Luxury cinema proves box office hit By DMO Affiliate Lionel Barber talks to Cinpolis chief Alejandro Ramirez ...Read More »
Mel Brooks Blazes His Own Twitter Path By DMO Affiliate For those who remember Mel Brooks as the cross-eyed dim-witted Governor from Blazing Saddles, it might come as a shock that Brooks is on-message with the Twitter generation — at age 87. Brooks showed impressive knowledge of his @MelBrooks Twitter account during a recent interview with USA TODAY to discuss Blazing Saddle's re-release on Blu-Ray and DVD. When discussing tweeting, Brooks said "It has to be done well. A lot of people brush their teeth and must Twitter. Then you get a 'I missed a molar' on Twitter." Funny note: His Twitter page features the heading "Writer, director, actor, producer and failed dairy farmer." Classic Mel Brooks. ...Read More »
Video: Mel Brooks Blazes His Own Twitter Path By Clip Syndicate For those who remember Mel Brooks as the cross-eyed dim-witted Governor from Blazing Saddles, it might come as a shock that Brooks is on-message with the Twitter generation — at age 87. Brooks showed impressive knowledge of his @MelBrooks Twitter account during a recent interview with USA TODAY to discuss Blazing Saddle's re-release on Blu-Ray and DVD. When discussing tweeting, Brooks said "It has to be done well. A lot of people brush their teeth and must Twitter. ...Read More »
SXSW Premiere "Thank You a Lot" Tells a Story of Austin's Music Scene By Lou Wallace Austin, TX may be known as the live music capital of the world, but it's also home to a thriving video production and film industry that promotes and champions local talent, with members sourcing expertise from within the tight knit community. Austin doesn't just keep it weird; it also keeps it local, which is exactly what Writer/Director Matt Muir and Producer Chris Ohlson did with their feature film "Thank You a Lot." Not only was the film shot in Austin, but Matt is also a graduate of the University of Texas along with the film's DP, Harrison Witt, who teaches courses in advanced cinematography and film production at the university. ...Read More »
There's A New PlayStation Vita Available In The US Today By DMO Affiliate The second version of the PlayStation Vita is finally available in North America today -- it even comes in a bundle with Borderlands 2 for $200 -- and we want you to feel safe and secure in your purchase, should you choose to make one. So, is it worth it? In short: yes, yes it is. It's thinner; it's got rounded edges; and Sony's cut a ton of fat from the price as well. ...Read More »
Blazing Saddles: 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Trivia Trailer By DMO Affiliate Watch the original Blazing Saddles trailer with pop-up trivia while you wait for the new Blu-ray, out May 6th. ...Read More »
The Time Shatner Almost Revived Evil Kirk on Star Trek: Enterprise By DMO Affiliate Did you know that William Shatner came *this* close to playing Captain Kirk one last time? Hear all about it in this exclusive clip from the Star Trek: Enterprise Season 4 Blu-ray set, on sale now! ...Read More »
'Cosmos' Brings Neil DeGrasse Tyson's Moustache To Blu-ray And DVD In June By DMO Affiliate If you've missed a few episodes of the Cosmos revival or maybe just want to fill the universe-sized hole in your media rack, the series hits Blu-ray and DVD this summer. Come June 10th, two days after the final episode airs, viewers will be able to watch the doc's 13 installments plus a smattering of bonus features whenever they want. ...Read More »
Five Bucks Will Let You Stream Joss Whedon's Latest Movie Early By DMO Affiliate Joss Whedon might currently be shooting the follow-up to The Avengers, but that hasn't stopped him from making waves with another of his projects. Just moments after In Your Eyes premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, the Firefly creator announced that the supernatural love story he penned and executive produced would be immediately available to download on video streaming website Vimeo for $5. ...Read More »
Rain or Shine, The University of Portland's Multimedia Team Gets the Shot with Blackmagic Design Building a brand is important for any business regardless of the industry, and advertising and marketing campaigns are some of the main ways to do so. In addition to traditional methods, such as print ads and television commercials, today it's essential to leverage social media, especially when your target audience is one of the biggest consumers of the medium. The University of Portland was quick to realize this, and created its own in house multimedia team, in conjunction with its marketing department, which handles all television commercial, online video and social media marketing campaigns. Headed by photojournalist and videographer Jeff Kennel, what makes this team unique is that it produces high quality work just as good as many professional agencies and production companies, but at a fraction of the cost and twice the speed. ...Read More »
Content Insider #334 - Fast, Furious, 4K By Miles Weston You can't help but love 4K video content it is beautiful after all but I like it for another reason...a business reason. Shooting 4K content takes talent. Handling the delicate post production work takes as much if not more talent. All of it - from beginning to end - takes storage, lots and lots of storage. The people who do all of this work on your entertainment are perfectionists and moved almost to paranoia to save every pixel, every byte. Nothing is discarded because there may come a time when they need that scene, that frame. And 4K requires four times the amount of storage...love it!!! ...Read More »
Pfister, Depp Reunite For Sci-fi 'Transcendence' By DMO Affiliate For more than a decade, cinematographer Wally Pfister brought director Christopher Nolan's cinematic visions to life. Now, he's the one calling the shots. His directorial debut, the new sci-fi mystery "Transcendence", has many elements of a Nolan blockbuster — eye-popping visual effects, a mind-bending story and an A-list lead in Johnny Depp. All of those things translate into high expectations for Pfister, who jokingly likens his newly christened director's seat to an "electric chair." In the film releasing Friday, the mind of Depp's terminally ill scientist, Will Caster, is uploaded into a computer after his death, spawning an eerily unruly machine. At the heart of the story is the disrupted relationship of Will and his wife, Evelyn, played by Rebecca Hall. ...Read More »
'Captain America,' 'Rio 2' Top Box Office By DMO Affiliate In a springtime battle of sequels, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" stayed strong enough to narrowly triumph over the debut of "Rio 2." According to Monday's final box office figures, the Disney's Marvel superhero sequel took in $41.3 million in its second weekend of release. Fox's animated family film "Rio 2" opened with $39.3 million. ...Read More »
Video: 'Captain America,' 'Rio 2' Top Box Office By Clip Syndicate In a springtime battle of sequels, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" stayed strong enough to narrowly triumph over the debut of "Rio 2." According to Monday's final box office figures, the Disney's Marvel superhero sequel took in $41.3 million in its second weekend of release. Fox's animated family film "Rio 2" opened with $39.3 million. ...Read More »
Content Insider #333 A New Capture By Miles Weston With their feet still firmly embedded in the video production/post production arena, AJA Video Systems jumped squarely into the camera marketplace with thier first offering that caught a lot of folks by complete surprise. Why? They did a lot of things very right with their first offering to cinematographers. ...Read More »
Captain America Officially Makes Marvel The Most Successful Franchise In Movie History! By DMO Affiliate Each hero has his own movies, but all fall under the blanket of The Avengers . According to Box Office Mojo , the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now officially the most successful franchise in film history! After The Winter Soldier 's blockbusting first week, Marvel's total box office gross is $2.47 billion! That officially puts it over Harry Potter , a close second with $2.39 billion, and Star Wars with $1.9 billion! But Marvel can keep putting out two or more big movies every year! ...Read More »
Netflix Is Now Streaming In 4K By DMO Affiliate 4K TV is here. Netflix is now streaming the second season of House of Cards and some nature documentaries in 4K/Ultra HD format. But of course, your TV has to support the higher resolution to take advantage of the extra pixel count. Netflix confirmed to Multichannel News that the company is now streaming some titles in the higher resolution. HDTVtest.com notes that the higher resolution stream really shines with “bright, colorful scenes adding that the images were “rendered with greater sharpness and smoother gradients.” ...Read More »
BlackMagic At NAB 2014: 10 New Products! Blackmagic Design announced ten new products this year, including two very exciting new camera models, 6 new Ultra HD product lines (including the world's first 12G-SDI product with the Teranex Express), the latest version of Resolve and the introduction of the Cintel Film Scanner. ...Read More »
'Paranormal Activity' Blu-ray Release Tuesday By DMO Affiliate Flouting Hollywoods typical moviemaking philosophy that “more is more,” Blumhouse impresario Jason Blum has created an empire for himself over the past seven years with a series of (comparatively) microbudget productions modeled on the success of Paranormal Activity, whose $15,000 production earned some $193 million, and spawned four sequels (and counting). Since then hes launched the Insidious and Purge franchises, crafted remakes, spinoffs and plenty of original projects, and become the poster child for low costs, high concepts and massive rewards. And fans will be happy to hear about the April 8 Blu-ray release of Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones. ...Read More »
Life's a Game By Miles Weston What do you do when you're about to jump out into the cold hard real world after a bunch of years of relaxed college? Tough question but a group of independent content creators got together and had one last intramural football game. The non-stop action, non-stop comedy earned a spot in this year's Tribeca/ESPN film festival. Not a bad way to start the serious phase of their lives. You'll never look at intramural football the same again! ...Read More »
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