Volume: 27 Issue: 5 (May 2004)

Features

The Alamo Rerendered
On February 23, 1836, some 180 people—Americans who had settled in a northern part of Mexico called Texas, as well as the Tijanos who lived there, and a group of cavalry men—prepared to defend a fort ...
Beautiful People
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but it would be a mistake to assume that our notions of human beauty are completely subjective. Though exceptions exist, people tend to agree about who's ...
Double Coverage
Given the wealth of entertainment options available to us, our time and attention are divided amongst television, digital video recorders, DVD players, computer and console games, camera-equipped and ...
After Effects
The tremendous critical and financial success of Shrek, which received the first Best Feature Animation Oscar and earned more than $480 million dollars in box-office revenues, made a sequel ...

Department

Products - 5/04 - Part 1

Customizable Content
Consumers are increasingly savvy in their media habits. Today, they are much more empowered to make decisions about how they are going to spend their time, instead of just sitting there, forced to ...
Liquid Edition 5.5
You tend to expect a great deal from a company that has won nine Emmy Awards. With Liquid Edition 5.5, Pinnacle Systems delivers. The company put a great deal of thought into this editing system, and ...
Products - 5/04 - Part 2

User Focus - 5/04
"Purpose" begins with a shot of a surreal sky, comprised of individual blocks. Next, the first raindrop, in the form of a red block, falls. More pieces begin falling in rapid succession until a deluge ...
Market Outlook, Industry News - 5/04
What's driving this renewed optimism? New projects remain the top new business opportunity for 93 percent of all studios and facilities—up 6 percent from a year ago. At the top of this list are ...
Just Pretty Faces?
Digital actors get no respect from film directors and producers. In most cases, that has been for good reason. The so-called “synthespians” that have made it to the big screen have appeared stiff and ...
Alienware Design Challenge
First Runner-up "Taming the Bugbears" by Liu Wei of China commands attention with the model's flowing, transparent antennae, produced with a layered shader function within Maya.
FireGL X2-256t
ATI has been producing the FireGL line of OpenGL graphics cards for quite some time. Starting with Diamond, and then continuing with ATI after a merger, the FireGL cards always have been solid ...
The HDV Revolution
After all, JVC's original positioning for this new HD-on-DV format envisioned a high-definition future with consumers shooting vacations and birthday parties in HD and playing them back on JVC's ...
Dell Precision 650
Dell computers have long been dependable solutions for home and office computing. But in the world of high-end workstation hardware, Dell is not the first name that springs to mind. To remedy that, ...
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