In the digital, fix-it-in-post age, it's easy to assume that the fantastical images that appear on screens are all created with computer generated imagery.
Summer Blockbusters: The F/X Story
This summer offers f/x-heavy pics as diverse as any year ever, some of them offering new take on familiar and established franchises.
Visual effects masters are called "magicians" for a reason: They really do seem like conjurers. The only limits on what they can put on the screen seem to be time, budget and imagination.
Domestic Film DAILY
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
Several of this year's summer blockbusters have strong ties -- either direct origins or strong inspirations -- to some classic vfx titles that have become touchstones for this generation's vfx…
Exec producers steer smallscreen ships. . .
Vampires will descend on FX. On the heels of "New Moon's" sizzling opening weekend, the cabler has struck a deal with Summit Entertainment for basic cable rights to the red-hot pics in the "Twilight"…