Arriving on the backs of the realistic animals in "Stuart Little 2," the monsters of "Lord of the Rings" and the digital doubles of "Spider-Man" and "Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones,"…
2002 Title Studio/Distrib Date Signs Buena Vista Aug. 2 XXX Columbia Aug. 9 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Warner Bros. Nov. 15 Die Another Day MGM/UA Nov. 22…
Dennis Muren, Rob Legato, Eric Brevig and Mike Fink may be household names in the f/x biz, but a new breed of visual effects supervisors are beginning to crop up and create their own following.
LifeFX is looking to get some serious face time. Through its Facemail technology, which employs lifelike digital people to deliver your email, the Boston-based company is trying to bring a personal…
For evidence that the threat of Hollywood's strikes (since resolved) have created a boom in work for some f/x facilities, just take a look at Kodak-backed Cinesite.
Dr. Aki Ross notwithstanding, creating a totally believable digital human character remains just out of reach of the talented hands of Hollywood's f/x wizards.
When it comes to choosing a visual effects house for TV, bigger isn't necessarily better and two is definitely better than one.
After over a decade of a lot of hype and little respect, the academic-sounding animation technique known as motion-capture may finally be ready for primetime.
The computer graphics community convenes for its annual confab in Los Angeles to chat about all things digital, including creating photorealistic characters and environments.
Set-top boxes (STB) might soon become as ubiquitous in the home as the televisions underneath them. These digital electronic devices will do more than just enable those with conventional (analog)…
What Apple did with the iMac, consumer electronics start-up RocketPod hopes to do for interactive TV and home networking -- make it simple enough to work straight out of the box and stylish enough…