Software giant Autodesk is shifting to pay-as-you-go “rental” licenses for much of its most popular software for visual effects, animation and content creation. The new plans permit customers to buy…
The power of suggestion is about to be deployed to combat film piracy. Verance Corp., a developer of anti-piracy technology, introduced Cinavia Level 3, a new piece of software on Wednesday that…
To: Hollywood and the Motion Picture Academy Re: Oscar’s insults to visual effects I see that you didn’t take my advice about playing up vfx on the Oscars. Ratings are up anyway. Congrats! But before…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
When I started covering the visual effects realm there was a "big four" of vfx companies: Industrial Light & Magic, Digital Domain, Rhythm & Hues Studios and Sony Pictures Imageworks. Two of those…
The best videogames of 2012 weren't found on store shelves, but they could be downloaded.
I'll be spending next week at the Consumer Electronics Show so I've been inundated for some time with press releases touting the next generation of gadgets.
The attackers fall on us in our sleep. Their fangs pierce our throats. They drain our blood, and what's worse, they make us their thralls. We try to resist but they are too strong.
Some 30 years ago, a Disney animator fresh out of school decided to experiment with computer-generated backgrounds for a picture he hoped to make, "The Brave Little Toaster."
In this election season, many observers on both sides of the red/blue divide are frustrated that the two sides seem to be living in different realities.
Like most entertainment reporters -- and, apparently, most of the human race -- I was itching to see "The Avengers" a couple of weeks ago but had not received a screening invitation.
On St. Patrick's Day I went to the premiere of Relativity's Snow White movie, "Mirror, Mirror," which I enjoyed a lot more than I expected to, given that I'm not now and never have been a 12-year-old…