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Here are some fascinating things that we learned from our sessions at London's Broadcast Video Expo

French VFX Facility BUF Compagnie to make software public

Published in Post & VFX

A French Revolution:The name BUF Compagnie is not always the first company to leap to mind when one thinks of the world’s top VFX houses, but you’ve been living under a rock if you haven’t been dazzled regularly by the company’s work. And soon, reports guest author Neal Romanek you will be able to buy the software that produced it. 

Updated MODO debuts from The Foundry

Published in Post & VFX

Not only has The Foundry released a new version of its well-regarded 3D content creation application, MODO, but it has also announced a partnership deal with the MakerBot 3D printing platform.

Taxing Times for VFX

Published in Business

Tax breaks continue to hugely affect the geographical setup of the film and visual effects industries, but are subsidies really such a good thing and can they really be sustainable in the long term?

Tempo: Red Giant's calling card

Published in Post & VFX

Increasingly, the makers of visual effects software produce shorts to showcase their products. This week, it’s Red Giant Software’s turn to dazzle

The Great Gatsby: Stunning VFX/CGI breakdown

Published in Post & VFX

You really can't believe what you see these days. And that's even more true for historically-set dramas where to recreate authentic 360 degree retro environments would be so expensive as to severly limit the scope of the productions

In Part 1 of this 3 part series about applying for Jobs in the VFX Industry, RedShark's reporter HaZ, uses his experience as a VFX Supervisor and Producer to explain what he looks for in the in an application: what really works to get his attention - and what turns him off

Despite its best efforts at times, the movie industry hasn’t killed creativity... yet. Responding to an ever-more risk-averse climate, film creatives are finding more direct ways to pitch their ideas.

In the third instalment in our series looking at the development of VFX in films, Andy Stout looks at the rise of the computers and takes us from the basic (TRON) to the frankly sometimes terrifying (Jurassic Park)

The Future of Visual Effects Education

Published in Business

 

Haz reflects on his experience of education institutions which teach VFX courses and explains why some people interested in a career in the VFX industry may be better off not attending University

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