News tagged with special effects

Hollywood struggles vs. new film meccas overseas

In the old days, filmmakers flocked to Hollywood for its abundant sunshine, beautiful people and sandy beaches. But today a new filmmaking diaspora is spreading across the globe to places like Vancouver, ...

Dec 27, 2013
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Canada basks in role as global special effects hub

Canada's westernmost province of British Columbia, one of the top regions for filmmaking outside of Hollywood, is rapidly gaining prominence as a world leader in animation and special effects.

Jan 26, 2012
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Lights, camera, real-time 3D action

(PhysOrg.com) -- The 3D movies on today's cinema screens rely on visual tricks to cope with fast action. A new generation, produced at lower cost but delivering higher quality with real-time action, is soon ...

May 26, 2010
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Math goes to the movies

Whether it's an exploding fireball in "Star Wars: Episode 3", a swirling maelstrom in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End", or beguiling rats turning out gourmet food in "Ratatouille", computer-generated ...

Apr 14, 2010
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