Fatman, from the writing/directing Nelms Brothers team and their long-time cinematographer Johnny Derango is not your typical heartwarming Christmas movie. This action-packed tale tells the story of a precocious 12-year-old who, after receiving a lump of coal in his stocking, hires a hitman (Walton Goggins) to take revenge on Santa Claus (Mel Gibson).
The latest displays looking to gain a footing in the studio production arena are made from a technology known to mobile phone developers called organic liquid crystal displays (OLCD). It’s now being tested for dynamic set elements where video can be wrapped around and on top of a set piece. Other ultra-thin, shapeable technologies being discussed but not yet implemented include Flexible Open Frame OLED, In-Glass Wallpaper OLED and Ultra Stretch LCD signage displays.
To date, the explanations of gamma that are seen mostly restrict themselves to the voltage or brightness domain and very little has been published about the effects of gamma in the frequency domain. This is a great pity, because analysis in the frequency domain produces interesting results.
There’s a famous saying about working with children and animals. During production of An Elephant’s Journey, cinematographer Stephen Whitehead would encounter both, and face the challenge of depicting the vast African landscape in a manner befitting a story from the grand tradition of children’s adventure writing.
ACE Sports, which not only manufactures arena-sized video boards and scoreboards, also helps integrate the third-party equipment necessary to feed content to live audiences. Recognizing that top-of-the-line video boards need to be fed with high-end video, the company has appointed JVC Professional Video as its standard brand of cameras and switchers.
NEP The Netherlands is now using the Intelligent Display System (IDS) solution for a wide variety of production tasks at its broadcast centre in Hilversum.