The WoW movie is slated to release on 10 JuneWarcraft: The Beginning - the upcoming World of Warcraft movie - arrives in the coming weeks and to help coax viewers to their local cinemas, Blizzard plans to offer the game for free to new players around the world.The offer includes all existing expansions for the game and a free month of play before new players must start paying the game's subscription.In addition, Blizzard is also handing out free transmogrifications - character and weapon skins - to all existing gamers who log in between 25 May and 1 August.International Warcraft fans are also being offered various promotional offers - which can be found over on Battle.net.The much-anticipated movie, is directed by Moon and Source Code's Duncan Jones and its cast includes Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Toby Kebbell and Dominic Cooper.World Of Warcraft's upcoming expansion – Legion – is slated to release on 30 August.
Color theory might sound like nothing more than a cinematic buzzword you last heard in your 300-level fine arts course at university.As of this writing, the account has 256 screenshots and accompanying color palettes displayed; everything from the 1957 Aubrey Hepburn film, Funny Face, to Ridley Scott s 2015 space adventure, The Martian.Browsing through the collection, it s interesting to look at the various themes that come across when viewing a movie s color palettes at a more macro level.Alejandro González Iñárritu pic.twitter.com/pmKaXyjkjU— CINEMA PALETTES @CINEMAPALETTES March 5, 2016Blue Is the Warmest Color 2013 dir.Hayao Miyazaki pic.twitter.com/hGsSIPZWKw— CINEMA PALETTES @CINEMAPALETTES April 10, 2016Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 dir.Sofia Coppola pic.twitter.com/xnlrVcIlCW— CINEMA PALETTES @CINEMAPALETTES May 17, 2016The Blues Brothers 1980 dir.
Google today announced that it s collaborating with more companies to build more cameras that work with Google s Jump computer vision system for assembling three-dimensional virtual reality video.First, Google will collaborate with IMAX to create a cinema-grade Jump camera, Google head of VR Clay Bavor said at the Google I/O developer conference in Mountain View, California.That s because Google s VR efforts — presumably including the Cardboard headset, not just Jump — has garnered interest from Hollywood, Bavor said.But that s not the only place where easy-to-use VR is resonating — in Asia, Yi Technology will be releasing a Jump-ready camera this year, Bavor said.Google introduced Jump at I/O last year.GoPro was a key partner; Jump was being depicted as a system that could knit together footage from multiple GoPro cameras.Four months after that, GoPro opened up an early-access program for the Jump-compliant 16-camera Odyssey rig, which has a $15,000 price tag.Plus, Google wants Jump to become more pervasive, so it will be promoting it in a few places.And today, we re officially launching our Jump program at the YouTube Spaces in L.A. and NYC and we will it bring to all YouTube Space locations around the globe soon, Kurt Wilms, senior product manager of YouTube virtual reality at Google, wrote in a blog post today.Also today, Bavor showed that Google s Expeditions program for bringing VR into education settings has been making progress.Expeditions was originally launched at last year s I/O as Cardboard Expeditions, because the idea was to bring Cardboard VR experiences into classrooms.Google has expanded the size of its Expeditions Pioneer Program, making it possible for students and teachers in more schools to use the technology.Google has now taken more than 1 million students on Expeditions — VR field trips, essentially — up from 500,000 in January, Bavor said.
He wasn't joking about hating it.and all immersion is lost as you start thinking about Steve Coogan's impressions and looking up Michael Caine on IMDB on your phone and forgetting you're even in a cinema.If he worked in Subway his baps would be the best.Might well be best saved as a recurring villain, mind, as his turn in Bronson contained some of recent cinema's most bonkers sequences.Jamie DornanHas the angry eyes you can imagine intensely scanning a room for exits/bombs/baddies/dangerous brunettes, and would presumably do anything to escape being stuck as the Fifty Shades of Grey man who never even got his winkie out for the rest of his life.Not too famous to be jarring, young enough to churn them out for the next 20 years should he catch on.
He wasn't joking about hating it.and all immersion is lost as you start thinking about Steve Coogan's impressions and looking up Michael Caine on IMDB on your phone and forgetting you're even in a cinema.If he worked in Subway his baps would be the best.Might well be best saved as a recurring villain, mind, as his turn in Bronson contained some of recent cinema's most bonkers sequences.Jamie DornanHas the angry eyes you can imagine intensely scanning a room for exits/bombs/baddies/dangerous brunettes, and would presumably do anything to escape being stuck as the Fifty Shades of Grey man who never even got his winkie out for the rest of his life.Not too famous to be jarring, young enough to churn them out for the next 20 years should he catch on.
Google has announced it is working with IMAX to create a 360-degree camera capable of creating high-quality cinema-grade video.Speaking in a VR-based address on day 2 at Google I/O, the head of VR Clay Bavor said Google s work within its Jump platform had attracted the attention of Hollywood.Currently, Jump and the $15,000 Odyssey rig pictured is geared towards creating footage for YouTube to be viewed on Google Cardboard headsets.Related: 10 Things Google didn't announce at Google I/OToday's announcement via VentureBeat comes amid a warning from Steven Spielberg, that VR technology could be dangerous for film-making.I just hope it doesn t forget the story when it starts enveloping us in a world that we can see all around us and make our own choices to look at.Elsewhere, Google also revealed that Jump rigs will be available to YouTube creators through its Spaces studios in LA and New York City.
Tonnes and tonnes of rumours about the cast of the next Thor movie have been floating around for ages, but now Marvel has finally confirmed its cast list.While there s a few expected faces on there, there s one really big surprise: Holy Christ, Jeff Goldblum is in this movie.The list confirms the long-running rumour that Cate Blanchett will play the film s primary villain: Hela, the Asgardian Goddess of Death, seen in concept art from the movie above.Meanwhile, Jeff Goddamn Goldblum, who recently hinted that he d be joining a superhero project, will play the Grandmaster—a cosmic character from the comics who is incredibly powerful,and uses said power to essentially dick about in the universe and play games usually revolving around forcing people to fight against each other for his pleasure .Mark Ruffalo will naturally reprise his role as the Hulk and Bruce Banner, while the cast is rounded out by Tessa Thompson, confirmed to play Asgardian superhero Valkyrie, and Karl Urban, who will play Skurge, a villainous Asgardian with an enchanted axe that was a long time rival of Thor.Thor: Ragnarok is due to hit cinema on July 28th, 2017.
The cinema tech giant is working with Google on the project, which will use its Jump platform and is expected to take 18 months to be developed.Given the specs, it ll be an industry camera that isn t for consumers — unless you want to part with serious amounts of cash.Beyond that, IMAX said also that it will provide Google with existing cinematic footage for conversion into VR content.Aside from bringing VR footage to screens, IMAX is also looking to bring VR screens to people.Through an alliance with Sweden-based Starbreeze — which is down to provide headsets and games — IMAX plans to launch VR centers in six locations worldwide, starting out with Los Angeles, before expanding to China and other places.As was mentioned at a panel session at our recent Disrupt event, the form factor and cost of a headset limits it to early adopters and those with disposable income, while the idea that it is left at home also limits potential usage scenarios.
News today out of The Wall Street Journal says that the company will install virtual reality stations into cinema multiplexes and shopping malls, allowing customers to pay for a premium VR experience without springing for costly home hardware and software.IMAX will debut the first of the locations in Los Angeles this year, drawing on the Hollywood proximity for partnerships and content, with another five stations planned for worldwide deployment before the year is up.China is said to be a big target beyond that, although given the hopeful spread of VR, we could see these pop up everywhere before long.As a filmmaker, IMAX s location-based VR offering presents an exciting opportunity to transport audiences even further into the worlds we create," said director Michael Bay Transformers .It won't be cheap, however: IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond tells the Journal that the experiences should last about 10 minutes apiece at a cost of US$7-10 £5-7 , which is a lot pricier for the time offered than viewing one of the flat, non-interactive films that will be showing nearby.IMAX will utilize the StarVR headset developed by game maker Starbreeze in conjunction with Acer, as the high-end hardware - which promises a 210-degree field of vision, nearly double that of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive - isn't designed for home consumer usage.
And above all, how these three products / services can be combined in the home. During I / O, we saw examples of how a family with children booked cinema tickets, booked on eating out, checked the facts about space, etcetera. Actually I do not think it is a hassle to check film offerings on the Web, or in the morning newspaper. People get crazy when the authorities try to protect ourselves against terrorists, but to give away his entire life to a for-profit company seems perfectly OK for many. The goal is obviously to win users at leisure first, then reach them at work. Read also: Video: Here is the smart gadget that Google want to put in your living room The problem for Google previously been not completed the entire strategy.
And above all, how these three products / services can be combined in the home. During I / O, we saw examples of how a family with children booked cinema tickets, booked on eating out, checked the facts about space, etcetera. Actually I do not think it is a hassle to check film offerings on the Web, or in the morning newspaper. People get crazy when the authorities try to protect ourselves against terrorists, but to give away his entire life to a for-profit company seems perfectly OK for many. The goal is obviously to win users at leisure first, then reach them at work. Read also: Video: Here is the smart gadget that Google want to put in your living room The problem for Google previously been not completed the entire strategy.
IMAX is getting into the virtual reality business.On Thursday, the company announced that it is teaming up with Google to build cinema-quality virtual reality video cameras.It is also planning to launch virtual reality "locations," The Wall Street Journal reports.The cinemas — if you can call them that — will be opened in shopping malls, much like traditional movie theatres.There are six reportedly planned for this year, including in Los Angeles and China.It's not clear what the appeal of going out to experience virtual reality is when its express purpose is cutting you off from the world around you.But IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond argues its about the social aspect."Virtual reality in the home is going to be a crowded space," he said, "but we thought the idea of doing VR in the multiplex of the future was a place where we can provide a superior experience and a social experience, which are the same reasons people go to movies."Meanwhile, IMAX's virtual reality cameras are aiming for a release in 18 months.NOW WATCH: A SpaceX rocket just did something not even its engineers thought was possibleLoading video...
Firefox OS4K detailHD & SD sourcesFile handlingFreeview Play appHDR lacks sparkleTight viewing angleSome light leakageToo small for 4KThere's no doubt about it, 4K looks its best on a 60-inch TV.No, that distinction goes to the inclusion of high dynamic range HDR .That question has obviously been asked, and answered, by Panasonic's TV designers because they've fenced-off what they consider the unpopular ones.Gravity upscaled from a regular Blu-ray disc looks sharp and clean with both True Cinema and Cinema presets engaged, while 720p fare from HD channels on Freeview HD are highly watchable.The latter is extensive: a USB stick hosting all kinds of digital files, from 4K video files in the TS, MP4 and MKV formats to a load of AVI, WMV and other video files all played without a hiccup.Indeed, with its sleek design carrying it through despite the HDR confusion.
A sunrise showcases the Earth's thin, thin atmosphere.Yet the station remains an abstract concept when compared to something as concrete as a rocket launch or a space shuttle.But even these views are limited in scope and clarity.For me, then, the true star of A Beautiful Planet is not Earth—with its storms, continents, volcanoes, coral reefs, and city lights—or even the Aurora Borealis, but the International Space Station, revealed in its glory by a Canon EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera and EOS-1D C 4K cameras.These three astronauts provide A Beautiful Planet with much of its commentary, but others—such as NASA s Kjell Lindgren and Scott Kelly, Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, and Kimiya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency—appear as well.Little time was set aside in the crew s schedules to capture footage, so much of what we see was shot outside of the long hours the crew spend each day tending to the station, working on experiments, or exercising to ensure they don t lose too much muscle while in free fall.
Virtual cinema, now supported in part of Adobe s Marketing CloudAdobe s Marketing Cloud sees the writing on the wall.The tech giant has announced, for the first time, that it is supporting virtual reality media in its Marketing Cloud, initially in Primetime and Analytics.Primetime, which provides tools for online video on demand, linear TV and multi-device playback, has recently become a fuller citizen of the Cloud.There s also 360-degree video, either recorded 360 as on Facebook, where you can look around an unchanging sphere as the action unfolds, or 360-degree VR video, where you re actually inside a VR environment, with live interaction that can be different every time.Several types of ads for VR are also coming to Primetime.One tool, which is still in beta, will allow brands to add physical objects or signage to virtual cinema, such as a Drink Coke sign inserted into a wall at a virtual concert.
Is it dollar signs?That s certainly understandable but believe it or not, you can sometimes find pretty solid deals on home theater speakers from Bose.The Bose CineMate 15 Home Theater Speaker System is always one of the most affordable systems Bose offers, but right now it s on sale for just $499 with free shipping on Amazon, which matches the unit s best price ever.Here are the key details aside from the price drop :Full, impressive TV sound that spreads well beyond the soundbar itselfDeep bass from the Acoustic mass module that brings movies, TV shows, sports and video games to lifeMultiple audio inputs: choice of digital optical, coaxial and analogThe soundbar is designed for table-top placement only.Or perhaps you want to spend even less than $499 — the Bose Solo 15 Series II TV Sound System is on sale for just $399.Follow @BGRDeals on Twitter to keep up with the latest and greatest deals we find around the web
The entire M-Series range features Ultra HD resolution, high dynamic range, and a fancy 6-inch tablet remote control.The top of the line 80-inch set is the M80-D3, it has a UHD upscaling engine called the Spatial Scaling Engine, and the picture processor for UHD content is the VM50 engine.The panel has a 240Hz effective refresh rate, 50M:1 contrast ratio, and 176-degree viewing angles.Stepping down in the range is a 7o-inch unit for $1999.99 called the M70-D3.The 65-inch M65-D0 is $1499.99, the M60-D3 60-inch is $1249.99, and the M55-D0 is $999.99 with a 55-inch screen.ThatM50-D1 set has 32 active LED zones and four HDMI ports with one handling 600MHz pixel clock rate and 120Hz refresh rate.
The MPA represents the international interests of six major Hollywood studios and it has had a 30-year-long relationship with FACT to fight copyright infringement in various ways, including to prevent recordings in cinemas and distributing pirated content online.However, that is set to end in six months, and as MPAA provides half of the organisation's budget, it will have to make do with the remaining 50% contributed by the UK Cinema Association, the Film Distributors' Association and broadcasters like ITV.Stan McCoy, the MPAA's president and managing director for EMEA told movie trade magazine Screen Daily that the MPAA has withdrawn its funding from FACT as part of a wider strategy to refocus its operations into regional hubs, rather than specific territories."We live in a world now where a piracy website can have its nexus in Sweden one day, then move in a few months to Eastern Europe, then to Thailand, or it can operate in all three of those jurisdictions at once," he said.It will be interesting to see if the loss in funding will affect how FACT tackles anti-piracy in the UK, especially in regards to its current rewards programme, which rewards cinema workers with cash payments of £1,000 each time they succeed in thwarting pirates – also known as "cammers" – during blockbuster season.One incident led to two arrests, while formal cautions were given out at four incidents.
I spoke with Paul Raphaël, co-founder and creative director at the studio, about the uniqueness of Nomads, the challenges of creating VR cinema, and what the future holds for a medium that's still finding its way.We really focused on either a family or a village, and shot everyday scenarios to represent daily lives.This is something in the medium of virtual reality that it's very, very strong at portraying as opposed to other cinema.There's a lot to discover and we're just starting to start to scratch the surface of what this medium can achieve as we develop a storytelling language.We've always had the notion of suspension of disbelief, but this medium takes it to a whole other level because you are in the center of something that's not real, but you're trying to make the viewer forget that.Presence is an emotional amplifier, though it may come at the cost of something you really wish you could do.
Sure, you could spend the next decade systematically watching everything on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, but with TVs becoming smarter, it s easier than ever to broaden what you watch.From classic TV shows to art-house films to popcorn-crunching blockbusters, a monthly subscription is the new way to make sure you re never anything less than fully entertained.Try out the services below, and don't forget to set your phone to silent:Mubi £4.99/month If Netflix is a 500-screen multiplex, Mubi is a cool indie cinema with a nice bar and gourmet nachos.The quality is high: everything s worth watching, and major blockbusters sit among the more artful selections.Indieflix sells itself as a selection of independent films, especially short films, but beyond the artful two-to-20-minute pieces it s a nostalgic VHS bargain bin full of low-budget grindhouse films like Laser Mission and Midnight Cop.So you might find it a little niche, but you could always just use the free one-month trial to enjoy some Hasselhoff below .
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