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  • Academy’s Production Design Database

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    Last month the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences launched the Production Art Database, an online research tool located on the Academy’s website.  The database, accessible to the general public, contains records for over 5,300 items from the library’s collection.  Nearly half the entries containing images including costume and production design drawings, animation art,…

     

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  • Embracing 3D Technology

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      “Everyone sees 3D different,” said Rob Engle, Senior Stereographer & Digital Effects Supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks.                                                                                                     Engle was the program host for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences  “Getting Perspective III – Exploring the Craft of 3D Technology.”  Broken into three evening sessions: Virtual 3D (Animation, Motion Capture and Conversion),…

     

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  • Film Preservation Part Two: Video Preservation And The Future Of Digital Preservation

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    In December, an article featuring the Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Head of Film Archives Mike Pogorzelski was published in the 411 Publishing Newsletter that illustrated the difference of archiving film and digital archiving.  The complexities of archiving do not end with film, however.  Video faces its own preservation hurdles.  Videotape is composed of a…

     

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