Iron Man UI VFX

A UI VFX show reel from Iron Man II showing of the extensive effects prologue did. Find more of their work here. We all know it’s not really usable. Still looks fancy though.

A montage of the creation process:

If you are interested in UX Design in Movies there is an extensive reference with a lot of video samples here: WEAVE 04.10. – Science Fiction Interfaces (German)

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Brain Computer Interface

The act of mind reading is something usually reserved for science-fiction movies but researchers in America have used a technique, usually associated with identifying epilepsy, for the first time to show that a computer can listen to our thoughts.
In a new study, scientists from Washington University demonstrated that humans can control a cursor on a computer screen using words spoken out loud and in their head, holding huge applications for patients who may have lost their speech through brain injury or disabled patients with limited movement.

[via sciencedaily.com]

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DiY Sci-Fi Short

A sci-fi short filmed by a Scottish art director has become what The Hollywood Reporter calls the “year’s first hot short.”

Ben
 Craig, 37, used the short film, titled Modern Times, as an exercise in on-the-job training. The DIY filmmaker “relied on the goodwill of friends, with the ultimate cost of the short being sandwiches and pints at the pub,” according to the Reporter’s Heat Vision blog.

Watch Modern Times and you’ll see a quiet, visually impressive meditation on the future. There are no exploding spaceships, no blue aliens and no lasers. And the decision to skip dialog and go with an operatic soundtrack definitely classes up the clip.

The short film has generated interest from studios including Warner Bros, Fox and Paramount, according to Heat Vision. A behind-the-scenes clip, embedded below, shows how Craig pulled off his Hollywood hit.

[via FirstShowing.net]

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Iron Man II UI VFX show reel

A UI VFX show reel from Iron Man 2 showing of the extensive effects prologue did. Find more of their work here. We all know it’s not really usable. Still looks fancy.

The Process Montage:

If you are interested in UX Design in Movies there is an extensive reference with a lot of video samples here: WEAVE 04.10. – Science Fiction Interfaces (German)

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