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VFX Reel Shows How The Flash Put a Giant Evil Gorilla on Television

We’ve told you before how great the Gorilla Grodd episode of The Flash TV show was, and the TV Academy agrees—it gave the episode a well-deserved nomination for an Outstanding Special Visual Effects Emmy. We have the exclusive VFX breakdown of how the show created the battle between speedster and an evil telepathic… » 7/22/15 1:20pm 7/22/15 1:20pm

The Evolution of Game of Thrones' Effects With VFX Boss Joe Bauer

When you get a chance to talk to Game of Thrones’ VFX supervisor Joe Bauer, you don’t ask him about the weather. So we didn’t—instead, we asked him to discuss the greatest FX scenes over the show’s five seasons in this exclusive io9 video, and the show’s ever-evolving with practical effects and digital wizardry. » 7/07/15 9:17am 7/07/15 9:17am

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 1:30am 5/21/15 1:30am

Behind-The-Scenes Videos Show How Iconic Movie Special Effects Were Made

When you're watching a movie, it's easy to get lost in the magic and not think too hard about how King Kong climbed the Empire State Building, how Jurassic Park's T-Rex roared to life, or how Charlton Heston encountered the Statue of Liberty at the end of Planet of the Apes — but these videos reveal all those movie… » 3/30/15 3:00pm 3/30/15 3:00pm

Behind The Scenes Video Reveals Amazing Spider-Man 2's Fake Times Square

Sony Pictures' Imageworks released a video showing just how much work went into sending Spidey web-swinging and web-slinging through New York City in Amazing Spider-Man 2. My god, look how much work it is to recreate Times Square, a place that is very close to being hell on earth as it is. » 2/19/15 9:00pm 2/19/15 9:00pm

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

The TARDIS Dematerialises In A Whole New Way In This Gorgeous Fan Video

Doctor Who's time-travelling Police Box has always dematerialised the same way for almost 52 years — slowly fading in and out of existence in one place, to fade back in somewhere else. But this amazing VFX video by youtuber John Smith re-imagines the ship's dematerialisation in a fascinating new way. » 2/17/15 7:40am 2/17/15 7:40am

The Insane Attention To Detail In Interstellar's Big Spaceship Sequence

One of the things that makes Interstellar look different from other recent space movies is the reliance on practical models instead of CG effects. But that gets tricky — especially in one crucial scene from the movie, where some delicate maneuvering required some equally delicate modelwork and camerawork. » 2/04/15 3:45pm 2/04/15 3:45pm

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

Uncut Video Of Benedict Cumberbatch's Smaug Mo-Cap Is Ridiculous

WARNING: Once you see the uncut footage of Benedict Cumberbatch doing his full-body motion capture performance as The Hobbit's Smaug — which is to say "lying on the floor and acting evil at nothing" — you may never see the dragon of destruction the same way again. Or Benedict Cumberbatch, for that matter. » 10/21/14 11:20am 10/21/14 11:20am