Author Archives: Beth Marchant

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Autodesk Flame Gets Overhaul for End-to-End 4K Workflows

Autodesk has debuted a much more flexible Flame, as well as two new companion versions of the visual effects and finishing system that are only available to Flame Premium customers. Flame 2015's improvements will not only let artists work in … more »

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Autodesk Smoke 2015 Now Available for Pay-As-You-Go Online Subscription

Autodesk's latest version of Smoke, its Mac-based video editing and effects software, is available for the first time as a monthly, quarterly or annual subscription. Starting at $195 for a monthly rental and $1750 for the full year, Smoke 2015 … more »

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AJA LUT-box: an On-Set or Anywhere Color Correct Converter

Working with formats like Sony's S-Log and Canon's C-Log can be challenging for those on set or in the studio who want to preview footage during editing—especially with a client in the room. The more dynamic range you want out … more »

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The Future of GPU Render Appliances at VFX Studios

Damien Fagnou, a stereographer and digital supervisor at London's MPC who has worked on films like the Harry Potter franchise and Prometheus, was recently made the company's global head of VFX operations after a short tenure as global head of … more »

Spanish Director Julio del Alamo on Creating Commercials that Breathe

Spanish commercial director Julio del Alamo, who recently signed with Accomplice Media for representation here in the U.S., says he is always aiming to convey the universal in his spots, a reflection of the globalized world in which we now … more »

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Kishi Bashi: Philosophize in It! Chemicalize with It!

More happy-go-lucky than trippy, this music video Geoff Hoskinson directed for Kishi Bashi—K Ishibashi of Regina Spektor and Of Montreal fame—manages to suggest the constellations of atoms, pixels and colors that connect all of us. It's also just plain fun … more »

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Inhabiting Wes Anderson’s World of Color in The Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel is a welcome respite after this long winter: the film's eternal spring pinks and yellows explode on the screen like an overstuffed bag of cake icing. Yet inside this treasure box—with the detailed and … more »

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Nvidia Rolls Out Pascal Architecture, Titan Z Dual-GPU Card, Iray VCA

At Nvidia's GPU Technology Conference in San Jose today, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang laid out his company's development roadmap for the "coming era of unified simulation and computer graphics," unveiling a suite of new technology and products that the company says … more »

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Larry Jordan on 7 Ways NAB 2014 Could Change the Way You Work

Some people attack NAB with a detailed plan and others simply let the undulating flow of traffic up and down the aisles guide them through the exhibition. Looking for a way to manage your days? We asked Digital Production Buzz's … more »

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Elastic Director Patrick Clair on True Detective’s Title Sequence

In HBO's breakout winter hit, True Detective, helmed episode-to-episode by film director Cary Joji Fukunaga (Sin Nombre, Jane Eyre) and novelist/screenwriter Nic Pizzolatto, metaphysics, metafiction and true crime become strange yet cozy bedfellows. With the season hurtling toward its end this … more »