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“Floating” an Animated Character with Cinema 4D and SynthEyes

Filmmaker Greg Jardin created a short film, "Floating," using Cinema 4D and SynthEyes to insert a CG balloon character into real-world situations. (Studio featured Jardin's Joey Ramone music video last year.) C4D maker Maxon and writer Meleah Maynard offered StudioDaily a behind-the-scenes look … more »

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DP Jim Frohna and Colorist Corinne Bogdanowicz on Transparent

Is Transparent set to be the first breakout hit for Amazon Studios? The new show, created by Six Feet Under and United States of Tara veteran Jill Soloway, generated an enormous amount of buzz in advance of its premiere, 10 episodes at … more »

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ASC to Honor John Bailey, Bill Roe, Phil Méheux, Matthew F. Leonetti

John Bailey, ASC, will receive the American Society of Cinematographers' Lifetime Achievement Award during next year's ASC Awards ceremony, the organization said today. Bailey (pictured, top) is being cited for his work as a cinematographer on films including American Gigolo, Mishima, … more »

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Autodesk Flame Award-Winner James Sénade on the Power of His “Magic Tool”

Autodesk celebrated the return of its second annual Flame Award tonight in Amsterdam by honoring this year's winner, James Sénade, at a ceremony coinciding with IBC 2014. Nominated by the Flame community, Sénade was chosen by an award committee that included … more »

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Growing Groot: MPC VFX Supe Nicolas Aithadi on CG Characters

With SIGGRAPH located in Vancouver, I took advantage of the opportunity to catch up face to face with Nicolas Aithadi, visual effects supervisor at MPC for Guardians of the Galaxy. Aithadi, who has 20 films to his credit, received Oscar … more »

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Director James Marcus Haney on No Cameras Allowed

James Marcus Haney's slightly wide-eyed yet big-hearted world view in the documentary No Cameras Allowed is infectious, mostly because the young filmmaker has also captured the true spirit of the music festivals he gate-crashes to attend, with and without his friends. The … more »

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Shane Hurlbut, ASC, Takes Masterclass on the Road

Celebrated cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, a tireless mentor to developing filmmakers on his Hurlblog and at live events, will launch a 25-city Illumination Experience educational tour on September 14. The predominantly U.S. tour (with a stop in Vancouver, B.C.) starts in Irvine, California, … more »

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Shot by Shot: Detailed VFX Work for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

This Friday, North American movie audiences can buy a return ticket to Sin City, courtesy co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, who have mounted a sequel to the groundbreaking 2005 release that pushed the visual envelope in its effort to … more »

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Q&A: Neal Edelstein on Haunting Melissa 2

Haunting Melissa is back. When we met producer-director Neal Edelstein last year, he was launching Haunting Melissa, an iOS-native horror application designed to take advantage of the way people consume media on iPhones and iPads. Distributed through Apple's App Store, … more »

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How VFX Supe Richard Bluff Explored New Approaches for Lucy

Director Luc Besson’s latest film stars Scarlett Johansson as Lucy, an unwilling drug mule who discovers she’s carrying a package of a blue crystalline drug inside her tummy. When it leaks, the story begins in earnest. The drug turns Lucy … more »