Blur Studios: now that is what we call a showreel

Published in Post & VFX

If you’re after something a little high-octane for this Sunday evening/Monday morning you could do a lot worse than check out Blur Studios’ animation/vfx showreel below.

The movie designer who built his own film

Published in Post & VFX

What happens when a celebrated concept artist elects to handcraft their own live-action sci-fi project? David Levy’s Plug is the highly impressive answer.

The art of Motion Tracking

Published in Post & VFX

For most of the history of film, if you wanted to insert something into the picture that didn't exist,  the camera had to be stationary. Motion tracking allows artificial objects to be inserted convincingly into real footage. Phil Rhodes explains

Autodesk switches to subscription-only model

Published in Post & VFX

3D tools company Audodesk is set to follow Adobe’s lead, dropping single product licence fees in favour of a subscription-based system for users of its design, animation and post production products.

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.

Thunderbirds are Go...Again

Published in Production

Recently at Red Shark Towers a friend sent us a link to an HD scan of the title sequence from the iconic UK children's TV series, Thunderbirds. Proving that smooth CGI and eye-popping VFX isn't always necessary, this show has obsessed generations in the UK, despite the fact that it was essentially a puppet show with a few explosions in.

Tempo: Red Giant's calling card

Published in Post & VFX

Increasingly, the makers of visual effects software produce shorts to showcase their products. This week, it’s Red Giant Software’s turn to dazzle

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.

A cloud based studio?  Yes it’s possible and is already happening

This weekend, Episode 6.09 of Game of Thrones redefined both the concept of event television and what you can do on the small screen. Spoilers ahead. And violence.

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