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September 19, 2012, 9:28 am
In my work as a video editor and as an instructor, I try to focus on the importance of storytelling over the importance of the tools. But it's hard. Good storytelling elements never change, whereas video editing tools change like the weather.
January 16, 2019, 7:32 am
SAN FRANCISCO — Autodesk (www.autodesk.com) has launched Maya 2019, the latest version of its 3D animation, modeling, simulation and rendering software. The new release features significant updates to help artists achieve their creative vision within a faster, more interactive and visually engaging working environment.
January 10, 2019, 5:39 am
KANSAS CITY, MO — Back in August, 2017, the principals of creative company Cutters Studios announced the opening of a satellite studio in Kansas City. The decision resulted in collaborations for numerous brands, including Dairy Queen, Gatorade, Big O Tires, Frigidaire, Kansas City Ballet, S’well Water Bottles, Tropicana and Wendy’s. The successful exploratory test flight was built around editor/partner Matt Walsh, editor Dustin Kaufman and a handful of others. Now, in early 2019, Cutte...
January 5, 2019, 8:36 am
Damien Chazelle’s feature, First Man, about the United States’ effort to land a man on the moon, is on the short list for the Academy Award in the Outstanding Visual Effects category. Here, visual effects supervisor Paul Lambert, who was part of the team that took home last year’s Oscars in the category for Blade Runner: 2049, provides some insight into the multitude of VFX techniques used in creating the film’s realism.
December 21, 2018, 1:08 pm
SYDNEY — The Monkeys Melbourne, In The Thicket and Alt recently teamed up to create a new campaign for Asahi that takes viewers on a journey through landscapes built around surreal Japanese iconography. The shoot for the Enter Asahi spot took place at Sydney’s Fox Studios, with In The Thicket’s Marco Prestini directing and Genevieve Triquet executive producing. Alt was brought on to help realize the creative vison through visual effects.
December 21, 2018, 10:10 am
ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA — As 2018 comes to a close, Rising Sun Pictures Education (rsp.com.au) can look back on a year that saw its program grow, its partnership with the University of South Australia deepen and a record number of its graduates find meaningful employment in a booming visual effects industry. The only visual effects training program in Australia based within a working studio, the school has even more ambitious goals for 2019. Its plans include a new series of on-site cour...
December 19, 2018, 10:18 am
LONDON — Four films that Framestore worked on are on the shortlist for the “Best Visual Effects” Oscar at the 91st Academy Awards. The studio contributed visual effects services to Avengers: Infinity War, Christopher Robin, Mary Poppins Returns and Welcome to Marwen. The shortlist currently contains 10 films titles, which will ultimately be narrowed to five in January to create this year’s list of nominees.
December 18, 2018, 11:03 am
LOS ANGELES — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced shortlists for nine categories for the upcoming 91st Oscars: Visual Effects, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film.
December 13, 2018, 2:50 pm
LONDON — Creative software developer Foundry (www.foundry.com) is now shipping Nuke 11.3, an improved version of its compositing and review tool. Nuke 11.3 is the fourth update to the Nuke 11 Series and brings attributes that will improve the user experience and speed up heavy processing tasks for pipelines and individual users.
December 12, 2018, 5:51 am
LOS ANGELES — Senior colorist Walter Volpatto has joined Efilm (www.efilm.com), bringing with him 15 years of experience and credits that include work on Dunkirk, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, most recently, Amazon Studios’ Homecoming.
December 7, 2018, 6:08 am
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND — Film Cut Post Production has launched a new coloring arm of the company — filmcolorist.com — to handle color work on both film and television projects. Filmcolorist.com is a high-end color grading facility. Its work will include commercials and music videos.
Gordon sits down with the Sound Design team (Just nominated for an Oscar) for A Quiet Place. Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadah ...
Gordon sits down with Wyatt Smith to discuss the editing of Mary Poppins Returns and the challenges the film presented him in ...
Gordon sits down with Chayse Irvin to discuss his approach to shooting BlacKkKlansman and his theories about cinematography.
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