Posts Tagged ‘special effects’
Cinematographer Mark Vargo breaks down his work on The Empire Strikes Back and discusses how ILM perfected blue-screen processing in the 1980s.
Need blockbuster-looking weather on an indie budget? Use these simple effects to create a perfect storm of movie magic!
Authenticity is key when your film is set in the seedy underbelly of the criminal world. Here are a few ways to create realistic props for gangster movies.
Star Wars sets some great examples for aspiring filmmakers. In fact, lessons can even be found in the very brief behind-the-scenes looks we’ve had at The Force Awakens.
Recreate the groundbreaking Star Wars practical effects with this fun collection of tools and tutorials.
Illustrating a sense of scale is something that filmmakers still often have difficulty with today. These resources should give you a better understanding of how to magnify your subjects.
The history of filmmaking is marked by amazing moments of game-changing movie magic. Check out these jaw-dropping VFX innovations that radically changed the industry.
You can’t always believe your eyes. VFX isn’t always made-up monsters and otherworldly landscapes. Sometimes the best VFX executions are so subtle they’re invisible.
With these horror makeup tutorials from SFX master Rick Baker, you can take your next video project to a creepy new level – or maybe just rule Halloween!
Miniatures and models have always been used in filmmaking. Even in the modern CGI era, miniatures and models are still a common go-to special effects technique.
Celebrate the remake of Poltergeist with this ghastly collection of classic practical horror effects!
Are practical effects making a comeback? Let’s take a look at some of the amazing highs and laughable lows from the history of practical effects.