Category Archives: Project/Case study

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Mad Max VFX

VFX Supervisor Tom Wood on Mad Max: Fury Road

George Miller’s post-apocalyptic desert adventure Mad Max: Fury Road captivated audiences and critics with its exhilarating, relentless action and deranged visuals. The brutal extravaganza scored $375 million at the worldwide box office, and 10 Oscar nominations, including best picture, director, cinematography, film … more »

The Martian VFX

VFX Supervisor Richard Stammers on The Martian

Director Ridley Scott’s film The Martian finds astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) stranded on the red planet with little more than his wits to keep him alive until NASA can rescue him. The film earned more than $500 million at … more »

The Finest Hours

Podcast: Director Craig Gillespie on the Massive Effort Behind The Finest Hours

Disney’s The Finest Hours is the fifth full-length motion picture directed by Craig Gillespie, and far and away, the largest, most technically complicated, and highest-profile picture he has helmed. The movie relates the real-life story of a heroic Coast Guard … more »

THE REVENANT

Oscar-Nominated Editor Stephen Mirrione on Cutting The Revenant

Like its ferocious 19th century protagonist Hugh Glass, The Revenant has hewed an arduous path toward redemption. Filmed in remote locations in the Canadian Rockies and Patagonia under extremely difficult conditions, the production was as unique and challenging as it was rewarding … more »

Star Wars VFX supervisor Roger Guyett

ILM VFX Supervisor Roger Guyett on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Roger Guyett should have been stressed and exhausted, but he showed no signs of it when we met at Industrial Light & Magic in San Francisco shortly before Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released. As we walked down the hall … more »

View from a Blue Moon

Is View from a Blue Moon the Best Surfing Movie Ever?

Billed as the first surfing film to be shot entirely in 4K, View From a Blue Moon follows surfer John John Florence and his friends from his home on the North Shore of Oahu to some of his favorite surfing destinations in … more »

Krysten Ritter is Jessica Jones

Cinematographer Manuel Billeter on Shooting Netflix’s Jessica Jones

She's not your typical superhero. Starring Krysten Ritter as the title character, Netflix hit series Jessica Jones tells the story of a former superhero trying to rebuild her life as a private detective. Although she possesses superhuman powers, Jones also suffers … more »

The Hateful Eight in Glorious Ultra Panavision

Podcast: Producer Shannon McIntosh on Making The Hateful Eight Happen in 70mm

Although The Hateful Eight is the eighth directorial effort from Quentin Tarantino, and creatively is every bit as quirky, darkly comedic, violent, and offbeat as one might expect from a Tarantino revenge Western, in filmmaking circles, the movie has garnered … more »

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D conversion

Deluxe’s Stereo D Is 3D-Converting Three Star Wars Movies

Stereo D, a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Group, said today that it has a commission from Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Studios to convert three Star Wars film releases to stereo. The films covered by the agreement are: Star Wars: The Force … more »

spectre

Podcast: Supervising Sound Editors Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers on Spectre

Given their pedigree, one might think that supervising sound editors Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers had pretty much experienced it all by the time they launched into Sam Mendes’ most recent James Bond adventure, Spectre, but in fact, at … more »