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A New Look To Optics

"Imagine being able to shoot a pretty girl sitting opposite a man in a room, and within that frame you're able to focus sharply just on her eyes, or on her mouth, or her bag, while the rest is in soft more »

What is Digital Cinema, Anyway?

It takes a veteran editor like Brian McKernan to explain the moving target of "digital cinema." His new book Digital Cinema: the Revolution in Cinematography, Postproduction, and Distribution was more »

Flash Equals Financial Freedom

Cartoon Network's Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi may just reinvent the way animators think about 2D. Many animated TV shows are still based on pencil-and-paper drawings, which are scanned into conventional animation more »

What’s Around the Photoreal Corner

Director Joseph Kosinski came out of engineering and architecture, where he learned and used CAD programs to design. "While learning those, I realized how powerful they are and how I could use them to more »

Chasing Down the Price of a 2K DI

"We pulled off a full 2K DI for $110K, about $50K less than the lowest bid that we received." - Kyle Jackson The first film Jackson edited, Cats and Mice , was shot on Panasonic's VariCam. The more »

CineBags Cinematographer

CineBags designed the Cinematographer specifically for modern DPs, with six padded compartments for meters more »

Nvidia Gelato 2.0

Version 2 of Nvidia's Gelato software rendering system will support Sorbetto, an optional relighting technology that dramatically speeds up the process of lighting scenes. After lights are moved or changed more »

Facilis TerraBlock 1.4

Facilis Technology (Hudson, MA) released TerraBlock 1.4, a cross-platform SAN supporting Avid, Apple and Adobe NLE graphics and effects applications. The system uses 4 Gbit fibre channel to more »

Peter Doyle and the Joy of Grading

Do you consider yourself a a pioneering DI artist? There were definitely people before me. We all need to acknowledge the work of [ VFX supervisor ] Chris Watts on Pleasantville. When I saw it, I thought more »

What I’m Using Now

Colin Hess Designer, UV/PHACTORY, New York Favorite gear: Trapcode Particular, an After Effects plug-in List: $299 Why I love it: It's so much quicker and easier to manipulate particle systems using more »