**warning: possible spoilers**
This one hurts. I feel like Lex Luther just shoved a kryptonite shiv into my side. I feel weak, drugged, hungover. I want to turn into evil Superman from Superman III after he's exposed to red kryptonite.…Continue
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The trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (coming out on December 13, 2013) has just been released! Check it out.
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Hot off the presses: the first images from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, set for release in 2D and 3D on Friday, December 13.
Sweeping city view from The…Continue
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Not much screen time has been devoted to the DC Universe character Nightwing, the grown-up evolution of Batman's sidekick Robin, but award-winning indie filmmaker Hisonni Johnson aims to change…Continue
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Following an unintentional leak on the Green Man Gaming* website, EA has confirmed the upcoming release of a new DLC pack on May 28. The downloadable content will apparently provide users with a bevy of new buildings -- specifically, amusement park rides.
Which is great news. I've been…Continue
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Star Trek Into Darkness is a smart, modern action-adventure that comes closer to being a great movie than director JJ Abrams’ previous effort, Star Trek (2009). If Abrams ultimately falls short in his quixotic quest to fuse Trek with Wars, there's still a lot of incidental pleasure to be had on the way.
**SPOILER ALERT** If you haven't seen the movie, don't scroll any further!…Continue
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On May 6, Adobe announced that Creative Suite® 6 will be the last boxed CS product available to customers for purchase.
Adobe made the announcement at the…Continue
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In late 2011, the folks at Amsterdam-based VFX studio Planet X FX decided they'd had it with lugging around armfuls of paper. Scribbles of notes for on-set VFX data like camera measurements, lenses and take info were filling up their office. Photos of sets, slates and notes were…Continue
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On Sunday, The Guardian posted an article on the VFX protest at the Oscars, describing the R&H speech cutoff and the scene outside, identifying the demonstrators as "VFX technicians." It was early, and I let it slide - tweeting the story to VFXG's followers. Below is the short conversation that followed, which I'm still chuckling over two days later.…Continue
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In 2010, the McKinsey Global Institute published a comprehensive report on the current state of African economies. In the report, Africa's collective GDP was…Continue
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The original Guild Wars, released in 2005, was quite a different beast from ArenaNet's 2012 follow-up Guild Wars 2. The unique MMORPG eschewed monthly subscription fees, focused prominently on player vs player combat and was heavily instanced.…Continue
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Since the release of the Nintendo Entertainment System in the mid 80's, journalists and pundits have been fond of declaring the "death of PC gaming". While PCs have not always been competitive with consoles when it comes to technical specifications (early PCs having no specific hardware…Continue
Added by Jeffrey Joseph on November 15, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Working in entertainment can be exhilarating, but transience is the nature of the industry: at any time, a project could be cancelled, shelved, or simply completed -- leaving everyone involved looking for work. It's an industry where profit drives many decisions, and contract…Continue
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Scott Ross, who founded Digital Domain nearly two decades ago along with James Cameron and Stan Winston, reached out to me this afternoon in response to my article, “The Downfall of Digital Domain.” In a phone…Continue
Among other fascinating talks and presentations, SIGGRAPH 2012 was host to a lively two hour panel entitled "High Frame Rate Cinema: Impacts on Art and Technology." The panel, composed of heavy hitters in the film industry and VFX community, was assembled to discuss the controversial subject of stepping outside the…Continue
Founded in 2009 by Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler and Charles Adler, Kickstarter is one of the world's most popular project funding platforms. Since its launch, the website has helped give birth to tens of thousands of creative projects that would…Continue
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