Monthly Archives: October 2014

Halloween VFX: The Mist

I’ve chosen Frank Darabont’s 2007 film as it appears to be strangely underrated yet it’s one of the best horror movies to come from the states in many years.Based on a Stephen King novella of the same name and not to be aligned with the other horror-movie-weather-phenomenon, The Fog, The Mist isn’t a grandstanding showcase of set pieces. […]

Halloween VFX: The Cabin in the Woods

OK, so before I go on I gotta tell you there are some spoilers here. I only wish someone at the Belfast Telegraph would print something like that before they launch into an article on the death toll from the latest episode of Game of Thrones… anyway. For those of you who have seen the […]

Halloween VFX: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Before vampires and werewolves developed boutique haircuts and sixpack abs, a movie called Underworld was released. It set the two races against each other and over the course of several movies, weaved a fine mythology and developed some cool characters along the way. For me, the stand out entry was Rise of the Lycans, a […]

Halloween VFX: The Thing (1982)

When I was 22 I was in my foundation year at University. And not exactly a star student. It wasn’t my time to shine. When Rob Bottin was 22 however, he was heading up the FX team for John Carpenter’s new flick, The Thing. The fact he was so young and heading up a team […]

Halloween VFX: WolfCop

I first heard about WolfCop through Facebook. As is the way with many movies these days, in the absence of a good old video store, social media gives you the chance to discover crazy, unique and fun titles that you’d not otherwise come across. And every Steven Seagal film since The Glimmer Man. I think […]

3D: New work, Target Practice (still in progress)

I thought I’d share what I’ve been working on this last while, as I’ve been lying lower than Elvis in order to work on it. Its (clearly) not finished but I wanted to share it for a couple of reasons. One, to get it “out there”. Next, to get some feedback on where I’m at […]