Everyone knows about Boris Effects. And, if you're old enough, you'll remember that in the mid to late 90s, it was suddenly possible to create amazing effects and transitions on the slow and clunky NLEs of the time - that looked like they cost a million dollars to produce
Andy Stout begins our new six-part series looking at the history of VFX in cinema back where it all started, with early pioneers such as Georges Melies developing the optical effects that Orson Welles would use to such dramatic effect nearly half a century later.
If you haven’t come across Joe Schenkenberg (better known as Joey Shanks) and his PBS Digital Studios show Shanks FX, it’s perhaps time you did as it is a fairly awesome How To mix of home-brew practical effects using household items and digital refinement.
In part 2 of this series, experienced VFX Supervisor HaZ looks at the right and wrong ways to approach studios when you're looking for work
Here's a great video that shows the intensive research and development that goes into creating an iconic VFX shot
Despite its best efforts at times, the movie industry hasn’t killed creativity... yet. Responding to an ever-more risk-averse climate, film creatives are finding more direct ways to pitch their ideas.