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  • Creating 'The Fairest Of Them All'
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    Creating 'The Fairest Of Them All'

    As children, we grew up reading the fairy-tale about Snow White. Recently, Universal Pictures introduced us to a new take on this classic with the feature film “Snow White and the Huntsman,” which con ...

    June 28, 2012

  • Powering MIB 3's Smoke Sims
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    Powering MIB 3's Smoke Sims

    Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) has a long legacy of technical innovation, tapping NVIDIA Quadro professional GPUs for feature film visual effects, ranging from Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs to Ali ...

    June 20, 2012

  • Designing 'Prometheus'
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    Designing 'Prometheus'

    FX Art Director Steven Messing creates the film’s CG designs, setting the visual tone for the sci-fi thriller.

    June 13, 2012

  • Review: NewTek LightWave 11
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    Review: NewTek LightWave 11

    Any studio producing quality work knows that the last 10 percent of any production is actually 90 percent of the work. It’s in this phase of the production that the tertiary details and refinement tak ...

    June 4, 2012

  • Dell Reorganization Means Renewed Focus
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    Dell Reorganization Means Renewed Focus

    Wow, what has gotten into Dell? After slugging it out with HP in the market, with so much tit for tat, Dell has hunkered down, taken a good look at itself and the market, and is re-addressing servers ...

    May 31, 2012

  • The Senate Contributes To 'Dark Shadows'
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    The Senate Contributes To 'Dark Shadows'

    Using a wide range of CG, The Senate VFX completed 186 shots in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ “Dark Shadows,” a Tim Burton film. Anton Yri, The Senate’s visual effects supervis ...

    May 21, 2012

  • CGW Announces Silver Edge Awards
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    CGW Announces Silver Edge Awards

    This year’s 2012 NAB Show, held April 14 through 19, drew more attendees and exhibitors (which occupied more floor space) than last year.

    April 30, 2012

  • Conversation Pieces
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    Conversation Pieces

    When you see someone’s touch screen shattered into a fine spiderweb, it is hard not to say something.  You offer a sympathetic “Ouch!” or “Oh no, what happened?” What follows is typically a heart ...

    April 12, 2012

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