The directors of Magic Trip, a documentary opening today that details the legendary 1964 road trip by Ken Kesey, author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, faced a conundrum familiar to anyone trying to depict hallucinogenic, out-of-your-mind visuals on film: how to create an immersive, credible rendition of the psychedelic experience without, you know, having to actually melt some poor sap’s face off.
You might not know Imaginary Forces' name, but you've seen its work —the bleeding-edge creative agency/production company has designed eye-exploding visuals for movie trailers like Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon and Minority Report, plus every awesome video game released in the past decade. So when I saw that my beloved Science Channel had hired Imaginary Forces to refresh the network's old-in-the-tooth visual branding, my heart leapt — especially when Imaginary Forces claimed it was "the future of logo design."
How do you create the opening credits for a beloved game franchise, telling a story in a unique way, but keeping the feel of the franchise? Karin Fong recounts how she and Imaginary Forces worked on "God of War III."
The team at Imaginary Forces used a combination of military and NASA technology to answer that question for the movie 'Terminator Salvation.' Karin Fong shows us how Terminator's "Machine Vision" was created in this exclusive video.
A few years ago I headed to Vegas with the express purpose of visiting Steve Wynn's new hotel and casino, The Wynn. I'd read plenty about the classy decor (including surprisingly non-cheesy carpet patterns), but I was most intrigued by its outdoor theater called the Lake of Dreams.