Kevin Baillie, VFX supervisor on Welcome to Marwen, explains how he brought the dolls to life.
The Polar Express and A Christmas Carol paved the way for director Robert Zemeckis’ latest feature, in which life-like dolls bring the story to life.
A new documentary will feature jetmen with strapped-on wings, flying at fixed wing speeds – but capturing the flight is just part of the story.
We talked with Mike Bauman, lighting cameraman and guru for Phantom Thread about seeking a lo-fi and low-contrast light design.
We all want cinema to survive but a mixture of a concentration of teen movies and high production value television has encouraged cinema chains to look elsewhere for their customers
The HPA Tech Retreat, a pivotal gathering of those supporting the creation, management and dissemination of content, makes its UK debut in Oxfordshire, 13 - 14 July.
Sci-fi writer William Gibson once commented “...the street has its own use for things”- meaning that most technologies get co-opted in different ways than expected, and eventually make their way to street level and open access. Take VFX (Visual Effects); once only associated with Hollywood films it is now almost ubiquitous.
VFX Legion is a postproduction facility unlike any other in that, strictly speaking, there is no actual facility. Read on to learn how the world’s first fully remote visual effects vendor operates, and how tools like cineSync ensure a harmonious workflow, no matter the geographical distance.
Shot on the new iPhone 6s Plus but with all sorts of 'proper' gear.
Today we are starting an essential and major series of articles that we are calling 'the video basics' but they could easily be called 'the refreshers' for those who need a quick reminder of what they already know.
An extra £111,000 has been raised by Skill set for three distinct industry sectors including VFX and digital exhibition As part of Creative Skillset’s work in film an additional £111,000 has been made available for organisations to provide training and skills development in the priority areas of digital exhibition, audience development and VFX.
Creative Skillset offers funding for organisations to provide subsidised courses and development opportunities which address key training issues, which are identified through working closely with industry. The funding ensuring that a diverse range of people across the UK can access affordable training and that the UK film workforce continues to be highly skilled and world-class.
Funds are now available in the following priority areas:
· £45,000 in digital exhibition.
· £16,000 in travel bursaries to support VFX learning in Europe.
· £50,000 in audience development.
Dan Simmons, Head of Film at Creative Skillset, said: “These additional funds address vital concerns. With digital and technological advancements taking place overnight, the film and VFX industries need support to ensure that existing professionals keep up with change, and that students leave university with the skills and knowledge needed in the workplace.”
The funding is part of Creative Skillset’s four-year film skills strategy which supports the BFI’s strategic priorities, outlined in its five-year strategy Film Forever. Information and applications can be found at www.creativeskillset.org/film/funding. The deadline for applications is 9 January 2014.