Revisit the history of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise in new video
Walt Disney Pictures have debuted a new promo for the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, revisiting the history of the entire franchise from a Walt Disney-created ride to the blockbuster franchise we know today. Check it out in the player below!
Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales also stars Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs, Golshifteh Farahani as the sea-witch Shansa, David Wenham as Scarfield, Stephen Graham as Scrum, and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa.
Sit down with Catastrophe’s Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan
This Friday, Amazon‘s hit comedy series Catastrophe returns for its third season. All six season three episodes will be available to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. If you haven’t had a chance to watch the show yet, there’s still time to binge seasons one and two via the service. Created and written by stars Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, Catastrophe follows an Irish woman and an American man who wind up in love despite their many failings and who ultimately decide to take marriage and parenthood head on together.
CS recently sat down with Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan to talk about what goes into making Catastrophe. In the player below, you can check out our video interview with the multi-talented pair. They discuss their approach to the show’s six-episode seasons and the show’s unique distribution, airing on Britain’s Channel 4 and streaming through Amazon domestically.
The third season of Catastrophe also marks one of the final acting appearances from the late Carrie Fisher. Fisher appeared on Catastrophe throughout the show’s first two seasons, playing the role of Mia, Rob’s mother. Fisher completed work on Catastrophe season three shortly before her death late last year.
Catastrophe is produced by Avalon Television, with co-producers Birdbath Productions and Merman. The already-greenlit Catastrophe season four is scheduled to premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the US in 2018.
Freecast takes a leap into affordable, real-time wireless streaming.
Freecast is perfect for low-budget filmmakers looking for a smart video distribution solution on set. The wireless system streams high-quality video from your HDMI camera to any monitor or up to four iOS devices.
The Freecast app allows you to stream straight to YouTube or Facebook with an update coming to include Instagram, Twitch, Live Stream and You Stream. The system offers H.264 encoding and there’s Android support too. Freecast says it will ship in July with a $ 599 price tag. Check out the video above to find out more.
Supports iOS and Android
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Will you be at NAB? Do you want to learn about 360° or VR video? Look no further than the Vimeo 360 zone.
We expect the theme of this year’s National Association of Broadcasters event in Vegas to be 360° video and VR. Vimeo has been taking an aggressive stance on the space, with its release of Vimeo 360 last month. On the floor in Vegas, Vimeo is trying to stay cutting edge by offering a slew of courses, panels and talks at their booth this year. If you’re at NAB this year and you have even a burgeoning interest in 360° video and OTT (Over the Top) content, this is the place to be.
Yes, those 360-degree videos you see sometimes on YouTube and Facebook are purty, not just because they’re new and shiny, but because they’re more immersive than even the most stunning two-dimensional Instagram images. But how do those video wizards create them, you may ask?
Although some of those videos were definitely created using very expensive and sophisticated cameras, it’s absolutely possible to create your own 360 videos easily — and cheaply.
But before we get into specifics, it’s important to understand what 360 video is and isn’t. First: It’s not «virtual reality.» An experience isn’t truly VR unless it has an interactive element. Ideally, that interactivity will come with an interface or controls that allow you to truly engage the environment and control your position and perspective in it, rather than simply allowing you to passively look around at panoramic video imagery. Read more…
While Netflix and Amazon Prime are going all out to capture the burgeoning video streaming market in India — a country of 450 million internet users — a homegrown ‘challenger’ so to speak has slowly emerged as the champion.
Hotstar, the two-year-old on-demand video platform from the house of Rupert Murdoch-owned Star TV, has crossed 100 million downloads on Google Play Store. If we count App Store downloads, it would go up to 130 million or so.
To give that some perspective: Netflix took nine years to reach 75 million subscribers. Even after its global launch, it could add only 11 million subscribers. Amazon Prime Video, on the other hand, clocked 63 million subscribers at the end of 2016. Read more…
CS sits down with director Denise Di Novi and her Unforgettable cast
This Friday, Warner Bros. Pictures brings to the big screen Unforgettable, a dramatic thriller that also represents the directorial debuts of Denise Di Novi. Di Novi, who has been working in Hollywood as a producer for more than three decades, is responsible for films like Heathers, Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, The Nightmare Before Christmas and many more. CS recently had the chance to sit down with Di Novi and her Unforgettable cast (including stars Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigl, Geoff Stults and Cheryl Ladd) to talk about what made her decide that Unforgettable was the right film to finally move into the director’s chair.
Unforgettable stars Heigl as Tessa Connover, who is barely coping with the end of her marriage when her ex-husband, David (Stults), becomes happily engaged to Julia Banks (Dawson)—not only bringing Julia into the home they once shared but also into the life of their daughter, Lilly (Isabella Rice). Trying to settle into her new role as a wife and a stepmother, Julia believes she has finally met the man of her dreams, the man who can help her put her own troubled past behind her. But Tessa’s jealousy soon takes a pathological turn until she will stop at nothing to turn Julia’s dream into her ultimate nightmare.
The film is also being produced by Di Novi alongside Alison Greenspan (If I Stay) and Ravi D. Mehta (Grudge Match), from a screenplay by Christina Hodson. The behind-the-scenes creative team is led by multiple Oscar-nominated director of photography Caleb Deschanel (The Right Stuff, The Natural), production designer Nelson Coates (Flight), editor Frédéric Thoraval (Taken), and costume designer Marian Toy (Ballers).