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The new movie Iron Man may be based on the 1960s comic strip, but its special effects are anything but vintage. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi talks with the visual and animation supervisors at Industrial Light & Magic about pushing the limits of computer-generated images to create those "Marvel moments."
How do you make a 30-foot robot/semi-truck appear lifelike? What about a creature with tentacles for a face? Those were some of the challenges for the visual-effects teams at San Francisco-based Industrial Light & Magic. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi talks with the designers behind Transformers and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End about some of the hurdles involved in creating special effects for an increasingly sophisticated moviegoing public.
Muscle by muscle, bone by bone, the Industrial Light & Magic visual effects designers are using new software to create the scariest and most expressive animated monsters yet. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi goes behind the scenes of Paramount Pictures' new kids' film, The Spiderwick Chronicles, to learn more.
Behind-the-scenes footage from the upcoming Aeon Flux live action movie.
A look behind-the-scenes at "King Kong" and the Helldiver Airplane special effects.
On this special edition of Loaded, Natali Del Conte gives a behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to produce the show.
Much to the delight of Trekkies and science fiction fans everywhere, "Star Trek Into Darkness" zooms into theaters this weekend. Moviegoers will see big names such as Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana in the credits, but may miss another key role: that of sound designer. CNET's Kara Tsuboi brings us this behind-the-scenes listen of how the sound effects were created in a studio far from Hollywood.
Check out the free iPhone app for "The Watchmen" movie that corrals trailers, motion comics, behind-the-scenes featurettes, wallpapers, and more into one slick-looking app.
CNET TV is now in HD and starting this season, "Survivor" will be in HD as well. Get an exclusive peak at the first 3 minutes of "Survivor: Gabon", plus see exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from 'Survivor: Gabon'.
Dolby Atmos is used in the Oscar-nominated films "Gravity" and "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug." CNET's Kara Tsuboi goes behind the scenes at Dolby Labs with Academy Award-winning sound mixer Christopher Boyes.