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A cloud based studio?  Yes it’s possible and is already happening

Is this the most remarkable CGI in a film, ever?

Published in Technology

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.

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

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

Rethinking The VFX Industry

Published in Post

With the recent unfortunate news about the demise of Digital Domain Florida, and with VFX studios downsizing around the world, Redshark’s VFX Columnist HaZ Dulull looks at the reasons for this downturn.

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.

Subtle VFX in new WW2 feature film

Published in Post

We like to let you know what RedShark contributors are working on and here's a lovely example. Our VFX (Visual Effects) specialist HaZ has just finished a film as one of the VFX Supervisors working in Brussels and Amsterdam

Dwarf Labs: Montpellier's VFX innovators

Published in Post

Redshark’s VFX Reporter HaZ takes a trip to Montpelier to visit Dwarf Labs: a CGI animation studio in Montpellier, just off the French Mediterranean seashore. Dwarf’s ambition is to create world-class computer-generated imagery that appeals to audiences of all ages.

Lynx: A camera that makes 3D models

Published in Production

This future camera captures the world in 3D models; yet another exciting innovation funded through Kickstarter.

In part 2 of this series, experienced VFX Supervisor HaZ looks at the right and wrong ways to approach studios when you're looking for work

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