I’ve just launched a brand new VFX publication called befores & afters. Check it out at https://beforesandafters.com.
Author: Ian Failes
A new VR animation tool, for first-timers
At Cartoon Brew, I wrote about Ollie VR, a new animation in VR tool that’s designed for beginners.
LEGO Movie 2 at 3D Artist
I wrote the cover feature for the latest 3D Artist magazine, on Animal Logic’s work for The LEGO Movie 2. Lots of fun doing this one.
Inside the fx of Bird Box
For VFX Voice, I covered the invisible vfx of Bird Box. Some stunning work!
New 3D World has Alita, DNEG and more
Check out the new 3D World magazine with features I’ve contributed on Alita: Battle Angel, DNEG’s environments and Stephan Fleet’s VFX tips.
Dean DeBlois on the tech of the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ series
Had a blast chatting to Dean about the latest film, and the tech over the entire series. Read my interview at Cartoon Brew.
3D Artist and Alita
For 3D Artist magazine, I talked to Weta Digital about their work on Alita: Battle Angel.
The state of play with digital actors
For Cartoon Brew, I jumped into the recent slurry of cg humans / digital actors in all sorts of places – in film, tv, commercials, real-time and even live venues.
The VFX of Mary Poppins Returns
For VFX Voice, I asked Mary Poppins Returns vfx supervisor Matt Johnson about practical fx, combining 2D animated characters with live-action, and other work in the film.
New VirtuCamera app to make your films
For Cartoon Brew, I covered this Gremlin short, which used a new VirtuCamera iPhone to Maya app to help block scenes.