Greg Nicotero, The Walking Dead, started KNB Effects Group in 1988 with partners Howard Berger and Robert Kurtzman. His credits are too numerous to list. Greg was kind enough to give us a tour of his studio. – via crafttruckRead More
FX Guide takes a deep and in-depth look at the film “Elysium” which uses complete CGI effects as well as hybrid model-CGI creations to bring to life the world of a dystopian future. Even before the release of his first feature film, District 9, Neill Blomkamp had impressed audiences with his dystopian visions in short films Read MoreRead More
The Stan Winston School shows off the real life monster-making workshop as they work on a 12 ton, 1,000 horsepower dinosaur. REAL-LIFE INSPIRATION Among the new dinosaurs created for JURASSIC PARK III was the massive Spinosaur, which was sculpted by key artist Joey Orosco in one-sixteenth-scale, from sketches by SWS concept designer Mark “Crash” McCreery. Read MoreRead More
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.