Studio’s Top Stories of 2012: Part Two

Studio Daily by Bryand Frazer

One of my favorite tasks at the end of every year is digging into StudioDaily's analytics and tallying the pageviews for the most popular stories we published in the last 12-month period. The traffic stats always yield an interesting mix of content, from product reviews and case studies to NAB news and business stories. They reveal what we've been spending a lot of time thinking about in the last year and, sometimes, they reveal what we'll still be considering in the next one. Here's part two of our look back at 2012.
#5 Previs, Techvis, and Postvis on The Avengers
Among big-event films this year, none were bigger than Marvel's mammoth superhero team-up flick The Avengers. In the able hands of writer-director Joss Whedon, the film was a textbook example of comic-book cinema done right. Barbara Robertson approached the film from a different angle, talking to The Third Floor about its detailed previs and postvis techniques for the film's major action sequences.
#4 How Healthy Is Our VFX Industry?
The issues facing the VFX business are complicated and vexing — too troublesome to be tackled in a single blog entry. But our Peter Plantec gave it a shot, anyway, and generated lots of discussion in the comments section about history and practice, not to mention what readers thought he got right and what they thought he got wrong. For more from Peter, follow the tag plantec on vfx. read more...

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