ARRI Offers Lighting Resource with new Photometrics App mercoledý, 11 Dicembre 2013 - 09:13 PM - 2 Months, 3 ago - 8 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (December 11, 2013) The new ARRI Photometrics App for iPhone and iPad gives quick access to the properties and luminous outputs for ARRI’s renowned light fixtures. Created for lighting and cinematography professionals this free application is now available in the iTunes store. Once downloaded, this valuable tool puts a wealth of information right at your fingertips, whenever you need it – whether on set or shooting in remote locations. Upon opening the application, users can begin selecting from one of five product categories: Daylight, Daylight MAX, Fluorescent, LED and Tungsten.
Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-ONE: 3D Extrusion Options mercoledý, 04 Settembre 2013 - 11:00 AM - 6 Months ago - 8 Letture - top stories - Cowcast In this tutorial, Andrew Devis talks about some of the options available to create 3D extruded text (and objects) within Sony Vegas. While not an exhaustive list, it covers options from free programs to top end 3D applications. Length: 00:07:19
Sony Vegas Pro Basics FIFTY-FOUR: Texture Text with Shatter lunedý, 16 Settembre 2013 - 12:00 PM - 5 Months, 3 ago - 8 Letture - top stories - Cowcast In this example of the Sony Vegas Pro/HitFilm workflow, Andrew Devis shows how to use the Shatter effect in HitFilm to extrude non-shattering 3D text as well as how to apply different textures to the front and the side of the extruded text. Length: 00:11:58
Christie MicroTiles Showing the DuPont Story at Johnston DuPont Innovation Center mercoledý, 11 Dicembre 2013 - 03:00 PM - 2 Months, 3 ago - 8 Letture - top stories - 10-Broadcast - Newsroom (2013-12-11) Christie(r) and AVI Systems have created a striking 10-unit wide by 5-units tall Christie(r) MicroTiles(r) digital display wall in Johnston, Iowa that impressed those attending the Center's grand opening June 25. Also known as the Collaboratory, and the twelfth center DuPont has opened globally, the Johnston DuPont Innovation Center provides a unique environment for collaboration among more than 10,000 DuPont scientists and engineers with customers, government officials, academics, and business partners around the world.
Best-sellers domenica, 15 Dicembre 2013 - 08:21 AM - 2 Months, 3 ago - 8 Letture - top stories - C-Media "Things That Matter," by Charles Krauthammer A collection of columns covering three decades of politics from the Financial Times writer.
Rising Sun Pictures VFX Producer Richard Thwaites: A Man with a Plan martedý, 17 Dicembre 2013 - 05:25 AM - 2 Months, 2 ago - 8 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (Adelaide, South Australia--December 17, 2013) Producers are the unsung heroes of the visual effects industry. Working on the periphery, their contributions aren’t always acknowledged, but their role as project manager, budget overseer, client advocate and cheerleader to the visual effects team is essential to the success of the project. If artists are the gears that drive the visual effects engine, producers are the grease that allows the gears to turn smoothly. VFX Producer Richard Thwaites is comfortable in his role as behind-the-scenes catalyst. A member of the RSP team since 2006, he has helped steer more than a dozen film projects toward successful completion, most recently The Wolverine and The Great Gatsby . A stickler for detail, Richard is a master at managing talent and technical resources and his aim is clear: to fulfill the client’s vision, deliver the work on time and keep costs under control. As simple as that sounds, it’s no small feat in practice as, in the heat of battle, shots change, deadlines move, and surprises lurk around every corner.
DUI suspect arrested in deadly 7-car crash martedý, 17 Dicembre 2013 - 10:31 AM - 2 Months, 2 ago - 8 Letture - top stories - C-Media Los Angeles police are investigating reports that a suspected drunken driver bought a beer just minutes after a collision involving seven vehicles that left a woman dead.
Hybride Technologies Founders and Marc Petit Make Strategic Investment in Fabric Software martedý, 17 Dicembre 2013 - 08:38 PM - 2 Months, 2 ago - 8 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow High-Performance Tool and App Creation Framework Get Funds for Future Development; Former Senior Autodesk VP Now Chairman of the Board (Montreal, Canada--December 17, 2013) Today it was announced that Fabric Software Inc. (formerly Fabric Engine Inc.) has secured a round of investment from former Senior Autodesk VP Marc Petit, and two founders of the Montreal VFX firm Hybride Technologies (now a part of Ubisoft). This incoming capital will give the team at Fabric the resources they need to further develop their core technology and the Fabric Engine™. Fabric Engine is a development platform that enables content creation studios to reduce the cost and risk of building high-performance tools and applications.
US Holocaust Museum posts Hitler adviser's diary online giovedý, 19 Dicembre 2013 - 06:48 AM - 2 Months, 2 ago - 8 Letture - top stories - C-Media Hundreds of handwritten pages from the World War II diary of a key Nazi adviser to Adolf Hitler have been posted online by the US Holocaust Museum after federal authorities recovered the lost documents from a home in western New York.
Light Of Day Creates Fierce Visuals For Beyonce’s New Surprise Album giovedý, 19 Dicembre 2013 - 01:33 PM - 2 Months, 2 ago - 8 Letture - top stories - 1-CreativeCow (New York, United States--December 19, 2013) NY-based VFX and production shop Light of Day pulls out all the visual stops for the launch of Beyonce’s surprise self-titled visual album, released on iTunes in the early hours of December 13th. The album includes 14 tracks and 17 videos, and features the likes of Jay Z, Drake and Blue Ivy. Light of Day contributed visual effects on both the “Grown Woman” and “Drunk in Love” videos, working closely with Good Company and Beyonce’s own Parkwood Entertainment. The wildly successful album is available exclusively on iTunes and has already shattered records, with over 800k downloads in the first three days, making it the platform’s fastest selling album to date. The empowering track “ Grown Woman ” is brought to visual life with a journey from Beyonce’s living room performances as a youth to her present-day confident and sexy diva moves. To artfully blend the historical home video footage with the new shots, Light of Day delivered a vintage 90s video look to all of the footage, creating a unified and cohesive aesthetic with subtle static effects. The team also seamlessly inserted a grown Kelly Rowland/Beyonce duo into the actual setting from their girlhood in-home productions. For 90s elements throughout the video, the team composited digital replacements onto wardrobe pieces to further digitize the dancers with graphic swaps. Additionally, Light of Day handled all effects in the video’s psychedelic jungle scene, compositing Beyonce and a leather-clad band of back-up dancers into a rad-ified digital jungle, designing the quirky look as well as adding static and video damage for aging effects.