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Cinefex is a quarterly magazine devoted to motion picture visual effects.

Since 1980, it has been the bible for visual effects professionals and enthusiasts, covering the field like no other publication.

At The Optical, we love it so much we wanted to re-read every single word. So we made the project into a podcast. And now, the Cinedex.

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The Optical

The Optical is a monthly podcast about movies and the people who make them.

Host Mark Boszko takes you on a journey back through the annals of Cinefex magazine, talking about the movies and topics they covered 30+ years ago. We talk to people who worked on the films, other people who make movies, and people who love movies, and have a fun time doing it.

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It's an index for Cinefex! Hahaaaa, right?! I know!

Movies are the realm of the fantastic, and what more fantastic than movies with visual effects?

As we read our way through Cinefex, we'll be building the Cinedex right along with it, with details on the movies, people, companies, and terms and techniques covered in both the pages of Cinefex, and as heard on The Optical podcast.

In Beta. Come back soon!