Virtual production: the transition to real-time filmmaking

In this, the second episode of The Pulse, host Mike Seymour, Co-Founder of fxguide is joined by Sam Nicholson, ASC, CEO and Founder of Stargate Studios; Felix Jorge, CEO and Creative Director at Happy Mushroom; and Matt Madden, currently Director of Virtual Production at Epic Games. Together, they look at how real-time filmmaking and virtual […]

If you are new to A.I., exploring what’s what, and thinking of investing in an NVIDIA Jetson Nano single board computer, you might want to take a look at the open source Jetson AI-Computer Emulator first. It’s an application-level emulator of the Jetson hardware that has been created by machine-learning software engineer Tea Vui Huang. […]

During his 4K restoration of classic Silly Symphony Disney animation The Skeleton Dance from 1929, editor Adam Maciaszek used an artificial neural network to stabilise the intense flicker in the original, clean up detail and improve the resolution. For comparison, here is the 1929 original. To optimise the viewing experience, Adam recommends watching the restored […]

If you have never seen it before, this incredibly detailed, engrossing and seductive award-winning 16-minute animated film is based on scientific observation data from the Japan Meteorological Agency Himawai-8 satellite, which is situated 35786 km above Earth. The film was a winner of the Vimeo Staff Pick Award at the 2019 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, […]

A behind-the-scenes look at how the Director and creative team made the most of what virtual production currently offers, and then began to think of new ways of working. Over 50 percent of The Mandalorian Season 1 was filmed using this ground-breaking new methodology, eliminating the need for location shoots entirely. Instead, actors in The […]

The Age of A.I. is a 8 part documentary series hosted by Robert Downey Jr. covering the ways Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Neural Networks will change the world. We have always wondered whether other intelligent life exists in this galaxy, but for the first time we have the technology to help answer that question. […]

Epic Games has published a new Virtual Production Primer containing more than 15 hours of curated content in a self-paced learning path, comprising eight courses and 10 videos. The primer teaches the fundamentals of Unreal Engine and real-time production, and how these skills and techniques may be applied to the emerging area of virtual production. […]

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