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December 25, 2008

Bedtime Stories is Released!

in the USA 25 December 2008

visit Bedtime Stories @ imdb.com

Box Office Results January 25-, 2008
Number: 2
Weekend Gross: $27,450,296
Theatres: 3,681
Theatre Average: $7,457
Weeks in Release: 1
Total Gross: $51,006,534
Budget: N/A
Running Time: 1 hrs. 35 min.
Distributor: Buena Vista
MPAA Rating: PG

BoxOfficeMojo.com's "Bedtime Stories" Statistics

Posted by dschnee at 3:00 PM

December 17, 2008

DLP Cinema® Trailer

This is a really crappy version of it, but here is that 3D DLP Cinema Trailer we did... has anyone seen this in the theaters yet?

I was also working on a project for Texas Instruments DLP. We have been creating a 3D spot for DLP that will run in front of the 3D projection movies in the near future, much like the well known THX sound spots that run before the movies. If you are curious how DLP works then find out here. It's a pretty cool piece and it should look pretty neat in 3D. -from Updates?

Posted by dschnee at 10:17 PM

December 15, 2008

Official Wolverine Trailer (myspace HD)


Posted by dschnee at 7:16 AM

December 14, 2008

Wolverine Trailer + x-menorigins.com

xMenOriginsComingSoon.jpgIt looks like FOX is going to premiere the wolverine trailer via myspace Monday 7am PST (10am EST), otherwise a slew of crappy youtube versions started to shop up online yesterday, most of which have been taken down?

I didn't go see the remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still, but 4 of us from work went over to Alameda for lunch Friday to Burgermeister, and right next door to the Alameda Burgermeister is the newly restored Alameda Cineplex, we checked out the show times on the marquee, noticed a 1:30pm show time for TDTESS, lightbulb went off, we should ask the manager and see if we can't sneak in, catch the Wolverine Trailer? The manager was totally cool, he knew of Phil Tippett and the studio, was a big fan, and told us to walk in like we own the place when it was time... so we did, and he brought us up to the best place to see the show, the balcony. The Alameda is huge, an an awesome venue! Now the best part of this story was the story of how we got to see the trailer... watching the trailer was, well, bitter sweet.

We waited through 4 or 5 trailers before Wolverine screened, so there was some build up and we were pretty excited to see it, after all we spent a great deal of time getting out a slew of shots for the trailer... It came, It went... um it was pretty cool, but, ahhh, umm not one of our shots we (as in Tippett) worked on made it into the trailer.

We were all a little bitter and WTF? about it at first, but after some thought we realized that it's pretty cool they didn't show any of it. The bulk of our work is from the third act, so they aren't giving anything away and they could have show some cool shots just to show cool 'wow' shots, but they didn't... this is a good thing :)

The website is live, not much to see side from the international release dates and the countdown ticker...


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Posted by dschnee at 7:46 PM

December 12, 2008

The Long List... 15 VFX Oscar Semifinalists

15 in Running for 2008 Visual Effects Oscar®

This is fantastic! Cloverfield and The Spiderwick Chronicles made the long list! I believe that 7 go from here to the bake-off, then 3 go to the Oscars... Were all hoping that Cloverfield makes it to the bake-off, but find it hard to imagine Clovie going to the Oscars. You have a low budget show that came out in January, that not that many people saw... yeah so I'm thinking the top 3 this year will be:

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Iron Man
The Dark Knight

Beverly Hills, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films were selected as semifinalists for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 81st Academy Awards®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:


"The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian"


"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

"The Dark Knight"

"The Day the Earth Stood Still"


"Hellboy II: The Golden Army"

"The Incredible Hulk"

"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"

"Iron Man"

"Journey to the Center of the Earth"

"The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor"

"Quantum of Solace"

“The Spiderwick Chronicles”

In early January, the members of the Academy's Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee, who voted the semifinalists, will narrow the list to seven.

On Thursday, January 15, all members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view 15-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films. Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate three films for final Oscar consideration.

The 81st Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 22, 2009, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008 will be presented on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

Posted by dschnee at 7:10 AM