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How Peter Jackson’s
Brought the Personification of Death to Life
Back in 1996, nobody knew how to capture death visually onscreen.
How TV Finally Got Its Own Blockbuster Special Effects
In recent years, groundbreaking VFX work has transformed the TV landscape. But it’s not easy making monsters and dragons like ones on the big screen.
The Hardest Effect I Ever Pulled Off
36 filmmakers, cinematographers, and effects artists on making the impossible happen.
lights camera cgi
Digital Doubles Are Revolutionizing Hollywood. But Why Do Movie Stars Hate Them?
Scanning actors to manipulate their images in post is increasingly common. But will it become industry standard to bring actors back from the dead?
An Oral History of
The Dark Knight
’s Pencil Trick
No CGI, but a few bouts of unconsciousness.
Can Special Effects Be Special Again?
How the VFX industry plateaued — and where it might go from here.
Stranger Things 2
Turned Hawkins Into the Upside Down
The stories behind the season’s biggest visual effects.
The Stories Behind
The Good Place
’s Best Visual-Effects Gags
From the unicorn to Janet barfing pennies.
War for the Planet of the Apes
Finally Win the Series an Effects Oscar?
The series is a special-effects triumph, but has gone zero-for-two on Oscar night so far.
How Animators Created That Intense
Our Behind the Movies
series investigates that memorable collision from the end of
Here Are 7 of the Most Awful CGI Moments in Movie History
Oh, that Scorpion King.
Behind the VFX of
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
How the beautiful digital sausage is made.
Visual-Effects Geniuses Are Doing Things With Wrinkles and Abs You Won’t Believe
The work is impressive.
How Hollywood Gives Actors Plastic Surgery With a Mouse Click
Now, Hollywood special effects can shave years off an actor’s life, reshape a performance, or even recast a role after a movie’s been shot.
In the Heart of the Sea
’s Mammoth Whale Was Brought to Life
Director Ron Howard and visual-effects supervisor Jody Johnson talked through the creation of a key shot.
Wolf of Wall Street
Visual Effects Reel
So much CGI bacchanalia.
See a Short Breakdown of
’s Visual Effects
Wings, feathers, and basic hallucinations.
See a Mesmerizing ‘Making Of’ Video for
Shortlisted for Visual Effects Oscar
The Academy has announced the seven titles it will consider for the Visual Effects category.