Digital Media

Local animators told: raise your game

Richard Chuang has been in charge of visual effects for 16 Hollywood productions, including the Shrek trilogy. Photo: SCMP

If Asia wants to become a major player in the world of big-screen animation it needs to nurture its own creative talent, says Richard Chuang, a leading visual effects expert.

Friday, 3 May, 2013, 5:40am

Government film venues behind in digital revolution, says festival boss

Roger Garcia, Hong Kong International Film Festival executive director. Photo: Gary Mak

The Hong Kong International Film Festival says its ability to grow audience numbers and help foster the city's film culture is handicapped by the lack of government-run auditoriums that can screen digital movies - the bulk of its offerings. It's forced to use smaller commercial venues, where fewer tickets are available.

1 Apr 2013 - 5:06am

Overdosing on virtual connections

Growing numbers of people are apparently addicted to electronic gadgets providing continuous, always-on media and communications. Photo: Bloomberg

A decade ago, all the talk was about the digital divide leaving behind millions of poor people. Today, that has been replaced by a modern drug of choice for the masses - digital crack.

14 Feb 2013 - 1:29am 1 comment

Internet turns 21, but needs to grow up

Illustration: Oliver Raw

It celebrates its 21st birthday this year, but is the World Wide Web growing up? From e-mailing, search engines and file sharing to the dotcom bubble, the emergence of Google and, most recently, the creation of social media, the digital landscape has had many landmarks, but few ask what it has actually achieved.

11 Nov 2012 - 11:15am

Game: 'Dishonored'

Game: 'Dishonored'


Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks


In steampunk fantasy game Dishonored, the player takes on the role of a deadly assassin who dishes out justice from the shadows while clearing himself of involvement in a royal murder conspiracy.

21 Oct 2012 - 11:04am

Newsweek will no longer print, going digital

Newsweek will print its final edition at the end of this year.

After nearly 80 years of publication, the news magazine will shift to a digital-only format, available online and on tablet computers, editor-in-chief Tina Brown said on the magazine's website yesterday. Its last will be the December 31 issue.

19 Oct 2012 - 5:19am

Game Review: Borderlands 2

Game Review: Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2 Gearbox Borderlands 2 takes hardcore gaming fans back to the chaotic frontier world of Pandora for a second helping of sci-fi first-person-shooting fun.

30 Sep 2012 - 2:07pm

Tag Tournament 2 takes Tekken series to new heights

Tag Tournament 2 takes Tekken series to new heights

Fast, up-close, and personal combat has always been the hallmark of the Tekken series and the brutality has been taken up a notch in the latest instalment, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (TTT2).

24 Sep 2012 - 11:40am

Mainland web giants to buy video content jointly

Mainland internet giants Sohu, Tencent and Baidu are teaming up to buy video content together, in the hope of beating down the price.

The three firms said the copyright cost of an episode of new television soap operas hit 'a million yuan' (HK$1.23 million) last year, up from 'tens of thousands of yuan' in 2009.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Head-kick boy's video removed from net

A YouTube video of a 12-year-old boy getting kicked in the head by a rival player during a soccer match has been removed from public view after a legal letter from the English Schools Foundation.

The film, which received more than 30,000 views on the YouTube website, attracted inflammatory comments about the 10-year-old ESF Lions player who kicked the boy.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Sony NEX-7

Those of you looking for a professional-quality digital camera that comes in a compact, easy-to-carry package will be in seventh heaven with Sony's new NEX-7. While it continues Sony's series of NEX interchangeable lens cameras, the NEX-7, due in Hong Kong in the next few months, takes the series to a whole new level.

4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am


YouTube videos help you learn

The YouTube website provides the best way of self-learning.

I have been fascinated by its educational videos since I first started seeking help about my schoolwork two years ago. YouTube's video animations gave me a very clear picture of what I was studying.

16 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Baidu corners market in online advertising

Search engine Baidu seized more than a quarter of the mainland's online advertising market in the first quarter, according to an industry report released yesterday.

Enfodesk, an industrial data base compiled by research firm Analysys International, listed the top three online advertising operators as Baidu, Alibaba and Google China.

10 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Plan to help children bridge digital divide

Children from poor families have been promised help to access computers as the government moves to develop Hong Kong as a world-class digital city.

22 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Demand outstrips tech fund for needy

A fund set up to give the underprivileged access to the latest technology received a record number of applicants this year but was only able to help 20 per cent of them because of resource constraints.

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am