Tag: film

  • Old Film, Transformed

    Two cities, each on the other side of the world, captured on old film which has been digitized, colorized, and upscaled using neural networks to 4k and 60 frames/second. Some of the technical details about what Denis Shiryaev, a YouTuber known for restoring vintage videos does to achieve his magic: 4k upscale – Each frame […]

  • “I think that’s the bigger story”

    “I think that’s the bigger story”

    I missed the keynote at ONA 15 last year so I didn’t get a chance to see Josh Singer, the screen writer of Spotlight, on stage interviewing the original members of the Boston Globe Spotlight team (Matt Carroll, Sacha Pfeiffer, Michael Rezendes, and Walter Robinson) that were the subject of the now Oscar-winning film. Having […]

  • Francis Ford Coppola on the Amateur

    in the documentary Hearts of Darkness, A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse Francis Ford Coppola’s wife, Eleanor, chronicled the filming and production of her husband’s masterpiece Apocalypse Now. It’s an fascinating film, a meta-commentary of the American entertainment industry as a metaphor for American imperialism and the war in Vietnam. I highly recommend it. The clip above comes right […]

  • Modern Family take on Noah

    Variety reports that the TV sitcom Modern Family is going to film an entire episode featuring the UI of phones, laptops, and tablets as a way to tell a story. The idea came from a short film, Noah, that debuted at the 2013 Toronto Film festival and won many awards for it’s innovative commentary on […]

  • Howl 2.0

    UC Berkeley professor Ken Goldberg and documentary filmmaker (and founder of the Webby Award) Tiffany Shlain put together a modern update to Allen Ginsberg’s famous Beat Generation poem, Howl (also purportedly written in Berkeley). Yelp exhorts us all to unplug from from our endless quest for the next info-fix and, “power-down and revisit the present tense.” […]

  • Spielberg does Tintin in 3D

    Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson will release The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, as a 3D film in December. The posters were revealed today and the first clips are rumored to be online tomorrow. I was a huge Tintin fan growing up so I’m curious to see what happens to the characters […]

  • Avatar, Performance Capture

    I had a chance to see Avatar this evening and was blown away at what James Cameron has done to evolve the art of motion capture. Anyone who has seen the film would agree that the bar has been moved higher in capturing not only the physical motions but also the full range of emotional […]

  • Go! Go! Speed Racer

    Cool! The Wachowski Brothers (directors behind the Matrix) are making a movie based on Speed Racer. There is some whiz-bang technology in the cameras they use and how they are filming that is going to push the boundaries of what it means to use live actors to bring animation to the big screen. via The […]

  • Star Wars Easter Egg Hunt

    I haven’t had a chance to see the new Star Wars film yet but when I do, I’ll be on the lookout for these hidden gems.

  • Hey You Potter!

    For Tyler’s 6th Birthday we didn’t have a big party. He chose instead to redirect the birthday funds into a six disc DVD set of the first three Harry Potter movies. We’ve been reading the Potter books and Tyler has found a new world to explore beyond Thomas the Tank Engine. He picks up every […]