Motion capture, or MoCap, is the technique of capturing a human actor’s physical performance and applying the captured data to a 3D computer-generated character so that it moves in the same convincing, life-like manner. […]
Recently, Adobe unveiled important updates and enhancements to its suite of video applications in the Creative Cloud. Let’s take a look at some of the new features aimed at filmmakers and video professionals. […]
I’ve tried out a lot of Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) for music production over the years. The first one I sunk my teeth into was Cubase but, along the way, I’ve bumped into others, each with its own cadre of devotees. […]
There are a lot of reasons why creative media professionals require a display on their desks that is capable of representing highly accurate colors. To start, animators must be confident that color choices will result in final renders that look how they expect them to look. […]
While two displays sound better than one, there were a few problems with this solution, the biggest being the physical gap between them. Yes, it was possible to take a window or a palette and stretch it across both displays, but it was practically impossible to work that way.
Compositing is a critical part of the filmmaking process, the step where, after months of production, all the elements of a scene are assembled. It’s where visual effects-heavy shots come into their own, and filmmakers finally see their visions come to life. […]
Blackmagic Design continues to maintain its impressive track record of delivering well-designed products, including cameras, software, switchers, converters and a plethora of other useful tools for the production and post industry. […]
To win a Scientific and Technical Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is no small feat. After all, these prestigious awards, which are given at a formal reception a couple of weeks before the principal Academy Awards ceremony, recognize original technical innovations and developments that result in significant improvements in motion picture production and exhibition. […]