Mississippi native Guy Williams, a supervisor at the New Zealand-based Weta Digital, is in the running for a best visual effects Oscar for his work in 'Marvel's The Avengers.'
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This year's Oscar for best visual effects is widely expected to go to 'Life of Pi,' for which artists created a tiger so realistic that he serves as the main character's sole companion for most of a journey across the Pacific. Compare shots from some 2012 movies before and after adding visual effects.
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With visual effects firms under great financial strain, their artists are protesting their working conditions and the loss of jobs.
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Visual effects artists, increasingly frustrated by what they believe are deteriorating work conditions at movie studios, are taking their dissent online.
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In a press release, Vimeo announced Thursday the launch of a new visual effects feature on its video sharing site. The new features is called "Looks" and its collection of over 500 visual effects filters that can be applied to users' original videos. Kind of like Instagram filters but for entire videos.
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Two major Hollywood visual effects studios sought court protection from creditors recently as technological change and new competition are undercutting profits of a business in high demand.
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It's nearly Oscars week, which means the 85th annual Academy Awards will be handing out statues before we know it. Which also means it's time for you to make your next...
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The honorary society of visual-effects artists is also calling for a "VFX Congress" to address issues facing its industry.
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Visual-effects legend Ray Harryhausen passed away earlier today at the age of 92. A visionary in the use of stop-animation and practical effects in live-action movies, Harryhausen's work had a tremendous impact on the films of George Lucas, Peter Jackson, and basically every science-fiction filmmaker of the last 60 years. Inspired ... More »
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Visual-effects company Rhythm & Hues Studios, which filed for bankruptcy protection last month, is to be acquired by a company closely tied to competitor Prana Studios.
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