Digital / Visual Effects
In Vantage Point, Rainmaker did a full-CG build based on stills shot from a helicopter over Mexico City and Salamanca.
At the Sony Pictures Animation lunch, Madame Tutli-Putli director Chris Lavis talks about how they worked with actress Laurie Maher to inform their stop-motion animation and provide the eyes for their puppets.
Sydney Wells is an accomplished concert violinist. She is also blind, and has been since a childhood tragedy.
The highly stylized 300 combined the simplicity of past effects solutions with bluescreen, matte paintings, miniatures, computer-generated water and DI work.
The Golden Compass makes viewers believe that animals can metamorphose from moth to mouse to cat, and carry on conversations in the process.
Hundreds of effects made The Bourne Ultimatum seem like a documentary rather than a complex visual effects feat.
Transformers with its nimble and athletic, ninja-style moves, even appeals to those outside the target demographic
More than 2,000 vfx for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End were completed on a schedule that was two months shorter than the previous film.
I Am Legend presented a desolate New York, which required visual effects to get rid of things that shouldn't be there.
The trailer for Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem shows off the CG spacecrafts in action that bring the battle to Earth.
The creation of The Maelstrom required full-on computational fluid dynamics. Even the biggest 32-gig machines couldn't properly convey what was required.
Transformers represents a new watermark in ultra realistic hard body surfaces. In addition to Optimus Prime's 10,108 parts, there are also 1.8 million polygons and 2,000 texture maps.
This I Am Legend promises to be the most ambitious film version of the book yet. Sony Imageworks produced more than 800 visual effects shots.
Rhythm & Hues has become a digital Animal Farm with its animated virtual menageries. The studio created 500 CG shots for Alvin and the Chipmunks.
A pig goes for a trip to the countryside. Instead of relaxation it gets swept along in a thunderous swirl by a herd of buffalo's.
Featured in more than 500 shots, the daemons were created via 3D animation at Rhythm & Hues. The ermine is the daemon for lead character Lyra.
Welcome to Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, the strangest, most fantastic, most wonderful toy store in the world.