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Video breaks down why special effects in movies peaked in the 90's

Here’s an interesting video explainer that details why special effects and fancy CGI has ruined movies (or at least, made them less enjoyable). It all feels too fake! Story Brain breaks down how as technology for CGI improved and allowed movie makers to do more with visual effects, our brains interpret it negatively. » 7/03/15 6:00am 7/03/15 6:00am

San Andreas without the special effects looks even more ridiculous

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. » 5/29/15 5:32pm 5/29/15 5:32pm

"Rule One: No Complacency": Inside The Early Years of Pixar

The early Pixar films, like Toy Story, still feel like a miracle. And a new book excerpt shows how much of that early creativity came from a handful of guys, sitting around a pile of toys. They wanted something as different from a Disney animated movie as possible, and they had one rule: "No complacency." » 12/09/13 10:32am 12/09/13 10:32am

This short cartoon about the cuddliest demon summoning deserves a run…

If only more animation studios prefaced their feature films with short cartoons, we might get more fun romps like The Colors of Evil. In this film, which Phillip Simon and Alyse Miller created as their thesis project at Ringling College of Art and Design, a wicked little girl summons a demon to deal with her… » 8/04/12 9:30am 8/04/12 9:30am