Damian Allen

Damian Allen is a VFX supervisor and pipeline consultant based in LA. He specializes in stereoscopic and picture-lock emergency effects work through his company Pixerati LLC. In addition to his hands-on production work, Damian lectures and trains artists around the world in compositing theory and technique.

Maya 2017: More mograph, less mental ray

Maya 2017: More mograph, less mental ray

Autodesk has announced a major update to its flagship 3D digital content creation package. If you’re not using Maya, its newly found motion graphics legs may give you reason…

An Avid DS for free: Fusion Connect turns your Avid into a finishing powerhouse.

An Avid DS for free: Fusion Connect turns your Avid into a finishing powerhouse.

Blackmagic just announced a free live link from Avid Media Composer to Fusion free or Fusion Studio, their high-end compositing platform. What does that mean to you? Read on…

Redshift and the Law of Moore

Redshift and the Law of Moore

The way you’ve been thinking about building and upgrading your digital video workstation is about to change radically. At least it may by the time you’ve finished reading…

VR is seriously cool. But is there money in it?

VR is seriously cool. But is there money in it?

If you spent just a few minutes at NAB this year you would have picked up the three big themes: 8K, high dynamic range, and VR. While many are scratching…

The essential gear you may not be using on set

The essential gear you may not be using on set

Generations of filmmakers have refined the tools we use to make movies. But if you haven’t been on a few pro sets you may be missing out on using…

Why the Resolve & Fusion integration is a pretty big deal

Why the Resolve & Fusion integration is a pretty big deal

Blackmagic’s announcement at NAB of integration between Resolve and Fusion may have gone unnoticed by many, but it actually signals a significant shift in the way effects work will…

PPC at Cine Gear 2013: Chimera

PPC's Vince Gonzales talks about Chimera's OctaPlus Lightbank and other products with the company's Laura Plantell. PPC at Cinegear 2013: Chimera from Createasphere on…

Blackmagic Design Announces New Low Price for UltraStudio 4K

Fremont, CA – June 6, 2013 – Blackmagic Design today announced a new lower price on its popular UltraStudio 4K to US$995. UltraStudio 4K is the world’s…

PPC at Cine Gear 2013: Carl Zeiss

At this year's Cine Gear Expo, PPC's Vince Gonzales talked to Carl Zeiss marketing manager Nicole Balle about some of the company's new products…

DIGITAL ARTS TRAILBLAZES NEW AGE OF DIGITAL AUDIO AND PICTURE POST PRODUCTION IN NEW YORK CITY

NYC, New York, June 5, 2013 – In anticipation of the mass adoption of 4K/Ultra High Definition (UHD) technology worldwide, New York’s Digital Arts (www.digitalartsny.com…