George Lucas’ Star Wars Prequels did a lot of things for the special effects industry, being among the first films to feature thousands of digitally enhanced shots, while also introducing the idea of the first CG supporting cast members. But for all the good they did for the industry in moving VFX forward, many fans have decried the Prequels’ use of computer images throughout the trilogy. Today, with our look at CGI in movies, I’m taking a look at why the Prequels; use of CG hasn’t sat well with people and caused so much uproar.
Imagineer Systems has created special effects software that has won Academy Awards in their uses in films, and now they're set to roll out two new Mocha platforms for filmmakers to utilize. Come inside to learn more about each one, what's new, and how they can assist your post-production process.
This morning saw the release of the first trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, giving eager fans (like myself) the chance to finally see Caesar once again in motion. Earlier in the year, the first still shot from the film released and we saw it once again in this morning's trailer. While people complained about the VFX's in that initial screen shot, today's trailer showed the evolution of the movie's VFX. Come inside to check out a side-by-side comparison to see exactly how much progress they've made in the last few months.
The VIEW Conference in Italy is coming up and is the event for people interested in or working in the fields of Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX. This year's keynote speaker is none other than John Knoll, a master VFX artist who's head honcho over at ILM. He'll be presenting information on this year's Pacific Rim. Come inside for all the details and full press release.
Some very sad news has come in today in that the legendary master of visiual effects, a pioneer in his field, and one of the most influential effects designers in film history, Ray Harryhausen, has passed away at the age of 93. Come inside to check out the information straight from the man's family.