Grantland takes you into the storied confines of George Lucas’s Industrial Light and Magic headquarters to marvel at the art and relics from Lucas’s films, including the Yoda fountain, original ‘Star Wars’ character sketches, Slimer from ‘Ghostbusters,’ and much more. Produced and directed by Joe Braswell Behind the scenes at Industrial Light and Magic, we Read MoreRead More
Hellraiser’s FX Designer Gary J. Tunnicliffe demonstrates how to create “Nurneys” which are scraps of latex used for wounds, torn flesh, and overall zombie fun. Read the lesson in written form here. Submitted by Simon HosickRead More
Telling the tale of a boy lost at sea with a tiger, hyena, zebra and orangutan requires some serious technical wizardry. This in depth article from FX Guide goes into detail about how animators and artists approached this gigantic task to make the beautiful jaw-dropping scenes of Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” Visual effects supervisor Read MoreRead More
Join filmmaker Joey Shanks as he creates the hypnotizing visual effect of warp speed with his unique, low-cost techniques in PBS Digital Studios new web series, “FX Factory.” Joey Shanks is a professional and his actions should not be recreated at home. Episode extras:Read More
Rob Legato creates movie effects so good they (sometimes) trump the real thing. In this warm and funny talk, he shares his vision for enhancing reality on-screen in movies like Apollo 13, Titanic and Hugo.
Harry Knowles (Ain’t it Cool News) sits down with film legend Douglas Trumbull who created visual effects for films like “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” and “Blade Runner.” Together they cover the evolution of film and the state of film projection today.Read More
Don’t have this amazing funny talent to make your eyebrows dance? Worry not. The folks at VFXbro and Final Cut Kings show you how a little bit of After Effects Trickery can have your eyebrows Dubstepping in no time. (Getting 22 million YouTube hits not included in the tutorial). The Effect: The Tutorial:Read More