SIGGRAPH Sets Production Sessions

SIGGRAPH has announced the complete lineup for this year’s Production Sessions program for its 42nd annual conference, set for Aug. 9-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The ... Continue Reading →
Avengers: Age of Ultron

Serious Assembly Required

ILM and Trixter spearhead the complex mo-cap, animation and effects wizardry that required 19 facilities to make Marvel’s Avengers: ... Continue Reading →
Oscar Contenders: VFX

Oscar Watch: Best Visual Effects Contenders

The short list of visual effects films that will head to the annual bake-off won’t be known until early in December, but the race is still a hot one that’s proving more ... Continue Reading →

Building a Beguiling Bengal Tiger

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 ... Continue Reading →

Welcome to the ‘Madagascar 3' Vs. ‘Prometheus’ Weekend

DreamWorks Animation will find out whether audiences are hungry for more madcap adventures featuring the Bronx Zoo buddies of Madagascar 3 this weekend. The third outing of the franchise, ... Continue Reading →

‘Cat in Paris’ Stakes Limited Release; ‘Snow’ Hunts Wide

A live-action Snow White makes a big push at the box office this weekend, while an Oscar-nominated animated feature from France gets a limited release. Universal’s Snow White ... Continue Reading →

Evil Eye Contributes 200 VFX Shots to ‘The Avengers’

San Francisco-based vfx house Evil Eye Pictures has contributed nearly 200 visual effects shots for the Marvel’s The Avengers directed by Joss Whedon, which opens this Friday. Weta ... Continue Reading →

‘Captain America’ Takes the Box Office Fight to ‘Potter’ Finale

With Comic-Con in full swing, it’s the perfect time for Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The First Avenger to come out ready to take on the hugely successful boy wizard. Captain ... Continue Reading →

Movies Bid ‘Potter’ Adieu, Welcome Back ‘Pooh’

It’s a weekend for old friends as movie goers bid adieu to Harry Potter and the students of Hogwarts and welcome back a beloved old bear named Winnie the Pooh. The undisputed ... Continue Reading →