Awesome WETA 'Prometheus' Intro VFX Breakdown

If you’ve seen Sir Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, whether or not you’re on board with the ambiguous/not entirely satisfying (or thought out) plot, you no doubt have marveled at how astoundingly beautiful his return to sci-fi looked. Well, Academy Award-winning visual effects house WETA Digital crafted the scene using a combination of cutting-edge tech and practical techniques. This video below shows they […]

Roundtable Discussion with ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ′ VFX Supervisor Ben Snow

Ben Snow is one of the ILM Visual Effects Supervisors and with an outstanding resume (you should just check out his IMDb page or see his bio at the bottom of this post), his latest work on Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides gave life and depth to the beautiful but deadly mermaids. Go, See, Talk and other movie sites […]

Ohhh, Look…'Tron: Legacy' and 'Black Swan' VFX Featurettes

2010 was a big year for Visual Effects. Films like Inception have had effects work (both practical and CG) seamlessly woven into the film which created just jaw dropping and memorable sequences. While Inception has deservingly received an Oscar nominated for it’s achievements, other visually striking films (like the two in our header) have struck out. From […]