• VFX: HBO's <I>Avenue 5</I>
    VFX: HBO's Avenue 5

    LONDON – Nviz (https://www.nviz-studio.com) provided previs, VFX, postvis and graphics services for Avenue 5, HBO’s space tourism comedy from Armando Iannucci. Set 40 years in the future, the series t ...

    May 7, 2020

  • Careers: The importance of mentoring young VFX talent
    Careers: The importance of mentoring young VFX talent

    Twenty years ago, the Los Angeles VFX industry seemed like an expensive, impenetrable fortress to enter as a female film school grad. Yet, when I started in the industry, I was amazed that I could tra ...

    April 21, 2020

  • Director's Chair: Michael Winterbottom — <I>Greed</I>
    Director's Chair: Michael Winterbottom — Greed

    Since he made his feature film debut in 1995 with Butterfly Kiss, British writer/director Michael Winterbottom has helmed a wide variety of acclaimed movies, including Welcome to Sarajevo, Wonderland, ...

    April 8, 2020

  • Review: ioSafe Duo

    The ioSafe Duo is a hard drive/SSD unit for two disks that can be set up in RAID 0, 1, JBOD or SPAN configurations. As with all ioSafe digital storage equipment, the unit is fireproof, waterproof and ...

    April 9, 2020

  • Review: DPA's 4017 & 4018 microphones

    When I mention a shotgun microphone, many of you will spontaneously think of a Sennheiser MKH 416 or perhaps a Schoeps CMIT 5. Judging from what I find when googling, not many would think of DPA Micro ...

    December 12, 2019

  • Review: Sonicware's ELZ_1 synthesizer

    In an age of virtual software synthesizers, there seems to be a constant, never-ending stream of new plug-ins, updates, and releases. Some virtual instruments try to break new ground, while others try ...

    October 7, 2019