• Midweek Motivations: Cool Music Videos, August 2017

    Aug 16, 2017

    As a member of the MTV generation, music videos, in general, aren’t as good as they used to be in the 80s… in my humble opinion. I honestly don’t see nearly as many as I used to. These two caught my eye this month.

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  • Midweek Motivations: Audio Creatures - Sydney Opera House: Lighting the Sails 2017

    Aug 16, 2017 Adobe After Effects CC for Teams & Businesses, helloluxx learn. X-Particles 3, INSYDIUM X-Particles

    Vivid Live is a yearly festival that brings color, light, and music to Sydney Harbor. For 2017, Australian artist Ash Bolland directed a visually stunning, transforming, and fully enthralling piece, with visual content animation created by Spinifex and Luxx. CGSociety features an interview with Tim Clapham of Luxx and Mike Tosetto of Never Sit Still.

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  • Midweek Motivation: Del Toro’s “The Strain” Idents VFX Breakdown

    Aug 16, 2017

    Using a nice mix of practical textures and 3d effects, Materia and Onesize joined forces to create the visual identity for the fourth season of Guillermo del Toro’s vampire horror series, “The Strain.”

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  • Midweek Motivations: Time Magazine Cover Art Created with NewTek LightWave 3D

    Aug 09, 2017 3D Garage LightWave Signature Courseware, NewTek LightWave 3D 2015, NewTek LightWave Video Training Rigging Revealed

    This is definitely one of the most memorable Time Magazine covers of the year so far. Brobel Design is behind the artwork and they used LightWave 3D in the making of the cover, which depicts Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow taking over the White House.

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  • Midweek Motivations: Droptree - “HD Delivery” (Official Music Video)

    Aug 09, 2017

    This one has been floating around Facebook for about a week and the fun part about this video is that it was shot on commercial sets in between takes, when the client wasn’t paying attention. If you work in the industry, you’ll get quite a laugh from this video. It’s brilliant. (Note: some NSFW language).

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  • Midweek Motivation: Walk Away - A Bad Think Music Video

    Aug 09, 2017 Adobe After Effects CC for Teams & Businesses, MAXON CINEMA 4D Broadcast, MAXON CINEMA 4D Prime

    CGSociety sheds some light on how director Derrick Borte and 3D artist David Ariew used Cinema 4D and Octane Render to create A Bad Think’s new music video ‘Walk Away’. Watch the music video and read an excerpt here and then follow the link to the full article.

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  • Midweek Motivation: Chaos Group V-Ray VFX Showreel

    Aug 09, 2017 Chaos Group Phoenix FD for 3ds Max - Online License, Chaos Group Phoenix FD for Maya - Online License, Chaos Group V-Ray for 3ds Max - Online License

    Animals, armies, monsters, chase scenes. It’s all here. Chaos Group as just released their new V-Ray VFX showreel with this year’s best visuals in film, television and game cinematics from V-Ray and Phoenix FD customers from around the world. Take a look.

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  • Inspiration: Tennyson - L’oiseau qui danse

    Aug 07, 2017 Adobe After Effects CC for Teams & Businesses, Trapcode Form, Trapcode Horizon

    This gorgeous animation features the music of Tennyson and was directed by Jean-Marie Marbach. Jean-Marie used particle effects and environments created with Trapcode Suite. He also elaborated on his use of Trapcode Suite for us.

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  • Freebie: Free Vintage Images from the British Library

    Aug 04, 2017

    The British Library is offering over 1 million free vintage images for download on Flickr.

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  • Midweek Motivations: Electronics Meets Crafts + Behind the Scenes

    Jul 26, 2017 NewTek LightWave 3D 2015

    This installation took the “Milano Design Award 2017 Winner – “Best Storytelling” for Panasonic and GO last April in Milan, Italy. It contains some beautiful animation work from Japanese firm, Montage, Inc., and some of it done with LightWave 3D.

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  • Midweek Motivation: Classic Paintings With An AR Twist

    Jul 26, 2017

    Reblink, an Augmented Reality project from Art Gallery of Ontario, visually remixes their painting collection into modern scenes.

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  • Inspirations: Honda - Dream Makers

    Jul 20, 2017 Autodesk Flame

    This 90-second spot from W+K London is a tribute all of you filmmakers out there, and it’s INCREDIBLE. It’s a mix of hand drawn storyboards, 3D, on-set shots of green screen, and more.

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  • Midweek Motivations: The Damned Evil Spirits Tour Promo

    Jul 19, 2017

    The Damned, the band, are back on the road and there’s a cute video to announce their new tour. They probably wouldn’t like me calling it cute, but it is.

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  • Midweek Motivations: Sanex Shower Gel Commercial

    Jul 12, 2017 Next Limit RealFlow, Next Limit RealFlow Node License, Next Limit RealFlow | Cinema 4D

    This colorful ad for shower gels features fluid simulations created with Next Limit RealFlow.

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  • Midweek Motivations: LeCoste ‘Timeless’ with Making Of Video

    Jul 12, 2017 Autodesk Arnold Render, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Maya LT

    Timeless is the most recent Lacoste short film directed by Wanda’s Seb Edwards for agency BETC Paris. The story is about a romance between a woman and man that connects them over time. The effects include lots of green screen and CG trains and sets. It’s impressive!

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  • Midweek Motivation: Cinesite Studios ShowReel 2017

    Jul 05, 2017

    Take a moment and check out the Cinesite Studios showreel, featuring their VFX work on ‘Assassin’s Creed,’ ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, ‘Independence Day: Resurgence,’ ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ and many more.

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  • Midweek Motivation: Avid Gives Trollhunters’ Team a Leg Up on Pushing the Limits in Animation

    Jun 28, 2017 Avid Media Composer Software - Perpetual License, Avid Media Composer Software - Subscription

    With Guillermo del Toro leading the charge, Graham Fisher and the editorial team of Netflix Trollhunters pushed for the biggest show possible. Read an excerpt here and follow the link to the full article.

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  • Midweek Motivation: WWE Gets Ready to Rumble with Sapphire & Continuum

    Jun 28, 2017 Boris Continuum Complete AVX for Avid Media Composer, NewsCutter, and Symphony, Boris Continuum Complete for After Effects and Premiere Pro, Boris Continuum Complete for OFX

    WWE’s Lead Editor, Ken Berchem, talked with Boris FX about how Sapphire and BCC help his editing team to work quickly and efficiently, while retaining a high-end look, for programs like Raw, Smackdown and Main Event.

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  • Midweek Motivations: The Process by Salman Sajun with “Making of”

    Jun 21, 2017 Dragonframe

    This epic stop motion video of The Process of creating a film or video project is from film director Salman Sajun indeed takes you through the entire process: from storyboard to art direction, from props to lighting, to the final video to final video version 22! You ALL can relate to this I’m sure!

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  • Midweek Motivations: Björk - Notget VR with VFX Breakdown

    Jun 21, 2017 Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Media and Entertainment Collection, Chaos Group V-Ray for Maya - Dongle License

    Directed by Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones from W&N Studio, Björk’s “Notget VR” from her Vulnicura album undoubtedly has that unique sound and look that you’d expect from Björk. Gavin Coetzee created the organic 3D with Autodesk Maya and Chaos Group Vray, as well as Houdini for some of the growth systems and we are featuring his vfx breakdown video.

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