VFX studio sets a CG adversary on Tom Cruise and creates 189 visual effects for sci-fi thriller
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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Singapore's Kult Gallery show examines what it means to be female in contemporary Asia
Simon Armstrong reveals how Ticktockrobot developed and animated Angels And Ghosts, screening at the British Animation Film Festival.
The VR and Immersive Content Studio will produce projects like Framestore's Game of Thrones VR exhibition at SXSW.
A massive web-based drawing experiment which aimed to create a snapshot of the internet in the first few months of 2014, has gone live
The Abertay Honours graduate uses digital paper to evoke appreciation for hand-crafted arts in an interactive medium
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Showcase: Jonathan Ball
Jonathan Ball is the Cardiff-based illustrator and animator behind Poked Studio
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Tutorial: RSA Student Design Awards 2014 winners: beeswax packaging and a redesigned harness for guide dogs
The RSA Student Design Awards are 90 this year and we've got the winning entries to share with you.
We get insider info from Cognitive on how the forthcoming Ideas In Profile animated ebooks were created
Ghost Stories, Coldplay's sixth album, has been given a suitably haunting promo in the shape of an animated album cover by Trunk.
In-Depth: The long and lonely death of Softimage
The story of Softimage is one of a revolutionary creative software application that never found a real home, and will soon die.
In-Depth: A real creative cloud is coming
Professional-quality, completely cloud-based creative apps will be a reality in 2014. We speak to Adobe, AMD, Autodesk, Nvidia – and creatives –…
In-Depth: Analysis: Will George Osbornes Autumn Statement tax breaks really help Britains VFX and film industries?
Alex Hope, MD of Double Negative, explains what the Autumn Statement really means for UK VFX.
Michael Burns looks back over last week's IBC show in Amsterdam to discover new tech and emerging trends.
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…