Production details of Captain America: Civil War reveal at Siggraph

August 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Siggraph, July 2016 – Due to the complexities of scheduling a large cast of actors and crew it is difficult to move the production to locations around the world. Due to tax rebates and incentives many movies are often shot in just a few locations. What is the solution for a production that is supposed to span the world? That was the situation that was presented to the production of Captain America Civil War which was primarily shot in Atlanta Georgia. At the Siggraph this year the lead production session was dedicated to “The Making of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War” movie. Victoria Alonso, Executive Vice President of Physical Production from Marvel Studios, Dan Delleeuw, VFX Supervisor and Swen Gillberg, Associate VFX Supervisor from Marvel Studios, […]

SMPTE ETCA highlights creation and distribution

August 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

ETCA, June 2016 – This year SMPTE had a new venue for their Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) conference, relocating to Campbell CA in the center of Silicon Valley from their prior location at Stanford University.  The event was opened by SMPTE President Robert Seidel, who is also the CTO of CBS.  He started by emphasizing that for the past 100 years the group has focused not only on the global standards and methods for content creation, but also on the technologies behind getting that content to the people who can enjoy it.  This includes the identification and use of new devices and methods as well as the definition to be able to share content among them. Robert was followed by Pat Griffis […]

Pepcom presents mobile focus

July 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Pepcom event, June 2016 – There is nothing not to like about Pepcom’s press only events. They are always well organized and have so many innovative products to see.  The event happened on the evening of Thursday, May 19th, at the Metreon in San Francisco and focused on mobile products.  21 companies showcased their automotive, mobile and lifestyle innovations at the venue. Here are take some of the products that I was most excited about: Moshi, a designer of fashion bags, presented the Helios Lite and Helios backpacks that can carry laptops up to 13”(Helios Lite) and 15” (Helios). Made from ultra-lightweight and durable materials with water-repellent coating that protects in different weather conditions. All Moshi bags are very practical with enough pockets to put […]

Fatal1ty, Headphones for gamers by Monster

July 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

E3, June 2016 – Noel Lee, the founder of Monster Cable, is an entrepreneurial icon in the audio & music industries. He personally designs and tunes every headphones that the company manufactures. Since early 2000s he is active in gaming industry and he presented his products at E3 show this year. In the new presence at the show, Monster was showing off their high performance wireless products, their high power portable devices, automotive audio and the flagship for the show, their Fatal1ty by Monster gaming headsets.  These were announced at CES 2016 and are the joint creation of Monster and video gamer Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel, who set the world standard for competitive video gaming by capturing 12 World Championship e-Sports titles. Creativity, Innovation and Music […]

Virtual Reality at E3

June 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

E3, June 2016 – It is a season for Virtual Reality. At E3, the gaming world show that took place in June at the Convention Center in Los Angeles, the VR was presented everywhere. So far, virtual reality is associated with gaming industry sector mostly because the hard-core gaming community is willing to spend large amount of money for special purpose hardware such as VR glasses and games consoles. VR hardware was the big draw this year.  The major platforms that were at the show took the spotlight since there was no major console release.  Dominating the major exhibits were the Sony Playstation VR units, Occulus, and Samsung Gear.  Dominating the software showcases was dominated by the HTC Vive.  Not counting the companies in the […]

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