Posts Tagged Computer Animation and Interactive Media

CREATURE FEATURES
How Ben Kilgore, Computer Animation and Interactive Media ’04, builds life-like computer-generated imagery for Hollywood blockbusters

In the first few minutes of the 2014 hit Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, not one human appears. A pack of majestic apes hunt deer through a lush rain-forest, dense with trees that seem to reach upward forever. Their faces are expressive, their hair ripples in the gentlest breeze, and their muscles tense…

8 ESSENTIAL FILMS IN THE HISTORY OF COMPUTER ANIMATION
Groundbreaking movies that changed the industry and inspired special effects master Ben Kilgore ’04

Tron marked the dawn of the CG era for big-budget films,” Kilgore says. The movie now looks dated, but the special effects wowed audiences whose virtual existence was limited to Atari-era video games like Pac-Man and Frogger. The designers who created the famous Light Cycle sequence went on to found Blue Sky Studios—and when Kilgore…