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Age of Sail: setting the course for Virtual Reality narratives in the future

Age of Sail: setting the course for Virtual Reality narratives in the future

As 2019 comes closer, some suggest VR is dead or about to die. Let me say that I believe it is only adjusting its course, and products as Age of…

Badu Gili – Behind the scenes

Badu Gili – Behind the scenes

Sydney’s “Artists in Motion” recently posted a rare glimpse into the work involved to produce “Badu Gili”, a building projection made for the Sydney Opera House. The talented crew…

Behind the Scenes:  40 years of Star Wars

Behind the Scenes: 40 years of Star Wars

The next film, Star Wars IX, with J. J. Abrams at the helm again, will end the saga started in 1977 with the release of Star Wars, which in 1981…

Behind the Scenes with the Zenmuse X7

Behind the Scenes with the Zenmuse X7

Riders, drones and a savage Atlantic coast mix to create the ideal conditions for filmmakers to take the new Zenmuse X7 to its limits. Find how the short film was…

Behind the Scenes of a Top Gun shoot

Behind the Scenes of a Top Gun shoot

  The Top Gun sequence showing Maverick and Goose taking a picture of a surprised MIG pilot was recreated with a digital Hasselblad. Behind the Scenes shows how it worked…

AE Project Diary: 2) Green Fever

AE Project Diary: 2) Green Fever

  This is the first article anyone has written about Star Wars, lawn bowls, weddings and coffee machines, and how After Effects is an unlikely link between them. Since publishing…

Shooting a Music Video Pt.2: Adorama Pro with Tom Antos

Shooting a Music Video Pt.2: Adorama Pro with Tom Antos

In Part 2 of Tom Antos’ three-part series, he goes over the experience of working with the Sony a7S II mirrorless camera and when or when not to…

Shooting a Music Video Pt.1: Adorama Pro with Tom Antos

Shooting a Music Video Pt.1: Adorama Pro with Tom Antos

In the first of a three-part series, filmmaker Tom Antos takes you through the process of shooting a music video featuring recording artist Anna Cyzon…

‘Breaking Through’ and the Panasonic DVX-200

‘Breaking Through’ and the Panasonic DVX-200

Break dancing in New York City used to be a male dominated world.  With the help of the Panasonic DVX-200 camera, filmmakers’ Steve Remich and Reiley Wooten…

Building Projections – Preview & Testing

Building Projections – Preview & Testing

When producing large scale video projections it’s important to establish some type of preview, to guage how the content will look when projected.  There are a variety…

Bigger, brighter, bolder – the evolution of large scale video projection

Bigger, brighter, bolder – the evolution of large scale video projection

In 2009 I had never heard of projection mapping, or building projections, so when a friend of mine emailed me a link to a video on YouTube, the result blew…

Z-Depth compositing with Particular – Part 2

Trapcode’s Particular is probably the most popular 3rd party plugin for After Effects, and amongst its many powerful features is the ability to read a z-depth map.  What…

Z-Depth compositing with Particular – Part 1

Z-Depth compositing with Particular – Part 1

Trapcode’s Particular is probably the most popular 3rd party plugin for After Effects, and amongst its many powerful features is the ability to read a z-depth map.  What…

The Desktop Video Revolution – Part 3

The Desktop Video Revolution – Part 3

The video production industry has radically changed over the past 20 years, a period of time that can be called “the desktop video revolution”.  As desktop computers evolved…

The Desktop Video Revolution – Part 2

The Desktop Video Revolution – Part 2

The video production industry has radically changed over the past 20 years, a period of time that can be called “the desktop video revolution”.  As desktop computers evolved…