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Pixar did some greenscreen experiments for 'Onward's' Dad character - befores & afters

April 6, 2020, 09:09 AM


Pixar’s Onward is out soon on home entertainment release, and one of the featurettes that will be included is about how the team ‘conjured’ Dad, the character which is initially just a pair of pants.

5 tips that made my 3D animation life easier

April 6, 2020, 09:09 AM


A lot of people might think that jumping straight into Maya or any other 3D animation tool is how you get ‘started’ on a piece of animation. But, as Escape Studios animation tutor Amedeo Beretta points out in these handy tips for 3D animators, it actually pays to do some crucial prep work fist.

VFX Producer Rebecca Ramsey Dies at 53

April 6, 2020, 09:08 AM


Visual effects producer Rebecca Ramsey, who lent her skills to blockbuster spectacles including films in the Harry Potter and Hunger Games franchises, died March 7 from complications related to a fall in her home. The news was shared by Ramsey’s longtime friend, Jenny McShane. She was 53 years old.

Stan Winston's Monster Magic Is on Full Display in 'Gargoyles'

April 5, 2020, 11:56 AM


Welcome to 4:3 & Forgotten — a weekly column in which Rob Hunter and I get to look back at TV terrors that scared adults (and the kids they let watch) across the limited airwaves of the ’70s.

Sherry Pie Edited out of RuPaul's Drag Race

April 4, 2020, 10:55 AM


Sherry Pie was disqualified from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” following multiple allegations of catfishing. These came to light only after filming of all but the final episode of season 12 was completed. That left producers with a problem. What to do with all that footage of Sherry Pie, who dominated the competition in dozen taped episodes.

Avid Channel Strip How to get the best strip boot camp expert

April 4, 2020, 10:55 AM


Avid’s Channel Strip packs a lot of flexibility into a compact user interface. As well as a powerful EQ it features one of the best workhorse dynamics sections around. In this extended Premium tutorial, Julian Rodgers examines some of the features which make this plug-in something of a hidden gem in the Pro Tools stock plugins inventory.

VFX studios share shots of their crews working from home

April 4, 2020, 10:54 AM


I started seeing, too, a bunch of fun Zoom captures or other ‘home set-up’ images from the studios, so I’d thought I’d embed some here. Note, there’s of course a whole lot of VFX studios who have successfully implemented remote working – many of which have been operating like this for a number of weeks already – that might not appear here. This listing below is only where I found pics of the crew (or, in some cases, pics of the crew’s cats).

1917 Editor Interview: Lee Smith on Being Invsible

April 3, 2020, 16:05 PM


The “hidden man” is how editor Lee Smith sees himself in 1917. Not for a second did Smith want audiences paying attention to his cuts or tricks, but to instead immerse themselves in director Sam Mendes‘ World War I story, which is constructed to take place in one seemingly unbroken take. Despite the obvious technical wizardry and razzle-dazzle, they pulled it off. Audiences were caught up in the feeling and exhilaration of 1917, not the craft of 1917.

Sale: iZotope Spring Savings - Up to 60% Off RX, PPS, and Reverbs - Toolfarm

April 2, 2020, 15:33 PM


For the month of April, you can save up to 60% on iZotope RX and Post Production Suite, plus save 50% on all Exponential Audio reverbs and reverb bundles. 

Dolby On is now available for Android, and iOS gets Twitch integration - Neowin

April 2, 2020, 15:33 PM


Dolby today announced that it's bringing its Dolby On app to Android, allowing users to record audio and video with better sound quality. The iOS version is also getting Twitch integration.

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