Colorist Asa Shoul joins Warner Bros. De Lane Lea

Warner Bros. De Lane Lea (WBDLL) has added colorist Asa Shoul to its new picture services department, which will launch this September. Shoul’s recent credits include Mission Impossible: Fallout, Baby Driver, Amazon’s Tin Star and recently received a BAFTA craft award for his work on the multi award-winning Netflix series The Crown. Continue reading

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Siggraph: StarVR One’s VR headset with integrated eye tracking

StarVR was at Siggraph 2018 with its StarVR One, its next-generation VR headset built to support the most optimal lifelike VR experience. Featuring the advanced optics, VR-optimized displays, integrated eye tracking and a vendor-agnostic tracking architecture, StarVR One is built from the ground up to support use cases in the commercial and enterprise sectors. Continue reading


Siggraph: Chaos Group releases the open beta for V-Ray for Houdini

With V-Ray for Houdini now in open beta, Chaos Group is ensuring that its rendering technology can be used on to each part of the VFX pipeline. With V-Ray for Houdini, artists can apply high-performance raytracing to all of their creative projects, connecting standard applications like Autodesk’s 3ds Max and Maya, and Foundry’s Katana and Nuke. Continue reading


2nd-gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors

At the SIGGRAPH show, AMD announced the availability of its 2nd-generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX processor with 32 cores and 64 threads. These new AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors are built using 12nm “Zen+” x86 processor architecture. Second-gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors support the most I/O and are compatible with existing AMD X399 chipset motherboards via a simple BIOS update, Continue reading


Frame.io Masters launches with director Mark Toia

The makers of the video collaboration tool Frame.io has launched Frame.io Masters, a short-film series examining the inspiration, motivation and work of master filmmakers — in their own words. The inaugural installment features commercial director Mark Toia and explores his journey in becoming an award-winning director.

“Mark Toia launched his career off a $50 job and has since flown the world many times over,” says Emery Wells, Continue reading


Sound Lounge, Mad Hat team on Sound Lounge Everywhere Atlanta

Sound Lounge has partnered with Atlanta’s Mad Hat Creative to bring its Sound Lounge Everywhere remote collaboration service to the Southeast. Sound Lounge Everywhere will allow advertising, broadcast and corporate clients in Atlanta and neighboring states to work with Sound Lounge sound editors, designers and mixers in New York in realtime and share high-quality audio and video. Continue reading


Dell EMC’s ‘Ready Solutions for AI’ now available

Dell EMC has made available its new Ready Solutions for AI, with specialized designs for Machine Learning with Hadoop and Deep Learning with Nvidia.

Dell EMC Ready Solutions for AI eliminate the need for organizations to individually source and piece together their own solutions. They offer a Dell EMC-designed and validated set of best-of-breed technologies for software — including AI frameworks and libraries — with compute, Continue reading


Ziva VFX 1.4 adds real-world physics to character creation

Ziva Dynamics has launched Ziva VFX 1.4, a major update that gives the company’s character-creation technology five new tools for production artists. With this update, creators can apply real-world physics to even more of the character creation process — muscle growth, tissue tension and the effects of natural elements, such as heavy winds and water pressure — while removing difficult steps from the rigging process. Continue reading

Allegorithmic’s Substance Painter adds subsurface scattering

Allegorithmic has released the latest additions to its Substance Painter tool, targeted to VFX, game studios and pros who are looking for ways to create realistic lighting effects. Substance Painter enhancements include subsurface scattering (SSS), new projections and fill tools, improvements to the UX and support for a range of new meshes.

Using Substance Painter’s newly updated shaders, Continue reading

Telestream intros ScreenFlow V.8 for editing, screen recording

Telestream’s ScreenFlow video editing and screen recording software for the Mac is now in Version 8. ScreenFlow V.8 adds new features including new styles and templates to help streamline editing workflows. There is also a new integrated stock media library option available.

The new templates allow users to pre-create ScreenFlow projects with placeholder clips in the timeline for important recorded media, Continue reading