Posts Tagged ‘ FX ’

13 Questions for ‘Harbinger Down’ Executive Producer and CEO of Dark Dunes Productions, Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki

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July 25, 2014
Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki

We were fortunate to have a sit down with Dark Dunes Productions CEO Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki and discuss his upcoming horror sci/fi thriller HARBINGER DOWN, and working relationship with the practical FX house Amalgamated Dynamics Inc. (Studio ADI) owned by Alec Gillis and Tom Woodriff Jr.  Alec and Tom have over 60 years...
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Oscar Winning FX Company Pushes Back Against Big Studios

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May 16, 2013
Oscar Winning FX Company Pushes Back Against Big Studios

By Will Sterling As the statue was being handed to the winners of the Best Visual Effects Oscar this year, Rhythm and Hues, the company responsible for the VFX of Life of PI, was filing for bankruptcy. Much has been made of the plight of the digital FX powerhouses since then. For artists working in Animatronics...
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Tim Burton and Ken Ralston Discuss the Difficulties of ‘Alice in Wonderland’

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February 13, 2011
Tim Burton and Ken Ralston Discuss the Difficulties of ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Both director Tim Burton and visual effects master Ken Ralston were presented with a vast catalog of huge difficulties and challenges in the production of Alice in Wonderland (2010). Ralston and Burton both wrestled with the enormous amount of computer-generated effects. “The film used a lot more green screen than Ralston has ever dealt...
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