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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.

Rethinking The VFX Industry

Published in Post & VFX

With the recent unfortunate news about the demise of Digital Domain Florida, and with VFX studios downsizing around the world, Redshark’s VFX Columnist HaZ Dulull looks at the reasons for this downturn.

The movie designer who built his own film

Published in Post & VFX

What happens when a celebrated concept artist elects to handcraft their own live-action sci-fi project? David Levy’s Plug is the highly impressive answer.

Home-brew VFX with household objects

Published in Post & VFX

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.

VFX news from Europe's IBC

Published in Post & VFX

Red-shark's VFX columnist, HaZ, reports on Visual Effects developments at Amsteram's IBC this year.

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

Autodesk switches to subscription-only model

Published in Post & VFX

3D tools company Audodesk is set to follow Adobe’s lead, dropping single product licence fees in favour of a subscription-based system for users of its design, animation and post production products.

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.

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