CREATING A NEW CINEMATOGRAPHIC LANGUAGE

IBC (International Broadcast Show) is Europe’s largest tech and business exhibtion and conference for the video post-production, CG and VFX industries. Today we will take a quick look to the more out-there tech that’s still at the R&D stage to find the biggest trends that will affect editors, VFX artists and post houses.

Fusion was used by VFX-legend Douglas Trumbull on UFOTOG, a experimental sci-fi film production made in stereoscopic 4K at 120 fps. The film was shown at Trumbull’s keynote at IBC, during which he urged filmmakers to find a new ‘cinematic’ language. He said the existing technical standards for cinema are almost identical to the technology for TV, so there’s very little difference.

“People are finding the convenience of a tablet is outweighing the inconvenience of going to the cinema,” he told the audience “There’s no one silver bullet, not just HDR, or HFR, or sound or giant screens, it’s all those things together in a symphony of increased quality.”

UFOTOG was shot at 4K using Canon Cinema EOS C500 cameras on 3Ality rigs, with the two cameras shooting 60fps out of sync to capture 120 fps. Trumbull said conversations are underway with studios and filmmakers about his system. The clips from UFOTOG used in Trumbull’s presentation  were screened in 2K, 3D at 120fps using dual Christie 6P laser projectors and Dolby 3D, as well as with Dolby Atmos sound.

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