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Making Waves, 16 August 2013

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How to Create Video Game Characters
D.L. Cade has published a story on PetaPixel which answers some of the mysteries of video game character creation. Part of the small army responsible for creating FIFA 14 is called the EA Sports Capture Lab. This team creates headshot captures of athletes with 18 DSLRs. The images are then mapped to 3D models for further game development.

Connecting 18 cameras in nine pairs to computers and making sure everything comes off without a hitch is done with the help of one trigger: a tried-and-true PocketWizard Plus® II.

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Joseph O. Holmes’ Projectionist Portraits

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As theaters eschew film projectors in favor of digital ones, the movie theater projectionist will become a thing of the past. Photographer Joseph O. Holmes has embarked on a project to document this quickly-disappearing profession.

He writes not only is the lighting inside the projection booths dim, but it’s also pretty awful looking. He brings his own light into these spaces in the form of a softbox and Nikon speedlights, and, if his son isn’t available to assist, he holds the softbox himself and triggers his camera remotely using his PocketWizard FlexTT5® and MiniTT1®.

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