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  • Big Screen Effects (40 ARTICLES)

  • 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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  • Big Screen Effects: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    January 31, 2018

    On my birthday the whole family went to see Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and it was a wild ride. The effects are insane, especially the extraordinarily realistic CGI animals. Today we’re sharing a lot of great information about how the artists created the animals, plus information on other VFX and sound design.

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  • Midweek Motivation: Mocha used in Thor: Ragnorok

    January 24, 2018

    Learn how Rising Sun Pictures used Mocha with both NUKE and Silhouette for the VFX shots they created for ‘Thor: Ragnarok.’

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  • Big Screen Effects: Star Wars: The Last Jedi + Oscars 2018 Visual Effects Nominees

    January 24, 2018

    We’ve featured 4 of the 5 films that are up for the Academy Awards 2018 Oscar Nominations, but haven’t covered Star Wars: The Last Jedi yet. Most of the people that I know really enjoyed the film, but there were a few who didn’t like it. I have my theories about that, but no one can deny the fantastic VFX that transport you straight to the Star Wars world. Here’s a look at the VFX and effects teams involved in creating the film.

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  • Big Screen Effects: The Shape of Water

    January 17, 2018

    The Shape of Water is a gorgeous fantasy/romance from Guillermo del Toro and has 11 Oscar nominations. The film is visually stunning, the color grading is sublime,  and the soundtrack is wonderful. It takes place during the cold war and is a love story about a merman and a mute cleaning lady. Michael Shannon plays a really great villain too!

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  • Big Screen Effects: Loving Vincent with Making Of + Behind the Scenes

    January 3, 2018

    Loving Vincent, written and directed by filmmakers by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, is the world’s first fully painted feature film. I saw it over the weekend and it is a gorgeous film which takes place the year after Vincent Van Gogh died and explores what happened to him in his last days. Loving Vincent is up for Best Motion Picture – Animated and also a likely contender for an Oscar nomination, announced later this month.

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  • BSFX: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

    December 13, 2017

    Take a peak behind some of the amazing special effects created by ScanlineVFX and Rodeo FX for the film “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.”

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  • Big Screen Effects: Super Hero Edition with Thor: Ragnarok and Logan

    December 6, 2017

    There were several super hero films that came out in 2017 but Logan and Thor: Ragnarok were two of the best. We have some curated content about the making of these visual effects. While I’ll be the first to admit that I rarely see super hero films because I don’t care for them, the visual effects breakdowns and behind the scenes interviews are fascinating.

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  • Big Screen Effects: Blade Runner 2049

    October 25, 2017

    The Blade Runner sequel is loaded with spectacular visual effects and today we’re highlighting some of the effects and the visual effects teams who worked on the film. There may be some spoilers here if you haven’t seen the film, but nothing that should ruin it for you.

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  • Big Screen Effects: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    October 18, 2017

    James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.  2 was a huge hit over this past summer and was jam packed with non-stop fun and creative visuals. Learn about what went into the film with behind the scenes looks, interviews with the visual effects team, and more.

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  • Big Screen Effects: Ghostbusters: VFX Breakdowns and More

    September 27, 2017

    Go behind the scenes of Ghostbusters with these VFX breakdown from Sony Pictures Imageworks, MPC, and Zero FX. Plus find out how they brought Slimer and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man back to life, and more.

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