Douglas H. Trumbull is a visionary filmmaker and special effects wizard with decades of experience, ranging from an immersive cinema production of “To the Moon and Beyond” for the 1964 World’s Fair to movies such as “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Brainstorm,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” the original “Blade Runner,” “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” and many others.
In recent years, Doug has continued his research and work on high-frame-rate digital imagery for immersive systems projecting 3D content. He is experimenting with everything from high-frame-rate content to a theater system called the Magi Pod (which some have dubbed “the Mini IMAX”). It’s both a filmmaking approach and a theater design concept, utilizing 3D content, but uses 120 frames per second to correct the 3D motion discontinuity that occurs at 24 fps.
Doug continues to experiment with effective immersive presentations. His insights may well inform those of us in production for fulldome and VR content.