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2
Sep

The Drills (with Phil X) – Play Deep Purple’s “Highway Star”

OK, so my site is definitely in need of a little Rock ‘N Roll!!  Here’s Phil X with his group, The Drills, doing their version of Deep Purple’s “Highway Star”!

BTW — If you are a guitar player, and especially love great classic electric guitars and amps, you should definitely watch Phil X’s Friday videos. He profiles great classic electric guitars by playing the heck out of them, interspersed with wisecracks, insanity, shredding and occasional bits of wisdom. You can subscribe to them via the frettedamericana channel. Very entertaining!

24
Jul

The technology of Michael Jackson reborn | fxguide

Another great article by Mike Seymour of FxGuide.com. Amazing technology brings Michael back for an encore performance!

The technology of Michael Jackson reborn | fxguide.

9
Oct

▶ The Great Gatsby 2013 Visual Effects Before & After Clip [HD] – YouTube

Fantastic Visual Effects – scene extensions, blue screen replacements, CGI, camera tracking – it’s got it all!

▶ The Great Gatsby 2013 Visual Effects Before & After Clip [HD] – YouTube.

24
Sep

Box on Vimeo

This is so amazing! Three coordinated motion control rigs – one holding the camera, plus an overhead projector, I think. All choreographed to perfection and performed live. Spectacular!

Box from Bot & Dolly on Vimeo.

Box explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping onto moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera. http://www.botndolly.com/box

26
Jun

Thomas Leeb – Comfortably Numb Pink Floyd acoustic cover solo – YouTube

This is cool on so many levels! I love the solo arrangement, the multiple camera angles, the setting and the way the strings seem to warble and wobble because of the CMOS video camera sensor’s scanning!

Thomas Leeb – Comfortably Numb Pink Floyd acoustic cover solo – YouTube.

10
Mar

Mike Dawes – Somebody That I Used To Know Gotye – Solo Guitar – YouTube

I have to post a link to this wonderful guitar arrangement of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know”. Fantastic!

Mike Dawes – Somebody That I Used To Know Gotye – Solo Guitar – YouTube.

1
Mar

On the Visual Effects Artists Protest Outside the Oscars, and the Dire Financial State of the VFX Industry | /Film

In case you were off the grid this past week, you missed one of the biggest stories about the Visual Effects industry to come along in quite a while! Here’s the lowdown…

On the Visual Effects Artists Protest Outside the Oscars, and the Dire Financial State of the VFX Industry | /Film.

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1
Mar

“The art of RAW”

This animation rocks!

fxguide.com has a nice write-up about it here

16
Dec

The Hobbit: Weta returns to Middle-earth

fxguide.com does it again with the most extensive coverage of the visual effects in the movie, “The Hobbit”!

The Hobbit: Weta returns to Middle-earth.

13
Nov

Sensology

This is a truly amazing piece of graphic animation.

Click the Watch on YouTube button, set the resolution to the highest setting and make it full screen!

Enjoy!

26
Oct

Kon-Tiki Making of on Vimeo


Kon-Tiki Making of from Important Looking Pirates on Vimeo

18
Oct

The Green Ruby Pumpkin

Here’s a phenomenal piece done by a couple ofSenior visual effects artists – Miguel Ortega and Tran Ma. In their living room…

The Green Ruby Pumpkin from miguel ortega on Vimeo.

This “making of” video will give you a better idea of just how much creative effects work went into the piece!

The Making of The Green Ruby Pumpkin from miguel ortega on Vimeo.

2
Oct

Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile And Stuart Duncan: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

17
Aug

Are Some Fonts More Believable Than Others? | Co.Design: business + innovation + design

 

Are Some Fonts More Believable Than Others? | Co.Design: business + innovation + design.

16
Aug

How many colors are really in a rainbow? – Starts With A Bang

So, how many colors can we see…?

How many colors are really in a rainbow? – Starts With A Bang.