Duncan Robson assembled this supercut of machines that require a little percussive TLC.
Check out this cool short by PES – the creator of the Academy Award Nominated short from 2013 Fresh Guacomole
Here’s their award nominated short Fresh Guacomole
In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection sound profile Tom Graham from AVID talks with Re-recording Mixer Will Files to explore the sound of Director Matt Reeves Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
In effort to try to recreate more realistic renderings, Disney used high quality scans to model the movement of the iris in response to light.
Even though the human eye is one of the central features of individual appearance, its shape has so far been mostly approximated in our community with gross simplifications. In this paper we demonstrate that there is a lot of individuality to every eye, a fact that common practices for 3D eye generation do not consider. To faithfully reproduce all the intricacies of the human eye we propose a novel capture system that is capable of accurately reconstructing all the visible parts of the eye: the white sclera, the transparent cornea and the non-rigidly deforming colored iris. These components exhibit very different appearance properties and thus we propose a hybrid reconstruction method that addresses them individually while respecting their inter-dependencies. The result of our system is a complete model of both spatio-temporal shape and texture at an unprecedented level of detail. The captured eyes will not only enable the creation of more believable digital humans but have potential applications in fields other than computer graphics, such as ophthalmology. Finally, we believe that the findings of this paper will alter our community’s current assumptions regarding human eyes, and our work has the potential to significantly impact the way that eyes will be modelled in the future.
Check out more details on Disney’s page here.
A fantastic 23-Minute Cinematography Masterclass with Dutch Director of Photography Robby Müller, NSC/BVK
Kevin Gater demonstrates how to create REALISTIC snow in After Effects using Trapcode’s Particular.
Check out this extremely early interview with director Martin Scorsese a full three years before he released Mean Streets (1973)
Ethan Hawke interviews Kiera Knightley answering questions about starting out and dealing with reviews.
What can one say about a 5-time Oscar nominee who delivers one of her finest, most measured, strong performances to date in Tim Burton’s Big Eyes? Amy talks about the film and the state of her work with David Poland.
After a half century, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is still holiday season staple. Jim Axelrod takes a look back at how it was made and why it’s still so popular.
Take a look behind the scenes at the Oscars Orchestra.