A FILM FIT FOR A KING!

KING LEAR: THE FILM A Talawa Theatre Company / Royal Exchange Theatre / Saffron Cherry TV production in association with Lion Eyes TV. FREE RELEASE, BEGINNING 11 JULY, 2016 FILMED AT THE ROYAL EXCHANGE THEATRE, MANCHESTER Watch at bbc.co.uk/shakespeare from July to September 2016 Further release platforms to be announced “…Lear is the Everest of roles, and Don Warrington, in Michael …

Response to last post about colour perception and Grading suite set up

This is just a wide taken on my phone, so a little grainy and ironically the colour values are all off, but you get the idea. From the last post from Craig Leedham we had a couple of requests to have a look at how we’ve implemented the theory at The Den (Our post production Facility).. we promised an example, so …

Online Tutorials

Written by Steve Clarkson – Visual Effects Supervisor at The Den Post Production It’s a task to keep track of the prolific updates in applications and also learning new software to keep ahead of the game. I remember from my college days asking my tutor why we didn’t get more software training, to which the reply was “Software is just a …

After Effects CC performance we’ve chosen to ignore

I’ve been using After Effects CC since it’s release a few weeks back, and I’m getting to grips with improved features such as the 3D camera tracker, C4D integrated workflow, Adobe auto file-change updating and all the many small changes too. However, not meaning to rain on Adobe’s parade, I watched this video by  Lou Borella which points out a significant performance …

After Effects CC & Cineware

It’s here! A major change to After Effects if you’re a Cinema 4D user. And if you’re not, then I’d highly recommend looking into it. The thought of using a 3D package was slightly daunting to me as a 2D motionographer, but  Maxon’s 3D interface is very user friendly and easy to pick up with plenty of free & paid …

Digital animated typography can now follow print

Although there are some restrictions to designing titles for digital media, things have moved on since Standard def formats. Here’s a nice example of beautiful, tactile typography, which can inspire what we do in digital media… animated, in clear (and almost tactile) HD, 2K and beyond. Vimeo has a few animated typography channels, this being one I keep a close …

The Cinema 4D – After Effects workflow about to get better

Although we are yet to see full control of 3D objects (3D Lighting, xyz rotation & model manipulation) in After Effects’ 2.5D environment, the integration between C4D and After Effects CS7 will get a whole lot better using Cineware. For those who want a basic solution to AfterEffects’ limited 3D manipulation & compositing can use the useful ‘3D Element‘ plugin, but despite …