Recently, the Executive Director of the VES delivered an open letter to the VFX community describing what he believes are a number of issues currently facing the VFX industry. The letter was passionate, but is his approach to the issue of globalization potentially damaging?
Idea Pioneers - The Practice of Previs
Is buying a new workstation making your head spin? What should a previs artist be concerned about when considering his/her next rig? Join me as I take a quick look some general guidelines previs artists should consider when upgrading their hardware.
After an important gathering of cinematographers at the International Cinematography Summit Conference, a number of luminaries met with previs professionals to discuss the impact of new technologies on cinematography. The result was rather educational, but it was apparent that more work has to be done.
Imagine combining the power of a 1728 core supercomputer with the mobility of an 18 wheeler. No, its not Optimus Prime, but we're definitely one step closer with MobileViz, Silverdraft's first mobile supercomputer on wheels. This 18 wheeler goes all out to become an evolutionary step in virtual film production. I took a little time talking about this mobile supercomputer with its owner Amy Gile and marketing manager Michael Cooper.
Here's a short previs round up of tools and technologies found at NAB 2011. Take a look around the show floor and see if any of these toys strikes your fancy.