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

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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

This isn't a photograph - it's an amazing render

Published in Post & VFX

This is a picture that looks more like a photograph than a photograph. And whereas a photograph can be made in an instant - you can imagine the time it took Brazillian artist Gilvan Isbiro to create this masterpiece

SYNC is a Sci Fi high concept short film by our friend and RedShark contributor Hasraf Dulull (HaZ)

The human face is surely one of the most challenging objects to animate realistically. To make it look completely real takes a very special kind of talent

8K? 4K? HD? No. This is the only contemporary film to have been downgraded to VHS quality to give it that oh-so-smooth '80s look. And it's a masterpiece. 

Here's the inside story on the CGI animations in Life of Pi

Published in Production

Have you ever heard the collective sound of several hundred people's jaws dropping? If you've been to a cinema where they're showing the Life of Pi for the first time, then you probably have

Will we ever have completely digital actors intermingling with real ones? Will we soon have feature films where dead actors are brought back to life through the miracle of CGI and motion capture? Will computer generated images of humans ever be so good that we can't distinguish them from the real thing in any way?

The greatest CGI is not in a Sci-Fi film but a costume drama

Published in Post & VFX

Baz Lurhmann's The Great Gatsby is built not around expensive sets but probably some of the best CGI ever seen (well, we should probably say "apart from Gravity"  - which, although it's in a CGI league of it's own, is not exactly a historical costume drama)

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