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It's that time of year again. The Oscars deliver the best VFX breakdowns, screeners are delivered, and theaters are filled with exclusive and limited showings. The following breakdowns show once again that VFX is the nexus point of technology, art, and creative problem-solving.

If you want to keep up with the cutting edge in media and technology you need to get used to a slew of event acronyms, among them: GDC, SXSW, SIGGRAPH, and of course NAB. The National Association of Broadcasters annual trade show finished up its 28th event last week and this year once again displayed the ceaseless advancement of both the content we create and the tools we use for it.

The annual Game Developers Conference in San Francisco just wrapped up last week. As digital technology improves, we’re approaching a point of marriage between all forms of computer imagery. This year’s conference once again blurred the lines between interactive tech and movies with several key demos and discussions around the future of the industry.

The stylistic depth and faithful world-building of Blade Runner 2049 mark a deserved win even in spite of the arguably more technical achievements of fellow nominee “War for the Planet of the Apes”. 2049 embodies what most would consider good visual effects. It’s not necessarily the grandeur alone (though it’s a beautifully epic film), rather the seamless integration of the digital and the live action which achieves a true suspension of disbelief.