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Congratulations to Scott Spencer and Wayne Barlowe

Working along side renowned fantasy artist Wayne BarloweScott Spencer was a creature and character designer on The Hobbit. Working to help develop everything from Dwarven style to monsterous creatures. The Hobbit represents 3 years of work from the folks at Weta Workshop.

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Rick Baker

Congratulations to Rick Baker for receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

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Yellowstone Supervolcano VFX

Check out this amazing work by our friends, and tutorial authors, Eric Hanson and Greg Downing of xRez. Really amazing stuff! Yellowstone Supervolcano VFX


This is a breakdown of the visual effects techniques employed by xRez Studio to reveal a geologic cutaway of the Grand Prismatic pool in Yellowstone National Park, for the film "Supervolcanoes", directed and produced by Tom Lucas and Spitz, Inc. Designed for the planetarium fulldome format, the shot intends to show a small portion of the vast underground magma chamber that sits below the states of Wyoming and Idaho. The depth and size portrayed is based on real scientific data.

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Neville Page is a judge on the new season of Face Off!

Hey everyone... our good friend, and tutorial author, Neville Page is a judge on the new season of Face Off! Tune yourself in and watch Neville get in on the critiques of some very talented contestants!


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Watch EXOIDS from Gnomon Studios


Exoids from Gnomon School of Visual Effects on Vimeo. Exoids, the new animated short film from Gnomon Studios, is now online! Exoids follows the octane-fueled adventures of the nomadic desert slug Gus Nitrous on his search for precious water. The story takes a dangerous turn as Gus ventures into the Exoids-occupied city of Los Angeles, culminating in a high-speed desert car chase that ends with an epic showdown. Gnomon Studios prepares advanced Gnomon students for their professional careers by giving them the opportunity to work on projects in a studio environment under the guidance of actual production professionals. Through projects like “Exoids,” Gnomon students are able to take on various roles of a production team in a studio environment, thus coming away with an advanced form of training and experience to leverage when pursuing opportunities in the entertainment art and visual effects industries.