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Photorealistic rendering gets easier

Published in Technology

Photorealism is not an objective thing. What might look real to one person might look phoney to another. It largely depends what your expectations are, and what exactly you're looking for

R'ha: The best sci-fi short of 2013 (so far)

Published in Production

It didn’t take long for a sci-fi short to make noise in 2013, courtesy of animation student Kaleb Lechowski, who took a can-do approach in realizing his mini-epic

Built with Blender: Tears of Steel

Published in Production

For anyone that hasn't seen it yet, Tears of Steel is a heavily CGI-based short film that demonstrates the Open Source Blender's abilities as an end-to-end VFX and finishing pipeline

Make your own cityscape in minutes and not man-years

Published in Post

A new cityscape generator from Video Copilot could save hours, if not years...

This is the most compelling film trailer we've ever seen

Published in Post

We couldn't resist bringing you this trailer for the film Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Cloony. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón, this is quite simply the most breathtaking trailer we've ever seen

Rebuilding Robocop

Published in Post

The story is familiar and even some of the catchphrases are the same. But José Padilha’s reworking of the iconic 1987 action movie is an altogether sleeker affair

You don't need cameras any more

Published in Technology

Have a close look at this video clip. It’s an advert for a high-end kitchen worktop manufacturer. Watch it in 720p, and look as closely as you can at the camerawork, the clever use of depth of field, the lighting, and particularly the fresh fruit.

And then reflect on the fact that no cameras - or indeed fruit - were involved in the making of this at all.

Tempo: Red Giant's calling card

Published in Post

Increasingly, the makers of visual effects software produce shorts to showcase their products. This week, it’s Red Giant Software’s turn to dazzle

Scorcese's punk rock visual effects

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Still believe The Wolf of Wall Street is an Old-School Rags-to-Riches tale? Think Again

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has stupendous motion capture and CGI. It wouldn't have been possible without either of these techniques. But does this mean that you can make better films with better technology?

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