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The Visual Effects of “The Martian”

‘The Martian’ has director Ridley Scott returning to the science fiction genre where he made his mark with “Alien” and “Blade Runner.” Visual effects supervisor Richard Stammers and virtual production supervisor Casey Schatz reveal how everything from Scott’s sketches on printouts to the latest computer technology helped create one of Hollywood’s most realistic space adventures.Read More

Oscar Ballot Guide -­ Animation Character Design -­ Variety Artisans

What goes into designing an animated character you’ll love watching for an hour and a half — and remember forever. We hear from three of this year’s contenders, Albert Lozano from Pixar, Nick Bruno and Scott Carroll from Blue Sky, and character sculptor Carol Koch of “Anomalisa,” along with David Vandervoort of Laika (“Paranorman,” “The Read MoreRead More

My Life In Monsters: Meet the Animator Behind Star Wars and Jurassic Park

Phil Tippett is the Oscar-winning stop-motion animator and designer behind some of the greatest fantasy creatures and sci-fi set pieces in cinema history. From his humble beginnings as an alien patron in the iconic Cantina sequence from ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’, to pioneering stop-motion techniques used throughout ‘Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Return of the Read MoreRead More

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Lucasfilm FX Supervisors

Much of what you saw in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was done in camera… and a lot wasn’t. Meet Roger Guyett (VFX Supervisor) and Patrick Tubach (VFX Supervisor), who headed the digital team on this film at Industriual Light & Magic. They talk to David Poland about bringing this landmark series back to life.Read More

Making the Effects of “Spectre”

Take a behind the scenes look at the stunts and effects that went in 007′s twenty-fourth outing: Spectre. For Sam Mendes’ Spectre, the newest film in the 007 franchise, the effects requirements were, as with previous Bond films, diverse and complicated. Buildings had to be destroyed, helicopters crashed, cars raced around Rome, planes landed in Read MoreRead More

The tech of the art of The Peanuts Movie

Converting a beloved and iconic comic strip into a 3D animated feature is a considerable task – Blue Sky Studio opens up and shares some of their processes in bringing Peanuts to the Big Screen. ‘When in doubt, go back to the strip.’ That was The Peanuts Movie director Steve Martino’s mantra during production on Blue Sky Read MoreRead More

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