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ILM VFXWorld

How ILM Animated Rio, L3, and the Space Creature from ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

Industrial Light & Magic employs its traditional hybrid approach to combining practical and CG effects for grounded performances.

Academy Awards VFXWorld

The 2018 VFX Nominees: Doubling Down on Digital Effects

Group of 20 nominees draws on two decades of experience and technological advances, delivering shots that were previously unimaginable.

Academy Awards VFXWorld

Making it Better: Christopher Townsend Talks ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

Oscar-nominated VFX supervisor details the myriad challenges in bringing director James Gunn’s blockbuster sequel to the screen.

practical effects VFXWorld

The Animatronics Man: A Practical Take on Gustav Hoegen

Supervising Animatronics Designer with film credits including ‘Prometheus,’ and Star Wars movies ‘Rogue One,’ ‘The Force Awakens,’ ‘Solo,’ and director Rian Johnson’s ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi.’

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

ILM Delivers Photoreal Invisible VFX to Tell the Tragic Story of The Deepwater Horizon

Academy gives nod to supporting visual effects with nomination of Industrial Light & Magic team led by VFX supervisor Craig Hammack for director Peter Berg’s depiction of the disastrous 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil rig explosion and spill.

Awards Headline News

LAIKA’s ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Wins Animated Feature BAFTA Award

LAIKA head and ‘Kubo’ director and producer Travis Knight receives the studio’s first BAFTA Award; Disney’s The Jungle Book awarded for Special Visual Effects.

Feature VFX VFXWorld

The Visual Effects of ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’: ILM Artists Take Us Back to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

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.

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Headline News

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Launches ‘Blark & Son’ Series on Instagram

Digital puppetry series about a father and son who just can’t seem to connect was created by special effects artist Ben Bayouth, who also designed and built the puppets and voices Blark, the father alongside son Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

Virtual Reality Headline News

Tippett Studio, Wevr Unveil ‘Mad God’ Stop-Motion VR Experience

Using photogrammetry to translate physical stop-motion animation into the VR landscape, the ‘Mad God’ experience includes absolutely zero CG characters or environments.

Commercials Headline News

Humble and Postal Deliver Seamless In-Camera Effects for LensCrafters Campaign

Bicoastal integrated content studio its in-house sister shop for design and VFX bring a new multi-spot campaign for LensCrafters to life through intricate in-camera effects.

FuseFX Headline News

FuseFX Applies Inspired Touch to AMC's ‘Preacher’

Los Angeles-based visual effects house delivers 250 VFX shots providing seamless integration between the practical photography the digital effects for the first season of AMC’s new dramatic series.

Gumby Events

Citrus College Gumby Fest Stop Motion Festival

By Gumby Fest | Monday, August 10, 2015 at 11:19am
Begins: September 19, 2015

            There’s going to be something for everyone, young and old, from Gumby fans to animation aficionados at the Citrus College Gumby Fest Stop Motion Festival, Sept. 18-20, at the college, 1000 W. Foothill Blvd., Glendora, CA 91741.
            Gumby turns 60 this year, so it’s a great time to celebrate the pop culture icon. Not only is Gumby Fest 2015 full of free family activities, it also provides an inside look into the animation industry from leading film and television professionals. Fans, animation hobbyists and the next generation of animators will enjoy many free panel discussions.

SDCC 2015 Headline News

WATCH: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Comic-Con 2015 Reel

The three-and-a-half minute reel from San Diego Comic-Con 2015 is a montage of behind-the-scenes footage emphasizing the practical sets and visual effects created for the film.

Autodesk Headline News

‘Star Wars’-Inspired Short ‘Artoo in Love’ is Filled with CG Awesomeness

Autodesk engineer and designer Evan Atherton creates ‘Star Wars’-inspired short using RED Epic and Scarlet cameras, as well as a DGI drone and Movi free fly gimbal for aerial shots.

Stop-Motion Headline News

Shanks FX Creates Stop-Mo Version of the New Millennium Falcon

Latest episode of web series produced by PBS Digital recreates the Millennium Falcon scene from the trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’

TV effects Headline News

MastersFX Unleashes New Season of Effects

MASTERSFX unleashes new vampires, aliens, and victims of the “Sudden Departure,” during “Summer of Monster Love 2014”; “True Blood,” “Falling Skies,” and “The Leftovers” to feature unique work of top FX house.

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