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Avid Launches New Media Composer Software

Avid released the latest version of its Media Composer Software today, adding a slew of new features on the timeline aimed...

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Director Anthony C. Ferrante on Sharknado 2

It's back! Syfy's shark-infested waterspout of a TV movie, Sharknado, was an instant cult classic and social-media...

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New VFX House Origin Digital Studios Opens in Burbank

It's not all bad news for VFX in Los Angeles. Today, VFX veteran Mark Miller said he is opening a new VFX house, Origin...

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Autodesk Maya 2015: Bifrost Procedural Effects Platform

Autodesk shows off Bifrost, the new procedural effects platform designed...

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Jul 30 Roof Studios for US Cellular

In this new short film for US Cellular, Brooklyn's Roof Studios highlights simple, summertime pleasures with a blend of paper cutout-style 2D illustration and 3D animation, bringing a refreshing hand-crafted feel to a typically VFX-infused landscape. Roof co-founders Vinicius Costa, Guto …

Jul 29 Why Are We All Doing YouTube Preroll Wrong?

Do you reflexively click the "Skip Ad" button every single time a pre-roll ad plays in front of a YouTube video? The creatives at Providence, RI agency Nail Communications wondered if it would be possible to make a pre-roll ad that users would not want to skip — and every time they're pro…

Jul 28 Ben Burtt on Lightsaber Sound Design

Hear the unlikely story behind the Star Wars lightsaber sound, as told by renowned sound-effects wizard Ben Burtt in this excerpt from the special features that originally appeared on the 1993 laserdisc release of the Star Wars trilogy.

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