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Cloud Atlas is a complex and lyrical film directed by Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer. Tykwer brings a strong background in action features with complex stories (see, Run Lola Run, The International), and with The Matrix trilogy, the Wachowskis stretched the action, storytelling, and visual vocabulary of film as few others ever have. Everything that the three of them had ever created contributed to the power of Cloud Atlas, which spans 500 years and a dozen main characters that re-appear in each new story.

Audiences have admittedly been divided on their response to the movie as a whole, but they have universally acclaimed the film's breathtaking visuals. More than a dozen visual effects facilities collaborated closely to bring alive the past and future worlds depicted in its six intertwined stories. Method is one of the houses who helped create these amazing worlds, taking advantage of three of their facilities, in London, Vancouver and Los Angeles. To learn more, Creative COW's Debra Kaufman spoke to the teams at Method, as well as Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Dan Glass, who has worked with the Wachowskis since 2003.

Read more about Cloud Atlas: The VFX.






NEWS ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sandvertising: Ad Industry Reps Harness the Power of NY Ad Production Community & Social Media for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Cinesite Creates The First Ever CG Creature To Feature In A Bond Film

RTV Group Builds Radio and Television Broadcast Facility with Blackmagic Design

Faceware Technologies Brings a New Face to the Asian Animation Market

Southpaw Technology Launches Digital Asset Management Solution Suite

IMAX® And Warner Bros. Sign 20-Picture Deal, Extend Long-Running Partnership

Matt Welker Hired as Head of Client Care at Shotgun Software

Colorist Shane Reed joins The Mill LA.

All the Emperor’s Men: Kurosawa’s Pearl Harbor

World Firsts and Networking Galore at BVE North 2012

THE A-LIST HOLLYWOOD Announces Call for Entries for Moving Image Advertising Awards

Nikon Attracts Hollywood Talent For Its “Beautiful Horror Movie” Program

Avid Hosts Pro Video Webinar and Q&A with Emmy Award Winning Editor of Modern Family

Adobe Takes Major Step to Bring Broadcast TV Online

Blackmagic Design Congratulates 2012 HPA Award Winners for Outstanding Color Grading

RE:Vision Effects releases RE:Match, with automatic color matching for multicam and stereo shoots. Stereo features can be matched taking occlusions into account.

ITV SignPost Selects AmberFin iCR to Provide Media File Capture, Transcode & Format Conversion Solution in Drive to HD File-based Workflows

LipSync invests in Blackmagic Videohub as part of facility expansion

Bella Corporation Introduces 30 Days of Free Training

Cooke Optics rebrands Panchro range as Mini S4/i







Company 3 and EFILM Collaborate on Comprehensive Post Pipeline for James Bond Feature "Skyfall"

FxFactory 4.0 Visual Effects Plugin Platform Now Available on Adobe Premiere Pro CS6

The Thai Film Industry Shines During the American Film Market 2012

Blackmagic Design Adds ProRes 422 (HQ) Recording and Playback to HyperDeck Shuttle 2

Company 3 Opens Games Unit, Provides Extensive Services to Activision's "Call of Duty®: Black Ops II

Andrew Evenski Takes the Reins of Kodak’s Entertainment Imaging Division

SATCON 2012: Xytech Adds Powerful New Functionality to MediaPulse Fuse

2012 MTV EMA Show Uses Signiant to Get Highlights of Europe’s Hottest Musical Acts to Broadcast, Web and Mobile Feeds Faster

Schneider Optics earns 2012 Technical Emmy for IRND Technology

Roland Systems Group Unveils New Four-Channel Multi-Format Video Mixer

projectiondesign® Releases World’s First ‘Panoramic’ DLP® Projector

Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Equips the Carolina Panthers' Home Field with its Nucomm CamPac2 Wireless Camera System

Roland Systems Group Unveils 32-channel iPad Controlled V-Mixer

AlphaDogs Post Sheds New Light On Gang Culture

Latest Thunderbolt Tech Up to 10Gbps Both Channels - Netstor Lightning-Fast Desktop 8-Bay Thunderbolt RAID Storage Now Released

MTI Film Releases Cortex

Encore: Baselight Helps Hollywood Facility Reinvent Television Post-Production for the Digital Age

Bigstock Announces API Program and Partnerships with CafePress and Emma

Margarita Mix’s Jimmy Hite Wins HPA Award

Eyeheight introduces LE-2M-K legaliser with real-time loudness correction at InterBEE 2012









REELS & VIDEOS
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South Africa
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Motherlode Showreel by Simon Modery
The Motherlode Showreel 2010...
United Kingdom
demo reel
Industrial Motion Art Demoreel by dina records
Demo 2009/10...
Austria
demo reel
Emily Dickinson's Much Madness - making of by Michal Jaskulski
Making of the multiply awarded music video "Emily Dickinson's Much Madness" directed by Michal Jaskulski The video includes pre, production...
Poland
demo reel
Santino Farro 3D Demo Reel by Santino Farro
“The Floating Woodman Searching For His Head” Personal collaboration. Video concept and original character/environmental design by Giov...
United States
trailer
Denim Fever by daniel bauer
they're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're all together ooky – no, this time it's called 'denim fever'.We've been as...
Austria
short film
We Walk These Streets by Rich Williamson
This video is a tribute to street performers, musicians and artists - people who make a living doing what they love. Life is Good. Direc...
Canada
music video
Byentl's Miracle by Dan Hastrey
Music video nr.4 (Camera Panasonic hvx-201). Artist Byentl Made by Dan for Nwm Media Belgium (camera & editing). Produced by Jeffrey Borren...
Belgium






CREATIVE COW TRAINING TOOLS
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Learn Media Composer Lesson 25: The Basic Audio Mix Part 1 * AVID * Kevin P. McAuliffe In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about the setup and follow though for a basic audio mix. Not only does he show you how simple it should be, but he also gives you a few great tips to speed up your mix, and get it done faster than ever.... more
Killer Dailies: The Walking Dead & Vampire Diaries * Art of the Edit * Joe Huggins Undead hits The Walking Dead (shooting on film) and The Vampire Diaries (shooting with ARRI Alexa) are both shot near Atlanta, GA, and both rely on Crawford Media Services for dailies for two very different workflows, one revolving around the ARRI Alexa, the other around Super 16 film.... more
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