Colin Hughes

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Go Behind The Scenes On Justin Lin and Google’s 360-Degree Short Film “Help”

The immersive, interactive short has already been declared a gamechanger for filmmakers–here’s how they did it.<p><i>Help</i>, the new short film from Justin Lin (4 <i>Fast and Furious</i> films and the upcoming <i>Star Trek 3</i>) and Google Advanced Technologies and Projects’ (ATAP’s) “Spotlight Stories” is groundbreaking …

Short film “Sundays” goes viral, sparks Hollywood’s hottest bidding war: The age of the tiny movie with big ambitions is here

<b>Brian Petsos in "Sundays" (Vimeo/PostPanic)</b><p>Don’t sleep on these shorts — the latest mini-film could turn into tomorrow’s blockbuster or hot new show UPDATED<p>Gary M. Kramer<p>April 3, 2015 11:00pm (UTC)<p><i>This story has been updated.</i><p>The most recent high-stakes Hollywood bidding war was over a short film? …

Boris FX, Imagineer Systems to Unveil New Graphics and VFX Tools at NAB 2015

“Following the successful merger, we will preview the work of our combined development teams,” explains Boris Yamnitsky, founder and CEO, Boris FX. …

Blackmagic's Powerful (& Free) Compositing Software Is Coming to Mac Very Soon

Not only is Blackmagic Design taking over the world of affordable cinema cameras, but high-end post production tools as well.<p>Late last year, …

See how Interstellar's best characters, TARS and CASE, were made

The robots of Christopher Nolan's <i>Interstellar</i>, the walking boxes TARS and CASE, were two of my favorite characters from last year's science fiction film. Having not paid much attention to the making of <i>Interstellar</i>, I assumed that they were purely computer-generated and not puppeteer-controlled …

Christopher Nolan

Spectre teaser trailer: five things we learned about the new James Bond

A first look at Mendes’ new film suggests the director is keeping things dark, delving further into 007’s past and unleashing Oberhauser’s inner Blofeld<p>The debut teaser for trailer for Spectre has been released, giving us a minute and a half’s glimpse into the 24th official Bond movie, which will …

From Cinematography to VFX, the BAFTA Film Craft Sessions Will Learn You Some Things

What do you call a bunch of world renowned artists in filmmaking sharing their wisdom and sharing their craft with all of the cinematic world? …

Cinematography

'Furious 7' and How Peter Jackson's Weta Created Digital Paul Walker

Re-creating the franchise's late star joins a new front in Hollywood's decades-long effort to create a fully realistic CG actor.<p><i>This story first</i> …

Movies

Kickstarter project for Dennis Hopper's last film

Despite having passed away five years ago, it looks like Dennis Hopper is set to feature in his final role – if a Kickstarter campaign can earn all …

Christopher Nolan discusses film, film prints and projectors

Despite Hollywood’s transition to digital, director Christopher Nolan has always spoken out about his love of physical film and films prints, which …

David Zucker: Naked Gun Reboot Won't Be The Same Kind Of Spoof

If you've seen <b>Naked Gun</b> - or <b>The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad!</b> to give its full title - you'll know that it's a comedic masterpiece that …

Film Industry

Midnight Rider director Randall Miller jailed for on-set death of crew member

Photograph: PR<p>Camera operator Sarah Jones, who was killed on the set of Midnight Rider<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/10/1425979148393/76c71fc0-e415-4485-950a-302a49b3cef6-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR<p>Camera operator Sarah Jones, who was killed on the set of …

Sony Adds Channing Tatum Parallel Film to Its 'Ghostbusters' Plan

<i>Editor's Note: Channing Tatum balances out the "Ghostbusters" estrogen at Sony, Ryan Gosling's young self busts a move, and more in our Daily …

Channing Tatum

Incredible Sci-Fi Thriller Short - IMMERSION

Production designer Ken Adam looks back at 'Goldfinger,' other films

Legendary production designer Ken Adam has a complex personal connection to this city. He was born here in 1921 as Klaus Hugo Adam and grew up in a prosperous Jewish family.<p>The family fled the Nazis in 1934 and settled in London, where Adam studied architecture and volunteered to fly for the Royal …

When in Rome: James Bond team win praise for litter-picking Spectre shoot

Producers on the new James Bond movie have had their efforts to clean up the Italian city praised by locals, but Welsh National Assembly denies 007 permission to shoot at Cardiff HQ<p>Ahead of James Bond’s arrival in Rome to shoot new instalment Spectre, some locals openly questioned whether the …

TRON 3 set to shoot in Vancouver this winter, Joseph Kosinski and Garrett Hedlund to return

After <b>TRON Legacy</b>, the long-awaited sequel to the 1982 classic <b>TRON</b>, debuted during the Christmas season in 2010, rumours have circulated that a third …

Kevin Smith announces Clerks III will shoot in May, Mallrats 2 to follow

Kevin Smith has taken to Facebook to announce that production on <b>Clerks III</b> is set for this Spring, with cameras set to roll on the sequel to the 1994 …

Project Cars delayed one more time to mid-May

Slightly Mad Studios' driving game <i>Project Cars</i> won't be making its previously scheduled April release date, the studio and publisher Bandai Namco announced today. Now the game is expected sometime in the middle of May.<p>"Despite our long heritage and pedigree in making critically-acclaimed racing …

Critically-Acclaimed

What if Resident Evil were set in the 1930s? Enter White Night

OSome Studio's <i>White Night</i> is a stylish, noir take on classic horror games. With a cinematic (if not exactly user-friendly) camera and deep commitment to its pulpy world, it's prettier than it is strictly playable.<p>Join Dave Tach and I as we explore <i>White Nigh</i>t's spooky mansion, complete with singing …

Bombshell is 3D Realms’ fresh start

When I walked into 3D Realms’ private hotel room for a demonstration of Bombshell, the studio offered me a … slice of cake.<p>One of the developers was spending his birthday at the Game Developers Conference. I felt terrible for him, because no one wants to spend their birthday pitching to a conveyor …

SimCity-Inspired World Builder Becomes Breakthrough Hit

Cities: Skylines, a city management simulator inspired by SimCity, has become publisher Paradox's fastest selling game to date, the company has announced.<p>Including preorders, Cities: Skylines has sold some 250,000 units in the first 24 hours since it launched, which Paradox says shatters sales …

SimCity

Vivaldi Is Quickly Becoming The Alternative Browser To Beat

Opera’s former CEO Jón von Tetzchner launched the first preview of its new Chromium-based Vivaldi browser in January. Now in its second technical preview, which adds a boatload of new features, the browser is quickly shaping up to be a worthwhile alternative to Chrome, Firefox, Safari and IE — and …

Software

How I turned my Xbox's Kinect into a wondrous motion-capture device

When Microsoft started selling a basic Xbox One package without a Kinect V2 for $100 less, the result was unequivocal: Sales took off. Most gamers can take or leave the ubiquitous depth camera, because it just <i>isn't as useful</i> for gaming as, say, the Wii controller. It <i>is</i> indispensable for certain …

30 years of .com

<b>(CNN) —</b> There's a bit of video that goes around the Internet every so often, showing a couple of clueless 1990s television hosts trying to decipher the mysteries of the Internet.<p>"What is Internet, anyway?" NBC "Today" show host Bryant Gumbel asks in the 1994 clip after stumbling through an email …

Dot-com

26 Inspiring Dark Web Designs

Dark hues used in designs elicit from their viewers impressions of elegance and modernity. Continue reading...<b><br>Continue Reading: 26 Inspiring Dark Web</b> …

Martin Scorsese to direct Jamie Foxx in Mike Tyson biopic

Last year it was revealed that Jamie Foxx is set to play Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic of the former heavyweight boxing champ, and now Foxx has …

The World’s Most Overrated Interface Design

What do delightful design, hamburger menus, Spotify, and iPad apps all have in common? They’re all finalists on our March Madness bracket for the most overhyped examples of interface design.<p>Whether you love ’em (Netflix! Heart emoji!), hate ’em (Flat design! Puke!), or don’t understand how anyone …

Product Design

From the archive, 11 March 1972: The blossoming career of Christopher Lee

There was this group of filmgoers in Transylvania, which is good Dracula country, who wrote to Christopher Lee once to tell him he was “the most terrible actor in the world.”<p>Such are the pitfalls of the Anglo-Rumanian dictionary that it was undoubtedly a mistake, but even if it hadn’t been, it …