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Everything Everywhere All at Once VFX Team Reveals How They Delivered Eye-Popping Work With Such a Small Team

May 2022
<em>Everything Everywhere All at Once</em> VFX Team Reveals How They Delivered Eye-Popping Work With Such a Small Team

The eccentric visuals and impressive martial arts sequences in Daniels’ new A24 movie Everything Everywhere All at Once required a lot of work, both in pre-production and post, but it’s the latter where things really came together. Rather than go with a big VFX house as they did with their previous feature, Swiss Army Man,... »

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Everything Everywhere All at Once Editor Paul Rogers on the Importance of Experimentation

April 2022
<i>Everything Everywhere All at Once</i> Editor Paul Rogers on the Importance of Experimentation

Continuing our coverage of Daniels’ Everything Everywhere All at Once, the absurdist sci-fi action comedy starring Michelle Yeoh that has been doing impressive business at the box office despite one of the oddest premises of any movie to hit theaters this year.  The intricate concept for the film thrusts Yeoh’s Evelyn Wang (and the rest of her... »

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Everything Everywhere All at Once DP Larkin Seiple on the Intricate Dance of Working With Daniels

April 2022
<i>Everything Everywhere All at Once</i> DP Larkin Seiple on the Intricate Dance of Working With Daniels

Everything Everywhere All at Once, the second feature film from Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, who are collectively known as Daniels, has been making waves since it first premiered at the SXSW Film Festival in March. The absurdist action-comedy stars Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn Wang, a laundromat owner whose life is slowly unraveling, as... »

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Director Series: Robert Eggers on His Epic Journey in Making Revenge-Fueled Viking Movie The Northman

April 2022
Director Series: Robert Eggers on His Epic Journey in Making Revenge-Fueled Viking Movie <i>The Northman</i>

Ever since his debut feature The Witch premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, writer-director Robert Eggers has established a reputation as a visionary auteur, something fully confirmed a few years later by his second feature, the black-and-white oddity The Lighthouse. Now, Eggers returns to theaters with The Northman, an expensive Viking epic and a film... »

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X Hair and Makeup Designer Sarah Rubano on Turning Mia Goth Into Pearl and Working With Ti West

April 2022
<I>X</i> Hair and Makeup Designer Sarah Rubano on Turning Mia Goth Into Pearl and Working With Ti West

If you didn’t see X, the new horror film from writer-director Ti West, in theaters last month then I urge you to check out the movie on digital platforms, where it’s now available. Genre fans and gorehounds will be satisfied and are also likely to be impressed by the characters of Howard and Pearl, an elderly couple... »

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The Batman Production Designer James Chinlund on How He Used VR and Virtual Production to Realize Matt Reeves’ Vision for Gotham

April 2022
<i>The Batman</i> Production Designer James Chinlund on How He Used VR and Virtual Production to Realize Matt Reeves’ Vision for Gotham

Now that millions of people around the world have had a chance to see Matt Reeves’ The Batman starring Robert Pattinson, it’s high time to dive into how the director and his team of collaborators created a new look for Gotham City unlike any that we’ve seen in previous Batman movies. Reteaming with Production Designer James... »

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The Batman: Weta FX’s Anders Langlands on Creating That Insane Car Chase and Lots and Lots of Rain 

April 2022
<i>The Batman</i>: Weta FX’s Anders Langlands on Creating That Insane Car Chase and Lots and Lots of Rain 

When filmmaker Matt Reeves decided to director The Batman, he knew he’d need the help of Weta FX, the company that was instrumental in creating Andy Serkis‘ Caesar, as well as his primate friends and foes, for Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes — both of which earned Oscar nominations... »

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X Director Ti West on His Sex-Themed Slasher Movie and His First Question for Potential Cast Members

March 2022
<i>X</i> Director Ti West on His Sex-Themed Slasher Movie and His First Question for Potential Cast Members

Writer-director Ti West has been doing the “elevated horror” thing since long before A24, the distributor of his new film X, made the subgenre cool. The filmmaker made a name for himself with his low-budget independent horror movies House of the Devil (2009) and The Innkeepers (2011) before changing things up a bit with his 2013 horror-thriller The Sacrament (produced by Eli Roth and... »

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Shang-Chi‘s Oscar-Nominated VFX Team on Designing the Ten Rings and the Pandemic’s “Gift of Time”

March 2022
<i>Shang-Chi</i>‘s Oscar-Nominated VFX Team on Designing the Ten Rings and the Pandemic’s “Gift of Time”

Marvel Studios released three movies in 2021 — four, if you count its collaboration on Spider-Man: No Way Home — but one of the best, in terms of its visual effects, was Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which used those effects to enhance its physics-defying fight sequences. Though Shang-Chi was directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, the overall VFX... »

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How VFX Supervisor Kaitlyn Yang Is Making a Difference Within a Male-Dominated Field

March 2022
How VFX Supervisor Kaitlyn Yang Is Making a Difference Within a Male-Dominated Field

Though the Executive Board of the Visual Effects Society (VES) is currently entirely comprised of women, there’s little question that the visual effects community has long been the epitome of a “boys’ club.” You really only need to look at this year’s Oscar nominations to see that there wasn’t a single woman nominated among... »

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