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NewsForge: Film Gimp Continues Hollywood Takeover

Feb 18, 2003, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Rowe)

"Film Gimp has recently been adopted by ComputerCafe, the fourth motion picture studio to use it in making feature films. Film Gimp, a sophisticated image retouching program designed to manipulate high dynamic range 35mm film images, is a collaborative open source project that branched from GIMP in 1998. After years behind the scenes in Hollywood, Film Gimp had its public launch on SourceForge on July 4, 2002.

"ComputerCafe, based in Santa Maria, California, is best known for creating elaborate photorealistic 3D sequences for Spy Kids 2, including attacking skeletons, a miniature menagerie, and mutant animals. The studio created special effects for Panic Room, Hulk, Imposter, The One, Armageddon, Flubber, and Battlefield Earth. ComputerCafe is using Film Gimp in current feature film productions..."

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