Visitors to Industrial Light & Magic's pristine HQ in San Francisco's Presidio are treated to picture-postcard views of the Palace of Fine Arts and the Golden Gate Bridge.
These days, when media students ask their instructors and career counselors for advice about finding a job, they usually hear two words: go digital.
Despite Disney/Pixar's controversial decision to sit out this year's Annie Awards in a protest over voting policies, the crowd in attendance for the animation community's biggest night erupted in…
Auds have learned to be wary of movies converted to 3D, as some pics have failed to deliver the premium experience paid for.
Oscar's final five on the ideas and feelings that drive their films
As usual, the movies nominated for the visual effects Oscar include such fantastical topics as dreamscapes, superheroes and magic, as well as a simulated natural disaster.
A screaming Red Queen with a head that's double the normal size. A suitably Mad Hatter with eyes that jump in size and change color with his moods.
Organizing a production just keeps getting more complicated.
As far back as production designer Dante Ferretti can remember, he was transfixed by the movies.
Breakout directors. Cutting-edge techniques. Revolutionary storytelling devices.
Visual effects pros who work in an animation wrestle with many of the same problems as their colleagues on live-action pics -- fire, water, smoke, explosions.