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SIGGRAPH Preview: Q&A with Conference Chair Mona Kasra

The 43rd SIGGRAPH is coming up fast and, as usual, it's the place to be for anyone interested in a dive into computer graphics and interactivity, with many different disciplines and areas of interest coming together for one highly concentrated week … more »

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How Homer Simpson Appeared Live via Adobe Character Animator

Update 05/26/16: Since this story was published, we've learned that face-tracking was not used to automate facial animation for the live broadcast of The Simpsons. Adobe responded to our follow-up question with this clarification on the methodology: There was no camera or motion tracking … more »

Q&A: FilmLight CEO Wolfgang Lempp on Baselight’s New Base Grade

FilmLight got the attention of color-graders when it announced Base Grade, a new control set that moves Baselight's focus away from the traditional lift/gamma/gain methods of color-correction. There wasn't a lot of detail on Base Grade available in the pre-NAB … more »

Q&A: Evertz Director of Product Marketing Mo Goyal on the ASPEN Protocol

As the move to IP infrastructure for video begins in earnest, different factions disagree on how best to arrive at standards for use by IP-based facilities. Two industry groups have been formed with very similar goals and somewhat different ideas … more »

Q&A: AIMS Chairman Michael Cronk on IP Protocols

As the move to IP infrastructure for video begins in earnest, different factions disagree on how best to arrive at standards for use by IP-based facilities. Two industry groups have been formed with very similar goals and somewhat different ideas … more »

Richard McBride on The Revenant VFX

VFX Supervisor Richard McBride on The Revenant

Writer-director-producer Alejandro González Iñárritu’s intense survival film The Revenant has been nominated for 12 Oscars. Among those in contention are Leonardo DiCaprio, who has the lead role of Hugh Glass, a fur trader in the 1820s, who is attacked by a bear — a … more »

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VFX Supervisor Tom Wood on Mad Max: Fury Road

George Miller’s post-apocalyptic desert adventure Mad Max: Fury Road captivated audiences and critics with its exhilarating, relentless action and deranged visuals. The brutal extravaganza scored $375 million at the worldwide box office, and 10 Oscar nominations, including best picture, director, cinematography, film … more »

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VFX Supervisor Richard Stammers on The Martian

Director Ridley Scott’s film The Martian finds astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) stranded on the red planet with little more than his wits to keep him alive until NASA can rescue him. The film earned more than $500 million at … more »

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Five Questions: Mixtape Club’s Chris Lenox Smith

New York creative studio Mixtape Club expanded this year, enlarging its facilities and creating a new partnership with sister company Huma-Huma. Mixtape Club will manage operations for Huma-Huma, which now serves as an in-house original music and licensing boutique, as … more »

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Q&A: Imation’s Eric Lomascolo on Storage Trends in Media and Entertainment

Imation made a serious play for the media and entertainment market earlier this year, when it announced that its new Nexsan NST2000 would begin shipping at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. The NST2000 is "purpose built" for customers in … more »