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Interstellar: inside the black art

Mike Seymour gets deep into the Visual effects of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar including the creation of the black hole, giant tidal waves, and how to cinematically depict the four dimensional cube that is the Tesseract. Artists are often asked to produce images of things never seen before, and often times asked to make them look real Read MoreRead More

How to Pick the Right Color Grading Software

Wolfcrow goes over the fundamental differences between the color correction applications that are available in your NLE or for relatively little money. Choosing a color correction software is not easy if you’re a beginner. In its simplest form, the question runs like this: “Which color correction or grading software will give me the best quality Read MoreRead More

Variety Artisans: The Seamless Look of ‘Birdman’

On “Birdman,” “Birdman,” director Alejandro Gonzales Innaritu and cinematographer Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki achieved something very unusual: A film that looks like one continuous shot. But of course, it’s not really a single shot. Digital colorist Steve Scott shows Variety’s Tim Gray how they did it.Read More

What Goes Into a Color Grade for a L’Oréal Commercial

Senior Colorist Andreas Brueckl demonstrates the effort that goes into coloring a quick snippet from a L’Oréal Commercial using Baselight Video description below In this breakdown I show some of my techniques that I use for beauty commercials. I recorded the monitor output and edited the 30 min realtime-grading down to this 3 min clip. To be honest, I don’t Read MoreRead More

Building the Black Hole for Interstellar

What does a black hole look like up close? Filmmakers recruited theoretical physicist Kip Thorne for some help with Christiopher Nolan’s Interstellar KIP THORNE LOOKS into the black hole he helped create and thinks, “Why, of course. That’s what it would do.”  This particular black hole is a simulation of unprecedented accuracy. It appears to spin at Read MoreRead More

Creating the Opening Cinematic for “Destiny”

The opening to Bungie’s Destiny takes place where astronauts discover The Traveler, an object that gamers will encounter later as they play. Prologue worked with Bungie to deliver this cinematic and we found out from some of the key team – directors Simon Clowes and Ilya V. Abulkhanov, CG supervisor Lee John Nelson, producer Armando Read MoreRead More

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