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Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8.1 Update

New Fusion 8.1 update adds Fusion Connect for Avid on Mac OS X and Windows! Fremont, California, USA – June XX, 2016 – Blackmagic Design today announced a free Fusion 8.1 update that adds Fusion Connect for Avid as well as compatibility with the latest Avid Artist DNxIO video interface. The Fusion 8.1 update is available now for both Fusion 8 and Fusion Studio customers, and can be downloaded from the Blackmagic Design website.

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Building a Global Directory Of CG Artists
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CG Folio is a directory of CG professionals worldwide. With simple and easy to use search functions, the site allows studio managers and agencies to find the CG talent they need very fast so they can complete their projects faster. Artists can create their listing in the directory for free, and showcase their best work. Check out their site here.

Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Studio
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Fusion 8 has now been released for Windows & (for the first time) Mac. You can get it for free by checking out their site.

VFX for London Has Fallen with Fusion Studio
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London Has Fallen is the sequel to the worldwide smash hit “Olympus Has Fallen,” a non-stop, suspenseful action thriller that delivers high-octane excitement through a heightened sense of authenticity. (more…)

Creating an indie sci-fi film for less than $3,000
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The director behind new indie short “Exit Plan” reveals just what it took to write, crowd fund, shoot and grade his very own proof of concept for a science fiction feature with DaVinci Resolve, a Pocket Cinema Camera, and only four crew members on set.

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3DTotal Black Friday Promotion
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Happy Black Friday!!! The guys at 3DTotal are offering 15% off all products in their shop, and all physical orders receive a £5 giftcard. Check out their offers here.

Review of DaVinci Resolve 12 by Rob Redman
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Resolve has long been a favourite tool for colourists around the world, and has loyal seats in many finishing houses.

With its high end reputation and feature set it could initially seem beyond some film makers, but Blackmagic Design have, since acquiring DaVinci, released a free version which happens to be suitable for learning and commercial work – something that is very rare indeed in this industry.

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Creating native looks in alien worlds: the making of The Martian
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Prime Focus World’s Richard Baker explains how Mars was brought into stereo 3D with the help of Fusion Studio for Ridley Scott’s new SciFi survival epic, The Martian.

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Creating stylized grading for Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth
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Goldcrest Post London Colorist Adam Glasman reveals why his latest feature film project, Justin Kurzel’s new adaptation of Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender, will bring you the classic Shakespeare play as you’ve never seen it before.

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Fusion 8 public beta now live!
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The brand new Fusion 8 public beta has now gone live! With the public beta, Fusion is available to download and try for free for Windows and for the very first time Mac OS X users. Download it now to have a play around with the node-based tools and re-modernised UI at https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/fusion.

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How football videogames are blurring reality
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One objective that all sports simulations strive for is that of achieving a believable reality. As the players of the games are usually huge fans of the sport, it’s become increasingly important for developers to maximise the technological possibilities to ensure that visuals, audio, and gameplay accurately reflect the real thing.

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Sketching from the Imagination: Sci-fi – 3DTotal
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Another great book by the guys at 3DTotal is available for preorder including traditional and digital sketches from 50 talented artists. Ordering a copy before the 8th of June gets you a free A5 sketchbook so what are you waiting for, grab a copy here.

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