The future is here. After years and years of waiting, version after version of Creative Cloud, and lack of action from titans such as Red Giant and Trapcode, the answer is finally here. Illo has released MTLB for After Effects. It’s a script that will save you Hundreds of Hours of production time and client […]
Art of the Title collaborated with Wired magazine to create this feautrette, titled How TV Opening Titles Got So Damn Good. I argue that a much more appropriate title could have been “How Streaming Show Titles Got So Damn Good” but it probably doesn’t have as much appeal. It’s funny thinking how many breakdowns and […]
While the film may have been shit, with the best VFX artists at Cinesite working on it; the visuals were top notch. “One seemingly heavy practical stunt, a prison carriage chase involving the assassin Aguilar de Nerha (Michael Fassbender) in the desert that ends with a carriage flipping over and another launching over a cliff, […]
Adobe’s long hair guy Jason Levine takes you through a basic workflow in starting with 4K 360 pre-stitched monoscopic video footage from Samsung. He walks through the setup to get the footage correctly into the timeline and proxy creation for working on slower systems. Very basic but it’ll get you started.
Cragl has just released smartLook for Nuke. This will make creating looks within Nuke a bit more intuitive and easy to work with team members. Built around their “snapshot” feature it saves the node tree, a snapshot of the current frame in the viewer, and accompanying metadata. With other niceties such as a color flagging, […]
I’m deep in my first few weeks of learning Houdini and I’m loving it so far. Currently learning FLIP fluids and I’ve been trying to wrestle a shoreline scene where I’m trying to simulate the perfect wave. (I’m a surfer so you can imagine my struggle when it doesn’t break how I want). SideFX has […]
When keeping your setup lightweight & compact is important (like on a gimbal) an internal ND filterset is a godsend. Attaching a mattebox to switch out filters can become a pain on fast moving (read: low budget) jobs. A company called Aputure has a product called the DEC Vari-BND Genius Adapter. It is an EF […]
Rotor Studios is a production company based out of Sydney specializing in 3D, animation, and VFX. They completed the VFX on Toyota Motor Corp’s global launch for the Camry. I liked the environments they comped up – they are plausible and realistic, but yet feel like an alternate version of earth for some reason.
The Sony FS5 and PXW-Z150 will receive a firmware upgrade this summer adding HDR support to the cameras. Following BT.2020 & BT.2100 specifications, it adds support for Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and Rec. 2020 color space. Let’s delve into what that means. Rec. 2020 can display colors not shown in the old and dated Rec.709. […]