March 3, 2011 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] Vancouver, Washington - The Atomic Bomb iPad app entitled "How To Photograph an Atomic Bomb" goes on sale for half price this weekend only. Starting Friday, March 4th, 2011 through Sunday March 6th, 2011 "How To Photograph an Atomic Bomb" will be on sale at the App store for 50% off the regular retail price of $9.99 (USD). From the creators of "Trinity and Beyond" and the book of the same name comes an app for the iPad all about the photography of nuclear weapons and including special features only available on the iPad.
Created by Academy Award winner Peter Kuran, How To Photograph an Atomic Bomb is a visually rich and compelling documentation combining awe-inspiring photography and fascinating technical detail about the stories and techniques behind the photography of the bomb. The book was most recently mentioned in a New York Times article entitled "The Bomb Chroniclers."
The app features amazing, high resolution videos that can be played back and forth by the user to see what happens frame by frame during the explosion of a nuclear weapon.
Peter Kuran, the creator of "How To Photograph an Atomic Bomb" has produced five documentaries on the subject of Atomic history, weapons and testing. Beginning in 1995, Peter produced and directed the award winning film "Trinity and Beyond (the Atomic Bomb Movie)" and has since produced "Atomic Filmmakers", "Atomic Journeys" , "Nukes in Space" and "Nuclear 911."
As a youngster fresh out of school, Peter started his film career in 1976 working as an animator for Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) on the original "Star Wars." As an animator on Star Wars, Kuran introduced the concepts of animating shadows and light to objects to make them appear more interactive.
Since that time, Peter has provided visual effects on over 250 theatrical motion pictures including both "Addams Family" films and all three "Robocop" features. His visual effects work was seen in "Beetlejuice," "Men In Black", "The 6th Day", "Thirteen Days", "A Beautiful Mind," "X-Men 2" and many to this day. In 2002, Peter won an Academy Award in the Scientific and Technical Achievement category for his RCI Color Restoration Process.
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later
* 119 MB
Pricing and Availability:
How To Photograph an Atomic Bomb 1.0 usually retails for $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category. Promo codes are available to journalists and reviewers who would like to check out the new app. Please contact us for details about how to obtain a promotional copy.
Over the past 30 years, VCE Films has become a leader of visual imaging in motion picture production, licensing, visual effects and image restoration. VCE is a provider of technical, restoration and consulting services to producers of television and motion picture films as well as to the government. VCE's primary mission is the continued development of special techniques for digital and photo chemical image creation, manipulation, duplication and restoration. The depth and breadth of our unique experience and expertise is unparalleled and has culminated in a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award by the Academy of Motion Pictures arts and Sciences for a special color restoration process. Visual Concept Entertainment began in 1982 after founder Peter Kuran finished work as animation supervisor for Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) on George Lucas' The Empire Strikes Back. Peter Kuran, President of the company, has produced 5 Documentaries on the subject of nuclear weapon history and development including &quot;Trinity and Beyond.&quot; Copyright (C) 2011 VCE Films. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.