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Recent Blog Posts in 2012

  • Kickstarter: 'Baby Snakes'

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    Fundar, a newly formed interactive game studio that brings "all ages fun and casual games" to market, has put "Baby Snakes" on its Kickstarter crowd funding page. "Baby Snakes" is the follow-up casual game to "Snake Mayhem," one of the first classic ... Continue reading "Kickstarter: 'Baby Snakes'" »

    October 15, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • Kickstarting 'The Goon'

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    Mobsters. Zombies. Killer robots. Demon priests. Sound like your typical animated film? Not quite. Now, it just has to get made. David Fincher, Blur Studio, Eric Powell and Dark Horse Entertainment have come together to launch a Kickstarter campaign ... Continue reading "Kickstarting 'The Goon'" »

    October 15, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • Video Editing: Making The Switch From Mac To PC

    Posted By David Bourne

    In my work as a video editor and as an instructor, I try to focus on the importance of storytelling over the importance of the tools. But it's hard. Good storytelling elements never change, whereas video editing tools change like the weather. For ... Continue reading "Video Editing: Making The Switch From Mac To PC" »

    September 18, 2012 | Permalink

  • SIGGRAPH 2012: Graphics Is As Exciting As Ever

    Posted By Kathleen Maher

    I stayed at SIGGRAPH all the way through, and I even heard the bag pipes play "Amazing Grace" when SIGGRAPH closed. If anyone knows why they play "Amazing Grace" at the end of trade shows, please let me know. Playing a hymn to send everyone home is ... Continue reading "SIGGRAPH 2012: Graphics Is As Exciting As Ever" »

    August 14, 2012 | Permalink

  • SIGGRAPH: Tuesday

    Posted By George Maestri

    The trade show floor opened this morning, and the show got into full swing. The trade show seemed a bit bigger and more fleshed out this year, perhaps indicating that travel budgets are getting healthier. As usual, the show floor was a mix of ... Continue reading "SIGGRAPH: Tuesday" »

    August 8, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • SIGGRAPH: Monday

    Posted By George Maestri

    Mondays at Siggraph are usually fairly quiet. The show really heats up when the trade show opens on Tuesday, so most of the people at the show on Monday are there for the papers, panels, and art exhibits. Still, there were quite a few things to see. ... Continue reading "SIGGRAPH: Monday" »

    August 7, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • SIGGRAPH: LA, We Love It!

    Posted By Kathleen Maher

    Siggraph returns to LA and the clans gather from all over the world Siggraph is a hardy organization built from the work of true-believing volunteers working within the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) is addicted to LA. Los Angeles, home to ... Continue reading "SIGGRAPH: LA, We Love It!" »

    August 7, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • Epic Graphics

    Posted By Andrew Burnes

    Last year at GDC 2011, Epic Games unveiled their Unreal Engine 3 Samaritan demo in partnership with NVIDIA, giving gamers a preview of next-generation graphics. Pushing three GeForce GTX 580s operating in SLI to their limit, Samaritan wowed all with ... Continue reading "Epic Graphics" »

    June 12, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • Nvidia's VGX Technology

    Posted By Alex Herrera

    Nvidia fills its annual Graphics Technology Conference (GTC) with details on all kinds of uses for its GPUs. This year, the company showcased VGX, a technology for harnessing its new Kepler GPUs as remote renderers to serve many, potentially distant ... Continue reading "Nvidia's VGX Technology" »

    June 5, 2012 | Permalink

  • Nvidia GPUs Render Stunning Visuals In Transformers Ride

    Posted By Dominick Spina

    Universal Studios took the wraps off its latest attraction recently, a $40 million technological tour de force stuffed with more high-tech gadgetry than an electronics superstore. The new Transformers: The Ride at Universal Studios, Hollywood, is ... Continue reading "Nvidia GPUs Render Stunning Visuals In Transformers Ride" »

    May 30, 2012 | Permalink

  • Disney/Pixar's Action-Adventure 'Brave'

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    Studios have capitalized on film projects for years through a variety of avenues - from action toys, to theme-park attractions, to theatrical performances, to cruises with characters. Now there are inspired adventures. As Disney prepares to release ... Continue reading "Disney/Pixar's Action-Adventure 'Brave'" »

    May 24, 2012 | Permalink

  • Facebook IPO

    Posted By Darren Hayes

    Today we witnessed one of the most incredible Initial Public Offerings (IPO), as Facebook went public. Analysts had estimated that after going public, the company's valuation may reach $100 billion. They were close. It's valuation was $104.2 billion. ... Continue reading "Facebook IPO" »

    May 18, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • A Trip To Ancient Egypt

    Posted By Karen Moltenbrey

    One of the items on my "bucket list" is to visit the pyramids in Egypt. Ever since I was in junior high school, I have been fascinated by these great tombs and the associated rituals, antiquities, and mysteries associated with them. How did these ... Continue reading "A Trip To Ancient Egypt" »

    May 9, 2012 | Permalink

  • 5 Ways To Know When You're Done

    Posted By Jason Womack

    Five Ways to Know When You're Done with What You're Doing HOBOKEN, NJ - If you often feel like you've barely skimmed the surface of what you should have accomplished on a given work day, I have a secret for you. When you learn to "know when you're ... Continue reading "5 Ways To Know When You're Done" »

    March 8, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)

  • BFX Imageworks Completes VES Package

    Posted By Steven M. Blasini

    LOS ANGELES - BFX Imageworks (www.bfximageworks.com) designed and executed the entire animated graphics package displayed at the 10th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards ceremony, in addition to editing and producing the Nominee Montage reel that ... Continue reading "BFX Imageworks Completes VES Package" »

    March 7, 2012 | Permalink

  • The Technology Behind The VFX In Hugo

    Posted By Efrain Rovira

    What an exciting time for Pixomondo who won their first Academy Award for their visual effects work on "Hugo" at the 84th Academy Awards! Visual effects supervisor Ben Grossmann and digital effects supervisor Alex Henning of Pixomondo, along with ... Continue reading "The Technology Behind The VFX In Hugo" »

    March 6, 2012 | Permalink | Comments(0)