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A passing glance at the list of the 10 features which made the vfx Oscar shortlist and will present 10-minute clips at the January 3 Bake-0ff is that many of them are returning champs. From Spider-Man and Batman to Gollum (The Hobbit), Snow White and Iron Man (The Avengers), we’ve [...]
VFX supervisor Bill Westenhofer discusses some of the mind-blowing visual effects of Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. Life of Pi is not a movie about mathematics, but numbers played a big role in creating the stunning visual effects for director Ang Lee’s adaptation of Yann Martel’s best-selling novel. “If I [...]
The long Thanksgiving weekend was good to DreamWorks Animation and the band of legendary childhood heroes featured in Rise of the Guardians. Directed by Peter Ramsey, the much-anticipated pic, which rated 74% on the rottentomatoes.com review site, brought in an estimated $32.6 million at the box office over the five-day [...]
The annual animation and vfx show Paris FX will highlight the French and British post-production artists behind Skyfall, Cloud Atlas and Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia, Variety reports. The event is hosted by the Ile de France Film Commission and Lariviere Org. in partnership with Film London each year, and [...]
Director Ang Lee’s much anticipated feature Life of Pi is scheduled to premiere at the 50th New York Film Festival as its Opening Night Gala program in September. The selection will allows Lee to join Robert Altman, Pedro Almodóvar and François Truffaut as the only directors to have had more [...]
Director Len Wiseman brings a fresh visual kick to the brave new world of Total Recall. When you think of Philip K. Dick’s seminal sci-fi story We Can Remember It for You Wholesale, it’s hard not to envision Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone running around in Total Recall, the 1990 [...]
It’s going to be a “vampires vs. the superheroes” kind of a weekend. Tim Burton’s take on TV soap opera Dark Shadows, starring Johnny Depp as the vampire Barnabas, opens in the U.S. and 42 foreign markets today (Friday, May 11), but it faces stiff competition from Disney/Marvel’s The Avengers, [...]