Bill Desowitz speaks with ILMs Paul Hill and Henry Preston about the new vfx for the George Lucas directors cut of his seminal THX 1138.
In this second installment, Greg Singer speaks with animation directors of the Green Screen Show to learn how they are integrating animation with the show's live-action improv.
Alain Bielik chronicles the long Alaskan journey filmmaker Timothy Albee took to create his independent short, Kaze, Ghost Warrior. Includes a Quicktime clip!
Ellen Wolff discusses how DreamWorks pulled off its funny 3D-animated fish tale with CG supervisor Kevin Rafferty.
Tara DiLullo looks at what special effects Sci Fi has in store for its highly anticipated miniseries, Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars.
Karen Raugust looks at how TV shows with paranormal themes rely on vfx to give them a distinct look and drive the story forward.
With more and more TV series delving into the world of forensics, Mary Ann Skweres ventures into the seamy world of crime scene investigation and how visual effects are being used to help solve the case.
Jim Korkis chronicles the birth of animation training, which came about through the studios as they grew into longer and longer productions.
In this months excerpt from Stop Motion, Susannah Shaw continues her look at character design with making your own model.
Gianluca Dentici takes us on a trip to Italy to discover what the visual effects community is like in Rome and beyond.
In this first installment, Greg Singer walks the beat of the Green Screen Show to witness the blood, sweat and tears in bringing the new television series combining live action and animation to life.
Bill Desowitz discusses the groundbreaking Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow with first-time director Kerry Conran.
Alain Bielik talks with the vfx wizards behind the apocalyptic work done for the Resident Evil sequel.
The third in a three-part series on what one needs to know to be a top-notch storyboard artist, based upon a course Larry Latham taught at Walt Disney TV Animation.
Alain Bielik chronicles the adventure of bringing Exorcist: The Beginning to the big screen for the second time.
Mary Ann Skweres takes on predatory aliens to find out the visual effects secrets behind Alien Vs. Predator.
Mary Ann Skweres chronicles Dr. Paul Debevec's pioneering 3D works as well as his newest short, The Parthenon, which premieres at SIGGRAPH 2004's famed Electronic Theater. The Parthenon takes the viewer on a two-and-a-half-minute virtual journey through both the digitally reconstructed Greek temple and a photorealistic recreation of the sculptures housed in the Duveen Gallery of the British Museum.
The newest excerpt from Susannah Shaws Stop Motion book covers character design, working with modeling clays and making your own puppet.
Starting our Inspired excerpt series from the new book, 3D Short Film Production, authors Jeremy Cantor and Pepe Valencia take readers into the most important part of any 3D film production - the story.
After the recent release of Blueberry, French effects artists deliver yet another visually arresting movie. Alain Bielik uncovers the magic behind Enki Bilals Immortel, a fascinating blend of live-action and CGI.
In our second visual development gallery for Disney's new short Lorenzo, VFXWorld takes a look at the characters conceived by Joe Grant and transformed by Mike Gabriel.