Early this year, FX artists faced a bitter irony. Life of Pi won Best Director and Best Visual FX at the Academy Awards, but the FX company that created the incredible visuals, Rhythm and Hues, had just gone bankrupt. It’s hard to imagine FX companies going out of business, but they’ve been going through a hard time lately, which is thanks to studios underbidding movies, and outsourcing jobs.
At the Academy Awards on February 24, there weren’t many surprises. You pretty much knew Argo was going to take Best Picture, Daniel Day Lewis was a lock for Best Actor, and Jack Nicholson was going to hit on someone much younger than him.
Ever heard the old saying about genre films? They don’t win Academy Awards for Best Picture, but usually sweep the technical awards.
Is 3D done, on the way out, or here to stay?
20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for its upcoming high-seas fantasy, Life of Pi.
20th Century Fox has released the first teaser for its upcoming high-seas fantasy, Life of Pi.