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Women in VFX

February 21, 2020, 08:39 AM


As part of our series profiling the women in film and television, we highlight the females within the field of visual effects. We talk to them about their experience in their roles as well as the creation of their favourite assets

RØDE NT-USB Mini microphone giveaway

February 21, 2020, 08:39 AM


While I prepare an unusual review and test of the new VideoMic NTG camera-mountable shotgun mic with technology borrowed from the NTG5 (which I recently reviewed), you can try to win a new RØDE NT-USB Mini microphone. The NT-USB Mini is a smaller, more modern version of the original NT-USB mic I reviewed years ago. According to RØDE, “The NT-USB Mini is a sleek, compact USB microphone that offers studio-quality recording direct to a computer or tablet.” Ahead is more information about the NT-USB Mini (including a video) as well as the rules, deadline and link to participate.

Editor Walter Murch, ACE On Writing "The Conversations" & "In the Blink of an Eye")

February 20, 2020, 17:51 PM


The Art of the Cut podcast brings the fantastic conversations that Steve Hullfish has with world renowned editors into your car, living room, editing suite and beyond. In each episode, Steve talks with editors ranging from emerging stars to Oscar and Emmy winners. Hear from the top editors of today about their careers, editing workflows and about their work on some of the biggest films and TV shows of the year.

‘The Mandalorian’ Launches ILM StageCraft VFX for digital sets

February 20, 2020, 17:51 PM


After making the virtual production leap on “The Lion King” with the help of virtual reality and the real-time game engine, director Jon Favreau took it a step further with Industrial Light & Magic in the making of his Disney+ “Star Wars” series, “The Mandalorian.” The VFX studio created an innovative virtual production workflow called ILM StageCraft, which allowed the filmmakers to generate complex and exotic digital backdrops in real-time (using Epic’s Unreal game engine) while shooting the eight-episode bounty hunter series at Manhattan Beach Studios in L.A.

Nuke 12.1 Delivers Artist-Focused Improvements Across the Nuke Family | Computer Graphics World

February 20, 2020, 12:07 PM


Nuke 12.1 Delivers Artist-Focused Improvements Across the Nuke Family - CGW explores how leading-edge graphics techniques, including the 3D modeling, animation and visualization are used in such applications as CAD/CAM/CAE, architecture, scientific visualization, special effects, digital video, film, and interactive entertainment.

Red Giant Releases Universe 3.2

February 20, 2020, 12:07 PM


PORTLAND, OR – Red Giant has just released an update to Universe, its collection of GPU-accelerated plugins for editors and motion graphics artists. Universe 3.2 delivers five brand new tools for creating intricate animations, building beautiful transitions, stylizing imagery and more.


February 20, 2020, 12:07 PM


Chinese studio Free-D Workshop presents their work on the action movie THE WHITE STORM 2 – DRUG LORDS...

Dolby Atmos - Find Out How To Mix Music In The Immersive Format

February 20, 2020, 09:35 AM


In this video from NAMM 2020, Avid’s application specialist, Jeff Komar takes an in-depth look at working on music projects with Dolby Atmos natively, in Pro Tools, with the power of HDX, Avid S4, and MTRX.

Is Intel back in the game?

February 19, 2020, 08:31 AM


Intel's upcoming Core i9-10900K 10-core CPU has a base clock of 3.7 GHz and a Thermal Design Power (TDP) of 125 watts. Its boost frequency is an impressive 5.1 GHz, but it's Big New Thing™ is its Turbo Boost Max 3.0 which enable it to boost a single core to 5.2 GHz and, in a bit of a shocker, boost to 4.9 GHz with all cores. It's pretty solid on the memory side as well, with support for two channels of 2933 MHz DDR 4 memory.

How Scanline used Flowline and thinkingParticles on Midway

February 19, 2020, 08:30 AM


In this video from cebas, the makers of thinkingParticles, Joe Scarr of ScanlineVFX, Montreal, discusses the many FX setups required for the battle sequences in Midway.

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