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Heather Kenyon talks to the creators of the award-winning shorts Mauvais Rôle, Our Wonderful Nature and Oktapodi.
Heather Kenyon takes in the CG wonders of SIGGRAPH's expanded Computer Animation Festival, and talks with festival producer Carlye Archibeque about the many programming changes.
J. Paul Peszko puts readers behind the driver's seat to learn more about the visual effects production on Death Race.
Chinese studios are struggling to generate revenues at home while trying to expand their presence in the global marketplace. They face many hurdles, but signs point to success in the long term.
Director and nWave Pictures co-founder Ben Stassen talks about the creation of the first CG feature conceived exclusively for 3-D.
Bill Desowitz chats with Director Dave Filoni about the creation of the new animated feature Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Vfx Supervisor Michael Fink and CIS's Mark Breakspear talk about walking the fine line between the photoreal and the funny in Ben Stiller's Tropic Thunder.
Bill Desowitz chats with Art Director Grant Freckelton about Animal Logic's sophomore CG-animated feature, Guardians of Ga'Hoole, directed by Zack Snyder.
Tara Bennett gets the scoop on the latest bug attack in the direct to DVD/Blu-ray installment, Starship Troopers 3: Marauder.
Joe Strike talks to the creators of the new documentary American Teen about turning teenage fantasies into animated vignettes.
The Mummy is back for a third installment and Thomas J. McLean unwraps the vfx supplied by Digital Domain.
Bill Desowitz chats with the Pixar director about his upcoming feature, in which a grumpy old man and an irksome boy in a flying house wind up in a South American adventure.
Thomas J. McLean talks to X-Files VFX Supervisor Mat Beck about the challenges of snowfall with the new Frosty program.
Alain Bielik concludes his two-part report on The Dark Knight with Double Negative, Framestore and Buf.
Alain Bielik speaks with Double Negative about raising the vfx bar for The Dark Knight in the first of two parts.
Writer/director Kirk De Micco and Producer John H. Williams talk about the making of the sci-fi spoof with the right stuff.
Double Negative animator Jay Davis tells Ellen Wolff about the inner workings -- glowing cogs and all -- of Hellboy II's Golden Army.
Bill Desowitz chats with first-time director Chris Williams about his new Disney short, Glago's Guest.
J. Paul Peszko tells why it was an extremely challenging Journey to the Center of the Earth for the vfx studios.
Alain Bielik gets a full report from Double Negative about Hellboy II: The Golden Army, its largest character animation project to date.