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  • News: Webinar Replay - Next Level 3D Motion Graphics Boris Continuum + Adobe After Effects

    Mar 29, 2017 Boris Continuum Complete for After Effects and Premiere Pro

    Take your motion graphics to the next level.  Motion graphic artist John Dickinson of Motionworks.net shows you how to use Continuum 10 and Adobe After Effects to easily create slick motion graphics with a focus on 3D particles.

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  • Big Screen Effects: Great VFX Breakdowns from 2017 Oscar-Nominated Films

    Mar 22, 2017

    Enjoy some VFX breakdowns from two major motion pictures that were both up for an Oscar nominations in 2016: Deepwater Horizon and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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  • New: Genarts Sapphire Units Are Here!

    Mar 20, 2017 GenArts Sapphire Unit: Adjust, GenArts Sapphire Unit: Blur + Sharpen, GenArts Sapphire Unit: Distort

    Introducing Sapphire Units. The legendary Sapphire toolset is now being offered as eight individual Sapphire Units that are budget friendly.

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  • Midweek Motivation: How They Animated ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ | Design FX | WIRED

    Mar 15, 2017

    ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ uses an impressive style of animation that replicates the look of real lego bricks. But how did they do that?  Mike Seymour, with Wired, explains the complex animation techniques of a few of the key scenes that allowed the performance of the characters to come through without breaking the rules of real Lego bricks.

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  • Tutorial: Boris FX | Let’s Edit with Media Composer: BCC Film Looks

    Mar 14, 2017 Boris Continuum Complete AVX for Avid Media Composer, NewsCutter, and Symphony, Boris Continuum Complete Multi-Host License Options, Boris FX: Continuum Complete and mocha Pro Bundle

    In this tutorial Kevin P. McAuliffe shows you how to transform your crisp HD footage to a more gritty organic film look by subtly layering multiple effects from Boris Continuum 10.

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  • News: Best VFX Oscar Goes to MPC and Weta Digital, The Jungle Book

    Feb 27, 2017

    The VFX teams of MPC and Weta Digital have won the Best Visual Effects Award of the 89th Academy Awards for their work on “The Jungle Book.”

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  • News: No Hollywood Ending for the Visual-Effects Industry

    Feb 27, 2017

    I’m a big fan of Freakonomics and the most recent episode is about one of the big issues in the visual effects industry - money.

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  • News: Upcoming Changes to BCC Upgrades - Upgrade Now for Best Pricing

    Feb 22, 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

    Important Notice for Boris Continuum Complete Customers on Legacy Versions. Now is the time to upgrade before legacy renewal pricing takes effect on May 1, 2017!

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  • Sale: idustrial revolution Volumetrix 50% Off Anniversary Sale - Now through February 28, 2017

    Feb 22, 2017 Idustrial revolution Volumetrix, Noise Industries FxFactory Pro

    To celebrate Volumetrix’s 10th birthday, idustrial revolution is giving you the chance to get the beautiful volumetric light effects for half off, only $24! But only for one week. Sale ends February 28, 2017.

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  • Midweek Motivations: VFX Games - The Art of Compositing

    Feb 15, 2017

    Roy Peker talks about visual effects. If you have a tough time explaining to your grandma what it is you actually do, show them this video! It’s informative and also entertaining.

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  • Midweek Motivation: Jackie VFX Breakdown

    Feb 15, 2017

    It’s time to take a quick break and check out the VFX breakdown of the movie “Jackie” from the French based VFX studio Digital District.

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  • Midweek Motivations: Arrival VFX, Editing, and Sound Design

    Feb 15, 2017 Autodesk Flame, Autodesk Maya, Avid Media Composer Software - Perpetual License

    Arrival was one my favorite films of the last year. The visual effects were top notch! Here’s a look behind the scenes at the visual effects, editing, and sound design. I’m currently learning Autodesk Maya and I was excited to see that Maya, Flame, Arnold Render, Avid Media Composer, and Avid Pro Tools were all used in the production.

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  • Review: Trapcode Suite 13 Review Pt. 1 and 2

    Feb 10, 2017 Trapcode Suite

    Kevin P. McAuliffe takes an in depth look at Red Giant Trapcode Suite 13 and all it’s individual plug-ins in this 2 part review.  Read an excerpt here and follow the links to the full review.

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  • Review: Luca Visual FX 4K HUD Elements

    Feb 10, 2017 Luca Visual FX HUD Elements 4K

    NLE_Ninja Kes Akalaonu is very impressed with versatility and added production value of the Luca Visual 4K HUD Elements.  Read an excerpt from his review here and follow the link to the full article.

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  • Big Screen Effects: Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events VFX

    Feb 01, 2017

    For your Midweek Motivations, it’s Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, now a Netflix original series! In the Big Screen Effects, we dive into some big motion pictures and bring you some information about the visual effects and CGI in the films.

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  • Tutorial: Photogrammetry and Visual Effects

    Jan 31, 2017

    David Torno at ProVideo Coalition explains the benefits, pitfalls, and concepts of photogrammetry in the hopes of shedding some light on the subject.

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  • News: Women in #VFX Video Series

    Jan 25, 2017

    Women in Visual Effects is a portrait and video series aimed to highlight and advocate the talented women within the visual effects field of film and television.

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  • Midweek Motivation: ‘Taboo’ Title Sequence - Method Studios

    Jan 25, 2017

    Method Studios, whose work on VFX for ‘Doctor Strange’ helped earned it an Oscar nod, has created the title sequence for the BBC TV series ‘Taboo.’

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  • Midweek Motivation: 2017 Oscar Nominees for VFX - Behind the Scenes

    Jan 25, 2017

    The Oscar Nominees for VFX have been announced and Digital Arts has compiled the five films and their VFX breakdowns, as well as a few of the other movies that made the previous top 20 list.

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  • Midweek Motivation: Attend to the Moon - Director’s Cut (William Blake Reimagined)

    Jan 18, 2017 Adobe After Effects CC for Teams & Businesses, MAXON CINEMA 4D Broadcast, MAXON CINEMA 4D Prime

    In this William Blake inspired visual poem, created by Rory Henderson, each scene references to one of Blake’s works.  Primarily using Cinema 4D and After Effects, Henderson designed a series of abstract visuals that is rather inspiring in and of itself.

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