Ever since I saw the making of featurettes for films like Terminator 2 and Jurassic Park, I’ve known about Steve Williams and Mark Dippé. They were at ILM in the early days of CG visual effects, but they also quickly attained notoriety for being rebellious. At Trojan Horse, I sat down with the duo for a candid chat about the visual effects industry. Here it is at Cartoon Brew.
Shin Godzilla is having a run in U.S. cinemas, so the guys at Inverse asked me to look back at where the franchise has used special effects. Loved revisiting the man-in-suit, miniatures and CG work.
You might know Ben West from his incredible short FUGU & TAKO. He’s now creative director at Framestore in LA and he’s back with a new short film called OtherHalf, about a man whose legs have a different idea to living their lives than the rest of its body. Check out the film below and then read vfxblog’s interview with West about how he and Framestore made it. Continue reading Ben West’s latest short has legs
Talked to two former DreamWorks Animation employees who have started their own VR venture, and it includes theme parks. Here’s the interview at Cartoon Brew.
Thrillist asked me to come up with some examples of where movies were ‘saved’ by special fx. And I had a lot of fun coming up with this list, which included Kevin Costner’s merman ears and Ryan Reynolds’ penis.
Love the approach vfx supe Dan Glass took for the visual effects in Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time. Here’s my write-up at Cartoon Brew.
The new trailer for Moom is featured exclusively at Cartoon Brew, and I got to speak to the filmmakers Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo about the short film’s Japanese influences.