Several tutorials and lots of news this week as we count down the days to the holidays. I just noticed that, with this week's articles, I've published 2,301 tutorials that extend back to 2004! I enjoy reading about issues we were worrying about 10-15 years ago. Times do change....
Let's start with the news.
Foundry took a look back to uncover 2020's top VFX trends, whilst also exploring the effect of COVID-19 and what they think 2021 will hold for the industry. Topics include: Universal Scene Descriptors, remote work, real-time VFX, machine learning, and trends for 2021.
Access:VFX an industry-led non-profit coalition of leading VFX, animation and games studios, announced their e-mentoring program has connected over 1,000 mentors and mentees across the globe. This association of over 50 companies is focused on enabling artists to improve their skills and gain access to jobs.
Blackbird, the developer and seller of cloud-based video editing software, won the Emerging Tech Company of the Year award. Organized by SportsPro, the OTT Awards are one of the most coveted recognitions in the sports broadcast industry.
Simon Says launched Simon Says Assemble a significant expansion to the Simon Says platform that makes video editing as simple as copying and pasting transcript text. Users can quickly find key soundbites right from the transcript while viewing the corresponding video in parallel. Then, drag & drop text to lay out those video soundbites in the desired order, creating the spine of their story.
OWC announced OWC Copy That, an app that lets you easily copy photos and videos from your iPhone / iPad directly to external storage devices. This simplifies accessing files that originated on a mobile device, as well as freeing up the limited space of a mobile device.