We’ve been waiting since 1989 for Hoverboards to become reality. In this promo for HUVrTech, Tony Hawk and other celebs get to try out the world’s first functional hoverboard. Yes, it all looks like VFX trickery, but we want to believe.
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Ironically enough, in 2013 the studio responsible for the crazy CGI tiger in Life of Pi won the Oscar for best visual effects just 11 days after declaring bankruptcy. Its story—seen in the short doc above—is indicative of a larger problem in the suffering VFX industry. Adding to that, the artists and animators behind The Desolation of Smaug are picketing the Academy Awards tonight.
The full documentary about VFX studio Rhythm & Hues, which won an Oscar for Life of Pi yet went bankrupt because of Hollywood’s unfair business practices. This is just one chapter of a longer documentary called Hollywood Ending.
The Sledgehammer-esque music video for Talk is Cheap, by electronica artist Nicholas James Murphy aka Chet Faker, from his album Built on Glass. Toby & Pete made Chet live through four seasons in pseudo-time lapse stop-motion.
The award-winning visual effects studio Framestore gives us a behind-the-scenes look at some of the work they did for Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity. Watch and you’ll wonder why the movie isn’t classified as as animated film.
(Gore) YouTuber Michael Shanks aka Timtimfed makes speed skating a lot more fun – and lethal – by adding the power ups from Mario Kart. If this was the case winning a medal would be just a side effect of staying alive.
At the same time that Rhythm & Hues‘ incredible VFX propelled Life of Pi to an Oscar win, the company was going bankrupt. This documentary goes behind the dark truths of Hollywood’s commoditization of the visual effects industry.
This animated/live-action concept footage gives us an inkling of what Brandon Laatsch is imagining for an epic feature-length film inspired by the world of Minecraft. Support the project on Kickstarter and watch the teaser in HD here.
The primary reason to watch Michael Bay’s Transformers movies, packed in 10 minutes. YouTuber Tunglebrek compiled most of the transformation sequences from the first three movies in one video. Uncompressed copy here.
A compilation of famous scenes from the movies that won the Academy Awards’ Best Visual Effects category. Made by filmmaker & video essayist Nelson Carvajal. Our money’s on he Desolation of Smaug or Gravity for this year.
(SPOILERS) After taking Tyler Durden out of Fight Club, Richard Trammell takes his talents to Overlook Hotel. Here he removes the specter of Delbert Grady as he talks to Jack about “correcting” people.
Iron Man 3 was one of the disappointments of 2013, but its silly plot doesn’t mean it wasn’t chockful of impressive VFX artistry, as is evidenced in this breakdown of the destruction of Tony Stark’s mansion from Scanline VFX.
If you think visual effects are only used in science fiction and fantasy genres, check out the work that VFX studio Brainstorm Digital did for Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street. What’s even real anymore?
An amazing reel of CGI work by digital artist David Horsley and his peers, including behind the scenes footage from Enders Game, Life of Pi, Happy Feet and others. Horsley is currently working on The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
(NSFW: Language, SPOILERS) Richard Trammell edited a pivotal scene in Fight Club – where Tyler Durden challenges the unnamed protagonist to a fist fight for the first time – to show what happened from an outsider’s point of view.
The music video for Boggie’s single Nouveau Parfum presents post-production in real time. Hungarian video collective The Soup used a combination of makeup, lighting and digital effects to create the fictional editing software.
Freddie Wong got together with Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’? to replicate technology found in the Donkey Kong Country franchise. Perhaps it’s the thick coat of gorilla fur that protects them from the explosive barrels in the game.
Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and 32Ten Studios talk about how they built the pulse-pounding Hong Kong battle scene in Pacific Rim. ILM also has a couple more Pacific Rim behind-the-scenes videos on its YouTube channel.
YouTuber FarlyTeem compiled the magic tricks posted by Zach King aka FinalCutKing on Vine. Many of the tricks are simple edits, but at least a few of them are clever and will leave you scratching your head.
“The Wolf of Wall Street” was just so good, we keep thinking of more things to talk about! The latest update on “The Wolf” is about the incredible visual effects used in the movie that you had no idea existed, which I guess is the point right? Brainstorm digital just released a three-minute video highlighting [...]