Smoke 7 Roundtable

October 5, 2005

In this week’s fxpodcast, we discuss the recent release of Autodesk’s Smoke 7 editing product. Our two guests were beta testers for the release and are able to provide insight into the product as they have been using the product for months. We also talk about Smoke’s support for the Final Cut Pro XML standard with Stephane Labrie of Autodesk. What exactly is XML and is it simply an industry buzzword for a text file?

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Motion 2.0: fxPlug and More

September 26, 2005

We concentrate on the fxPlug SDK in Motion 2, as well as highlight a new set of Motion DVD templates. Guests are Ben Syverson – developer of DVMatte Blast, Sean Safreed — partner at Red Giant Software, and Simon Maziak — creator of MotionVFX DVD templates.

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Digital Film Tools Plugins

September 18, 2005

Marco Paolini is a compositor and president of Digital Film Tools, a company that creates production proven plugins. Noteworthy for their digital simulation of optical filter, effects and camera effects, they also include a range of compositing tools developed in the firing line of feature film production at Digital Film Works.

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The Big Ad

September 6, 2005

One of the most successful viral ad campaigns of recent times is Carlton Draught’s Big Ad. In this weeks podcast we discuss the spot with Andrew Jackson, the visual effects supervsior from Animal Logic in Sydney.

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2005 Emmy Visual Effects Bakeoff

September 5, 2005

In this week’s podcast we talk to one team from each of the two visual effects categories for this year’s Emmys as well as discuss the first-ever bake off.

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Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

August 29, 2005

We take an over view of this great film and then burn down on one sequence for an in depth look. Interviews with people at MPC, Framestore-CFC and Cinesite.

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Sohonet – Dedicated to Connected Post

August 10, 2005

London-based Sohonet has targeted the the media and film industries by providing tools and a network that can carry massive files, quickly and at very low cost. In this week’s fxpodcast, Mike Seymour gets the details from Dave Scammel, Managing Director for Sohonet.

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Art of HDR – A Conversation with Paul Debevec

August 4, 2005

Mike Seymour interviews the father of HDR imagery, Paul Debevec, to learn how he invented HDR and what his latest research is investigating – with amazing results.

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Double Negative Breaks Down Batman Begins – Pt 2

July 25, 2005

Mike Seymour talks with Paul Franklin from Double Negative about their work on Batman Begins. Part two of two.

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Double Negative Breaks Down Batman Begins – Pt 1

July 18, 2005

Mike Seymour talks with Paul Franklin from Double Negative about their work on Batman Begins. Part one of two.

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A52 Shows How Just One Man can be Massive

July 11, 2005

Massive software is well known for its epic shots in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but with the release of Massive 2.0 – we asked just how practical is it to use Massive in a ‘normal’ TV Ad spot? In this week’s podcast we talk to A52’s 3D team leader Craig Xray Halperin, about what it took for A52 to go from not even having the software to creating 10,000 agents celebrating two Clydesdale horse teams meeting in St.Louis on the 4th of July.

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A Conversation with Marc Petit

July 4, 2005

We sit down with Marc Petit, Vice President Product Development and Operations, and discuss NAB, Toxik, the state of the current software, and his thoughts about Apple’s recent moves.

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Furious FX and Mr. & Mrs. Smith

June 27, 2005

In our first fxPodcast, Mike Seymour chatted with Scott Dougherty and David Lingenfelser about the company’s work on Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

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