Star Wars vs Harry Potter
December 5th, 2012

Meanwhile, such classic tropes will outlive us all. Maybe in 2023 a bunch of Gen-Yers will take their kids to see the latest CGI action adventure blockbuster and snort derisively to each other ‘this is just Harry bloody Potter all over again’.

Blood Work
December 1st, 2004

‘Be afraid, be very afraid.’ That’s the advice from Paul Katte, cofounder of Sydney’s Makeup Effects Group, when asked what he says to aspiring makeup effects practitioners in Australia.


Creative Free For All
June 1st, 2005

A historic experiment in film and media was all ready to take place before a battle erupted between producers and the union. Drew Turney finds out more. One of the observations Naomi Klein makes in her seminal anti-globalisation work No Logo is that the big corporations have got out of the ‘making’ business and into […]

The Dream Factory
June 1st, 2007

The real magic of the movies happens inside the powerful computers of digital effects houses today — where the weather, interfering studio suits and the limitations of real-world physics can’t hold up the shoot or ruin million dollar sets.


Movies about Africa — a Top Ten List
September 22nd, 2008

It’s been called everything from the savage continent to the New World. Spread over 30 million square kilometres, it has virtually every landscape and climate, life form and geopolitical society known to humankind. Is there any wonder our fascination with Africa never runs out?

Horror of the Blood Monsters
May 1st, 2007

The experience intrigued commercial illustrator and graphic designer Paul Katte and model enthusiast Nick Nicolaou and encouraged them to open the Sydney doors of Make-up Effects Group 20 years ago this year.






Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Directed by Mike Newell Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon, ...
December 1st, 2005

Show Me The Money Want to make a movie without the glare of the spotlight, ...
September 5th, 2019

The Dream Factory Barely a movie reaches our screens today without digital effects, but did ...
June 1st, 2007

Classic Scene: Contact Zemeckis' take on Carl Sagan's classic novel of first contact with alien ...
August 7th, 2011

Building the World of Tomorrow How striking visuals and an impossible deadline created a dieselpunk cult ...
December 7th, 2019

Hollywood Hype and the New Critic Like the recession we had to have, Hollywood will get a lot ...
September 1st, 2003


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