We talk with Douglas Trumbull about his history as a creator and inventor of VFX and film technology, making Back to the Future… The Ride, and his latest project: the 120 fps, 4K, 3D short film UFOTOG that shows off his new immersive film process, Magi.
If you haven’t heard the first half of our interview, listen to Episode 010.
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The Optical listener and PBS Digital Studio creator Joey Shanks submitted this great how-to on recreating the proton stream effect from Ghostbusters. “Got a lot of great insight from reading Issue #17 of Cinefex,” he said.
I was dismayed to hear Tuesday night that Interstellar will be the last film (feature, at least) produced on IMAX film. The 15/70 format is going away, and after this run, my local IMAX at Pacific Science Center — the only real IMAX giant screen with film projection in Washington state — will be refurbished, and replaced with a laser projection system.
Click through to read my blog post about this, plus a new short video produced by IMAX, celebrating the fact that Interstellar was shot on film — talk about mixed messages!
“For a sound editor, working with Chris is fantastic, because he has impeccable tastes and he knows what he wants. He’s constantly pushing you beyond what you think you can do and good enough is never…good enough.”