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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