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Visual Effects

  1. backstories
    How Peter Jackson’s The Frighteners Brought the Personification of Death to LifeBack in 1996, nobody knew how to capture death visually onscreen.
  2. the industry
    How TV Finally Got Its Own Blockbuster Special EffectsIn 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.
  3. backstories
    The Hardest Effect I Ever Pulled Off36 filmmakers, cinematographers, and effects artists on making the impossible happen.
  4. 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?
  5. oral histories
    An Oral History of The Dark Knight’s Pencil TrickNo CGI, but a few bouts of unconsciousness.
  6. the industry
    Can Special Effects Be Special Again?How the VFX industry plateaued  — and where it might go from here.
  7. visual effects
    How Stranger Things 2 Turned Hawkins Into the Upside DownThe stories behind the season’s biggest visual effects.
  8. The Stories Behind The Good Place’s Best Visual-Effects GagsFrom the unicorn to Janet barfing pennies.
  9. oscar futures
    Could 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.
  10. How Animators Created That Intense Rogue One Space Battle▶️ Our Behind the Movies series investigates that memorable collision from the end of Rogue One.
  11. Here Are 7 of the Most Awful CGI Moments in Movie HistoryOh, that Scorpion King.
  12. special effects
    Behind the VFX of Star Wars: The Force AwakensHow the beautiful digital sausage is made.
  13. Visual-Effects Geniuses Are Doing Things With Wrinkles and Abs You Won’t BelieveThe work is impressive.
  14. How Hollywood Gives Actors Plastic Surgery With a Mouse ClickNow, 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.
  15. visual effects
    How In  the Heart of the Sea’s Mammoth Whale Was Brought to LifeDirector Ron Howard and visual-effects supervisor Jody Johnson talked through the creation of a key shot.
  16. cgi skylights
    Watch a Wolf of Wall Street Visual Effects ReelSo much CGI bacchanalia. 
  17. clickables
    See a Short Breakdown of Black Swan’s Visual EffectsWings, feathers, and basic hallucinations.
  18. clickables
    See a Mesmerizing ‘Making Of’ Video for Tron: LegacyOooh, lightcycles.
  19. oscars
    Scott Pilgrim Shortlisted for Visual Effects OscarThe Academy has announced the seven titles it will consider for the Visual Effects category.