Watch 40 Years of Memorable VFX Magic in Less Than 5 Minutes

Celebrating the evolution and growth of the art of VFX, here is a mash-up of footage from every single winner of the Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects since 1977, beginning with Star Wars: Episode IV, viewers are taken through 37 years of special effects in less than five minutes — finishing with Gravity, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Lone Ranger, Iron Man 3, and The Hobbit, this year’s nominees.

Conceived and Edited by Nelson Carvajal
Music: “Time” by Hans Zimmer

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Special effects of course predate Star Wars by several decades — most historians credit Frenchman George Méliès with the first major breakthroughs in the technique, circa 1902Méliès’ most famous film, the silent short A Trip to the Moon, used a range of tricks — from clay models to projector-rigged cameras — to recount a fantastical Victorian journey through space.  Our depictions of space have become, well, a bit more sophisticated since then…

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So… You Want To Be… a GAME DESIGNER

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By request,… here is some fun & informative videos on what it takes to be a Great Game Designer.

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Meet Ramiro Corbetta, Game Designer at Powerhead Games

 Ramiro has turned his philosophy degree, and quality assurance experience into one of the best jobs ever: Game Designer. While playing video games is a key part of Ramiro’s job (you gotta know your product!) the workday of this Game Designer is spent driving the design process from pitch document to finished profit-making product – and doing intense industry research.

Becoming a Video Game Designer

*BLOGGER NOTE: I don’t know about the school, but the info and advice is good.

And now… 
for Fun… 

Bonus Feature!
BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT 20th Anniversary – A Message From Blizzard (2/8/11)

BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT – History Retrospective
Watch how Blizzard Entertainment grew from a small startup company to one of the best game developers … in the world.

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TRAILER: SyFy’s ‘Tasmanian Devils’

A movie I animated on premieres… today!

Danica McKellar, who played Winnie Cooper on “The Wonder Years,” breaks out the big guns and fights wild beasts in the new SyFy film “Tasmanian Devils.” Directed by Zach Lipovsky, who was a finalist on Steven Spielberg‘s 2007 Fox TV series, searching for the next great filmmaker, to make it On The Lot.

  “Six daredevil friends break the rules and BASE jump into a remote area of Tasmania – where legendary creatures protect the land.”

(I had a ton of fun animating on the film)

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(WARNING: Some scenes are not appropriate for all ages and contain extreme violence) 

 

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