Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Lucasfilm FX Supervisors

Much of what you saw in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was done in camera… and a lot wasn’t. Meet Roger Guyett (VFX Supervisor) and Patrick Tubach (VFX Supervisor), who headed the digital team on this film at Industriual Light & Magic. They talk to David Poland about bringing this landmark series back to life.Read 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

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

Heads above: the VFX of Sleepy Hollow

FX Guide takes a behind the scenes look at the tight deadlines and VFX work behind FOX’s Sleepy Hollow. Fox’s Sleepy Hollow is closing in on the end of its first season and has already been renewed for its second. The show features a diverse mix of visual effects work, from the hero Headless Horseman to matte paintings, Read MoreRead More

How to Set a Living Room on Fire with VFX in 4K

How do you set a room ablaze without really setting it ablaze or using CGI? Director Brendan Bellomo and DP Greg Wilson discuss their compositing techniques in shooting a promo for the Phantom Flex 4K Nothing in the room above is actually on fire. Nor is there any CGI. Nor was there a big budget Read MoreRead More

How a VFX Supervisor will save you a tonne of money

Hannah Newman-Smart explains how having your post effects team overseeing your production from the start will ultimately save you cash and headaches in the long run. VFX and SFX is the fun bit of filmmaking, right? Explosions that look cool and blow up everything on the screen, they can make Harry Potter and the Gryffindor Quidditch Read MoreRead More

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