Doug Delaney used the Baselight DI theatre at Sony Pictures Colorworks
for VFX reviews to gain a technical relationship with vendors and let
the director and DP see the FX work graded.
Blur Studio took over the world of Skylanders for two :30 spots, creating
CG sequences that give the game’s young audience an entirely new way
to look at the characters and what they can do.
Now is the time to enter projects in the new AEAF Online Awards. The first entries have now been posted at the AEAF website in the Student and Short Film categories.
Digital Jungle Post Production in LA has made its feature film debut,
completing the conform and grade but also over 100 VFX shots on their
Pablo 4K colour and finishing system.
The new CalDigit T3 with Thunderbolt 2 is compact RAID storage that can
outperform traditional 2-bay storage at over 500MB/s. The extra drive bay
can be used with 3.5” HDDs and 2.5” SSDs.
Underground music site, DMO Live, records and live streams international
music events using Matrox Monarch HD connect venues in different locations
through one live event.
Alarab TV international News Channel launches this year using a software-
defined video system for live streaming with Elemental processign
systems for linear and multiscreen TV services.
To live stream broadcasts of the Life Is Beautiful festival, event producers
Camp Digital captured performances using a file-based HD/SD recording
set-up based on AJA Ki Pro devices.
With Front Porch DIVArchive CSM and DIVAdirector to manage assets,
Endemol’s global producers and editors can access material easily and
ensure compliance with DPP AS-11.
New York Times Senior Graphics Editor Graham Roberts has developed a
free, online Skillshare class on creating animated infographics using Autodesk
Maya 3D animation software.
A new survival-action film ‘Turkey Shoot’ was shot on the Sony F55 4K
camera by DP Warwick Field, capturing RAW images to create a range of
looks in post and support the extensive VFX.
Updates in Telestream ScreenFlow 5.0 include support for iOS recording,
batch export, Wistia publishing and other video production tools, with
integrated publishing options for content sharing.
At O2 Post, DaVinci Resolve is becoming central to the production and
post workflow. Editors, colourists, VFX artists, directors and clients
can work with Resolve files anywhere in the facility.
OMPT, an organization aiming to reduce poverty through video education,
is mobilizing to spread life-saving facts about Ebola to the people of West
Africa with locally-produced videos.
Arrow Media used the Aframe Proxy First workflow to help manage dailies
for National Geographics’ series ‘Ultimate Airport Dubai’, speeding up
logging, ingest and assembly.
Nine Network Australia and Avid have configured audio, proxy and high-
resolution workflows supported by a shared storage server to make promo
production faster and more creative.
Chaos Group’s V-Ray 3.0 for Maya makes major upgrades to rendering
pipeline performance including ray tracing, a Progressive Image Sampler,
and shading and rendering of hair.
The Foo Fighters recorded their new album at eight famous studios,
capturing the experience as a TV series with a mobile studio including
Blackmagic Design cameras and Hyperdeck recorders.
The new Canon EOS C100 Mark II combines an 8.3MP Super 35mm
CMOS sensor with DIGIC DV 4 imaging, and is the first Cinema EOS
camera with Wi-Fi connectivity.
NUKE 9’s core software aims to update performance through motion
algorithms, format support, profiling and texture filters; new NUKE
STUDIO ventures into editing and finishing.