Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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VFX Supe Tim Webber on the Challenges of Gravity

During the past four years, visual effects supervisor Tim Webber has concentrated largely on one film: Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity. During his career, though, the Framestore visual effects supervisor has split his time between broadcast television and feature films and picked … more »

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VFX Supervisor Christopher Townsend on Iron Man 3

Christopher Townsend’s Oscar nomination for Iron Man 3 is his first. Townsend’s entry into feature film visual effects was as a digital artist at Industrial Light & Magic on Congo. He followed that with credits on Mission: Impossible, The Lost … more »

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VFX Supe/2nd Unit Director Roger Guyett on Star Trek Into Darkness

Three-time Oscar nominee Roger Guyett of Industrial Light & Magic again brought his experience as a second-unit director as well as a visual effects supervisor to director J. J. Abrams’ venture into Star Trek territory — and again brought home … more »

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Weta Digital’s Joe Letteri on The Desolation of Smaug

Joe Letteri, Weta Digital’s senior visual effects supervisor and studio director, extends his long list of awards with his eighth Oscar nomination, this for supervising the visual effects in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, an MGM production … more »

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VFX Supervisor Tim Alexander on The Lone Ranger

This year’s Oscar nomination is the first for visual effects supervisor Tim Alexander, although far from his first major award. Alexander received a BAFTA award in 2001 for The Perfect Storm followed by two BAFTA nominations for two Harry Potter … more »

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Zoic Tears Up London for 24: Live Another Day Super Bowl Spot

The Jack Bauer Power Hour will return! Fox made the point clear during last weekend's Super Bowl, with a series of teasers leading up to a :45 spot that showed 24 series regulars Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) and Chloe O'Brian (Mary-Lynn … more »

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Lightcraft and SolidAnim Join Forces on Virtual Production Tools

U.S.-based Lightcraft Technology and French motion-capture and 3D VFX company SolidAnim have entered a partnership to offer their combined optical and markerless tracking technology — and thus a complimentary and more comprehensive toolset for real-time pre-viz of visual effects on set — to … more »

Facial Mocap Gets Easier as Faceware Integrates with Vicon’s Cara

Facial performance capture gets a little more flexible with news of a new global partnership between Vicon and Faceware Technologies. The deal makes it easy to process and use data from Vicon's head-mounted Cara rig, a sophisticated new system for … more »

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Behind the 2014 Sci-Tech Oscars: 6 Cool Facts

1) The Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards—also known as the Sci-Tech Awards—were part of the main Academy Awards ceremony (and handed out during the commercial breaks once the Oscars were televised) until 1959, when they were presented at the Governor's … more »

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Building Poetic Images and Exotic Locations in John Robson’s “Epoch”

Over the past decade, John Robson has built a reputation for his visual effects work on projects ranging from TV series to features such as Pacific Rim and Superman Returns. But when he’s not working as an independent CG artist, … more »