How Visual Effects Create the Retro-Futuristic World of Agent Carter

On Agent Carter, visual effects don't just create explosions or give an extra oomph to Howard Stark's creations, they also help the show recreate the 1940s New York in 2010s Los Angeles. In this early exclusive from WIRED, you can see just how much work a television schedule is for VFX Supervisor Sheena Duggal and her… » 2/17/15 9:00pm 2/17/15 9:00pm

Stunning Proof That The Helicarriers In Captain America 2 Weren't Real

I don't want to blow your mind, but did you know that giant, flying SHIELD helicarriers in the popular Marvel movie weren't actually built, launched into the air, destroyed, and then crashed into Washington DC? It's true! As it turns out, these massive airships were in fact made by something call com-pyoo-turs! » 12/30/14 7:20am 12/30/14 7:20am

A Treasure Trove Of Captain America: The Winter Soldier Concept Art

The movie's only been out a few days, but a ton of The Winter Soldier's concept art has hit the internet from both ILM and the amazing Tim Flattery. Check out the inside of a helicarrier, the underbelly of SHIELD, and much more! » 4/09/14 9:40am 4/09/14 9:40am

ILM creates and destroys future San Francisco in Star Trek 2 VFX reels

We may have possibly had a few issues with Star Trek Into Darkness, but I think we can all agree it looked pretty. Industrial Light and Magic just released two behind-the-VFX videos, including how they transformed a shot of pretty much nothing into the Enterprise crashing through a massive metropolis. » 1/09/14 6:42am 1/09/14 6:42am

J.J. Abrams apologizes for all those Star Trek lens flares

And here's the most insane part: Abrams had to have ILM remove lens flares from Star Trek Into Darkness in post-production because even he thought there were too many. » 9/30/13 3:20pm 9/30/13 3:20pm

ILM reveals how they assembled the ultimate Avengers movie shot

Remember that scene in the Avengers? Of course you do — that long, panning shot that showcases all six Avengers, working together to kick Chitauri butt all around midtown Manhattan, which was the greatest non-shawarma-related scene in the entire film? Well, ILM just released the above mini-doc about how they made… » 12/28/12 7:40am 12/28/12 7:40am

Weird Secrets of The Avengers That You'd Never Have Guessed

You probably think you already know everything about The Avengers. After all, the Marvel superhero team-up movie had years of anticipation and build-up — which actually paid off, with a movie you probably saw more than once. But there are still secrets you'd never have guessed about Joss Whedon's massive… » 9/06/12 11:17am 9/06/12 11:17am

An Inside Look at the Real Stars of Battleship: The Awesome Special…

We've got an exclusive inside look at how Industrial Light & Magic created the big explodey world of Peter Berg's Battleship. It's actually a pretty detailed clip that shows the artists, concept art, the design process, and a few of their meetings with Berg (we love Berg's laser pointer). Watch the visual effects… » 5/10/12 12:19pm 5/10/12 12:19pm

How Michael Bay threw Megatron through a building

You know we're sluts for any sort of FX miniature carnage. ILM has just released this excellent behind-the-scenes look at the FX work on Transformers. It's packed with exploding miniatures! » 5/18/11 10:41am 5/18/11 10:41am

The inside story of how ILM changed movies

Many of your favorite movie scenes feature the technical brilliance of Industrial Light & Magic. So we're dying to see the new documentary about ILM's history, airing Friday on Encore. Glimpse the behind-the-scenes wonder in a new trailer. » 11/09/10 10:40am 11/09/10 10:40am

The Genesis Effect, the Liquid Metal Terminator, Davy Jones and…

It's the 35th anniversary of Industrial Light & Magic, the company George Lucas founded to help create Star Wars' ambitious special effects, and there's a new documentary. You may never have appreciated how much ILM changed the look of movies. » 9/17/10 9:00am 9/17/10 9:00am

7 cool special effects ILM created for The Last Airbender

The Last Airbender will carve a new path in visual effects, showing you things no movie ever has: water tentacles and gusts of fire. We visited Industrial Light and Magic, and saw what every other movie will be copying soon. » 6/21/10 2:40pm 6/21/10 2:40pm

Man Hops Off A Freight Train At 7,000 KPH In Space


Rockets may be a thing of the past one of these days. Instead, we may use huge electromagnetic "rail guns" to escape from the gravity of a body such as Earth or the Moon. But this concept hasn't appeared much in movies or TV yet. Hence this new short film (which is still in development, hence the unfinished test… » 11/12/07 9:59am 11/12/07 9:59am