Recent Blog Posts in August 2012

  • Click-To-License Vs. The Sales Rep

    Posted By Donna Kaufman

    Whether you are new to the world of stock footage, or a seasoned and successful stock footage researcher, now is a great time to take a closer look at the evolution of point-of-sale purchasing in the stock footage industry. The power of the click and ... Continue reading "Click-To-License Vs. The Sales Rep" »

    August 16, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • 4TB Drives

    Posted By Steve Modica

    Those new 4TB drives that are coming, there's more than just one more Terabyte to be excited about. We've all watched over the years as storage and memory capacities have continued to grow in conjunction with Moore's law. It seems true that Intel and ... Continue reading "4TB Drives" »

    August 14, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • SIGGRAPH: Keynote Speaker Jane McGonigal

    Posted By Jeff Kember

    Jane McGonigal, author of "Reality is Broken", gave an insightful keynote to a packed house. She extolled the virtues of gaming, cited interesting facts from a number of case studies (including her own research) and claimed she would increase our ... Continue reading "SIGGRAPH: Keynote Speaker Jane McGonigal" »

    August 13, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • SIGGRAPH: The 'Real Steel' Presentation

    Posted By Scott Singer

    The Real Steel production presentation at SIGGRAPH 2012 illustrated the benefits of including the VFX units from the very beginning of production. A panel of industry veterans including Eric Nash and Ron Ames and moderated by Mike Fink told the story ... Continue reading "SIGGRAPH: The 'Real Steel' Presentation" »

    August 10, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • SIGGRAPH: Conference Recap

    Posted By Sung Kim

    I've been fortunate enough to spend the past few days at Siggraph at the L.A. Convention Center. Some highlights came during the production sessions for the making of Hugo, The Avengers, and Brave. It was interesting to get a glimpse at the thought ... Continue reading "SIGGRAPH: Conference Recap" »

    August 10, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • SIGGRAPH: High Frame Rate Cinema

    Posted By Scott Singer

    At the SIGGRAPH 2012 presentation on High Frame Rate Cinema, an assembly of industry leaders including Douglas Trumble and Dennis Murren, along with a very informative, pre-recorded presentation by James Cameron, gave very convincing arguments for ... Continue reading "SIGGRAPH: High Frame Rate Cinema" »

    August 9, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • SIGGRAPH: Custom Is The New...Custom

    Posted By John Parenteau

    Booth 1 "So if you just hit the button on the right, it displays the graphic interface that allows you to manipulate the nodes on an individual basis in real time..." ugh. Booth 2 "Our system is unique because we use less tracking markers and a ... Continue reading "SIGGRAPH: Custom Is The New...Custom" »

    August 8, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • SIGGRAPH: Noisy Boy, You're My Hero

    Posted By David Blumenfeld

    Tuesday at Siggraph started out as a normal day for me, cup of coffee and a slow drive on the freeway. This is always my time to think about the plan for the day and figure out how I'm going to accomplish the effects du jour that the current project ... Continue reading "SIGGRAPH: Noisy Boy, You're My Hero" »

    August 8, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • SIGGRAPH: Pixar's 'Brave' Work

    Posted By Scott Singer

    Pixar faced some unique challenges in bringing their Scottish river to life in the film "Brave". Not only did they have to construct, simulate and render a convincing and beautiful mountain river with a waterfall, they also had to have a girl and a ... Continue reading "SIGGRAPH: Pixar's 'Brave' Work" »

    August 8, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • SIGGRAPH: A Game Of Inches

    Posted By John Parenteau

    I made it to SIGGRAPH this morning, eager to get to our recruiting booth and talk about how awesome we are! But as I made my way to registration, I hadn't taken in to account one major problem. It would take me an hour to move 50 feet. I'm not ... Continue reading "SIGGRAPH: A Game Of Inches" »

    August 7, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • SIGGRAPH: Green Steve And Wondermoss

    Posted By David Blumenfeld

    It seems like Siggraph 2010 was just here, and now I'm back two years later in my home town for another round. While I was unable to attend yesterday, I showed up early to get the party started Monday morning. Attendance seemed to be down quite a bit ... Continue reading "SIGGRAPH: Green Steve And Wondermoss" »

    August 7, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • The New Talkies

    Posted By Bee Ottinger

    Six years after Time magazine named "You"(Tube) Person of the Year, communicating using compelling video content is simpler than ever. With little more than a smart phone, anyone can become a video content creator - or a critic. Viral video stars can ... Continue reading "The New Talkies" »

    August 2, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)