Category Archives: Creativity

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Editor Pietro Scalia on Cutting The Martian

The Martian, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon as astronaut Mark Watney, is more science "faction" than fiction, as Damon referred to it during a recent TV interview, a visually arresting, funny, sometimes goofy but mostly gripping film … more »


Italy’s VIEW Conference Is a More Intimate Computer Graphics Confab

Ever feel like SIGGRAPH has just a little too much going on? The similarly themed VIEW Conference 2015, which offers immersion in many of the same issues, but on a smaller scale, is set for October 19–23 in Turin, Italy. Attendees … more »


Podcast: Matthew Libatique, ASC, on Straight Outta Compton

The ongoing box-office roll of director F. Gary Gray’s hardscrabble look at the pioneering and controversial gangsta rap group N.W.A. in the movie Straight Outta Compton since its mid-August debut has been one of this year’s big motion-picture stories. And it … more »


Superhero Tech Through Motion Graphics for Arrow and The Flash

Scarab Digital created graphic elements that add to the high-tech ambiance of TV series The Flash and Arrow. Cinema 4D maker Maxon and writer Meleah Maynard offered StudioDaily a look at how they generate striking effects under budgetary and deadline … more »


Podcast: Director Ken Kwapis on A Walk in the Woods

After considering several directors over the decade that he spent acquiring, developing, shelving, and then re-considering producing and starring in the film adaptation of author Bill Bryson’s 1998 book, A Walk in the Woods, Robert Redford finally settled on film and … more »

Robin Thwaites Steadicam training

Learn Steadicam from the Masters

Want to fly like the pros who have captured some of cinema's most memorable Steadicam shots in Skyfall, Thor, Edge of Tomorrow, 47 Ronin, Shaun of the Dead and Harry Potter? Tiffen said it will bring together veteran Steadicam operators including Peter … more »

Show Me a Hero

How They Did It: Recording the Aural Chaos of Show Me a Hero

If you watched the first two hours of HBO's new miniseries Show Me a Hero last night through a decent sound system, you heard some seriously noisy city council meetings. Created by The Wire's David Simon and directed by two-time Oscar-winner Paul … more »


Director Hubert Sauper on Documentary We Come as Friends

Flying around Sudan (and later South Sudan) for a number of years in Sputnik, a decrepit homemade plane, Austrian-French director Hubert Sauper's We Come as Friends offers a survey of neocolonialism and how it's damaged Africa. His previous documentary, Darwin's Nightmare (2004) … more »


A Smart Summer Sequel: The Inner Life of the Cell 3.0

Harvard University's Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology developed BioVisions, a collaborative lab of scientists, teaching faculty, students and multimedia experts, to better visualize—and virtualize—the biological processes their students were learning about in the classroom. Their first project, "The Inner … more »


How Pixar’s Inside Out Models Real-World Filmmaking Tools

Disney Pixar’s Inside Out takes place in the outside world where 11-year-old Riley and her parents live, and in the inside world, which takes place largely in Riley’s mind. Pixar tells the interconnected stories simultaneously. We see how emotions affect Riley, … more »