Hocus Pocus with a Digital Focus ! One of the digital world's most prestigious journals, Computer Graphics World, features the amazing work -- and workshop -- of digital illusionist Marco Tempest in a four page article. Award-winning journalist Karen Moltenbray interviewed Marco at length earlier this year in his Manhattan studio. Focusing primarily on Tempest's unique combination of cutting edge Computer Graphics and animation with live performance and illusion, the article included many graphics from recent corporate theatre performances. As work on the article progressed, Tempest was involved in moving to a larger studio and space, and upgrading his editing and graphics systems to the current top of the line 'smoke' system from Discreet. "I've always thought there was a natural link between CG and stage illusion," states Tempest. "CG work is really all about creating illusions on a screen...my special love is combining that particular magic with the magic of stage illusions, dance, and live performance. My work blurs the line a bit - you really can't quite tell where the "reality" leaves off and the illusion begins." To create the seamless "illusion of reality" in a very high tech world, Tempest's studios include the very latest in computer grahics, animation, video editing and projection equipment. With own blue-screen taping facility, an on-site graphics team, and a full array of equipment, the studio is a tech-junky's dream come true -- just the sort of thing Computer Graphics World's readers find particularly intriguing. Coming on the heals of recent appearances at the Digiglobe Awards and IFA shows in Europe, the new story simply reinforces the fact that Marco Tempest has become a leading force in the world of digital performance technology.