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The tech of 'Terminator 2' - an oral history

October 21, 2019, 08:43 AM


Ever since James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day was released in 1991, I’ve been reading about the many ways ILM, led by visual effects supervisor Dennis Muren, had to basically invent new ways to realise the CG ‘liquid metal’ T-1000 shots in that film, of which there are surprisingly few. Tools like ‘Make Sticky’ and ‘Body Sock’ are ones that I’d heard referenced several times, but I’ve always wanted to know more about how those pieces of software were made.

Sound Devices Scorpio and 833 Firmware v3.00 Released

October 20, 2019, 09:47 AM


Sound Devices just released firmware v3.00 for their latest Scorpio and 833 recorder/mixers. Firmware version 3.00 includes the revered Sound Devices’ MixAssist algorithm, integration with the popular Sound Devices CL-12 linear fader controller, AAC recording for immediate handoff to transcription and more.

Wyatt Smith on Editing 'Harriet' biopic

October 20, 2019, 09:47 AM


Film biography Harriet had its eagerly awaited world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, now Wyatt Smith talks about it.

Gemini Man Visual Effects Breakdown

October 19, 2019, 15:27 PM


Though critics didn’t seem to care for Gemini Man much, one of the consistent compliments among many have been with regards to the visual effects used to create a young Will Smith that faces off with an older version of Will Smith. The team behind this amazing technological achievement in visual effects has consistently touted the fact that they didn’t simply de-age Will Smith’s face, but instead, they created a completely digital model of young Will Smith that was informed by a motion-capture performance. Now a Gemini Man visual effects breakdown reveals how it was accomplished.

USB-C Vs. Thunderbolt

October 19, 2019, 15:26 PM


Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C are frequently mentioned in the same breath, which can make understanding the difference between the two quite challenging for the average person.

IN THE TALL GRASS: VFX Breakdown by Spin VFX

October 18, 2019, 16:05 PM


You will probably not want to go for a walk in the fields after watching this VFX Breakdown by Spin VFX about their work on IN THE TALL GRASS...

SEXTUPLETS: VFX Breakdown by Image Engine

October 18, 2019, 16:05 PM


Come discover how Image Engine have duplicated Marlon Wayans for SEXTUPLETS...

Learn 5 Simple Animation Techniques in AE

October 18, 2019, 16:05 PM


For those who have worked in Adobe After Effects long enough to know, creating sleek and professional motion graphic animation for simple things like text, titles, and lower thirds can actually be pretty simple on paper. When you utilize the myriad of templates and quick guide tutorials, you have quite a few options always at your fingertips. However, just because you have some solid go-tos doesn’t mean you still can’t kick them up to that next level.

SIGGRAPH Asia 2019!

October 18, 2019, 08:54 AM


The Computer Animation Festival (CAF) at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 celebrates how computer graphics have become a medium for storytelling in animation, visual effects, games, and other applications. The 12th edition of SIGGRAPH Asia, the region’s premier event for computer graphics and interactive techniques, takes place 17–20 November 2019 in Brisbane, Australia.

Steve Bayes Reports From IBC 2019

October 17, 2019, 15:14 PM


In the second of his articles for FCP.co, ex FCPX Product Manager Steve Bayes gives us his thoughts on the recent IBC trade show in Amsterdam. As he led the team who launched the fastest NLE, he also gives us his suggestions on the best way to benefit from the extra editing speed from new hardware.

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