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A closer look at BorisFX Continuum Complete 9

Published in Post & VFX

BorisFX Continuum Complete 9 (BCC 9) was first released for Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas Pro and Adobe After Effects / Premiere Pro. Further versions for other host applications such as Apple Final Cut Pro X / Motion 5 and the OpenFX architecture of Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve have arrived which makes it a good time for Mark Zdunnek to assess the package and its capabilities.

Andy Stout concludes his look at over a century of VFX in the movies with a glimpse at the pre-digital practical tools and the techniques that have been used over the decades to make an audience's collective jaw hit the floor

Oscar-nominated VFX: Guardians of the Galaxy breakdown

Published in Post & VFX

In our next installment of our series highlighting 2015's Oscar nominees for Best Visual Effects, we look at Guardians of the Galaxy, one of three VFX nominees featuring characters from the all-conquering Marvel Universe.

Blender: Jack of all trades, but in a good way!

Published in Post & VFX

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

Oscar-nominated VFX: Building Interstellar's black hole

Published in Post & VFX

In the run-up to the 2015 Oscar's, we're highlighting nominees in the Visual Effects category. First up: Interstellar and a behind-the-scenes featurette that explains how the production brought its black hole into being.

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

 

 

From World War II to the 1980s, the model men and the optical effects units held sway in the world of movie VFX. Computers were on the way, but first the world's effects teams had to deal with the little problem of colour. By Andy Stout.

4K Ready? 4K Now! One of the things that was most noticeable about IBC2014 was that 4K is now very much a part of the mainstream. That’s not to say there wasn’t still room for debate, though.

Star Wars: waiting for the breakdown truck

Published in Post & VFX

A nifty piece of CGI is behind this quick comedy clip that imagines a Star Wars incident on a busy motorway

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