Posts Tagged ‘vfx’

Collider Conference to Host NY VFX Town Hall

ComputerGraphicsWorld brings us the news that on June 10th up in New York, there will be a VFX Town Hall moderated by Mariana Acuna (@vfxchick) to discuss the recent turmoils in the VFX space. “The VFX Town Hall at COLLIDER promises to be a unique experience,” says Acuña. “There are so many vital issues at […]

IRON MAN 3 Special Effects Video Reels

Iron Man 3 starts off the big movie summer with another VFX-fest full of explosions, armor suits, and death defying stunts.  Geektyrant has a good collection of shot breakdowns showcasing some of the bigger VFX projects. Regardless of what you thought of the story, the special effects ended up being really good as always. I enjoy […]

Shade VFX Expanding Despite Visual-Effects Industry Troubles

Amidst the turmoil of closures and bankruptcies plaguing the VFX industry, it seems newsworthy to hear that Shade VFX in Santa Monica, CA is actually thriving and just moved into a new space doubling their size.  What are they doing differently?  Easy: Making good business deals. Godwin admits that in some cases Shade has been […]

‘Iron Man 3′: The VFX that made the ‘barrel of monkeys’ scene soar

One of the big nail-biting scenes of the new Iron Man 3 is the “barrel of monkeys” freefall, where Iron Man has only seconds to save a crew of 13 freefalling from a now-crashing Air Force 1.  At first glance, you may think it’s some amazing CG and bluescreen work, but the reality is far […]

Poach-gate Scandal: VFX Idol Steve Jobs Involved

VFX Soldier has a great piece on some of the recent discoveries in the ongoing Apple/Pixar/Lucasfilm investigation from the Justice Department.  The allegation is that these three studios (and maybe more) had an illegal agreement to not poach each other’s employees in an attempt to drive wages down.  Not only is this illegal, but it’s […]
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Weta Digital: The Adventures of Tintin – Making of

YouTube has a great video showing much of the behind the scenes motion tracking work that went into the new Adventures of TinTin movie.  A huge mocap studio with markered actors and lots of virtual cameras and monitors all work together to make filming a CG movie almost identical to filming a traditional live-action film. […]


Digital storytelling: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has finally hit theaters here in the US (It landed in European theaters a few years ago, and shows some fantastic VFX work ranging from the psychedelic title sequence to the more traditional color work and face-replacement.  Over at FXGuide, they talk to Method and Digital Domain about their […]

Wipeout via Quantum Levitation: Physics or VFX?

I keep seeing people on twitter and such posting this video purportedly from the Japan Institute of Science and Technology showing some research students adapting Quantum Levitation to a scale model wipeout track.  The little cars are “fueled” up with liquid nitrogen and then float around the track, showing what could be the future of […]


The 10 Best Visual Effects Scenes of 2011

Popular Mechanics has compiled their list of the 10 best VFX scenes this year, including subtle work in The Adjustment Bureau to complete CG constructions in Harry Potter. There’s a backlash building in Hollywood against the overuse of computer-generated imagery (CGI). For the most part, though, 2011′s popcorn blockbusters still leaned heavily on green screens […]

Digital Domain Media Receives Additional $11 Million in Economic Incentives

If you’re looking for VFX work and done mind the sunny beaches of South Florida, maybe you should consider Digital Domain who just reporting an additional $11Million in incentives, bringing their total to an impressive $135M in total incentives from the State of Florida & the cities of Port Saint Lucie and West Pam Beach. […]