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The new book Flash MX — Design for T.V. and Video focuses on the evolution of Macromedia’s Flash and highlights some of the companies that have pushed the technology beyond simple animation for internet applications to the sophisticated Flash MX currently being used in series television. Written by Janet Galore [...]
Visual effects plug-in vendor The Foundry announced that it has received its first advance order for Furnace, its all-new suite of plug-in tools. ESC Ent., a California-based digital production company specializing in feature film special effects, has pre-ordered multiple Furnace and render licenses. Furnace is comprised of ten plug-in tools [...]
Matrox Graphics Inc. has released the Matrox Parhelia 128MB digital video workstation graphics card in a new bundle with Adobe After Effects 5.5. The company claims this bundled offering will enhance professional compositing workflow efficiency through Parhelia’s unique dual-display plus TV-output technology and free WYSIWYG plug-in for previewing After Effects [...]
Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones picked up the award for Best Visual Effects (Feature Film) at the Australian Effects and Animation Festival. Announced yesterday, this is the film’s second win in a major competition this year. Showcasing effects by Industrial Light & Magic, Clones was up against [...]
IMAX Corp. and the people who brought you My Big Fat Greek Wedding want moviegoers to visually experience what it’s like to walk on the moon. Playtone principals Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman have teamed up with the leader in large format theatrical presentation to develop a unique new 3D [...]
For those interested is using Flash but not eager to learn the intricacies of the medium, media software creator Wildform offers the Linx Flash Editor. In addition to laying claim to the only software available that can edit Flash video SWF files, the company says its Linx allows anyone to [...]
San Francisco-based One Six Eight Design Group is a regular contributor to Live with Regis and Kelly, particularly around Sweeps Week. During the past year Buena Vista Television has commissioned the company to produce a series of promo elements, graphics and animations designed to spotlight special programming highlights for the [...]
Fifty years in the making, the new Ray Harryhausen short, The Tortoise and the Hare, has received a lot of media attention recently, as have collaborators Mark Caballero and Seamus Walsh of Screen Novelties. But one of the project’s unsung heroes is the team responsible for restoring footage shot in [...]
For a recent episode of the hit NBC comedy Scrubs, 3dBob Prods. was called in to do a grotesque face melting effect a la Raiders of the Lost Ark. While it may seem a bit shocking for primetime TV, the sequence is well in keeping with the show’s humorous daydream/fantasy [...]
Visual effects house Cinesite completed approximately 75 visual effects for the Fox Pictures release of Steven Soderbergh’s Solaris. The remake of director Andrei Tarkovsky’s classic 1972 Russian science-fiction yarn opened in theaters over the weekend. Solaris is Cinesite’s sixth collaboration with Soderbergh, having worked on Out Of Sight, The Limey, [...]