Ian Failes is a former lawyer and now specialized visual effects and animation writer based in Sydney. He also collects memorabilia from the film 'Speed'. Seriously.
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VFX History of 'King Kong', From Stop Motion to Motion Capture
From the 1933 original to the new 'Skull Island,' the big ape has left his mark.
12.16.2016 11:14 PM
Rouge One: The Best Practical and CGI Makeup in 'Star Wars'
From prosthetics and puppets to cutting-edge tech, the franchise has the most distinctive creatures
12.13.2016 7:07 PM
The Practical Death Star Was Replaced With CGI for 'Rogue One'
'Rogue One' brings back many old ships, made in a very new way.
11.18.2016 11:06 PM
Harry Potter Revolutionized Visual Effects Over 13 Years
From Hogwarts minis to lifelike Quidditch, here are the eight films changed the game.
11.3.2016 4:40 PM
Practical Effects Fan Mel Gibson Blew People Up For Real in 'Hacksaw Ridge'
“You've got your blood bag and choosing your blood is important."
10.14.2016 5:14 PM
The History of Special Effects in Godzilla Movies
The iconic Japanese monster has gone from rubber suit to CGI.
9.28.2016 6:47 PM
Tim Burton's VFX History, From 'Beetlejuice' to 'Miss Peregrine'
From stop-motion to groundbreaking CGI, Burton has led a VFX revolution
9.8.2016 3:43 PM
The Visual Effects of Spike Jonze's Insane Kenzo Perfume Ad
The hidden — and not so hidden — special effects of the coolest spot in years
9.6.2016 3:00 PM
TV's Best Visual Effects, From 'Game of Thrones' to 'Walking Dead'
A look at TV's best visual effects
8.29.2016 8:31 PM
How Visual Effects Supervisors Work With Directors
It takes a very particular skill set to work with many artists to realize one vision.
8.22.2016 9:44 PM
5 Major Innovations in Stop-Motion Animation
From 3D printing to digital graphics, it's more advanced than you think
8.16.2016 6:15 PM
Inside Pinscreen's Secretive Augmented Reality and CGI
Inside Pinscreen's highly secretive new tech
8.12.2016 6:31 PM
How To Make Dragons: VFX History From 'Sinbad' to 'Game of Thrones'
The history of cinematic fire-breathers is the history of VFX.
7.25.2016 5:27 PM
How 'Star Trek' Changed Visual Effects History
From miniatures and glitter to cutting edge computer graphics, the franchise has led the way
7.18.2016 3:27 PM
'Ghostbusters' Reboot VFX: Slimer and Stay Puft as CGI
They honored the analog original while using cutting edge VFX
6.27.2016 4:31 PM
How VFX Arists Helped 'Independence Day: Resurgence' Rain Death
The massive teams that helped Roland Emmerich achieve his dreams
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