Digital Effects Artist

Rob Legato on the Visual Effects of Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Visual Effects legend Rob Legato talks about working on various shots for Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated “Wolf of Wall Street” Aerial plates DOP Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC chose to shoot The Wolf of Wall Street in a hybrid manner with both film and on digital using the ARRI ALEXA. In his role as second unit Read MoreRead More

Revisiting the Roaring 20s: The Great Gatsby

Take a look at the work of principal effects vendor Animal Logic to The Great Gatsby  and their work which formed the bulk of 1449 shots in the film. A significant previs and techvis effort was part of the visual effects team’s responsibilities. The internal S.W.A.T. team also managed the workflow of VFX shots – which were Read MoreRead More

Cartoon Network Celebrates 20 years with Animated Retrospective

On October 1, 2012, the Cartoon Network celebrated being “on air” for 20 years. Featuring original music by the highly regarded artist collaborative Mad Decent (M.I.A., Major Lazer, Beyoncé, No Doubt and Usher) and original animation by London-based design shop ILOVEDUST, this two-minute music video spotlights nearly 100 cartoon character all-stars who’ve contributed to Cartoon Read MoreRead More

David Fincher: A Film Title Retrospective

Art of the Title interviews David Fincher about his iconic title sequences. Your films are known to feature interesting title sequences — would you say that you’re a fan of titles in general? Absolutely! Obviously, all the Saul Bass stuff is really inspiring to me. I wasn’t so much aware of the people that worked on North by Read MoreRead More

Swiss Artist Creates Stop Action Using Windows as Pixels

Swiss artist Guillaume Reymond of NOTsoNOISY created this amazing stop-motion animation titled “Animated Tower.” He found students and staff volunteers to turn an 11-story-building at the University of Health Sciences (HESAV) in Switzerland into a giant 10 by 11 display. Okay, he did cheat doing most of the animation in post-production but the concept is still pretty cool. Via. PetaPixelRead More

FourMatch: A Photoshop Plugin That Can Spot Manipulated Photos

Photo fakers are going to be easier to spot as FourMatch reveals new software that will notify you when you’re looking at a manipulated image. FourMatch leverages the fact that there is nearly endless variety to exactly how hardware and software products can choose to store a JPEG file. This variety results in a distinctive set Read MoreRead More

Understanding Premultiplication for Transparency and Mattes

Don’t worry – you won’t have to do any math… In this tutorial James Whiffen explains what premultiplication is, when you need to premultiply and unpremultiply, and how we can use this knowledge to solve matte processing issues. Read More

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