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Masters of FX by Ian Failes

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Introduction > The Masters of FX

A spaceship zooms over the audience’s head. A tyrannosaurus chasing down a jeep incites screams in the theater. A tiger wins the hearts of viewers by learning to get along with a young boy in the middle of the ocean. These are some of the most remarkable film images from recent times, ushered to the screen thanks to talented visual and special effects supervisors.

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[1] Effects artists from Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) capture blasts on a scale model of the Death Star surface in Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope. Several visual effects supervisors featured in this book worked on the watershed effects in this film ...

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