Now that the Oculus Rift has made virtual reality not suck, countless companies are lining up to produce ground-breaking interactive content. But the most exciting could come from Industrial Light & Magic, the special effects company behind Star Wars, Jurassic World, and countless other blockbusters.
For the past 40 years, Industrial Light & Magic has cooked up the special effects for countless movies and basically helped shape the imagination of movie watchers. They put together this reel of some of their work and the movies featured are basically any good movie with special effects in them.
When I saw Return of the Jedi in the movie theater back in 1983 I and everyone else thought this matte painting of a Rebel hangar was a real thing—that, somehow, they managed to build a full size set with giant models. It was all a magic trick that used distraction to fool your brain. This BBC documentary explains how.
As far as superheroes go, on paper a movie about goody two-shoes Captain America doesn't sound like it would be all that entertaining. But both of Marvel's Captain films have been pretty fantastic, and part of the credit goes to the wonderful visual effects done by Industrial Light & Magic, which recently posted a…
Skip the terrible movie that was Transformers 4 and let's just enjoy the awesomeness of this visual effects reel from ILM for Transformers: Age of Extinction. It has all the coolest parts of the movie anyway, which is all the parts with any Transformers transforming and any Transformers causing explosions.
As the next wave of leaks from the next Star Wars are oh-so-slow to trickle in, hopefully this will tide you over: A colossal collection of 140 photographs featuring Industrial Light & Magic's model-building process from 1977 to 1983. It's simply incredible.
Probably the most insane fight sequence of Pacific Rim was when a Jaeger fought a Kaiju in the streets of Hong Kong. The entire city was destroyed, glass shards flew everywhere, neon lights were exploding, streets were being crushed, shipping containers somehow were involved and the whole battle was just beyond epic. …
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan hit theaters way back in 1982, and the film's tense space battles were realized by Industrial Light and Magic using models and old-school film effect techniques. So it was only fitting that ILM was called upon again to bring J.J. Abrams' take on the clash between James T. Kirk and Khan…
Just because a blockbuster tanked at the box office, doesn't mean the talented folks who worked on the film didn't pour their hearts and souls into every frame. Especially those responsible for a film's visual effects, whose work often goes unnoticed when they've done their job right.
If you watched Pacific Rim, you'd know how incredible the giant mechs looked and how unforgettably beautiful the prologue that provided the backstory for the movie was. And though ILM did most of the VFX in the film, Guillermo del Toro's Mirada studio was the team responsible for the effects in the prologue. Here's…
Have you seen Pacific Rim yet? We really liked it in all its creature-tastic, city destroying splendor. Watch this short behind-the-scenes video to hear about how it was all put together.
ILM or Industrial Light & Magic or the wonderful CGI wizards who create visual effects that are better than real life just gave a look behind the curtain of its fantasy shop to show us how they created the Hulk in The Avengers.
The Industrial Light & Magic team has been responsible for some of the most iconic scenes in modern movie history. Their magic has graced Star Wars, E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark and more. Here's a peek behind the curtain.
At last, here's the droid we were all looking for. In this frame you can clearly see R2-D2's cameo in JJ Abrams' Star Trek. This time there's absolutely no doubt about it: It's been confirmed by ILM.