By David Niles White | Friday, February 19, 2010
New Deal Studios is where the line between illusion and reality disappears. Come along for peek behind the magician’s curtain at one of Hollywood’s top visual effects houses. In this Creative Inspirations documentary, find out how key scenes from Martin Scorsese’s film that opens today, Shutter Island, were created, as well as segments of The Dark Knight and Night at the Museum. Using a combination of models, miniatures, computer graphics, and digital effects, New Deal Studios was designed from the ground up to be a place where effects professionals could do their best work, and where filmmakers could have their visions realized.
Watch the entire New Deal Studios: Creative Inspirations documentary in the Online Training Library®.
By Crystal McCullough | Monday, February 01, 2010
From 'Designing Characters' in Mexopolis: Creative Inspirations.
Mexopolis is the husband and wife team whose animated television series El Tigre has defied all the rules and won eight Emmys. Jorge Gutierrez and Sandra Equihua personify the successful integration of personal creative vision and commercial success. Born and raised in Mexico, this dynamic couple has managed to blend their passion for over-the-top Mexican popular culture with digital animation techniques to create characters and stories that dazzle the eye and strike universal truths in the heart. This installment of Creative Inspirations takes viewers into the personal worlds and methods of this inspiring young couple.
Lynda interviews Jorge Gutierrez and Sandra Equihua of Mexopolis.
By Crystal McCullough | Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Aaron over at Creative Calamities says lynda.com is his new best friend. After trying out a free trial, it appears he was hooked and had to subscribe. He especially likes our Creative Inspirations series.
“I thought I would only be learning the ins and outs of every piece of software out there, but to my surprise I am gaining a greater insight into the business side of art. And I am being inspired all at the same time.”
Read Aaron’s full post.
By Crystal McCullough | Thursday, November 12, 2009
Jason Yim, president and executive creative director at Trigger.
Trigger may be the biggest little interactive shop that probably has never been heard of. This amazing boutique shoots out web sites, online games, Facebook apps, and iPhone apps for major motion pictures like Spider-Man and District 9, and consumer brands like Nike and Red Bull. Combining a talented design team with solid software engineering, Trigger has mastered the integration of creative expression and technology. With offices in Los Angeles and Shanghai, they’ve found the elusive winning formula for East-West collaboration. This installment of Creative Inspirations in the lynda.com Online Training Library® takes viewers inside what may be a prototype for the next generation design firm.
Vivid Savitri, creative director-Shanghai, gives us a tour of the Shanghai workspace.
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