If you’re anything like the ActionVFX team, you love a good end-of-the-world film! But how can you make a unique world believable when you’ve got a low budget and a small crew? Filmmaker Preston Yarger, a fellow apocalypse junkie, wasn’t dissuaded by these problems. Determined to make something bigger than the average film student, he started putting together his vision of ARCH, his thesis project, two years before shooting.

For those of you with a keen eye, you might've noticed that ActionVFX assets are quickly becoming the go-to choice for visual effects related stock footage. Everyday we're seeing our assets being used in bigger and better productions, but it's not only large feature films and network television shows that are taking advantage of our high quality effects.

With any visual piece of art, story should be the driving force behind what makes that piece of art great. If your movie or short film doesn’t have an engaging story, then it will fail. I set this table to illustrate that any added aspect to your story should be added to accent, modify, or perfect that story.

In the world of cinematography and visual effects, much can be said about solid pre-production. Whether you are part of a big studio or running a one-man-show production, it is important to not overlook the planning stage. Here is a list of seven practical things to remember before you get on set, slate your audio, and press record.

Benuts is a Belgian company that specializes in the creation of visual effects, 3D animation and motion design, with many years of international experience in feature films, TV series, advertising, and music. The team brings together different channels of talents: animators, illustrators, video artists, matte painters, and graphic designers.

CineForge Media likes to joke about how their office is basically a grown-up's club house, with seven gaming chairs, a ping pong table, retro nostalgia memorabilia everywhere, video games, LED light, and artwork all over the place. While their "club house" might be the dream office for most adults, they still focus on their work and are impacting the industry one project at a time.

Much can be said about the evolution of visual effects and how they have changed through the years. Computers have unquestionably transformed how VFX are made and the quality of what is seen on screen. Technological innovations have made possibilities of unexplored new worlds come to life on the big screen like never before.