You know what happens in a real earthquake? A pause. And then slight confusion. And then frantically trying to remember what elementary school taught you on where you should go. And then panic because you don’t remember. You know what happens when you film an earthquake disaster movie such as San Andreas? Comedy.
Crazy computerized effects? Back in Back To The Future's day, they didn't have those. Only pluck and spirit (and time travel). That means that with a few lights and some clever camera work, you can make a toy car look like its blasting through the barriers of space-time at 88 mph.
Even though it's completely fake, this still looks painful and dangerous. Martial artist Steven Ho uses a blood tube and a retractable sword to show how those fancy sword fight scenes are made.
If you watched Pacific Rim, you'd know how incredible the giant mechs looked and how unforgettably beautiful the prologue that provided the backstory for the movie was. And though ILM did most of the VFX in the film, Guillermo del Toro's Mirada studio was the team responsible for the effects in the prologue. Here's…
Ray Harryhausen passed away yesterday and, with him gone, we lost somebody would could bring fantastical creatures to life with his fingertips.
The man responsible for the fantastical elements and chilling creatures of film classics like Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans passed away today.
Snagging a seat on the subway or crosstown bus ain't always easy, especially in China's crowded cities. That's why, according to The Beijing News, "pregnancy pads" are supposedly hot sellers.
Back in my day all we did was doodle and play hopscotch.
But in all seriousness, the special effects are phenomenal. The creator, whose work we've featured before, got some great detail in there. If…
You can't go blasting your best friend through a wall and not expect a little payback. Remember kids: The Falcon Punch is not a toy.
Realistic rendering of smoke and blood isn't just a game developer problem. Engineers at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York have come up with a novel way to give surgical students the virtual blood and gore they need.
Disney's Tron: Legacy may have been about as good as the original—which is to say that it's exceedingly average—but the 2010 follow-up to the '80s video game adventure was certainly visually dazzling. Thank Digital Domain for that.
The line between movies and video games blurs even further as Ubisoft announces the acquisition of Hybride Technologies, the visual effects studio behind the blockbuster films 300, Sin City, and the Spy Kids series. Ubisoft will work closely with the team at Hybride to create new technologies for video games and…