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    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 pulled off the effects. It’s short but worth a look. Enjoy!! In the film’s opening sequence, a lone humanoid figure crosses a cliff top, disrobes and drinks from a small container. Within moments, his body begins to break apart with horrifying force. The dissolving Engineer pitches forward into a waterfall, his genetic material seeding what…

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    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 were invited to participate in an exclusive (and very lengthy) round table discussion. Ben had lots to offer about his passion, his profession and personal tastes in his creative process. Have a look at what he had to say…(sorry no audio but G-S-T’s questions are in Orange)

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    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 Oscars.org, here is the official list of SFX nominees:

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    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 Oscars.org, here is the official list of SFX nominees: