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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

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?

In Part 3 of this 3 part series, HaZ, our VFX correspendent, talks about Networking; not about IP addresses and routers, but getting to know the people you need to know

This human consciousness would represent humanity, if contact was made with other life forms out there

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.

VFX protests mar the Oscars

Published in Business

Red Shark correspondents have written about some of the travails affecting the VFX industry before, but at the Oscar ceremony on Sunday night protests made the news as well.

World War Z VFX Breakdown

Published in Post & VFX

This past summer's blockbuster zombie epic, World War Z, astounded audiences with terror at the largest of scales. Visual effects house MPC was with realizing much of the film's mind-boggling mayhem...and this VFX breakdown.

Autodesk Smoke 2015 Quick Review

Published in Post & VFX

Autodesk Smoke 2015 is one of the few editing systems that can work at almost any resolution and has extensive 3D compositing capabilities, but what is it actually like to work with?

Weta Digital is at it again! This time, the red-hot VFX house is inventing new ways to overrun the Earth with primates, as evidenced by an illuminating behind the scenes featurette for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Motion tracking - from obvious to subtle

Published in Post & VFX

Motion tracking is simple to understand, and not so simple to do. And, like a lot of VFX techniques these days, it's getting so good that you don't always know that you're looking at it

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