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Project Wetbrush

Watch Adobe’s Project Wetbrush Oil-Paint Simulator in Action

Ever wish your digital painting could really have the look of oil on canvas? Well, the next generation of Adobe tools — with a hefty assist from powerful GPUs from companies like Nvidia — might get your digital work a … more »

Shared Storage Tips

Eight Shared Storage Tips from Citizen Pictures, StorExcel and Quantum

Denver's Citizen Pictures recently became one of the first facilities to install a new Quantum Xcellis storage system, replacing an aging Xsan set up. During a StudioDaily webinar yesterday sponsored by Quantum, Andrew Moraski, post-production supervisor at Citizen, Lance Hukill, president … more »

Pokémon Go AR

Five Things Pokémon Go Shows Us About the Future of Media

If you work in a big city, you need only step outside during your lunch break to see the effects of the first true AR craze. Odds are, you'll see someone wandering around, eyes glued to phone, looking to add … more »

Scanline Mother Ship

Five Things to Know About the VFX in Independence Day: Resurgence

It took 20 years, but the Independence Day franchise returned last Friday to kick some landmark-destroying alien butt and dazzle audiences with a stellar variety of large-scale explosive visual effects. The new film, like the 1996 original, is VFX supervised by Volker Engel and features effects … more »

Adobe Premiere Pro CC

It’s Adobe Day: The New Creative Cloud Applications Are Out

Adobe today launched new versions of applications in Creative Cloud, including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Media Encoder, Audition and Photoshop. As we previously reported, chief among the new features are new capabilities in Premiere's Lumetri Color Panel (including HSL secondaries), … more »


Which Way to the Set? Film Shoots by the Numbers, from California to Canada and the U.K.

This week, the nonprofit film-permit office Film L.A. released its annual feature-film production study, tracking locations used for production and post of 109 U.S. theatrical releases by the six major Hollywood studios (Disney, Warner Bros., Universal, Paramount, Sony and 20th Century Fox) … more »


Script Tips: Bring Scenes to Life By Making Them More Cinematic

Nothing can kill the cinematic experience of a film faster than the use of excessive dialogue over imagery. This is because dialogue is inherently uncinematic. It originated in Greek drama and then developed through the plays of Shakespeare right up to modern-day TV. … more »

Herzog MasterClass

Take a Filmmaking Master Class with Werner Herzog This Summer

Throughout his prolific, provocative and famously independent career, Werner Herzog has brought a probing, operatic intensity to each of his films. The 73-year-old director of Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Fitzcarraldo, Grizzly Man and nearly 70 other features and documentaries, "has … more »

American Honey

Winners and Losers at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival

In the U.S., mainstream coverage of the Cannes Film Festival focuses on the celebrity-strewn red carpet outside screenings of high-profile titles like Woody Allen's Cafe Society, Steven Spielberg's The BFG, Jodie Foster's Money Monster and Shane Black's The Nice Guys. But the heart and soul … more »

Horace and Pete's

Spotify, OTT, The Rugby Channel and the Problem (?) of Peak TV

It's official: the newest outlet for TV series is Spotify, which today launched a slate of original programs that include both documentary-style shows about music and a Tim-Robbins produced mockumentary series set in the world of aspiring EDM superstars. It's further evidence … more »