This excerpt from Kyle Clarks Inspired 3D Character Animation explores how to convey emotion through posing and staging.
Sophie Trainor delves into the globalization of technology markets and how it affects the growth of 3D animation and vfx around the world.
Dan Gregoire, JAK Films visualization effects supervisor on Episodes II and III, writes about state of previsualization on the Star Wars prequels.
Bill Desowitz takes a look at how Disney Studio France adapted the artwork of Salvador Dali to complete Destino.
Production designer Alex McDowell and previsualization supervisor Ron Frankel speak to Bill Desowitz about the wonders of the craft.
With previs as one of the hot topics in visual effects these days, Christopher Harz inspects its roots in animation and gaming.
Visual effects veteran Michael Fink charts the history of previsualization. Includes QuickTime previs clips!
Scott Jenkins speaks with artist Doug Chiang and Sparx*s Alan Portillo about the epic 3D universe, building momentum under the name Robota.
Scott Jenkins descends on the new vampire and werewolf flick, Underworld, to uncover how this horror/action film mixes the old with the new.
Rick Baumgartner talks with the VFX artists behind TV series like Enterprise and CSI about how they come up with big screen wizardry on small screen budgets.
Ellen Wolff takes a look at the evolution of previsualization in animated features from 2D sketches to 3D moving storyboards at DreamWorks Feature Animation and Pacific Data Images.
George Maestri ventures into the story behind how LEGO brought its popular Bionicle franchise to cinematic life.
Rick Baumgartner spoke with various effects artists about how previsualization is being used by directors as an important design and approval tool.
Fred Patten interviews Cliff Galbraith, Fluorescent Hill, MK12, Moneyshots, Girdwood Partners and Zoic Studios to find out more about the role of animation in music videos.
From the Inspired 3D series, David Parrish continues his look at compositing techniques and methods.
Steven Mirkin delves into SCI FI Channels flashy new re-branding campaign to find out who comes up with those creative spots.
Always ahead of the curve, Trumbull assesses the benefits of shooting electronically as it relates to vfx.
Scott Jenkins delves into the nightmarish world of Freddy vs. Jason to see how upping the ante in the slasher franchises also upped the ante on the visual effects.
This month the Career Coach, Pamela Kleibrink Thompson, talks about how to test-drive a job or get your foot in the door via an internship.
With the debut of The Alan Brady Show, VFXWorlds Bill Desowitz took the opportunity to talk with Hollywood legend Carl Reiner about his upcoming ventures into animation and his otherwise animated life.
Joe Strike ventures into the Newark, New Jersey home of DPS to discover how their global animation studio philosophy has helped them become a major player in such a short period of time.