In this breakout year for 3-D animation, AWN takes a glimpse at what's aesthetically and technically at stake.
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Practically non-existent until recently, the feature animation industry in Israel got a big boost with both Waltz with Bashir and $9.99 qualifying for Oscar consideration, so things are looking up.
The Academy held its annual VFX Bakeoff on Thursday, with Thomas J. McLean providing the full report with exclusive breakdown clips!
Adam Sandler's tall tales come true in Bedtime Stories, and John Andrew Berton Jr. and Matt Johnson talk about the diverse vfx.
For Baz Luhrmann's dreamy Australia, Rising Sun Pictures, Animal Logic and Framstore combine for some crafty vfx, as Thomas J. McLean discovers.
The Rushes' Jonathan Privett describes the "shoot fast and get out clean" approach to Guy Ritchie's RockNRolla.
Michael Owens and Geoffrey Hancock explain how L.A. was brought to vintage life with VFX in Clint Eastwood's Changeling.
Sony Pictures Imageworks tackles Eagle Eye with the aid of a new in-house renderer called Arnold, and Thomas J. McLean finds out how it helped with attaining a real-world look.
XSI expert Ed Harriss chips away at ICE to tell us the scoop on the latest edition of Softimage|XSI.
The Mummy is back for a third installment and Thomas J. McLean unwraps the vfx supplied by Digital Domain.
Thomas J. McLean talks to X-Files VFX Supervisor Mat Beck about the challenges of snowfall with the new Frosty program.
Tom McLean talks to noted vfx supervisors Eric Brevig, Dean Wright, Stefen Fangmeier, Colin Strause and Rpin Suwannath to find out how they made the leap to directing features.
Thomas J. McLean finds out what happened when ILM and CafeFX were enlisted to bring some gory effects to M. Night Shyamalan's first R-rated film, The Happening.
To make Iron Man fight and fly in a convincing suit of armor required a lot of creative and complicated CG work. Thomas J. McLean gets the scoop from ILM and The Orphanage on the first summer blockbuster.
Director Rob Minkoff and Senior VFX Supervisor Ron Simonson tell Thomas J. McLean what's behind The Forbidden Kingdom.
Amid the requisite exploding gore in Neil Marshall's new Doomsday, Thomas J. McLean uncovers the subtler vfx deployed by Double Negative to convey a dystopian future Scotland.
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.