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The talented Ultan Courtney writes:

I am competing for a much sought after Full Scholarship to the Prestigious Vancouver Film School to study Visual Effects. I am a Dublin based designer. Getting votes is a huge part of this competition. I hope you like it. The competition involves creating a piece that was inspired by a line from their Manifesto: in this case: “I am 3 Parts Artist and one Part Caffeine.”

Vote here.


Darren Aronofsky‘s Black Swan doesn’t really look like an effects-heavy movie. But the gritty psycho-drama uses all manner of technical tricks to enhance the sense of paranoia and disorientation experienced by Natalie Portman’s character, as evidenced by this new VFX demo reel.

Effects that – even if you’ve seen the movie – you may not have noticed.

(Warning: contains spoilers)