A former colleague of mine recently reminded his readers (in what I think was a jab aimed at me) that I once famously said, “the industry isn’t going to sell 4K, 50-inches at a time.” What he was referring to was a comment I made following this past January’s CES show in Las Vegas, where [...]

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Here is part two of my ongoing series detailing my personal experiences with digital cinema surrounding the production of my first film April Showers. The original article, in its entirety, can be found on Theo’s Roundtable. —– As complicated as filming April Showers was in 4K using the now defunct Dalsa Origin II camera system, it was nothing [...]

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Introduction The biggest drawback to front projection setups is that they typically need to be installed within an environment that some or total control over ambient  light. Over the years projection companies have tried their best to combat issues stemming from ambient light concerns by either a) making their projectors brighter, or b) developing ambient [...]

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It seems I’ve been having this conversation a lot lately,  and that conversation is one over dealer markup versus Internet direct sales. It’s no lie, Internet direct sales or dealers have created a marketplace that seems to favor the consumer. When I say “favor” I mean these Internet direct businesses are seen as saving consumers [...]

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Below is an excerpt from my first article in what is to be an ongoing series that will examine and discuss various topics having to do with digital cinema -from script to screen. This series will be hosted, in its entirety, on Theo’s Roundtable, though you will be able to read excerpts here. I’ve partnered with [...]

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So the big news in the world of home theater today -or should I say cost-no-object home theater -is IMAX. That’s right, IMAX has gone public with the news that they will be offering a new, home IMAX cinema experience dubbed “IMAX Private Theatre.” The IMAX Private Theatre isn’t a new format or technology per [...]

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Introduction The heart of any two channel or home theater system is the amplifier. It provides the life’s blood to your speakers, without which there would be no sound. But not all amplifiers are created equal nor or any two alike. Amplifiers come in all shapes, sizes, number of channels and power outputs. They also [...]

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Since posting a video of my room last week I’ve gotten a few private comments regarding my use of two subwoofers. I’ve also fielded questions regarding the types of subwoofers I employ and why they’re placed the way they are. Rather than keep you all in the dark I thought I’d share a bit of [...]

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Since posting a video of my theater last week many of you have inquired about the Media Center program that can be seen running in the video. The program in question is called Zappiti and it is a free download that you can grab (legally) off the Internet. Zappiti is an easy to use and [...]

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Last week I submitted my theater, and an accompanying video, to my “boss” and famed theater designer Theo Kalomirakis. I wanted to get Theo’s thoughts on my design and see what, if any, improvements he might suggest -not that I have a great deal of room or money for said improvements mind you. I didn’t [...]

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Introduction Among home theater enthusiasts, the brand Oppo and their line-up of universal disc spinners have long been considered to be among, if not the best or most proficient players on the market. In fact, Oppo’s players are so popular and good at what they do, many manufacturers have either stopped making universal players altogether [...]

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Filmography

 April Showers (2009)

Genre: Drama
Studio: WarnerVOD
Written/Directed by: Andrew Robinson
Produced by: Jenna Edwards, April Wade
Starring: Kelly Blatz, Daryl Sabara, Janel Parrish, Ellen Woglom, Illeana Douglas and Tom Arnold