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.
The cyberpunk thriller vidgame "Snow Crash" envisioned an online "Metaverse," where virtual buildings and people looked real. The Metaverse's dazzling detail won't be here for years, but several…
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.
Salon Media Group, publisher of online magazine Salon.com, Thursday said it will get $2.5 million in private funding, including cash from the retired chief exec of Adobe Systems and the chief exec of…
Intent on making "Shrek" one of the biggest VHS and DVD titles ever, DreamWorks has created 11 hours of extra material to go with the 90-minute film on a double-disc DVD version, including 15 minutes…
Flextech, the content arm of Brit-based cabler and broadband service provider Telewest, has licensed the U.K. rights to 19 animated shows created by former Netcaster Icebox.com.