Wednesday, June 25, 2014

TNG Visual Effects: Behind-the-Scenes

Come with us as we 3D scan Victoria the Sword Fighter, Carolyn the Pirate Vampire, and Bryan the Viking in our studio in Los Angeles. It was a very exciting day for the team at TNG!



 
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Jurassic Park Before and After VFX Shots

Jurassic Park was released 21 years ago and the visual effects are still amazing. Take a look at this before and after clip of the most memorable and terrifying scenes that really brought this film to life.

 
 
 
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Making of Maleficent

Head over to the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood on Thurs 6/26 for a special behind-the-scenes look at the visual effects for Disney’s recent live-action blockbuster Maleficent.



 
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MPC wins only VFX Gold Lion awarded Cannes 2014

MPC was the only studio to win Gold in the VFX category for Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag: Defy at Cannes Lions 2014.
 
 
 
 
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Friday, June 20, 2014

Final Trailer for Dawn of the Planets of the Apes

Coming to theaters on July 11th, Fox releases the final trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

 
 
 
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Blacklist Directors Dvein Win Design Award at AICP

Blacklist Directors Dvein won the design award for Magma, the film created to launch Adobe's Creative Cloud system.





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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Technology of Michael Jackson Reborn

Stephen Rosenbaum created Michael Jackson's digital Billboard performance which presented excellent facial animation built on a range of technologies from LightStage facial capture to motion capture. Check it out.




 
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Neville Page Creativity Workshop

Neville Page, a veteran concept artist who has worked on many films like Avatar, Star Trek and The Amazing Spider-Man, will be presenting at The Art Institute in San Bernardino, CA this Saturday, June 21st.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

10 Movie Franchises Set to Hit the Big Screen in 2015

Take a look at the VFX packed films that are set to come out in 2015.
 
 
 
 
 
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The Making of Maleficent

A team of 320 people worked on Maleficent and put a lot of work and detail into creating a very realistic digital double for Angelina Jolie's character.

 
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Live. Die. Repeat the effects

Take a look at the visual effects created for #EdgeofTomorrow. We had the pleasure of providing some of the 3d scanning for this film. If you haven't had a chance to see it, get to the theater!








 
 
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Facial Expressions Using Blend Shapes

Did you know it takes 30 to 40 expressions to make a character come to life? Read about the steps it takes to create lively facial performance.
 
 
 
 
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