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Friday’s favorite things: April 8th

Ashkon Hamidieh

April 8, 2016

Every Friday we round up some of our favorite finds on the web, from illustrations and videos to fonts and photography. This week, we looked at some awesome VFX work featured in some of the biggest films and television series to date.

Colossal work
Industrial Light & Magic is a leading effects company originally founded in 1975 by George Lucas to create the special effects for Star Wars. Fast forward about 40 years and they now have locations all around the world, serving the motion picture commercial production and attraction industries while recently working on Jurassic World. In an effort to pay homage to the original classic, Jurassic Park, ILM opted for physical effects at every opportunity. Check out how they did just that by using real actors for their raptor animation.

Jurassic World, ILM, Industrial Light & Magic, Motion Capture

Founded in 2002, Luma Pictures is a world class creative studio located in California and Australia. They’ve helped create stunning visual effects for nearly 100 films, most of which are total smash hits. When it came to the recent blockbuster, Deadpool, Luma had no choice but to get in on the fun. See how their fear of missing out led to the creation of this scrapyard climax.

Deadpool, Luma Pictures, Visual Effects, VFX

Pressure makes diamonds
Image Engine Design, based in Vancouver BC, is an outstanding visual effects studio whose work can be tracked all the way back to 1995. Having worked on incredible feature films the likes of District 9, Zero Dark Thirty and The Revenant, meeting the demands and expectations of HBO was another challenge altogether. Click here to see their spectacular contributions to season five of Game of Thrones.

Image Engine Design, Game of Thrones Season Five, Game of Thrones, Set Extentions

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