View Full Version : I am reading cinefex !!!

09-03-2018, 06:30 PM

A long time ago, I started reading cinefex. I love it very much, and I am always
waiting to get the next issue. I go to the bookstore and buy it everytime it
comes out. I love reading it very much !!!
I love the nice photos and articles.
Cheers !!!

09-05-2018, 03:39 AM
I have read Cinefex since the 80's and have all the issues that have been published so far. It has always been a high-quality special effect magazine, and it was one of the first out there.
I’m sorry to say, but they have not managed the transition from physical to digital effects very well. Before the digital age we learned how the build complex cameras,
optical printers, how large miniature buildings was made, stop motion puppet armatures, creatures, etc.

When the digital wave hit, they printed a lot of “man behind a computer images”, which is not interesting at all.
Now, there are too many pictures showing the final frame. They could have printed more wireframe and compositions images, simulations, animations etc.

The last article in issue 159 is Lightning in the bottle. It is illustrated by 27 images + 6 concept art paintings.
Of the 27 images, only 8 show some kind of “making the movie” images. 1 shows Spielberg directing, 1 camera crane set up of a caravan building, 3 renders of the same
shot on different stages (comp), and 2 simple shaded renders.

The articles are very good though, but I have stopped reading Marvel articles.

09-05-2018, 06:19 AM
'ain't no mountain enough
ain't no valley low enough
to stop me getting ma Cinefex' .

I got them all some book & some electronic
Best in the world if your serious for VFX/SFX!


Newtek used to advertise LW in it a while ago.

I agree with you Reco they should Spilt-Print comp
alot of them beauty passes with wires &
/ or definately toggle them on the webzine edition.

More behind the monitor & less fanzine dollops!

Mainly sourced in U.K. @ Fobidden Planet stores

09-05-2018, 09:35 AM
@ The articles are very good though, but I have stopped reading Marvel articles.
It's funny you say that, because they are my favorite articles to read !!!

I am very happy I am not the only lightwaver to read cinefex.
Long live cinefex !!!

09-06-2018, 04:54 PM
I was just reading the last cinefex (solo - a star wars story) and found out the Tippet's studio worked on
the holochess figures. I loved the pictures and the story. I look up to Phil Tippet and love his work. I was
very happy he worked in the movie. I loved the holochess figures !!!