This is The Optical. We’re revisiting the history of VFX films and technology through the lens of Cinefex magazine.
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We talk with Douglas Trumbull about his history as a creator and inventor of VFX and film technology, making Back to the Future… The Ride, and his latest project: the 120 fps, 4K, 3D short film UFOTOG that shows off his new immersive film process, Magi.

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This is a fun podcast looking back at old-school special effects movies via the pages of Cinefex magazine. A well-informed host, along with knowledgable guests, add a present day perspective. Definitely worth a listen!

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