cinema

Camera Experts Designed A New Kind Of 360-Degree Rig For Jupiter Ascending

Lovely though it is in person, Chicago can seem like a grim, grey place on film. So when the Wachowskis decided to film key moments of their new movie Jupiter Ascending there, they didn’t just wait for the most beautiful light — they built a whole new type of camera to capture it.


The Birth And Evolution Of Frame Rate In Films

One of the most basic mechanisms of the motion picture is frame rate — how fast those frames of still images flicker past your eye to produce the magical effect of cinema. This video traces the history of why such values as 24, 30 or 60 frames per second came to be standard.


Riding the 4DX Rollercoaster: Cinema Screenings That Tickle All The Senses

The boast that cinema repeatedly makes is that nothing gets you closer to the action in a film than watching it on the big screen.


This Is The Main Cast Of Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs Biopic

Filming for the forthcoming — and much-troubled — Steve Jobs biopic started yesterday. With that came confirmation of the main cast that will feature in the film.


You'll Buy A VR Headset For The Movies, Not The Games

Smart people think that movies — not games — will be the first killer app for virtual reality. Maybe that’s why Oculus is poaching Pixar veterans for its very own virtual reality film studio, and showing off its very first film at Sundance this week.


Giz Explains: Why Frame Rate Matters

We all know the motion picture is a lie. That movement on screen? It’s just a bunch of still images. Still images that seem more like believable, realistic, lifelike motion the faster they flicker along. Faster is better, and that 48 frame-per-second version of The Hobbit was just the beginning.


Dolby Wants Its IMAX Competitor To Be The Future Of Cinema

The advent of the internet, torrenting, and legally dubious streaming sites have threatened theatres for years, but cinemas are still big business and Dolby is investing in its future with Dolby Cinema.


Universal Picks Up Steve Jobs Biopic, Michael Fassbender Attached To Star

Just last week, Sony abandoned the Steve Jobs film that we’ve been waiting (and waiting) for. One that once had Christian Bale lined up as the lead, and David Fincher down as director before Danny Boyle took on the task. Overnight, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal has picked up the project.


The US Court Case That Made Movie Theatre Concessions So Expensive

In 1948, the US Supreme Court ended the stranglehold Hollywood studios and distributors had on the US movie market. Declaring the big eight a monopoly and ordering them to divest of their ownership of movie theatres and cease other non-competitive practices, with US v Paramount Pictures, et al, the Court opened the movie industry to independent producers and theatres, and indelibly changed the way we see films (and the films we see).


Sony Pictures Has Abandoned Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Biopic

The Steve Jobs film we’ve been anticipating for a very long old time indeed looks like it won’t happen as soon as expected — if at all. Variety reports that Sony Pictures has pulled its backing from the project.