Category: tech

  • Creativity Inc.

    Creativity Inc.

    A few great quotes from the excellent book by Ed Catmull, Creativity Inc. “There is nothing quite like ignorance combined with a driving need to succeed to force rapid learning.” “Believe me, you don’t want to be at a company where there is more candor in the hallways than in the rooms where fundamental ideas…

  • Let’s make a blockbuster

    Let’s make a blockbuster

    Making a major blockbuster movie takes a lot of work. How much?

  • Academy Award for OpenColorIO

    Academy Award for OpenColorIO

    At this year’s Academy Scientific And Technical Achievement Awards show, OpenColorIO was among 19 other winners. If you haven’t heard of OpenColorIO, it’s a color management framework that makes managing color for cinema and video much more straightforward for engineers and artists alike. It’s been adopted by most of the major 2d and 3d applications for our business…

  • Academy Award for Katana

    Academy Award for Katana

    This weekend the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Steve LaVietes, Jeremy Selen and Brian Hall an Academy Award for their work on Imagework’s Katana. Not surprisingly, it was a fantastic night.

  • Disecting a Hard Drive

    Disecting a Hard Drive

    When I was a kid I dissected a frog. Today we dissected a hard drive.

  • Slow moving

    Slow moving

    It turns out, we cannot be trusted to pack a box.

  • Stereo Workshop

    Stereo Workshop

    Last week a number of the supervisors from Imageworks took a few hours to get hands-on with the latest stereo rigs and equipment…

  • Mobile Expressionists

    Mobile Expressionists

    Palm just featured our work on Paratrooper in a new video series…

  • Aperture: Stuff I’ve Learned

    Aperture: Stuff I’ve Learned

    After a few days playing with a trial version of Aperture I’ve learned a few things. I’m a long time user of iPhoto and Picasa. More recently I’ve been testing Lightroom and Aperture and I’m starting to consider a full-time switch to Aperture. Here are some of the things I’ve needed to learn. Deleting Photos…