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The short animated film "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore," created by well-known children's book author/illustrator William Joyce, has taken the top spot at this year's Computer Animation Festival at SIGGRAPH 2011.
Editors on a Transformers movie use the script and previsualizations as starting points, then build the picture scene by scene - even as the evolution of VFX shots opens new directions in storytelling and the effects of 3D help dictate the editing rhythms.
One of the things you notice about the languid, mysterious Mary Marie - part sisterly coming-of-age film, part erotic drama - is how the sequences of gorgeously colored and composed images bring to mind a carefully curated photography exhibit. They also convey a pointed intimacy that gives the film its urgency. Film & Video interviewed DP Magela Crosignani about the challenge.
An enviable group of award-winning visual effects supervisors powered Super 8's post-production. Film & Video talked with ILM's Kim Libreri about VFX production for what could be this summer's favorite family film.
Apple this morning finally gave Final Cut devotees what they've been waiting for since April and officially released Final Cut Pro X, the revamped new version of its twelve-year-old editing software program.
Apple today announced Final Cut Pro X, a revolutionary new version of the world's most popular Pro video editing software which completely reinvents video editing with a Magnetic Timeline that lets you edit on a flexible, trackless canvas; Content Auto-Analysis that categorizes your content upon import by shot type, media and people; and background rendering that allows you to work without interruption.
Cine Gear Expo, which wrapped yesterday on the famed Paramount lot in Los Angeles, is a kind of Red Bull-ified version of NAB for DPs and cinematographers. This year was no exception, and expo organizers packed shooters in for two days and nights of demonstrations, exhibits, screenings, seminars and plenty of beer, wine and food to help digest it all. With this much concentrated talent, it's no wonder P+S Technik used Cine Gear to premiere its just announced PS-Cam X35.
Throughout his long and varied career, Tim McGovern has been a radio engineer, a pioneering sound engineer at Skywalker Sound during its digital transition, and a designer of network facilities for the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. He has also learned more than a few valuable lessons in flexibility working as chief engineer, alternately, for George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola. When we talked to McGovern he was just two weeks into his new job as director of professional services at Advanced Systems Group, an installer and integrator of production, post and shared storage software and hardware in the Bay Area and Southern California.