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The literal invisible cut: mastering the Fluid Morph by Damian Allen

October 5, 2019, 10:11 AM


Ethics aside, editors often have a legitimate need to hide a jump cut. Many editors are still unaware of morphing transitions, while others don’t know what to do when they go wrong. In this week’s Impossible Shot, I work through the process of applying and tweaking morphing transitions (Fluid Morph in Media Composer, Morph Cut in Premiere Pro, Smooth Cut in Resolve, and Flow in FCP X).

The VFX of ‘Ad Astra’: Envisioning the Retro Future of Space Travel

October 5, 2019, 10:11 AM


Forty years ago, Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now transferred Joseph Conrad’s revered 1902 classic Heart of Darkness from colonial Africa to 1970s Vietnam. This year, director James Gray (The Immigrant, The Yards) adapts the tale into a movie titled Ad Astra, a spacefaring drama centered on the strained relationship between a father and son, where the patriarch is feared to have gone mad. Despite journeying to the Moon, Mars and Neptune, the movie was initially not thought to be heavy on visual effects. As Allen Maris (Godzilla), who doubled as a visual effects producer and supervisor, points out, “Everybody went into this thinking that it’s going to be a smaller movie, because James Gray doesn’t usually do visual effects and spectacles.”

Deluxe filed for bankruptcy, hopes to raise $115 million of new financing by Jose Antunes - ProVideo Coalition

October 5, 2019, 10:11 AM


Founded in 1915 by producer William Fox, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc has filed for bankruptcy this October. It’s another sign of the drastic changes in the movie industry.

How Pixar's 'Real' Fake Cameras Make Their Movies Look So Realistic

October 4, 2019, 16:10 PM


You'd assume split diopters and anamorphic lenses are a live-action film thing. Just don't tell that to Pixar.

DOWNTON ABBEY: Kyle McCulloch - VFX Supervisor

October 4, 2019, 16:10 PM


In 2017, Kyle McCulloch had explained the work of Framestore for THOR: RAGNAROK. He then worked on MARY POPPINS RETURNS and HOBBS & SHAW.

CineEmerge, a free NAB Show experience for production and cinema professionals by Jose Antunes - ProVideo Coalition

October 4, 2019, 12:31 PM


The impact of consumer HDR adoption, the value of camera lens metadata and a discussion about creating a Hollywood blockbuster are some of the themes to follow during the first CineEmerge.

STRANGER THINGS - Season 3: VFX Breakdowns

October 3, 2019, 15:13 PM


Don’t miss those three really cool VFX Breakdowns by Rodeo FX about their work on the third season of STRANGER THINGS...

Delivering in Multiple Aspect Ratios for Social Media by Mark Spencer - ProVideo Coalition

October 3, 2019, 13:06 PM


As editors, we need to deliver video to be hosted on a variety of social media platforms, often in multiple aspect ratios for each platform. For example, 16:9 for a Facebook feed post, but 9:16 for a Facebook story. Or perhaps 1:1 for Instagram. The number of different aspect ratios is a bit bewildering. Here’s a link to a good article that describes the best aspect ratio to use for various platforms.

VES & Autodesk partner on 'Ask Me Anything' Initiative

October 3, 2019, 13:06 PM


LOS ANGELES — The Visual Effects Society (www.visualeffectssociety.com) has launched Ask Me Anything: VFX Pros Tell All, a new year-long initiative that will shine a light on diversity in visual effects. The initiative was created in partnership with software developer Autodesk, and will include a lineup of talks with successful visual effects professionals from different backgrounds.


October 3, 2019, 13:05 PM


Framestore presents their work on the excellent Illusion Battle sequence from SPIDER-MAN – FAR FROM HOME...

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