Karen Raugust reports on how the famed AI-based 3D animation system is being adopted by key VFX/animation schools.
Tara Bennett talks Eli Stone with Stargate Digital's Sam Nicholson. That means fire-breathing dragons, collapsing The Golden Gate Bridge, going to the Himalayas and shooting George Michael on greenscreen.
Alain Bielik talks with the creators of the new 3D adventure-comedy in which Prince Charming is a dragon hunter's worst nightmare.
Tara Bennett pays a visit to Nim's Island with CafeFX and others to explore the CG pelicans, sea lions and lizards.
Alain Bielik visits The Ruins with Rising Sun Pictures, which devised a new system for animating the nasty, man-eating vines.
Karen Raugust explores some recent and noteworthy commercials from Framestore CFC, MPC, Digital Domain, Method Studios, RIOT and Radium in search of the creative process behind them.
A beverage, a bank, a drugstore chain, a state lottery, even a nonprofit group targeting business -- all are using animation to get their commercial messages across.
Bill Desowitz recently caught up with Sheena Duggal of Sony Pictures Imageworks to discuss the promotional 3D short she directed about the Chicago Spire, the towering, twisting, opulent residential development project.
Russell Bekins talks to the creators of Horton Hears a Who! about adaptation, proprietary algorithms, and the latest Who-ville fashions (with commentary by the Grinch).
With this week's release of Tin Man on DVD, Tara Bennett caught up with Anthem Visual Effects about efficiency, mobats and going to town on Central City.
Andrew Farago talks to series creator Darwyn Cooke and Voice Director Andrea Romano about the creation of the new Justice League feature.
Alain Bielik tames the prehistoric beasts in 10,000 BC after speaking with the vfx vets at Double Negative and MPC.
Eddy Wong of Menfond tells Tara Bennett about the VFX thrills in Stephen Chow's latest Hong Kong actioner, CJ7.
VFX shots in the first half of the strike-interrupted fourth season of Lost played an important -- but supporting -- role. Karen Raugust gets the scoop from VFX Supervisor Mitch Suskin on the abbreviated season.
Tara DiLullo Bennett gets the scoop on Vantage Point: a low-key political thriller in which the vfx melt into the background.
BUF Compagnie is back with Michel Gondry on Be Kind, Rewind, and Alain Bielik is on the scene to find out what new vfx wrinkles are in store.
Tara DiLullo Bennett tackles the Super Bowl spots once again, this time speaking with Filmworkers Club, Framestore NY, the Mill, ka-chew! and Method.
J. Paul Peszko uncovers the secrets of The Spiderwick Chronicles, thanks to Industrial Light & Magic and Tippett Studio.
J. Paul Peszko talks to ILM's Christian Alzmann about the design of The Spiderwick Chronicle's Brothers Grimm fantasy world and the characters that populate it.
Asterix marks the biggest vfx achievement in France, and Alain Bielik has the scoop from Duboi, BUF Compagnie and Mikros Image.
Joe Strike chats with Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh about their careers and the creation of Disney Channel's new animated series Phineas and Ferb.
Thomas J. McLean goes to The Eye doctor, Asylum, to find out all about the creepy vfx for this latest Americanization of an Asian horror hit.
Joe Strike braves the (virtual) cold of the Canadian winter to report on the merger of two of Canada's premier producers of animation.