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

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

Everyone knows about Boris Effects. And, if you're old enough, you'll remember that in the mid to late 90s, it was suddenly possible to create amazing effects and transitions on the slow and clunky NLEs of the time - that looked like they cost a million dollars to produce

The History of VFX Part V: Optical Effects

Published in Production

Having charted the story of VFX in cinema in the first four parts, Andy Stout turns his attention to detailing the various techniques used over the past century, starting with optical effects. Dismiss them at your peril; after all this is how they made 2001

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.

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.

World War Z VFX Breakdown

Published in Post & VFX

This past summer's blockbuster zombie epic, World War Z, astounded audiences with terror at the largest of scales. Visual effects house MPC was with realizing much of the film's mind-boggling mayhem...and this VFX breakdown.

The URSA Mini’s best kept secret?

Published in Production

There has been a lot of focus and attention on the new Blackmagic URSA Mini and its abilities, such as a 15 stop dynamic range, well thought out ergonomics and lighter weight than the full size URSA. However one of its hidden talents may also be one of the most ground breaking, especially given the company's acquisition of the Fusion VFX software.

VFX goes international

Published in Post & VFX

HaZ looks at the trend for post production and VFX to be moved overseas and asks the question: what does this mean to new and existing visual effects artists?

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

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