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The Science of Rendering Photorealistic CGI – A Filmmaker IQ Lesson!!!

How do we get a glorified adding machine to generate a photorealistic image? Find out as we explore the processes developed over 40 years of intensive computer science research which now bring amazing Visual Effects to the silver screen which include Rasterization, Ray Casting, Ray Tracing and the Rendering Equation. This lesson is sponsored by Read MoreRead More

J.J. Abrams Talks STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and That New Lightsaber

J.J. Abrams Talks Star Wars on the red carpet at the Visual Effects Society Awards – discussing his the Light Saber and how his use of CGI is the opposite of George Lucas’. When you’re the director of the most anticipated film of the year—and, quite possibly, one of the most anticipated in recent memory—you’re Read MoreRead More

Disney’s Maleficent & Re-creating Fully Digital Characters-Design

Angelina Jolie stars in Disney’s new Maleficent, featuring a forest world of detailed visual effects. Mike Seymour delves into how facial movement experts Digital Domain, worked to re-create realistic, fully digital counterparts to the story’s three fairies. Have they successfully crossed the Uncanny Valley?Read More

How 300’s innovations in 2006 became the clichés of 2014

Follow the modern trend of sword and sandal genre that started back with Zack Snyder’s 300 in 2006. When Zack Snyder’s 300 became an unexpected blockbuster in 2007 (after playing one festival in 2006), the success spawned a slew of analyses in the showbiz press, as pundits tried to pinpoint how this particular movie seemingly came Read MoreRead More

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