Imagineer Systems has created special effects software that has won Academy Awards in their uses in films, and now they're set to roll out two new Mocha platforms for filmmakers to utilize. Come inside to learn more about each one, what's new, and how they can assist your post-production process.
What's the one thing every Star Wars fan wants to do (besides becoming best friends with George Lucas)? Put Lightsabers into every picture/video that they can. Fans have been trying to recreate the effect since they first hit the big screen, but for years, money was a huge factor in not being able to get that look. These days with technology being what it is, just about anyone with a computer and the will can get those great Star Wars effects.
With a new crop of Star Wars films on the horizon and in honor of our ongoing Star Wars month here at Cinelinx, today I wanted to throw all of you filmmakers and fans a gigantic bone. Scouring the Internet I've compiled for you the best Lightsaber effects tutorials around the web. So this can be your one-stop resource (with links to free software, tutorials, etc.) without having to waste time trying to find everything you need to add Lightsaber effects to your film.
Nonlinear editing has had a tremendous impact on the film industry. It has smoothed out the editing process, making things quicker, and saving the editor (well the editor’s assistant anyway) hours of time spent pouring through spools of the wrong footage before getting to the clips he actually wanted.
All right we’re back with another section of the Post-Production Glossary. Last week we walked you through A-G of all the post-production terms you need to know. Whether it's to refresh your own memory, just starting out in the craft, or trying to keep up with the lingo on a turtorial, we're here to help. Today we’re tackling terms starting with letters H-P to help full out your glossary.
When it comes to editing...there’s a lot of ground to cover. There are just so many aspects to the craft of post-production, that new people trying to get into it can easily find themselves lost and disinterested. To help this out, there are a plethora of instructional videos out there on the internet. Still, there are certain technical terms and jargon that you may not fully understand. Thus, even with help from a tutorial, you may find yourself lost in the lingo and still struggle to stay on top. That’s where we come in, and I’m laying down the top terms you’ll need to know when it comes to Post-Production.
Editing, in and of itself, is a craft that requires a lot of work to get right. The editor's job is hard enough as it is, but the easiest way to make things harder, is by editing a project you developed and directed yourself. Sometimes it's unavoidable, so we're here to explain the pitfalls of such a practice, and some tricks be successful with it...if you have to.
So you've decided to take the plunge are now determined to become a film/video editor; now what? I would love to say that it's all smooth sailing after college, but unfortunately it's a long road ahead. So to help out, I've compiled some general editing tips to help you get started and that might keep you on the path you've chosen.
The VIEW Conference in Italy is coming up and is the event for people interested in or working in the fields of Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX. This year's keynote speaker is none other than John Knoll, a master VFX artist who's head honcho over at ILM. He'll be presenting information on this year's Pacific Rim. Come inside for all the details and full press release.
A film reel is a great way to get yourself noticed in the film industry. In essence it’s a sort of visual resume that can show off to potential employers or clients what all you’re capable of when it comes to filmmaking. To that end, we here at Cinelinx have some handy dandy tips to help you when you’re creating your own film reel.