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Benita Raphan is a director and designer - and a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts - whose work has been featured on HBO, The Sundance Channel, PBS, and Channel Four Television, and at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She leveraged a background as an art director in the fashion industry to inform her career as a filmmaker.
The early collaborations between cinematographer Tim Orr and director David Gordon Green were poetic, independent dramas with minimal budgets. More recently, they've made a successful string of studio comedies. "We try to have fun with it while breaking conventions," Orr says.
When a spot's been touched by the creative team at Psyop, that usually translates into nuanced animation with an element of surprise. In "Enchanted Forest," their latest collaboration with BBDO for FedEx, a fairy-tale conceit ends up delivering a sober message about sustainability.
Kung Fu Panda 2 apparently has all the right moves - the DreamWorks Animation release scored no fewer than 12 nominations in the 2011 Annie Awards, leading the list of plaudits announced this week by the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood.
The virtual environment had to be detailed in all the right places, so that it would stand up to camera scrutiny in shots where it took up the majority of the frame, simple enough on the whole to allow quick fixes during production, and massive enough to make sense as the camera pulls back to a literal god's-eye view of earthly affairs.
Odds are good that you'll be carrying a stereo-3D camera in your pocket within the next four years, according to a just-released study from graphics and multimedia consultancy Jon Peddie Research (JPR). The firm says 80 percent of smartphones will boast not just 3D screens, but 3D cameras.
The HDC-Z10000 is a compact, feature-laden 3D camera at an economical price that gives shooters optimal capability in a “normal” working range of six-to-eight feet. It should find ready acceptance among those working mostly interior scenes and interviews from 17 inches (.45m) out to 15 feet (3.5m).
Singular Software, a developer of workflow automation applications for digital media, is pleased to announce the availability of Singular Software Presto for OS X (v2.0) with support for Adobe Premiere Pro.