Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

4K Film Screening at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, SF

Feature-length 4K film screens in global premiere, bringing kiteboarding from remote locations around the world to the beaches of San Francisco.


Source: CC Attribution, © Kevin Cole

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 9/15/2016 - Perched on the cliffs of San Francisco for over a century, the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre is adjacent to the Golden Gate Bridge and its deep blue waters. Staying true to its original design as an international exhibition space, the venue recently hosted the global premiere of “Chapter One - The Kiteboard Legacy Begins”. Hailed as the first feature-length kiteboarding movie in the world, it is an exploration into the past, present, and future of an emerging sport. This compelling narrative shares international experiences and thrilling maneuvers with the viewers by utilizing the latest in film and cinema technology.


Source: Eyeforce Production, Chapter One - The Kiteboard Legacy Begins

Eyeforce, a film production house from the Netherlands, has been traveling around the world to remote and breathtaking locations for the last 3 years. Key locations include Fiji, Hawaii, Necker Island, Brazil, Cape Town, Netherlands, Indonesia, and San Francisco. A vast majority of the footage was shot using cutting edge cinema technology, recording nearly 100 TB (terabytes) on the EPIC 6K RED Dragon and Phantom Flex4K. Eyeforce also deployed a specialized helicopter equipped with the Cineflex Ultra to produce stunning shots with ease and speed. After months of editing and review, the feature-length end product was presented at 4K resolution with 5.1 surround sound to truly immerse the audience.


Source: Eyeforce Productions, © Ydwer Van Der Heide

To deliver the full experience in its integrity, local companies specializing in high tech production & installation were brought in to guarantee a flawless experience. All of it Now, a San Francisco based digital media company, utilized the latest Insight 4K Laser projector from Digital Projection to deliver all 8 million pixels to a 40 ft diagonal screen. This new laser unit is capable of 12 bit color space, and a native resolution of 4096 x 2160 (DCI 4K). In addition, the groundbreaking laser technology ensures lamp longevity, while accurately presenting any 4K media source.



Spider Ranch Productions, a local sound company, integrated their Audiotechnik Vue line array with the theatre’s existing sound infrastructure to deliver a full 5.1 surround experience. A pair of Lab Gruppen LM26 Lake processors enabled the seamless integration of audio and video through Dante, a new audio software technology that has rapidly become the gold standard in AV production. This system uses network communication methods for high bandwidth, low latency transmission of multiple audio channels over a single CAT6 network cable. The audio latency was in the millisecond range, which allowed for perfect AV synchronization and playback of the film as the producers intended.


Source: Palace of Fine Arts, © All of it Now

This contrast between cutting edge film and a classically iconic venue is a striking parallel to the tension in San Francisco between rapid technological innovation and deep rooted traditions. A historic venue dating back over a century in one of the most diverse cities in the world - the Palace has survived destruction and decay, and was revived into what is currently a landmark of San Francisco city. It serves as an example of the temporary becoming permanent, transcending and transforming. Even today, the Palace serves as an ideal host to a film premiere illustrating rich, international culture as viewed through the sport of kiteboarding.


Source: Palace of Fine Arts, © All of it Now

Source: Library of Congress Public Domain, James David Givens




Technical Info:

Film                          3840 x 2160 @ 25fps

83 minutes length

DCP or .MOV (ProRes 422) formatting


Screen                    36 x 20 ft

Front projection, white, perforated


Projector              Digital Projection Insight Laser 4K

12,000 lumens

4096 x 2160 native resolution

1.76 - 2.77:1 lens throw


Media Server     Apple Mac Pro (2009)


Audio Output     Audinate Dante

6 channels (5.1 surround)



Additional Info, Venue (Palace of Fine Arts Theatre):

Rewind to the birth date of the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 1915 - San Francisco as a city was just recovering from the terrible earthquake and fire of 1906. The nations of Europe were engaged in economic and political troubles that would lead to the start of World War I. The civic leaders of San Francisco envisioned a future of the world as it could be, as a truly international city. Thus, the Panama Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) was created, and construction of the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre began, amongst multiple other buildings. Consistent with his design concept, Bernard R. Maybeck had intended that the Palace should just fall into ruin, and so it did for a long time after the exhibition. However, the Palace of Fine Arts was never destined to have the same fate as the other buildings of the PPIE. In 1959, a combination of public and private funding efforts succeeded in completely restoring the Palace into a permanent structure. The Palace of Fine Arts League continues to operate the theater today, honoring the legacy of Bernard R. Maybeck, Walter S. Johnson, and the many others that have contributed to the rich cultural fabric of San Francisco.


Additional Info, General (Chapter One Movie Trailer):

The creators of 'Hidden Lines' bring you the first 4K feature length kiteboarding movie in history. Shot in breathtaking locations - Fiji, Hawaii, Necker Island, Brazil, and Cape Town, 'Chapter One' unites kiteboarding legends, today's champions, and future talent as they chase the toughest storms, ride the biggest waves, and perform thrilling stunts. 'Chapter One' lets you experience how kiteboarders from all walks of life have found the ultimate sense of freedom... The kiteboard legacy begins!

Features: Nick Jacobsen, Richard Branson, Robby Naish, Sam Light, Ruben Lenten, Jalou Langeree, Rick Naish, Pete Cabrinha, Don Montague, Graham Howes, Bruna Kajiya, Carlos Mario, Aaron Hadlow, Susi Mai, Youri Zoon, Jesse Richman, Sam Medysky, Kevin Langeree, Liam Whaley, Kellen Hall and Keahi De Aboitiz.

Additional Info, Film (Eyeforce):

Eyeforce is a video production company with roots in the action sports industry. Our team of creatives, directors, cameramen, editors and motion graphic designers are passionate about delivering high value productions. Eyeforce produces films, TV series, web content and commercials for a large variety of clients. We believe that good things are created by people who love what they do.

Additional Info, Video (All of it Now):

All of it Now (AOIN) is a boutique creative agency based in San Francisco, California. AOIN specializes in live video production, projection mapping, 360 video, and interactive design. Services span from developing digital content to designing and operating immersive installations for brands, agencies, entertainers and music festivals.
Since forming in 2011, AOIN’s unique experiential work has captivated live audiences both domestically and internationally as VJs and projection mapping artists for countless headlining acts.

Additional Info, Audio (Spider Ranch Productions):

Spider Ranch Productions was formed to bring an attitude of customer service and integrity to the live sound and audio/visual marketplace, with a commitment to developing long term client relationships. We are an emerging and dynamic business that is built on the skill and knowledge of industry veterans. Our Chief Engineers bring over sixty years of combined experience to the production of your event. Whether you’re hiring us for a corporate function, a touring production, or an elementary school festival, you will be treated with the same attention to quality service and detail.

Additional Info, Event (Eye Heart):

Are you or your company looking for Event Production assistance? Look no further. Our team has experience in producing top tier award-winning events with budgets big and small. Whatever you need, we can do. Our one-stop shop can provide you with professional service and expert results that will exceed your expectations.


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