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Go Go Gojira! VFXWorld

‘Godzilla Minus One’ Breathes New Life into the Iconic Kaiju

Shirogumi VFX supervisor Kiyoko Shibuya helped deliver 620 shots, including the giant beast crushing the heavy cruiser Takao, all on a shoestring budget, in Takashi Yamazaki’s hit sci-fi thriller, nominated for a best VFX Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards.

More Middle-earth Nastiness VFXWorld

Wētā FX Supercharges the Visuals in ‘The Rings of Power’

In its latest contribution to the prodigious ‘The Lord of the Rings’ franchise, Prime Video’s expansive series now nominated for 6 Emmy’s including Outstanding Special Visual Effects, pioneering visual effects company Wētā FX, led by VFX Supervisor Ken McGaugh, makes subterranean kingdoms pulse with life and creatures like Balrogs, Snow Trolls, and Wargs be the nastiest they can be.

Geralt Handiwork is Afoot Headline News

Cinesite Adds ‘Monstrous’ VFX to ‘The Witcher’ Season 3

The award-winning visual effects studio creates the huge-jawed Aeschna sea monster, the deadly Flesh Monster, and a huge Ring of Fire, in the hit fantasy adventure’s latest season; watch the final S3 episodes now on Netflix. 

That’s the Second Biggest Themberchaud We’ve Ever Seen VFXWorld

MPC Goes with the Lava Flow on ‘Dungeons & Dragon: Honor Among Thieves’

Led by VFX supervisor Axel Bonami, the studio’s team delivers 500 shots on Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis’ action adventure, including a multi-creature-transformation castle escape sequence, the cavernous, lava-filled Underdark, Themberchaud the dragon, a host of magical spells and one really cool portal.

That’s the Second Biggest Owlbear We’ve Ever Seen VFXWorld

ILM is a True Partner in Crime on ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’ VFX

Production VFX Supervisor Ben Snow discusses key visuals on Paramount’s new fantasy adventure, including Industrial Light & Magic’s work on a shapeshifting Owlbear, a Gelatinous Cube, the surreal Ethereal Plane, and lots of magical spells.

Where Did Hmmmmm Come From? VFXWorld

Conjuring VFX Magic for Netflix’s ‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’

Visual effects supervisor John Moffatt reveals some of ‘The Witcher’ prequel’s magical sequences, roughly 1,000 shots that include portals, creatures, and the startling human transformation into the original monster hunting Witcher prototype.

Stressed About Homework and Creatures Attaching to Your Spine VFXWorld

Freefolk Goes Back to School with ‘Fate: The Winx Saga’ VFX

The visual effects studio creates 334 shots for Season 2 of Brian Young and Netflix’s coming-of-age fantasy adventure about teenage fairies learning to master their powers while navigating love, rivalries, and a flock of bug-like Scrapers at their magical boarding school.

Homeroom is Finally Cool VFXWorld

Framestore Brings Home a Great VFX Report Card on ‘The School for Good and Evil’

The leading visual effects company delivers 328 shots from its Montreal facility, with another 233 from its London facility, including heavy magical element simulations, a swarm of bees transforming into a human, and the wish fish girl, on the Paul Feig fantasy adventure now streaming on Netflix.

Things That Go Bump in the Night VFXWorld

The Grotesque Beauty of ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities’

VFX Supervisor Dennis Berardi dishes on the show’s signature production of ghouls, critters, an octopus, a blob monster, a six-foot long queen rat, and a lady made out of beauty lotion – 2,000 visual effects shots all totaled - in the horror anthology series now streaming on Netflix.

Let's All Head to the Maul VFXWorld

Here Kitty Kitty: The Roaring VFX of ‘Beast’

VFX Supervisor Enrik Pavdeja, along with Framestore, BlackGinger, and The Third Floor, deliver a bloodthirsty, rogue, fully CG lion involved in 240 shots, including a number of enormously long 5,000-10,000 frame one-takes, on Baltasar Kormákur’s survival thriller.

The Mechanical Dino Wrangler Returns VFXWorld

The Seamless Animatronics–CG Integration of ‘Jurassic World Dominion’

By Trevor Hogg | Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 3:51pm

John Nolan, a trainee 22 years ago on ‘Walking with Dinosaurs,’ returns to the world of mechanical saurians to produce 48 creatures from 12 species, including a 22-foot-high Giganotosaurus with a head the size of a transit van, in Colin Trevorrow and Universal’s latest dino epic.

ILM Will Find a Way! VFXWorld

Dinosaurs ‘R’ Us: ILM Continues Its ‘Jurassic’ Winning Streak

VFX supervisor David Vickery talks about combining old-school and brand-new techniques in the service of realism and saurian hijinks on Universal’s ‘Jurassic World Dominion,’ now playing in theaters, available from Universal Home Entertainment on 4K, Blu-ray and Digital, and coming to Peacock September 2.

We Want More Marvel! VFXWorld

Weta FX Delivers a Monstrous 3rd Act for ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’

Leading VFX studio creates the mythical Great Protector dragon, demonic Dweller-in-Darkness, and an army of little demons for Marvel Studios’ first film to feature an Asian super hero. 

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Folks VFX Helps 'Empower' Young DC Heroes in ‘Titans’ Season 3

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 10, 2022 at 3:53pm

Studio creates new and even more amazing superhero powers, as well as a photoreal green tiger and CG environments like the Amazons' island of Themyscira, for the HBO Max series, recently renewed for Season 4.

We Want More Marvel! VFXWorld

TRIXTER Goes Full Morris on ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’

The VFX studio delivers 237 shots, including the adorable, faceless, and furry four-winged Dijiang sidekick, in Marvel Studios’ first Asian super hero film.

VFX Magic Headline News

Realtime Conjures VFX Magic for ‘A Discovery of Witches’ Season 2

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 10, 2021 at 4:10pm

UK animation and VFX house provides previs, ‘scrying magic,’ a fire drake, and host of supernatural elements in Sky TV’s hit series.

TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: Pixomondo’s ‘Raised by Wolves’ Season 1 VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 4:03pm

Studio’s VFX supervisors Ed Hawkins, Max Riess, and Mark Spindler highlight their teams’ work delivering around 520 shots on HBO Max and Ridley Scott’s hit sci-fi thriller, which has been renewed for Season 2.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Framestore Breathes Life into StudioCanal’s ‘The Secret Garden’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 12:18pm

The Oscar-winning creative studio brings their renowned creativity to Misselthwaite Manor and its spellbinding grounds for new reimagining of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s famous novel, premiering now on Sky.

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IMG VFX Delivers Seamlessly Mysterious Visuals on ‘The Third Day’

VFX supervisor Ivor Middleton details the production of CG creatures, floating people, and a serpentine British island causeway in the Sky / HBO psychological thriller. 

Beware the Necromancer! Headline News

MR. X Delivers Otherworldly VFX for Ridley Scott’s ‘Raised by Wolves’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 3:04pm

Visual effects house’s Toronto and Bangalore studio’s tackle the Necromancer and its scream as they produce 476 shots on the hit HBO Max sci-fi thriller.

WTF! Headline News

An Irritable Creature Gives Practical WTF Advice in ‘How to Make the Best Coffee’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 1:44pm

Chilean VFX artist Tomás Vergara’s new ‘WTF-X’ satirical short film series humorously portrays extraordinary CG beings sharing amazingly ordinary life lessons with a bemused young man that begs, the question, ‘What the f*ck?’

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