The year 2000 was not one in which visual effects changed dramatically, but many in the industry feel that it was a time of ongoing flux.
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…
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.
Even though production design is going topless and sometimes naked more than ever, producers are spending less money on backgrounds, sets and locations than they have in recent years. "Sets will be…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
Online went mainstream at MidemNet, the one-day online conference that preceded the venerable Midem music market over the weekend, as industry luminaries took center stage and IBM unveiled its…