VFX Firsts from beforesandafters.com features host Ian Failes and a new guest each week diving into the major visual effects milestones from history.
The first NLEs and digital editing, with Evan Schiff
49:29'Birds of Prey' and 'John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum' picture editor Evan Schiff joins Ian Failes from befores & afters to discuss NLEs and digital film editing.
25 years of Foundry
55:47In this sponsored podcast, befores & afters editor Ian Failes talks to Foundry founders Bruno Nicoletti and Simon Robinson about the early days of the company, the first plugins sold, how the Nuke acquisition from Digital Domain happened, and other key milestones in Foundry's quarter-century history.
VFX Firsts: What was the first film to use Houdini?
22:54Houdini artist Matt Estela and befores & afters editor Ian Failes reveal which film was the first ever to use Houdini.
The first film to use an all-CG photoreal character
1:12:28Animation supervisor Webster Colcord and Ian Failes from befores & afters dive deep into the history of all-CG photoreal characters on film, looking for the "first" one that appeared on the silver screen.
The first motion capture used in a film
57:58Motion capture performer and actor Marta Svetek and befores & afters' Ian Failes discuss where mocap first made it into a feature film.
The first digital matte painting
33:43Matte painter Liz Hume and b&a's Ian Failes discuss the first digital matte painting done for a film.
The first previs for a film
45:31Previs supervisor Margaux Durand-Rival and befores & afters’ Ian Failes discuss the first time previs was used for a feature film.
The first ocean simulation in a film.
49:32MR.X lead FX artist Gus Sanchez-Perez and b&a's Ian Failes discuss the first ever ocean simulation in a film.
The first motion control shot in a film.
51:53General Lift's Joe Lewis and b&a's Ian Failes discuss the first time motion control was used in a film.
The first digital face replacement in a film
53:25Lola VFX's Trent Claus and b&a's Ian Failes discuss which film was the first to use a digital face replacement.