Not so long ago, visual effects were an isolated corner of post-production, a "black-box" process headed by amiable engineers who kept largely to themselves.
The latest and greatest CG creations for film are borne from their digital wombs so perfectly and pristinely that they're nearly unbelievable -- and that's just the problem.
For many, the idea of honoring visual effects in animated films elicits a simple reaction: "Huh?"
When visual effects supervisor Chris Watts started working on "300," he realized his department would be setting elements of scenes in some unusual ways.
Cheers and tears marked the opening of the Dubai Film Festival as George Clooney charmed festgoers while Sharon Stone cried all the way to the bank with a $1 million-plus cume from her AmFar charity…
When it came time to create the water effects for "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," both Industrial Light & Magic and Digital Domain generated inhouse fluid simulations to be sure there was…
Went down to the East Village to have a brief visit with Dame Helen Mirren who was perched there ready to take off for a promotion trip to London.
Variety asked helmer Sam Raimi how the filmmaking process has changed since the introduction of CGI and digital tools.
Paul Rudd has signed on and Jason Segel is in negotiations to star in DreamWorks' comedy "I Love You, Man."
Slovaks toasted a socially conscious German-Hong Kong-Chinese thriller at the Bratislava fest Friday, naming "Blind Mountain" best film and commending helmer Li Yang's "masterful" depiction of…
"No Country for Old Men" was the big winner in Monday's voting for the 73rd annual New York Film Critics Circle awards, drawing the picture nod and three other prizes.