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 coverage of the film, too.
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?