visual effects


HBO Digitally Erased That Coffee Cup from 'Game of Thrones'

Daenerys no longer has her comfort beverage, are you all happy?


A VFX Artist Couple Shot an Amazing DIY Fantasy Film in Their Own Home

Visual effects artists Tran Ma and Miguel Ortega’s fantasy film ‘The Ningyo’ is a cinematic feat of digital and practical effects imagination.


[Exclusive] How 'Ghost in the Shell' VFX Artists Built the World of New Port City

"No straight lines": We spoke to the experimental visual effects artists who invented computer graphics techniques for the live-action anime adaptation.


This Sci-Fi Short Wants You To Meet a Giant Alien and Find Yourself

An enormous alien lumbers through Los Angeles and people have no idea what to do.


CGI Artworks Transform the Real World into Science Fiction

Former Weta and Pixar visual effects artist Slapcomp brings mind-bending VFX into the fabric of reality by posting 3D GIFs to Instagram.


[Premiere] Bonobo’s New Music Video Goes Full 'Alice in Wonderland' with Shrinking Optical Illusion

Filmmaker Oscar Hudson created a series of rooms that collapse on their occupant in the trippy new video for Bonobo’s “No Reason."


How to Stage a (Fake) Bloody, Explosive Death Scene

No one was harmed in the making of this video.


DIY 'Doctor Strange' Fire Portals Are Lit

Don't try this at home.


A Psychological Sci-Fi Short Dives into the Cosmic Unknown

Filmmaker Zach Zombek explores how humans respond to the undiscovered and unfamiliar in 'Atoms of Uncontrollable Silence.'


How to Create the 'Star Trek' Teleporter Effect for Your Own Sci-Fi Film

With ‘Star Trek Beyond’ out today, PBS Digital Studio’s Joey Shanks shows fans how to create the teleporter effect.


How a Small Animation Company Created Game of Thrones' Greatest Battle Scene

It took a Iloura eight months to animate Game of Thrones' epic "Battle of the Bastards."


Staging 'Game of Thrones' Explosive Season 6 Finale

How 'GoT' filmmakers staged a cataclysmic event using a combination of old-fashioned camera tricks and a whole lot of CGI.