Learn Maya in 30 minutes, for free

Learn Maya in 30 minutes, for free 1

With the market squeezing editors more and more to become generalists, 3D animation skills are becoming highly valued. But learning Autodesk’s Maya—the industry standard 3D package—has been notoriously difficult. Until now. Hot off the moviola.com presses, our Maya Survival Guide will get you up to speed on the fundamentals of 3D animation using Maya in […]

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The Filmtools Podcast Eps. 8 (w/ High Speed Cinematographer Peter Cote)

The Filmtools Podcast Eps. 8 (w/ High Speed Cinematographer Peter Cote) 4

Each week The Filmtools Podcast talks with industry professionals in a candid conversation about their career, relevant news within the industry, and about the art and gear behind filmmaking.               For the season one finale of The Filmtools Podcast, we talked with director and cinematographer Peter Cote! Born and […]

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Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2:1 Ultra Macro from Venus Optics is now shipping

Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2:1 Ultra Macro is now shipping

The Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2:1 Ultra Macro APO lens looks like any other 100mm Macro lens in terms of size, but its optical construction gives you much more in an affordable package, priced at $449.00. The same size as my Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, the Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO […]

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Affinity Publisher is coming: an affordable desktop publishing app

Affinity Publisher is coming: an affordable desktop publishing app 7

Serif’s most ambitious app yet, Affinity Publisher, is officially launched this June, and there is an exclusive early access offer and 20% discount for pre-orders for this affordable alternative to Adobe InDesign. Creating eBooks, booklets, brochures and single page adds has always been part of my work as a photographer. With the DTP tools available […]

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Skylum Luminar 3.1.1: going faster now

Skylum Luminar 3.1.1: going faster now 10

Even if you have hundreds — even thousands — of photos in your library, you’ll find an improved launch time in Luminar, thanks to the recent update, says Skylum. According to Skylum, Both Mac and Windows versions see an easier navigation thanks to the new update. Have a photo that you’re trying to locate in […]

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SMPTE Hollywood explores Immersive VR and shows holographic display

SMPTE Hollywood explores Immersive VR and shows holographic display 12

Star Trek’s holodeck continues to be the goal in terms of Virtual Reality projects, and at SMPTE’s next meeting a group of specialists will discuss their plans for building holodeck-like technologies. June’s meeting of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers makes justice to the organizations claim that it is defining the future of […]

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