Is Ultraviolet What The Film Industry Needs?

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Is Ultraviolet What The Film Industry Needs? It could be argued that the film industry is built on hope. Movies are a fantasy and millions of actors head to LA in the hope of movie stardom. Now the film industry itself has a hope: the hope of getting it’s consumers to buy films again, and

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Movie Cloud: Will It Democratise The Film Industry?

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Movie Cloud: Will It Democratise The Film Industry? The first thing to really change independent film was the DSLR. Personally I have made a movie on a Canon 60D. It is a stills camera that shoots HD, cinema-quality film. The independent film route is a hard and brutal road which has practically no money in

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Will The Cloud Save The Music Industry?

Will The Cloud Save The Music Industry? The music industry has taken a bit of a pounding in recent years. Illegal downloading brought a once vibrant industry to its knees. Yet, despite being the first victim of the digital revolution, somehow the music industry is still standing, finding new revenue streams and branching out. What

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Is Cloud Computing Changing The Film Industry?

Is Cloud Computing Changing The Film Industry? There are many things people think about when it comes to the film industry: glamour, money, success, movies stars; but IT is probably low on the list. However, it is cloud computing that is causing a revolution in the film industry. The film industry has decided to fully

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Cloud Computing: Back When It Was Fun

Cloud Computing: Back When It Was Fun Technology changes fast around here. Sometimes it is hard even to keep up with the latest technology, never mind the latest trends. What does that mean for you, the person sitting down right this moment and reading this? It means that once done, you’re going to be left

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Aereo: Cloud-based DVR Streaming Public Broadcast TV

Web TV is supposedly the next big thing, but Aereo goes a whole different direction by providing public broadcast TV and other channels to your iPad or Safari browser (for PC and Mac users). In addition to streaming these channels to your browser, they also allow for Digital Video Recording or DVR on their cloud

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Robert Rodriguez Gets A Little Help From The Cloud

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Robert Rodriguez Gets A Little Help From The Cloud Robert Rodriguez Makes Exciting Move, Terrible Pun: “Quick Draw Animation” Revealed at SXSW Creator of the El Mariachi trilogy and Grindhouse collaborator Robert Rodriguez has found a new avenue with which to create his highly stylized exploitation flicks, opening Quick Draw Animation. The Press Release was,

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And the Cloud Computing Grammy Goes To…

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And the Cloud Computing Grammy Goes To… Plaudits en masse for Adele, who swept last Sunday’s Grammy awards with six golden trophies — a huge honor that even your grandmother likely saw coming from fifty miles away. The prodigious vocal titan ignited an international musical movement that managed to sweep both average Joe pop lovers

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Judi Dench, Ian McKellen Command the Cloud

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Judi Dench, Ian McKellen Command the Cloud Once Ian McKellen gets on board with something, its class factor skyrockets. The moment Judi Dench lends her blessing to it, the world unites in a celebration of its coolness. We all thought the cloud was compelling before. But its wonders have mushroomed in trendiness now that McKellen

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in the Taiwanese Clouds

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in the Taiwanese Clouds First, some clarification on the cryptic title: the animals, both the real and the imaginary one, refer to Taiwan native and acclaimed Hollywood director Ang Lee’s martial arts epic of the same name that took the world by storm in 2000 and become the highest-grossing foreign-language film

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Pixar’s Cloud Computing Reignites the Debate: Art Versus Commerce

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Pixar’s Cloud Computing Reignites the Debate: Art Versus Commerce Pioneer Pixar continues to push the envelope. The legendary animation studio recently announced their most serious entry to date into the cloud, with Renderman On Demand. The cloud-rooted rendering application was launched in collaboration with GreenButton, a respected cloud services company. Currently available on Microsoft Azure,

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Cloud Apps of the Week: What You’ll Want for the New Year

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Cloud Apps of the Week: What You’ll Want for the New Year As we close out 2011, here’s some information on a few last-minute applications that are sure to improve how you experience twenty twelve. Animoto Every season of winter holidays provides an avalanche of fodder that only an attractive video can capture best. But

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Ready For My Closeup, Mr. DeMille: the Cloud and Stardom

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Ready For My Closeup, Mr. DeMille: the Cloud and Stardom The marriage of technology and celebrity has produced several happy unions throughout the history of popular culture. The most recent affair features a delightfully polygamous relationship between directors John “Titanic” Cameron and Martin “Mean Streets” Scorsese with the resurgence of 3-D film. After Cameron’s all-time

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Watch Out, Tinseltown: Cloud Computing and the Democratization of Video

Watch Out, Tinseltown: Cloud Computing and the Democratization of Video The film industry can basically be illustrated as a tower of blocks that repeatedly topples. First, “talkies” decimated the then status quo of silent films. Then the Coppolas and DePalmas of the Seventies-era “New Hollywood” stormed down the barriers of the antiquated studio system. Next,

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