• IdN TV v21n3: Music Video – Has the Internet killed the MV star?
    IdN TV v21n3: Music Video – Has the Internet killed the MV star?

    With the huge amount of easily accessible free music sources on the Internet, most experts predict that the demise of the music video is imminent. And yet a sizable number of young directors are still determined to engage with the genre (which has kick-started the careers of many a top feature-film director). Just as video did not kill the radio star, neither has the Internet killed the MV star – yet. Find out what keeps it kicking with four successful MV auteurs.

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  • IdN TV v21n1: Seamless Transition – Going with the flow
    IdN TV v21n1: Seamless Transition – Going with the flow

    Seamless transition is more than just a technical term in the post-production process of modern motion-capture. It cuts to the heart of contemporary animation and story-telling with special-effects. How to hold a viewer’s interest while segueing as naturally as possible from one scene or one image to the next? Three leading exponents of this art explain the tricks of their trade and what gives their work such fantastic fluidity.

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  • IdN TV v20n5: Black and White – Unfading those monochrome memories
    IdN TV v20n5: Black and White – Unfading those monochrome memories

    With a full-spectrum colour palette now brilliantly available to all, it is felt that restricting oneself in black-and-white must be a kind of masochism and that the outcome is bound to be more boring than a fully realistic approach. Yet many directors still relish the atmospheric effects that only B&W can achieve – and the technical challenges that go along with its use. In these exclusive interviews, three of today’s leading exponents of what might be thought of as a dying art explain the attraction of this apparently limiting technique – and the sense of fulfillment it can bring.

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  • IdN TV v20n4: Projection Mapping – Mapping the future of motion graphics
    IdN TV v20n4: Projection Mapping – Mapping the future of motion graphics

    Projection mapping started out as an eye-catching enhancement to a Disneyland ride back in the late 1960s, but it has gone on to become a mainstay of public art and advertising. What were once known as “light shows” or “son et lumiere” performances have taken over our city streets at night, making them safer and a lot more enjoyable to be in, and transformed the appeal of many historic monuments. World-renowned specialists in this cutting-edge discipline, Moment Factory and Refik Anadol, tell us how it’s done and why.

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  • IdN TV v20n1: 3D Graphics – Taking the Genre into a New Dimension
    IdN TV v20n1: 3D Graphics – Taking the Genre into a New Dimension

    There is no doubt that special effects have revolutionised motion graphics, both in the cinema and in the world of advertising. Now comes the most special effect of all – the third dimension. To celebrate the launch of IdN TV, we have secured exclusive interviews with a quartet of world-renowned motion designers who have made a speciality of working in 3D. Read what they have to say about the challenges this presents – and how they rise to them. But above all, enjoy the explosive creations of these maestros of super-realism and ultra-believable fantasy!

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