Author Archives: Bryant Frazer

3309 articles found

del-toro

Andy Visits Guillermo del Toro’s Bleak House

Visit Guillermo del Toro's horror memorabilia-filled house with Conan's Andy Richter in this show clip that gets up close and personal with the famed genre director. (Nota bene: he's a little intense in his devotion to this stuff.)

G-Technology

G-Technology Updates Storage Products for High-Res Workflow

G-Technology has refreshed its line-up of G-Drive, G-RAID and G-Speed products with 8 TB and 10 TB hard drives. The company said the new products will help users keep up with the performance demands of video workflow at 4K and beyond … more »

Greg Fornero

PostWorks Launches New Unit Providing Digital Cinema Services

PostWorks New York is targeting indie filmmakers with a new digital distribution service, PostWorks Digital Cinema. Led by Greg Fornero, PostWorks Digital Cinema will offer DCP duplication, drive rentals and sales, KDM management and broadband content delivery to indie producers, … more »

supergirl

Supergirl VFX Breakdown

If you want to believe a woman can fly, maybe don't watch this excellent visual breakdown of the massive effort that Encore VFX, under VFX supervisor Armen Kevorkian, put into a dramatic mid-air rescue sequence from Supergirl. 

Radeon Pro SSG

AMD Demos 8K-Ready 1 TB Solid State Graphics Technology

AMD announced at SIGGRAPH that it is developing an ambitious new high-performance video card that will incorporate a 1 TB frame buffer connected directly to the GPU via PCIe, enabling extremely low latency operation when working with large quantities of data, … more »

Blackmagic Fusion 8.2

Blackmagic Releases Blackmagic Fusion for Linux

Blackmagic Design's Fusion VFX software is available for Linux at last. The company said at SIGGRAPH that Fusion 8.2 is now available for download in a public beta version with feature parity across Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. Blackmagic … more »

presenz

Nozon and V-Ray to Add Parallax to VR Renders

Belgian VFX firm Nozon said at SIGGRAPH that its Presenz system for creating 360-degree "volumetric movies" that offer six degrees of parallax — the company calls it "six degrees of freedom" — for a more immersive viewing experience will be integrated in … more »

Maxon Previews Cinema 4D Release 18

Maxon announced a new, feature-laden release of its Cinema 4D VFX software. New features include new ways to fracture shapes, a variety of knife tools, object tracking, and more. "The last couple of versions [of Cinema 4D] didn't have a … more »

maya

Autodesk Releases Maya 2017 with Arnold Built In

At SIGGRAPH this week, Autodesk shipped Maya 2017, the first version of the popular 3D software to integrate Arnold as the default renderer. Autodesk announced at NAB this year that it was acquiring Solid Angle, the maker of Arnold. While … more »

Game of Thrones VFX breakdown

Game of Thrones Season 6 VFX Breakdown

The folks at Stuttgart-based Mackevision have released their latest VFX breakdown, this one showing how environments were massively built up and out for the recently finished season of Game of Thrones.