Max Fleischer’s 1917 patent application for the Rotoscope

Visual-effects makers: How’s that ramen tasting?

Bosses gloat over exorbitant movie profits while visual-effects makers subsist on cheap instant noodles, in a mordant editorial cartoon by visual-effects artist Jesse Mesa Toves, which responds to projections that Hollywood profits may reach $12 billion in 2014

Remixed Movies at the Open Video Conference

BY MARTIN LEDUC. TORONTO, CANADA (CINEMA MINIMA) — I got to help collect some of the videos that were playing throughout the Open Video Conference.  The conference took place on June 19-20, 2009.  It brought together an impressive collection of professional stakeholders involved with online video. Their aim was to bring video technology up to […]

Color correction in features now as aggressive as commercials, videos

The current trend in motion-picture color correction, observes visual-effects artist Stu Maschwitz, is uncompromising preservation of “correct” skin tones. As filmmakers’ sensibilities became influenced by the possibilities of the digital intermediate (DI) — popularized by colorist Stefan Sonnenfeld‘s work on Bad Boys II and that of Jet Omoshebi on Underworld — more “pushed” looks became […]

Video podcast tutorial: export multiple file formats

This video talks about exporting your podcast into compressed formats that are ready for download. This video touches on multiple different file formats that your video can be exported too. The export procedures are gone through using Apple’s iMovie HD application. [Digital Producer -- Home Splash]

Largest Final Cut Pro User Group meeting in Las Vegas 2008 April 16

The 7th Annual NAB Final Cut Pro User Group SuperMeet will convene in Las Vegas, Nevada USA 2008 April 16 18:30-22:30 at the MGM Grand Hotel, during the NAB Show. The SuperMeet is the annual event of the Final Cut Pro User Group Network, which includes user groups in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San […]