Masters of FX: Behind the Scenes with Geniuses of Visual and Special Effects
In the current and ever-evolving world of cinema, it’s rare to find any Hollywood flick untouched by effects work. Modern-day blockbusters feature CG creations that represent the fantastical ( see Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland) to the photorealistic (Ang Lee’s Life of Pi) and best guesses in between (Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park). Australian journalist Failes reached out to over a dozen leading industry pioneers to uncover the secrets behind some of recent memory’s most celebrated sequences.
This educational assemblage takes readers through the mainstream shift from practical to digital effects with original behindthe-scenes imagery, shot breakdowns and detailed explanations from a raft of creatives: Dennis Muren, Bill Westenhofer, Joe Letteri, Rob Legato, Paul Franklin, Richard Edlund, Edson Williams, Karen Goulekas, Chris Corbould, Ian Hunter and Josh Rosengrant.