• Burning Question: How Do I Make a Hologram Effect in After Effects?

    Jan 30, 2018 Adobe After Effects CC for Teams & Businesses, Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams & Businesses - All Apps, Red Giant Effects Suite

    Holograms have been a popular implement in science fiction films for years, from Princess Leia in Star Wars to Joi in Blade Runner 2049. Holograms are way to show recorded, beamed messages, schematics, 3-dimensional characters, futuristic user interfaces, and they’re now being used in interesting and exciting ways in real life. We’ll start with a few examples, and then some After Effects tutorials dealing with the humble hologram.

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  • Podcast: Digital Production Buzz 2018 Industry Trends with Michele from Toolfarm

    Jan 08, 2018 Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams & Businesses - All Apps, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Media and Entertainment Collection

    Each year, Larry Jordan does a show in early January to forecast trends in the industry over the next 12 months. This past week Larry talked with Ned Soltz, Randi Altman, Jonathan Handel, Michele Yamazaki, Philip Hodgetts, Michael Kammes, and James DeRuvo.

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  • Midweek Motivations: Holograms in New Dimensions in Testimony and Full “116 Cameras” Documentary

    Jan 03, 2018

    This is a very interesting use of interactive hologram technology to preserve the stories of Holocaust survivors, many who are in their 70s and 80s. Anne Frank’s stepsister, 88-year-old Eva Schloss, a survivor of Auschwitz, has been made into a hologram so that future generations may hear her moving story. The film was shown in New York during Eyewitness: Presenting the Holocaust on Film.


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  • Midweek Motivations: Predictions for 2018 with Lots of Inspiration

    Dec 27, 2017 Adobe After Effects CC for Teams & Businesses, Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams & Businesses - All Apps, Adobe Premiere Pro CC for Teams & Businesses

    Now that 2017 is almost over, it’s time to peer into our HD holographic 360° VR crystal ball to 2018. What changes and innovations do we see happening in the coming year? Read our 2018 forecast and find out!

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  • Midweek Motivations: HEWLOGRAM with Making Of Video

    Nov 08, 2017

    Aaron Rabinowitz and Red Giant have a new sci-fi comedy short starring David Hewlett and Paul Babb of Maxon! It’s lots of fun. Congratulations to Aharon and his team for producing a fun short! Plus, a behind the scenes, making of video.

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  • Big Screen Effects: Blade Runner 2049

    Oct 25, 2017 Autodesk Media and Entertainment Collection

    The Blade Runner sequel is loaded with spectacular visual effects and today we’re highlighting some of the effects and the visual effects teams who worked on the film. There may be some spoilers here if you haven’t seen the film, but nothing that should ruin it for you.

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  • Midweek Motivations: New 3D Technologies in Medicine

    Jul 22, 2015 Dosch 3D: Medical Details - Human Eye, The Pixel Lab Medical Pack

    There are some cool new 3D technologies to help med students learn without cadavers, and to give doctors a real 3D look at your insides. Imagine the video applications of these technologies. They can at least inspire some visual effects for sci-fi scenes in future medical labs.

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  • Tutorial: Greyscalegorilla: Setting up CityKit to Work as a Holographic Interface #gettingstarted

    Mar 11, 2013 Greyscalegorilla CityKit for CINEMA 4D, MAXON CINEMA 4D Studio

    In this quick tutorial, Chris Schmidt from GSG shows you how to add some effectors to CityKit so you can focus in on just a few buildings, and then zoom around the city. A similar effect was used to make part of Iron Man’s heads up display.

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