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Making a Fight Scene in 5 Easy Bullet Points

Jason Satterlund punches through 5 bullet points to creating cool action fight scenes especially when working with untrained actors. Here’s the Stunt Punching tutorial mention in the video: 1) Assess the actors’ physical abilities. Don’t start designing a scene before you’ve had a chance to meet with your actor, and assess his or her skills. Read MoreRead More

Noah: Epic Rain System Controlled with a Single iPad App

Take a look behind the scenes of Noah and how they shoot night for Day to control the lighting during the rain sequences. And on the eighth day, we got apps. Fxguide’s Mike Seymour details the how the upcoming blockbuster, Noah, was able to control the mechanics of a giant custom rain machine in a studio that Read MoreRead More

A Special Effects Masterclass with Douglas Trumbull

Douglas Trumbull, the industry pioneer behind the special effects of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Blade Runner joins post-secondary students and faculty to discuss his remarkable career in visual effects and his own directorial projects.This Higher Learning event was held on December 9, 2010 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.Read More

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