You don't need cameras any more

Published in Technology & Computing

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.

Exciting CGI animation leads to live action Feature sign-up

Published in Business

There's no better way to get the attention of the big film companies than to make a breathtaking CGI short

2D and 3D workflows have never managed to play nicely together, with all sorts of inelegant kludges developed to get them to talk. All of which makes Imagineer’s new plugin for Maxon C4D all the more elegant.

This is just a bit of fun, but consider for a moment the range and depth of skills that went in to this amazing piece of work

Demented Reality

Published in Production

When you put High Tech and Low Tech together, you get... Low Tech. But it's very funny...

Game of CGI and Compositing

Published in Post & VFX

Game of Thrones has amazing production values. How is this possible, across multiple series, with an even remotely sensible production budget? This Behind The Scenes video shows how

Pixar's new animation system allows animators to visualise their characters with all the important detail visible. Like hair!

Bridging the Uncanny Valley to make realistic CGI humans

Published in Post & VFX

The term 'Uncanny Valley' was originally coined by Japanese robotics professor Masahiro Mori back in 1980 and suggests that as we get close to human realism a huge dip in a ‘familiarity’ graph occurs, indicating a sudden negative response. Now the Digital Human League, a superteam of Hollywood visual effects artists and researchers, is looking to bridge the gap with the creation of convincing synthetic humans.

Making Van Gogh move

Published in Production


This was always going to happen. Animated fine art classics. Starting with Vincent Van Gogh

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

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