Apr 19, 2017
Here is an exclusive interview with Martin Preston, Head of R&D at Framestore, and he talks about how Arnold renderer with Maya were used on the film Gravity. The film is a few years old now, but the VFX are stellar.
Apr 12, 2017
International Space Day and Midweek Motivations bring us a VFX breakdown of The Space Between Us, an interstellar teen romance. I took my daughter to see the film a couple of weeks ago and while some of the science in the film was questionable, but the visual effects were great!
Apr 12, 2017
It’s international Space Day, so here’s another inspirational piece about space for the upcoming Warner Bros film Geostorm, directed by Dean Delvin. It’s a disaster film about that control the weather and have a mishap. There are lots of weather related VFX and nice satellite CG.
Mar 29, 2017
T2 Trainspotting, Danny Boyle’s sequel about heroin addicts in Scotland, is one of my most anticipated films of 2017. After 20 years, the soundtrack on the original is still one of my favorites. Here is the trailer and some of the visual effects from the film, which is released this Friday in the U.S.
Mar 29, 2017
We’ve been doing a Big Screen Effects feature for a while but we think it’s time to focus on some of the amazing photorealistic visual effects on television and streaming services. Today, we’re featuring effects from The OA, Taboo, and When We Rise. All of these show composites that are so good, you don’t even realize that it’s not true to life, but constructed by a VFX team!
Mar 22, 2017
Enjoy some VFX breakdowns from two major motion pictures that were both up for an Oscar nominations in 2016: Deepwater Horizon and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Feb 15, 2017
Arrival was one my favorite films of the last year. The visual effects were top notch! Here’s a look behind the scenes at the visual effects, editing, and sound design. I’m currently learning Autodesk Maya and I was excited to see that Maya, Flame, Arnold Render, Avid Media Composer, and Avid Pro Tools were all used in the production.
Feb 01, 2017
Rogue One was an incredible film, in my opinion. Check out some behind-the-scenes looks at the work that went into the film. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is up for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects!
Feb 01, 2017
For your Midweek Motivations, it’s Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, now a Netflix original series! In the Big Screen Effects, we dive into some big motion pictures and bring you some information about the visual effects and CGI in the films.
Nov 30, 2016
Here’s a bit of Midweek Motivation for you! Doctor Strange is a visually awe-inspiring sci-fi film/fantasy starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swindon, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. We’ll take a look at some behind the scenes videos, interviews with key members of the production team, and we’ve thrown in a few tutorials based on effects, too.
Nov 16, 2016
Rooted in the classic graphic novel series, Valerian and Laureline- visionary writer/director Luc Besson advances this iconic source material into a contemporary, unique and epic science fiction saga.
Aug 31, 2016
Stop motion animation has been around since the beginning of film. See how it has evolved over the last 100 years from ‘The Enchanted Drawing’ in 1900 to the recent release of ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’.
Aug 17, 2016
CGMeetup recently posted two in depth behind the scenes videos of the new Laika film Kubo and the Two Strings. It looks gorgeous!
Aug 10, 2016
Take a trip back to the 80’s with this interview at Art of the Title - Creative Director Michelle Dougherty from Imaginary Forces shares some of the inspiration behind the typography, effects and animation style in the Stranger Things opening title sequence. “It’s so simple, but simple is sometimes the hardest.”
Jul 06, 2016
Blur Studios used NUKE on the iconic opening title sequence for Deadpool as well as other scenes in the movie.
Jun 29, 2016
vfxblog talked to visual effects supervisor Luke McDonald about Bad Robot’s work on the horror-thriller ‘10 Cloverfield Lane.’
Jun 08, 2016
Wonder how they created some of the scenes in ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War?’ fxguide talked to production visual effects supervisor Paul Lambert about five of the film’s main VFX sequences.
Apr 27, 2016
Blur Studio is an award-winning production company based in Culver City, California. Established in 1995, Blur is built upon a solid foundation of artistic excellence and technical ingenuity.
Apr 25, 2016
“Here is my Star Wars hologram presentation. I get into the design process a bit and focus on some of the challenges and interesting techniques we used. Including the time I met Harrison Ford… kinda.” - Andrew Kramer
Apr 13, 2016
See Umedia’s VFX work on “Le Grimoire d’Arkandias” for UGC.
Mar 23, 2016
Oh yes oh yes oh yes! Finally, a closer look at the opening credits of DEADPOOL.