NAB Podcast Number Four

April 21, 2007

Wrap up of the week at NAB, including news from the Foundry about Nuke, the search for non-CRT broadcast monitors, After Effects CS3, and more

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NAB Podcast Number Three

April 21, 2007

For today’s podcast we invited various guests as well a fxphd professors and postgrads to join us in a sort of bar camp where everyone reports back on what they saw on the show floor and discusses. We then collected the best of this exercise and bring you the results.

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NAB Podcast Number Two

April 17, 2007

Our second podcast from NAB, with guests Emery Wells and Scott Brook. We cover lots of items including Apple, Motor, the Red Camera, and a new joint venture between fxguide, Wells, and Brook.

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Autodesk User Group and Party Podcast

April 16, 2007

Wrap up of Sunday’s user group and our first NAB 2007 podcast, a “Live” podcast from the Autodesk Pool Party at Caesar’s Palace. Let me tease you with these words – Standard Filesystem Volume. Not enough? How about batch in Smoke… or multilayer timeline in batch?

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fxguide state of the union

April 16, 2007

A roundtable with Mike, John, Tahl Niran, and Rose Draper about fxguide, fxphd, and what’s coming at NAB

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Driving hard : Zoic

April 5, 2007

Fox presents a new TV show “Drive” featuring visual effects by Zoic Studios. We spoke to co-founder Loni Peristere about work on this and the companies amazing run in cutting edge episodic television effects from CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Buffy to Battlestar Gallactica, 24 and now Drive.

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Red Update : Ted

March 26, 2007

We speak to Ted Schilowitz, Leader of the Rebellion at the RED Digital Cinema Company about NAB, RED CODE RAW, the various options you can buy for the camera.

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A Conversation with Dan Curry

March 21, 2007

Dan Curry pioneered high volume, high quality episodic television visual effects and as a result has been nominated for a visual effects Emmy fifteen times and won seven times.

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300, Alien vs. Predator 2 and Hydraulx

March 12, 2007

We speak to Hydraulx co-founder Greg Strause about their amazing 3D work on 300 and his first impressions of Alien vs Predator 2, having just come off set from co-directing the film.

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Comic Horrors: Rocks, Statues and VanDyke

March 5, 2007

In this podcast we talk to two of the companies behind some of the shots in Night at the Museum. When we heard that Dick Van Dyke was a not only a fan but VFX hobbyist, we could not resist asking the guys about what it was like to work with someone who started by dancing through a cartoon with Walt, and recently diced with death with a T REX, we also cover bubble gum rocks and ‘real’ miniatures !

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Anticipating the Premiere of 300

February 25, 2007

Mike Seymour chats with Jeremy Hunt, founder of Screaming Death Monkey, about their work for the upcoming film 300.

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ILM : Academy Sci-Tech Award Winners

February 19, 2007

We talk to Steve Sullivan, Director Of Research and Development for Industrial Light and Magic, about development of OpenEXR and their in-house image-based modeling tool.

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On Set with Deaths of Ian Director Dario Piana

February 12, 2007

We speak on set with Director Dario Piana for an update on the production of the feature film Deaths of Ian.

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Conversation with Director/VFX Artist Jon Hollis

February 8, 2007

This week we talk to legendary London FX artist and director Jon Hollis of Nice Shirt Films, who was a co-founder of Smoke and Mirrors.

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A Conversation with Autodesk’s New Systems Team

January 31, 2007

We speak with key individuals from the newly re-organized systems team in Montreal. They are involved in the development of Flame, Smoke, Lustre, Toxik and other applications. Bruno Sargeant, Jean-Luc Dery, Philippe Soeiro, Mark Jaszbereny, and Filippo Tampieri.

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Letters from Iwo Jima : Digital Domain Delivers

January 26, 2007

We speak with Darren Poe and Jeff Kim about Digital Domain’s work on Letters from Iwo Jima.

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Ascent Media’s Digital Media Data Center

January 24, 2007

Maximizing content lifespan with guest Tyler Leshney

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Children of Men : Hard Core Visual Effects

January 4, 2007

We speak with David Vickery of Double Negative and Tim Webber of Framestore CFC about their work on the film.

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Charlotte’s Web and Digital Pictures Illoura

December 31, 2006

We speak with Digital Pictures Illoura about their work on the recent animated film Charlotte’s Webb.

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On Set with the VFX Supervisor of The Deaths of Ian

December 20, 2006

We speak with the on-set vfx supervisor of The Deaths of Ian, Dennis Michelson.

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Conversation with REALVIZ’s Luc Robert

December 10, 2006

We chat with Luc Robert, co-founder of REALVIZ, about their recent release of Stitcher Unlimited DS.

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First Ever AFI Visual Effects Award Goes to Hunt Angels

December 7, 2006

The first-ever Australian Film Institute awarded its first-ever Visual Effects Award to Rose Draper and Mike Seymour for their work on Hunt Angels. Seymour and Draper talk about their work on the film.

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zyz studios Paint the Town Yellow

December 7, 2006

Mike Seymour talks with artists involved with the creation of a yellow pages tv commercial done at xyz studios.

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Fincher’s all digital feature: Zodiac

October 24, 2006

Andreas Wacker and Angus Wall discuss techniques developed for the first major motion picture produced without using compressed tape formats or film.

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IBC Redux: Red, Blackmagic, Foundry, Gridiron and more

October 2, 2006

Podcast recapping IBC 2006, including sound bites from Ted Schilowitz and Graeme Natress of RED and Grant Petty of Blackmagic Design.

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Double Negative and Flyboys

September 24, 2006

We speak with Alex Wuttke and Jody Johnson from Double Negative about the 3D and 2D approaches and solutions to the film.

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Company 3 – DI Workflow

September 19, 2006

We speak to Erik Rogers at Company 3 in Los Angeles about their use of DaVinci color correctors for transferring and DI.

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MATRIX compositing

September 5, 2006

We speak with Dan Tatu of CHROME Imaging about their MATRIX compositing product, which provides color grading, compositing, painting, and more

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Online vfx training: fxphd

August 20, 2006

In this week’s podcast we take a look at our sister site fxphd.com, which provides online training for vfx artists.

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World Trade Center – Being Faithful

August 16, 2006

We speak with Pete Bebb, CG Supervisor, and Ryan Cook, Dynamics Supervisor, about Double Negative’s work on the film.

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