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Battle of the Bastards VFX

Game of Thrones “Battle of the Bastards” VFX Breakdown

Just how much of that massive battlefield sequence from this season's "Battle of the Bastards" on Game of Thrones was CG? You'll find some answers in this spectacular VFX breakdown reel from Australian VFX house Iloura, part of the Deluxe Entertainment Services … more »

Credited As: Special Makeup Effects Artist

In the latest installment of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Credited As series, special make-up effects artist Howard Berger — along with Robert Kurtzman and Greg Nicotero, he founded the legendary KNB EFX Group — discusses the art … more »


Silicon Valley Outtakes

Watch T.J. Miller's ageist mockery of incoming boss Stephen Tobolowsky, from the current season of Beavis and Butt-head creator Mike Judge's HBO comedy Silicon Valley, in a long assembly that stretches the insult to epic length.


Color Psychology

From innocence (pink) to erotism (purple), editor Lidia Mtz-Seara takes a shot at identifying the states of mind signaled by different color choices in scenes from 61 different movies. Some moments NSFW (depending, of course, on where you work)!

Trailer: The Birth of a Nation

Today, Fox Searchlight debuted a full-length trailer for The Birth of a Nation, from writer/director Nate Parker — the film, which sold to the studio for $17.5 million, was the cause celebré of this year's Sundance Film Festival, winning both the Grand … more »

Yelchin RIP

“Holding on for Life”

The celebrated 2013 Broken Bells music video starring Anton Yelchin and Kate Mara takes on an added poignancy following Yelchin's untimely death on June 19, 2016, at age 27.


The Secret World of Foley

Watch Foley artists Peter Burgis (Ex Machina, Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Sue Harding (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, The Imitation Game) at work in this award-winning short directed by Daniel Jewel and shot by DP James Watson through Jewel's London production company Third … more »


Hong Kong Cinema: Crazy Stunts

So you think your back hurts? Stunt coordinator and mo-cap performer Jude Poyer (The Brothers Grimsby, Ultraviolet) compiled this reel of hard-hitting stunt work from the boom years of Hong Kong cinema in the 1980s and early 1990s.

Trailer: Pete’s Dragon

And the latest entrant in Hollywood's remake sweepstakes? Disney is revisiting 1977's Pete's Dragon with Bryce Dallas Howard, Karl Urban and Robert Redford in tow. Heretofore indie filmmaker David Lowery (Ain't Them Bodies Saints) directs, with help from DP Bojan Bazelli (The Lone … more »



Time-lapse specialist Paul Richardson put together this two-minute reel of his favorite clips (the title refers to his working methodology) captured with Canon 6D, 7D and 5D Mk III and an eMotimo motion-control camera robot.