special effects

Review: Flame Painter 4, a VFX toolbox designed for photographers

Review: Flame Painter 4, a VFX toolbox designed for photographers

Launched in June, Flame Painter 4 celebrates a decade with many new features. If you’ve never used the app, the trial version available will be a complete surprise: it…

IBC 2019: Boris FX acquires SilhouetteFX and Digital Film Tools

IBC 2019: Boris FX acquires SilhouetteFX and Digital Film Tools

Boris FX acquisition of SilhouetteFX (SFX) and Digital Film Tools (DFT) adds highly-specialized feature film rotoscoping, paint, and photo editing plug-ins to the Boris FX suite. Boris FX…

Foundry’s Nuke is now a Netflix Post Technology Alliance product

Foundry’s Nuke is now a Netflix Post Technology Alliance product

Foundry  has joined the Netflix Post Technology Alliance (PTA) with Nuke, its award-winning node-based compositor, as part of the “VFX” technology category. The Netflix Post Technology Alliance (PTA…

Creating Game of Thrones special effects at home with Red Giant’s VFX Suite

Creating Game of Thrones special effects at home with Red Giant’s VFX Suite

Game of Thrones delivered some of the best visual effects and tricks you could imagine, and now you get to recreate some of them at home, using Red Giant’s…

Creating a blood knife effect

Creating a blood knife effect

Too often these days productions turn to CG to get their effects work done, when tried and true practical gags are more realistic, faster, and cheaper. Here we take a…

Zeiss CP.3 XD: 10 new Cine lenses for low-budget productions

Zeiss CP.3 XD: 10 new Cine lenses for low-budget productions

The new lenses, covering everything from 15 and 135mm,  provide metadata and enable the correction of distortion and shading. Zeiss says that for the first time, even low-budget productions…

Fusion 8.2 On Linux Now Shipping

Fusion 8.2 On Linux Now Shipping

Blackmagic continues to hit deadlines they imposed upon themselves at NAB2016. The final release of Fusion 8.2, Blackmagic’s visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available…

Pokémon Go and Interactive Dynamic Video

Pokémon Go and Interactive Dynamic Video

You may not be interested in Pokémon Go, but I am sure you’ll want to see the video created by Abe Davis showing how much better that game…

Blackmagic’s Fusion 8 Updated

Blackmagic’s Fusion 8 Updated

Blackmagic Design announces both Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Studio is now shipping and is available for download from the Blackmagic Design website for both Mac OS X and Windows…

Fusion 8 Studio Public Beta Now Available

Fusion 8 Studio Public Beta Now Available

The full version of Fusion 8 Studio is availble for public beta testers…

Shooting The Holiday Blockbuster: “The Force Awakens” and the History of Star Wars

Shooting The Holiday Blockbuster: “The Force Awakens” and the History of Star Wars

Now that “The Force Awakens” the latest entry in George Lucas’ epic series has been released, here is a brief history of the cinematographers behind the &#8220…

Blackmagic’s Fusion 8 for Mac in Beta

Blackmagic’s Fusion 8 for Mac in Beta

Blackmagic’s Fusion 8 Beta for Mac and Windows is available to download. This being the first time Blackmagic’s Fusion operating on a Mac…

Final Cut Pro X: New Titles and Special Effects

Final Cut Pro X: New Titles and Special Effects

Presets are a special kind of magic when it comes to workflows. Pixel Film Studios has a huge collections of these tools, and have recently added some new names to…

Disney’s Tomorrowland: Realistic Environments On Stage

Disney’s Tomorrowland: Realistic Environments On Stage

The recent film Tomorrowland, from Director Brad Bird, uses DPS Cinema technology to create the environments described in the story. DPS Cinema is a principal supplier of the latest in…