Tagged: Film And TV

Autodesk Sponsors Visual Effects Award for Students 2

Autodesk Sponsors Visual Effects Award for Students

The call is out for fresh VFX sequences or short films by students for the upcoming 8th Annual Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards. Both the VES and Autodesk are on board, with the enthusiastic blessing from none other than Steven Spielberg […]

‘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 […]

Autodesk “Fake of Foto” challenge 2

Autodesk “Fake of Foto” challenge

Today we’re presented with images in movies, on TV, and in the press that are of such good quality we don’t even think to consider whether the picture is of something that exists in...

The Doorpost Film Project: “Hidden Truths” 0

The Doorpost Film Project: “Hidden Truths”

About a month ago, some people I know made a short film. With a tiny budget and a tight timeline (7 days), they wrote/shot/edited a 7 minute film set on the outskirts of Shanghai. Then submitted the film (“Hidden Truths”) to the Doorpost Film Project and have recently been notified that out of all the entries, the top 100 films were selected to move to the next round […]

Media in China: Chinese film and TV program exports break 300 million US dollars mark 3

Media in China: Chinese film and TV program exports break 300 million US dollars mark

In 2007, China’s total export volume of film and TV programs broke 2.1 billion yuan mark (nearly 310 million US dollars), according to the information from the 2008 China International Film and TV Programs Exhibition held in Beijing recently. However, industry insiders also point out that the quantity of Chinese film and TV programs truly entering international markets is still limited. Zheng Xize, the international affairs director of South-Korea EBS, said ‘only by producing interesting programs for audiences and adopting advanced marketing means can cultural products be exported and truly enter the international market.’ […]

Autodesk Maya Software Serves as Animation Platform for New Star Wars “The Clone Wars” Animated Feature Film and TV Series 2

Autodesk Maya Software Serves as Animation Platform for New Star Wars “The Clone Wars” Animated Feature Film and TV Series

Lucasfilm Ltd. and Lucasfilm Animation are using Autodesk® Maya® software to create the upcoming television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, just as they did to create the feature-length animated film that is now in theaters. Lucasfilm Chief Technology Officer Richard Kerris said, ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars brings an entirely new look and feel to Star Wars by moving it into animation. We wanted to use technology that would live up to the high standards of Lucasfilm, and selected Autodesk Maya as our animation platform for both the film and TV series…’

Design in China: Shanghai to attract animation and cartoon enterprises into Pudong 0

Design in China: Shanghai to attract animation and cartoon enterprises into Pudong

The Pudong New Area government in Shanghai expects to attract more than 200 animation and cartoon enterprises into Zhangjiang High-tech Park within five to 10 years, the district government said recently. The new facility will also provide a creative hub for animation and comics artists and investors to tap the vast potential of the Chinese domestic market. ‘The combination of animation and online game development can help to form integrated industries that can optimize resources,’ said Yuan Liqiang, general manager of the Shanghai Zhangjiang Creative Industry Development Co Ltd…

Autodesk Developers Win Oscar 0

Autodesk Developers Win Oscar

Autodesk developers of Autodesk Maya Fluid Effects System have been awarded Technical Achievement Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Autodesk developers Duncan Brinsmead, Jos Stam, Julia Pakalns and Martin Werner were recognized with Technical Achievement Awards for the design and implementation of the Maya Fluid Effects System at the Scientific and Technical Academy Awards ceremony held earlier this month…