Tuesday, November 16, 2010

News From Here & There

Mocha Pro Released
Imagineer Systems has announced the availability of its newest 64-bit VFX software, mocha Pro. Imagineer Systems also announced  it has made significant enhancements and added capabilities to mocha for After Effects, the Company's stand alone tracking and roto tool for the After Effects community. Now re-named mocha AE, this award-winning VFX tool now extends its support to both the After Effects and Final Cut Pro communities.
Broadcast Newsroom: Imagineer Systems Releases mocha Pro; Powerful New Planar Tracking, Roto, Compositing, Removal Tool Set

Interview with documentary filmmaker Leslie Iwerks
Leslie made a one hour documentary for Encore about the history of Industrial Light & Magic. In this interview for Animation Magazine she talks about how the project started, how it was made, and what she learned from making the movie. Interestingly, Iwerks is the granddaughter of Ub Iwerks, the animator who helped bring Mickey Mouse to life for Walt Disney.
Animation Magazine: Animated People: Leslie Iwerks

Sony PMW-F3
Some lucky people are already getting to play with the Sony PMW-F3. Some pictures from the set of the movie "The Red Balloon" can be found on Facebook.
Facebook: On the set of "The Red Balloon": shot with the new Sony F3

The CEO of Lego has a very cool business card: WSJ: Lego Boss Has Business Card to Die For

ScriptWrite 2.1
ScriptWrite, the scriptwriting application for the iPhone and iPad has been upgraded to version 2.1. This update includes a number of features including the ability to import and export to your Dropbox account. ScriptWrite

Shane Hurlbut talks about filming the movie "Act of Valor" using the Canon 5D with a Redrock Rig.

Shane Hurlbut, ASC uses Redrock Micro from Redrock Micro on Vimeo.

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