Archive for January 25th, 2007

Jan 25, 2007

Nash Editions: Photography and the Art of Digital Printing

nash-cover-small.jpgNash Editions: Photography and the Art of Digital Printing is a newly released book by Nash Editions partners Graham Nash and Mac Holbert.

While you certainly may know Graham as a member of the rock band Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young you may not realize that Graham is a passionate photographer. Nash Editions almost single handedly developed fine art digital printing. (see the PSN story about Nash’s PMDA Award)

Fine art digital printing was born in the beginning of 1990 when Graham and Mac took a hacksaw to a $125,000 Iris printer (and voiding the warranty) to get it to accept fine art papers. That printer is now on display at the Smithsonian.

This book uses thought-provoking essays and glorious artwork to sum up not only Nash Editions’ achievements but also the state of fine-art digital printmaking.

Jan 25, 2007

Adobe CS3 to drive pro Mac sales

The release of Adobe CS3 will add momentum to pro Mac sales, an analyst claims

[editor's note: file this one under well, DUH]

Source: Macwolrd UK

Sales of Apple’s professional Macs will take a significant upturn on the release of Adobe CS3, claimed Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster this week.

Jan 25, 2007

Visual effects masters put the magic in ILM

SAN FRANCISCO–With its two visual effects Oscar nominations Tuesday, Industrial Light & Magic appears poised to win its first Academy Awards in the category it pioneered 13 years ago.

Source: CNET
Written by Daniel Terdiman

And for the two ILM animation specialists nominated for their work on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, the nods look likely to reward animation work that their peers are applauding as ground-breaking.

In particular, the kudos for visual effects supervisor John Knoll (co-author of Photoshop with brother Thomas Knoll) and animation supervisor Hal Hickel are mostly coming as a result of the work they did animating the Davy Jones character. In fact, the character was entirely computer-animated, a feat that has some in the industry standing back in awe.