News





'Madam Butterfly 3D' to screen with Auro 11.1 sound

Sept 5, 2012

Barco’s Auro 11.1 immersive sound system will play a starring role in showings of the RealD and Royal Opera House production of Madam Butterfly 3D at Landmark Cinema in West Kelowna, British Columbia on Sept. 5, 9 and 10.

Madam Butterfly 3D marks the second co-production between London’s Royal Opera House and 3D provider RealD. In the summer of 2010, the companies launched their first collaboration, Carmen in 3D, at cinemas around the world.

Developed by Auro Technologies, Auro 11.1 is built around three spatial axes (width, depth and height), rather than the two axes used in traditional surround sound. “We took all the original production elements, including the acoustics of the hall in which the performance is captured, which allowed us to expand the space of the auditorium from a sound perspective,” explained Brian Claypool, senior director of strategic business development at Barco. “We then modeled the sound design based on the hall itself. In this way, we have created an incredibly enhanced immersive sonic experience that is the perfect match for the stellar 3D images the production mastered.”

At present, over 35 theatres worldwide have been equipped with the new audio sound system, with confirmed orders for over 100 more by the end of 2012. Recent contract wins include cinemas in Turkey, Japan, Israel, Croatia, the U.S. and Canada.


'Madam Butterfly 3D' to screen with Auro 11.1 sound

Sept 5, 2012

Barco’s Auro 11.1 immersive sound system will play a starring role in showings of the RealD and Royal Opera House production of Madam Butterfly 3D at Landmark Cinema in West Kelowna, British Columbia on Sept. 5, 9 and 10.

Madam Butterfly 3D marks the second co-production between London’s Royal Opera House and 3D provider RealD. In the summer of 2010, the companies launched their first collaboration, Carmen in 3D, at cinemas around the world.

Developed by Auro Technologies, Auro 11.1 is built around three spatial axes (width, depth and height), rather than the two axes used in traditional surround sound. “We took all the original production elements, including the acoustics of the hall in which the performance is captured, which allowed us to expand the space of the auditorium from a sound perspective,” explained Brian Claypool, senior director of strategic business development at Barco. “We then modeled the sound design based on the hall itself. In this way, we have created an incredibly enhanced immersive sonic experience that is the perfect match for the stellar 3D images the production mastered.”

At present, over 35 theatres worldwide have been equipped with the new audio sound system, with confirmed orders for over 100 more by the end of 2012. Recent contract wins include cinemas in Turkey, Japan, Israel, Croatia, the U.S. and Canada.

More Technology and New Products

Giant Screen Conference to feature laser projection demo

A special technical session of the Giant Screen Cinema Association conference will feature the first large-scale projection demo using a 90,000-lumens Christie 6P laser projection system More »

ICTA names USL Manufacturer of the Year

USL, Inc. received the prestigious Teddy Award as the Manufacturer of the Year More »

ICTA holds Summer Business Retreat in Washington

The International Cinema Technology Association held its annual Summer Business Retreat in Washington, D.C. More »

Southern Theatres' Movie Tavern 8 installs Christie Vive Audio and Solaria projectors

Southern Theatres completed its second “all Christie” entertainment complex at the new Movie Tavern 8 in Covington, Louisiana More »

ADVERTISEMENT



REVIEWS

The Maze Runner
Film Review: The Maze Runner

Youths try to break out of a deadly maze in the latest young-adult doomsday thriller. More »

This is Where I Leave You
Film Review: This Is Where I Leave You

Siblings bond, fight and face new problems after the death of their father in an ensemble dramedy based on the best-selling novel. More »

Player for the Film Journal International website.


ADVERTISEMENT



INDUSTRY GUIDES

» Blue Sheets
FJI's guide to upcoming movie releases, including films in production and development. Check back weekly for the latest additions.

» Distribution Guide
» Equipment Guide
» Exhibition Guide

ORDER A PRINT SUBSCRIPTION

Film Journal International

Subscribe to the monthly print edition of Film Journal International and get the full visual impact of this valuable resource for the cinema business.

» Click Here

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Learn how to promote your company at the Film Expo Group events: ShowEast, CineEurope, and CineAsia.

» Click Here