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