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Douglas Trumbull on Temporal Continuity and High Frame Rate

An interview with cinema pioneer Douglas Trumbull about the importance of the temporal continuity between the camera and the projector: to have one camera flash correspond to one projector flash. Trumbull also discusses two 60 fps formats: the Showscan 70mm film system, and his current 60fps 4K 3D Magi system.Read More

A Special Effects Masterclass with Douglas Trumbull

Douglas Trumbull, the industry pioneer behind the special effects of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Blade Runner joins post-secondary students and faculty to discuss his remarkable career in visual effects and his own directorial projects.This Higher Learning event was held on December 9, 2010 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.Read More

SFX Legend Douglas Trumbull on Kubrick, Malick and the Future of Film

The man behind many of the ground breaking effects of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey opens up about what it was like to work for him, Terrence Malick, and where film is going in the future. Filmmaker: You began your career by looking for a job as an animator in Los Angeles. Your first film, To the Moon Read MoreRead More

The History and Science of the Slit Scan Effect used in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

Explore the mysterious and forgotten technique of Slit Scan for special effects and how Douglas Trumbull applied the photographic technique to Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, “2001: A Space Odyssey”. Then we’ll do our best to recreate the effect using LEGOs Technic gears. This video is part of the Filmmaker IQ Course “The Mysterious Art of Slit Read MoreRead More

Douglas Trumbull On High Frame Rate Filmmaking

Did The Hobbit experiment in High Frame Rate (HFR) sour you on faster-than-24 filmmaking? It hasn’t dispelled visual effects guru Douglas Trumbull on high frame rate – he explains his thoughts on the eventuality of HFR cinema (both parts are available in the link below). As a result of cinema’s transition from celluloid film to digital data, Read MoreRead More