Avengers: Age of Ultron saw 20 VFX houses complete somewhere in the region of a massive 3000 effects shots. Munich's Trixter Studios was one of them, its allocation of 400 shots including engineering the eponymous villain's grand entrance.
Guest author and Blender expert Gottfried Hofmann details the new features in Blender 2.75, the latest version of the popular and increasingly powerful open source 3D modelling and animation suite, including stereoscopic workflow and Cycles on AMD GPUs.
RedShark Replay: With interest in all things editing at a high on the RedShark site as we enter into the summer months, here's another chance to read Peter Hass' excellent article on the art of editing.
Another chance to see Jonny Elwyn's popular article on what editors want camera operators to do to help out the process with an illuminating piece, this time focusing on the director/editor relationship.
With major updates to Photoshop, After Effects, and Premiere Pro, not to mention the addition of the new integrated Adobe Stock, as far as upgrades go the 2015 release of Creative Cloud certainly looks like a biggie.
Two very different genre shows, HBO’s Game of Thrones which finished last night and the BBC’s ongoing Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, have convinced us that we are in a new era of television special effects and that TV can now do (nearly) everything that film can.