The current state of VFX and CGI physics

Published in Post & VFX

A recent compilation of select VFX and CGI works highlights just how good the work has become, particularly when it comes to physics simulations.

Good CGI is so realistic that you don't always know when you're looking at it. So, Ironically, CGI artists take it as a compliment when their work goes unnoticed.

Here's a movie teaser trailer that does exactly what it's supposed to do: makes you want to see the film.

Blackmagic's Free Fusion changes everything

Published in Post & VFX

Blackmagic's acquisition of Fusion is big news. It's going to make waves in the post production industry. It's changing things forever.

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

Adding intentional damage to your video

Published in Post & VFX

Have you ever thought about the close connection between electric guitars and modern post production techniques? It's just possible that you haven't. After all, resemblance between a Marshall amplifier and DaVinci colour grading console is minimal, to say the least

The latest in our series highlighting Oscar 2015's Best Visual Effects nominees: here we feature Dawn of the Planet of the Apes with a group of videos that illuminate the film's VFX processes.

In part 2 of this series, experienced VFX Supervisor HaZ looks at the right and wrong ways to approach studios when you're looking for work

A closer look at BorisFX Continuum Complete 9

Published in Post & VFX

BorisFX Continuum Complete 9 (BCC 9) was first released for Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas Pro and Adobe After Effects / Premiere Pro. Further versions for other host applications such as Apple Final Cut Pro X / Motion 5 and the OpenFX architecture of Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve have arrived which makes it a good time for Mark Zdunnek to assess the package and its capabilities.

How they did the Effects in Prometheus

Published in Technology & Computing

It's a little late perhaps (the film was released in June 2012), but we came across this fantastic VFX breakdown for Prometheus. Early warning: There's a very big spoiler in it and this article - just in case you haven't seen the film yet

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