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By TREVOR HOGG Images courtesy of Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation. Storyboard of Puss in Boots flying into action. Rough animation to figure out the environmental details and placement. The final animation is executed. Lighting completes the final shot. After making his debut in Shrek 2, Puss in Boots proved to be so popular that [...]
By TREVOR HOGG Images courtesy of A24. Six digital artists led by Zak Stoltz, who doubled as a VFX Supervisor and VFX Producer, created nearly 500 shots. If you ever wanted to imagine what it would be like to do a multiverse narrative on an indie budget of $25 million and go on to earn [...]
By OLIVER WEBB Images courtesy of The Yard VFX. The Yard VFX added morning smoke over the water to add to the atmospheric grayness of Victorian London. Following the events of the first film, Enola Holmes 2 follows Enola on her quest to unravel the disappearance of a missing girl, assisted by her close associates [...]
By TREVOR HOGG Images courtesy of Paramount Pictures. Along with replacing the environments, the actual jets had to digitally reskinned to represent the proper aircraft. Getting declassified in time for the Oscars are the 2,400 visual effects shots found in Top Gun: Maverick, which were the responsibility of Ryan Tudhope and the artists at Method [...]
By MATT HURWITZ Images courtesy of Warner Bros. Dwayne Johnson “floating” out of the Rock of Eternity on set at Trilith Studios in Atlanta, lifted by one of the special effects department’s robotic arms. Watching director Jaume Collet-Serra’s Black Adam, audiences are easily convinced that the Warner Bros./HBO Max saga was shot in a Middle [...]