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Tag: Visual Effects

VFX behind the Stranger Things monsters

Rodeo FX, lead vendor on the record-breaking third season of the Netflix hit series Stranger Things, has just released behind-the-scenes videos that break down the visual effects that brought all the season’s creatures and monsters to life.  Watch the premiere of RodeoFX’s VFX breakdowns showcasing the making-of of their visual effects on the exploding rats, […]

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HitfilmPro 13 Express released

FXHome has announced the release of Hitfilm Pro 13 express, the free version of its editing, compositing and visual effects application. New features include updated Mocha HitFilm to 6.0.3, layout and track locking, the ability to mask from the editor timeline, support for cinematic 4K, a LUT intensity slider, file handling improvements and more. Learn more […]

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MPC’s “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” — VFX Breakdown

Per MPC’s dedicated X-Men: Dark Phoenix page: MPC was the lead facility on Dark Phoenix and delivered over 660 shots, though they worked on many more. Over 1,350 out of the 1,700 shots have a visual effects component. With a team of over 1,500 artists, they created all of the X-Men digital doubles and supplied them to other VFX […]

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WATCH: Michelle Eisenreich Talks ‘First Man’ In-Camera VFX at FMX 2019

DNEG visual effects producer discusses unique processing of never-before-seen NASA footage on Damien Chazelle’s Oscar-winning drama about Neil Armstrong’s legendary Moon walk. With FMX 2019 just finishing up May 3 in Stuttgart, Germany, we’re pleased to present our latest set of exclusive interviews with some of the talented speakers who presented over the packed four-day conference, a […]

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Chaos Group Releases V-Ray for Unreal Update 1

Support for native Unreal materials and Viewport rendering bring powerful new capabilities to full user base.  LOS ANGELES — Chaos Group has just announced the release of V-Ray for Unreal Update 1, bringing new capabilities to the only production rendering workflow designed for real-time. With new support for native Unreal materials, designers can now ray trace […]

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Creating a Sense of Realism in ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’

Framestore’s Jonathan Fawkner and MPC’s Pete Dionne discuss the various ways visual effects were produced to help director Rob Letterman bring the smart-aleck yellow cartoon sleuth to the screen. Despite the cartoon origins of the Pokémon characters, filmmaker Rob Letterman (Monsters vs Aliens) and production VFX supervisor Erik Nordby (Passengers) were determined to situate the […]

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WATCH: Oscar Winner Doug Chiang Talks ‘Star Wars’ Visual Design at FMX 2019

Legendary artist shares concept design insights, George Lucas’ impact on his evolution as a designer, working through production design challenges and how he handles different opinions from strong creative voices on a film.  With FMX 2019 just finishing up May 3 in Stuttgart, Germany, we’re pleased to present our latest set of exclusive interviews with some of […]

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WATCH: Jenn Taylor Talks ‘Game of Thrones’ Loot Train Attack at FMX 2019

Image Engine lead animator details her work creating Drogon the dragon in the hit HBO series’ Season 7 Episode 4 battle where the Lannister army is incinerated as it tries to flee. With FMX 2019 just finishing up May 3 in Stuttgart, Germany, we’re pleased to present our latest set of exclusive interviews with some of the […]

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Barnstorm VFX Creates Chilling Alternate Post-War Reality in ‘Man in the High Castle’

Boutique visual effects studio produces photoreal dystopian world where the U.S. is split between Japanese and Nazi control in Amazon Studio’s original series based on Philip K. Dick’s 1962 novel. Through three gripping seasons, Amazon Studio’s Man in the High Castle has entertained audiences with its chilling, alternate version of world history, a dystopian reality where the […]

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BACK TO NEWS LIST “Bumblebee” – VFX Breakdown

Check out this breakdown reel of ILM’s work on Bumblebee featuring their G1-inspired Transformers, Cybertron, triple-changers, and more. On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee the Autobot seeks refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. Charlie, on the brink of turning 18 years old and trying to find her place in […]

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