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The Olympics

The Olympics

I was lucky enough to have attended the first week of the Beijing Olympics and all I can say is WOW! From an attendee perspective and seeing my first Olympic…

Wired Magazine Gets the RED Totally Wrong

I’d like to encourage everyone reading this to pick up a copy of this month’s Wired magazine (Sept. 2008, page 128) and read the article. Then…

RGB and the F23

RGB and the F23

The Sony F23 sees hues of colors I didn’t think a digital camera could see. Why? A while back I attended a demonstration of the Sony F23, courtesy…

Maxon delivers fully loaded Cinema 4d R11

Maxon delivers fully loaded Cinema 4d R11

MAXON Computer, a leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today unveiled CINEMA 4D Release 11 (R11), the next generation of its highly acclaimed 3D animation…

Accessorizing RED ONE

Accessorizing RED ONE

A fully-loaded RED ONE at Digital Cinema Society’s PCDP meeting. Today most of the items on our RED ONE order changed status from “Backorder” to…

HP Brings DreamColor Accuracy to Mobile Power Users

Today at SIGGRAPH 2008, HP expanded its DreamColor technology portfolio with the introduction of a powerful mobile workstation – the HP EliteBook 8730w Mobile Workstation with DreamColor Display – that…

TED Talk: Where does creativity hide?

TED Talk: Where does creativity hide?

The annual TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) conference is a place where Big Thinkers gather annually to inspire and be inspired. Fortunately, TED tapes their presentations, and has been making…

Red Giant Software releases Magic Bullet Steady

Red Giant Software, with popular products Magic Bullet, Knoll Light Factory and Trapcode, today launched Magic Bullet Steady, a new tool to remove camera shake, jitter, and noise. Magic Bullet…

Spotlight: Promos for FOX’s “Fringe”

Spotlight: Promos for FOX’s “Fringe”

As mentioned earlier, we will be discussing motion graphics projects executed by other studios. This time around, it’s Buster Design and the on-air promos they created for…

The Fine Art of Negotiating

I received a cryptic email the other day: “A director we’ve hired asked for you. Please tell us your rates and fees for a one day corporate…

Review: Panasonic BT-LH1760 17″ LCD Monitor

Review: Panasonic BT-LH1760 17″ LCD Monitor

Panasonic BT-LH1760, showing cross hatch, WFM, VITC, audio meters at the top, and 90% safe area marker with half-shaded background. The $4500 Panasonic BT-LH1760 is a 17…

Fractal Noise Tutorial

Fractal Noise Tutorial

The Fractal Noise effect in Adobe After Effects has to be one of the beloved plug-ins among power-users for its ability to create everything from abstract backgrounds to…

Spotlight: Nordisk Panorama Filmfestival 2008

Spotlight: Nordisk Panorama Filmfestival 2008

Nordisk Panorama Filmfestival 2008 from Andr© Hedetoft on Vimeo. As we mentioned in a recent post, we’d like to start featuring projects by other motion graphics artists…

Digital Cinema Society meeting Tuesday in San Francisco

Digital Cinema Society meeting Tuesday in San Francisco

On the evening of August 5, 2008, the Digital Cinema Society Northern California Chapter will come together to examine workflows for both the Sony XDCAM EX and RED One Cameras…

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