Up until the mid ‘90s, effects artists were people who made things with their hands. They wore paint-spattered clothing and rifled through tool boxes. They created aliens out of latex, turned foam into granite and constructed nine-foot spaceships from odds and ends found on dusty workshop shelves. The Millennium Falcon was a product of such physical craftsmanship, as was the creepy-yet-loveable E.T., the immaculate Discovery spacecraft in "2001: A Space Odyssey" and Major Toht’s grisly melting head in "Raiders of the Lost Ark."
Mortadelo & Filemon is a beloved Spanish comic book series about the slapstick exploits of two secret agents in the TIA (Técnicos de Investigación Aeroterráquea, a spoof on the CIA). This year, the series has been adapted to a feature-length computer animated movie by Madrid-based Ilion Animation Studios.
Today, the Visual Effects Society named renowned director J.J. Abrams as the next recipient of the VES Visionary Award.
ACM Computers in Entertainment correspondent Chris Davidson and VFX legend Joe Letteri talk about Weta Digital's work on the blockbuster movie "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."
On Wednesday, May 14, the Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter will host an evening with Academy Award® winning filmmaker Chris Landreth. The event will include a screening of Landreth's short film "Subconscious Password," presented in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada.
Space artist Rick Sternbach has created illustrations, graphic displays and ship designs for some of the most beloved works of science fiction ever produced.
Not many people can say that they've taught Scotty how to fly a spaceship. Or shown Captain Picard the basics of using a Macintosh computer. In fact, Rick Sternbach is the only person I know who can.