Doing It All
Cinergy Creative's Leslie Allen has learned how to squeeze value out of a project from both sides of the camera. This year, leveraging a background in commercials and VFX he tackled his first feature-film project
Building the War Zone With Invisible FX
When principal photography began on the film Jarhead , the visual effects crew at Industrial Light & Magic expected they would create 89 shots during a scheduled 10 weeks of post-production.
If You Think You Know VFX, Then You Don’t Know Jack
This Jack is officially out of the box and wants to change the way you think about visual effects. Scott McNiel, a VFX artist formerly with Method Studios and 525 Studios, has launched the Venice-based
Blend Modes with Filters in Avid Xpress Pro on Tiger
Blend modes produce dramatic looks, but they're processing-intensive. By harnessing the power of the Tiger OS and your computer's graphics card (GPU), Avid provides real-time compositing power.
Sapphire v2 for Avid
GenArts, makers of the Sapphire plug-ins that have inspired a cult-like following among graphics and effects artists, recently unveiled its new Sapphire Plug-ins version 2.0 for Avid AVX editing systems
Create 3D Synchronized Swimming
In Adobe After Effects
The goal of this tutorial is to get multiple 3D layers in After Effects to move, rotate and otherwise dance along a 3D path.
Kids in Space! Otherworldly Zathura VFX
If you're 12 years old, Zathura may be the coolest movie of the year. The fantasy shows what happens when the rules of a sci-fi adventure game become real.
Q&A: VFX artist Greg McKee
How often does a nature doc demand CG work? Killers in Eden airs this month on PBS's Nature, with whale expert and historian Greg McKee also doing CG and animatronics.
High-End Plug-Ins Hit the Desktop
For visual effects artists, a software plug-in - a small piece of code
that adds new, often spectacular, capabilities to your editing or
compositing application - can be the trick that pushes a show up to a
Spinal Tap 11.
Combine Real-Time HD Title Rolls with Effected Video in Leitch VelocityHD
It's a style you've probably seen at the end of theatrical features - during the rolling titles listing the credits, small windows also roll onto the screen