Douglas Trumbull‘s resume reads like a sci-fi magazine’s list of the best movies of all time: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Blade Runner, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Well, maybe not that last one. Still, his work in the visual effects field is iconic. He’s directed films too, such as 1983’s Brainstorm which is best known for being the film Natalie Wood was shooting when she died. While preparing that film, Trumbull was attempting to use a process he invented called ShowScan which used 65mm film and shot at 60 frames per second. At the time, it didn’t end up working out but now, almost 30 years later, talk has once again begun about using higher frame rates (from people like James Cameron and Peter Jackson) and Trumbull has begun preparing a brand new film under a brand new production company that will shoot using a brand new technology that incorporates both a higher frame rate and 3D. Read more after the break. Read More »