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November 6, 2012, 10:03 am
In 1992 a small company named Discreet Logic introduced a new software tool for creating visual special effects for film and TV. Created by Gary Tregaskis, it was originally named Flash, later changed to Flame. It didn't take long for the industry to warm up to the new software; "Super Mario Bros." was the first movie to use Flame a few months later. Not long after, Flame introduced 3D compositing, allowing video artists to composite on one layer in 3D that included lights, displacement...
November 5, 2012, 9:06 am
(Sydney, Australia--November 5, 2012) CoreMelt, a leading provider of advanced video plug-in effects for the editorial, design and visual effects communities, today announced the release of its SliceX product for Final Cut Pro X.
November 5, 2012, 9:02 am
While many cinematic title sequences suffer from a sense of autopilot, the main title for Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant keeps you guessing. Taking on the thrust of a children’s nightmare, the resulting aesthetic is innocent but deftly tuned with motifs of fear — a surefire way to take the edge off the sweetness.
November 5, 2012, 9:01 am
Too often, editors are afraid of using After Effects, because they don't aim for the more manageable and appropriate things you can do in AE. Mark Christiansen, author of Adobe After Effects CS6 Visual Effects and Compositing Studio Techniques, shows how powerful After Effects can be when you use it to handle even commonplace tasks.
November 2, 2012, 3:00 pm
Subtle Blurs Collection for Sapphire Edge V2 - Sometimes you don't want to overwhelm a shot and you just need a subtle effect. This month my collection provides you with more gentle blurs, some combined with motion.
October 31, 2012, 2:37 pm
LOOK Effects has announced they produced the visual effects for crime thriller Alex Cross. Based on the best-selling novels by James Patterson, the film is directed by Rob Cohen and stars Tyler Perry as the young homicide detective in this taut, exciting story where Alex Cross meets his match in a ferociously skilled serial killer. Alex Cross stars an ensemble cast that includes Matthew Fox, Edward Burns and Jean Reno.
October 31, 2012, 9:38 am
A staticky hiss, the squeal of a synth, and a television signal struggling to resolve itself. Noticeably absent is that iconic Carpenterian theme, indicating that this will be no ordinary Halloween.
October 29, 2012, 3:36 pm
In a previous post we told you that we were parnering up with CrumplePop to create new tools for FinalCut Pro X. Now, we are super proud to present Red Giant Retrograde for FCPX – Co-produced with CrumplePop: This was truly a team effort that has produced the most realistic 16MM and 8MM film look...
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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