VFX & Special Effects
Graham Edwards, on the Cinefex Blog, sits down for a VFX Q&A with Double Negative’s Andrew Whitehurst, the production visual effects supervisor for Ex Machina. He explores how they shot Alicia Vikander (Ava) on set, and preserved her performance while replacing her human parts with robot ones.
Filmumentaries creator Jamie Benning goes deep under the rubber exterior of Jabba the Hutt to interview Toby Philpott, one of Jabba's puppeteers.
The Verge shows off an extensive look a the models, costumes, and props on display at Star Wars Celebration last weekend. It looks like the Falcon finally got a new radar dish after the last one got scraped off in Jedi.
The Cinefex Blog explores the VFX of Robot Overlords (▶︎ trailer), the low-budget British sci-fi adventure. Graham Edwards writes up an extensively detailed story that's only slightly less intense than the usual articles in the print magazine, with concept art, VFX breakdowns and production photos galore.