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The ThemedReality Interview: Cynthia Sharpe on Princess Leia, Disney heroines, and the impact on theme park attractions

NOTE: This piece originally appeared on Kinotech’s sister blog, ThemedReality. When I was six years old, I saw Annie Hall.  It wasn’t until I watched it again in my 20’s that I recognized the complex relationships and fully formed persona of … Continue reading

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Q&A With Giant Screen Films/D3D President Don Kempf

Don Kempf and I recently had a discussion about his company’s work in digital giant screen cinema.  You can find it at

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GSCA 2012 Coverage

Follow my coverage of the 2012 GSCA International Conference in Sacramento at  Last night included a tribute to the late Roman Kroitor, a co-founder of IMAX, by Graeme Ferguson, the only remaining founder and a surprise screening of the very … Continue reading

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ThemedReality August 2012 Update

Newly added at Walt Disney, Theme Park Character And coming later this month: Batman, laser projectors, and what theme parks can learn from IMAX A new kind of branding for museums What We Know About Shanghai Disneyland: The Director’s … Continue reading

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ThemedReality March Update

The following posts are available on my new blog, ThemedReality, found at ETI and the Future of Ride Design: ETI’s Brian Edwards discusses what the future holds for cloud technology and attractions, then ThemedReality re-envisions two blockbuster Disney attractions. … Continue reading

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The Final Post – The Force vs The Max

In 2005, I began a two year investigation into a lawsuit between IMAX Corporation and a stereoscopic conversion firm called In-Three.  Over 20 people with various companies and studios were interviewed for the pieces that appeared on the World Enteractive … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Remember When IMAX Won the Large Format Wars? Well, Now Barco’s the New IMAX

Last night, after watching the new film “Chronicle” on a Barco 4K projector at my local Cinemark, I received an advanced copy of a rather interesting press release that I decided not to post anything about until it was actually … Continue reading

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