Best picture may be the most coveted prize at the Oscars, but the visual effects nominees have better records at the B.O. -- especially in the past 15 years.
In the pulp sci-fi action adventure flick "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow," director Kerry Conran for the first time shot an entire movie against bluescreen.
One of the biggest remaining challenges for digital f/x pros is volumetric rendering -- the credible representation of such ill-defined, constantly changing things as giant ocean waves, huge…
The arrival of digital visual effects has given filmmakers the ability to conjure space battles, magic spells, dinosaurs and the like in photorealistic detail -- and these are the spectacular f/x…
Going into "Spider-Man 2," visual effects supervisor John Dykstra knew the pressure was on to top the visual effects of the first film. He rose to the challenge by focusing on the seamless…
When Tom Hanks approached director Robert Zemeckis about turning Chris Van Allsburg's 29-page book "The Polar Express" into an animated children's feature, he couldn't have known what he was letting…
Pixar Animation Studios received 16 Annie nominations, while DreamWorks Animation came in a close second with 14 for "Shrek 2" and "Shark Tale," ASIFA-Hollywood announced Monday.
Chinese docudrama "Kekexili: Mountain Patrol" rode off with the best picture trophy at Saturday's 41st Golden Horse Awards, which honors Chinese-lingo pics. Win marks the first time a Chinese…
The people just got a lot more choices. Sixteen categories have been added for the 31st annual People's Choice Awards, up from the 24 that were announced in October.
Australia's dominant feevee platform Foxtel always stages impressive parties but its Nov. 30 summer schedule launch entered a new league.