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VFX artist Dave Fothergill (Nova, Stephen Hawking's Universe) rendered this short but hilarious demo with Arnold to show off the "servo force" simulation in the free Miarmy crowd-simulation toolkit for Maya, which allows "struggling" animations in place of simple rag-doll physics.
Conpiracy theorists who think Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin never took a moon walk won't be impressed as Nvidia GeForce GPU hardware models the lighting of the original lunar landing in Unreal Engine 4.
Taking a shot with your phone isn't the desperation move it used to be, but that tiny lens is still pretty limiting compared to a real camera. Here are some ideas from photographer Lorenz Holder for getting more interesting iPhone shots …
Project Omote combines projection-mapping technology with face-tracking to apply a digital mask in real time. It's a collaboration between Nobumichi Asai, Hiroto Kuwahara, and Paul Lacroix.
Canon posted this look at how DPs on HBO's Vice use the company's cameras, including the EOS C300, XF105, XF305, and 5D Mark III.
Watch some young physicists use sound waves to light up a plane of 2,500 Bunsen burners — making the collective flames a tool for visualization of music. (The good stuff starts at 3:38.)
Watch VIA Films owner Daniel Hurst put the MōVI rig through its paces shooting stock footage with the Canon EOS-1D C and Red Epic in this video from Shutterstock.
This terrific short has ADR mixer Doc Kane of Walt Disney Studios talking analogue compressors and mic pres, riding the faders in real time, and working with John Goodman, Robin Williams, Meryl Streep, and more. [Via Soundworks Collection]
Pushing the boundaries of camera-stabilization technology, Squito is a throwable camera that takes panoramic stills and watchable video footage as it flies. It was invented by Boston's Serveball.
You may know all about aspect ratios, but are you aware of the people in events in film history that guided their evolution? Just in case you skipped film school, FilmmakerIQ.com offers a crash course in the shape of your …