About Damn Time: Rick Baker gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

The man behind the creatures in such classics as Videodrome, An American Werewolf in London, Thriller, Gorillas in the Mist , Men in Black and Planet of the Apes is getting a little love from Hollywood. Rick Baker is being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The ceremony will take place on Nov. 30th… » 11/15/12 1:40pm 11/15/12 1:40pm

What I Am Legend would have looked like with non-CG monsters

Here is video proof that I Am Legend would have been a lot better with practical monsters. Watch this makeup test for an I Am Legend plague zombie, that the film-makers passed over in favor of a CG army. » 4/19/11 6:30am 4/19/11 6:30am

The Cargo Boat that Inspired the Look of Battlestar's Spaceships

This industrial sea-going ship provided inspiration for special effects designers working on the spaceships in Battlestar Galactica. Designer Mojo describes how in a recent blog post about how he makes Battlestar's ships look realistic by imitating the "self-lighting" look of this ship, which is illuminated only by its… » 6/05/08 7:00am 6/05/08 7:00am