December 9, 2011, 4:03 pm
I'm always amazed at just how fast the hands of time move when we are sitting at our edit suites. It seems like yesterday that Apple stock was $17 and Michael Dell was speculating on what he would do if he were in charge of Apple: "I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders." It was Oct. 6, 1997, and Apple had recently purchased a pro video editing software package called KeyGrip from Macromedia. In 1998, Apple changed that name to Final Cut Pro and a revolution began.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- THX Ltd., in striving to uphold the highest audio-visual standards, has announced the creation of a new THX® Mobile Certification program for smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Esteemed as a prominent leader in certification of world-class cinemas and consumer electronics, THX recognizes that display and audio settings are key to presenting images and sounds as the creator intended; this new program will provide the highest audio-visual standards possible. THX recently certified the first device under this program, the new, state-of-the-art Razer Blade Pro – Razer's most powerful laptop to date.
As the editor for the Saturday Night Live Film Unit, Adam Epstein’s regular schedule is as hectic as it gets. Adam started at SNL in 2009 and has spent the last eight years feeding off that fast-paced energy to hone his skills and develop extremely efficient workflows. In Adam’s case, he had no choice but to adapt, but as he explains, you don’t have to work at SNL to develop these skills.
King Kong films hold a special distinction in the annals of cinema. Each new entry in the series often sets a new high-water mark for movie making special effects. Mike Seymour breaks down some the techniques used in ‘Kong: Skull Island,’ one of the most visually impressive films to date.
Josh Clos – I worked with the awesome team at Bigstar (bgstr.com) on this teaser for Game of Thrones. As a Game of Thrones fan it was really satisfying to work on and as an FX Artist, it was an amazing opportunity.
Enjoy the insightful and amazing VFX Breakdown work for the film "Terminator Genisys" by the talented team at MPC! MPC's work included recreating a ‘young Arnold’ T-800 digital character, Endoskeletons, an explosive battle at LAX, various CG set extensions and FX work.
Researchers at Adobe have collaborated with the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology to develop a new system, based on deep convolutional neural networks, which can extract foreground content from its background intelligently and accurately – and with no need for the blue/green-screen techniques which have dominated cinema for nearly a century.
Iconic monster with a heart of gold Kong is back on the big screens in “Kong: Skull Island”—and this time he’s bigger than ever. For this podcast, Chris managed to tempt Jeff White, the movie’s visual effects supervisor, away from wrangling enormous creatures and into talking about how exactly his team brought Kong to life.
Lots of people didn't know you could use Photoshop's eyedropper tool to do this...
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