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  1. ‘historic first step’
    Overworked and Underpaid, VFX Workers Vote to Unionize at MarvelOn Monday, a group of more than 50 on-set employees filed a petition for an election to be represented by IATSE.
  2. into it
    VFX Artists Are Tired of Fixing It in PostAmid the writers strike, another unionization effort is brewing.
  3. anonymous in hollywood
    ‘Honestly, I Equate It to Human Greed’Three VFX workers break down why Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania looks the way it does.
  4. out of the uncanny valley
    Why Does Avatar: The Way of Water Look Like That?A tour of the VFX tech that pushes the look of James Cameron’s Avatar sequel — shot at 48 fps, twice the industry standard — into a deeper ocean.
  5. boom! clap!
    Christopher Nolan Makes His Nuclear Bombs the Old-fashioned WayFor the Trinity test in Oppenheimer, the director used practical effects over CGI.
  6. where’s the beef?
    The She-Hulk Team Responds to Calls for a Bigger, Beefier Jen Walters“I think that has to do with our culture’s belief in its ownership of women’s bodies.”
  7. anonymous in hollywood
    I’m a VFX Artist, and I’m Tired of Getting ‘Pixel-F–ked’ by MarvelWhat’s it like to work as a visual-effects artist for the MCU? “I’ve had co-workers sit next to me, break down, and start crying.”
  8. mcu-nionize
    Waititi Taikes the Piss out of Thor: Love and Thunder’s VFXNo, the blame doesn’t lie with overworked effects artists.
  9. rip
    Douglas Trumbull, VFX Visionary, Dead at 79Trumbull worked on films including 2001: A Space Odyssey and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
  10. tiktok
    TikTok VFX Star Julian Bass Did Not Have to CGI Himself an AgentThe 20-year-old will now be represented by ICM Partners.
  11. urban legends
    Cats Fans Are Clamoring About ‘the Butthole Cut.’ Does It Actually Exist?An urban legend, or something more?
  12. gotta go fast!
    Beyond the Creepy Teeth: How Sonic the Hedgehog Saved ItselfA complete timeline of the Sega character’s return to the big screen, from dental horror to emergency redesign to today.
  13. movie review
    In Sonic the Hedgehog, It’s Like Golden-Era Jim Carrey Never Left UsThe movie is fine, but the villain’s a delight.
  14. oscars 2020
    VFX Society Says Oh No, You’re Not Pinning This One On Us to Oscars Cats Bit“The best visual effects in the world will not compensate for a story told badly.”
  15. behind the scenes
    How Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Changed the Animation GameThe story behind the hit film’s unorthodox, exhilarating pop art.
  16. movies
    How First Man Faked the Moon LandingDamien Chazelle and the team behind First Man on recreating Neil Armstrong’s history-making moment, almost entirely with practical effects.
  17. special effects
    How Mary Poppins Returns Turned a Bowl Into a FantasiaDirector Rob Marshall on combining live-action, 2-D animation, and 3-D computer rendering to create a passage of eye-popping originality.
  18. need a hand?
    How to Chop Off a Hand on TV, As Explained by OutlanderOutlander’s VFX supervisor talks us through one gory scene.
  19. four guys
    One-Hour Convo About VFX in Star WarsWait, Maz is not real?