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Marvel Entertainment's epic adventure Thor has dominated the box office in the last few weeks, with a worldwide gross of $357.6 million. In this cinematic version of the super hero tale, the powerful but arrogant mighty Thor is exiled from the mystical realm of Asgard to live on earth, in punishment for his reckless actions that have reignited an ancient war. Forced to live among humans, Thor's powers are tested when the Destroyer, a monstrous robot, is sent to earth. In the process, Thor learns how to be a true hero.

This fantastical action-adventure was helmed by renowned British actor/director Kenneth Branagh and stars Australian actor Chris Hemsworth as Thor, the ancient Norse god; Tom Hiddleston as Loki, his chaotic brother; Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Thor's love interest and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, the father of Thor and Loki.

In this article in the Creative COW Library, Luma Pictures takes us inside the building of the Destroyer and the Bifrost, the mystical storm that delivers the gods to the other worlds. Let Creative COW's Debra Kaufman take you to the realms of mythology and VFX possibility.

You will find it in our library at http://magazine.creativecow.net/article/thors-vfx-spin-film-to-box-office-heights






NEWS ANNOUNCEMENTS
Enterprise sQ: broadcast server systems that deliver

Canon U.S.A. Provides Updates On Highly Anticipated EF Lens Availability

James Cameron's Lightstorm Entertainment Chooses MBS Media Campus as New Home

Netstor Reveals Advanced 3U 16 Bay/4U 24 Bay PCIe RAID Subsystem with Revolutionary PCIe Gen 2 Doubled Bandwidth Technology

Spintec Keeps Lens Clean for Linstrom's Columbia River Voyage

Petrol Bags™ Introduces Dr. DSLR Camera Bag

Tihanyi Chooses Schneider B+W Filters for The Mabibi Project

Nancy Glass Productions Adds Archion's Synergy Storage To Improve & Protect Avid Unity MediaNetwork

Boris XML Transfer Version 3 Introduces Support for Avid Media Composer

TV One Introduces the new CORIO®master C3-540 Series Video System

Director Of Photography Jeff Regan Purchases Two AG-AF100 Large Imager HD Cinema Cameras For Wide-Ranging Productions Throughout San Francisco Bay Area

Pivotal Post Employs Codex Digital Technology for New "Mobile Lab" Service

Canon U.S.A. Partners With Two-Time Academy Award® Winner, Ron Howard, To Launch "Long Live Imagination" Campaign

World-Renowned VFX Company MPC Announces The Spring Opening Of Their New York Studio

Creative Minds Unite For ProductionCONN 2011 Media Production Industry Conference & Expo

RevUp Render Introduces the First Cloud Computing System for Architects Based on NVIDIA RealityServer

Black Swan And Toy Story 3 Editors Take Attendees Behind The Scenes At Editfest NY 2011

HPA Awards Announces Call for Entries

Cinema India Expo Strengthens Event Line Up Following Strong Year for Cinema Industry

Eric McCasline Joins Public Art | Pixomondo







Marianne O'Reilly Named Head of Animation & Visual Effects at Vancouver Film School

8th Annual LA 3-D Movie Festival Announces Winners

London's Unit Adds Baselight

Ocean Video Uses Blackmagic Design's Micro Videohub on "Pirates of the Caribbean 4"

Blackmagic Design's ATEM Television Studio Wins BCPVA Video Innovation Award

Mac Conversion Utility Now Available for Roland VR-5

Stitch video with Panoptica from Soft Optics Ltd

ToolsOnAir Announces Broadcast Suite Update

Cache-A Introduces New Prime-Cache5, LTFS Software, Power-Cache

Zoic Studios Promotes Raoul Bolognini To Executive Producer, Features

ASSIMILATE and Local Hero Post Showcase World's First RED EPIC Camera Workflow

Roland Systems Group Releases Software Updates for M-400, M-380 and M-300 V-Mixers

ASSIMILATE Congratulates SCRATCH Users On Cannes Film Festival 2011 Entries

Over 150 Industry Professionals Attend First Annual 3D Advertising Summit At Kerner Studios In San Rafael, Ca

Roland Training Certified by InfoComm

POP Sound®, Inc. Serves "Delectable" Sound for "Jiro Dreams of Sushi"

Sound Lounge Welcomes Samara Levenstein As New Executive Producer Of Entertainment Division

Taylor James helps BP Set Hearts a Flutter with Olympian Print Campaign

Hollywood Helps Alabama Tornado Relief (@HHAlabamaTR) LIVE 4hr Webcast

Entity FX Soars with "Smallville" Series "Finale" Visual Effects







REELS & VIDEOS
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Public Art Montage Februay 2011 by Creative COW
Public Art is a digital production studio, comprised of designers, directors, artists, and animators focused on creativity and innovative so...
United States
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Who's your audience ? by Dario Corno
Liquid Gate Studio - Showreel 2011 - http://www.liquidgate.it Our services: cinema & TV production, advertising, viral communication. Sho...
Italy
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Satesh Ramjattan 2011 Reel by Satesh Ramjattan
A compilation of my latest work....
United States
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Demo Reel 2010 by Mariusz Ĺšlemp
Montage of commercial and personal 3D and motion design work from 2010 ...
Poland
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GioChronoStudios Reel 2011 by Giorgos Chronopoulos
Hi all, This is the latest reel for my studio. Regards Gio Art Director & Lead Artist GioChronoStudios.com...
United Kingdom
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Matthew Graham Reel 2010 by Matthew Graham
I previously posted my reel and showed it to others where I got some good feed back, so here it is...Take two. Enjoy!...
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CREATIVE COW TRAINING TOOLS
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Get the most out of Photoshop in your video productions, learning Photoshop from COW Leader Richard Harrington. In this DVD, Richard, author of one of the top ranked Photoshop books, focuses on automating Photoshop and other power user techniques for video artists.






Using Track Mattes in Nuke * Nuke * David ScandlynIn this video tutorial David Scandlyn shows you how to create a track matte inside of The Foundry's Nuke. David uses color correction, Keylight and some other Nuke filters on green screen footage to achieve a quick track matte.... more
Freeform Pro Gener8tor * Freeform Pro * Ben GriggsIn this tutorial we'll take a look at the generator functions in Freeform Pro and do things that could never be done in After Effects before. At the end, you can take the finished project file and make totally original in a few clicks. Feel free to ask questions!... more
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