‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Trailers

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes – Final Trailer I am just not buying it.  Sure, there was that genetically-engineered virus in Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes which reduced the human population significantly enough that the apes could gain a foothold, as well as increasing their intelligence to such a degree that it […]

The Pitfalls of Motion Capture

Special effects have come a long way in the past 30 years.  They’ve evolved from practical elements rotoscoped together to digital effects that stitched together with the power of computer editing.  The increasing power and speed of computers means that computers are able to create complex worlds that take up terabytes of data like James Cameron’s “Avatar” […]

Behind-the-Scenes WETA Livestream

It seems that WETA featured a Livestream about “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” just before Apple’s exclusive trailer debuted on Thursday.  The livestream featured Joe Letterii, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor for WETA, Dan Lemmon, a Visual Effects Supervisor, and actor Andy Serkis, who will be playing Caesar, the ape that leads the rebellion […]