I’m in Stuttgart for FMX – one of the best VFX and animation conferences each year. And this year there’s a HUGE emphasis on VR. Keep a lookout for more from the conference.
Ghost Cell depicts an eerie side to Paris in what at first looks to be LIDAR imagery, but was in fact made possible via photogrammetry. More at Cartoon Brew.
For Cartoon Brew, I interviewed ILM artist and director Grzegorz Jonkajtys about his Teddy Floppy Ear short film made with live action, miniatures and CG. It’s now in feature film development, too.
Very cool game from Remedy, with very cool destruction and performance capture tech.
There are some incredible stunts in Hardcore Henry – made even more amazing by the fact the film was shot on GoPro cameras with a special mask rig. Here’s a look at that process and the VFX in the film, too.
MPC’s visual effects supervisor goes deep into his studio’s shots for BvS.
DNeg solved some interesting tracking, photogrammetry and rendering challenges for Fungus the Bogeyman.
Really enjoying covering the more seamless effects work that help tell great stories in great films (as well as the big stuff, too, of course).
Disney’s Zootopia is fantastic – and behind the scenes the artists responsible for hair, fur and vegetation have done a masterful job. Find out more about in this fxguide piece.
I’m a big fan of the new X-Files series, in particular how the show seems to still have that 90s sensibility even in the present day. This goes for the VFX too, which I wrote about on fxguide.
The beautiful animation in Kung Fu Panda 3 is only more enhanced by the effects artistry behind character special powers, atmospherics and destruction scenes. Read more in this fxinsider story.
It won the Oscar for visual effects, perhaps unexpectedly, but the work by Dneg, Milk VFX and all the artists on the show was beautifully executed. Revisit fxguide’s coverage here.
It’s very cool, especially in this trailer for the Force Awakens video game, made by Plastic Wax, which I covered at fxguide.
In-depth coverage of the film at fxguide, including on the opening titles, the freeway chase, Deadpool facial animation and Colossus, plus an insider interview with director Tim Miller.
Some great info and VFX breakdowns for the Coen bros film.
It’s hard to think of a more real film than the stop-motion animated Anomalisa. Loved the way the VFX were crafted, too.
fxguide has some of the best photos from the evening right here.
I’m a long-time fan of The Chemical Brothers – they always make fun music videos and the new Wide Open promo is no exception. Find out how The Mill crafted this crazy one-shot clip at fxguide.
I have a long-running casual series on fxguide showcasing seamless invisible effects work – this latest piece looks at Creed, Point Break and Southpaw.
Really enjoyed covering Mr. X’s hybrid ghost visual effects for Crimson Peak.