Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Adobe Ramps Up Color, Proxy, VR Workflow in Premiere Pro

Adobe said the next round of updates to its Creative Cloud software suite will beef up Premiere Pro with a set of VR workflow features, improved media management options, including a new way to work with proxies, and new functionality in the Lumetri Color … more »

Blackmagic Design Fusion 8

Blackmagic Design Fusion Comes to the Mac

Mac users who've wanted to take Blackmagic Design's VFX and motion-graphics software Fusion for a spin finally have their chance. With v8, now shipping, Fusion is available in both Mac and Windows versions. Also for the first time, Fusion 8 … more »

The Witch

How They Did It: Levitating a Creepy Coven in The Witch

Few popular horror movies are more severe than The Witch, a period-accurate supernatural drama that made the transition from film-festival darling to multiplex hit based on a savvy campaign by distributor A24. The film itself is a smoldering, low-key study of life … more »

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Ncam to Demo New Applications for Real-Time Camera Tracking at NAB

Ncam, the maker of technology for tracking a freely moving camera in real time, plans to demo photorealistic compositing techniques at NAB. By tapping Epic Games' Unreal Engine to help create photorealistic previsualizations using camera-tracking data on set, Ncam says its new … more »

Deadpool

How Atomic Fiction Accelerated NAS VFX Performance for Deadpool and The Walk

The classic trade-off in storage architecture, especially when it comes to media, is between performance and capacity. With the advent of Flash arrays, you can crank up all the performance you need for a demanding film project. Whether it makes … more »

Faceware Technologies

Faceware Bows New Software, Turnkey Systems in Time for GDC

In advance of the Game Developers Conference (GDC), Faceware Technologies announced new software updates and pricing — including a free Personal Learning Edition (PLE) of its software — and debuted new turnkey facial-capture hardware, its first designed for use without … more »

Sci Fi Alleyway by Devon Fay

Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.3 for Maya

Chaos Group said artists and designers can expect speed boosts of between 20% and 50% in V-Ray 3.3 for Maya, a free update for existing users that brings it to feature parity with the 3ds Max version. New in this … more »

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ILM VFX Supe Patrick Tubach on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

To say that director J. J. Abrams’ film Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens is a success is an understatement. The film has earned more than $2 billion to date and now ranks third behind Avatar and Titanic for … 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 »

Ex Machina VFX

VFX Supervisor Andrew Whitehurst on Ex Machina

First-time director Alex Garland’s quiet, low-budget sci-fi drama Ex Machina received Oscar nominations for visual effects and Garland’s screenplay, five BAFTA nominations (actress, screenplay, visual effects, outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer, best British film), and numerous film critics … more »