Revelations

 Medieval mayhem- Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood

Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, produced by Universal Pictures, contains a wealth of visual effects from the Moving Picture Company and Prime Focus.

 Worldbuster- creating Roland Emmerich’s 2012

2012 is the latest blockbuster from the man behind Independence Day, drawing on some of the best facilities in the world for the hundreds of visual effects shots.

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 How Frantic Films created the main sea battle for Red Cliff

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 Motion Theory creates a better bullseye

Creative production studio Motion Theory created a cinematic, fully animated project to help US retailer Target launch new grocery departments

Tips and tricks for 3D in Photoshop

Zorana Gee from Adobe reveals how best to work with the 3D capabilities of Photoshop

David Ridlen’s secret VFX weapon

How 3D artist David Ridlen uses DAZ 3D tools and assets to speed and strengthen modeling workflows

Abstract App Art with James Alliban

James Alliban is fast becoming a name to conjure with in technology-driven art. Now this interactive designer has been developing a range of applications with the central theme of cubism. The latest, Fracture, is an App for the iPhone

Playing in Stereo

Technology companies and games developers alike are revving up for an extra-dimension to gaming, so how can you get a piece of the action?

Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao from Blitz Game Studio

Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao from Blitz Game Studio

Matt Turner on Finishing

Just before joining Rushes in London as Director of Telecine, Matt Turner answered questions on the fine art of finishing.

Trends in CGI and the 3D industry

For a focus on SIGGRAPH, we decided to investigate the link between the papers presented at the renowned computer graphics conference and the various shifts in focus of the CGI industry. We asked Maurice Patel, Autodesk’s Media & Entertainment expert, to help.

UBIK on AR

Directing Duo UBIK discuss AR- “In a few short years we will be able to roam around, looking slightly foolish, iPhone at arms length”

Fire Up Your Design

How can you be more creative? Inspiration is often fleeting and especially fragile when faced with outside pressures like cashflow or supporting a family. Here are some methods to overcome creative blocks.

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Earning Power- how much are you worth?

With www.vfxwages.com, Industry Wages Inc hopes that creative artists across the globe will want an accurate portrayal of the current and future wages which they might be paid for their talents. How valuable, or damaging, is such a resource in these already turbulent times for employers and employees?

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VFX Professional Leigh Van der Byl offers a strong opinion about VFXWages.com

Turning 2D film into 3D gold

Stereoscopic film – 3D – is easy, right? Wrong. It’s actually fraught with difficulties from the filmmakers’ point of view.

"Shooting in 3D these days demands that you shoot digitally, so cinematographers and directors who want to shoot on film: they’re out of luck. They’re not going to make 3D movies. But with our process, they can"- Michael Fink, CEO Prime Focus VFX

“Shooting in 3D these days demands that you shoot digitally, so cinematographers and directors who want to shoot on film: they’re out of luck. They’re not going to make 3D movies. But with our process, they can”- Michael Fink, CEO Prime Focus VFX

Henson Digital Puppetry Studio

Read how the Henson Digital Puppetry Studio was recognised as a remarkable innovation in animation

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