Animal Actors Being Replaced by CGI Being Replaced by Unemployment

For a long time, Hollywood has been a death trap for animal actors. It is said that up to 100 horses died on the set of the 1959 film Ben Hur. This egregious case led Congress to implement policy on animal abuse within the film industry. Guidelines were put in place to protect animal actors. Animal […]

VFX Rockstars

Pretty much all hit movies and TV shows these days contain some sort of VFX or CGI elements which contributed to making that project a success. Star Wars, Jurassic World, Harry Potter, Arrow, Boardwalk Empire, and Game of Thrones are all hit movies and TV shows that wouldn’t be nearly as successful had it not been […]

Why VFX Companies Are Going Broke

For the past decade, the box office has been dominated by Sci-fi / Dystopian/ Super hero films. All of these films rely heavily on special effects and CGI. Even popular television shoes like Stranger Things, Supernatural and Flash use CGI in varying degrees. Many famous and well regarded award shows have categories for CGI and […]

And the award for Best Visual Effects goes to…who cares?

You never hear about which film got the Oscar for Best Visual Effects. If you do, it’s because you accidentally unmuted the TV at the beginning of the ceremony where they hand out the awards for smaller accomplishments before announcing the accolades that most viewers tuned in to see: Best Actress, Best Actor, and Best […]

CGI & VFX: Organic and Mechanical Combine!

Many movies today rely heavily on the use of visual effects and CGI technology to create or enhance the story’s narrative. Some movies require substantially more digital aid than others. Films like Avatar and The Avengers couldn’t exist without the use of VFX or CGI, while movies like Lord of The Rings benefited through the […]