Lubezki to provide expert artistic insight as InVisage brings cinema quality image capture to smartphones and mobile devices with its QuantumFilm technology
Menlo Park, Calif., (Nov. 9, 2015) – InVisage Technologies Inc., the pioneering developer of QuantumFilm™ camera sensors, today announced the addition of famed cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC to the InVisage advisory board. Mr. Lubezki is the cinematographer of numerous award-winning films including Gravity (2013) and Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014). Mr. Lubezki is the Company’s first artistic advisor and will help shape and fine-tune the specifications of upcoming InVisage QuantumFilm camera image sensors for smartphones and mobile devices.
In addition to its greater light sensitivity, QuantumFilm’s non-linear response to light allows for the expanded dynamic range mode QuantumCinema, which allows smartphones to capture more detail in extremely bright areas without saturating. The QuantumFilm sensor also includes the first global electronic shutter for smartphones, a feature that reduces distortion with quick camera movements.
“We are honored to have Mr. Lubezki join our advisory board,” said Jess Lee, president and CEO of InVisage. “With Mr. Lubezki’s artistic direction, we intend to bridge the gap between Hollywood and advanced nanotechnology, bringing Hollywood quality to QuantumFilm-enabled smartphones and mobile devices.”
“InVisage understands that advancing film is equal parts artistry and technology,” said Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC. “I was drawn to InVisage and their technology because of the ground-breaking potential for greater dynamic range in cameras ranging from smartphones to professional video cameras, a crucial capability for cinematographers and everyday users alike.”
About Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC
Mr. Lubezki has shaped film for decades, working with directors Alfonso Cuarón, Steven Soderbergh, Martin Scorsese, Mike Nichols, Terrence Malick, as well as Ethan and Joel Coen. His latest project is The Revenant (2015) with renowned director Alejandro González Iñárritu. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including two Academy Awards for Cinematography for Gravity (2013) and Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), in addition to seven Academy Award nominations. Other films shot by Mr. Lubezki include Y tu Mamá También (2001), Children of Men (2006) and The Tree of Life (2011).
About InVisage Technologies
InVisage Technologies, Inc. is a venture-backed advanced materials & camera platform company based in Menlo Park, California that has developed QuantumFilm™, a breakthrough imaging & sensing technology. The Company’s first product captures high fidelity, high-resolution images from mobile devices such as camera phones and digital cameras. Founded in 2006, InVisage Technologies is venture funded by GGV Capital, Nokia Growth Partners, RockPort Capital, InterWest Partners, Intel Capital, Oceanwide, and OnPoint Technologies. For more information about InVisage, visit www.invisage.com.