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SIGGRAPH SEASON 2020: Tangent Labs' Jeff Bell

August 19, 2020, 13:08 PM

#TangentLabs #Siggraph2020 #cloud-basedworkflows Tangent Lab's Jeff Bell talks about why they created their Loupe cloud-based asset management and pipeline system while working on projects at Tangent Animation.

SIGGRAPH Season 2020: Foundry's Christy Anzelmo

August 18, 2020, 13:08 PM

#FoundryNuke #VFX #Siggraph Foundry recently introduced Nuke Indie, a slightly restricted version of its Nuke compositor, now available for those working on their own.

How this film was NOT saved in edit

August 9, 2020, 17:11 PM

It took six years of editing for Oscar-winning filmmaker Kenneth Lonergan to turn Margaret into a masterpiece. Take the Envato 3 Elements Editing challenge: (Sign-up for a Free Trial) to win a Sony ZV-1 and more... Additional prizes from Tito Ferradans: and The Go-To Editor 2.0 Course: THE 3 ELEMENTS EDITING CHALLENGE: Take action and cut a 60 sec. (or less) film and get a shot a...

Avid Media Composer: Rebuild Site Settings (Window

July 17, 2020, 13:07 PM

1. Quit Avid Media Composer (if open) 2. Go to this location: C:UsersPublicPublic DocumentsAvid Media ComposerSettings 3. Back up then delete these files: - MCState - Site_Attributes - Site_Settings 4. Close all folders then re-launch Media Composer as administrator. Click the link below to view our knowledge base article: Need more help? Visit

BLOODSHOT: Motion Graphics reel by Cantina Creativ

July 15, 2020, 16:55 PM

Come have a look at the motion graphics work made by Cantina Creative on BLOODSHOT...

Birth of an Art - The Stop Motion Effect --- VIDEO

June 27, 2020, 20:12 PM

Filmmaker U explores the history of Stop-Motion Animation and how it has impacted and guided the VFX industry as we know it. Starting with a rudimentary frame by frame animation we see how Ray Harryhausen improved things, then standing on the shoulder of giants see how Phil Tippet created a new technique that would carry us into the new CGI and motion capture world. These techniques developed are used by major films such as Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park, and more! -- About Filmmaker U:...

Frames in Motion: A Beginner's Guide To How Animat

April 14, 2020, 17:24 PM

Most of us have a pretty good grasp of the basic principle of animation: still images, when played in succession, give the impression of motion and make cartoons move. Of course, it’s much more complicated than that. But “How Does Animation Work?” — a succinct explanatory video outlining the key differences and similarities between various animation techniques — makes learning a breeze. The video has a relaxed fit and an easy-going vibe that make it easy to sit back and nod along to cooly delivered demonstrations of how 2-D rigging works compared to its 3-D counterpart; what tweening is, and how both stop-motion and computer animation make use of armatures. That the video manages to pack as much information as it does into just over two minutes, without breaking a sweat, is wildly impressive.

Headshot: a virtual 3D head from a single photo

November 20, 2019, 13:49 PM

The A.I. based head generator Headshot tool is a plug-in for Reallusion’s Character Creator 3.

Present Tense: The VFX of Terminator: Dark Fate

November 20, 2019, 13:49 PM

Thirty-five years ago, a time travel tale about a malevolent AI trying to eliminate the leader of the human resistance by sending a cyborg to assassinate his mother launched the blockbuster career of James Cameron (Avatar) and made an action icon out of Arnold Schwarzenegger. This month, Cameron returns to the franchise as a producer, partnered with Tim Miller (Deadpool) for Terminator: Dark Fate — which ignores the previous three installments.

Get your stunt fix right here

November 10, 2019, 15:07 PM

As part of the DVD/Blu-ray release of Hobbs & Shaw, a number of official featurettes have been released. I wanted to share three of those here that specifically go into the stunts of the film.

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