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  • Documentary Cutting: Editing Surviving Joburg

    Documentary Cutting: Editing Surviving Joburg

    March 9, 2011, 12:29 pm
    Stephen Abbott, editor of Unhinged - Surviving Joburg, gave Cutaway some insight into editing this documentary film which will be featured at CWFF.

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      June 21, 2017, 5:31 pm
      AI has won at Go and done a few other cool things, but so far it's been mighty unimpressive at harder tasks like customers service, Twitter engagement and script writing. However, a new algorithm from researchers at Stanford and Adobe has shown it's pretty damn good at video dialogue editing, something that requires artistry, skill and considerable time. The bot not only removes the drudgery, but can edit clips using multiple film styles to suit the project.

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    • Encore's VFX for Legends of Tomorrow
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      Encore's VFX for Legends of Tomorrow

      June 21, 2017, 5:30 pm
      Episode 207 of "Legends of Tomorrow," aptly named 'Invasion!,' pits the legends (with some help from The Flash and Supergirl) against creepy aliens out to annihilate Earth.

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    • Adobe Make It 2017
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      Adobe Make It 2017

      June 21, 2017, 5:30 pm
      I’ll be presenting a workshop at Adobe Make It 2017 in August covering 3D for After Effects users. The first session has sold out but a new session has just been announced. Hope to see you there, it’s going to be fun and informative!

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      Featurette for 'War for the Planet of the Apes' Ex

      June 21, 2017, 12:34 pm
      "I fight only to protect apes." 20th Century Fox has released a new featurette for War for the Planet of the Apes, focusing on the groundbreaking, unbelievable VFX work in the movie. Weta is the VFX studio responsible for bringing to life all of the apes in the movie, which is amazing because they didn't use a single real ape yet it's almost impossible to tell that they aren't real. Seriously. Weta has been improving with each of these three modern Apes movies, and this one has their best work yet.

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    • iZotope RX 6 for Field Recordists: What’s New &
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      iZotope RX 6 for Field Recordists: What’s New &

      June 21, 2017, 12:34 pm
      iZotope recently released the latest version of their suite of audio repair tools, RX 6. New numbered releases of the widely respected software have been revealed at regular intervals. RX 4 arrived August 2014. Just over a year later, RX 5 was released September 2015. RX 6 has waited longer than that gap of 13 months, being unveiled in April of this year, 19 months after the last version.

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    • Marc Chu Joins Atomic Fiction as Animation Departm
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      Marc Chu Joins Atomic Fiction as Animation Departm

      June 21, 2017, 9:39 am
      Atomic Fiction has welcomed animation guru Marc Chu to lead the studio’s animation efforts across its Oakland and Montreal locations. Chu joins Atomic Fiction from ILM, where he most recently served as Animation Director, bringing more than 20 years of experience animating and supervising the creation of everything from aliens and spaceships to pirates and superheroes. Based out of Atomic Fiction’s Oakland office, Chu will oversee animation company-wide and serve as the principal architect of initial studio production, including the expansion of Atomic Fiction’s previs and digital creature offerings. He’s already begun work on “The Predator” and is ramping up activity on an upcoming Robert Zemeckis feature.

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    • War for the Planet of the Apes VFX Video with Andy
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      War for the Planet of the Apes VFX Video with Andy

      June 21, 2017, 9:39 am
      Every year that goes by in which Andy Serkis isn’t seriously considered for an Oscar nomination is another year wasted. That ship conceivably could have sailed once The Lord of the Rings movies wrapped since Gollum was Serkis’ strongest character up to that point in his career, but he’s gone on to improve upon his motion-capture performances each and every time he steps into the technologically advanced suit. And that’s without even mentioning the growing number of motion-capture proteges who have studied under Serkis.

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      War Machine VFX Breakdown

      June 21, 2017, 4:53 am
      Blue-Bolt – Sole VFX vendor on Brad Pitt’s new poignant comedy about American troops in the aftermath of the Afghanistan troubles. Work included the creation of CG planes, digital set extensions, split screens and green screen replacements.

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      Scanline VFX License Ziva Tech for Simulation

      June 21, 2017, 4:53 am
      Internationally acclaimed visual effects studio leverages proprietary virtual anatomy and biophysics simulation platform co-founded by SciTech Academy Award winner James Jacobs for character and creature work.

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      Sound Devices Wingman App

      June 20, 2017, 4:51 pm
      Sound Devices announced recently that its Wingman remote control application is now available for Android users. The Wingman app, which originally launched for iOS devices, works with both the Sound Devices 6-Series line of professional field mixer/recorders (633/664/688) and the all-new MixPre Series of audio recorders including the MixPre-3 and MixPre-6. With Wingman, users can start and stop audio recordings, monitor meter levels, enter and edit metadata, as well as arm, disarm, and rename tracks.

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