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  • Big Screen Effects (76 ARTICLES)

  • Big Screen Effects: LAIKA Studio’s Missing Link

    April 24, 2019

    Missing Link is a new stop-motion/CG animated feature from LAIKA Studio and director/writer Chris Butler. LAIKI Studio also did Coraline and ParaNorman.

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  • Midweek Motivations: Ruben Brandt, Collector

    March 20, 2019

    I saw Ruben Brandt, Collector last weekend, not knowing what it was about before walking into the theatre. It’s a wild ride and very stylish!

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  • Big Screen Effects: Solo: A Star Wars Story

    December 19, 2018

    There are some new behind the scenes videos from ILM that have come out in the past weeks, and whether you liked the film or not, you can’t deny that the visuals are spectacular and a lot of work went into them. Here are a few videos and some articles about the visual effects in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

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  • Big Screen Effects: Ant-Man and the Wasp Visual Effects

    August 22, 2018

    “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is exactly how I like my superhero films – not taking itself seriously. In the film, high tech suits give the superheroes the strength and size of an ant and a wasp, with lots of comic hi-jinx and special effects. Plus, I love Paul Rudd. Watch some behind the scenes videos and read some interviews about the miniature effects were created.

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  • Big Screen FX: Deadpool 2

    July 11, 2018

    Deadpool is back in Deadpool 2, as he tries to save a young boy with supernatural powers from Cable, a time traveling cyborg.  The jokes in DP2 are better, the action is bigger and the VFX…well..of course that’s bigger and better too!  Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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  • Big Screen Effects: Peter Rabbit

    June 6, 2018

    Peter Rabbit is a hybrid CG/Live-Action feature from Sony and Animal Logic starring Domhnall Gleeson, as the young Mr. MacGregor, and the voice of James Corden as Peter Rabbit.
    This film has it all: the voice talent is phenomenal, the writing is funny, the soundtrack is great, and the CGI is adorable. My daughter was a huge fan of the Beatrix Potter books when she was little so we’ve been longtime fans of Peter Rabbit, and the film did not disappoint. It was fun to watch, even for adults, with some creative use of animated sketches. Here are some behind the scenes videos and information about what went into this film.

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  • Big Screen FX: Ready Player One

    May 30, 2018

    From the OASIS, to the avatars, to the Delorean and beyond, there are loads of VFX in the fun, futuristic thrill ride that is “Ready Player One.”

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  • Big Screen Effects: Avengers: Infinity War

    May 30, 2018

    So many film and VFX websites have featured VFX Supervisor interviews and behind the scenes looks at Avengers: Infinity War. Here is a roundup of some great content about Avengers latest film.

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  • Big Screen Effects: Downsizing

    May 9, 2018

    Downsizing was a film directed by Alexander Payne and starring Matt Damon about shrinking humans to pocket-size so they can minimize the human footprint. The concept was interesting, for sure, and the effects were fun. Here is some background on some of the effects.

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  • Big Screen Effects: Isle of Dogs

    April 11, 2018

    Wes Anderson’s stop-motion ‘Isle of Dogs’ is a story of a 12-year old boy looking for his dog on a canine-only Japanese island. Go behind the scenes to see what it took to bring this lovable tale to life. Plus, with big names like Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson and more, voicing some of the dogs, it’s sure to win you over.

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  • Big Screen Effects: Claymation & Stop Motion in Early Man

    March 14, 2018

    Early Man is a stop-motion film, directed by Nick Park with his Oscar-winning animation studio Aardman Animations. You may know Park and Aardman from Wallace and Gromit. I saw it last month and it’s a fun ride! I highly recommend it. Plus, Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams doing voices… the cast is top notch!

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  • Big Screen Effects: Black Panther

    March 7, 2018

    Black Panther is one of the best films I’ve seen, with stunning visual effects, superb acting and a wonderful story line. Go behind the scenes of this blockbuster movie with VFX breakdowns, interviews, the crazy car chase and more, to learn what it took to bring Black Panther to the big screen. Warning: spoilers.

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  • Big Screen Effects: The Shape of Water

    February 28, 2018

    The Shape of Water is my personal pick for Best Picture for the Academy Awards, and I’ve seen all of the nominated films. It’s so beautifully shot and the story is compelling. Without giving away any spoilers, The Shape of Water is the story of a mute woman who works in custodial services at a lab in 1962’s Baltimore during the Cold War. Scientists bring in an amphibious creature and love happens. Of course, the evil lab manager has other ideas.  This is a roundup of the visual effects in the film, created by Mr. X and others.

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  • Big Screen Effects: The Magic Behind Coco

    February 21, 2018

    Coco was possibly my favorite film of 2017, and that is saying a lot because I saw a lot of movies! It’s visually stunning and gorgeously animated and tells a compelling story of a boy named Miguel who visits the world of the dead. Coco won Best Edited Animated at the American Cinema Editors’ Eddie Awards, and won Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature. Coco; Hèctor the VES Awards.
    Coco has been nominated for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song by the 2018 Academy Awards.

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  • Big Screen Effects: The VFX and Editing of I, Tonya

    February 14, 2018

    With the Winter Olympics and the Oscars are coming up in a few weeks, it seemed like the perfect time to talk about “I, Tonya”, which is disgraced ice skater Tonya Harding’s own story. I saw the film right after it came out and it’s very entertaining, and really makes you feel for Tonya Harding and how she was destroyed by the media. The most impressive visual effects in this film involved head replacement of skating doubles, using V-Ray and Maya in the pipeline. We’re also featuring the superb editing of Tatiana Riegel, ACE.

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