8K production The transition from 4K UHD to 8K is well on schedule according to experts at The 8K Association, paralleling the move from HD to 4K. Sharp, Sony, Hitachi, Panasonic and Ikegami already have 8K-capable cameras and Blackmagic is working on one with 12K resolution. Ancillary equipment for both live and pre-recorded production workflows […]
The age Of A. I. Ep. 6 – Will a robot take my job?
The Age of A.I. is a 8 part documentary series hosted by Robert Downey Jr. covering the ways Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Neural Networks will change the world. The fear of losing jobs to computers is a common one among millions of people, and one that many have seen happen in their lifetime. But […]
ExCel London becomes huge film and TV studio
ExCel London in the Royal Docks near City Airport, which was most recently the home of the Nightingale hospital during thee height of the COVID-19 outbreak, is making around 1 million sq ft of space available to film and TV studio production companies until April 2021 ExCel’s halls, which are 33ft in height to their […]
What is the uncanny valley?
The first line of the Wikipedia page for ‘uncanny valley’ describes it as “a hypothesized relationship between the degree of an object’s resemblance to a human being and the emotional response to such an object”. Even when they are painstakingly crafted, animated human characters in movies still don’t pass for human. But why? The uncanny […]
ILM investing in more virtual sets
Industrial Light & Magic is expanding its virtual production and StageCraft LED volume capabilities and training more people in this new and fast-growing area of creativity. ILM’s Manhattan Beach Studios installation is getting another permanent system, the company’s second. Pinewood will get the third and Fox Studios in Australia the fourth. These will be supplemented […]
The Age Of A.I. Ep. 5 – The Space Architects Of Mars
The Age of A.I. is a 8 part documentary series hosted by Robert Downey Jr. covering the ways Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Neural Networks will change the world. Life on Mars won’t be how David Bowie pictured it. With the help of artificial intelligence, architects and scientists are painting a picture of what life […]