Autodesk AREA Customer Stories: Jörn Grosshans from MACKEVISION

I stumbled across an old Autodesk Customer Storie(s) with Jörn Grosshans (Senior VFX Supervisor) from MackeVision. Mackevision is astonishing team and produce some neat VFX stuff. You can read the entire interview here. Majestic vistas, fantastic lands, otherworldly creatures: with anticipation for HBO’s Game of Thrones’ Season 6 finale at fever pitch, Mackevision’s Jörn Grosshans, Emmy-winning VFX Supervisor, talks about the series’ 3ds Max-fueled effects, why he prefers when no-one notices them, and that demanding sequence in Sunday’s episode that – wait, no – he can’t talk about that just … Read more

Disney’s Big Hero 6

Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). The film hits UK cinemas in 3D in February, 2015. With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who’s catapulted into the midst of a dangerous plot and must transform his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—and a diverse … Read more

Short-Film “Caldera”

Through the eyes of a young girl suffering from mental illness, CALDERA glimpses into a world of psychosis and explores a world of ambiguous reality and the nature of life and death. Statement from Evan Viera (Director) CALDERA is inspired by my father’s struggle with schizoaffective disorder. In states of delusion, my father has danced on the rings of Saturn, spoken with angels, and fled from his demons. He has lived both a fantastical and haunting life, but one that’s invisible to the most of us. In our differing understanding of … Read more

Frostbite 3: Enhancing Battlefield 4 (No Guppies)

Battlefield 4™ is the genre-defining action blockbuster from DICE that will be the first game to ship on Frostbite™ 3. Fueled by the next-generation power and fidelity of Frostbite 3, Battlefield 4 provides a visceral, dramatic experience unlike any other. DICE has released a new video showing how the Frostbite 3 engine will “levolution” your Battlefield 4. “Levolution”, DICE srsly? Please don’t say that ever again! The DICE Team   will take you on a short trip through the new features coming with Frostbite 3. – Trees react and sway in … Read more

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

“The Hobbit” follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to … Read more