Michael Burns looks back over last week's IBC show in Amsterdam to discover new tech and emerging trends.
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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Review: Softpress Freeway Pro 6 review
Freeway Pro 6 is a long-standing website creation tool for designers rather coders – but can it match up to its newest rival Adobe Muse?
In the face of financial challenges, the industry's tapping new technologies to create ever-more exciting motion projects
By continually re-evaluating your work and listening to feedback, you can take your work in interesting new directions.
We ask leading VFX supervisors and artists, animators and directors to tell us the most important things they’ve learned in their careers. What…
We ask leading graphic designers and creative directors to tell us the most important things they’ve learned in their careers. What they say may…
Review: Adobe Edge Animate 1.0 review
Michael Burns checks out a graphics-led tool for creating HTML animations for web and devices
We ask leading designers and artists to tell us the most important things they’ve learned in their careers. What they say may surprise you.
You don’t have to look much further than Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin to see the impact that advances in photorealistic rendering…
Your work can be massively enhanced by the latest trends in CG and 2D animation and motion graphics, says Michael Burns
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…
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