Tag Archives: VFX

139 articles found

630_apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Game of Thrones Top VES Award Nominations

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the film to beat in the 13th Annual VES Awards. Slipping the announcement in just before the Oscar nominations are made public this Thursday, the Visual Effects Society nominated the science-fiction franchise … more »

630_shade

Shade VFX Hires Camille Geier to Oversee NYC Offices

Shade VFX hired visual effects producer Camille Geier to work out of the company's New York office, which is expanding to handle a workload that now includes the upcoming Netflix series Daredevil. The Santa Monica-based company's New York facility opened … more »

Jamm founders Andy Boyd, Jake Montgomery, and Asher Edwards

Industry Veterans Found Jamm VFX Boutique in L.A.

VFX Supervisors Andy Boyd and Jake Montgomery and Executive Producer Asher Edwards have started up Jamm, a new VFX boutique in Los Angeles. Described by the founders, all formerly at MPC L.A., as an "artist-driven, independent creative studio focused on … more »

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Academy Reveals 10-Film Oscar Shortlist for VFX

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has narrowed the competition for this year's VFX Oscar to include just 10 films. The selected films will proceed to the Academy's VFX bake-off, slated for Saturday, January 10, less than a … more »

630_gojira

MPC Godzilla VFX Breakdown

MPC just released this breakdown reel showing its monstrous work as the lead VFX studio on Godzilla. The Academy hasn't yet announced its VFX shortlist, but it's hard to imagine this king of contemporary monster movies won't make the cut. … more »

630_pixies

Peter Plantec’s Entirely Biased Golden Pixie Awards, Part Two

This is the second volley of awards. There are quite a few to give out this year because I've spent time researching and there is a lot of excellent out there. I'm also interested in your suggestions for Pixies. I … more »

video_thumbnail

I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!

VFX artist Dave Fothergill (Nova, Stephen Hawking's Universe) rendered this short but hilarious demo with Arnold to show off the "servo force" simulation in the free Miarmy crowd-simulation toolkit for Maya, which allows "struggling" animations in place of simple rag-doll physics.

630_groot-lead

Growing Groot: MPC VFX Supe Nicolas Aithadi on CG Characters

With SIGGRAPH located in Vancouver, I took advantage of the opportunity to catch up face to face with Nicolas Aithadi, visual effects supervisor at MPC for Guardians of the Galaxy. Aithadi, who has 20 films to his credit, received Oscar … more »

630_adapt-logo

ADAPT Organizers Update SIGGRAPH on Anti-Tax Subsidy Campaign

Former VFX artist Daniel Lay, better known in his guise as blogger VFX Soldier, and Scott Ross, former general manager of ILM and co-founder of Digital Domain, met with SIGGRAPH attendees in Vancouver last week as representatives of ADAPT, the … more »

630_sin-city-2

Shot by Shot: Detailed VFX Work for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

This Friday, North American movie audiences can buy a return ticket to Sin City, courtesy co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, who have mounted a sequel to the groundbreaking 2005 release that pushed the visual envelope in its effort to … more »