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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

Gravity VFX/Stereoscopic Conversion Breakdown

Published in Articles

The critically-acclaimed Gravity thrilled audiences with its mesmerizing portrayal of astronauts struggling with an outer space worst case scenario. Prime Focus World, a leading VFX and post services company, made this breakdown to demonstrate how they created a parallel stereoscopic conversion and VFX workflow for the film.

The History of VFX Part V: Optical Effects

Published in Production

Having charted the story of VFX in cinema in the first four parts, Andy Stout turns his attention to detailing the various techniques used over the past century, starting with optical effects. Dismiss them at your peril; after all this is how they made 2001

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

VFX news from Europe's IBC

Published in Post & VFX

Red-shark's VFX columnist, HaZ, reports on Visual Effects developments at Amsteram's IBC this year.

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