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Understanding Lightworks VFX

Published in Post & VFX

Gary Hango, an expert in video effects and processing, is also an enthusiastic Lightworks user. In this series, he introduces the basic concepts of VFX, and leads you towards writing your own effects for Lightworks

 

 

Andy Stout begins our new six-part series looking at the history of VFX in cinema back where it all started, with early pioneers such as Georges Melies developing the optical effects that Orson Welles would use to such dramatic effect nearly half a century later.

Our resident VFX expert, HaZ, made an on-set discovery that not only eased his workflow, but solidified, in his opinion, the ARRI Alexa as the go-to camera for VFX shoots.

VFX protests mar the Oscars

Published in Business

Red Shark correspondents have written about some of the travails affecting the VFX industry before, but at the Oscar ceremony on Sunday night protests made the news as well.

Good CGI is so realistic that you don't always know when you're looking at it. So, Ironically, CGI artists take it as a compliment when their work goes unnoticed.

Home-brew VFX with household objects

Published in Post & VFX

If you haven’t come across Joe Schenkenberg (better known as Joey Shanks) and his PBS Digital Studios show Shanks FX, it’s perhaps time you did as it is a fairly awesome How To mix of home-brew practical effects using household items and digital refinement.

Drag and drop effects you can use with anything

Published in Post & VFX

Did you know you can get really classy effects that you simply drag and drop onto your timeline without using plugins?

In the final installment of Peter Jackson’s video blog, the director introduces The Hobbit’s post crew, while the team scrambles to complete the film.

Weta Digital is at it again! This time, the red-hot VFX house is inventing new ways to overrun the Earth with primates, as evidenced by an illuminating behind the scenes featurette for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Autodesk Smoke 2015 Quick Review

Published in Post & VFX

Autodesk Smoke 2015 is one of the few editing systems that can work at almost any resolution and has extensive 3D compositing capabilities, but what is it actually like to work with?

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