September 13, 2019, 1:02 pm
Once you learn how to speed up and reverse your footage in Premiere Pro, you can use these techniques for creative transitions and visual effects. I use these essential skills often in my own projects, like in this tutorial on creative ways to use whip pan transitions. In one example, I show how to create a fake knife throw and catch, with the blade landing only inches from the talent’s face. To make the illusion work, I combined two shots — one of my talent “throwing” the knife, the other of her “catching” the knife. Each shot uses a whip pan, which serves to mask the edit point and make it look like one continuous shot.
January 28, 2020, 2:22 pm
Based off of the book written by 13-year-old Naoki Higashida, Jerry Rothwell’s The Reason I Jump aims to translate the experiences of non-verbal autistic people in a way that is honest and multifaceted. Choosing not to simply concede to the opinions of parents and specialists, the documentary aims to break the assumption that divergent ways of experiencing the world are not abnormal, and communication can transcend language and actions. Editor David Charap speaks to the unique experience of having a nonverbal group of individuals explain the intricacies of their everyday lives to an audience through imagery and imagination.
January 28, 2020, 2:22 pm
Visual effects and animation studio Framestore, which won Oscars for “The Golden Compass,” “Gravity” and “Blade Runner 2049,” and whose recent work includes “Avengers: Endgame” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home” in movies, and “His Dark Materials” and “Watchmen” in TV, has launched FPS, which offers a suite of pre-production services.
The Gnomon Workshop has released nCloth for Production, a complete guide to using Maya’s nCloth toolset to simulate clothing, recorded by Method Studios lead creature FX TD Rohit Jain.
World War I epic 1917 conveys the carnage of combat with uncommon grit. Informed by writer-director Sam Mendes‘ heartfelt story and his gifted design team, the film, nominated for 10 Academy Awards including best picture, immerses viewers in a “No Man’s Land” littered with dead animals, rotting corpses and dying soldiers. Prosthetics designer Tristan Versluis, Oscar-nominated with makeup designer Naomi Domme, did most of the heavy lifting when it came to blood, guts, and gore.
In this video, Neil Parfitt who is a composer, music editor, synth sound designer based in Toronto has set up his new rack mount Mac Pro 7,1 computer to show some real-world tests both about the fan noise and how well it handles a very large Pro Tools project and turns up some surprises during his tests.
Over recent decades many of the tools used in video production and post have become smaller, easier to use, and less expensive. It is possible to edit and finish projects on a single iMac or iMac Pro that would have taken an entire edit facility in the past. This trajectory has also applied to media storage – the lifeblood of post-production. Both spinning and solid state hard drives are cheaper and offer larger capacity than ever before. Less costly systems and storage make it easier for small and medium production and post companies to ramp up the number of edit/graphics/audio seats within the facility.
Gordon sits down to discuss the VFX of The Lion King with VFX supervisor Rob Legato
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