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Review: Blackmagic Design’s Fusion 7.6 Studio

This compositing pro gives us an overview of the newest version.

By Joël Gibbs

Blackmagic made big news with its acquisition of Eyeon last year, and it didn’t take long for them to rebrand the software and make the tool its own. The acquisition happened in mid September, and by December 19, Fusion 7.6 Studio was shipping.

Personally, I was pretty excited about the acquisition. Those of us that have been using Fusion for a few years (I’m pretty recent, picking it up about five or six years ago) were worried about the product’s future. Fusion the software was still great, but there were marketing issues, and third-party developers were pulling away from it. Now Blackmagic has put Fusion back in the Continue reading

Behind the Title: Magnetic Dreams director/compositor Joël Gibbs

NAME: Joël Gibbs

COMPANY: Magnetic Dreams (@MagneticDreams)

CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR COMPANY?
Magnetic Dreams is an animation studio located in Nashville. We handle a variety of projects ranging from VFX, motion graphics to full CG spots.

WHAT’S YOUR JOB TITLE?
Well, it’s sort of a two-headed beast title: Director and Lead Compositor.

WHAT DOES THAT ENTAIL?
Being a smaller studio, you tend to wear several hats. For me, I’ve somehow worked my way
into being at both ends of the production spectrum. It works out pretty well, since I can Continue reading