Immersion. It's how game designers measure the success of their creations. If the player forgets he's in his living room at 3 a.m. in front of a half-filled box of day-old pizza and starts to believe…
Few films come to market without mastering their soundtracks and then being shown at theaters with Dolby-standardized sound systems. And after 40 years as a standard-bearer, Dolby could say its sound…
Sure, the flashy tight suit and the amazing powers help. But for an audience to really believe in him, Spider-Man has to be weighed down by the very human problem of gravity.
Visual effects teams are often asked to create that never been seen element -- a spaceship, a creature, a unique explosion. "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" visual effects supervisors Darin…
Visual effects Oscar nominees come by way of the category's famous bake-off. First, the branch's 35-person exec committee selects five industry professionals to create a 40-member steering committee…
When visual effects earned its own branch at the Academy 10 years ago, it was where you went for explosions, fires and spaceships. Now, as visual effects appear in everything from the summer…