Data Bending: Creating Unique Digital Visual Effects

Published in Post & VFX

Here's another chance to read Peter Haas' article on how by doing despicable things to your video data, you can get wonderful results!

Two very different genre shows, HBO’s Game of Thrones which finished last night and the BBC’s ongoing Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, have convinced us that we are in a new era of television special effects and that TV can now do (nearly) everything that film can.

VFX 101 according to Method Studios

Published in Post & VFX

Wherein the team at Method Studios attempt to explain what they do for a living… with the help of a whiteboard and a marker pen. Warning: there may be satire ahead. By Chris Elwyn.

Much anticipated mocha Pro 5 now shipping

Published in Post & VFX

VFX artists may be delighted to learn the mocha Pro 5 is now available, bringing with it a host of improvements.

FX Factory - new additions

Published in Post & VFX

It’s fully-featured for $399 or it’s a plug-in environment for free. It works with FCP 7, FCP X, Motion, AfterEffects and PremierePro. It’s a time-saver and a creative tool. It’s FxFactory

Video as moving art

Published in Post & VFX

Apparently, efforts to apply a convincing, organic painting style to moving images are much further along than we had thought, as evidenced by the following video.

In the third instalment in our series looking at the development of VFX in films, Andy Stout looks at the rise of the computers and takes us from the basic (TRON) to the frankly sometimes terrifying (Jurassic Park)

Taxing Times for VFX

Published in Business

Tax breaks continue to hugely affect the geographical setup of the film and visual effects industries, but are subsidies really such a good thing and can they really be sustainable in the long term?

Rethinking The VFX Industry

Published in Post & VFX

With the recent unfortunate news about the demise of Digital Domain Florida, and with VFX studios downsizing around the world, Redshark’s VFX Columnist HaZ Dulull looks at the reasons for this downturn.

BCC 10: new plug-ins from Boris FX [sponsored article]

Published in Post & VFX

Boris FX’ Continuum Complete 10 is not only the biggest release from the company yet, but also the first joint development since its merger with Imagineer Systems. Guest author, Ross Shain, details what’s new.

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