Complementing the 12-foot tall purple villain created by Weta Digital for action-packed fight sequences, Digital Domain employs proprietary tool Masquerade using new machine-learning algorithms to deliver emotive performances from the CG character.
Article Type: Interview
Ross Hogg talks about his newly (online) released short, Life Cycles (2017), a stellar and blunt depiction of modern monotony.
Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues), whose latest feature Seder-Masochism is set to screen at Annecy, has some concerns, dreams and tingles.
The creator and visual supervisor discusses his world-building and design work on the upcoming VFX-driven Netflix Original Series.
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Industrial Light & Magic had a blast creating the virtual world of the OASIS and tripping down memory lane with spot-on recreations of the DeLorean from ‘Back to the Future’ or the T-Rex from ‘Jurassic Park,’ but the avatars were much more demanding.
Industrial Light & Magic Artists creates the virtual reality world the OASIS for director Steven Spielberg’s mind-bending joyride.
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MPC CG supervisor Chris Downs details the production of 350 visual effects shots for director Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of ‘A Wrinkle in Time.’
Every Monday or so, Chris Robinson asks an animator how they made a particular film. This week: Michael Frei offers up a riveting and impassioned commentary on the creation of his award-winning film/game, 'Plug & Play' (2013)
In which Chris Robinson asks animation professionals profoundly inane questions about the inner workings of their existence. Today's guests is the legendary American indie animator and writer, George Griffin.
Visual effects supervisor Paul Linden helps orchestrate a successful marriage between stunts, special effects and visual effects for the new Lara Croft film.
Twelve years in the making, epic fantasy adventure written, produced and directed by animators Xuan Liang and Chun Zhang is hailed as the forefront of the burgeoning Chinese animation industry.
Fast-paced CG-animated comedy adventure from Rocket Pictures and Mikros Image takes audiences on a tour of London to solve the mystery of the disappearing Gnomes.
AWN’s resident “Miscweant” has a dog day afternoon with the voice, writing and directing talent behind the new stop-motion animated feature from Wes Anderson.
Andy Gent’s puppet fabrication crew handcrafts more than 1,100 animatable puppets and some 2,000 background characters to populate Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs.’
Every Monday or so, Chris Robinson asks an animator how they made a particular film. This week: Daniela Sherer talks about her short film, 'The Shirley Temple' (2013)
Overall VFX supervisor Peter Chiang talks previs, techvis, drones and Chinese sound stages on Steven DeKnight’s sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 sci-adventure romp.