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April 10, 2012, 3:21 pm
Last month, FotoKem named Joseph Slomka VP and Principal Color Scientist for digital post-production and creative picture services. That's a heady title. In post-production, color science is everything. Digital techniques bring with them the potential for perfect image reproduction throughout the post process but also new opportunities for misinterpreting, mismanaging, or otherwise mishandling data and metadata in ways that can frustrate cinematographers and directors.
December 2, 2013, 5:05 pm
How do you make an entertaining documentary about the linguist, philosopher, author and leftist icon Noam Chomsky without interviewing anyone except Chomsky and without featuring archival footage? If you're director Michel Gondry, the answer is obvious: use animation, specifically simplistic hand-drawn animation to literally animate the film "Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?"
December 2, 2013, 5:03 pm
I’ve been a Pro Tools user for years. It’s a powerful application for recording and editing audio—in fact, there are few, if any, studios you could go to in the world that don’t use Pro Tools. Avid took a bold step with the newest version by changing the plug-in format that third-party developers use for the app. While this caused some initial pain for the users, everything seems to be settling down now.
December 2, 2013, 5:01 pm
Wave Alchemy, the makers of some truly tasty sample packs, have been on our radar for a while. Afro Latin Percussion 1 is one of their most recent packs and Hollin Jones takes it out for a spin.
November 30, 2013, 10:19 am
Mainframe releases a new point update for MASH, Maya’s procedural animation toolkit bringing it to MASH 2.2.2 which features three new utilities while also streamlining the utilities menu area.
November 28, 2013, 1:39 pm
What started out as a crowed sourced research project in finding out how to create a NURBS curve based on on a steady string of particles, later became the SmokeStrings Generator, which will allow you to recreate a smoke trail effect as an animated mesh ribbon.
November 27, 2013, 1:23 pm
With Thor: The Dark World, Marvel continues to cement its incredible reputation in bringing the studio’s Cinematic Universe to life, as well as continuing to broadening the worlds and characters that we see with inventive visual effects.
November 27, 2013, 11:13 am
It can be easy to get lost in the sea of codec’s and formats available for creating content, and this is not just a concern for new users of After Effects, but there are also a lot of misconceptions floating around with even the most advanced users.
November 27, 2013, 5:29 am
SoundSelf is trailed as an interactive and meditated experience in which gamers use their voice, actually their chanting voice, to navigate through the gaming environment. Wired Magazine has an interview with the creator, Robin Arnott, and the game itself – which is still in development but will be available at some point in 2014 – has a dedicated website and a trailer on YouTube.
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