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Cameraman versus wild: BBC kitbashing shows a new animal life story

Forget sweeping savannahs and running gazelles. The BBC took a new approach to filming its latest wildlife documentary "Life Story," hacking their camera gear for unprecedented angles on the animal kingdom.

By 20 October 2015


Five years of the sun in three minutes

To celebrate the work being done by its Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA has released a video of highlights on the fifth anniversary of its launch.

By 12 February 2015


The gorgeous computer interfaces of 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

The CG company responsible for the UIs in "Guardians of the Galaxy" has released a showreel highlighting its stunning work.

By 22 August 2014


Creepy incredible: animatronics by Gustav Hoegen

Prometheus. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Doctor Who. We've always assumed these effects were CGI — until we saw this showreel by animatronics master Gustav Hoegen.

By 14 November 2012


How CGI builds Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones' Westeros is an exotic fantasy world of soaring castles, massive plains, fantastic monsters and terrifying magic. See how, using stunning visual effects, Emmy-award winning VFX studio Pixomondo brings it to life.

By 24 September 2012


Game Dev Stories: Plastic Wax

Darksiders II. Civilization V. Borderlands. Bioshock. If you play videogames, you've seen the cut-scene work of Sydney-based CG studio Plastic Wax, without ever knowing its name. We go behind the scenes with production manager Dane Maddams for an up-close look at what they do.

By 28 August 2012


Fleshless robot baby would do Skynet proud

Engineers and tinkerers, it seems, never tire of creating horrific human simulacra in robot baby form. This one squirms like the Terminatorish nightmare it aspires to be.

By 23 January 2012


Interview: Former CNET hostess Ella Morton lands Rocketboom job

The most fiesty of red-headed CNET TV hostesses has landed one of two roles as anchor on the daily video podcast Rocketboom. We chatted to her about the new position

By 7 July 2009