Category Archives: Creativity

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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 »

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Director Anthony C. Ferrante on Sharknado 2

It's back! Syfy's shark-infested waterspout of a TV movie, Sharknado, was an instant cult classic and social-media phenomenon when it aired last summer. The franchise returns July 30 to the cable channel—and simultaneously in more than 80 countries—in an overstuffed, … more »

ILM’s Pat Tubach on a Career in VFX

It’s a few days before the Transformers: Age of Extinction premiere in New York, and I’ve arranged to meet co-visual effects supervisor Pat Tubach at Industrial Light & Magic in San Francisco. Stephen Kenneally, a senior publicist, introduces us in … more »

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Co-VFX Supervisor Pat Tubach on Transformers: Age of Extinction

Industrial Light & Magic’s Pat Tubach brought eighteen years experience as a compositor, compositing supervisor, and co-visual effects supervisor to his role as co-visual effects supervisor for Transformers: Age of Extinction. The film follows on his Oscar and BAFTA nominations … more »

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Director Ryan Hamelin on Dancing with “Alice” and the MoVi M10

In November, director Ryan Hamelin took delivery of a MoVi M10 gimbal, the handheld camera-stabilization rig introduced last year by Freefly Systems. He and his partner, cinematographer Erin Trout, put the MoVi to work on test shoots and commissioned work. … more »

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DP Paul Del Vecchio on the BMCC’s New Debayering Algorithms

A long anticipated feature of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BMCC) firmware upgrade released this week was a refinement to the camera's debayering process that promised "sharper and cleaner" output. The new image-processing algorithms have been borrowed from advancements made in … more »