General Surgery logo

January 20, 2022Process

We were recently hired to create a logo for the Division of General Surgery at UHN. While most of our day-to-day work is focused on 3D-animations and video editing to help teach complex surgical procedures, we’ve occasionally been contracted out to do some design work, including a logo for the High School Outreach Initiative (HSOI) … Read More

Happy holidays and a Happy New Year 2022!

December 17, 2021News

https://youtu.be/xKOpzmnHWlQ   Happy holidays! Let’s welcome together another exciting year full of exciting new content.  Thank you so much for supporting us through this challenging year. Thanks to your support and contributions we have continued to maintain our monthly video release schedule throughout the pandemic, populating our OB-GYN, ENT, and HPB chapters with cases and patient education modules. We’ve … Read More

TVASurg needs your support

November 22, 2021News

Ensuring open access education is one of our core values at TVASurg, which is why our content is currently free for everyone, everywhere. However, this is only sustainable with your help. If you love TVASurg videos or if they’ve helped you in your surgical training, please support the atlas by donating. With your help, we … Read More

TVASurg Process: 3D Rendering

October 29, 2021Process

At TVASurg we love making engaging educational videos for teaching surgery. All members of our production team are graduates of the esteemed Biomedical Communications program at the University of Toronto–Mississauga, where we received focused training on communicating topics in life science with the same techniques used in the 3D animation industry. These include modelling, rigging, … Read More

Biomedical communications for patient education in right hemicolectomy

September 30, 2021Bio

We would like to acknowledge our awesome intern Min Jee Kim, a student at the Master of Science in Biomedical Communications Program at the University of Toronto. She has worked diligently this past summer to produce the wonderful Right Hemicolectomy Patient Education video. Throughout the process, Min Jee has continued to amaze us with her … Read More

AMI Tech Talk: Photogrammetry for surgery

July 30, 2021Conferences, News, Process, Research, Tutorial

The annual Association of Medical Illustrators meeting has just wrapped up, and this year TVASurg production team members gave TWO presentations! What follows is a summary of the “tech talk” Senior Biomedical Communicator Paul Kelly gave on using the software 3DFlow Zephyr for making photogrammetry-based 3D models for surgical subjects. https://youtu.be/tnGmrtAtYT4

TVASurg Process : ALT perforator flap case-study

July 15, 2021Process

With every project we work on together as a team, we learn new techniques for creating our educational content, and continuously refine our production process. We recently completed an anterolateral thigh perforator flap harvest technique for our ENT section of videos. We’d like to use this case study example to give an overview of our … Read More

Surgical Video Editing with DaVinci Resolve

May 26, 2021Process, Tutorial

Adobe Premiere Pro used to be our go-to video editing software, but for the past two years, we have started experimenting with DaVinci Resolve by Blackmagic Design. We find the interface to be quite intuitive. This software is packed with powerful features and it’s FREE! The free version contains most of the functions we need … Read More