AI + Blockchain Film & TV Production

August 24, 2018 | 34 views

Global Box Office revenue was US$40.6 billion in 2017. Warner Brothers, Paramount, Disney, Netflix, Amazon, Fox, Columbia and many other companies are vying for content consumers. Worldwide, the industry spends US$240 billion per year on buying content for broadcasting, this is a growing trend of 10% annually.Creating the much desired high quality content in larger quantities is in the current system not possible. The film industry has high barriers to entry for everyone, is overly complex and lacks transparency not only creating unnecessary risks, but also missed opportunities for all parties. Even award winning writers, producers and directors often have enormous challenges to secure funds for their next project.

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Two Bit Circus

Two Bit Circus is a modern high-tech circus exploring the future of fun. The team of artists, inventors, educators and performers build big games, tell stories with technology, and make liberal use of lasers, fire and robots. The builds and operates Micro-Amusement Parks with a flagship in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. They’ve captured action sports content in 360 video for brands like NFL, NBA, Indy and the Olympics and then installed VR activations at the Super Bowl, All Star games and at Verizon stores. They launched a high-tech traveling carnival to inspire the world about the possibilities of STEM+Art with coverage including CNN, Fast Company, and USA Today. Many of the team created the viral This Too Shall Pass music video for OK Go that garnered 50+ million views on YouTube.

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Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming arrives on iOS with some Apple restrictions

Article | February 12, 2020

Microsoft is expanding its Project xCloud service to the iPhone today. The software giant is launching a beta of xCloud through Apple’s TestFlight service, allowing xCloud testers to try the service on an iPhone or iPad. It’s the first time we’ve seen a cloud game streaming service appear on iOS since the days of OnLive — and OnLive’s iOS app wound up in limbo when Apple didn’t approve it. Google’s Stadia and Nvidia’s GeForce Now are still not available on Apple’s devices, either, and neither company has been able to tell us when that might change.

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Apple's AR & VR headset may not need external input for orientation & motion detection

Article | February 11, 2020

Apple is continuing to investigate headsets like its "AR Glasses," as part of its exploration of Augmented and Virtual Reality systems. One such headset in future may utilize sensors that can detect angular rotation, such as that experienced when the device is placed on a user's head or removed. "[It] may be beneficial for the VR headset to be able to detect when a head-worn device (e.g., headset, eyeglasses, headphones, etc.) is being removed from the user's head, is being placed on the user's head, or both," says Apple in US Patent No. 10,557,724, "Angle detection of a rotating system using a single magnet and multiple hall sensors."

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Game On: These Entertainment Stocks Hit New Levels

Article | February 10, 2020

Some Chinese entertainment stocks listed in the U.S. got a boost last week after the People Bank of China (PBOC) said it would pump $173 billion into the economy. Since news of the report from Beijing hit the street, one of the biggest gainers was Chinese gaming giant NetEase Inc. (Nasdaq: NTES) NetEase, a partner of California-based Blizzard Entertainment in China, traded as low as $317.48 per American depositary share within the last couple of weeks, and soared as high as $347.95 apiece last week. NetEase rolled out its international presence in recent years in Japan and North America, lowering its China dependency.

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The Future of Tech: Gaming Consoles, the Xbox and PlayStation of Tomorrow

Article | February 10, 2020

Consoles have come a very long way since the arrival of first-generation machines from Atari and Coleco in the seventies. Even the original PlayStation (1994) and Xbox (2001) look dated compared to the 4K/HDR-capable machines of today, and that divide will grow even larger once the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X arrive at the end of 2020. But what about the future? More than once console makers have tried to break new ground, by focusing on functionality beyond gaming, but for the most part those attempts have failed. Nintendo has found the most success with specialized hardware that still focuses on games first, while Sony and Microsoft have seemingly understood that building powerful general purpose machines that are akin to PCs is their best and safest bet.

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Two Bit Circus

Two Bit Circus is a modern high-tech circus exploring the future of fun. The team of artists, inventors, educators and performers build big games, tell stories with technology, and make liberal use of lasers, fire and robots. The builds and operates Micro-Amusement Parks with a flagship in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. They’ve captured action sports content in 360 video for brands like NFL, NBA, Indy and the Olympics and then installed VR activations at the Super Bowl, All Star games and at Verizon stores. They launched a high-tech traveling carnival to inspire the world about the possibilities of STEM+Art with coverage including CNN, Fast Company, and USA Today. Many of the team created the viral This Too Shall Pass music video for OK Go that garnered 50+ million views on YouTube.

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