It's known today as "frozen moment," "dead time," "time slice," "the big freeze," "flow motion" or "bullet time," but the technique of using a group of still cameras to freeze motion is older than…
From morphing to creating water and fire, the special f/x sector has seen many breakthroughs over the past decade. Here’s a compilation of the films that caught Oscar’s eye and why: 1999 The Matrix…
VISIT GOLDEN GLOBES 2001 FOR FULL COVERAGEIt was an evening of Roman slaves and roamin' rockers at the 58th annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, as "Gladiator" and "Almost Famous" took home top…
On Feb. 7, the five effects houses behind the seven contenders for the three visual effects Oscar noms square off, with each house screening clip reels for the Visual Effects Nominating Committee.
The Windy City blew through Hollywood last week with the announcement of the Chicago Film Critics Assn.'s list of nominees, honoring the best and most promising talent in films and documentaries…
You don't have to be a member of the $90 million club to compete for Academy Awards in the best sound and best sound editing categories, but a large budget and big box office sure help.
Now that satellite and fiber-optic transfers of digital effects in the post-production arena of film are the rule rather than the exception, several companies have emerged as leaders in supplying…
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."
An battle of animated proportions is brewing in the world of primetime toons, which weren't included in the TV Academy's recent decision to expand the base of Emmy voters through at-home judging.
Every year, effects specialists strive to create digital images never before seen onscreen: bigger explosions, more realistic dinosaurs, scarier mummies, more believable talking animals. This year is…
Dennis Doty has been appointed producer of the 73rd annual Academy Awards pre-show.