The Geeky

Atomic Lens Distortions

With the advent of action cams and cheap “VR” lenses (yes, the ironic/ sarcastic use of quotation marks is fully intended) the problem of lens distortions is more prevalent than ever. Personally I’ve never been too much a fan of people ironing out every bit of lens curvature on their video and photos because, you […]

Going Fu-Fu-Fucking Fusion?

Best news of this year’s SIGGRAPH so far: Fusion is going 9 and they’ve lowered the price to a ridiculous level that even I might be able to afford the Studio version despite living off charity. With this there’s barely any excuse left to not take the plunge, considering that you get pretty much all […]

Your not so annual Particular

Trapcode‘s Particular, or as I lately have been calling it Tadpole TesticularĀ *lol* is an odd tool in terms of its development. I loved the original version back then in 2004 and I loved v2 just as much, but powerful as it may be, this plug-in is one of those tools that didn’t evolve as quickly […]

Your annual Maxon

Of course I’ve announced a hundred times that I plan on staying away from this stuff, but it’s that time of year (SIGGRAPH, that is) and I just can’t help but feel compelled to jot down a few lines regarding the latest R19 release of Cinema 4D. Yes, *boohoo* to myself for not having enough […]

Can as Can can

Though I’m mostly watching from the sidelines these days without actually using creative software and thus I cannot be bothered anymore about a lot of things that go wrong in “the industry” (thankfully), I remain a keen observer and occasionally some news stand out and still pique my interest. One of those is Autodesk and […]

The Man with the Golden Martini

You know, one of the reasons I even began to get interested in the James Bond movie franchise was Gladys Knight‘s ingenious Licence to Kill theme song. As a child of the former Eastern block we didn’t have much opportunity to get to hear and see any of that, but I vividly remember that we […]

Booze Finale

Writers’/ producers’ vanity can be a terrible thing and even more so on a seriesĀ that you really want to like so badly. That’s exactly what happened to Boardwalk Empire. After having finished the cut short fifth season I’m more than ever convinced that the actual product crushed under everyone’s ambition. I totally do get what […]