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July 10, 2019, 6:32 am
Los Angeles VFX studio Engine Room has launched QuickFX.com, a cloud-based service platform for visual effects project management. According to Engine Room owner Dan Schmit, QuickFX has the potential to bring down the cost of VFX work and, in turn, make local L.A. talent more competitive on the global stage. QuickFX is a web-based front […]
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January 10, 2020, 2:15 pm
If price points are anything to go by, 2020 may be the year 8K finally happens. Right now, Amazon.com will sell you a 55-inch 8K Samsung QLED TV for $2,197. That’s still a lot of money, yes, but only because prices have crashed quickly on 4K screens. It seems that 8K TVs could soon face […] The post 8K TVs Sparkle at CES, But What Will You Watch on Them? appeared first on Studio Daily.
January 9, 2020, 1:42 pm
Game of Thrones and The Mandalorian have topped this year’s Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards nominations for episodic, commercial or real-time projects with six nominations each, the organization said today. Meanwhile, in the feature-film categories, Alita: Battle Angel, The Lion King and Toy Story 4 are the titles to beat, with five nominations apiece. It’s worth noting that The Lion King […] The post Game of Thrones, The Mandalorian Lead VES Award Nominees appeared first on...
January 9, 2020, 1:42 pm
Digital artist Sham00k (motto: “I make the best worst deep fakes on the internet”) illustrated the state of the art in AI-assisted face-replacement technology at the end of last year, sharing this Christmas-themed video in which Jim Meskimen‘s impressions of Hollywood stars get a visual assist from so-called deep-fake technology. The post Deep Fake Comparison – Deeper Metrics of Christmas by Jim Meskimen appeared first on Studio Daily.
January 7, 2020, 2:10 pm
New York-based creative studio Nice Shoes said it has officially launched a dedicated creative editorial division. Adam Liebowitz, formerly of Go Robot! and Beast Editorial, has been named creative director of editorial. Nice Shoes EP Tara Holmes will lead the division, the company said, with work being completed in Nice Shoes offices in New York, […] The post Nice Shoes Launches Creative Editorial Division with Adam Liebowitz appeared first on Studio Daily.
January 4, 2020, 3:22 pm
Colorfront said it is going after the Apple Mac Pro market with a new subscription model for its Colorfront Express Dailies software. In the first quarter of 2020, the company plans to begin offering a year-long rental of Express Dailies 2020, including maintenance, updates and upgrades, for $5,000. Colorfront said a new Mac Pro running […] The post Colorfront Adds Express Dailies Subscription Option for HDR Workflow on New Mac Pro appeared first on Studio Daily.
December 21, 2019, 2:04 pm
Last month, Ftrack acquired Cospective, maker of the widely used CineSync review-and-approval tool. As usual when it comes to mergers and acquisitions in the text space, details on strategic plans were sparse, though Ftrack said its future was in expansion, not consolidation, and promised that new hiring was set to take place in 2020. The […] The post Q&A: Ftrack’s Fredrik Limsater and CineSync’s Rory McGregor on Their Post-Acquisition Future Together appeared first on Studio Daily.
December 20, 2019, 1:38 pm
As each year comes to a close, creative professionals often reflect on the styles that dominated the past 12 months while looking ahead to what’s to come. As a stock media provider, Storyblocks has a unique insight into where content creators are headed next. We conduct annual research into topics, themes, and visuals our users […] The post Four Visual Trends That Will Shape Content in 2020 appeared first on Studio Daily.
December 18, 2019, 1:58 pm
In a surprise move, Maxon and Red Giant said today that they have agreed to merge under the umbrella of Maxon’s Munich-based owner, Nemetschek Group. The combination will align Maxon’s Cinema 4D (C4D) 3D animation package more closely with Red Giant’s extensive line of visual-effects software, which is most widely used among Adobe After Effects […] The post Red Giant to Merge with Maxon appeared first on Studio Daily.
December 13, 2019, 2:15 pm
MPC has shut down its Vancouver visual-effects studio, according to web animation specialty site Cartoon Brew as well as the Vancouver Sun and CBC News. The text of a letter purportedly sent to MPC Vancouver staff by Technicolor’s Christian Roberton, EVP of film and TV VFX, Christian Roberton was widely circulated on social media. It […] The post MPC Shuts Down Its Vancouver VFX Studio appeared first on Studio Daily.
December 12, 2019, 2:07 pm
Autodesk’s dynamic December duo includes both Maya 2020 and Arnold 6, a release that brings Nvidia RTX GPU acceleration to the Arnold ray-tracing renderer for the first time. A new Nvidia Studio Driver is also out, supporting the release of Unreal Engine 4.24 as well as the latest Maya and Arnold versions. Nvidia said Autodesk […] The post New Maya and Arnold Releases are Optimized for Nvidia RTX Rendering appeared first on Studio Daily.
Paul Leonard-Morgan joins Gordon Burkell to discuss composing with Philip Glass for Amazon's Tales from the Loop.
Celia Haining, editor of The Crown, joins Gordon Burkell to discuss editing for story.
The filmmakeru.com team explores the history of color in film in our series Birth of an Art. From coloring in single frames ...
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