High-Resolution Gigapixel Panoramic Photography Takes VFX to New Level

July 25, 2007

xRez Launches Visual Effects Studio Employing Ground-Breaking Technology Los Angeles, CA – With more than two years of R&D under its belt, xRez Studio has launched a visual effects division based on the studio’s work employing gigapixel panoramic photography. Founded by Eric Hanson and Greg Downing, both veterans in advanced photography and motion picture visual […]

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eyeon announces new 5.2 version of Fusion

July 24, 2007

Eyeon today announced features which will be part of the new Fusion version 5.2. Pricing and availability of the new version will be announced at Siggraph. The release of Fusion 5.2 includes over one hundred updates and modifications, such as interface performance improvements in various areas that make the artist’s workflow more efficient. A new […]

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Emmy nominees announced

July 19, 2007

The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were announced this morning at 5:40 AM PT. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be held Saturday, September 8 and the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 16, both at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The list of visual effects nominees is after the read more.

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Eight takes a stroll through Petra’s world for HP

July 17, 2007

SANTA MONICA, CA – Eight VFX continues its stellar collaborative run with director Olivier Gondry and HP with “Petra Nemcová,” the latest in a new three-spot campaign via Goodby, Silverstein & Partners/SF (Eight also contributed the effects for “Vera Wang” and “Michel Gondry”). A shop whose recent credits include projects for Pepsi, Scion, Guinness, and […]

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Don’t miss…

July 16, 2007

The latest episode of fxguidetv video netcast is on the air! All you need to do is click here to subscribe in iTunes> fxguidetv episode #3 is out! This show contains a longer interview with Ken Ralston and Dennis Muren recorded at the VES Festival of Visual Effects. John Montgomery talks with them about their […]

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Bombastic flower-themed graphics for Concert for Diana

July 11, 2007

New York, NY – When audiences tune in to the highly anticipated Concert For Diana, they will enjoy a graphics package created in a collaborative effort between VH1 and design/branding company Bombastic. The concert is a tribute to the Princess and a fundraiser for the charities she supported during her lifetime. Accordingly, the graphics package […]

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CafeFX swims with the fish for ‘Evan Almighty’

July 10, 2007

SANTA MARIA, California ‘“ Feature film visual effects facility CafeFX created a scene-stealing school of computer-generated tropical fish for Universal Pictures’ EVAN ALMIGHTY. The visual effects-intensive comedy, the second in the ‘œAlmighty’ series, is directed by Tom Shadyac. In the film, Evan Baxter (Steve Carell), newly elected to Congress, leaves Buffalo behind and shepherds his […]

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Your Reel, your dream job @ Siggraph

July 10, 2007

We are really excited by the July 07 term and the courses on offer at fxphd.com. As part of our plans for this term, we have a Siggraph Special Service! A key part of Siggraph’s appeal is the job market. To help you, if you’re going to Siggraph – we are offering to individually review […]

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Eight VFX explores the mind of ‘Michel Gondry’ For HP

July 10, 2007

SANTA MONICA, CA – The three worlds of acclaimed film and spot director Michel Gondry are explored in this latest spot for the HP Pavilion Entertainment PC laptop via Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. Directed with affection and wit by his brother, Olivier Gondry, “Michel Gondry” combines film, animation, and visual effects. Striking this delicate creative […]

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fxguidetv episode 02

July 4, 2007

The latest episode of fxguidetv video netcast is on the air! All you need to do is click here to subscribe in iTunes or visit our fxguidetv page to download each episode. Hi I am the host of fxguidetv, Angie Richards, and this week we again bring you the latest news, info and tech about […]

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Design Studios Onesize and yU+Co Team Up To Rebrand G4 Network

July 4, 2007

LOS ANGELES, CA and DELFT, THE NETHERLANDS Combining their distinct creative skills and resources, award-winning design studios Onesize and yU+Co teamed together to deliver the comprehensive redesign of G4, the LA-based network seen in 61 million homes that boasts being the fastest growing network on television in 2006. “We were looking for a network redesign […]

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Academy Sci-Tech Council Launches Internship Program

June 29, 2007

Beverly Hills, CA — The Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has launched a summer internship program designed to provide real-world experience to students interested in careers in computer graphics and animation technology. Pixar Animation Studios, Rhythm & Hues Studios and Sony Pictures Imageworks will each provide an […]

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fxphd July07 Term Courses Announced : Including NUKE

June 26, 2007

Our visual effects training site fxphd.com has information on the upcoming July07 term, which was just announced. Based upon feedback from members, we worked hard to build upon our first year and make the term even better than past terms. We’ve got new courses with accompanying VPN software (for non-commercial use) for The Foundry’s Nuke […]

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Digital Skin Grafting using Eyeon “Fusion”

June 26, 2007

The technique behind Super Star Rajini’s European complexion in the film ‘Sivaji – The Boss’ About the Film: The film “Sivaji The Boss” starring super star rajini is the costliest film made in india to date. Directed by S.Shanker, Cinematography by K.V.Anand, Music by A.R.Rahman, Produced by A.V.M Productions.

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NUKE price reduction

June 25, 2007

Missing from the release last week was news that The Foundry has reduced their NUKE GUI prices by 30%. A full NUKE license can be purchased for £1750 / $3,500, while render licenses are now priced at £125 / $250 per license — about a 70% reduction in cost.

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Codex Digital announces ground-breaking portable field recorder

June 23, 2007

Cine Gear Expo – Codex Digital, specialist in high-resolution media recording systems, is launching a new, high-resolution portable field recorder with the potential to revolutionise digital cinematography and the production of motion pictures and high-end TV. No larger than a toaster, the Codex Portable’s cutting-edge design is packed with powerful, ground-breaking features, and the industry’s […]

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Nuke Version 4.7 Released

June 21, 2007

The Foundry announced that a new version of Nuke has been released. It is the first release since the company took over development of the software earlier this year. The release includes full OFX support, Framecycler Professional 2007, an improved curve editor, an upgraded version of Primatte, a brand new optical flow engine and many […]

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fxguidetv is on the air

June 20, 2007

After almost a 100 audio podcasts (91 to be exact), fxguide is launching our video netcast: fxguidetv. All you need to do is click here to subscribe in iTunes or visit our fxguidetv page to download each episode. This show is hosted by me, Angie Richards, and will bring you the latest news, info and […]

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Digital Anarchy releases ToonIt! for turning footage into a cartoon look

June 19, 2007

San Francisco, CA – Digital Anarchy today announced the release of ToonIt! for Film/Video. ToonIt! 1.0 will reliably and easily create cartoon-like images from film and video footage, freeing artists from time consuming techniques such as hand painting and rotoscoping. The filters use advanced algorithms from Toonamation to create cartoon shading and lines in After […]

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Welcome to the new fxguide.com

June 16, 2007

We’re happy to make our new fxguide site live this weekend — its been in the works for a while and the first hardware upgrade in five years. We have a new, higher bandwidth server in preparation for the release of our new video netcast fxguidetv.  What have we changed? Quite a bit under the […]

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Imaginary Forces creates teaser for ‘œNational Treasure’ sequel

June 16, 2007

Los Angeles, CA ‘“ Entertainment and design company Imaginary Forces (IF) was recently called upon by Walt Disney Pictures to create a teaser for its upcoming feature, ‘œNational Treasure: Book of Secrets.’ In the ‘œNational Treasure’ sequel, treasure hunter Benjamin Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage) looks to discover the truth behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln […]

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Mr. Wonderful designs action-packed open for 32nd America’s Cup on Versus

June 16, 2007

York, NY – Continuing its successful relationship with VERSUS, design studio Mr. Wonderful was recently called upon to create a heart-pounding show open and animation package for the most prestigious regatta, the America’s Cup. The open tells the international story of a magnificent challenge ‘“ the race against time and nature to the final showdown […]

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SOLdesignfx for White Sox Baseball

June 14, 2007

CHICAGO, IL – As one of the spots in their new campaign via agency Two by Four laments, they “haven’t won a championship in, like, months.” Since then, however, the Chicago White Sox have assumed the responsibility of offering baseball fans a new look at an old favorite pastime. VFX Artist Chris Markos of SOLdesignfx […]

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VFXTalk interviews Luma to bring you the magic of The Covenant

May 31, 2007

VFXTalk is pleased to present you with a exclusive interview with the VFX team at Luma Pictures covering their recent work on The Covenant! This film was a VFX extravaganza and Luma handled nearly 80 shots including some of the most complicated fx sequences. Their work included everything from digital fx, full cg sets, compositing, […]

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Tight’s The Brothers Strause take Mercury Mariner up a tree

May 22, 2007

The Brothers Strause of tight chronicle the evolution of a good idea in Mercury Mariner “Tree,” the follow-up to their previous effort for the client, “Sound Wave.” Credits and spot after jump.

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