"There's a lot of volleying back and forth between physical effects and digital effects," says Charles Gibson, and that should be a theme in his bake-off.
"Avatar" advances the art and technology of visual effects in so many areas that winnowing down the bake-off presentation to 15 minutes is a challenge.
For vfx supervisor Roger Guyett, "Star Trek" was "a big show, emphasizing everything from creatures through the modern toolbox of visual effects..."
"District 9" creates a gritty, grimy shantytown world in South Africa, occupied by crustacean-like aliens.
Wylie Stateman surely had some sense of déjà vu while standing on the dub stage during the mixing dates for "Nine."
George Clooney's cross-country journey to send workers to the unemployment line in "Up in the Air" couldn't be more different from Jeremy Renner's quest to defuse bombs in "The Hurt Locker.
Seven films have been shortlisted for the makeup category of the 82nd Academy Awards.
Themes of war dominated the feature film nominations from the American Society of Cinematographers.
When costume designer Anna Sheppard took on "Inglourious Basterds," doing her work in the bitter cold of Berlin became the least of her worries.
Production designer Barry Chusid managed to create the look of "2012" with a crew so large there were four directors on set 'one bite at a time.'
In Hollywood, where titles and credits count for a lot, the line differentiating the role of the production designer and that of the art director has always been a bit fuzzy.