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CARTOON SALOON: RUNNING WITH WOLVES IN WOLFWALKERS

By TREVOR HOGG The glowing spiritual transformation into a wolf was composited in Nuke and was to emulate the old days of cel animation when animators would have a back light and do double exposures. All images courtesy of Apple TV+ and Cartoon Saloon. The angular hood of Robyn emulates the geometrical shapes of the [...]

Don’t Mess With Mother In Ridley Scott’s Futuristic RAISED BY WOLVES

By TREVOR HOGG Television was where Ridley Scott (Gladiator) began his career as a production designer and subsequently as a director, and the HBO production of Raised by Wolves marks the return of the legendary filmmaker to serialized and episodic storytelling after a half century absence. Along with being an executive producer, Scott was behind [...]

How The Nose Grows: The Fairy-Tale Effects Of PINOCCHIO

Carpenter Mister Geppetto (Roberto Benigni) and his puppet creation Pinnochio (Federico Ielapi). All images courtesy of One Of Us and copyright © 2019 Archimede/Rai Cinema/Le Pacte/Recorded Picture Company. BY IAN FAILES Matteo Garrone’s Pinocchio, an Italian-made re-telling of the classic tale by Carlo Collodi, is a film that draws upon both practical and digital effects [...]

VES Delivers Dynamic Virtual Content

To keep the global VFX community connected, engaged and inspired in this most unprecedented year, the Visual Effects Society launched a robust calendar of virtual content beginning in early spring, delivering more than three dozen exclusive virtual conversations with visionary visual effects talent across the world – up close and personal! VFX Pros: Home Edition [...]

Chicken Bone VFX Is Above Board On THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT

By TREVOR HOGG In recent years there have been no shortage of movies featuring chess, whether it be The Dark Horse (2014), Pawn Sacrifice (2014), Queen of Katwe (2016), The Coldest Game (2019) or Critical Thinking (2020). The overriding challenge is to take what is essentially a mental sport and make it a visceral and [...]

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