Autodesk Master Classes at NAB 2006

March 27, 2006

We speak with Jake Parker and Michael Ruzicka about their presentations at the flame and smoke master classes being held at NAB this year.

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The Job Search

March 21, 2006

We speak with Teresa Hall of Muse recruitment about how vfx artists can best present themselves to prospective employers.

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After Effects 7 32-bit Workflow

March 13, 2006

A conversation with Stu Maschwitz of the Orphanage about using a 32-bit linear color workflow in AE. Maschwitz has been an evangelist for using After Effects for high end projects.

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Matte Painting Part 4: The Future

March 6, 2006

A conversation with Alp Altiner.

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Conversation with Bill Collis of The Foundry

February 28, 2006

Mike Seymour talks with Dr. Bill Collis, Head of Research at the London-based Founrdy. The Foundry develop the Furnace, Keylight, Tinder, and Anvil plugins.

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A Look at After Effects 7.0

February 20, 2006

We talk with Steve Kilisky and David Simons of Adobe about the recent release of After Effects 7.

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Matte Painting Part 3 : The Art

February 12, 2006

Examining the art and beauty of matte painting with senior matte painter Wayne Hagg

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Matte Painting with Gerhard Mozsi

February 6, 2006

We speak with matte painter Gerhard Mozsi about his craft and his use of Adobe Photoshop to create both photoreal as well as concept art.

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Visual Effect Society’s Eric Roth

January 29, 2006

Discussion of credits, shows, awards, and the growing importance of the VES

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Conversation with Mark Ruff

January 19, 2006

This week, we speak with Mark Ruff, a photographer who specialises in frozen moment multi-camera time splices. After many years with a film rig and then a digital rig, Mark has developed a near real-time system.

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Writing for Effects: Red Dwarf

December 22, 2005

As it is almost Christmas we figured we’d explore a different side of visual effects and talk to someone who creates the scripts and characters that we daily need to film and composite. We decided to talk to an entremely successful writer and producer. Doug Naylor is a funny guy, he writes funny comedy, but the business of writing for visual effects – especially for a tight budget, cult classic – with global appeal is a tough job. This week, Doug Naylor k

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NUKE in a state of FLUX

December 5, 2005

Nuke 4.5 in production. In this week’s podcast we talk to Jonathan Egstad, visual effects supervisor for the Paramount release “Aeon Flux” starring Charlize Theron. For our online story we chatted to Gary Meyer, Nuke Product Specialist about the details of the 4.5 release.

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Checking in With Toxik 1.1

November 28, 2005

In this week’s podcast, we check in for an update on Toxik with Autodesk’s Chris Vienneau, who is the product manager for the application.

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A Primatte Primer

November 21, 2005

We interview Scott Gross of IMAGICA Corporation of America, developers of the Primatte keying plug-in.

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Flame and Inferno on Linux

November 16, 2005

We speak with Bill Roberts of Autodesk about he recent Linux product announcements.

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