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Vicon to Reveal New Round of Improvements to Cara at SIGGRAPH

Vicon's Cara facial motion-capture system is getting an upgrade this year, with new features to be shown at SIGGRAPH. Vicon is updating the CaraLive software for increased efficiency, reducing the time required for capture and post-production. Auto-exposure has been tuned … more »

Q&A: Critical Mass Studios CEO David Straus

Withoutabox co-founders David Straus, Joe Neulight and Fred Kramer have resurfaced with the launch earlier this year of Critical Mass Studios (CMS), a global rights-tracking specialist for entertainment companies. In June, CMS acquired RightsLine, a real-time rights-management platform whose clients … 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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Blackmagic Design Ships DaVinci Resolve 11

Blackmagic Design shipped DaVinci Resolve 11, a free upgrade for existing customers. Introduced at NAB and in beta for the last month and a half, Resolve 11 introduces a slate of new features aimed at editors and colorists. "With over … more »

Formosa Group to Re-Open POP Sound Facility

Post-production sound company Formosa Group said today that it is re-opening the former Pacific Ocean Post (POP) Sound facility in Santa Monica with some former POP staff on board. POP Sound was shuttered in July by its owner, Empire Investment … 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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Nice Shoes’ Next Step? A New Creative Studio

After industry veteran Geraint Owen and his partners closed their award-winning production and animation house, Superfäd, in 2013, Owen came to Nice Shoes with an idea: Why not build a symbiotic creative studio within the Flatiron facility, already well known … 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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Anti-Subsidy Org ADAPT Readies Fundraiser, Plans SIGGRAPH Q&A

The blogger known as VFX Soldier (aka industry veteran Daniel Lay) been crusading for years on behalf of rank-and-file VFX artists — and against the tax subsidies that have undermined the VFX foundation in L.A., turning it into a nomadic industry. … 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 »