Costume Design

Last Chance to Visit Hollywood Costume Exhibit

Costume designers don’t make clothes – they create characters.

So suggested Deborah Nadoolman Landis, curator of the elaborate Hollywood Costume exhibition which is entering the final four days of its stay at the Wilshire May Company building in Los Angeles as part of a costume program that has run since early October in conjunction with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Nadoolman Landis has worked as a professional costume designer for 40 years and spent over seven years organizing, collecting and creating multiple media for the Hollywood Costume Exhibit. “I got my office at the Victorian Albert Museum in 2007,” she said of the London facility. “The show opened on Oct. 20, 2012. It was the biggest show in the history of the Victorian Albert Museum, and it was the biggest show in the history of The Australian Center for the Moving Image.” […]

Direction

Director David Semel Brings Phillip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle to Amazon

In his latest television outing, director David Semel engages in a frightening, but enthralling, game of “What if?”

Produced for Amazon by Ridley Scott and based on the award-winning Phillip K. Dick novel, The Man in the High Castle is an alternate history set in the aftermath of World War II, but in this telling, the Nazis and their Japanese allies were the victors. Semel directed the pilot, which is currently available through Amazon Prime’s instant video service. […]

Animation

Autodesk Memento Now Available as Public Beta

Autodesk announced that it has released a free public beta version of its Memento system for converting photos or scans into 3D models. This 3D mesh can be cleaned up, fixed, compared over time and optimized for further digital use, for physical fabrication methods like 3D printing and for 3D interactive experiences on the web. […]

Commercials

Video of the Day: “Team Meeting with Bill Lumbergh”

Brass Ideas, a new San Francisco-based ad agency, recently unveiled a new campaign for Atlassian’s HipChat that pays homage to the Twentieth Century Fox cult movie classic, Office Space. The campaign features original cast member Gary Cole reprising his role as Bill Lumbergh, the world’s worst boss.

The campaign includes several web videos directed by Tool’s JJ Adler, in addition to out of home placements and digital banners. […]

Camera

Blackmagic Cameras Help Capture Gallipoli

Australian director Glendyn Ivin and cinematographer Germain McMicking recently relied on Blackmagic URSA EF and Blackmagic 4K Production cameras to capture a variety of scenes and shots for Gallipoli – a seven-part Australian miniseries currently airing on the Nine Network to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign. Gallipoli follows the lives of soldiers in the ill-fated WWI campaign to land Australian and New Zealand forces in Turkey. […]

Film

Zoic Vancouver Creates Futuristic Effects for Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Zoic Studios recently delivered 225 VFX shots for MGM and Paramount‘s Hot Tub Time Machine 2, starring Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke and Adam Scott. Led by VFX supervisor Rocco Passionino, who was on location for the shoot in New Orleans, La., Zoic handled a wide array of visual effects to amplify the comedy, including futuristic matte paintings, high-tech graphical interfaces for a number of devices and dynamic vortexes of light and water. Passionino and the Zoic Vancouver office worked closely with director Steve Pink to create the futuristic look of the film. […]

Facility in Focus

Nomad Launches VFX Division Led by Executive Producer David Ziek

Postproduction studio Nomad announced the launch of a new visual effects and finishing division to be led by executive producer David Ziek. An industry veteran, formerly from Digital Domain, Ziek has worked on several feature films including Tron and X-Men: First Class, and commercials for brands such as Nike, Microsoft and Mercedes-Benz. […]