Arriving on the backs of the realistic animals in "Stuart Little 2," the monsters of "Lord of the Rings" and the digital doubles of "Spider-Man" and "Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones,"…
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With 2001's crop of big-budget films, special effects shots numbered in the thousands. But when members of the Academy's visual effects branch met Feb. 6 to select three Oscar nominees, they were…
When cinematographer Steven Poster was a teenager, he got a taste of the cameraman's life by hanging around a newsreel lab listening to pros shoot the breeze while they waited for their footage…
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Dennis Muren, Rob Legato, Eric Brevig and Mike Fink may be household names in the f/x biz, but a new breed of visual effects supervisors are beginning to crop up and create their own following.
The computer graphics community convenes for its annual confab in Los Angeles to chat about all things digital, including creating photorealistic characters and environments.
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Tom Hanks has done it. So have Jim Carrey, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mike Myers. "It" is cyberscanning, the process of tracking laser beams around an actor's body to measure his…
When moviegoers watch the trailer for the upcoming f/x epic "Pearl Harbor," they might notice an interesting credit -- "visual effects and animation by Industrial Light & Magic."
When visitors to Seattle's new Experience Music Project witness the ride-film of James Brown singing "Sex Machine," they might be tempted to evoke an old advertising line: "Is it live or is it…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
- ‘La La Land,’ ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘The Crown’ Win Costume Designers Guild Awards
- Spirit Awards Hosts Nick Kroll and John Mulaney on Friendship, Indie Films and Day Drinking
- Final Oscar Predictions as the Season Hits the Home Stretch
- Behind-the-Scenes Video of Ryan Gosling Playing Piano in ‘La La Land’ (EXCLUSIVE)