For Thrillist, I asked Ian Hunter about the models and miniatures work in First Man. Look out for more of my coverage soon on the film at VFX Voice.
Richard Edlund told me about Boss Film’s work on the final Hans Gruber fall in Die Hard. Read the story at Thrillist.
For Thrillist, I talked to Method Studios about their neat Quantum Realm work for Ant-Man and the Wasp.
For Thrillist, I wrote about some of the awesome ways effects were used in unusual ways to help make Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, including cat litter, a roller coaster and inflatable puppets.
Here’s my coverage of the visual effects for Solo’s L3, Rio and Lady Proxima at Thrillist.
Matt Patches from Thrillist had me collaborate on an incredible oral history of the Battle of NY in The Avengers. Check it out.
What the VFX teams have been able to do over six series of Game of Thrones is incredible – and there looks like some even more amazing CG dragon work to come this series. For Thrillist, I talked to BlueBolt, Pixomondo and Rhythm & Hues about their dragon VFX so far.
Disney were super-secretive about how the Beast was made in Beauty and the Beast. But now, with a making of video of Digital Domain’s work released, they’ve let information out. I talked to some of the DD team and wrote a quick how-to on Thrillist.
That’s what happens to Emily Browning’s character on American Gods, and i wrote about how they did it for Thrillist.
Oh, and the huge gay sex scene. Here’s how the VFX team managed to make those things possible. Their work on the show is incredible.
Here’s my second piece for Thrillist on American Gods, which dives into the Bilquis scenes where she consumes people…as in, consumes via her vagina. It’s crazy!
It’s kind of amazing where vfx in TV is going, isn’t it? American Gods is one of the new shows with such innovative and story-related VFX. I talked to the VFX team for both Thrillist and Cartoon Brew. You gotta see this show.
Thrillist asked me to look into The Lawnmower Man, Brett Leonard’s VR horror/thriller from 1992 and which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. I talked to the director and found out some neat things about his approach to the story and visual effects. Check it out here, and stay tuned for more vfx-focused retro…
Thrillist asked me to dive into how the Star Wars movies changed the way movies were made, from a VFX point of view. It was fun recounting just some of the advancements, including motion control, camera tech and CG developments.
Arrival is the best movie of 2016. I was lucky enough to speak to production designer Patrice Vermette about how he designed the alien language logograms, which are fantastic. Read the story at Thrillist.
Thrillist asked me to look back at some psychedelic visual effects in movie history, in honour of Doctor Strange’s incredible shots. Here’s my list.
I wrote about the many different kinds of vfx in HBO’s new Westworld series after talking to Jay Worth, vfx supe. Here’s the piece at Thrillist.
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.
But…I did come up with a list for Thrillist. Do you agree/disagree?
That’s the premise of my latest piece for Thrillist, Special Effects You Never Noticed in Movies. Like this amazing ILM shot of the Delorean coming into land in BTTF2.