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'Game of Thrones' effects reel shows VFX magic that built Westeros

See a before-and-after video that reveals how the stunning effects in "Game of Thrones" are put together, as CNET speaks to one of the VFX masters who helped craft the spectacular on-screen visuals.

By 10 July 2014


For 'Star Trek' VFX team, Oscars are the final frontier

ILM visual effects supervisor Roger Guyett is up for his third nomination, in large part because of helping to build surprising shots like the Enterprise suddenly rising from the sea.

By 17 January 2014


Lucas, Spielberg, Abrams grace Wired cover to honor ILM at 40

Noted filmmakers pose with memorable movie characters like Yoda, E.T. and the Hulk on Wired's June cover to honor George Lucas' movie effects studio Industrial Light & Magic.

By 20 May 2015


Legend of Zelda gets a 'Game of Thrones'-themed opening sequence

A group of artists makes a pretty incredible intro for the Super Nintendo video game The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, fashioned after the clockwork opening theme of "Game of Thrones."

By 9 April 2015


Superheroes take on villains in epic soccer match

See Iron Man, Magneto, Gandalf, Superman, Spider-Man, Space Ghost, Mario, Hermione Granger, a Jedi Master and more geeky pop culture icons go for the goal.

By 12 March 2015


Retro groove might be hippest 'Game of Thrones' theme cover yet

Channeling Saul Bass, one of the world's greatest movie credit creators, a YouTuber produces an entrancing cover of the HBO show's opening tune.

By 4 September 2014


Restoration is mind-bending Aussie sci-fi from the creator of Payload

Set in the not-too-distant future, Restoration explores the idea of consciousness as software -- and the body as a strange environment.

By 16 July 2014


Tom Merritt guest co-hosts on today's Tomorrow Daily

Rich is on vacation, so Tom Merritt is sitting in as co-pilot of the show today. Will Tom's b-movie prophecy come true? Will fruit flies in space mutate into terrifying Jeff Goldblums and destroy us all?

By 10 July 2014


Take a hypnotic spin through 136 years of visual effects

It's a shame early visual-effects pioneers aren't alive today to see what they started, but you can. Take three minutes out for one dizzying ride through the evolution of VFX.

By 16 May 2014


New mo-cap tech renders CG in real-time

An upcoming short film called Construct finds new ways to use the current CG animation technology to produce mind-blowing results.

By 10 April 2014