After its Oscar nomination, ILM unveils more post-production goodness work on The Avengers

After its Oscar nomination, ILM unveils more post-production goodness work on The Avengers
Posted by on Jan 15, 2013

In a precedent post, I have introduced you to the awesome work of ILM on the incredible one-shot closing battle that introduce the whole team of super-heroes working together. Now that ILM’s effects work on The Avengers got a nomination for the Oscars, they has a new surprise for us…

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CES 2013 – My highlight from this year’s exposition: better than Apple’s retina screens and Color Reference monitors.

CES 2013 – My highlight from this year’s exposition: better than Apple’s retina screens and Color Reference monitors.
Posted by on Jan 9, 2013

As expected, this new edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (aka CES) has been less than exciting. This will certainly be the year of the fitness gadgets. Everyone is trying to take on Fitbit and a few other pioneers in this domain. I will spare you the infinite list of low cost tablets to concentrate of what is, in my view, the highlight of the show for colorists in quest for a new reference display.

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The Power of Grading: understand why color correcting can take a long time

The Power of Grading: understand why color correcting can take a long time
Posted by on Jan 6, 2013

Color correcting a shot takes time. Depending on the expectations (and needs) of your clients (directors & producers alike),  it can be a relative short job but for the most demanding, this can turn to be quite time consuming. , an Aussie colorist guy made a very well done video demonstrating why a 30 second spot took him almost 25 hours to grade on a very high end top-of-the-line grading system (Baselight 4). See the movie after the jump!

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The best scene of The Avengers is an awesome work of post-production.

The best scene of The Avengers is an awesome work of post-production.
Posted by on Dec 29, 2012

Do you remember this great scene in The Avengers? You know, the long, panning one-shot that showcases all six Avengers, working together to kick Chitauri butt all around midtown Manhattan. Remember? Good.

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Around the ‘The Hobbit’: Color Correcting ‘The Lord Of The Ring’

Around the ‘The Hobbit’: Color Correcting ‘The Lord Of The Ring’
Posted by on Dec 23, 2012

Have you already seen Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit? If so, you surely remember its first trilogy ‘The Lord of the Rings”. In the DVD & Blu-ray sets (Amazon still offers them at a great price!), you can find a very long and interesting behind-the-scene of the three movies but one part is of most interest to us, colorists: the grading of the movie.

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Motype, the awesome plugin for FCP X, Premiere Pro, AE & FCP7 is on sale today! [U]

Motype, the awesome plugin for FCP X, Premiere Pro, AE & FCP7 is on sale today! [U]
Posted by on Dec 18, 2012

Created by Yanobox,  Motype is a stunning text animation plug-in for Final Cut Pro 7 and X, Motion, Premiere Pro and After Effects based on FxFactory.

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The MacVideo Promo Holiday Bundle includes BoinxTV, Boris Continuum 3D, Martini and more for a $1,300 saving!

The MacVideo Promo Holiday Bundle includes BoinxTV, Boris Continuum 3D, Martini and more for a $1,300 saving!
Posted by on Dec 10, 2012

This might be the best bundle for video semi-professionals & professionals all alike. A $1,500+ value, the MacVideo Promo Holiday Bundle is the world’s best bundle of video software and tools for Mac video enthusiasts. This unique bundle gives you:

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Apple updates Final Cut Pro X to 10.0.7, Motion to 5.0.6 & Compressor to 4.0.6

Apple updates Final Cut Pro X  to 10.0.7, Motion to 5.0.6 & Compressor to 4.0.6
Posted by on Dec 6, 2012

Only a few weeks after updating Final Cut Pro X to 10.0.6, Apple updates once again Final Cut Pro X with a maintenance & bug fix release.

This update addresses the following issues (from Apple.com):

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Ashdod Port Visitor Center got a Silver Plaque at INTERCOM 2012

Ashdod Port Visitor Center got a Silver Plaque at INTERCOM 2012
Posted by on Dec 6, 2012

I’m very proud to announce that the Ashdod Port Visitor Center got a Silver Plaque in the category “Visitor Center” at INTERCOM 2012, part of the Chicago International Film Festival.

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Motorola LTE Network – A new tactical vision

Motorola LTE Network – A new tactical vision
Posted by on Nov 20, 2012

Imagine that Azrieli Center, an iconic commercial building in the center of Tel-Aviv, is hit by a missile. Imagine the destruction, the panic, the confusing and the distress around the destructed site. Now remember 9/11 and how each rescue team didn’t succeed to team all together and led to more victims. What is the best way to avoid the same chaos and confusion?

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