Andy Stout concludes his look at over a century of VFX in the movies with a glimpse at the pre-digital practical tools and the techniques that have been used over the decades to make an audience's collective jaw hit the floor

The Future of Visual Effects Education

Published in Business


Haz reflects on his experience of education institutions which teach VFX courses and explains why some people interested in a career in the VFX industry may be better off not attending University

Inside Westeros: the VFX of Game of Thrones

Published in Post & VFX

More Songs of Fire And Ice: As shooting gets under way on season six of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Image Engine offers an insight into its frequently blood-soaked effects work for the most recently aired series.

Drag and drop effects you can use with anything

Published in Post & VFX

Did you know you can get really classy effects that you simply drag and drop onto your timeline without using plugins?

In the final installment of Peter Jackson’s video blog, the director introduces The Hobbit’s post crew, while the team scrambles to complete the film.

The latest in our series highlighting Oscar 2015's Best Visual Effects nominees: here we feature Dawn of the Planet of the Apes with a group of videos that illuminate the film's VFX processes.

Updated MODO debuts from The Foundry

Published in Post & VFX

Not only has The Foundry released a new version of its well-regarded 3D content creation application, MODO, but it has also announced a partnership deal with the MakerBot 3D printing platform.

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

Blackmagic's Free Fusion changes everything

Published in Post & VFX

Blackmagic's acquisition of Fusion is big news. It's going to make waves in the post production industry. It's changing things forever.

Our resident VFX expert, HaZ, made an on-set discovery that not only eased his workflow, but solidified, in his opinion, the ARRI Alexa as the go-to camera for VFX shoots.

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