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Zombies Get The motion50

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Studio Delivers Eerie & Vivid Promo Using a Blend of Illustration & Animation Broadcast

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Insomniac Games Uses Aut

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Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Software and Autodesk Scaleform Middleware Help Insomni

Thursday, 8 December 2011 Comments

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Click 3X Teams With CBS

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When CBS Sports wanted to create an exciting new graphic package for the 2011 U.S. Open, they teamed

Wednesday, 7 September 2011 Comments


Stereobank Announces the

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Cars 2 Generates Approximately $3 Million from 153 IMAX Screens

IMAX Corporation and Disney Pixar announced today that Cars 2, from director John Lasseter, posted opening weekend results on IMAX® theatres globally, generating approximately $3 million from 153 IMAX screens. Domestically in USA, IMAX screens generated approximately $2 million of the film's total gross box office of $66.1 million.

Action RPG Game BastionWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Supergiant Games announced today that Bastion, the award-winning Action-RPG for Xbox Live Arcade, will be premiering on July 20th, the first title to be released for the Microsoft Summer of Arcade lineup. The downloadable title will be available for 1200 Microsoft Points.

Mass Effect3 Solid VFX

Creative concept studio Solid was recently approached by Electronic Arts (EA) and its BioWare division to work on two initiatives, which debuted at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The first was a VFX trailer announcing the March 2012 release of action RPG "Mass Effect 3," one of BioWare's most successful game franchises, and the second was a comprehensive graphics package for the game developer's new web-based network, BioWare TV, and video game show "Pulse."

For the "Mass Effect 3" trailer, Solid's mission was to create an iconic way of opening and closing the gameplay-driven piece – signature animations that would be used for all upcoming trailers. Taking general design concepts and looks provided by the client, Solid crafted the look of the Omni-Blade, a tech blade worn by protagonist Commander Shepard around his wrist, visualizing it as a fiery hologram that moves into the EA and BioWare logo. For the signature closing animation, the artists created an epic VFX shot of Reaper alien ships barreling down toward Earth, which transitions to the "Mass Effect 3" logo.

"The trailer shows the climactic events leading to an alien attack, which call on Commander Shepard and his crew to save Earth," explains Jason Ett, Solid Creative Director. "We took end-game elements, and evolved the characters and spaceships to give them a more cinematic feel. We're most proud of the closing Earth shot, which was complex and gorgeously visualized by our artists, and could have been straight out of a feature film."

The trailer incorporated a combination of 2D, 3D, character animation and effects compositing using Flame, Maya, After Effects, and Photoshop.

The second initiative was a show package for BioWare TV, a new web-based network, and "Pulse," a show on all things BioWare including developer interviews and behind-the-scenes glimpses at its video game titles. Solid created a grand animation to introduce the BioWare TV network, and developed a high-energy graphics package and look for "Pulse."

"Our collaboration with the BioWare team really helped push the initial concepts to the next level," concludes Shane Zucker, Solid Creative Director. "Through several rounds of refinement, our artists found the perfect balance of impact and brand communication. The result was an energized identity and launch for a compelling new-media destination."

Primefocus completes color correction and online editing work on 'The Pill'Prime Focus has completed color correction and online editing work on 'The Pill', an independent film written, produced and directed by J.C. Khoury. Recently screened at Gen Arts Film Festival in New York, the film paints a portrait of young singles in New York City and examines the immediate ramifications of casual dating in a poignantly funny, fresh, and honest fashion.

Visual Metaphors Help Convey Superhero’s Intriguing Back Story

Yu+co - Green Lantern Stereoscopic Title SequenceLooking to visually communicate the mythology of ''The Green Lantern'' in a compelling way, studio Warner Bros. and director Martin Campbell turned to multi-disciplined creative design/visual effects studio yU+co, led by Creative Director Garson Yu, to design a :90 stereoscopic 3D main title sequence that not only grabbed the audience’s attention, but also brought them up to speed on the superhero’s history and set up the film’s first scene. 

yU+co also created the film’s stereoscopic 3D main-on-end sequence and credit crawl, along with the main title and main-on-end sequences for this summer’s blockbuster, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.