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April 14, 2020, 5:24 pm
Most of us have a pretty good grasp of the basic principle of animation: still images, when played in succession, give the impression of motion and make cartoons move. Of course, it’s much more complicated than that. But “How Does Animation Work?” — a succinct explanatory video outlining the key differences and similarities between various animation techniques — makes learning a breeze. The video has a relaxed fit and an easy-going vibe that make it easy to sit back and nod along to cooly delivered demonstrations of how 2-D rigging works compared to its 3-D counterpart; what tweening is, and how both stop-motion and computer animation make use of armatures. That the video manages to pack as much information as it does into just over two minutes, without breaking a sweat, is wildly impressive.
November 20, 2019, 1:49 pm
Thirty-five years ago, a time travel tale about a malevolent AI trying to eliminate the leader of the human resistance by sending a cyborg to assassinate his mother launched the blockbuster career of James Cameron (Avatar) and made an action icon out of Arnold Schwarzenegger. This month, Cameron returns to the franchise as a producer, partnered with Tim Miller (Deadpool) for Terminator: Dark Fate — which ignores the previous three installments.
October 22, 2019, 4:10 pm
Sean Mathiesen has been working for nearly 30 years in visual effects and animation. He has worked in many studios including Weta Digital, Rising Sun Pictures, MPC and joined DNEG in 2016. He has worked on many projects such as the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, TERMINATOR SALVATION, MUPPETS MOST WANTED and BLACK MIRROR.
September 6, 2019, 9:04 am
When first starting out with LUTs, you may think they are a “band-aid” solution for your color grading woes. Applying one might either make your footage great or turn it into a saturated mess — so you end up going through your entire catalog of LUTs just trying to see what works.
July 2, 2019, 12:50 pm
#InformedImages is a Free Cinema Now series that studies and brings to light influential films and other examples of moving images that informed and inspired specific visuals in later works.
Celia Haining, editor of The Crown, joins Gordon Burkell to discuss editing for story.
The filmmakeru.com team explores the history of color in film in our series Birth of an Art. From coloring in single frames ...
Gordon sits down with Ivan Victor to discuss his work editing 68 Whiskey.
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