July 1, 2010

  • 10-Jul-2010
    July 2010
    VFX & STORAGE - How these pros make the best of their systems.

    COMPOSITES & GREENSCREEN - Tips from the best.

    AUDIO FOR ANIMATION - Making the unreal sound real.

    STOCK FOOTAGE - Companies add the newest formats to make your projects easier.

Departments

  • AUTODESK SOFTIMAGE 2011
    AUTODESK SOFTIMAGE 2011

    It’s that time of year again when we artists are rewarded with an update to the preceding year’s software package and we expectantly wait to find out what new improvements have been made a ...

    July 13, 2010

  • COVER STORY: 'THE LAST AIRBENDER'
    COVER STORY: 'THE LAST AIRBENDER'

    HOLLYWOOD — The Last Airbender is M. Night Shyamalan’s epic, live-action retelling of the popular Nickelodeon animated television series created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Koniet ...

    July 13, 2010

  • DIRECTOR'S CHAIR: LEE UNKRICH DISCUSSES 'TOY STORY 3'
    DIRECTOR'S CHAIR: LEE UNKRICH DISCUSSES 'TOY STORY 3'

    HOLLYWOOD — Hard to believe but it’s been 11 long years since Woody, Buzz, Mr. Potato Head and the rest of the gang hit the theaters in Toy Story 2. In Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3, th ...

    July 13, 2010

  • EXPANDING THE BUSINESS
    EXPANDING THE BUSINESS

    Last month in this space, I mentioned what I perceived as a slight hiring trend throughout the industry. Another month has gone by, and we’ve come across numerous similar announcements. I call i ...

    July 13, 2010

  • GREENSCREEN & DSLR CAMERAS
    GREENSCREEN & DSLR CAMERAS

    There certainly is excitement surrounding the DSLR format, but we can’t forget that these cameras were a happy accident in terms of their professional use. While pros are taking advantage of the ...

    July 13, 2010

  • HAS AVID CAUGHT UP TO FCP WITH MC5?
    HAS AVID CAUGHT UP TO FCP WITH MC5?

    It was only a few years ago that Avid, trying to win back the hearts and minds of customers who were abandoning them and going to Final Cut and other systems, adopted the motto: “We’re Listening.” Wit ...

    July 2, 2010

  • MATROX'S MX02 MINI
    MATROX'S MX02 MINI

    The introduction of the Matrox MX02 Mini actually makes a little bit of video history: It’s the first third-party hardware option Avid deemed worthy of being allowed into the exclusive club with Media ...

    July 13, 2010

Features

  • THE KEYS TO SHOOTING GREENSCREEN
    THE KEYS TO SHOOTING GREENSCREEN

    With keying software more advanced and stable than ever before, effects pros working with green, blue or other color screens can now focus on the job at hand. Lighting is still important, of course, b ...

    August 6, 2010

Web Exclusives

  • ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS CS5
    ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS CS5

    With version CS5, Adobe After Effects finally has an upgrade with features for visual effects artists. Migration to a 64-bit application, 3D LUTS and the roto brush are just some of the new tools that ...

    July 15, 2010

  • CAMP DIGITAL HITS THE ROAD WITH KI PRO
    CAMP DIGITAL HITS THE ROAD WITH KI PRO

    NASHVILLE - If you pool the experience of the six Nashville video production pros who founded Camp Digital, you get a team that’s been rolling in music and entertainment for a combined 100 years ...

    July 15, 2010

  • CUDA SPEEDS UP CREATIVITY FOR 'THE LAST AIRBENDER'
    CUDA SPEEDS UP CREATIVITY FOR 'THE LAST AIRBENDER'

    The ILM artists that created those amazing fire-bending sequences in The Last Airbender got a lot of help from the innovative application of GPU technology. For those scratching their heads wondering ...

    July 15, 2010

  • PICTURE HEAD READIES 'KABOOM' FOR CANNES DEBUT
    PICTURE HEAD READIES 'KABOOM' FOR CANNES DEBUT

    LOS ANGELES – While Baselight’s reputation as a grading platform may be well known, its powerful compositing and visual effects tools are sometimes overlooked. Director Gregg Araki’s ...

    July 15, 2010

  • Q&A: AVID COO KIRK ARNOLD
    Q&A: AVID COO KIRK ARNOLD

    Recently, Kirk Arnold, COO of Avid Technology, spoke with Post about their new Media Composer 5 and the future of the company.

    July 15, 2010