Chappie special effects

Even though this year’s sci-fi flick Chappie may not have been anywhere near as poignant or impressive as director Neill Blomkamp‘s previous effort District 9, you can’t deny that the film has some unbelievable special effects.

Bringing the titular artificially intelligent robot to life is quite a feat, and it was done with a combination of visual effects and a live-action reference performance by Sharlto Copley. With Chappie arriving on Blu-Ray and DVD on June 16th, a short new featurette has popped up with some cool before-and-after shots of Copley acting on set in a body suit and battery pack placed side-by-side with the finished visual effects shot from the movie.

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The Sound of Jurassic World

It’s only been a few days, and Jurassic World has already grossed more than 95% of the movies released in 2015, after breaking records for the highest opening weekend of all-time, both domestically and worldwide. With those kind of numbers, people will be talking about Jurassic World for quite awhile.

And if you’re anxious to dive into the making of the film, The SoundWorks Collection is right on schedule with their look behind the scenes at The Sound of Jurassic World. Talking with sound designer Peter Horner and supervising sound editor and sound designer Al Nelson from Skywalker Sound, this featurette looks at how Jurassic Park informed the latest sequel, as well as the new sound work done on the film.

Watch the Sound of Jurassic World after the jump! Read More »

Interstellar Tesseract

Even though Christopher Nolan‘s sci-fi drama Interstellar ended up being a fairly divisive piece of cinema last year, it’s hard to deny that the film still left an impression on people. And while we can nitpick the story until we’re blue in the face, one element I think we can all take the time to appreciate is the abundance of practical effects used.

Miniatures and large sets were used surprisingly frequently with digital effects only being used to enhance what Nolan physically shot with a camera. And this is even more impressive when you take a look at how practical and visual effects combined to create what Nolan calls the “Tesseract,” which is the spatial plane where Matthew McConaughey can see across time and dimensions.

Watch the featurette on the Interstellar Tesseract after the jump! Read More »

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Today we have updates on a sequel that definitely isn’t happening, and several more that definitely are. After the jump:

  • Olivia Wilde responds to Tron 3 cancellation
  • TMNT2 will give away a role for charity
  • The 50 Shades stars aren’t set for a spinoff
  • Elisha Cuthbert joins the Goon sequel
  • Jurassic World gets biggest IMAX release ever
  • See Peeta and Gale in new Mockingjay pics
  • Peek behind the scenes of Barbershop 3
  • ATL star confirms a sequel is in the works

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Lady and the Tramp

This month marks the 60th anniversary one of Disney’s most beloved animated films, Lady and the Tramp. As part of the celebration, D23 – the official fan club of Disney – is hosting an event called Fanniversary. In the past, this has been an event you go to in person but this year they’re trying something different. They’re bringing Fanniversary to you.

From June 12-14, D23 will be constantly uploading new videos, images and more related to Lady and the Tramp so fans can enjoy and learn about the film in a whole new way, on their own time.

So what kind of content are we talking about? How about we show you! /Film has an exclusive clip from one of the videos that’ll be online over the weekend, which shows some of the archival research that went into the event as well as some awesome original sketches and animation from the film. Check out our Lady and the Tramp behind the scenes clip below. Read More »

Hardhome Effects

Last weekend’s episode of Game of Thrones, packed with Wildlings, White Walkers, and wights, was among the show’s most jaw-droppingly impressive, and that’s saying a lot for a show that has already floored viewers with events like The Battle of Blackwater and the Red Wedding.

The last half of the episode was an effects-heavy affair shot on a giant, sturdy set with hundreds of extras. Now a behind the scenes video breaks down the creation of the Hardhome effects, and fans who loved the episode will want to watch this more than once. Read More »

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind visual effects

One of the best films of the new century is undoubtedly Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It’s an innovative, beautiful, mesmerizing, heartbreaking and simultaneously uplifting romance. The Charlie Kaufman scripted, Michel Gondry directed film is one of my five favorites of all time, and I’ve explored and read about every facet of the film.

But there might be some of you out there who haven’t dug as deep. That’s why I wanted to post this featurette that dives into the unique and quaint visual effects of the film. Michel Gondry is known for using some interesting practical production methods, but this featurette looks at the seamless digital visual effects that helped complete the film. There are some effects here that you probably didn’t even notice.

Watch the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind visual effects featurette after the jump. Read More »

Universal Studios Hollywood nighttime studio tour

Universal Studios Hollywood is gearing up to introduce their new nighttime version of their famous Studio Tram Tour featuring all new lightening effects and sequences. It appears they have begun testing some of the new nighttime additions, and sadly it looks like they’ve dropped the ball in not including a Back to the Future sequence at the famous clocktower square. Check out some videos from the early previews of the new nighttime studio tour after the jump.

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Jurassic World video Raptor Pratt

The park reopens on June 12 when Jurassic World hits theaters. Universal Pictures knows it has got a potential blockbuster, so the marketing is wisely using the audience’s nostalgia for the original Jurassic Park in the new film’s favor. The John Williams score, Steven Spielberg‘s enthusiasm, Chris Pratt‘s fandom, it’s all been used of the marketing strategy for the film. Speaking on a personal level, it’s definitely working.

The latest Jurassic World featurette continues this trend with a John Hammond voiceover, Pratt’s reverence for the franchise and Spielberg himself talking up the film. But it also goes one step further but showing a ton of brand new footage from the movie. In fact, the video might be half all new footage. Check out the new Jurassic World video below. Read More »