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For those with CGI Fatigue…

Sure, it’s easy to feel tired of seeing giant robots fly around, spinning to and fro without regard for the audience’s collective eyeball, but there’s another side to computer generated graphics. This reel from Season 4 of Game of Thrones shows how subtle effects can build a world from almost nothing (or, in some cases, […]

Podcast: Live on Tape!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/Live_on_Tape_-_S04E22_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedWe have two interviews conducted at their recent world record attempt at Wonderfest 2014. The first interview is with academy award winning special effect master Phil Tippett, on how he got into the business, how he’s preserving effects from his past films, and how he’s currently using […]

Dammit, Syfy. I would watch that TV show.

Well, crappity-crap. The Syfy hell-beasts that brought us Face Off and Heroes of Cosplay are turning another awesome thing into a contest…and they’re dragging Jim Henson’s name into it. Syfy (pronounced: see-iffy) is moving forward with Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, a clone of all the other competition shows where talented craftspersons and mediocre yet […]

Podcast: Mad Props

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/Mad_Props_-_S03E24_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedModel Maker Paul Francis stops by to discuss props, movies, geek culture and all manner of things from the film world, including Boba Fett rivalries, rescuing a submarine from Planet Hollywood, shooting props with shotguns, and which sci-fi spaceship has the biggest boobs. Believe it or not, […]