Trumbull Studios, in association with eyeon Software,
Announce World’s First-Ever 4K 3D 120FPS Screening
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TORONTO, CANADA, Thursday, May 1 2014… eyeon Software and Trumbull Studios have announced the first public screenings of UFOTOG; a ten-minute technology demonstration of a 4K 3D movie at an astounding 120 frames per second. Directed by Academy Award® winner Douglas Trumbull and produced at Trumbull Studios, this experimental sci-fi adventure demonstrates Trumbull’s new process called MAGI™; a new cinematic language that invites the audience to experience a powerful sense of immersion and impact that is not possible using conventional 24FPS or 3D standards.
Trumbull Studios is committed to eyeon Software, a forerunner in production solutions, as eyeon was the only development firm able to provide the technology required for Trumbull’s ground-breaking vision for UFOTOG, enabling the unheard-of impact of 3D in 4K at 120FPS using eyeon Fusion™, Generation®, Connection®, and Dimension®. Trumbull teamed with eyeon to create his film and push beyond the current cinema paradigm.
“To work with such an industry hero on the next evolution of cinema is an opportunity not to be missed. Contributing to Trumbull’s forward thinking has allowed eyeon not only to develop and push our technologies yet again, but also to get back to our production roots. Actually using our own tools in production with such an innovative genius is the most effective way to make our applications the best in class.”
Steve Roberts, eyeon CEO, UFOTOG Co Producer
Trumbull’s pioneering work also included his Academy Award-winning 70mm 60FPS SHOWSCAN process, which was widely acclaimed by industry professionals. One the objectives of Trumbull’s initiative is to demonstrate to the film industry that the successful future of the movie-going experience needs to be on larger screens, at high brightness, and with ultra-high frame rate 2K and 4K presentations that cannot be emulated on television, laptops, tablets, or smartphones.
UFOTOG will premiere at Paul Allen’s iconic Seattle Cinerama Theater as the headlining event at the annual Science Fiction Film Festival Sunday May 11, 2014, in conjunction with special screenings of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND. In addition, Trumbull will introduce his movie BRAINSTORM, on Friday, May 9, which marked the beginning of his quest for immersive cinema.
Please contact eyeon Software directly should you wish to explore the solutions they brought to Trumbull Studios.
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Trumbull Studios Press Contact
Julia Hobart Trumbull
About Doug Trumbull
Trumbull is legendary for his ground-breaking visual effects work on films such as 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, and BLADE RUNNER, as well as his directorial achievements on SILENT RUNNING and BRAINSTORM and special venue projects such as BACK TO THE FUTURE – THE RIDE, and a trilogy of giant screen high frame rate attractions at the Luxor Pyramid in Las Vegas.
UFOTOG was written and directed by Douglas Trumbull, produced by Julia Hobart Trumbull and Steve Roberts, executive producers Donald Rosenfeld and Andreas Roald, starring Ryan Winkles, director of photography Richard Sands, original music by Claes Nystrom, produced at Trumbull Studios, with special production services provided by eyeon Software.
eyeon UFOTOG Press Contact
About eyeon Software
eyeon Software Inc. develops applications for the VFX and postproduction communities. eyeon products include Fusion™, an award-winning compositing application used on thousands of feature film and broadcast projects for over 25 years; Generation® 4K, a breakthrough 4K playback system, Generation® AM, the asset management front end desktop for visual effects, Rotation®, an advanced rotoscoping system, Dimension®, a suite of tools designed for stereoscopic and image improvement challenges, Connection®, a bridge between Avid® and eyeon products, and now EPP®, a host of scripts and workflow solutions. eyeon artists have contributed significant work to recent box office successes, such as Gravity, Noah, White House Down, The Hunger Games (1, 2, & 3), The Wizard of Oz 3D, Orphan Black, Star Wars In 3D, The Amazing Spider-Man, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Prometheus, Immortals, Game of Thrones, Anonymous, Captain America, Priest, Sucker Punch, Unknown, The Social Network, Gnomeo & Juliet, Chronicles of Narnia, Prince of Persia, Avatar, 2012, Alice in Wonderland, New Moon, G.I. Joe, X-Men Origins, Twilight, Iron Man, Journey To The Center Of The Earth 3D, 9, 300, Spiderman, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Happy Feet, Sin City, and thousands more. www.eyeonline.com
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