Monthly Archives: January 2015

IDA’s amazing cinematography and the beauty of Polish cinema

 

I have become a huge fun of Polish cinema since I discovered some beautiful experimental short-films shot in the 70s and 80s. Even though my supreme masters remain the Russians A. Tarkovsky and A. Sokurov (will post something about them in the future) I believe Polish cinema has produced amazing movies over the past decades (everyone know the work of K. Kieślowski for example).

 

Pawel Pawlikowski’s IDA is another fantastic movie from Poland. DOP Lukasz Zal’s frame composition is impeccable and overall the cinematography is simply brilliant. I  thought you might enjoy watching the trailer, the release of the DVD/Blu-Ray in UK is imminent.

 

Posted by: Luca

 

 

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Face Hacking – 3D Video Projection Mapping for your face

 

We have all seen 3D projection mapping on static objects such as on buildings, parked cars, on mannequins and on indoor spaces etc but Face Hacking combines 3D projection mapping with face movement in real-time. Imagine a temporary tattoo made of light that can change on demand!

 

 

 

 

 

Amazing Behind the Scenes Video of Shooting Sony’s Ice Bubbles

 

Here is a fascinating behind the the scenes look at the concept and location of Sony’s ‘Ice Bubbles’ video for their 4K Ultra HD Televisions. This incredible natural phenomenon of bubbles crystallizing and turning into hollow blocks of ice while in the air is captured on video for the first time.

 

Posted by: Chris

 

 

Movie Title Sequences

 

An important part of any film is often it’s title sequence. Setting the tone, atmosphere and mood for the first scene and the rest of the feature.

Some of our favourite movie title sequences are from the legendary Saul Bass; Anatomy of a Murder, Vertigo, The Man with the Golden Arm, The Seven Year Itch etc…

There are too many to list them all so we have put together a small selection that we think should get a mention. These movie and television show title sequences are from the past and some are more recent ones. Let us know if there are any that we have missed that you think should be included. Enjoy!

 

Saul Bass – Anatomy of a Murder

 

 

Simon Clowes – X-Men: First Class

 

 

Kuntzel & Deygas – Catch Me If You Can

 

 

Digital Kitchen – True Blood

 

 

Bob Greenberg – Se7en

 

 

Angus Wall –  Game of Thrones

 

 

William Lebeda – Panic Room

 

 

Shynola – Scott Pilgrim VS The World

 

 

Paul McDonnell – Any Human Heart

 

 

Pablo Ferro – Dr Strangelove

 

 

Aaron Ruell – Napoleon Dynamite

 

The Importance Of Color Grading

 

We strongly believe that Color Grading is a fascinating art form and essential part of the post-production process. It is not that rare to see productions where color grading is neglected and sometimes its importance is even totally ignored. We thought many of you might enjoy and appreciate watching these “Before and After” color grading examples from the independent feature film “The House On Pine Street” directed by Aaron and Austin Keeling. Colorist: Taylre Jones.

 

Hypnotic performance blending technology and dance

 

If you have ever seen The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time then you will be familiar with live performances mixing digital projections with live performances.

French dance company Adrien M / Claire B, does just that. Playing with light projection technology, the performance creates an interactive universe that enhances the performance of the dancers.

Take a look at the videos below.