visual effects

Pixar: 30 years of computer-generated animation in film

This video from Wired magazine looks at the foundational role Pixar Animation Studios (and by extension Industrial Light & Magic, where Pixar got its start) played in the use of computer-generated visual effects in film. As the video title points out, Pixar’s RenderMan software and… Read More »Pixar: 30 years of computer-generated animation in film

How they did it – Visual Effects in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Yesterday “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was nominated for Academy Awards in 5 categories including Film Editing and Visual Effects. Yes, J.J. Abrams and crew used a lot of practical effects along with real sets and models, but there were also 2100 digital effects shots… Read More »How they did it – Visual Effects in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Marvel’s Ant-Man rules crowded box office

Congratulations to the team at Marvel, “Ant-Man” has taken the top spot at the box office once again. It beat out a long list of newcomers including the universally panned “Pixels.” So far Ant-Man has brought in $106 Million domestic over its first 10-days, that… Read More »Marvel’s Ant-Man rules crowded box office

Rocket Reel: The making of Rocket Raccoon

Rocket Raccoon from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is often mentioned as one of the favorite characters from the film. Some even suggested Bradley cooper get a Best Supporting Actor for the role. They also wanted to include the team at visual effects house Framestore… Read More »Rocket Reel: The making of Rocket Raccoon