|New KODAK Archive Package Helps Independent Filmmakers Preserve Art|
Kodak and Cinelab London Form Initiative to Assist in Creation of Film Elements
Kodak is launching a pioneering archival program for UK customers today as part of the company’s continuing focus on independent filmmakers. In collaboration with Cinelab London, the KODAK Archive Package offers flat-rate pricing for film, digital recording and processing. This allows Kodak to work with independent content owners to deliver a cost effective archive master on film regardless of the origination format of a production.
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|Facilis TerraBlock Revolutionizes Working Practices at Ka-boom|
Advanced Shared Storage Technology Helps Break Down Silos in Leading Northern Irish Post House, Aids Collaborative Working and Fuels Stellar Business Growth
Belfast-based Ka-boom - one of Northern Ireland’s fastest growing Production and Post Production facilities for TV and Film – has announced that the successful integration of a 48TB Facilis TerraBlock 24D shared storage system has revolutionized working practices at the facility. Ka-boom’s managing director, Zach Willis, believes that the adoption of Facilis’ shared storage technology has been a key technology enabler in the business’ stellar growth over the last two years.
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|Atomos Shogun the Perfect Level Up for New Sony a7RII|
Sony lead the way in the Full Frame 4K Cinema Look video camera revolution, especially when paired with the ProRes Powerhouse of the Atomos Shogun
Sony has stamped their position as the world's largest sensor manufacturer with the announcement of the a7RII, a flagship full frame Mirrorless camera. Winning the 4K race to replace the hugely successful "Affordable Cinema Look" from the HD only Canon 5D series.
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|Digital Juice Lifetime Membership Subscription Service Launches Today|
Complete access to the Digital Juice library by joining as a Lifetime Member for a one-time fee
Today, Digital Juice announced the official opening of its much anticipated royalty-free creative content subscription service. This service gives filmmakers, motion graphics artists and graphic designers access to download anything in its huge library -- absolutely free! Members have unprecedented access to the the world’s largest privately owned library of high-quality royalty-free animations, still graphics, stock footage, sound effects, production music and project templates for a groundbreaking one-time low price.
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|Shotgun Helps NASA CILab Review Space Mission Animations|
Conceptual Image Lab is the arm of NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center that produces animations to illustrate the organization’s missions and findings. CILab supports all four of NASA’s science themes: Astrophysics, Heliophysics, Planetary and Earth Science across all of their centers and affiliated institutions. CILab is made up of a team of four contracted artists that work closely with NASA scientists and engineers to communicate complex concepts in digestible short animated clips released to the public.
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|AJA CION Creates Cinematic Look for Indie Feature "The Great American|
Mockumentary chooses AJA CION to achieve epic cinematic aesthetic for mockumentary of creating a cinematic epic
Upcoming indie feature "The Great American Movie Hustle" follows filmmaker Michael Anton and actor Michael Monsour as they attempt to create an epic cinematic film about making an epic cinematic film. Along the way, the duo encounters several twists and turns that mirror common production challenges filmmakers face today. Produced by Wonder Lab Films and directed by Michael Anton, the parody is presented in a mockumentary format rife with old-school humor. To achieve a distinct cinematic aesthetic for the film, Anton brought Doug Michaels on board as cinematographer, who shot the film using AJA CION production cameras.
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Apple Motion 5 Light Streaks Tutorial
Apple Motion is capable of sophisticated motion graphics. The trick is unlocking its power. Join editor and motion graphics expert Simon Ubsdell to explore the possibilities opened up by a creative variation on the very powerful particle systems built into Motion 5, apply modes, parenting, behaviors, 3D space, and more.
Tutorial by Simon Ubsdell on 06/08/2015
Apple Motion 5: Volumetric Lighting
Volumetric lighting creates a dramatic look of real light in a 3D space, and works especially well for title animation, even with 2D text. It's a nifty magic trick, created with a finesse that some people don't associate with Apple Motion. You of course know better, and Simon Ubsdell is here to help you create the magic.
Tutorial by Simon Ubsdell on 03/09/2015
Apple Motion 5: Shockwave
An explosive shockwave. Think you've seen it all before? Not until Simon Ubsdell has shown you how to take advantage of unique tools in Apple Motion 5 to make your own. Simon's experience has been built over 25 years in motion graphics, sound design and mixing, music composition, visual effects and compositing, as well as writing, directing and producing. Follow him as he takes you deep inside keyframes, caustics, camera behaviors, and customizations, as well as sharing real-world tips for finding your way around Motion.
Tutorial by Simon Ubsdell on 02/09/2015
Apple Motion 5 Title Tutorial: Weld
In the first of what will be an ongoing series, "Title Animation: WELD" uses the particle system in Apple Motion, as well as support for EPS outlines, to create the photo-real impression of a title burned onto the screen with a blowtorch, complete with sparks and smoke. Part 1 covers the set-up ,including a stop in Adobe Illustrator, and Part 2 features the compositing, lighting, and filtering finesse to really make it pop.
Tutorial by Simon Ubsdell on 01/04/2015
Motion INs and OUTs - Advanced Keyframing Techniques
In this tutorial, Andy shows some clever ways to duplicate and adjust the timing of keyframed animations as well as highlight common pitfalls. He also show a number of techniques to make keyframing in Motion a little easier. A sample project is provided for download to follow along with the tutorial.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Andy Neil on 08/08/2013
Motion INs and OUTs - Looping Graphics
In this tutorial, Andy shows how to create a seamless looping background for your editing needs and how to publish it to FCP X for ease of use.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Andy Neil on 07/16/2013
Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part TWO
In part two of this two-part tutorial, Andy shows how to animate the individual pieces of a replicator by using the sequence replicator behavior. A downloadable version of the project he uses can be found below.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Andy Neil on 07/06/2013
Lite Bite for Apple Motion: The Tilt Shift Effect
The "Tilt Shift Effect" or "Toy Town Look" is fantastic fun to play with. Using Final Cut and Motion you can quickly create the effect and give an amazing intro to any promotion. The tutorial requires no additional Plug-ins.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Martin Ainsworth on 01/20/2012