Cover of episode 010

We talk with Douglas Trumbull about his history as artist, animator, and VFX legend, and about what caused him to become a champion of immersive cinema. Stay tuned for Part 2!

Detailed show notes below…

About The Optical

Host Mark Boszko takes you on a journey back through the annals of Cinefex magazine, talking about the movies and topics they covered 30+ years ago. We talk to people involved in the films, people who make movies, and people who love movies, and have a fun time doing it.

Cinefex 8

Cover of Cinefex 8

Special thanks to Cinefex for access to these out-of-print back issues.

Even though these are out of print, you can now download and read along with Issue 8 — and every other back issue of Cinefex — in the Cinefex iPad App. Download the free iPad app now!

Special Guest:
Douglas Trumbull

Image of Douglas Trumbull

Douglas Trumbull is a filmmaker, director, writer, and inventor of many advances in VFX technology. His latest project is a 3D/4K/120fps immersive cinema process called Magi.

Research Materials

  • Blade Runner
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture

More Bits

Musical Guest:
Digital Droo

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