This is a very successful attempt to build a system that can simulate walking with all types of two-legged characters. It's extremely funny as well!

3D video - not just stereoscopic video but moving images that you can literally walk around - will need a different kind of camera.

Alex Roman: Transcendent CGI filmmaking

Published in Production

As a writer, it's not often that I'm lost for words. But that's what happens when I try to describe Alex Roman's CGI film, The Third & the Seventh.

The best video game trailer ever

Published in Post & VFX

The greatest video game trailer ever

Hyper-realistic CGI and Motion Capture: Big Lazy Robot

Published in Production

More hyper-realistic CGI, with innovative motion capture techniques

The latest installment of the venerable James Bond franchise, Spectre, is one of the most costly films ever made partly because of its reliance on practical effects.

An amazing glimpse into the (cartoon) future.

Published in Post & VFX

Futurama is about as 2D as a skillfully drawn cartoon can be. But seeing a visualisation of it in 3D is breathtaking!

There’s more to Laika’s latest animated movie The Boxtrolls than meets the eye, not least in the way this ostensibly stop-motion creation seamlessly utilises modern animation techniques and even 3D printing to tell its wonderfully dark, critcally-acclaimed and subversive story.

Breathtaking CGI cinematic game trailer

Published in Technology & Computing

Here's an impressive game trailer that tackles the issues of creating CGI world including human characters head on. And it very largely succeeds

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.

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