Q&A with American Gods’ visual effects designer Kevin Tod Haug

Nikos Jun 22, 2017 VFX 0

By IAN FAILES If you’ve been watching the Starz series American Gods, then you’ve already seen the unique approach that Visual Effects Designer Kevin Tod Haug brings to each project he works on. With credits on projects such as Fight Club, The Cell, Panic Room, Stay and Quantum of Solace, Haug tends to push things […]

‘Alien: Covenant’: How the VFX Team Engineered Those Terrifying Xenomorph and Neomorph Creatures

Nikos Jun 20, 2017 VFX 0

VFX studio MPC helped Ridley Scott redefine the iconic Xenomorph and create the new Neomorph in the latest “Alien” installment. By Bill Desowitz For “Alien: Covenant,” Ridley Scott not only redesigned H.R Giger’s iconic Xenomorph creature from the first movie, but also unveiled the new Neomorph. They’re a fascinating study in contrast (and brilliantly animated […]

Disney layout artist Rob Dressel on the challenges of visualising Moana

Nikos Jun 19, 2017 Animations 0

By Miriam Harris Director of cinematography and layout at Disney Animation Studios, Rob Dressel is in the UK to speak about the challenges during the production of Disney’s latest animated film Moana. Rob is a guest speaker at Animex – a festival dedicated to animation and computer games in the UK. He’ll make an appearance alongside faces from […]

‘Westworld’: How Elastic Created Those Spectacular Main Titles

Nikos Jun 15, 2017 Creative 0

Elastic could follow their Emmy win for “The Man in the High Castle” with another one for the even more ambitious main title design for “Westworld.” Bill Desowitz Jun 12, 2017 6:46 pm @BillDesowitz From the galloping horse to the dancing robotic tools to the passionate embrace of two unfinished lovers, the “Westworld” main title […]

New Aristotle University of Thessaloniki promo video with PixelsRepublic’s VFX features

Nikos Jun 14, 2017 VFX 0

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki celebrates its 90th anniversary and has therefore launched a new official promotional video titled “Passing the knowledge baton”. Our creative studio had the opportunity to participate in this project and be represented by PixelsRepublic’s Creative Director Yiannis Liolios, who has been responsible for the video’s VFX features, a core part of […]

What I learned from my mentor, Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Phil Tippett

Nikos Jun 13, 2017 VFX 0

What I learned from my mentor, Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Phil Tippett Image Engine‘s Thomas Schelesny – VFX supervisor on episodes of Game of Thrones – discusses working under legendary creature creator Phil Tippett on films like Starship Troopers (above), and where we’re at with VFX in 2017. Phil Tippett is renowned in the world of visual effects. […]

This beautiful animation about cheese-makers will melt your heart

Nikos Jun 09, 2017 Animations 0

Canada cheese makers are anticipating new trade laws soon to be introduced, which will make imported cheese more accessible to Canadians. US creative production company Gentleman Scholar teamed up with DDB Canada and Dairy Farmers of Canada to create this beautiful animation promoting the home-made, local craft behind Canadian-made cheese over other exports. You’ll fall in love […]

The Panasonic EVA1: Questions Answered!

Nikos Jun 08, 2017 Standard 0

Anticipation that Panasonic began building for their “mystery camera” at April’s NAB Show 2017 was paid off at June’s Cine Gear Expo 2017 in Hollywood, as Panasonic finally unveiled their AU-EVA1 cinema camera. Compact, lightweight, equipped with a newly designed 5.7K Super 35 sensor, and positioned between the Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K mirrorless camera and […]