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Alex Roman: Transcendent CGI filmmaking

Published in Production

As a writer, it's not often that I'm lost for words. But that's what happens when I try to describe Alex Roman's CGI film, The Third & the Seventh.

A User Interface is a piece of history - and the future

Published in Technology

If I told you that User Interfaces play a large part in modern film-making, you might think I'm exaggerating. But I don't think I am

Depth sensing cameras could revolutionise CGI

Published in Technology

The Z List: One of the great technological leaps forward that failed to really catch on the first time round was the 3D camera - a unit that could automatically capture the z-axis (the "depth axis) of a scene to create depth map information. Perhaps it’s time for the industry to look at them again.

Blender: Jack of all trades, but in a good way!

Published in Post

Anyone working with digital tools today has a wide choice of applications for specialized tasks. An office suite consists of a program for writing text, one for spreadsheets, presentations, a database etc. For a VFX workflow you might use a tool for tracking, one for compositing, one for editing, various tools for simulations and specialized applications for modelling, sculpting, texturing and animation. RedShark contributor and Blender expert Gottfried Hoffmann reports

Ultra-realistic CGI skin gives detail to every pore

Published in Technology

The quest to find the way out of the Uncanny Valley is making progress

Game of CGI and Compositing

Published in Post

Game of Thrones has amazing production values. How is this possible, across multiple series, with an even remotely sensible production budget? This Behind The Scenes video shows how

R'ha: The best sci-fi short of 2013 (so far)

Published in Production

It didn’t take long for a sci-fi short to make noise in 2013, courtesy of animation student Kaleb Lechowski, who took a can-do approach in realizing his mini-epic

This is the most compelling film trailer we've ever seen

Published in Post

We couldn't resist bringing you this trailer for the film Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Cloony. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón, this is quite simply the most breathtaking trailer we've ever seen

CGI brings back the dead

Published in Technology

Although it is always based on strict scientific principles, sometimes - and more and more often - CGI does something that seems miraculous

Scorcese's punk rock visual effects

Published in Post

Still believe The Wolf of Wall Street is an Old-School Rags-to-Riches tale? Think Again

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