Category Interesting Videos

Drawing, Design and Creativity

How Ink Is Made Webinar Replay – Variable Concept Aft Techniques for Game Environments with Ken Fairclough AREA Artist of the Year Jorge Baldeón Working as an Environment Artist with Brennan Howell Want a successful career working as an Environment Artist at some of the world’s leading VFX and Animation Studios?  Brennan Howell is an Environment […]

Professional

See also ‘Business’ post AWARDS AEAF  Animation Effects Awards Festival is an international competition and screening and speaker program, now in its 20th year with entries from around the world.  The awards are given for creative and technical excellence in the use of visual effects and animation in the creation of screened work. The judging criteria […]

Tutorials, Magazines, Links and Resources

This is a collection of bits and pieces that are posted, changed and updated as I learn, work and discover.  Coloured words have links, this includes topic headings, articles, people and other interesting resources that has been collected for my personal reference. It is ‘roughly’ in alphabetical order with some topics and software grouped under […]

3D and VFX

Tutorial – Creating a Stylized CG Scene n this tutorial, I walk through the process of creating a stylized CG scene from scratch. I cover: The order of steps I took to create the image The most important phases in each step The techniques and software I use Tips for how to balance realism and stylization […]

Camera, Lighting and Motion Capture

ALSO  PHOTOGRAPHY  POST  BEHIND THE SCENES: first feature film shot entirely on Prius backup camera Green Screen Tips, Tricks and Materials – Chromakey Tutorial The story is told through the camera, being used to manipulate the elements while letting the viewer know what they need to focus on and how they might feel. Get out there […]

Storyboards and Animatics

Previsualization Going into a film, commercial, or music video production with a visual battle plan is often essential to producing and directing a successful project. It is so important to go into production with essential resources that communicate your vision to your cast and crew. This allows directors and producers to explore creative and technical issues such […]

3D printing

A San Francisco startup is 3D-printing entire houses in just one day TedX promo CNN Explains: 3-D printing How MakerBot’s 3D scanner works The Powers of 3D Printing from iiNet Newsletter Posted on July 20, 2016 People are talking a lot about 3D printing these days, even though it’s far from a new idea since the first […]

Animation

Earth is screaming through space at 1.3 million mph. A simple animation by a former NASA scientist shows what that looks like. That’s because the Earth is orbiting the sun, which is orbiting the centre of the galaxy, which is barreling through the cosmic wind of radiation released during the Big Bang.  A simple animation […]

Story Process

Anjali Sud – Unedited Experiences, The Future of Storytelling. Anjali Sud, CEO of Vimeo, thinks the power of video has a strong connection to the human desire for real and unedited experiences. Video has evolved to be one of the primary ways that we as human beings communicate, and today, people crave video that is […]

Screen Studies & Film History

FILM  HISTORY  The Associated Press, in partnership with the newsreel archive British Movietone, is releasing over one million minutes of video footage posted to YouTube. It’s a treasure trove of iconic milestones in history and some rarely seen and quirky moments as well. Some of our favorite finds, the eruption of Italy’s famed Mount Vesuvius in 1938, […]