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A Santa fly-by at radio city music hall: Kleiser-Walczak’s opening sequence for radio city’s live show is 3D animation — projected in 3D — that imparts the thrill of a ride film – It’s Always Something

A Santa fly-by at radio city music hall: Kleiser-Walczak’s opening sequence for radio city’s live show is 3D animation — projected in 3D — that imparts the thrill of a ride film – It’s Always Something – Brief Article Ken McGorry NEWYORK–This is Manhattan like you’ve never seen it. The streets look clean and uncluttered […]

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Nothing Real’s Tremor – Brief Article

Nothing Real’s Tremor – Brief Article Gary Jackemuk and Preston Kuntz of Los Angeles-based Hammer Films’ Digital Hammer (www.hammerfilms.com) division recently purchased a Nothing Real Tremor compositing system. The team has already used Tremor in the trailer film finishing process and pointed to several key features: * master to multiple formats * realtime client previews […]

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She Spies framework now being used on Species 3

MGM-TV embraces new HD workflow: She Spies framework now being used on Species 3 Daniel Restuccio VAN NUYS, CA — The MGM-TV series She Spies may be cancelled, but the show spun-off a post production pipeline that has started an indefinite run. Producers Dennis Duckwall and David Dwiggins tried to save the show by bucking […]

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Lisa Cleff – People – Riot Design appointment

Lisa Cleff – People – Riot Design appointment – Brief Article Lisa Cleff has joined Riot Design as the Manhattan studio’s new director of business development She will oversee Riot’s sales team and develop sales, marketing and long-term growth strategies. Cleff comes to Riot from design studio Attik in San Francisco, where she spent three […]

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pmG Messiah:Animate V.3.2: finally, an animation package designed with simplicity and efficiency in mind – Review – Project Messiah is the designer

pmG Messiah:Animate V.3.2: finally, an animation package designed with simplicity and efficiency in mind – Review – Project Messiah is the designer – Product/Service Evaluation Linda Rierra There is finally a software package made by a company that understands 3D. Project Messiah (pmG) has designed an animation package with simplicity and efficiency in mind. I […]

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Made in America, documenting the devastation of South Central LA, heads to Sundance after an all-Avid finish

Life in a war zone: Made in America, documenting the devastation of South Central LA, heads to Sundance after an all-Avid finish Ken McGorry SANTA MONICA — Editor T.J. Mahar had just finished a new feature-length documentary headed for Sundance when Post caught up with him at his shop, Hit Squad (www.hitsquadllc.tv). The 99-minute doc, […]

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Autodesk’s annual upgrade cycle leaves 3DS Max 8 with very few faults

Autodesk’s 3DS Max 8: Autodesk’s annual upgrade cycle leaves 3DS Max 8 with very few faults Oliver Zeller Autodesk’s exhaustive 3DS Max annual upgrade cycle has resulted in a comparatively complete 3D graphics toolkit out of the box with Version 8. The superlative plug-in architecture and its success created a unique dilemma for Autodesk where […]

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Small fish across the pond: London boutique Jellyfish Pictures specializes in affordable 2D and 3D animation – English Beat

Small fish across the pond: London boutique Jellyfish Pictures specializes in affordable 2D and 3D animation – English Beat – Company Profile Bob Pank LONDON — Not even two years old, Jellyfish Pictures (www.jellyfishpictures.co.uk) already has an impressive portfolio. By specializing in 3D and 2D animation and keeping to shortform work, the throughput of jobs […]

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Free keynotes

Free keynotes Appearances subject to availability. Check website for update. FRIDAY 6/27 12:00-12:50pm Conrad Gonzalez ACE THE EDITING OF THE SOPRANOS Get the insider perspective and behind-the-scenes scoop from award-winning editor for HBO’s The Sopranos, Conrad Gonzalez, ACE. He takes you through, cut-by-cut, some of his best work over the past 4 years. 12:00-12:50pm Hassan […]

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Adobe Premiere 6.5 editing software – Review

Adobe Premiere 6.5 editing software – Review – Product/Service Evaluation Randall G. Simpson One of the first things realized when I started using Premiere several years ago was that the title creation tool that was part of Premiere was essentially useless for any serious title or graphics work. This was disappointing, but since I liked […]