Friday, October 17, 2014

Event: Dennis Muren - Master of VFX (Nov 6-23rd Rafael Theater)

// Dennis Muren: Master of VFX 
Academy Award winning Visual Effects Master, Dennis Muren will present and discuss five films on which he worked and one classic that inspired him. This special program will show Thursdays and Sundays, beginning on Thursday November 6 with Terminator 2: Judgment Day and ending Sunday, November 23 with Star Wars: Episode 2 - Attack of the Clones

TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY  -- Thursday, November 6 - 7:00
Rare 35mm Print

THE EQUINOX -- Sunday, November 9  •  4:30

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND  -- Thursday, November 13  •  7:00
Rare 35mm Print

THE THIEF OF BAGDAD   --  Sunday, November 16  •  4:30

AI ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE  -- Thursday, November 20  •  7:00

STAR WARS: EPISODE II – ATTACK OF THE CLONES  -- Sunday, November 23  •  4:30
*Rare, never-before-released 3d presentation

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Method Studios: VFX 101 - What are visual effects?

'What are visual effects? We attempt to explain what we do for a living, with the help of a whiteboard and a marker pen'

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Illusions of Flight: Behind the Scenes of Hollywood’s Aviation Classics (Presented by Ben Burtt and Craig Barron)

"Oscar®-winning visual effects supervisor Craig Barron and Oscar-winning sound designer Ben Burtt will explore the side-by-side advances in filmmaking technology and aviation at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ four-evening series “Hollywood Takes to the Air” beginning on Thursday, August 14, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood." via FIN

// Hollywood Takes To The Air via Oscars

Here's an interview from 2012 with Craig Barron and Ben Burtt talking about film history and the legacy of filmmaking.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fog City Mavericks: The Filmmakers of San Francisco

Fog City Mavericks: The Filmmakers of San Francisco is a compelling exploration of the legendary filmmakers who call the San Francisco Bay Area home including George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Chris Columbus and producer Saul Zaentz.

Interview with Gary Leva director of 'Fog City Mavericks' 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

12 Best Long Takes in Film History / CINEFIX

Proud to have animated on the Gravity opening shot. I worked on the section where Ryan and Matt repair the Hubble. Incredibly long and difficult shot to coordinate but it came together beautifully.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Interview with Gravity FX Supervisor Neil Corbould

INFO: ADAPT Oscar March in March Rally


Sunday, March 2, 2014

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PST

Hollywood Blvd. & Vine

We are holding a rally to support legal action to help end the current subsidy race that is damaging the Visual Effects and Film industries. These subsidies are a form of corporate welfare used by Hollywood producers to game various governments against each other. These actions have led to a bidding war between governments that maximizes the amount of free taxpayer money for Hollywood productions that end up making billions of dollars. At the same time, this has unknowingly cost taxpayers billions... more on ADAPT website

// Oscars 2014: Why Are Special Effects Wizards Planning to Protest at the Ceremony?

// The State Of The VFX Industry

// VFX Soldier

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Documentary ‘Life After Pi’ Chronicles Collapse of Rhythm & Hues

LIFE AFTER PI is a short documentary about Rhythm & Hues Studios, the L.A. based Visual Effects company that won an Academy Award for its groundbreaking work on "Life of Pi" -- just two weeks after declaring bankruptcy. The film explores rapidly changing forces impacting the global VFX community and the Film Industry as a whole.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Gravity Show And Tell VFX Reel

Here's a look at how we created the visual effects for Gravity 

More behind the scenes interview and footage here:

// Gravity Interviews 

Friday, January 31, 2014

JOKE Reel by Animation Supe Tom Gibbons

Here's a great joke reel put together by Tom Gibbons of Tippett Studio. It's a shining example of crazy changes, 11hr requests and off the wall ideas studios get from clients.

Friday, January 24, 2014

'Gravity' Interview with Alfonso Cuarón and Jonás Cuarón

Alfonso Cuarón, director of the groundbreaking Sandra Bullock film "Gravity", with his son and co-writer, Jonás Cuarón. And a look at the new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art, "Magritte: Mystery of the Ordinary" via Charlie Rose

More GRAVITY  interviews here:

// Behind The Scenes Of GRAVITY