People love a good story line in a movie but the visual effect often times make the move. It creates a realistic look that seems real but is a skillfully designed illusion. Visual effect allow the creator to let their imagination go where ever it feels like going. Anything can be captured on the big screen with imagery generated using a computer and animated and composting software.
When you enjoy the look and scenes in a movie those are the visual effect. With the help of computers and affordable software visual effects artist are making amazing scenes come to life. IMDB suggests that once the film is completed visual effect are added to the film. They are carefully blended into the film to create the right effect at the right time. Visual effect uses computer technology and software loaded with capabilities to create things like exploding cars and high speed chases on land or water. The possibilities are limited only to your imagination.
Scenes take on emotion when you add visual effect. Imagine a wild animal suddenly appearing. It looks so real and natural but it is just visual effect added to the film. It is like coloring a picture to make it come alive. It makes movies pop and engage the viewer with stunning imagery they will remember long after the movie is over.
Since visual effect happens after the movie is completed it is a style of editing. Visual effect artist add and manipulate emotional images that convey the story the filmmaker has written. Visual effect are used on the big screen and small screen using images which are blended seamlessly to create emotional effect. With the continued advancement of technology visual effect get more spectacular and entertaining to watch.
Mobile shopping is actually coming along quite nicely. Out of all online sales in 2014, according to one leading retailer, mobile accounted for 18 percent of the purchases, up from previous years.
Which means that if you have a retail business, you may be able to grow your online market over the next few years if you have technology that compels your users to buy. One of the brightest areas of mobile shopping thus far is image recognition, or the ability for your buyer to use images to find what they want.
There are at least a couple of current implementations of image technology in use. The first is to pick an image out online and search against it. The second is to take a picture or upload an image and run it against a proprietary database that is built into your search experience in order to find a product that matches what you want.
With regards to the second technology, its impact is potentially very strong. Imagine not knowing precisely what it is that you like, but being able to have a visual sort of Shazam technology that finds the manufacturer and the price online for you. The net result is a big time savings for you. You simply offer a photo and see the actual product with all of its features and price options in front of you.
In this regard, Slyce, a leading image recognition vendor, has moved to the forefront of the marketplace with its applications that allow you to take pictures of objects or scan objects and compare them to actual products available from leading retailers. The upshot for users is that if you find a dress that you like, you no longer need to know who designed it in order to buy it. The company has already signed several of the top online retailers to bolster the feedback it provides to shoppers, making it a nice fit for retailers that want to join a service that is growing substantially in volume.
If you are someone who has an extra part or screw that needs replacement in the course of your household duties, there are also other applications that are now being released that focus on allowing vendors of home improvement items to have some of the same technology.
So if you are considering adding features to your online presence and want to add sales on the mobile side, take a look at image recognition and what it can do for you as a retailer.
Coming soon to a theater near you will be a movie that details the adventures of settlers trading lumber for brick, and trading wheat for sheep. It will also follow the exploits of these settlers as they build settlements and cities with their resources, while at the same time avoiding the dreaded robber. Does this sound at all familiar?
If you’re a tabletop gamer, like most of us here at CipherCloud
, than you probably recognize this as a description of Settler of Catan, which has grown into one of the most popular board games in the world. Now, it appears the German-based game may soon be headed to the big or small screen.
According to ScreenRant, producer Gail Katz has acquired the movie rights for Settlers of Catan. She is the producer of such films as Bicentennial Man and In the Line of Fire, and such television shows as Cashmere Mafia. Katz offered no details as to her plans for the game and if it will land on the big screen, small screen or somewhere else.
Katz said she became interested in the game after being introduced to it by her obsessed college-aged children. She also talked about the mythology of the game, which is strange considering there is no mythology.
This news is not too surprising considering several board games have been turned into movies in recent years with more on the way including Monopoly.
Amy Pascal has been a mover and shaker in Hollywood for almost three decades. As a high-powered entertainment executive, she has spearheaded such films as “Groundhog Day” and “Men in Black”. After recently announcing that she is stepping down from her important post to form her own company, speculation has abounded as to who will replace her. To make a long story short, former CEO of Fox Tom Rothman has emerged as the top candidate to replace the Columbia CEO. This story was originally reported in the LA Times.
Rothman ended his tenure with Fox in a hostile takeover maneuver after 18 years in 2012. He was responsible for several hits, including James Cameron’s “Avatar” and “Titanic” films. Rothman was also the founder of Fox Searchlight, which was responsible for a string of other hits, including Oscar-winning films “The Descendants” and “Black Swan”.
Indeed, Mr. Rothman has even had some exposure to Amy Pascal herself. In 2013 he was hired by her to help restore the struggling Sony Tri-Star label back to an effective prominence. Many have felt that Rothman has a keen eye for recognizing talent and that should serve him if he indeed is able to get the position at Columbia that ability will serve him well in the future projects that the production company will undergo.
Rothman’s potential promotion to chief executive at Columbia will not be without competition however. Doug Belgrad and Jeff Robinov have also been noted as potential candidates to replace Amy Pascal as well.
Read the original article via LA Times
People and Sony are starting to recognize the power of the Internet. This is primarily due to the millions of online viewers who streamed “The Interview” over the last weekend. Internet fans were streaming the controversial movie to their laptops, desktops, mobile devices, and Internet connected televisions. Getting canned at the projected 3000 movie theaters openings was actually a great advantage to the controversial movie as predicted by Dr Rod Rohrich. The figures are impressive. The movie earned 15 million online and approximately 3 million in theaters. Get exclusive details here.
The saga began when unknown hackers threatened any source that would dare to play the movie at their theater on the projected Christmas Day opening. Sony took heed of the warning and pulled the movie out of the theaters temporarily. However, the movie made its grand debut online over the weekend. The plot concerned a TV host that was tasked to assassinate Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader. Sources report that the film is actually a hit online and did much better than some might have projected.