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…
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.
A few weeks ago I moderated the Q&A that followed the Variety screening of "Jane Eyre." I asked director Cary Fukunaga if he'd shot with a digital camera or on film, and he replied that he always…
As anyone who follows Variety's tech coverage knows, one of the consequences of the digital revolution is the blurring of traditional job functions.
Times are sour in the visual effects business. Companies are folding, artists are getting stiffed, and workers are split over unionization.
During my interviews for Tuesday's article on compressed post-production schedules and the crush to finish visual effects on studio tentpoles, something got stuck in my head and I can't get it out.
Digital tech has taken entertainment out of the theater or concert hall and made it ubiquitous. Music lovers can carry an entire record collection on their iPods or watch their movies anywhere on…
The thousands of CGI enthusiasts and jobhunters making their pilgrimage to the 36th Siggraph conference in New Orleans will find a change in companies' strategy when they arrive.