Nab Show to examine breakthrough technology from ‘Oz’ to ‘Oblivion’

MUMBAI: The Nab Show, taking place 6 to 11 April in Las Vegas, Nevada, will feature back-to-back panel discussions with one on Sam Raimi’s 3D feature ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ preceded by a session on Oscar winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda’s upcoming film ‘Oblivion’ starring Tom Cruise on 9 April.
Each session will examine the impact that technologies such as 4K and 3D have on filmmaking today.
‘Oblivion’ which is slated to be released the week following the Nab Show on 19 April, leads a summer slate of big-budget feature films shot with Sony’s F65. Miranda, ASC, alongside accomplished Digital Imaging Technician Alex Carr, will discuss their experiences shooting Universal Pictures ‘Oblivion’ The Q&A discussion, which takes place on 9 April at 11.45 am, will be moderated by Jon Fauer, ASC of Film and Digital Times.
‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ Colorist Stephen Nakamura will guide a discussion about the technical and aesthetic challenges involved in colour grading 3D and 2D versions of the film. The makers of ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ were intent on creating a lush and vivid colour palette that would evoke the feeling of L. Frank Baum’s ‘Land of Oz’ books, and Nakamura will explore how the feature makes use of such an intense, otherworldly color scheme.
‘Oblivion’ and ‘Oz’ are not the only films featured at NAB Show this year. Other recent panel additions include Paul Schrader’s ‘The Canyons’ a discussion with the director of ‘The Heat’ Paul Feig; and a Technology Summit On Cinema keynote from the Academy Award and two-time Golden Globe winning producer of ‘Avatar’ and ‘Titanic’ Jon Landau.

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