Steve's Favorite Links
These are links that Steve has checked out and found
to be of interest and value to members of the VFX Compositing community.
If you have a site that you think would be benificial to the VFX Compositing
community and would like to link back to our site, please contact
us and fill out the feedback form to send us an inquiry with the
subject line of Link Partners under comments and questions. Please do
not send link requests if they do not specifically address the visual
educational service providers
Woody is a former Apple Shake Support Engineer that now offers
Shake technical support at reasonable rates. He serves individuals
as well as facilities at shakesupport.com.
NEW! Phyx is
currently offering Phyx
2010 for Shake a
collection of 46 powerful plugins for Apple Shake to help users
build shots intuitively with highly optimized tools. Phyx plugins
are designed to increase user interactive efficiency and maximize
the quality of work performed in Apple Shake. Also available is
Keyer consisting of 5 powerful plug-ins for all your keying
ACM Siggraph is
the Los Angeles chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery's
Special Interest Group in Computer Graphics (ACM Siggraph).
Their goal is to bring members the latest developments in the
field of computer graphics including Animation, Visual Effects,
Motion Capture, Multi-Media, Internet and Web Design, Virtual
Reality, and others.
Visual Effects Society is
a professional organization for visual effects practitioners
in the entertainment industry including artists, technologists,
educators, studio leaders, VFX supervisors, and producers.
Join the VES today and become an active
member of this vibrant community.
Digital Cinema Society is an
organization for entertainment industry professionals and students
to disseminate information about the rapidly evolving world of
Digital Cinema. They currently have over 3500 members, including
some of the top filmmakers, technologists, and business leaders
in the entertainment industry.
Digital Media Arts / Los Angeles (DMA/LA) is
an association for professionals creating imagery for video,
film, and other media using desktop tools. DMA/LA’s areas
of discussion are the full range of 2D and 3D tools used to
fulfill the artists vision. They have approximately 2000 members.
a forum community that addresses the Final Cut Studio 2 suite
of applications that include: Final Cut Pro 6, Compressor, Soundtrack
Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Color, Motion and LiveType.
a huge new greenscreen clip library featuring very high quality
stock footage shot in HiDef video (1920x1080) offered at incredibly
reasonable prices of $10 to $50 per clip. They offer
a vast range of scene content that you can preview as a composite in
your browser using their “Green Room” compositing
VFX Showrunner is a
VFX production pipeline management software package. It tracks
the progress of each shot, communicates shot notes between
artists and management, tracks assets, and assists in scheduling,
budgeting, and cost tracking – even for shows that
are produced at multiple facilities.
a job? Join Siggraph today and you will regularly get emails
like this one to let you know about jobs in the visual effects
industry! See listing!
a guild for the next generation of digital artisans. They
are dedicated to delivering much of what was provided to
traditional guild members historically, such as training,
certification, and guild support and offer very cost effective
training and support for digital artists.
Creative Cow is
a peer to peer support community for media production professionals
with dozens of forums on topics like, Maya, Adobe After Effects,
Final Cut Pro, Avid, Sony Vegas, DVD authoring, Sony’s CineAlta camera, Indie Film & Documentary
forum plus a whole lot more!