News & Features - Technology

Sony Laser
The promise of laser: New projection technology still faces challenges

Right now, intense discussion in the exhibitor community is focused on a brand-new generation of projectors illuminated by a laser light source. More »

Star Screen
Shining Star: A Chinese screen company’s tale of struggle and triumph

The Chinese film industry is growing by a remarkable 15 cinema screens per day, and two-thirds of those screens are being made by Anhui Star Screen Co. LLC. More »

Replacing digital projetors
Replacing digital projectors: A look into the future

This article looks at the replacement cycle of digital-cinema equipment. More »

Christie Experential Networks
'From the Street to the Screens': Christie Global Media envisions dynamic new lobby experience

“The industry has gone through a huge transformation in the projection booth over the past ten years More »

Illuminated Designs
Illuminated designs: Cinema architecture that sparkles, shimmers and shines

LOOK…who’s lighting up the night. Not only has architect Tony Pleskow provided the perfect rendering to illustrate this year’s design theme, but he also sets the tone for our endeavor. More »

Lobby roundup
The show before the show: Theatre lobbies enter a new era

FJI looks at the latest innovations for the modern cinema lobby, as described by major manufacturers and leading architects. More »

Sound at Seats
Good vibrations: Transducer technologies enable sound at your seat

In our September edition last year, Film Journal International presented the first industry-wide survey of 4D systems that offer seat motion and other tactile enhancements to the film experience. More »

Laser article
Shining light on lasers: Illumination technology enters a new phase

The recent introduction at CinemaCon 2014 of the first commercially available laser-illuminated projectors puts the cinema industry in the forefront of what can be considered its fourth generation in illumination technology. More »

Immersive Sound
The spectrum of immersive sound: New technologies create enhanced audio experience

Imagine stepping from life and being totally immersed in the story during your next cinema experience. More »

Audience Entertainment
That’s (Audience) Entertainment! Barco partnership adds interactive dimension to cinema package

“Audiences will soon interact with the big screen, engaging in a dialogue with both content and each other through group motion and sound!” That’s the idea behind iD– Interactive Dimension, which Barco and Audience Entertainment jointly announced in March. More »

Legend3D
Master of conversions: Legend3D’s Barry Sandrew goes deep

The Hollywood career of Dr. Barry Sandrew, who founded 3D-conversion and visual-effects giant Legend3D, moves from black-and-white to color and now to state-of-the-art 3D, as if mimicking the evolution of the movie industry itself. More »

Sensurround
Earth-shattering: FJI salutes the 40th anniversary of Sensurround’s quakes and battles

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Acoustics 2014
Acoustics alert: If nobody complains, did a tree really fall in the forest?

We are often asked to visit a cinema complex to figure out the cause and best solution to an acoustical problem. More »

GDC Feature
A GDC status report: Digital-cinema leader expands to new markets

This year has seen GDC spread its wings into growing markets including Latin America and Southeast Asia with the establishment of four new offices in Brazil, Peru, Indonesia and Malaysia and increase its worldwide installations with the addition of prominent new customers. More »

CE Week
Home advantage: CE Week unveils the latest and greatest in consumer electronics

“Sentiment toward tech spending is benefiting from an improving consumer outlook. Also, the growing anticipation for new product launches could be increasing appetite for tech..." More »

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REVIEWS

Into the Woods
Film Review: Into the Woods

Over-scaled, too dark and only intermittently charming Sondheim musical adaptation does a disservice to a great cast and is often so noisy you can't even appreciate the music. More »

The H obbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Film Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

After rewriting the rules for modern fantasy cinema, for the better and worse, Peter Jackson’s six-film Tolkien saga slams, bangs and shudders to a long-overdue conclusion. More »

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