Supergirl VFX Breakdown

By Bryant Frazer

If you want to believe a woman can fly, maybe don’t watch this excellent visual breakdown of the massive effort that Encore VFX, under VFX supervisor Armen Kevorkian, put into a dramatic mid-air rescue sequence from Supergirl.

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AMD Demos 8K-Ready 1 TB Solid State Graphics Technology

By Bryant Frazer

AMD announced at SIGGRAPH that it is developing an ambitious new high-performance video card that will incorporate a 1 TB frame buffer connected directly to the GPU via PCIe, enabling extremely low latency operation when working with large quantities of data, … more

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Blackmagic Releases Blackmagic Fusion for Linux

By Bryant Frazer

Blackmagic Design’s Fusion VFX software is available for Linux at last. The company said at SIGGRAPH that Fusion 8.2 is now available for download in a public beta version with feature parity across Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. Blackmagic … more

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Nozon and Vray to Add Parallax to VR Renders

By Bryant Frazer

Belgian VFX firm Noxon said at SIGGRAPH that its Presenz system for creating 360-degree “volumetric movies” that offer six degrees of parallax — the company calls it “six degrees of freedom” — for a more immersive viewing experience will be integrated in … more

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Interviewing Alvan Tan of Alan Photo in Singapore

By Marco Solorio While presenting in Singapore for Broadcast Asia and a special 10/10ths film event, Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media got the chance to interview Alvan Tan of Alan Photo Trading, an established photo and video reseller based in Singapore to discuss some of the affordable tools available for today’s filmmakers. Samyang/Rokinon XEEN cine lenses, Blackmagic cameras, […] continue…

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AMD Radeon accelerates GPU performance 5x to deal with 8K

By noreply@redsharknews.com (RedShark News Staff)

A 5x performance boost for 8K

Once upon a time Siggraph was all about new CGI software. This year at least it seems to have been dominated by graphics cards, and AMD Radeon’s Solid State Graphics tech promises the most extreme performance jump yet.

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    20+ Films You Need to Watch About Race in America

    By Liz Nord

    We are filmmakers, so when the going gets tough, we turn to…what else? Movies.

    The going has certainly gotten tough in the U.S.A. lately. As summer has heated up, so has political rhetoric and devastating violence, each bringing to the fore one of our most complicated and deeply rooted national issues: race relations. Recent headlines have left many in our film community and beyond feeling sad, helpless, angry, confused, or a hot summer stew of all of them. As we discussed on a recent episode of Indie Film Weekly, no matter where you fall on these issues, it’s important to be educated on their historical context. Current events don’t exist in a bubble, and learning about their origins, as well as other people’s experiences, is the first step toward creating change.

    And where does a filmmaker turn to become educated? Films, of course. Fortunately, Kino Lober is releasing the blu-ray box set Pioneers of African American Cinema, executive produced by Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky). The 5-disc set will be an excellent primer on the African American experience captured in over 20 films, and spanning over 20 years of the early cinematic era.

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    Sony FS5 Skin Tones and Slow Motion Testing

    By Cinescopophilia

    Sony FS5 Skin Tones and Slow Motion Testing

    Time for some Sony FS5 testing from Rainer Jagush. Skin tones and slow motion are put under the microscope. Sony PXW FS5 Skin Tones and SloMo from Rainer Jagusch on Vimeo. A little test to show how the FS5 handles Skin Tones. and some Slow-Mo. Shot in 4K-RAW 50fps to Odyssey 7Q+ in CinemaDNG. The […] continue…

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    New light kits from Ikan

    By Jose Antunes

    If you need lighting for our sets, explore the new light kits from Ikan, which offer more options and an almost infinite number of combinations, with the addition of the new products extending the current 2-point and 3-point lighting kits. According to Ikan, “the combo lighting kit offers you more versatility because you can mix

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