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"The Dry Brush Master"
Ben Tobin Captures Magic of Greg Ruth's 'The Lost Boy' with Blackmagic Design Cameras
How do you capture the subtle brilliance of a dry brush artist in a documentary? For years, many people have tried to capture the beauty of painted artwork on video and film, and it is never easy. This is what filmmaker Ben Tobin was faced with when he decided to take on the task of telling Greg Ruth's story. Ruth is known as a Dry Brush Master, and his artwork and books have been celebrated around the world. Read More

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ArtRage 4.0
ArtRage 4.0
In time for use with your brand new Wacom tablet, Ambient Design offers a new version of their ArtRage software. Version 4.0 is packed with a ton of new tools that will help you work better, easier, and give you the ability to extend your creative works for an affordable price. You may also be using ArtRage 3 on both devices (iPad and computer), but if you haven't you might not know about the ability to move between iPad to desktop version and out to other software (like Photoshop's .psd format). Read More
The Third Shift
The Third Shift
The Third Shift is, at first glance, a story told through images in a calendar. But it's only part of a larger tale. The calendar is just a sample imagery found in the monthly stories that appear from the minds at Cryptonym Media, projected through eerie stereoscopic compositing. The creative writing and compositing are packaged into a tactile, technological, and interactive experience. Read More
Sweet Sadie Helps Disney Theatrical Productions Commemorate "The Lion King's" 15th Anniversary
Sweet Sadie Helps Disney Theatrical Productions Commemorate
A call was heard in New York that echoed around the world" was the emotional theme of a video produced by Sweet Sadie, Inc. for Disney Theatrical Productions commemorating the 15th anniversary of "The Lion King's" debut on Broadway. Disney provided the studio with a massive trove of stills and videos tracing the far-flung 15-year history of the show from which to draw. Employing After Effects, the Sweet Sadie team set about to bring this material to life by animating cast and crew images against new backgrounds, such as show set photography and crowd scenes complete with flash bulbs popping. 2.5D techniques were used to "cut out" foregrounds from backgrounds to stunning effect. Read More
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Trish and Chris Meyer have been writing books for Adobe After Effects users for several years. Their After Effects Apprentice book is currently in its third edition, which covers Adobe's current version of After Effects, CS6. This also offers lessons for those who may be using earlier versions of the software. The book is not only for the "Aspiring" motion graphics artist, but for anyone who wants to improve their all-around skills in the popular animation software. Read More
iStockphoto Reveals The 2012 Stock Photo Trends
iStockphoto Reveals The 2012 Stock Photo Trends
Rebecca Swift, Director of Creative Planning at Getty Images, offered her insights on some trends, including why Medical, Lifestyle, Concepts, Business, and People were the most searched categories throughout the year. After that some trends observed in 2012! Read More

Autodesk acquires Shotgun Software
In a blog post today , Don Parker first reminds us that SHOTGUN SOFTWARE IS NOT GOING AWAY. It's just going to get better.  If you're considRead More
NABShow 2014: International
One of the things that makes NABShow so great is the ability to come together with 1,000s of friends at a time in a single spot! Sure, it'd beRead More
NAB 2014 NABShow is PEOPLE
People have argued about the necessity of big trade shows.  Why travel from halfway around the world to see a presentation that might be availablRead More
NAB 2014: Plugin Pavilion
At NABShow, there are many exhibitors who return year after year, providing broadcasters with the latest news from their company.  And, year after Read More
MODBOOK. macbook+wacom
Modbook is back. But is it more than it's previous incarnation? I reviewed the original modbook a few years ago.  It was a new concept then, and Read More

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