Visualizing The Last Jedi

Previs, postvis and techvis: it’s now pretty much part of all big VFX films. Here’s how The Third Floor contributed its skills to The Last Jedi, at VFX Voice.

New mocap video of Andy Serkis as Snoke

Most vfxblog readers have probably already seen ILM’s fantastic Snoke visual effects breakdown here, but Lucasfilm has also just released a clip from the upcoming Last Jedi Blu-ray/DVD that features an unaltered Andy Serkis performing Snoke in his motion capture suit. Back in January, I wrote a piece for Cartoon Brew on how ILM transformed…

5 visual stories from 5 VFX Oscar nominees

Over the past year I’ve been able to cover the visual effects in all of the films nominated for the VFX Oscar – Blade Runner 2049, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Kong: Skull Island, The Last Jedi, and War for the Planet of the Apes. Now in this special series of visual stories, I’m…

The making of The Last Jedi’s crystal foxes

Towards the end of The Last Jedi, we meet on Crait a number of Vulptex creatures, fox-like animals with crystalline bristles. Although a detailed animatronic was made for the production, the Vulptices were ultimately crafted in CG by ILM. Academy Award nominee Ben Morris from ILM was the overall visual effects supervisor on The Last…

How Snoke evolved in The Last Jedi

For Cartoon Brew, I sat down with ILM London to discuss Snoke, and how a bunch of changes were made during and after shooting to make the character more menacing.

Woh, a VFX event on Last Jedi, Apes, Blade Runner, Paddington 2, Star Trek and Neill Blomkamp shorts

Check out that list again in the heading – those are some of the biggest visual effects¬† projects around, and they’re all going to be discussed by the studios behind the work at the upcoming SPARK FX 2018 in Vancouver. It’s on Saturday 10th February at the¬†VIFF Vancity Theatre, a neat cinema venue which will…