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spiderman featurette with lizard footage

It speaks In this featurette, we get a few glimpses of the Lizard speaking.  It’s hard to say if the talking cgi creature is successful with these short clips, but the voice isn’t very menacing at this point.  Sounds like … Continue reading

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sony HX750 55 inch review

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Picture Quality 8 3D Experience 10 Audio 8.5 Built in Wi-Fi 5  Applications 7 Value 7.5 Overall 8   A consumer’s take on the upgrade to 3D, 55″, and LED My first and only flat-screen was a 40″ Samsung LN40A550P3F … Continue reading

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the cabin in the woods review

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by Rich Fallat 9.2/10 If you haven’t watched the movie yet, read at your own peril. For most of those yet to see The Cabin in the Woods, cat is out of the bag.  This is a movie that attempts … Continue reading

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tips for creating a demo reel that lands you a job

  demo reel, more important than a diploma When hunting for a job, the key element of the visual effects artist’s portfolio is the demo reel. I’ve sat through showreel review sessions on many occasions, and will give you some … Continue reading

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control computer with hand gestures

iOS control without smudging the screen

Saw this cool piece of technology that allows you to control your Mac with iOS like gestures and never touch the screen.  Very much like the kinect, but way cooler because it’s able to track your individual finger movements (or chopsticks if you prefer).

This totally reminds me of the film “Minority Report”, when Tom Cruise’s character was interacting with those holographic computers.  He used swiping hand gestures, and various buttons and knobs snapped to his fingertips for added control functions.  Imagine the possibilities.

This tech still seems to be in it’s infancy and the website is a bit general, but it’s a clear glimpse into the future of the way we’ll control our media boxes.  The Leap is on pre-order now, but I’ll wait to see some reviews before sinking $70 into the first prototype.

 

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marvel’s the avengers review

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by Rich Fallat 8.0/10 “The Avengers” is breaking box-office records left and right.  The culmination of characters, developed in 3 different movies unite as an all-star team to defeat the evil Lokie (Tom Hiddleston).  It was everything a movie-goer could … Continue reading

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4 minute preview of “the amazing spiderman”

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  Essentially, one scene was added to the beginning of the theatrical trailer released a few days ago.  Spiderman lands on top of a bridge only to to find the Lizard causing a raucous.  He slings his web to catch … Continue reading

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imageworks technical papers

  spi siggraph papers gathered in one place http://library.imageworks.com/ There are some really informative pdf’s assembled on the imageworks website that were presented at SIGGRAPH over the years. Check them out,  if you’re like myself and  in to that sort … Continue reading

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new spiderman trailer drops

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packed with tons of new footage Check out the latest “The Amazing Spiderman” trailer.  Some of my texture painting and lookdev work is in there. Overall, I think it was a pretty exciting trailer.  Well paced, and they incorporated some … Continue reading

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one of my spiderman lookdev assets released

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the peter parker camera As the release date gets closer, more and more content from “The Amazing Spiderman” is being released.  I’m very interested to see how it turns out. The camera was texture painted by Nathan Boyd and I … Continue reading

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