Next Xbox Will Face New Array of Rivals
The Xbox has been one of Microsoft’s few undeniable consumer hits of the last decade, a product that was not just a credible entry into the games business but also a sign of the innovation possible at a company that is rarely seen as an inventive thinker.
Toronto Fest Lands World Premiere Of Godfrey Reggio’s Visitors
The Toronto International Film Festival has set the Godfrey Reggio-directed Visitors to have its world premiere at the festival on September 8, in a most splashy manner.
The Production Costs of 4K: From Acquisition to Archiving
With the consumer demand for 4K content just around the corner, one of the most often asked questions is “How much is this gonna cost us?!”
Apple’s “Gesture Control of Multimedia Editing Applications” Patent
Today Apple was awarded an interesting patent. It was applied for in 2004, so developments over the intervening years may have superseded some of its concepts, however it shows how gestures can be used in non-multitouch enabled situations.
Cars Crashed, Smashed and Trashed in Fast & Furious 6
A custom 1969 Ford Mustang and a 2008 BMW M5 were among the casualties in director Justin Lin's quest for realistic destruction.
ESPN Laying Off Hundreds
ESPN is laying off a portion of its staff today, a network spokesman confirms to us. How many? ESPN won't say.
Ang Lee Departs FX Pilot Tyrant
Oscar-winning director Ang Lee has pulled out of directing high-profile FX drama pilot Tyrant, from Homeland executive producers Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff and Six Feet Under alum Craig Wright.
Nymphomaniac Producer Reveals VFX Used in “Groundbreaking” Sex Scenes
Director Lars von Trier will use digital technology to combine the actors' non-explicit displays with the pornographic performance of the doubles. The extensive post-production work required to create such match-ups is one reason why von Trier's film wasn't ready for Cannes.
Max Headroom and the Strange World of Pseudo-CGI
I’ve come across people who believe that Max Headroom, the Channel 4 character from the Eighties, was a genuine piece of computer animation. But although he was conceived by the animators Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel, Max himself was portrayed by actor Matt Frewer, placed into latex makeup and a shiny costume and set amidst a range of technological tricks.
Free Cinema 4D Models: Daft Punk Helmets
To celebrate the official release of Daft Punk’s new album, we are giving away these professionally modeled Daft Punk helmet models for Cinema 4D.