Emmy Award Winner Shares his Journey and Discovery of iClone

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Mark Pleasant

Mark Pleasant formed Small Wonder Studio (SWS) right out of college in 1973, and never looked back. Since then he has been producing, directing, and shooting original productions, music videos, TV commercials, documentaries and 3D animation for clients around the world.

Located in Nashville Tennessee, SWS has worked with many of the record companies, clients include: RCA Records, Curb Records, BMG and Disney’s Lyric Street Records also many independent labels. Mark has served as a lighting cameraman for ABC’s “Good Morning America” and for the CBS Television Network when they came to Nashville. Working in film & video and digital-media, Mark has tackled a variety of production assignments, and in all of this he has also become a long-time iClone advocate.

“Just when I thought things might be slowing down for an old geezer like myself, things are busier than ever. And I have to say that a lot of the credit goes to the folks at Reallusion with that amazing product… iClone!” – Mark Pleasant

Broadway Actor turned Award Winning Film Director with iClone

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Charles Mandracchia

Charles Mandracchia is an Award Winning Director-Producer/Modeler/3D Animator/Actor/Composer/writer/Artist.

He is a member of the ASIFA-Hollywood (International Animated Film Society) and has won a combined 29 IMDB Awards for his films like; You Got a Problem & We Are Friends.

He is also the Director of CGI/Live Animation on a new film starring Vincent Pastore (Sopranos), Jackie “the Jokeman” Martling (Howard Stern Show) and many other film stars.

Star Wars Machinima Fan Wins Awards & Recognitions with iClone Films

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Damien Valentine (DarthAngelus)

I started making videos since 2002. It was around the time that independent filmmakers were realising that the internet was a good way to share their stories.

Over the years, I’ve seen some excellent films and wanted to try it for myself. Unfortunately, I didn’t know anyone who was willing to be in front of a camera, nor did I actually have a camera. So I turned to animation and I was able to enlist online friends who lived too far away to do anything live action but who were interested in voice acting. I also helped run the Machinima Expo for 8 years.

Jeff Jasper, Oscar & BAFTA winning FX Supervisor on iClone 7

“…a tour de force that is unmatched in the industry.

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“iClone 7 represents a huge leap in features that take iClone to a whole new level for professional production workflows. Studios have long dreamed of an animation platform with integrated performance capture, procedural animation and pipeline scripting in a package that also delivers stunning visual quality in real-time. Add in flexible integration with 3rd party software and game engines and you have a tour de force that is unmatched the in industry. Delivering on features like real-time GI with reflections, full PBR workflow and viewport rendering, HBAO+ and Shadow Mattes all bring the level of realism to the render to unprecedented levels. (continued…)

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“The Pro Facial Animation system is a huge win for me as a Faceware user. It is by far the best integration of Faceware I have seen in any package. Combined with the new face keying you have a powerful combination to deliver truly professional results.  The Morph system is incredible and really frees the artist to do some truly impressive animation that was just not possible before.  Camera workflow and python scripting now mean iClone can seat nicely into existing studio pipelines easily.  Last but not least, curves. The curve editor means the artist now has the choice for real-time, procedural, or true hand key frames animation or combos of all three with absolutely no limitations.” – Jeff Jasper

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“The fact that Reallusion have pulled all this off in a single release is truly amazing and I am super excited for the future of iClone.”

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Film Director, Cinematographer, Machinima Artist finds Global Success with iClone

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Tom Jantol

I was born a long time ago. A few decades later I graduated as a Film and Television director. After that I was spent my life waiting for a tool that would give me the luxury of avoiding work with living creatures, and let me become a one-man film making crew.

Then came a real-time animation software and my waiting days came to an end…

 

Top 5 Reasons to use iClone and Hitfilm

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Discover how iClone and HitFilm combine to create 3D animation, 3D models, and video editing capabilities…

iClone and HitFilm combine with outstanding results for incorporating 3D animation, 3D models, and video editing.  Here are the top 5 reasons I’ve found to use iClone and HItFilm together as a power-duo for 3D and video VFX.

iClone is a powerful 3D animation software, that stands out by being affordable, very intuitive and user-friendly. It has a surprisingly short learning curve, and it really boosts the performance of any animation process, allowing us to achieve spectacular results without the need of expensive and complicated resources.

Top 3D Filmmaking Reasons for using iClone & HitFilm

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If you have ever created a 3D animated film, or any film for that matter then you know how labor intensive it can be. The planning, the scripting, the editing, the everything! There is so much to take into consideration that we often ask ourselves —

  • What is the fastest way to start?
  • Can a single person do it all?  
  • What tools do I even use?

… just the thought alone is enough to put anyone off from such a production.

The Good News is —  YES, there is a fast way. Yes, you can do it all on your own. And yes, there are tools for all of this.