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Douglas Trumbull is one of the most famed special-effects experts in Hollywood history. In recent years, he's devoted his attention to a new digital-projection format he calls hypercinema.

Douglas Trumbull is one of the most famed special-effects experts in Hollywood history. In recent years, he’s devoted his attention to a new digital-projection format he calls hypercinema.

Discussion:  Special-effects giant,  Douglas Trumbull, has been very influential in shaping how movies are seen today.  Recently, he has devised a new movie format that shows movie frames at 120 frames per second, instead of the normal 24 frames per second.  This new technique would be especially beneficial in action movies, as action scenes tend to blur at only 24 frames per second.  Trumbull is poised to change movie industry capabilities once again with this technology in the digital age.

Source:  CNN News

Date:  May 13, 2013

Link:  http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/13/tech/innovation/douglas-trumbull-interview/index.html?hpt=te_t1

Discussion Questions:

  • How else has Trumbull influenced the movie-making industry?
  • How else could Trumbull’s frames per second technology be used?

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