VES Nods – There’s Gravity and Everything Else

It kind of seems like there’s no point to even running a contest with Gravity in the VFX department. It’s like Avatar – nothing will even get remotely close.  Nonetheless, here are the VES noms, Gravity leads with 8 nods, courtesy of Steve Pond at The Wrap:...
Posted On 14 Jan 2014

10 films advance to vie for VFX nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 86th Oscars®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: Elysium Gravity The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Iron...
Posted On 05 Dec 2013

World War Z, Trailer Number 2 and Poster

JustJared has the poster for the Brad Pitt sci-fi extravaganza, and trailer number 2, just released. “United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt) traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to...
Posted On 25 Mar 2013

Interview: Jeff White’s Visual Effects for The Avengers

Jeff White joined the legendary LucasFilm visual effects company Industrial Light and Magic roughly ten years ago, and has since worked on some of the biggest blockbusters of the past decade. His work spans all three Transformers movies, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s...

Life of Pi and Brave top VES Awards

Life of Pi and Brave each win 4 awards at the 11th Annual VES Awards.   (thanks to Mikhail) Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture Life of Pi Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture Brave Outstanding Supporting Visual...
Posted On 06 Feb 2013

Interview: Joe Letteri’s Visual Effects for The Hobbit

In December of 2011, I interviewed Joe Letteri for LivinginCinema and AwardsDaily. The four-time Oscar-winning visual effects artist took me deep into the process of crafting the characters and worlds of the Lord of the Rings films, King Kong, Avatar, and Rise of the Planet of...
Posted On 21 Jan 2013

The Hobbit Leads VES Nominations

From The HR: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Joe Letteri Eileen Moran Eric Saindon Kevin L. Sherwood Prometheus Paul Butterworth Charley Henley Allen Maris Richard Stammers Life of Pi Thomas Fisher...
Posted On 07 Jan 2013

Report from the Visual Effects Bakeoff

Bill Desowitz reports from the Academy’s Visual Effects bake-off.  He predicts the same films he thought would be nominated prior to the bake-off, “Life of Pi, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Avengers, and The Dark Knight Rises … with Prometheus, The...
Posted On 04 Jan 2013

10 contenders remain in the VEX Oscar race

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 85th Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: “The Amazing Spider-Man” “Cloud Atlas” “The Dark...
Posted On 29 Nov 2012

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, VFX Breakdown

Mindblowing. The best special effects are those you’d never guess are effects.
Posted On 14 Jan 2012