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Making Maleficent Fly

Maleficent’s Oscar-nominated Visual Effects Supervisor Carey Villegas speaks with Creative COW about his work creating the world of the iconic Disney villain, coordinating multiple effects houses on every one of over 1500 shots, and the challenges of creating realistic effects. I know you were the VFX supervisor on Alice in Wonderland, which was another very Read MoreRead More

Godzilla & Creating the Animalistic and Masculine Kaiju Monster-Design

After Roland Emmerich missed the mark with Godzilla in 1998, we had reason to be skeptical of Gareth Edwards’ new remake. Fxguide’s Mike Seymour goes inside the special effects behind the latest incarnation, in which effects company MPC designed the largest Godzilla yet, featuring an animalistic appearance with anthropomorphized traits.Read More

The 12 Basic Principles of Animation

The 12 basic principles of animation were developed by the ‘old men’ of Walt Disney Studios, amongst them Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, during the 1930s. Of course they weren’t old men at the time, but young men who were at the forefront of exciting discoveries that were contributing to the development of a new Read MoreRead More

The Double: Duplicating Jesse Eisenberg In A Dystopian World

An exclusive look at the making of The Double, from the creation of Jesse Eisenberg’s doppelgänger to the sci-fi film within a film. Go behind the scenes with director Richard Ayoade (Submarine) and VFX powerhouse Framestore in our documentary above.Read More

Flame VFX for Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

FxGuide chats with Flame artist/owner Sam Edwards, who spent eight months working in the production offices on vfx for the new TV series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Edwards composited almost 250 shots, which was approximately 1/6th of the show. We cover a bit of background on the job and then Edwards provides an overview of several Read MoreRead More

Captain America: The Winter Soldier – reaching new heights

Industrial Light & Magic was tasked with updating the helicarriers in the new film Captain America: The Winter Soldier. FXguide’s Mike Seymour talks to the visual effects company to find out what new details were added to the S.H.I.E.L.D. aircrafts, and how the effects team created a digital modeling environment for the epic helicarrier crash Read MoreRead More

The Math behind Pixar – Tony DeRose | TED

The folks at Pixar are widely known as some of the world’s best storytellers and animators. They are perhaps less recognized as some of the most innovative math whizzes around. Pixar Research Lead Tony DeRose delves into the math behind the animations, explaining how arithmetic, trigonometry and geometry help bring Woody and the rest of Read MoreRead More

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