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VFX and the Art & Business of Moving Images: A Visit with Greg Butler, Part 2

In an earlier visit with visual effects supervisor and current head of vfx at MPC Vancouver Greg Butler, he shared perspectives on the art and business of moviemaking.   576 more words

Chapter 8


In 1992, visual effects artist Ray Harryhausen was awarded a Gordon E. Sawyer Award for his achievements in visual effects. In his introduction of Harryhausen, Tom Hanks said, “Some people say Casablanca or Citizen Kane…I say Jason and the Argonauts is the greatest film ever made.” 888 more words

Visual Effects


I grew up watching “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, “Hercules”, “Bugs” like most Nigerians my early memories are filled with watching foreign cartoons. However, recently Thisday Newspapers published a story about Mrs Damilola Solesi, an enterprising Nigerian who runs Smids Animation Studio. 1,151 more words

Mad Max: Fury Road

I was aware that there were three films which starred Mel Gibson based on the same name and I knew the director was the same back in the 80’s. 172 more words

Fresh On The Screen

The Tokyo Underground: Emerging From The Underground Experiments

When filming inside trains coming out from the underground into the overground, the visual effects can be quite dramatic. Here, I am particularly interested in the contrast between the dark merging to light, as if being released from a subterranean world. 137 more words

The Tokyo Underground

Avere Takes Best Supporting Storage Role in MPC’s Box Office Hits

Press Release

Productivity Benefits of Avere Enhances the VFX Specialist’s Greatest Performances

PITTSBURGH, PA – May 12, 2015 – Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, today announced that… 293 more words


Enter, Metanoia

I recently directed and created the visual effects for a short film called ‘Enter, Metanoia’. The film is about a young writer called Graham who, after moving into a house in London with his long-term girlfriend, Nicole, started writing a novel that he had hoped would change his life. 760 more words