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Side by Side

Digital-Transition Doc Side by Side Gets Archived … on Film

  Oh, the irony! The 2012 documentary Side by Side, which is all about the relatively sudden transition away from film to digital image capture, is being preserved for the ages … on Kodak intermediate film stock.    Kodak is … more »

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Another Look at The Great Gatsby‘s Towering Visual Effects

The latest incarnation of The Great Gatsby on screen, directed by Baz Lurhmann, drew mixed reviews when it was released in May. Some felt it wasn't faithful enough to the original Fitzgerald story, that its hyper-real scenes and exaggerated colors were … more »

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Your Opinions on Adobe’s Move to the Cloud

If you've read some of the comments below my previous post, you'll see I've been called a lot of things — including an apologist for Adobe's new policies. If you've followed me a long time you know I tell it … more »

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Adobe: A Cloudy Issue?

How do you feel about Adobe's move to the cloud? So far, I have interviewed a semi-random group of Adobe Creative Suite users who both have and have not joined the Creative Cloud. Emotions run surprisingly high, and I'm getting … more »

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VES Life Achievement Honoree John Dykstra in His Own Words

  Special-effects and VFX artist John Dykstra has been named the latest winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Visual Effects Society, an honor that will be officially bestowed in a February 12, 2014, ceremony at the Beverly Hilton … more »

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Watch Clips from Eight Oscar-Shortlisted Docs

Get a head start on Oscar season by taking a look at trailers and clips from the eight films shortlisted for this year's Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject. A total of 40 shorts were eligible, and the Academy's documentary … more »

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Panasonic, Sony Tout 4K While NHK Goes Beyond at CEATEC in Japan

Call it 4K or (usually more correctly) Ultra HD (UHD), higher-than-high-def capture and display technology was highly touted in Tokyo last week, with the CEATEC Japan 2013 IT and electronics show in full swing.       Panasonic went all … more »

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DGA to Women, Minorities in TV: It’s Not Getting Better

If you're a woman or minority working in television, are you better off now than you were four years ago? A new report from the Directors Guild of America (DGA) suggests the answer is no.   For the third year … more »

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Watch Larry Jordan Make the Case for Final Cut Pro X

In this video from IBC, recorded at the Creative Pro User Group's Sixth Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, Final Cut Pro guru Larry Jordan considers the burning question: "Is Final Cut Pro X Ready for Professional Use?"   Spoiler: He says it … more »

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FontList Plus: Quick Font Previews Inside After Effects

Ever find yourself firing up an office program like Microsoft Word during an After Effects session just so you can preview the text you're working with rendered in all the different fonts you have installed? If so, then you might … more »