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What's on offer at The VFX Festival Virtual Series

June 11, 2020, 09:15 AM


Escape Studios has announced that its VFX Festival is becoming a full-blown Virtual Series until next year, and has announced a bunch of upcoming sessions. Here’s a brief run-down:

Red Giant Releases Free Tutorial on 3D Normalization in AE

June 11, 2020, 09:14 AM


PORTLAND, OR -- Red Giant has released a short tutorial on how to “normalize” a 3D scene composition. The multi-step process is used to take random 3D coordinate results generated by the Adobe After Effects camera tracker and turn it into something useful for adding motion graphics or VFX to footage. Daniel “Hashi” Hashimoto, the “Action Movie Dad” and host of Red Giant’s “Cheap Tricks” tutorials, showcases how to effectively work through this process of 3D normalization in the latest YouTube tutorial.

Editors of "Deadliest Catch"

June 11, 2020, 09:14 AM


In this episode, I’m talking with the many of the editors of The Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch. The team has been nominated almost every single year for over a decade for ACE Eddies – including this year (and won in 2010). They’ve also been nominated for Primetime Emmys almost every year – including this year – and won several years.

Editors Guild Issues Protocols For Safe Return To Work During Pandemic: No Liability Waivers, Shorter Workdays, Nondiscrimination Against Older Crew Members – Deadline

June 11, 2020, 09:14 AM


The Editors Guild, IATSE Local 700, has issued its protocols for the safe return to work amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including a “guiding principle” that “employers are prohibited from asking or otherwise requiring any crew to sign liability waivers.”

Joe Alves Sets the Record Straight on the Supposedly Inoperable Shark of 'Jaws'

June 10, 2020, 12:36 PM


We chat with the production designer about the exhaustive construction of Bruce the Shark, and how the story you've heard is not the whole story.


June 10, 2020, 12:36 PM


Let’s go for a galaxy far, far away with Image Engine who presents their work on the first season of THE MANDALORIAN...

Is Newton 3 the Ultimate AE Plugin? Here is Our Review

June 9, 2020, 13:08 PM


While there’s a direct start and endpoint for many effects in After Effects, with Newton 3, you can obtain a new result, and thus a new animation!

Episode 250 - How to Reach Busy People

June 9, 2020, 09:12 AM


It is so critical to know when you are reaching out to people who are extremely busy. If you put yourself in the other person’s shoes when you communicate with them — and understand how they’re going to react — that’s worth its weight in gold. And it helps you communicate better with them, knowing what their needs and problems are.

VFX after lockdown

June 9, 2020, 09:12 AM


Screen International’s Americas editor Jeremy Kay ran an online session with Framestore’s Fiona Walkinshaw, Weta Digital’s David Conley and Industrial Light & Magic’s Rob Bredow to chat about what their companies have been doing in terms of working remotely, and what the situation looks like moving forward.

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