Chaos Group has released V-Ray 3.0 for Maya, delivering a powerful new set of features and optimizations focused on speeding up lighting, look development, and rendering workflows.
AJA Video Systems' Io 4K device for professional video and audio I/O was used to facilitate 4K playback for VFX review on director David Fincher’s Gone Girl, from 20th Century Fox and New Regency.
Independent visual effects company Milk has standardized on Shotgun for production management and tracking. Based in London, the boutique studio that recently celebrated its one-year anniversary focuses on delivering high end VFX for television and film.
London-based production company Studio Lambert is using Forbidden Technologies’ Forscene for the quick-turn production of Channel 4's Gogglebox. Part of all3media, which is the U.K.'s largest independent television, film, and digital production and distribution company, Studio Lambert uses Forscene to search and select clips from the rushes while editing is in progress on the observational documentary.
Airbag Productions, in Melbourne used Frankie for both interactive and independent reviews during the creation of a commercial for Vauxhall Insignia, which features creative CG images of metallic birds, bulls and dolphins that morph into each other and the car.
With all the attention focused on a film’s visuals, its audio sometimes receives insufficient attention. The best cinematography and visual finish can be ruined by inadequate audio post-production, an outcome that separates the amateur from the professional filmmaker.
DiaQuest Products announced today that ProductionLink for Adobe Premiere Pro and ProductionLink for Adobe After Effects plug-ins are compatible with Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 and are available through a new Adobe Marketplace Web site, creative.adobe.com/addons.
Encore uses a global post workflow for the on-site dailies and post-production services for all 12 episodes of the Fox series 24: Live Another Day. Shot in London, Encore's local office manages the dailies workflow and then pipes footage back to Encore Hollywood for online editing, coloring and finishing.
Cospective has introduced new pricing plans for its Frankie video review-and-approval system, starting at just $49 per month. Frankie has also added new features and doubled quotas for our existing customers worldwide. With three levels of service, Frankie now caters to everyone from individual freelancers to the largest studios.
Montreal-based effects house Rodeo FX recently finished work on the new independent feature film Birdman, to be released by New Regency later this year. The VFX studio has created a collaborative workflow to facilitate working with clients and creatives around the world.