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As technology continues to progress at a rapid pace, post-production is set to change dramatically. Besides great new software features, compute (and therefore render) power continues to increase with faster processors and more powerful xPUs (GPUs, TPUs, etc.). This means real-time editing of HD, 4K, 8K, AR and VR is fast becoming a reality, ultimately shortening post-production timeframes.
The action thriller "San Andreas," now in theaters, is packed with catastrophic destruction, achieved in part through 247 complex visual effects shots executed by Method Studios facilities. As one of the main visual effects vendors on the film, Method was responsible for the entire downtown Los Angeles sequence, in which an earthquake decimates the city, and also contributed to the San Francisco sequence.
Over the past several years, two major technological developments have occurred in tandem, both of which have made wide-ranging and revolutionary changes in the world of media post-production. One of these developments is the explosion in sophisticated yet affordable software; the other is the exponential growth of cloud computing.
In my previous ProductionHUB column, Remote Production: The World is Your Oyster, I discussed the emerging trend of remote production. Increasingly, we’re seeing post-production companies create infrastructure that spans the globe rather than just the length of a building.
Shared storage that spans location and time is becoming increasingly common in modern digital media workflows. Cloud storage in data centers fills this role and it is finding many applications in media and entertainment from post production to content delivery and archiving. This article will look at some developments in cloud storage and moving content on the Internet from the 2015 NAB show.
Flash memory is finding increased use in client and enterprise applications because of its higher performance compared to hard disk drives. As the $/GB price of flash memory declines these applications are increasing. For professional media and entertainment projects dealing with higher resolution and higher dynamic range workflows, performance matters. We will look at developments in flash memory in digital media content capture and creation, post production, content distribution and even in archiving.
We’re in a time when live actors share the screen with puppets and avatars, shows like The Orville are taking onscreen space travel to a whole new level, and armies of walking dead are taking over the streets of Atlanta. And with real-time rendering behind the scenes, post production crews are doing it all at the fastest pace of all time. It’s an exciting time to be in visual effects. With technology advancing rapidly and many of the previous obstacles falling away, it’s also a highly competitive and challenging time. For more on the subject, we talked to an industry veteran.
As industry events go, Cine Gear Expo is one of the most anticipated shows of the year. What better way to kick off the beginning of summer vibe than to take in some great new gear and hang out with some really cool industry types? That's what makes Cine Gear so different. Fewer suits, more time to engage in meaningful conversations! The 23rd Annual Cine Gear Expo returns to the revered Paramount Studios on May 31-June 3, 2018. You can still register for free!
In what can be a fickle industry, establishing yourself as a leader in the world of photo production is no small feat. Having paved the way for the photo industry in Brooklyn over ten years ago, Fast Ashleys Studios has grown to become the premiere Photo/Video Studio in the borough. As the studio scene in Williamsburg has boomed, Fast Ashleys has maintained its place as the original mecca for cutting edge photographers, worth making the trek from Manhattan. We asked Studio Director, Michael Abrego, the keys to sustaining a successful studio.
Remember that time that you and the team worked for three whole days and nights to hit that impossible deadline? No? Selective memory?You tried to forget? Your clients didn’t. Remember that exact moment it all crashed and it all went to sh*t because you didn’t back it all up to a nice big fat storage platform cause you would “do it later when we had time?” Well having been there, I can tell you it might be one of your worst professional moments ever. Ever… Lets hope that you NEVER feel that way. It is possible. Check it all out…