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FuseFX Helps ‘The Mysterious Benedict Society’ Set Sail

CG supervisor Bryant Reif and his team created ‘The Shortcut,’ an entirely CGI transatlantic ocean liner modeled after the Queen Mary, along with digital people, oceans, docks, wakes and waves, for Season 2 of the series, now streaming on Disney+.

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The VFX of ‘Devotion’: Recreating Historically Accurate Korean War Heroics

By Trevor Hogg | Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at 9:19am

Working with DNEG and Distillery VFX, visual effects supervisor Brian Connor delivered almost 700 shots depicting intense aerial combat and a defining set of crash sequences in J.D. Dillard’s epic drama, based on the lives of U.S. Navy officers Jesse Brown and Tom Hudner.

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Image Engine Shares ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ VFX Breakdown Reel

Leading visual effects studio's veteran ‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ VFX team delivers 364 shots across the Disney+ Original ‘Star Wars’ series, ranging from the creation of full CG builds for ship landing shots to an epic Kenobi lightsaber battle against the Empire.

My God Such a Shower Headline News

Framestore Summons the God of the Sea for Kohler Spot

Poseidon is summoned from his hyper-realistic CG underwater kingdom to confront an unassuming man taking a shower who appears to have mastery over water in a manner reserved only for the gods.

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Watch: Blinkink’s Singing Sour Burstin Crawlers in Trolli’s ‘Gooniverse’ Spot

Renee Zhan creates a gory, gooey, tasty CG spot with realistic stop-motion textures in a terrifying factory setting that doesn’t seem to faze the colorful, happy, edible worms.

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LOBO Animates ‘A Hope Story’ for the American Lung Association

The animation studio teamed up with agency Hill Holliday and The Ad Council to create a PSA raising awareness of the importance of cancer screening; the short employs a visual style based on 3D/CG with a 2D-like finish, suggesting a mixed-media hand-painted feel.

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Union Shares VFX Breakdown Reel for WWII Thriller ‘Operation Mincemeat’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 8:27am

Studio was the sole visual effects vendor on the Warner Bros. feature - about Great Britain’s successful deception operation prior to the 1943 Allied invasion of Sicily - providing key CG ships and vehicles, wartime London environments, and troops storming into battle.

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Watch: Union VFX ‘Operation Mincemeat’ Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 4:45am

Innovative visual effects add drama and authenticity to John Madden’s WWII thriller; historically accurate shots using countless matte paintings and a fully CG sub recreate a 1943 backdrop; starring Colin Firth, Kelly MacDonald, Matthew MacFadyen and Penelope, the film hits theaters May 6.

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Watch East Side Effects’ Noir-Inspired Visuals on ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’

The New York-based VFX studio produced matte paintings, smoke and fog, and other digital elements to give Joel Coen’s new film its stark, minimalist look and feel.

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Digital Domain Helps Solve an Alien Mystery in ‘Lost in Space’ Final Season

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 12:10pm

The Oscar-winning VFX studio creates a hostile planet, battling robots, and a lost civilization for Netflix’s hit sci-fi series about the inter-galactic adventures of the Robinson family… that’s always in danger!

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Kaitlyn Yang Talks ‘The Shrink Next Door’ and VFX Industry Inclusivity

For the VFX supervisor and Alpha Studios founder, the need to ‘be so good they can’t ignore you’ has fueled her drive to succeed as a woman, Chinese immigrant, and wheelchair user, and advocate for others in an industry short on representation of those with visible, or non-visible, disabilities.

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.

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VFX Legion Shares ‘Just Beyond’ VFX Before & After Reel

VFX house tackles complex mix of shots to create feats of digital sorcery for the Disney+ supernatural anthology, inspired by R.L. Stine’s graphic novels, now streaming.

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Molecule VFX Creates Texas Greenery from New Mexico Desert in ‘Dr. Death’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 5:08pm

VFX supervisor Nico Del Giudice walks through the studio’s background replacements and greening, as well as surgical gore replacement work, on the Peacock crime drama, based on the podcast of the same name, inspired by the true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch and his reign of deadly surgical malpractice.

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Brad Minnich Explores New Animation Territory with ‘The Good Lord Bird’ and ‘2150’

The veteran VFX editor and supervisor talks about his two latest projects, Ethan Hawke’s Civil War-era period Showtime series, and a fully animated feature inspired by ‘Love, Death & Robots.’

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Union Illustrates Marie Curie and Radium’s Impact in ‘Radioactive’

UK visual effects studio tackles a choreographed radium dance, WWI battlefield, Hiroshima bombing, and Chernobyl disaster in Marjane Satrapi’s captivating biographical drama.

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WATCH: Digital Domain’s ‘The Twilight Zone’ Season 2 VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 5:00pm

Led by VFX supervisor Mitch Drain, the studio delivered a wide variety of visual effects shots across six episodes, including a crazy, shapeshifting creature inspired by Google DeepDream.

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WATCH: Pixomondo VFX Breakdown Reel for ‘The Hunt’

Led by VFX supervisors Johnny Gibson and Edward Hawkins, the studio provided a bucket-full of digital blood and gore, wounds, muzzle flashes, deadly arrows and a digital jet on the Jason Blum and Damon Lindelof produced action-thriller. 

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Union VFX Recreates Treasured Vatican City Locations for ‘The Two Popes’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 5:26pm

UK-based visual effects house tackles St. Peter’s Square, the Basilica and Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel ceiling. 

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Method Studios Helps Recreate Racing History in ‘Ford v Ferrari’

Led by VFX supervisor Dave Morley, the studio delivered more than 700 shots for James Mangold’s faithful and exciting depiction of the famous 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Rising Sun Pictures Recreates 1966 Daytona Speedway in ‘Ford v Ferrari’

VFX studio builds photoreal replica depicting famous ’24 Hours of Daytona’ racetrack for James Mangold’s thrilling historical auto racing drama. 

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Jamie Mitchell Helps Kids Embrace Their Uniqueness in Disney Junior’s ‘Fancy Nancy’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 1:43pm

With Season 2 launching October 4, and a Season 3 renewal in hand, the show’s executive producer discusses his series about an eccentric 6-year-old girl that is aspirational, relatable, and funny.

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Image Engine Swings into Action with ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ VFX

VFX supervisor Joern Grosshans and team tackle the Stark Jet, CG drones and satellites, tulip fields and a Spidey suit-building machine in Sony Pictures Entertainment’s action adventure hit.

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Method Studios Crashes Photoreal Train in AT&T Wild West Heist Spot

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 3:46pm

Studio provides elaborate VFX, including full CG derailment, previs, matte paintings and digital background replacements, for 90-second Western-themed “Train” commercial.