Patrick Jong Taylor is the North American Editor of RedShark News. He is also a Strategist for bigSTORY, a business consultancy based in Los Angeles and Austin, specializing in agile communication strategies.
X-Men: Days of Future Past holds a very special distinction for its franchise: it is the first X-Men film nominated for the Academy Award in Best Visual Effects. Here we celebrate the film by sharing two illuminating and visually sumptuous VFX breakdowns.
A new start-up is marketing complete footage from indie short films, including production scripts and even project files, as teaching tools for schools and anyone who's interested in learning editing and building a reel. And there's a financial incentive for the short makers, too.
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.