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Blender Tutorial: Stone Brick Wall

Blender Tutorial: Stone Brick Wall

This is a tutorial on modeling a very detailed brick or stone wall. It takes just a couple of minutes to complete using Blender’s powerful sculpting mode. It is fast, easy, and fun. And the end result is prettay, prettay good. The end result is a model that can...
Filmmakers, Learn Something from 50 Shades Author

Filmmakers, Learn Something from 50 Shades Author

This is a cautionary post to all filmmakers. I just read about a science fiction feature film. From the stills I saw the film looked very promising, like a triumph of independent, DIY filmmaking. The huge, gigantic, absolutely ridiculous and avoidable problem is it is...
Special Effects: The Cloud Tank

Special Effects: The Cloud Tank

Is it a coincidence that real world effects are called “special effects” and post-imagery or CGI compositing is called simply “visual effects”? I think not. There is something so incredibly great about real world effects, something special. The...
Sound in Film: How Do They Do It

Sound in Film: How Do They Do It

Sound in film is as important as the visual information. Many will argue film is a visual medium, but I say it is an audio-visual medium. The fact that modern cinema developed from silent movies is a historical fact but a little misleading. Even at the dawn of cinema...