Founded Year: 2003
Sometimes people enter a place where they expect to be seduced into suspending disbelief. Film-makers often feel the need for something special to help tell a story.
Visual Effects (commonly shortened to VFX) are the various processes by which imagery is created and/or manipulated outside the context of a live action shoot. Visual effects often involve the integration of live-action footage and computer generated imagery (CGI) in order to create environments which look realistic, but would be dangerous, costly, or simply impossible to capture on film. They have become increasingly common in big-budget films, and have also recently become accessible to the low-budget and amateur filmmaker with the introduction of affordable animation and compositing software.
Computer Generated Images (or CGI) is what has come to the forefront of special effects technologies. CGI gives film-makers greater control, and allows many effects to be accomplished more safely and convincingly - and even, as technology marches on, at lower costs. As a result, many optical and mechanical effects techniques have been superseded by CGI
film, visual effects, CGI
(2010 - 2012)
compositing effects and integration
green screen compositing
Visual Effects Supervisor
Cinefex #130 is out!
July 11th, 2012
This issue covers The Avengers, Prometheus, Battleship and Snow White and the Huntsman.
Snow White and the Huntsman - Trailer
November 10th, 2011
In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.