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  • Free Webinars! Calendar updated. #vfx #freewebinar

    Feb 22, 2018 Adobe Creative Cloud for Education, Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams & Businesses - All Apps, Adobe InDesign CC for Teams & Businesses

    Can’t keep track upcoming webinars? This page is dedicated to webinars from our vendors that you may want to see. We will update this weekly or as often as needed so bookmark this page.

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  • Review: Sapphire 11 Review by MicroFilmaker Magazine

    Feb 20, 2018 Boris FX: Continuum and Sapphire Bundle, Boris FX: Sapphire, Continuum, and mocha Pro Bundle, Sapphire - Annual Subscriptions

    Does Sapphire 11 from Boris FX live up to expectations and is it worth the cost? Find out in this review by Mark Colegrove from MicroFilmaker Magazine.

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  • News: 16th Annual VES Awards Winners

    Feb 15, 2018

    The Visual Effects Society (VES) recognizes and honors the most outstanding visual effects work of the year and honors the artists who created them. And the winners of this years’ VES Awards have been announced.

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  • Webinar: NVIDIA: Elastic Uses GPU Rendering with Octane for The Alienist Title Sequence

    Feb 14, 2018 Autodesk Maya, MAXON CINEMA 4D Studio

    On Thursday, February 22, 2018 learn how the LA-based visual effects studio created a stunning title sequence for the TNT mini-series, “The Alienist.” Presented by NVIDA as part of their GPU rendering webinar series.

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  • Big Screen Effects: The VFX and Editing of I, Tonya

    Feb 14, 2018 Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Media and Entertainment Collection, Avid Media Composer Software - Perpetual License

    With the Winter Olympics and the Oscars are coming up in a few weeks, it seemed like the perfect time to talk about “I, Tonya”, which is disgraced ice skater Tonya Harding’s own story. I saw the film right after it came out and it’s very entertaining, and really makes you feel for Tonya Harding and how she was destroyed by the media. The most impressive visual effects in this film involved head replacement of skating doubles, using V-Ray and Maya in the pipeline. We’re also featuring the superb editing of Tatiana Riegel, ACE.

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  • Midweek Motivation: SENTiNEL, Sci-Fi Short Film, with Making Of Video

    Jan 31, 2018 Adobe After Effects CC for Teams & Businesses, Adobe Creative Cloud for Education, Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams & Businesses - All Apps

    This is a great little Black Mirror-esque sci-fi film about a man trying to avoid and fight single-minded drones. The film has a VFX Supervisor with a familiar name, Andrew Kramer of Video Copilot, who’s team made the drone effects! Watch the film and some behind the scenes on the making of SENTiNEL.

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  • Big Screen Effects: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Jan 31, 2018 Autodesk Arnold Render, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Media and Entertainment Collection

    On my birthday the whole family went to see Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and it was a wild ride. The effects are insane, especially the extraordinarily realistic CGI animals. Today we’re sharing a lot of great information about how the artists created the animals, plus information on other VFX and sound design.

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  • 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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  • Tutorial: HitFilm Pro: How to Freeze Time

    Jan 30, 2018 FXHOME HitFilm Pro

    Inspired by an effect seen in the recent Doctor Who Christmas episode, Javert takes a look at freezing time and suspending snow in midair all inside the latest HitFilm Pro.

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  • Sale Ending: FXHome HitFilm Pro 15% Off and PhotoKey Pro 20% Off - Sale Ends Jan. 31, 2018

    Jan 30, 2018 FXHOME HitFilm Pro, FXHOME PhotoKey Pro

    Save 15% on the all-in-one editor, compositor and VFX powerhouse, HitFilm Pro. And save 20% on the world’s leading green screen software, PhotoKey Pro. But hurry, this sale ends Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

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  • Big Screen Effects: Star Wars: The Last Jedi + Oscars 2018 Visual Effects Nominees

    Jan 24, 2018

    We’ve featured 4 of the 5 films that are up for the Academy Awards 2018 Oscar Nominations, but haven’t covered Star Wars: The Last Jedi yet. Most of the people that I know really enjoyed the film, but there were a few who didn’t like it. I have my theories about that, but no one can deny the fantastic VFX that transport you straight to the Star Wars world. Here’s a look at the VFX and effects teams involved in creating the film.

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  • Big Screen Effects: The Shape of Water

    Jan 17, 2018

    The Shape of Water is a gorgeous fantasy/romance from Guillermo del Toro and has 11 Oscar nominations. The film is visually stunning, the color grading is sublime,  and the soundtrack is wonderful. It takes place during the cold war and is a love story about a merman and a mute cleaning lady. Michael Shannon plays a really great villain too!

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  • News: 16th Annual VES Awards Nominations

    Jan 17, 2018

    The VES Awards recognizes and honors the most outstanding visual effects work of the year and honors the artists who created them. And the nominees have been announced.

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  • Tutorial: Boris FX: Getting Started With Sapphire #gettingstarted

    Jan 16, 2018 Boris FX: Continuum and Sapphire Bundle, Boris FX: Sapphire, Continuum, and mocha Pro Bundle, Sapphire - Annual Subscriptions

    This tutorial covers how you can use Sapphire effects, create custom effects, leverage Mocha in Sapphire, and get started creating awesome work with the Sapphire VFX plug-in for Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Nuke, Avid, Flame, and other hosts.

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  • Webinar: Autodesk Maya - Maya in Motion Webinar - January 17th, 2018

    Jan 12, 2018 Autodesk Maya

    Join Steven Roselle, Sr. Maya Technical Specialist at Autodesk, as he explores and demystifies a range of tools and workflows for creating and editing different types of motion in Autodesk® Maya®, Wednesday January 17, 2018 at 11am PST.

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  • Sale: FXHome HitFilm Pro 15% Off and PhotoKey Pro 20% Off - Now through January 31, 2018.

    Jan 01, 2018 FXHOME HitFilm Pro, FXHOME HitFilm Studio, FXHOME PhotoKey Pro

    Save 15% on the all-in-one editor, compositor and VFX powerhouse, HitFilm Pro. And save 20% on the world’s leading green screen software, PhotoKey Pro. Now through January 31, 2018.

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  • Midweek Motivation: “Stranger Things 2”: Behind the scenes, VFX Breakdowns

    Dec 20, 2017

    Go behind the scenes of the modern day cult classic “Stranger Things” to see how the impressive visual effects were conceptualized and created.

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  • Update: Red Giant Trapcode Suite 14.0.4 - New Features and Bug Fixes

    Dec 20, 2017 Trapcode Form, Trapcode Particular, Trapcode Suite

    In this free update to Trapcode Suite, OBJ Sequences will now animate in the Particular Designer and Form Designer. Plus they’ve added a few more bug fixes for Form and Particular.

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  • Sale: NewBlueFX Holiday Sale - 25% Off Almost Everything Now through December 31, 2017

    Dec 19, 2017 NewBlueFX Elements Ultimate, NewBlueFX Essentials Ultimate, NewBlueFX Filters Ultimate

    Celebrate the Holidays with 25% Off NewBlueFX Transitions, Filters, Stylizers and more, now through December 31, 2017.

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  • BSFX: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

    Dec 13, 2017 cebas thinkingParticles

    Take a peak behind some of the amazing special effects created by ScanlineVFX and Rodeo FX for the film “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.”

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