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October 22, 2019, 15:32 PM


At SIGGRAPH in LA this year, Epic Games was privately demo’ing ‘Apollo 11: Mission AR’ experience that was built for the Microsoft HoloLens 2 with Unreal Engine. I tried it out, and it really was incredible.

THE DARK CRYSTAL - AGE OF RESISTANCE: Sean Mathiesen - VFX Supervisor - DNEG - The Art of VFXThe Art of VFX

October 22, 2019, 12:08 PM


Sean Mathiesen has been working for nearly 30 years in visual effects and animation. He has worked in many studios including Weta Digital, Rising Sun Pictures, MPC and joined DNEG in 2016. He has worked on many projects such as the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, TERMINATOR SALVATION, MUPPETS MOST WANTED and BLACK MIRROR.

How JOJO Rabbit's VFX Supervisor Created a Wild Comedy

October 22, 2019, 12:08 PM


The most startling visuals in Jojo Rabbit (which opened last Friday) takes the shape of writer-director Taika Waititi dressed up as Adolph Hitler, the imaginary best friend conjured by a German boy (Roman Griffin Davis) during the waning days of World War II. But while “Hitler” commands the foreground, VFX supervisor Jason Chen worked a more subtle brand of filmmaking magic by using digital tools to seamlessly build out Jojo’s world. Chen says, “The shots were filmed on actual ruins in the Czech Republic left over from World War II, but then we would place blue screens on the edge of the sets and extend them out.”

Glowing Results: Grading Skin Tones in Resolve

October 22, 2019, 09:09 AM


First, you need to isolate the skin with a selection so you can work with it without affecting the rest of the image. Then, you can even out the skin, unifying the tone so it’s a universal color, without making the person look like they’re wearing too much foundation. Next, decrease the mid-tone density so that small imperfections disappear. Finally, add a layer mixer node so that the skin color you’ve just worked on is protected from other grades you might make. Let’s look at them in turn.

Adobe Illustrator could be coming to your iPad soon

October 22, 2019, 09:08 AM


It looks like Photoshop isn't going to be the only big Adobe CC tool to expand onto the iPad. According to Bloomberg, Adobe plans to preview an iPad version of its vector graphics editor, Illustrator CC, at its upcoming Adobe MAX 2019 conference.

51 FREE Eye-Catching Accent Animation Motion Graphics

October 22, 2019, 09:08 AM


Most of the time, those little extra touches are things like really small details and additional motion in small portions of the scene. These are things that the viewers might not even fully notice but, when added as part of a whole, these accents and animations can really bring your work to a whole new level.

THE TERROR - INFAMY: VFX Breakdown by FuseFX

October 22, 2019, 09:08 AM


Come have a look at the work of FuseFX on THE TERROR – INFAMY...

Sounds In Sync EdiCue V3.1 Released With macOS Catalina Support

October 21, 2019, 15:39 PM


Mark Franken from Sounds In Sync has been in touch to tell us about the release of EdiCue version 3.1.0, which includes support for macOS Catalina.

Resolve 16.1 Final Version is Available to Download Now

October 21, 2019, 12:19 PM


Blackmagic Design just released the final version of DaVinci Resolve 16.1. You now have access to enhanced tools on the cut page like a smart indicator, the new Boring Detector, Sync-Bins and other improvements – without having to worry using a beta version.

VFX Video for 'Gemini Man' Show the De-Aging

October 21, 2019, 08:44 AM


Sony released Ang Lee's new sci-fi action movie Gemini Man in theaters a few weeks ago. Aside from the HFR cinematography, the film is boasting "groundbreaking" technology with its de-aging VFX. Gemini Man is about the world's best assassin, played by Will Smith at his current age (51), attempting to retire until he's pursued by a younger version of himself.

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