Aardman’s The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists proves there is still a place in people’s hearts for stop-motion – and not just footage…
Michael Burns is a freelance writer with almost 20 years experience of covering the creative industries.
As well as writing for Digital Arts and a variety of major trade publications, he has been involved in conference production and has written a number of books on digital content creation.
He also provides freelance advisory, writing and production services for companies in the film, TV, design and interactive media sectors.
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Now is a great time to be working in 2D
Mathematically generated imagery is becoming ever easier for animators to exploit, thanks to open-source programming languages like Processing.
Children's TV rediscovers 2D animation
In-Depth: Animation Trends 2012: Firms positive about George Osbourne's tax breaks, but have reservations
We could see an upsurge in UK-based animation next year when the Corporation Tax Credits scheme is extended to cover animation production.
AJA’s Io XT offers a portable interface for working with 10-bit uncompressed video and stereoscopic 3D.
Review: Adobe Photoshop CS6 review
Michael Burns puts Photoshop CS6 through its paces to discover if it’s going to be a must-have upgrade
In-Depth: Push the boundaries of digital design using projection-mapping, Arduino, Microsoft Kinect & more
Michael Burns suggests how you can push the boundaries of digital design using projection-mapping, Arduino, Microsoft Kinect & more
Michael Burns puts the beta of Photoshop CS6 through its paces to discover if it’s going to be a must-have upgrade
Review: QuarkXPress 9.2 review
Free update with interactive focus, adding new ePub and App Studio options
In-Depth: Logo design tips from leading designers
Leading designers tell Michael Burns how to create the perfect logo
All QuarkXPress users can upgrade to QuarkXPress 9 from any previous version for £279 until 31st January 2012
The free update to version 9.2 adds new ePUB features, ePUB 3 audio and video support, and more options for App Studio.
As honours for a fallen hero go it's hard to beat – Steve Jobs immortalised as an Action Man toy.
In-Depth: Take your art into the next dimension
Whether you’re an artist who’s never touched 3D, or an accomplished modeller wanting to spice up your renders, there’s a lot to learn about how…
Apple's Newsstand features a dozen new magazine apps created with Mag+ software.
News: Adobe offers video sneak peeks at new tools for Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Flash and AIR
Company posts unseen video of technology 'sneak peeks' from its recent MAX conference.
Apple's iOS Newsstand service has received the first batch of magazine apps from publishers created using the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.
Apple rumoured to be sealing deal with movie studios to stream films to Apple mobile devices via iTunes and iCloud.
Creatives at Adobe's MAX 2011 event in Los Angeles respond to Adobe's purchase of two highly-regarded web platforms