Latest in: Finds
Just ran across this interesting Tumblog that reduces films to a barcode. The image shown here is from Inception. While I don't know their exact process, it looks like they are essentially taking frames from the films (reduced to a tiny size, a couple pixels at most) and stacking …
February 28, 2011
I got this link to a 1898 yearbook (30MB PDF warning) for The West Side High School from my sister-in-law. It's a fascinating glimpse of life over a century ago, but what I found more amazing were the ads, like the one to the left. It's well worth …
April 21, 2010
While I would rather have better control of the title-/sction-safe within the built-in overlay, this is the next best thing. DH Widesafe from Digital Heaven. The downside it that it uses a video track and will cause re-renders if you use it frequently. Still, it's better than nothing.
November 23, 2009
I just found out about Ramen, an open-source, node-based compositing application today. It looks promising, if for no reason other than to get node-based workflows in the hands of more people. I'll have to give this a try tonight when I get home… Maybe. The only way to …
November 9, 2009
With so many newspapers seeing decline in their physical circulation, it's nice to see a paper like the New York Times embracing the flexibility of content that the Internet can offer. Recently, their After Effects workflow was posted on It's a little rough and they fully admit …
October 28, 2009
A Behind-the-scenes about the "HBO Starship" intro from the 1980s. It's good to remind ourselves how far effects, graphics, & animation have come in only 30 years. I'm also tempted to use some of these techniques digitally. [via Motionographer]
October 15, 2009
I'm really growing tired of this typography treatment, but this video is done very well and I love the message. [via swissmiss]
October 1, 2009
I ran across this quiz today on Ironic Sans: So you think you can tell Arial from Helvetica? Several logos using Helvetica were altered to use Arial. Pretty ingenious test. I scored 20/20, but Mattell & Toyota were difficult as they are all caps and don't use the …
September 29, 2009
Typical motion capture uses tracking points placed on the actor at specific areas. This usually only works really well for skeletal tracking, like position of joints, etc. Though, it has been taken to extremes for films such as Appleseed where many tracking point were placed on actors' faces. …
August 26, 2009
I can honestly say I've run across each of these: I know it's from 2006, and I'm clearly late to the game, but this will always be relevant. For more from Brand Camp, check out Tom Fishbourne's page.
August 14, 2009

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