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Focusing on the world of visual effects, Cinefex has been a must-read tome for fans of movie magic for four decades, almost as long as ILM have been making their own magic and now on its 40th anniversary, the magazine focuses on those professors of the pixel and chefs of the celluloid in a series of articles that span the years.

The Illusionists
VFX Roundtable Discussion
Article by Graham Edwards

Join us for an exclusive roundtable panel in which we bring together 21 Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisors to examine the ways in which the industry has changed over the past 40 years and to offer enlightened speculation on the shape of things to come.

The Visionaries
James Cameron / George Lucas / Christopher Nolan / Robert Zemeckis
Interviews by Jody Duncan, Joe Fordham and Graham Edwards

In exclusive one-on-one interviews with James Cameron, George Lucas, Christopher Nolan and Robert Zemeckis, our special issue pays tribute to the handful of master filmmakers who, through unbridled vision and imagination and sheer force of will, have shaped and advanced the art and science of visual effects.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
The Long Goodbye
Article by Joe Fordham

Disney and Lucasfilm present the conclusion of the Skywalker saga, set one year after Episode 8, when Rey (Daisy Ridley) and the last survivors of the Resistance battle new First Order Supreme Leader Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). Filmmaker J.J. Abrams reunites with visual effects supervisor Roger Guyett, special effects supervisor Dominic Tuohy, creature and special makeup effects designer Neal Scanlan and artisans at ILM and other visual effects houses to conjure new and familiar corners of the galaxy.

The Mandalorian
As Geeky As It Gets
Article by Jody Duncan

Walt Disney Pictures launches its premiere streaming service with Season 1 of The Mandalorian, created by Jon Favreau. The production employed a new filming technique that will send shockwaves through the film industry — and you will read all about it in Cinefex. ILM took the lead in creating the show’s visual effects, with ample support from visual effects studios around the globe. From longtime ‘Star Wars’ concept artist Doug Chiang’s visions to ILM and others’ realizations on screen, the story’s all here.