Star Trek Beyond
Cosmic Deconstruction
Article by Graham Edwards
Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) leads the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise on a brand new mission in Star Trek Beyond, directed by Justin Lin, and also starring Zachary Quinto as Mr. Spock, Karl Urban as Dr. McCoy, and Zoe Saldana as Lt. Uhura. Powering the world's most famous starship are visual effects teams from Double Negative, Atomic Fiction, and Kelvin Optical. Joel Harlow supervises makeup effects, with special effects under the watchful eye of Cameron Waldbauer.
Acts of War
Article by Graham Edwards
Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures present Warcraft, in which opposing armies of humans and orcs battle to save their respective worlds from annihilation. Duncan Jones directs the epic fantasy based on Blizzard Entertainment's popular online game, World of Warcraft. Visual effects supervisor Bill Westenhofer brings the war-torn realm of Azeroth fully to life, working with artists from Industrial Light & Magic, Rodeo FX, Animatrik Film Design, Hybride Technologies, and Prime Focus World. Practical magic is wielded by special effects supervisor Cameron Waldbauer, makeup effects supervisor Adrien Morot, Lindala Schminken FX, and Weta Workshop.
Independence Day: Resurgence
What Would Roland Emmerich Do?
Article by Jody Duncan
Twenty years after the release of the mega-hit Independence Day, director Roland Emmerich returns with a sequel in which Earth is once again threatened by a lethal alien force. Starring Liam Hemsworth, the film features state-of-the-art visual effects spectacle created by Emmerich's longtime collaborators at Uncharted Territory, along with the wizards at Weta Digital, Scanline VFX, MPC, Image Engine, Digital Domain and Cinesite — all working under the stewardship of visual effects supervisors Volker Engel and Marc Weigert.
The Legend of Tarzan
Lord of the Apes
Article by Joe Fordham
Warner Bros. Pictures presents a new adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' stories about an English nobleman, Lord Greystoke (Alexander Skarsgård), who is reared by apes. Director David Yates explores Tarzan's adventures, from Africa to Victorian London and back into the jungle, reteaming with members of his Harry Potter productions, including production designer Stuart Craig and visual effects supervisor Tim Burke, and artisans at Framestore, MPC, Rising Sun Pictures, One of Us, Deluxe's Method Studios, Rodeo FX, Lola VFX, Proof, Inc. and One of Us. Special effects supervisor David Watkins provides practical effects.
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