|The 22nd Chicago Underground Film Festival Wraps With Record|
The Chicago Underground Film Festival, presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey with additional support from Lagunitas Brewing Company, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy and SAG-AFTRA, concluded its 22nd edition with another year of increased attendance. More than 2,000 cinephiles converged on the Logan Theatre for the five-day event, which drew an unprecedented 63 visiting filmmakers from across the globe, nearly double the number of attendees last year. The Chicago Underground Film Festival has made the Logan Theatre its home for the past three years, with turnout growing each year as the Festival established its vital presence in the Logan Square community.
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|Hollywood's Flash Film Works Completes VFX for "The Librarians"|
Dozens of extensive VFX shots for each episode of hit TNT weekly TV series
Blackmagic Design today announced that Flash Film Works uses Fusion Studio on TNT’s new hit show “The Librarians,” including dozens of extensive VFX shots for each of the television show’s weekly episodes.
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|The Perfect Pitch Earns Nice Shoes Creative Studio Titles on Universal Pictures and Gold Circle Entertainment's Pitch Perfect 2|
Nice Shoes Creative Director James Coulson and CG Supervisor Steve Parish earned director/producer Elizabeth Banks’ nod for Pitch Perfect 2
Pitch Perfect 2, Universal Pictures and Gold Circle Entertainment’s hit comedy currently in theaters, features opening and end titles crafted by Nice Shoes Creative Studio, it was announced today. Nice Shoes Creative Director James Coulson and CG Supervisor Steve Parish earned director/producer Elizabeth Banks’ nod with a wicked sense of humor and an inventive approach utilizing light drawing to beautifully illustrate humorous and risqué moments from the film.
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|Northern Lights' Josh Towvim Turns NYC Streets into a Musical with 'On The Town'|
Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck sings “Lucky to Be Me”
NY-based Northern Lights editor Josh Towvim teams up with director Mark Rosenberg to deliver a dose of unsolicited song and dance to the streets of New York City in the charming new video “Lucky to Be Me,” from the four-time 2015 Tony Award nominated Broadway revival of On The Town. Starring Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck, the video takes the upbeat number from the musical to such iconic NYC spots as Grand Central Station, the High Line, Central Park and Times Square, encountering dance partners along the way to redefine the ‘flash mob’ trend with true Broadway charm.
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|Canon Live Learning Presents an EOS Destination Workshop:|
Canon Live Learning Presents an EOS Destination Workshop: Waterfalls, Mountains and Wildlife in the Great Smokies with Canon Explorer of Light Adam Jones
World renowned travel, nature and wildlife photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Adam Jones will be hosting a Canon Live Learning EOS Destination Workshop at The Great Smokey Mountains National Park in Gatlinburg, TN from April 30th through May 3rd. Watersfalls, Mountains, and Wildlife in the Great Smokies with Adam Jones will provide attendees with an opportunity to shoot side-by-side with Adam and learn the “tricks of the trade” from this celebrated, internationally award winning travel, nature and wildlife photographer whose work has been used for commercial purposes in over 30 countries.
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|The Tiffen Company Debuts Its New Breed of Diffusion Filters at NAB 2015|
NAB attendees will be among the first to see live demonstration of Tiffen’s latest Diffusion Filters designed specifically for HD and 4K Shooting
(Las Vegas, NV--April 12, 2015) The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of Academy Award-winning solutions, will highlight the latest from its full line of Diffusion Filters with demonstrations of the subtle, yet dramatic effects of Tiffen’s Pearlescent, Satin and Black Satin diffusion filters, along with the new Black Diffusion filters at NAB 2015. This year’s recipient of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scientific and Technical Achievement Award for the development of IRND Filter Technology, Tiffen filters are industry-renowned and are the choice for imagemakers worldwide. The highly anticipated Black Diffusion filter lineup will be on display at the Tiffen booth (C6019), where attendees are invited to be among the first to experience side by side filter demonstrations.
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Adobe Edge Animate/The Missing Manual Software/Book Review
Increasingly, web developers are being asked to create sites that are viewable on tablets and mobile devices, as well as desktops and laptops running Windows, OS X or Linux. One of the challenges in creating a site like that is animation. Flash, for many years the preferred cross-platform animation solution, is no longer supported on many tablets and mobile devices. Michael looks for - and finds - answers within Adobe's Edge Animate.
Review, Editorial by Michael Hurwicz on 01/16/2013
HTML5 (CreateJS): Interactivity and Debugging
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Michael Hurwicz on 05/29/2012
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Michael Hurwicz on 05/25/2012
HTML5 (CreateJS) for Adobe Flash Professional CS6
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Michael Hurwicz on 05/17/2012
Building an Interactive Whiteboard in Flash: Part Two
In part two of this series, Justin Junda walks you through the necessary steps to connect the graphical elements from part one, with Actionscript 3.0 using the Flash drawing API in order to bring this whiteboard to life.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Justin Junda on 04/27/2011
Building an Interactive Whiteboard in Flash: Part One
In this tutorial, Justin Junda takes you through the step by step process on how to build and interactive whiteboard. These whiteboard are often seen in drawing applications, scratch pads, and educational sites. This is part one of a two part series. Part one takes you through setting up all the graphical elements within the stage. Then part two shows a user how to connect the graphics to Actionscript using flashes drawing API to make this whiteboard truly interactive.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Justin Junda on 04/25/2011
Inverse Kinematics - Springs
Springs are a new feature for Inverse Kinematics in Flash CS5. In this video tutorial, Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz shows you a simple technique for implementing springs, as well as several other "tricks and traps" to make your work with Inverse Kinematics in Flash easier, more flexible and more powerful.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Michael Hurwicz on 10/28/2010
Inverse Kinematics - Control Points
Fine-tune your Inverse Kinematics animations in Flash CS5 by working with control points. In this Adobe Flash video tutorial, Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz shows you how to associate bones with control points, how to move, add and delete control points, and how to adjust control point handles.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Michael Hurwicz on 10/25/2010
Inverse Kinematics allows you to create structures of bones and joints and use them to animate characters in Flash. Fun and easy! Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz shows you how in this video tutorial, step by step. Learn some basic ActionScript, too!
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Michael Hurwicz on 10/19/2010