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Crafty Apes — Aldo Ruggiero and Matt Akey

October 27, 2020, 13:05 PM


Crafty Apes is a full service, boutique VFX company based in Culver City, CA & Atlanta, GA. The company was launched in July of 2011 by three visual effects veterans Jason Sanford, Chris LeDoux and Tim LeDoux. Believing that strong 2D compositing is the backbone behind quality visual effects, Crafty Apes was formed to primarily offer high-end compositing services for feature films and television clients.

Humanistic VFX in the Emmy-nominated TALES FROM TH

October 27, 2020, 13:01 PM


Emmy-nominated) VFX work behind Amazon’s neo-futurist fable TALES FROM THE LOOP. Visual effects are of course key to any sci-fi story, but maintaining a balance with the naturalism of this one gave the VFX team more than enough to manage. Supervisor Andrea Knoll (a woman leading the VFX department, not that that should be a novelty anymore!) took point, enlisting the aid of Rodeo FX (Stranger Things 3, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) as lead vendor. Over 700 VFX shots comprise a world that feels...

Weta Digital Names Joe Marks as New CTO

October 26, 2020, 19:36 PM


Veteran tech exec joins company from Carnegie Mellon University; will oversee technology initiatives for VFX work as well as at new animation division.

Motionographer Maxon Announces October 3D & Motio

October 26, 2020, 19:35 PM


Motionographer shares inspiring work and important news for the motion design, animation and visual effects communities.

After Effects Classic Course: Rolling Shutter Repa

October 26, 2020, 19:35 PM


A “feature” of many or most video cameras these days is that the pixels at the top of a frame are captured at a slightly different time than the pixels at the bottom of the frame. If the camera or the object you were shooting moves during this time, there will be in offset in the position of objects, causing them to appear to lean along the direction of the camera’s movement. This distortion of the object can make it more difficult to composite new objects into a scene, among other problems.

Folks VFX Names New Toronto Head of Studio

October 26, 2020, 19:35 PM


Folks VFX, a high-end visual effects studio and member of the FuseFX brand family, has named Mihaela Orzea as its new head of studio – Toronto, one of the brands' seven studio locations across North and South America.

Carbon Welcomes New VFX Supervisor to Group

October 26, 2020, 19:35 PM


VFX Supervisor Tobey Lindback is bringing his sharply honed skills and two decades of experience to creative studio Carbon. The VFX craftsman spent the last 10 years at The Mill, Psyop and MPC, leading high profile creative work for the likes of Audi, Budweiser, Mercedes, Mountain Dew, Nike and PlayStation.

Maxon Announces October 3D & Motion Design Show

October 26, 2020, 14:30 PM


Maxon’s Popular Online Event is Back From October 27-29 with Presentations Character Animation, Creating in Unreal Rendering Techniques, VR and More!

How game engines and VR are changing filmmaking

October 26, 2020, 13:25 PM


Jaron Lanier, who coined the term Virtual Reality in 1987, hoped to see the technology used for more than entertainment. His dream is becoming real, thanks to new VR headsets and new ways to use them.

Watch 9 'Mandalorian' VFX breakdowns all in one pl

October 26, 2020, 13:25 PM


We’re only a couple of days away from season 2 of The Mandalorian. So, to get ready for the new season, I thought I would collect some of the incredible virtual production and VFX breakdowns from various studios that were released for season 1.

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