special effects

#429 - "SDCC 2018 and Remembering Terry Windell" - July 30, 2018

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This week on the show, rounding up all of the SDCC 2018 news and announcements and remembering special effects pioneer Terry Windell. First up, out of SDCC there were a ton of new merch announcements, including Spirt Halloween props and items, new 1:1 replicas, action figures and more (including a Slimer Chia Pet?). Then we'll discuss Ghostbusters World, which was the talk of the con for Ghostbusters fans. Many got a hands-on demo of the game and provided their thoughts. On the press tour for Mission Impossible, writer/director Drew Pearce was hit up (again) about his work on Ghostbusters that was abandoned, and had some interesting comments. Finally, we're remembering Terry Windell of ILM and Boss Films who passed last week at the age of 61, the pioneer who was known for his memorable lightning effects in Ghostbusters and Return of the Jedi left a lasting impression that Troy and Chris discuss. All that and more on this week's Crossrip!

#412 - "Unions and United" - March 26, 2018

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This week on the show, talking about a new clip of Ghostbusters World gameplay, Richard Edlund's state of the VFX industry, Ray Parker Jr. documentaries and more! Troy is flying solo this week as Chris is out on vacation, but don't worry - still here to talk about all the news that's fit to print. First up, Eric at Ghost Corps showed us a little bit of Ghostbusters World gameplay. But were there a few hints toward what's to come visible on the screen? And what's with the dimensional portals? Diamond Select Series 7 is out on shelves now, and for the first time you can own Janosz Poha! SyFy has a great article with Richard Edlund looking back on his career and discussing the state of the effects industry, where of course Ghostbusters comes up. And finally, there's a Ray Parker Jr. documentary in the works, find out how you can help them fund the production!