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August 26, 2010, 3:27 pm
First off I have to apologize. In my excitement to start doing these breakdowns I chose a scene from a movie I had seen in the last couple days. That is not why I am apologizing. I have gained a lot from doing this exercise; there is a lot of power in analyzing something shot by shot that you don’t get from just watching the scene play out as a part of the whole feature and even from watching the scene over and over by itself. I am apologizing because it’s a long one.
October 30, 2020, 2:00 pm
Gordon sits down with cinematographer James Kniest to discuss his work on The Haunting of Bly Manor. Including hiding people in the background, lighting an entire episode with candles, and more!
October 29, 2020, 4:59 pm
We’ve covered some basic compositing tips in After Effects before, so now let’s learn some techniques for compositing special effects. These tips are useful for both practical and CGI effects you’re adding into your footage. The best part is that you don’t need any third-party plugins for any of the effects in After Effects.
October 29, 2020, 12:49 pm
John Carpenter’s menacing theme for Halloween sends some into a panic and some smiling. Composed and performed by the man himself, Carpenter’s influences were Bernard Herrmann and Ennio Morricone, with whom Carpenter worked on The Thing. The opening sequence shares some similarities with a film that Carpenter adores, Roy Ward Baker’s Quatermass and the Pit.
October 29, 2020, 12:33 pm
Autodesk has released Arnold 6.1, the latest version of the VFX-industry-standard production renderer, adding a new framework for post effects and for rendering physically correct nested dielectrics.
October 28, 2020, 12:43 pm
Adobe has released Substance Alchemist 2020.3, the latest version of its material authoring software, enabling the new AI-trained Image to Material filter to generate opacity masks for texture atlases.
October 27, 2020, 5:38 pm
In 2012, Boris Schmidt explained the work of Pixomondo on THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. He then worked on many shows such as FURIOUS 7, POWER RANGERS, THE OA and FOR ALL MANKIND. He talks today about his work on RAISED BY WOLVES with VFX Supervisors Max Riess, Moritz Bock and Julian Lojek.
October 27, 2020, 1:05 pm
Crafty Apes is a full service, boutique VFX company based in Culver City, CA & Atlanta, GA. The company was launched in July of 2011 by three visual effects veterans Jason Sanford, Chris LeDoux and Tim LeDoux. Believing that strong 2D compositing is the backbone behind quality visual effects, Crafty Apes was formed to primarily offer high-end compositing services for feature films and television clients.
October 26, 2020, 7:36 pm
I think we can all agree that one of the most tedious (and annoying) things you can do as a video editor is take time (that you don’t have) to create assets yourself. Sure, we’re always going to need them, but we rarely have the budget or creative energy to make them ourselves. And that’s pretty much why PremiumBeat’s annual Free Week exists — to save you time and money.
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