Tagged: Academy Awards

Autodesk featured as “The Secret Star Behind Oscar-Winning Visual Effects” by Fast Company 0

Autodesk featured as “The Secret Star Behind Oscar-Winning Visual Effects” by Fast Company

Fast Company magazine has recently written about how Autodesk technology has helped in the creation of visual effects for several blockbuster movies: No matter which film walks away with the Oscar for Best Visual...

Oscar Winners Avatar, The Hurt Locker, and Logorama Employ Autodesk Technology 0

Oscar Winners Avatar, The Hurt Locker, and Logorama Employ Autodesk Technology

For the 15th consecutive year, every Oscar-winning movie for Best Visual Effects was created with the help of filmmaking tools from Autodesk. Autodesk Digital Entertainment Creation software was also used to help shape this year’s nominees and winners for Achievement in Cinematography, Best Animated Feature Film, and Best Animated Short Film […]

Watch the trailer of Academy Award Nominee for Documentary Short “China’s Unnatural Disaster”, from HBO 0

Watch the trailer of Academy Award Nominee for Documentary Short “China’s Unnatural Disaster”, from HBO

If you’re in China, you probably won’t be able to watch the HBO documentary “China’s Unnatural Disaster” which chronicles the aftermath of the Sichuan Quake from the perspective of the grieving parents. You can — at least — watch the trailer here […]

Tom Wujec demos the 13th-century astrolabe at TED 0

Tom Wujec demos the 13th-century astrolabe at TED

Rather than demo another new technology, Tom Wujec reaches back to one of our earliest but most ingenious devices — the astrolabe. With thousands of uses, from telling time to mapping the night sky, this old tech reminds us that the ancient can be as brilliant as the brand-new […]

Autodesk Offers Wide Variety of Resources and Support for Education Community 0

Autodesk Offers Wide Variety of Resources and Support for Education Community

The beginning of the new academic year is here and Autodesk, is expanding its support for students and educators as they return to campus. Autodesk has announced that it is increasing access to its 2010 offerings, valuable curricula and additional resources for student and teacher communities […]

‘Transformers,’ ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Terminator’ and ‘Harry Potter’: ILM Delivers Visual Effects Magic With Autodesk Software 0

‘Transformers,’ ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Terminator’ and ‘Harry Potter’: ILM Delivers Visual Effects Magic With Autodesk Software

Academy Award-winning visual effects house Industrial, Light & Magic (ILM) relied on Autodesk digital entertainment software to create thousands of visual effects shots for this summer’s hottest movies, including “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” “Terminator Salvation” and “Star Trek.” […]

Watch Tom Wujec’s “3 ways the brain creates meaning” talk at TED 1

Watch Tom Wujec’s “3 ways the brain creates meaning” talk at TED

Information designer Tom Wujec talks through three areas of the brain that help us understand words, images, feelings, connections. In this short talk from TEDU, he asks: How can we best engage our brains to help us better understand big ideas? […]

Autodesk Shows New Versions of Visual Effects Systems for Film and TV and to Launch Flare-Hot Addition to the Product Line-up at NAB2009 2

Autodesk Shows New Versions of Visual Effects Systems for Film and TV and to Launch Flare-Hot Addition to the Product Line-up at NAB2009

Autodesk has announced the 2010 releases of Autodesk Flame and Autodesk Inferno software for visual effects systems, and the launch of the new Flame and Inferno creative companion, Autodesk Flare software. The releases are being showcased at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, April 20-23, 2009, at the Autodesk booth SL2120 […]

Oscar Winner for Best Visual Effects “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” Shaped with Autodesk Technology 1

Oscar Winner for Best Visual Effects “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” Shaped with Autodesk Technology

For the 14th consecutive year, every film nominated for the Best Visual Effects Academy Award was shaped with Autodesk, Inc. digital filmmaking tools. Autodesk congratulates Matte World Digital for its Oscar-winning visual effects work on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. ‘This year’s Academy Award nominees continued to push digital imagery to new heights — from intricate and complex computer-generated characters to pyrotechnical marvels to invisible effects so realistic they deceive the eye,’ said Marc Petit, senior vice president, Autodesk Media & Entertainment […]