Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Daily Workflow: Workflows for filmmakers and media professionals

Pablo just wrote about this interesting website about workflows and digital cinema equipment http://www.wolfcrow.comIn Pablo´s own words: "there are plenty of articles written with huge reasonableness, and away from the "spec whore" mentality found in the majority of webs".

Readers of this blog might like to have a look at "VFX and CGI Workflows" (http://wolfcrow.com/blog/vfx-and-cgi-workflows).

Have a look at the "About" section too, where you will find that the author, Sareesh Sudhakaran, lives in Mumbai, India, and that "Wolfcrow (or wolfkrow) is workflow spelled backwards. Yikes!"

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Jeffrey´s "CG 101 For new Producers"

Jeffrey Dates posted this recently in a newsgroups and he kindly allowed me to repost it in this blog, you can check more stuff at his personal site www.kungfukoi.com

"So a short time ago, I was asked to give a 'boot camp' for some freshmen and sophomore producers on what exactly happens during CG production.  Just a basic, basic oversimplification of CG production with visuals.
It went over really well, and sort of went viral around our studio.
I just wanted to share with you guys.
I hope you get a kick out of it also.

http://kungfukoi.com/files/onset/CG_101.pdf

Cheers,
Jeff."

Friday, October 18, 2013

Shotgun course "Building a Modern Pipeline with Shotgun" in fxphd

I just received a promotional email from Shotgun offering a 10% discount in this course, please let us know how the course went, if you attend.

We've teamed up with the folks over at fxphd to offer a special course called "Building a Modern Pipeline with Shotgun".

The class will cover topics like:

Getting Shotgun setup at your studio
Building a project, then scheduling tasks and tracking their progress
Setting up a solid review pipeline
Getting Toolkit setup and building your own apps
Special talks featuring tips & tricks from real studios using Shotgun 
Those taking the class will receive a special extended Shotgun trial for use during the class.
Sign up today using promo code "shotgun" and fxphd will graciously offer 10% off your fxphd membership.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Exclusive! Buckshot v3.3 released

One of the most relevant features in this version is that it now connects to your Google Drive to, for instance, create the folder structure for you, and it even offers a script for this called Buckshot v3.3 builder, which will be available for public use to assist you in building new projects for one week (until Mon14th of October 12pm PST) and after that you will have to wait for two months

After almost 1 year of hard work to reach v3.3, Marcus is not going to make any more updates. It´s your turn: "Now go make something cool!"

What does all this mean? Well, you better hurry up and get your own Buckshot v3.3 project now:
http://links.vfx2.com/Buckshot-Build-v3

As Marcus says: "Make your life easier, and learn to use Google apps to manage your projects just like the big boys do. Here's my step-by-step guide on how you can set up your own professional project in just 12 mins.". For more information, I´d suggest you to see this video http://youtu.be/VgH0E3m1lH4

About Buckshot "This flexible project management system was built primarily to track 100's of assets in the visual effects industry. But it can actually be used for any type of asset tracking, for any industry" (from their Google community)