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The movie designer who built his own film

Published in Post & VFX

What happens when a celebrated concept artist elects to handcraft their own live-action sci-fi project? David Levy’s Plug is the highly impressive answer.

Paperman - where paper and CGI meet

Published in Production

Previously only screened in theaters with the feature Wreck-It-Ralph, Disney released its Oscar-contending short, Paperman, online

Plurality - Feature film plausibility on a shoestring

Published in Business

The blockbuster science-fiction movie look is now available to anyone with a good story, creative vision and persistance.

Film finance through...eBay?

Published in Business

Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo, Pixar art directors, are taking an unconventional approach to fund their animated indy short. They’re selling their art to the highest bidder.

How to fund a short/independent film - Part 2 of 3:

Published in Business

Approaching Crowd-sourced funding

Red Giant: Stu Maschwitz on Run Like Hell

Published in Business

 

Stu Maschwitz is a filmmaker, visual effects supervisor and the Creative Director of Red Giant Software, where he helped develop Magic Bullet Looks, BulletProof, Colorista II and more. In the past, he was a VFX artist and supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) for four years, and then co-founded visual FX company The Orphanage in 1999, who did FX for several movies including Joon-Ho Bong’s monster film The Host (2006), Iron Man (2008) and more

Abstract fantasy based around the Voyager spacecraft

Published in Production

When viewing shorts, it’s easy to be lured by Hollywood-style plotting, explosions and photorealistic animation. ‘Voyager’ reminds us the abstract can be just as compelling...

How to fund a short/independent film - Part 3 of 3:

Published in Business

Budgeting for short or independent films

Chaplin, Astaire and... Gumdrop!

Published in Production

In Gumdrop, a young actress charms her way through a screen-test. The twist? She’s a CGI robot vacuum cleaner

Oscar-nominated short films get chance in spotlight

Published in Post & VFX

Often some of the more creative work you will see over the course of any given year, this year’s Academy-nominated short films are set to air on the big screen. Catch them while you can.

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