ILM’s Hal Hickel on the symbiotic relationship between actor and animator

At the recent Trojan Horse was a Unicorn event in Malta, I had the opportunity to sit down with ILM animation supervisor Hal Hickel for a THU TV interview. We talked about the wealth of CG characters Hickel has overseen which began with live action and motion captured performances, including Davy Jones from the Pirates…

Looking for VFX inspiration?

I go to a few different VFX and animation industry events each year, but here’s a little secret about Trojan Horse was a Unicorn that I found out on the first day of the first year I went there: It is one of the only events designed to help artists find their place in the…

Enter the Trojan Horse Golden Ticket Challenge

I’ve been a regular attendee at Trojan Horse Was a Unicorn for a few years now. Formerly in Portugal, THU is landing in Malta this year, and the location looks stunning. What’s exciting is, you can enter the Golden Ticket Challenge art competition to get there yourself. There are two categories – student and professional…

When you crave creative content

I spend a lot of my working life looking for great visual effects, animation and CG content. There’s a lot out there. I’m of course drawn to making ofs and studio and film profiles, particularly about visual effects, but it wasn’t until last year that I discovered a new kind of VFX content. That’s when…

Victor Hugo and the power of THU

3D Artist Victor Hugo is one of the nice guys in the industry and I had the pleasure of meeting him last year at Trojan Horse was a Unicorn in Troia. Here he talks more about his thoughts on THU.