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VFX SHIFT INTO HIGH GEAR TO KEEP UP WITH HIGH-SPEED SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2

By TREVOR HOGG Images courtesy of Paramount Pictures and Sega of America, Inc. Jim Carrey reprises his role as the main antagonist, Dr. Ivo Robotnik. MPC served as the main vendor with 1,200 to 1,400 shots involving character animation. Successfully adapting video games has been a rare feat in Hollywood – and even more so [...]

Marge Dean: Breaking Down Barriers for the Animated Creative Workforce

Emmy-Award winner Margaret Dean is the Head of Studio for SKYBOUND, the home of Invincible and The Walking Dead, and is responsible for the production of original content and studio operations. Inspired at an early age by dramatic black and white films from the 30s and 40s, Marge discovered the moving image as an art [...]

WORMHOLES, TIME JETS AND TIME SOLDIERS BRING SCI-FI SIZZLE TO THE ADAM PROJECT

By CHRIS McGOWAN Images courtesy of DNEG and Netflix. A time jet getting ready to jump across decades. Height references included weather balloons and footage of Felix Baumgartner’s record freefall as a reference point for the curvature of the Earth. Netflix’s The Adam Project is a family drama embedded in time-traveling, world-saving science fiction. To [...]

THE POWER OF INVISIBLE VFX ON FULL DISPLAY IN THE POWER OF THE DOG

By TREVOR HOGG Images courtesy of Netflix and Alt.vfx, except where noted. Benedict Cumberbatch portrays malicious rancher Phil Burbank while Kodi Smit-McPhee takes on the role of his brother's effeminate stepson Peter Gordon in The Power of the Dog. (Image courtesy of Netflix) With the exception of the Red Mill Inn, the town of Herndon, [...]

DREAMWORKS ANIMATION HANGS OUT WITH THE BAD GUYS

By TREVOR HOGG Images courtesy of Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation A character design plate with contributions from Julien Le Rolland, Taylor Krahenbuhl, Anthony Holden, Pierre Perifel and Jorge Capote. For Australian author Aaron Blabey, the best way to describe The Bad Guys, a series of illustrated books depicting what are viewed to be despicable [...]

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