10 Contenders Move on to Oscar’s Visual Effects Race
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10 Contenders Move on to Oscar’s Visual Effects Race

It is still too small a category to contain what is happening to American film.…

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Of Black Holes and Wormholes: Inside the Visual Effects of Interstellar
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Of Black Holes and Wormholes: Inside the Visual Effects of Interstellar

One of the things about Interstellar that has to be seen to be believed are…

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Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar Enters the Oscar Race
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Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar Enters the Oscar Race

It’s always difficult to write about a movie that requires a second viewing before it…

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Thor Announced — and She’s a Woman!  Bows Down….
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Thor Announced — and She’s a Woman! Bows Down….

I am amazed that someone in the geek culture actually grew a pair of giant…

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What is Caesar? The Apes Humans Deserve
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What is Caesar? The Apes Humans Deserve

In Rupert Wyatt’s brilliant first film of the series, Rise of the Planet of the…

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Will Oscar Notice Rise of the Moody Blockbuster? Dawn and Snowpiercer Put Academy Prejudice to the Test
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Performance Capture Featurette from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
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Performance Capture Featurette from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

While this technology is impressive, the debate about whether it’s acting continues. So much enhancement…

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Godzilla Open Thread – Because Why Not
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Godzilla Open Thread – Because Why Not

People are seeing Godzilla — apparently in droves. Here is a place to discuss the…

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VES Nods –  There’s Gravity and Everything Else
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VES Nods – There’s Gravity and Everything Else

It kind of seems like there’s no point to even running a contest with Gravity…

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10 films advance to vie for VFX nominations
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10 films advance to vie for VFX nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that…

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World War Z, Trailer Number 2 and Poster
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World War Z, Trailer Number 2 and Poster

JustJared has the poster for the Brad Pitt sci-fi extravaganza, and trailer number 2, just…

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Interview: Jeff White’s Visual Effects for The Avengers
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Interview: Jeff White’s Visual Effects for The Avengers

Jeff White joined the legendary LucasFilm visual effects company Industrial Light and Magic roughly ten…

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Life of Pi and Brave top VES Awards
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Life of Pi and Brave top VES Awards

Interview: Joe Letteri’s Visual Effects for The Hobbit
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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…

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The Hobbit Leads VES Nominations
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The Hobbit Leads VES Nominations

From The HR: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture The Hobbit:…

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Report from the Visual Effects Bakeoff
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Report from the Visual Effects Bakeoff

Bill Desowitz reports from the Academy’s Visual Effects bake-off.  He predicts the same films he…

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10 contenders remain in the VEX Oscar race
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10 contenders remain in the VEX Oscar race

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that…

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, VFX Breakdown
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, VFX Breakdown

Mindblowing. The best special effects are those you’d never guess are effects.

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Visual Effects Contenders Down to Ten
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Visual Effects Contenders Down to Ten

“Captain America: The First Avenger” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″ “Hugo” “Mission:…

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Jackson Truax talks Rise of the Apes Visual Effects with Joe Letteri
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Jackson Truax talks Rise of the Apes Visual Effects with Joe Letteri

Like countless other craftsmen in the film industry, Joe Letteri is far from a household…

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