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Image Engine Tames "Chappie" Renders with PipelineFX's Qube!
A Q&A with Gino del Rosario, Head of Technology at Image Engine
Image Engine Tames
Image Engine was the primary VFX facility on "Chappie", so we were tasked with all the fight sequences, hard-surface character creation, live action animation, comps and lighting jobs that Neill Blomkamp and Sony Pictures requested. Our team consisted of about 150 people working out of the Vancouver office for about a year and half. Read More

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iOgrapher At Fit Expo
iOgrapher At Fit Expo
iOgrapher is a remarkable product that can turn your iPad or iPhone into a professional field tool for production. Last year, attendees at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) visited the iOgrapher booth to see the framework in action. Since then, iOgrapher has been showing up wherever people are documenting their with iOS video. This weekend, iOgrapher flexed some muscle at The Fit Expo in Los Angeles, showing up where most people are talking about healthy lifestyle options. Read More
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Q&A CHRIS DIGIOVANNI
Q&A CHRIS DIGIOVANNI
Chris DiGiovanni has played a key role in the production of some of the most successful and highly-acclaimed animated films of the last 15 years. He started his career working for MTV Studios in NYC before segueing to a career in animation. In 1994 he moved to California to work at Pixar on such hit films as Toy Story 2, Monster, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Ratatouille. He also worked on many of the studios beloved short films while there, such as the Oscar(r)-winning, Geri's Game and For the Birds, among others. He then went moved back to the East Coast to work at Blue Sky Studios on Horton Hears a Who!, and then went on to work at Starz Animation on the animated features, 9 and Gnomeo and Juliet. Read More
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Q&A WITH CHRIS CARTAGENA
Q&A WITH CHRIS CARTAGENA
Chris Cartagena made his feature film debut as an editor on the Academy Award(r)-winning film, Happy Feet and is a native of Brisbane, Australia. He has also worked on various television projects over the years and was the 1st Assistant Editor on the Weinstein Company's Escape from Planet Earth just prior to joining the crew of Free Birds. From Relativity Media and Reel FX Animation Studios, Free Birds is the first theatrical full-length computer-animated film to be made at the award-winning Reel FX studios in Dallas, Texas. Free Birds tells the story of two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks who much put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history -- and get turkey off the Thanksgiving menu for good. Read More
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Bread & Butter 3D
Bread & Butter 3D
Here's why Zax Dow created Zaxwerks and why his software is so valuable even if you already have another 3D program. 3D work can be divided into two main categories: Bread and Butter work, and Custom work. Everyone would like to get custom work but it's the bread and butter work that keeps food on your table. The big mystery here is why most people use custom software on bread and butter jobs? Do they even realize there is a difference? Doing that is like drawing animation by hand; the result can be completely custom but boy does it take a lot of time and skill to do. Read More
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Q&A with Creative Supervisor of Replacement Animation & Engineering Brian McLean
Q&A with Creative Supervisor of Replacement Animation & Engineering Brian McLean
With ParaNorman, we have made the first stop-motion movie that uses a 3D Color Printer. The technique is similar, but what the 3D Color Printer affords you to do is to build color into the model. ParaNorman is not only a wonderful story but it is the most advanced stop motion film of all time. I think the audience members will ultimately get so involved in the story that the will forget that they are actually watching a hand crafted stop motion movie. Only after the movie is over do they have time to think "whoa how in the world did they do that?" Read More

PART 2: Road Trip & Simple Mobile Production
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PART 3: Roadtrip Post Production Tips
It's summertime, and, for some, that means that it's time for a roadtrip.  A roadtrip is a big adventure, and like other events that are meaniRead More
 
Kensington`s Rugged Protection for a Pro
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a machine somewhere in between a laptop and a mobile tablet.  It is able to keep up with all of the software that you&#Read More
 
RoadTrip! Family movies with PremiereClip
If you're going on a family road trip this summer, I have a few suggestions for you, starting with an easy one that you'll probably do alreadyRead More
 
iPi Soft now in Hollywood
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