FMX 2016 is underway

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.

Teddy Floppy Ear – a hybrid film

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.

The tech behind Zootopia

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.

New X-Files, same aesthetic

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 effects of Kung Fu Panda 3

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.

Deadpool’s biggest VFX

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.

How they made that Chem Bros video

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.