Watch 40 years of awesome ILM special effects in 1 minute

For the past 40 years, Industrial Light & Magic has cooked up the special effects for countless movies and basically helped shape the imagination of movie watchers. They put together this reel of some of their work and the movies featured are basically any good movie with special effects in them. » 5/21/15 4:30am 5/21/15 4:30am

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

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

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