from the archives: 25 years of fxguide

Case study: how to make a Captain America wimp

July 25, 2011

Director Joe Johnston rejected notions of having a separate actor play the wimpy Steve Rogers in Captain America, as we discovered when we spoke to Edson Williams, visual effects supervisor for Lola VFX.

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SPI is Legend

December 16, 2007

In the film I Am Legend, Will Smith plays a character who might be the last man left in New York City, or at least the last one unaffected by a cure for cancer that goes horrifically wrong. Jim Berney supervised the visual effects at Sony Pictures Imageworks, and fxguide caught up with him to discuss shutting down one of the world’s busiest cities to take pictures of a stuffed toy deer.

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VFX protest at Oscars: images from the picket line + audio interview

February 22, 2013

A group of Visual Effects Artists is working to raise the profile of issues facing the industry by protesting at the Academy Awards. Updated with an audio interview with Jeff Heusser and Scott Squires from the march.

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VFXShow 283: The Fall Guy

This week, we discuss The Fall Guy and the significance of it’s cinema release.

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fxpodcast #369: Kingdom Of the Planet of Apes with Director Wes Ball and VFX Supervisor Erik Winquist

We discuss the hit new Kingdom Of the Planet of Apes film with Director Wes Ball and Wētā FX VFX Supervisor Erik Winquist.

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Autodesk buys Wonder Dynamics

We talk exclusively to the founders of Wonder Dynamics about their sale to Autodesk, and what it means for users.

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fxpodcast #369: Shōgun with VFX Supervisor Michael Cliett

Production VFX Supervisor Michael Cliett discusses making FX’s Shōgun.

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Digital Domain Unveils Masquerade3

Hanno Basse explains the new Digital Domain markerless Masquerade3 facial animation pipeline.

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Proof Share their postvis work on The Creator

The Creator was one of the most impressive VFX film of the last year, Proof have released with PreVis reel.

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VFXShow 282: Shōgun vs. 3 Body Problem

This week, we talk about two big-budget, major TV series: Netflix’s 3 Body Problem and FX’s Shogun.

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AI: the Battleground for FCP vs. Premiere Pro vs. Resolve

Generative AI and machine learning are changing the editing landscape with all three major editing packages fighting it out with amazing new AI tools.

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1st SORA Music Video, How SORA is Evolving & Guessing Possible Pricing

We continue our coverage of talking to early SORA users, exploring SORA’s newest features, and hypotheses about its possible pricing.

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Shooting spatial video – why all the negativity? It’s great!

We test drive a massively wide range of options for filming spatial video for the Apple Vision Pro.

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fxpodcast #368: Apple Vision Pro with Kent Bye

In this special joint podcast we discuss the Apple Vision Pro with VR expert and podcaster Kent Bye.

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UE 5.4 released with improved ICVFX and Android VCam

UE 5.4 released with some great improvements for ICVFX, rendering and Android VCam

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Project Arena: Chaos LED Volumes

Project Arena is a real-time ray tracing solution for virtual production from Chaos.

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fxpodcast #367: Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

DNEG and Wētā FX discuss crafting Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

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Inside the (LED) bunker of Fallout

A deep dive inside the Fallout series virtual production work with Magnopus’ Ben Grossmann

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Actually Using SORA

The exact current state of SORA with the team from Air Head or ‘How to tell a consistent story despite the slot machine nature of genAI.’

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Frame.io Releases Version 4

Frame.io delivers a powerful major upgrade.

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Gucci on the Apple Vision Pro and why it Matters

Finally cool innovative film makers make engaging films taking advantage of the Apple Vision Pro.

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VFXShow 281: Dune Part Two

The team ride the sand worms to discuss Dune2

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Epic MetaHuman comes to UEFN

Epic launch a host of new tools and advances to Metahuman’s at GDC 2024

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fxpodcast #366 The Oscar Winners from War is Over

We talk to the Director, Producer and Wētā FX team from the Oscar winning short: War is Over: Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko

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Omniverse streaming into the Apple Vision Pro with new NVIDIA AR XR

We spoke to Damian Fulmer at Katana about how the developed the car app that even fooled NVIDIA’s CEO Jensen Huang

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NVIDIA unlocks even more 3D Generative AI at GTC

A lot of new Generative AI tool were announced today as part of NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang’s extensive 2-hour keynote.

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VFXShow 280: Masters of the Air

This week on the show we review the WW2 drama Masters of the Air.

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