We offer our holiday preview with five examples of VFX craftsmanship that runs the gamut from explosive to bloody to sublime to howling to out of sight!
For A Christmas Carol, Rick DeMott collects the thoughts of the performance capture challenges from director Robert Zemeckis, producer Steve Starkey and stars Jim Carrey, Robin Wright Penn, Bob Hoskins and Colin Firth.
Brad Clark test drives the new Maya Entertainment Creation Suite featuring Maya, MotionBuilder and Mudbox all in one package with refinements and additions.
Wojciech Zielinski of Mr. X describes the challenges of pulling off Amelia in the air as well as on water.
Rhythm & Hues VFX Supervisor Todd Shifflett divulges the secrets behind Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant.
VFXWorld gets a sneak peek at the first VES Production Summit, which takes place Saturday at the Ritz Carlton, Hotel, Marina del Rey.
Prime Focus has a new tool for converting 2-D to 3-D more quickly and efficiently, and Mike Fink tells us all about it.
Sony's new CTO Rob Bredow discusses cutting edge technology on Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Alice in Wonderland and Arthur Christmas.
James McQuaide tells us what it was like working on Gamer with the directing team of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, makers of Crank.
The hot Russian director Timur Bekmambetov gives us his take on 9 and an exclusive sneak peek of his other projects, including the supernatural Moby Dick.
Ryan Lesser of Harmonix takes us on a magical mystery tour through the making of The Beatles: Rock Band.
In the latest excerpt from Maya Plugin Power, author Mark Jennings Smith shows readers how to create stitching effects using Seamour plugins from ticket01.
Wild things, natural disasters, robots, freaks, werewolves are just some of the highlights in our fall sneak peek.
VFX guru John Dykstra discusses what it was like working with Quentin Tarantino on his wild World War II opus, which stars Brad Pitt and his merry band of Nazi hunters.