Production VFX supervisor Roger Guyett talks creating Princess Leia, the benefits of practical shooting, and bringing the saga to a close.
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Adobe After Effects and Photoshop, the Medusa Performance Capture System, and -- for the first time -- Maxon Cinema 4D among nine scientific & technical achievements to be honored at this year’s annual presentation.
Ten Oscar hopefuls vie for nominations at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ annual Visual Effects Bake-Off.
Curtis Clark to receive John A. Bonner Award at the Academy’s annual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on Saturday, February 9.
Creative teams from 10 Oscar hopefuls present their contributions at the Academy’s annual Visual Effects Bake-off held on Saturday, January 6 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, CA.
Industrial Light & Magic’s chief creative officer discusses story development as well as VFX production, virtual tools and Death Star weapon sequences on Gareth Edwards’ ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.’
ILM chief creative officer and senior visual effects supervisor John Knoll -- nominated for an Oscar alongside VFX supervisor Mohen Leo, animation supervisor Hal Hickel, and special effects supervisor Neil Corbould -- details the challenges of bringing the continuing saga of the Skywalker family to the big screen.
Contenders in the animated feature, animated short and visual effects categories share their initial reactions to their nominations for Oscar gold.
Abstract: Nominees for Best Animated Feature are ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ ‘Moana,’ ‘My Life as a Zucchini,’ ‘The Red Turtle,’ and ‘Zootopia.’
From fiery photorealistic oil rig disasters and fractal geometry-based inter-dimensional mind-bending psychic excursions, to a digitally recreated Carrie Fisher as young Princes Leia, this year’s crop of ten best visual effects productions presented at the Motion Picture Academy represent another reminder of the breadth, depth and range of creative artistry and talent within the industry.
Director Gareth Edwards delivers a film light on story but excellent when it comes to visuals and set piece moments.
Final trailer for director Gareth Edwards’ forthcoming installment in the ‘Star Wars’ saga sets up a familiar story of a parent and child at ideological odds with glorious visuals that hint at the film’s epic scale.
New trailer for the first in a series of planned ‘Star Wars’ anthology films is packed full of stunning visuals, including Imperial Star Destroyers orbiting a nearly-completed Death Star.
See more than 40 pieces of concept art for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ featuring artworks by Ian McCaig, Doug Chiang, Thom Tenery, Glyn Dillon and Christian Alzmann.
With a five-day international debut of $279 million, the latest installment of the ‘Star Wars’ saga directed by J.J. Abrams has taken in $517 million globally.
John Knoll is re-elected to Visual Effects branch of the Academy’s Board of Governors; Bill Kroyer is re-elected to the Short Films and Feature Animation branch.
John Bailey, Gale Anne Hurd, John Knoll and Michael Tronick accept invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.