David Hewlett Joins the Red Giant Universe in New Short Film

Red Giant Presents: Hewlogram

I couldn’t believe that what were essentially product showcases had stuck with me as works of art unto themselves, unlike most of the VFX-driven shorts I’d seen. I geeked out and tweeted about loving everything they were doing. …after geeking out together, we decided to collaborate on a short.

Red Giant today released “Hewlogram,” the newest Red Giant film starring David Hewlett, best known for his role as Dr. Rodney McKay in “Stargate: Atlantis.” The new film comes out alongside the release of Red Giant Universe 2.2, the latest update to Red Giant’s ever-expanding collection of GPU-accelerated plugins for editors and motion graphics artists.

Watch “Hewlogram” now.

“Hewlogram”: A Completely Believable Plot Line for a 1980s Sci-Fi Buddy Cop TV Show

Known for fun and clever short films that manage to entertain while showing off Red Giant visual effects and motion graphics tools, Red Giant’s newest film is no different from classics like “Old/New” and “Plot Device.” Written and directed by Aharon Rabinowitz, in his directorial debut, “Hewlogram” was born out of both Aharon’s love for holograms and David Hewlett’s love of visual effects tutorials. Hewlett, who is part of the all-star cast of Guillermo Del Toro’s forthcoming film, “The Shape of Water,” discovered Red Giant software through a bit of internet sleuthing.

Watch the Making of Hewlogram.

“I was blown away by a number of really cool HUD and particle effects that I’d seen online and on television and the movies that I was watching with my son,” says Hewlett. “As a bit of a nerd (okay a huge nerd), I traced them back to Red Giant and was stunned by their products and the brilliance of…

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