"Poseidon" visual effects supervisors Boyd Shermis and Chas Jarrett worked long months to give audiences that sinking feeling. "(Helmer) Wolfgang Petersen told me he wanted to outdo himself," says…
In a year that finds actors like Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio boasting multiple outstanding performances and Clint Eastwood directing two films with critical buzz, many fear that…
When George Miller conceived the story of an outcast penguin who tap-dances when he can't find his heart song, the "Happy Feet" director realized he'd need to do some fancy footwork himself to make…
While there was talk that the inspiration for Meryl Streep's performance as mythic fashionista Miranda Priestly in "The Devil Wears Prada" was iconic Vogue editor Anna Wintour, according to "Prada"…
Hands-on experience in taking spectacular imagery from page to screen has propelled a group of visual effects supervisors from behind the computer screen right into the director's chair.
Director Roger Michell believes Peter O'Toole's star turn as an aging actor beguiled by a teen girl in "Venus" is connecting with people for a multitude of reasons.
What will Lightning McQueen wear on the red carpet? Will Mumble get a dance number? How will the Beverly Hilton ballroom be able to accommodate a Monster House? These are all critical questions now…
In a city known for its sleight of hand, the studio back lot is still a kind of sorcerer's hat for directors and production designers to create and control the look of a foreign location while…
George Clooney says he has no idea how much of an impact his charitable work and political activism make on the real world outside the bigscreen. But the numbers tell the story.
Bringing in feature-film-quality visual effects on a television production timetable and budget is never easy, but "CSI: Miami" has found a fresh way to make it happen.