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The Indie Movie Director and the $500m Blockbuster

Published in Post

For those wielding a semi-pro video camera and dreaming that one day they just might make it as the next Spielberg, look no further than Gareth Edwards and his recent monster hit, Godzilla.

How to write video effects for Lightworks

Published in Technology

Gary Hango, an expert in video effects and processing, is also an enthusiastic Lightworks user. In part 2 of this series, he introduces the language Lightworks uses to create video effects, and shows how you can write your own.

Data Bending: Creating Unique Digital Visual Effects

Published in Post

By doing despicable things to your video data, the results can be wonderful

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

The art of Motion Tracking

Published in Post

For most of the history of film, if you wanted to insert something into the picture that didn't exist,  the camera had to be stationary. Motion tracking allows artificial objects to be inserted convincingly into real footage. Phil Rhodes explains

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

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

The Future of Visual Effects Education

Published in Business

 

Haz reflects on his experience of education institutions which teach VFX courses and explains why some people interested in a career in the VFX industry may be better off not attending University

Motion tracking - from obvious to subtle

Published in Post

Motion tracking is simple to understand, and not so simple to do. And, like a lot of VFX techniques these days, it's getting so good that you don't always know that you're looking at it

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