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New Developements for Underwater Cinematographers.

"After consulting with specialists in the animal world, as well as pioneers in aquatic cinematography, Perrin and Cluzaud worked with an armada of experts to develop or modify innovative technologies that achieved the cinematic quality and maneuverability required to realize their vision."

http://blog.entertainmentengineering.com/2010/10/22/ocean-filmmakers-inn...

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Holographic Displays by Prologue for Iron Man 2

 "From heads-up displays to preternaturally responsive real-time 3D interfaces, Tony Stark is augmented as much by stunning graphics as by his trademark power suit."

Several great videos after the jump:

http://motionographer.com/features/prologue-iron-man-2/ [via John Karner]

'Beautiful Modeler’: Multi-Touch Virtual 3D Clay for iPad

"“Beautiful Modeler” is a pair of applications that lets you sculpt virtual modeling-clay with your fingers, thanks to the iPad’s multi-touch capabilities."

Video after the jump.

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/11/beautiful-modeler-multi-touch-vir...

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Realtime Rig Removal

"The software works by dramatically reducing the quality of the video, removing the offending object (identified by your drawing a circle around it), and then improving the video quality back to its original state – all within 40 milliseconds."

 

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IBEW Local 40 will be holding its’ 3rd Informational Meeting

"This historic meeting will be held on Sunday November 7th 1pm. at The American Legion Hall located @ 5309 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City CA. 90230."

http://effectscorner.blogspot.com/2010/11/reminder-vfx-union-meeting-nov-7.html [via Scott Squires]

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IFTA Screening THE TERMINATOR at the Egyptian Theatre

Wednesday, November 17, 2010, at 7:30PM
American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Shadow Passes for the Mona Lisa

"For a long time, scientists and curators have wondered how da Vinci created shadows on her face with seemingly no brushstrokes or contours. Art experts call this shadowing technique sfumato—like the Italian word for smoke, fumo."

Leonardo was perhaps the first honorary member of the Visual Effects Society.

http://www.economist.com/node/16635928?story_id=16635928&fsrc=scn/tw/te/...

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THE VES HANDBOOK OF VISUAL EFFECTS Is Now Available As An E-Book For Your Kindle

"THE VES HANDBOOK OF VISUAL EFFECTS, now nominated for a PROSE Award

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