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August 17, 2017, 6:04 am
Story is powerful. The Narrativa team at Autodesk discovers and develops ideas that empower all storytellers. We look at the function of story for our species in the past, today and in the future. Knowledge-based systems, machine intelligence, and generative methods are accelerating and soon will enable impactful stories to be told by anyone.
August 13, 2017, 4:08 pm
Adobe delivered one of the most impressive papers at this year's SIGGRAPH technical papers. The essence of the paper is to build on previous research to provide Stylized Facial Animations based off an arbitrary example style, such as a painting. This paper is the basis of Jakub Fišer PhD at the Czech Technical University in Prague. This work is so impressive, it seems almost like magic, but in reality their clever solution takes advantage of some special aspects of faces, some core Adobe Photoshop tech and the previously published research that the team has been working on for some time.
August 2, 2017, 9:12 am
When I was twelve years old—bear with me, this will get relevant soon—I and a number of friends and relatives went to see The Addams Family at a well-appointed movie theater in San Diego. I had already seen the movie once, but with compromises being what they are this was the only movie everyone could agree to see and so I agreed, having liked it the first time, to see it again. Before the trailers started, a friend of my dad’s who was a writer and wore leather jackets and was cool, turned to me and asked me how I’d liked the picture the first time, and added that I must have liked it if I was agreeable to see it again. “It’s fun,” I said. But because I wanted him to think I was smart—cool was a bridge too far; this was, after all, a man who owned more than one leather jacket and whose girlfriend was blonde and rather hyperbolic in appearance—I added “But the plot’s kind of stupid.” Soon the lights went down, the movie commenced, and was fun (again). And my dad’s cool writer friend turned to me approvingly and said, “That was fun. And you were right about the plot.” And I felt smart. And almost cool.
July 2, 2017, 4:17 pm
Psychologist Jocelyn Handy tries to explain film industry freelanders’ willingness to give so much for so little, to the behavior of addicts. Sociologists David Hesmondhalgh and Sarah Baker noted a “hedonism” in workers from creative industries. While analysts warn that by accepting these declining conditions, people are harming themselves and others, editors will tell you that they love their job, and that this is just the way it is these days.
June 29, 2017, 12:24 pm
DPA Microphones, the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high-quality condenser microphone solutions for professional applications, is continuing to celebrate 25 years in the business with the addition of two more limited-edition, commemorative microphone kits.
June 27, 2017, 8:06 am
For 25 years, DPA Microphones has built the finest microphones ever heard. To honor this landmark anniversary, the company is launching a special sweepstakes where the grand prize winner will receive a 25th Anniversary nickel-plated d:facto Microphone kit.
June 26, 2017, 10:20 am
Director, cinematographer and camera developer Paul Nichola was recently presented with the Bob Miller - ACS Technical & Innovation Achievement Award at the 46th 2017 Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) National Awards for Cinematography.
June 19, 2017, 10:55 am
Miller Camera Support Equipment, a leader in the production of innovating camera support solutions, is pleased to announce that it has named Steven Howard as product manager for Miller's global offerings.
June 8, 2017, 10:18 am
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) has re-appointed Kees van Oostrum to a second term as president of the organization, based on votes at last night’s Board of Governors meeting. The ASC Board also elected its officers for the 2017-2018 term, including: Bill Bennett, John Simmons and Cynthia Pusheck as vice presidents; Levie Isaacks as treasurer; David Darby as secretary; and Isidore Mankofsky as sergeant-at-arms.
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