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The VFX-Heavy World of 300: Rise of an Empire

The new period war epic 300: Rise of an Empire catapults moviegoers into the action-packed, high-seas battle between the Greeks and Persians during the Battle of Salamis. Directed by Noam Murro and produced by Gianni Nunnari, Zack Snyder, Mark Canton, Deborah Snyder and Bernie Goldmann, the film stars Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green and Lena Headey and is a sequel to the blockbuster film 300 (directed by Snyder).

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Rob Sephton Joins TODD-SOUNDELUX

Post production sound company TODD-SOUNDELUX recently announced that Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Rob Sephton has joined the organization. Sephton, whose credits include Remember the Titans; Spirited Away; The Smurfs; Pearl Harbor and Armageddon, most recently completed work on The Smurfs 2 for director Raja Gosnell.

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Creating Visual Effects with Tech-Savvy Artists

For today’s filmmakers, visual effects (or VFX) have become a fundamental component of the storytelling process. Productions are expected to push the envelope visually to create amazing yet realistic-looking scenarios that would be too dangerous, expensive, impractical or simply impossible to shoot in real environments. As a result, both the industry and the technology needed for top-quality VFX have quickly evolved.

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Cinemartin’s New 4K Compression Tool in Spain

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Barcelona-based Cinemartin recently announced the availability of H.265 HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) conversion with its new CINEC 2.7, which supports up to 4K resolution. The H.265 standard supersedes today’s most common codecs for encoding and Internet delivery of video (H.264) and makes 4K recording to SD cards possible on DSLRs.

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The Industry Transitions to Ultra High-Def

272003253The hot technological buzz phrase for today’s theatrical distribution and consumer space is “4K.” While the current digital cinema standard is an image resolution of 2048 pixels wide by 1080 pixels high (with width measurement rounded out to 2K), digital capture technology and projection technology is now at resolutions of 4096×2160 or higher — and 4K actually quadruples the number of pixels for richer screen resolution. On the consumer side, the HDTV standard delivers the same vertical resolution (1080) but isn’t quite as wide, with a resolution of 1920 pixels instead of 2048. Earlier this year, consumers were introduced to the new Ultra High Definition (UHD) format that delivers a resolution of 3840x2160. And even though that horizontal resolution is well shy of the 4,000 pixel mark, it’s still promoted as 4K.

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