“On Great White Wings” is an historic documentary produced by Aperture Films which re-creates the key events of the Wright Brothers development of the airplane. Continue reading “On Great White Wings VFX”
“Magnificent Desolation” is a 3D IMAX feature produced by Play Tone/Tom Hanks which faithfully re-creates the Apollo moon landings in stereo 4k high resolution. xRez Studio was sub-contracted from prime VFX vendor Sassoon Film Design for a difficult hero shot which depicts flying through Hadley Rile, a deep trench visited by the Apollo 15 astronauts. Continue reading “Magnificent Desolation IMAX”
A highlight of the 2009 Art Basel Miami Beach event was Cartier’s premiere of David Lynch’s fulldome film on “Diamonds, Gold and Dreams”, shown in a 60′ custom dome pavilion. xRez Studio was contracted by Jill Buchanan of 5DXperience to produce the interstitial imagery to play between his hourly showings. Continue reading “Cartier @ Art Basel Fulldome Interstitials”
A visual tone poem designed for the emerging fulldome planetarium format, “Crossing Worlds” utilizes spherical photography from the American desert west to immerse the viewer in a transcendent spectrum of austere landscapes. xRez Studio’s first dome format film, “Crossing Worlds” won a coveted “Domie” for Best Design in a Dome at DomeFest 09 in Albuquerque, NM. Continue reading “Crossing Worlds Fulldome Film”
The Colorado River through the Grand Canyon is the life blood of the Western United States, both spiritually and literally.
Grand Canyon By Nature: River of Life shows the story of the Grand in stunning visual artistry as we join a journey through the heart of one of the planet’s greatest wonders. It’s a journey of adventure — and a metaphor of our journey of life. Continue reading “Grand Canyon By Nature Film”
Just a short drive from the southern entrance route to Yosemite National Park, is a remarkable but less-visited deep-carved river gorge in the Sierra Nevada foothills. In spring of 2008, xRez Studio was contracted by BLM park manager Tracy Rowlands to shoot the beautiful San Joaquin River Gorge in gigapixel resolution for the Bureau of Land Management’s visitor center, where a 14′ long high-resolution print was subsequently installed in a new visitor center later that summer. Continue reading “San Joaquin River Gorge Visitor Center Print”
One problem surrounding the needs of cultural heritage research is the acquisition of static on-site photography, which may limit perceived detail in the artifacts later upon inspection. One method which allows re-lighting of artifacts during research is HP Labs researcher Tom Malzbender’s work in polynomial texture mapping, or PTM. Continue reading “Native American Rock Art”