Episode 001 | Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Alien, and Daren Dochterman
In our premiere episode, we revisit Cinefex Issue 1, talk about Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Alien, chat with Daren Dochterman, VFX Supervisor on Star Trek: The Motion Picture — Director’s Edition, I admit my 2001 shame, and we ask: just what is an “optical,” anyway?
This episode sponsored in part by Cinefex magazine — the journal of cinematic illusions.
VFX & Special Effects
John Dykstra, ASC: VFX Then and Now
Leading up to John Dykstra being presented with the VES Lifetime Achievement Award this February, Creative Cow interviews him as he shares behind the scenes on Star Wars, speaks about his transition from an artist to a VFX supervisor, and gives his thoughts on the state of VFX today.
Coen Brothers BBC Documentary
We located this rare look at Joel and Ethan Coen in action, created while they were filming O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Around the Web
My Top 2013 Film Podcasts
I share a list of my favorite film-related podcasts from 2013, and I only cheat a little bit.
Inside Scarecrow Video: The Largest Independent Video Store in the World
Fascinating mini-documentary about the largest video rental place in Seattle, how they've fared after the advent of Netflix and streaming video, and a look into their future.