Category Archives: Creativity

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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 »

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Aaron Duffy and Bob Partington on OK Go’s “The Writing’s on the Wall”

The latest inventively staged music video from procedural magicians OK Go has already been watched more than 9.7 million times since premiering last month. "The Writing's On the Wall" has also just earned its directors, Aaron Duffy, Damian Kulash, the … more »

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Director Alex Gibney on Finding Fela, Julian Assange, and His Documentary Influences

Most of Alex Gibney’s documentaries are works of investigative journalism. His latest, Finding Fela, is the first one with an infectious beat. Finding Fela combines the life story of Nigerian musician Fela Kuti with footage of the planning and production … more »

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X-Men, The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Boxtrolls Highlight SIGGRAPH Sessions

This has been a banner year for blockbusters, depending on your point of view. If you're a studio exec studying box-office returns you might be unhappy with a double-digit decline in box-office revenues this summer. (Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, … more »