Digital Effects & Artist

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

An Interview with Gravity FX Supervisor Neil Corbould | DP/30

In a remarkable career that started when he talked his uncle into letting work on the set of Superman: The Movie, Neil Corbould has been part of some of history’s biggest movies. He’s been Oscar-nominated 4 times, winning for Gladiator in 2000. The last time he was part of what he felt was a landmark Read MoreRead More

Life After Pi – A Documentary on the Rhythm & Hues Studios

LIFE AFTER PI is a short documentary about Rhythm & Hues Studios, the L.A. based Visual Effects company that won an Academy Award for its groundbreaking work on “Life of Pi” — just two weeks after declaring bankruptcy. The film explores rapidly changing forces impacting the global VFX community and the Film Industry as a Read MoreRead More

The Making of the Title Sequence from “The LEGO Movie”

Art of the Title interviews Creative Director Brian Mah, VFX Supervisor James Andrson  and Executive Producer Kathy Kelehan of Alma Mater on their work on the side scrolling stop motion animation that is the credit sequence for “The LEGO Movie” So, how did this project begin? What was the first meeting about this sequence like? BM: We were initially contacted Read MoreRead More

ILM’s scientific solutions

Ian Failes reports on ILM’s wins in the Scientific and Technical Awards for their advancements in computer generated graphics. ILM is no stranger to the SciTech Awards; numerous innovations crafted by its artists and engineers have been recognized with prestigious Scientific and Technical Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The studio’s Read MoreRead More

Illusion of Space Flight | Shanks FX

To create a spaceship flying through the space, the effects wizards of yesteryear used simple techniques of keeping the model spaceship still, and having the camera move in towards the objects. This would give the illusion that the ship was moving. Watch as Shanks FX try these techniques with the spaceships in his collection!!!  Read More

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