SFX

How the creature in Alien inspired a generation of SFX artists

By Mike Kelt

Award-winning practical effects artist Mike Kelt pays tribute to HR Giger and Carlo Rambaldi’s iconic monster.

The Art of Practical Special Effects in Movies, with Dan Martin

By Little White Lies

Watch Ben Wheatley’s go-to prosthetic effects artist reveal the secrets of his craft.

When CGI went bad: revisiting the original Power Rangers movie

By David Jenkins

The special effects in this 1995 folly have to be seen to be believed.

Smoke and Mirrors – Why the battle between practical effects and CGI isn’t as real as you think

By Lara C Cory

Old-fashioned techniques appear to have made a comeback, but the reality is they never went away.

The body horror inspirations behind High-Rise

By Jonathan Bacon

Ben Wheatley’s long-time prosthetics supervisor reveals the director’s passion for practical effects.

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