gen2–featuring
Christie’s new D4K40-RGB pure laser projectors. The Laser CineDome
premiered in late 2016 as a premium giant dome projection platform,
replace film-based 70mm theater systems in museums and science centers.
The Gen2 option will be available in Q2 2019 and will be offered to
theaters at a price point lower than the Gen1 version.
March 5, 2019—GSCA conducted high-resolution digital camera tests in July 2018, and phase 2 of the results will be shared at the GSCA Filmmaker Symposium on March 13. Jay Holben joined cinematographer James Neihouse, ASC, and numerous volunteers on the adventure and wrote this article for American Cinematographer
magazine. Click here to read the article.
February 19, 2019—We are heartbroken to share
the news that Toni Myers passed away on Monday, February 18. A true pioneer and a visionary
filmmaker, Toni had been involved in the giant screen cinema industry since its
very beginning as editor, writer, producer, and director. Her astonishing,
multiple award-winning filmography shows remarkable breadth and includes A
Beautiful Planet (2016), Hubble 3D (2010), Under the Sea (2009), Deep Sea (2006), Space Station 3D (2002), Mission to Mir (1996), L5: First City in Space (1996), Destiny in Space (1994), Journey to the Planets (1993), Rolling Stones: At the Max (1991), Blue Planet (1990), The Dream Is Alive (1985), Hail Columbia! (1982), Nomads of the Deep (1979), Ocean (1977), and North
of Superior (1971), one of
the very first films made in the IMAX format.
February 13, 2019—On January 30, the
Advanced Imaging Society held its tenth annual Lumiere Awards ceremony at the
Steven J. Ross Theater on the Warner Bros. studio lot. Pascal Vuong
(co-director and producer of Planet
Power) stepped on the stage to receive the award for Best 3D
Documentary–International in company of US producer Christian Fry.
February 13, 2019—Giant Screen Films (GSF) has announced that Christine Tasto and Allison Hirata of CT & Co.,
have come on board to support the marketing efforts for GSF’s two upcoming
. Christine and Allison have extensive experience
in film marketing in the giant screen industry.
February 11, 2019—Visionary and beloved filmmaker Toni Myers has been awarded the Order of Canada, one of Canada's highest honors, and the NASA Exceptional Public Achievement Award, given for contributions to further the mission of the U.S. space program. Toni's films have moved and inspired millions and taken us on so many remarkable journeys.
February 5, 2019—Evans & Sutherland (E&S),
provider of Digistar, the world’s leading digital planetarium system, has
acquired 10 of the new Christie® D4K40-RGB RealLaser™ projectors
for its Dome Demonstration Center and for installation in the U.S. Space &
Rocket Center (USSRC) planetarium in Huntsville, Alabama.
January 31, 2019—SK
Films is thrilled to announce that Volcanoes:
The Fires of Creation
won Best 3D Documentary at the highly prestigious Advanced
Imaging Society’s Lumière Awards presentation
last night in Los Angeles. The Lumière Awards recognize
outstanding international achievement in the creation of immersive storytelling
using advanced visual technologies. Volcanoes
is an SK Films release of a Digital Crossing Films
production, in association with the Giant Dome Theater Consortium.
January 29, 2019—BIG & Digital announced today they are the official
distributor of Expedition Chesapeake, A Journey of Discovery, a
stunning film produced by Whitaker Center Productions in association with VIA
Studios Global. The world premiere, with special guest and three-time Emmy Award
winning expedition leader Jeff Corwin, will take place March 20, 2019, in
Select Medical Digital Cinema at Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
January 29, 2019—The IMAX theater at the Minnesota Zoo closed its doors on January 27. The announcement was sent to zoo members and was confirmed by zoo representatives, though no reason for the decision was given. Read the full article from TwinCities.com here.