About

befores & afters is a brand-new visual effects and animation online magazine from visual effects and animation journalist Ian Failes (@ianfailes on Twitter, formerly @vfxblog).

Ian has written for other visual and effects and online magazines, including fxguide, Cartoon Brew, VFX Voice, 3D Artist, 3D World, Thrillist, Syfy, Inverse, Digital Arts, MovieMaker, Empire Magazine Australia, Develop, Rolling Stone and Polygon.

He’s also a regular at conferences such as FMX, SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH Asia, VIEW, Annecy, Trojan Horse Was a Unicorn and SPARKFX, where he often conducts on-stage Q&As. 

Ian’s first book, Masters of FX, was published by Ilex and Focal Press in August 2015. This full-color 192 page book features interviews with 16 of the world’s best visual effects supervisors and the films they’ve worked on.

You can send us an email by visiting the Contact page.

You can sign up the weekly newsletter by heading here.

You can see all the posts ever published.

If you’d like to support befores & afters, please visit the Support page. You can also help by becoming a befores & afters patron at our Patreon site, which includes fun VFX rewards.

Logo design by Brightcode.