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Russian Roulette: Creating the effects of “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”

FXGuide interviews visual effects supervisor Matt Johnson on the work that went into the Jack Ryan reboot. Reflecting on Kenneth Branagh’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, the film’s visual effects supervisor Matt Johnson describes the pic as a throwback to the 1980s Cold War thrillers. He says that style was evidenced in the film’s storytelling – it Read MoreRead More

The History and Science of the Slit Scan Effect used in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

Explore the mysterious and forgotten technique of Slit Scan for special effects and how Douglas Trumbull applied the photographic technique to Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, “2001: A Space Odyssey”. Then we’ll do our best to recreate the effect using LEGOs Technic gears. This video is part of the Filmmaker IQ Course “The Mysterious Art of Slit Read MoreRead More

Visual Effects Legend Douglas Trumbell on working with Kubrick on 2001

Visual Effects guru and a man who has designed the template for Vfx in films, Doug Trumbull is a true genius. Known for his ground breaking work on Kubrick’s epic future forward film “2001,” Doug Trumbull is a fascinating man to listen to and certainly holds court when he speaks about his craft. The SOC Read MoreRead More

Inside ILM – The History of the Magic

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

33 Jaw-Dropping VFX Breakdowns from Television

Television Programs have grown to become major cultural events in our culture. And with the availability of technological magic, visual effects for the original “boob-tube” can now match almost anything being seen on the silver screen.Read More