VFX goes international

Published in Post & VFX

HaZ looks at the trend for post production and VFX to be moved overseas and asks the question: what does this mean to new and existing visual effects artists?

Is 3D just a phase? Danny Boyle thinks so

Published in Business

Now that the BBC has said that it's not actively pursuing a 3D future any more, does Stereoscopic video have any future? Danny Boyle doesn't think so

Aaton reportedly out of business

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News is circulating that Aaton have gone into insolvency

RedShark Replay:  It just won’t go away, will it? However much you can prove with specifications that digital video is indisputably better than film, there’s a stubborn feeling that there’s more to it than the simple-to-prove facts. We think we've identified one, subtle, process that helps film to store more visible information than digital.

Here's another chance to read our review of the amazing Film Convert. (Note that this was first published in November 2013). Even in a world dominated by pixels and the "new aesthetic" there are a number of us who still love the seemingly undefinable look of celluloid film. Now, you can match it with digital video, very closely. In a major new review of Film Convert, Peter Haas shows how

Can Blackmagic resurrect film?

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You know what you never hear in the edit bay? “This looks too much like film, can we make this look less filmic?” John Burkhart reports

Can film in the UK make a comeback? Cinelabs International certainly seem to think so, as they have just acquired Bucks Media Services which is one of the few small film labs left in the UK

Digital Bolex: It's a drama

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Never mind that it will be used to shoot drama - the story behind the design and production of the Digital Bolex D16 is a drama in itself

Film is back! People are actually designing and making film cameras again. And this one uses accessible film stock - Super 8mmm

It's a suggestion that runs directly counter to the past few years’ worth of digitisation efforts, but the producers of feature documentary ‘Side by Side’ have chosen to archive their movie on film stock. They might have a point

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