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CineEurope is the most successful and longest-running convention in Europe for cinema exhibitors. The leaders in the industry came to Spain this year to seek the latest trends and new marketing tactics. There were both independent and international films present. The most new and best technologies were announced and Olson Visual captured audiences with their astonishing T3 structures. It showcased current films Star Trek Beyond and Ben Hur that hits the movie theaters on August 19th. Take a look at our amazing T3 light boxes that were installed at this years 2016 CineEurope in Barcelona Spain. This marks the beginning of Olson Visuals expansion into Europe and the International marketplace. Save Save Save
Warcraft is a film based on the well-known video game, World of Warcraft. It is one of the most played games ever and it’s popularity inspired the new film adaptation. It is directed by Duncan Jones and stars Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, and Robert Kazinsky. The movie shows how humans interact with orcs, a fantasy creature. It took ten years to make this picture with partnership starting in 2006 between Legendary Pictures and Blizzard Entertainment, the game’s developer. Unfortunately, the reviews have shown that the movie does not follow the video game. So, gamers might be sadly disappointed. On the lighter side, the special effects are incredible! Check out these images of our amazing Olson Visual team installing a large Orc from the film. See how they carefully pay attention to every detail of the character. Save Save
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will hit theaters June 3rd of 2016. This action comedy stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Stephen Amell, Tyler Perry, and Laura Linney. It is another movie to the TMNT empire that started as a toy franchise in the 1980s. After the 2014 film had exceeded financial expectations, producers gave the green light for the Out of Shadows sequel. Audiences should be warned that the cartoon characters are not exactly the same as prior renditions. Instead, they are beefed up looking and aren’t as cute and sweet as before. The critics have pointed out that it is more based on nostalgia for the franchise then trying to create an entertaining sequel. Although, the census is that is better then the last one and creates a new younger audience to enjoy the “Cowabunga” one-liners. Olson Visual created multiple graphics for the film. Check out these images from… read more →
With more then four hundred screens, Harkins Theaters is the largest family owned theater chain in the U.S. Recently, they opened a new movie destination on May 5th at the Los Cerritos Center. Olson Visual was invited to do all the graphics. Within a week and a day, OV completed all of the signage for the opening. The first install took place on April 26th and the second was May 5th. This included seven exterior banners and an interior barricade using vinyl material for Cina 1 auditorium. Six of the outside graphics measured fifteen feet wide by twenty foot long while the “Now Open” signage was 440″ x 61″. These were some large-scale pieces! The sixteen theaters will be showing: The Huntsmen: Winter War, Captain America: Civil War, Keanu, The Boss, and Mothers Day to name a few. For more information please visit: http://www.harkinstheatres.com/theatreDetails.aspx?theatreId=42864 Cerritos 16 600 Los Cerritos Center… read more →
The critics have bashed the all-anticipated “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” but some feel it was entertaining. The film was announced at the famous Comic-Con in 2013. This was right after the release of Man of Steel and was supposed to be inspired by The Dark Knight Returns book. The new super hero movie was supposed to show a different Batman from the other previous films. That is, Batman would have a reboot with a different personality bu this might be the reason for the negative reviews. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice premiered in Mexico City on March 19, 2016 and in the US on March 25th. The critics responded by saying the plot was predictable, the characters weren’t developed enough, and the action was weak. There were many critics, including Forbes, who stated that the visuals were amazing. Also, the fans raved about the film. So, the… read more →
Join us in Los Angeles for the 20th annual Museums and the Web conference: April 6-9, 2016 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA. Museums and the Web is an annual conference featuring advanced research and exemplary applications of digital practice for cultural, natural and scientific heritage. Formed by leading professionals from around the world, our community has been meeting since 1997. The products of our meetings and conversations – the MW proceedings, Best of the Web archives and community news forum – are an unparalleled resource for museum workers, technologists, students and researchers that grows every year. Who Comes to MW? All kinds of people from around the world come to Museums and the Web. You will find webmasters, educators, curators, librarians, designers, managers, directors, scholars, consultants, programmers, analysts, publishers and developers from museums, galleries, libraries, science centers, and archives – as well as the companies, foundations and governments that… read more →
The Angry Birds Movie is coming to theaters in the future! It is an American-Finnish 3D film based off the famous video game. Directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis and produced by Catherine Winder John Cohen, this family fun animation will warm your heart. There are a few celebrities that have devoted their voice. This includes Josh Gad, Danny McBride and Jason Sudeikis. Check out this image of Olson Visual’s photo opp graphic.
Olson Visual is proud to have worked on the Academy Award nominated films including Joy, Everest, Mad Max, The Martian, Steve Jobs, Straight Outta Compton, and The Danish Girl. On February 29th, the ceremony took place at the Dolby Theatre. Some went home empty handed while others won numerous golds. One in particular was the science fiction film, Mad Max Fury Road which took home five Academy Awards including best: Production Design, Sound Mixing, Production Design, Sound Editing, Costume Design, and Makeup. Alicia Vikander took the gold home for her work in The Danish Girl. The Martian was nominated for Production Design, Visual Effects, Sound Mixing and Editing but went home empty handed. Sicario was nominated for Cinematography but lost to Revenant. Straight Outta Compton was a contender for Best Original Screenplay but instead the film Spotlight won which also won for Best Picture. Check out these images of OV’s… read more →
The Gods of Egypt opens today. It is a fantasy movie with Geoffrey Rush and Gerard Butler who plays Set, the god of darkness. Filming was done in Australia with a budget of $140 million. It was directed by Alex Proyas and was influenced by Lawrence of Arabia, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Man Who Would Be King, and The Guns of Navarone. Gods of Egypt will be a series of films after the finishing of the Hunger Games. The film has experienced some media backlash with it’s non-diverse casting so let’s see how it does at the box office. Olson Visual created this amazing prop and display unit. The costumes are carefully placed and installed with superior graphics using their T3 system. The sides are using backlit graphics. To find out more about their system click here: http://olsonvisual.com/products/t3/