befores & afters

is creating a new VFX publication

60

patrons

$411

per month
befores & afters is a new VFX website from journalist Ian Failes
You might already know my reporting on VFX and animation from vfxblog, fxguide, Cartoon Brew, VFX Voice, 3D Artist, 3D World and my book, 'Masters of FX'. Now I'm excited to share that I've also launched my own VFX and animation site - beforesandafters.com !

At the new site you can already read about that time Brad Pitt got hit by multiple cars and a van, how Weta Digital made CG characters eat, what goes on when a VFX studio has to do one of those 'real vs. CG' shots, a whole week of Matrix retro stories, and a lot more. There's also plenty coming, including stories on VFX training, the 20th anniversary of Phantom Menace (with former and current ILMers!), and coverage of big blockbuster films and TV shows.

What do I need your help for?
So, there's already a whole bunch of stories at beforesandafters.com, but I'm just getting started. With your continued help, I can:
  • continue writing and producing great content for the VFX and animation community 
  • attend events where new VFX tech and techniques get talked about
  • transcribe interviews
  • research more crazy retro effects stories
  • keep doing all this independently.

Please check out the reward tiers on the right for how your support as a patron can see you interact directly with me on future befores & afters stories. 

Thank you so much! - Ian
Tiers
YOU'RE HELPING ME, THANK YOU!
$2 or more per month

Access to the patron-only feed  - you're making a huge difference by helping me make befores & afters a reality. Thank you! You'll get access to the patron-only feed where updates to the site will be regularly posted, and where you can suggest new article topics, and engage in direct Q&As with me and others about stories.

EXCLUSIVE ACCESS
$5 or more per month

Stories just for you - you’ll receive early access to select beforesandafters.com articles, and exclusive access to bonus and extended VFX articles, images, audio interviews and other content. 


Plus

  • Access to befores & afters’ patron-only feed
HOLD BEFORES & AFTERS IN YOUR HAND
$10 or more per month

befores & afters in print - support befores & afters on this tier for 6 months or more, and you’ll receive a specially made print edition of select befores & afters VFX and animation articles and exclusive print-only stories, sent to you anywhere in the world. Publish date: December each year.


Plus

  • Exclusive early access and bonus stories and materials
  • Access to befores & afters’ patron-only feed 
VFX MASTER
$30 or more per month only 4 left

A signed copy of Masters of FX - support befores & afters on this tier for a year or more, and receive a personally signed copy of my book, 'Masters of FX', sent to you anywhere in the world.


Plus

  • befores & afters in print 
  • Exclusive early access and bonus stories and materials
  • Access to befores & afters’ patron-only feed
PATRON PARTNER
$50 or more per month

Be recognized as a befores & afters partner - your generous support means you'll be listed in a dedicated patron partner section on beforesandafters.com and in the befores & afters weekly newsletter (with your name, link and logo, if you're happy for that to be included). 


Plus

  • befores & afters in print 
  • Exclusive early access and bonus stories and materials
  • Access to befores & afters’ patron-only feed
  • Please note this does not include a signed copy of 'Masters of FX'
befores & afters is a new VFX website from journalist Ian Failes
You might already know my reporting on VFX and animation from vfxblog, fxguide, Cartoon Brew, VFX Voice, 3D Artist, 3D World and my book, 'Masters of FX'. Now I'm excited to share that I've also launched my own VFX and animation site - beforesandafters.com !

At the new site you can already read about that time Brad Pitt got hit by multiple cars and a van, how Weta Digital made CG characters eat, what goes on when a VFX studio has to do one of those 'real vs. CG' shots, a whole week of Matrix retro stories, and a lot more. There's also plenty coming, including stories on VFX training, the 20th anniversary of Phantom Menace (with former and current ILMers!), and coverage of big blockbuster films and TV shows.

What do I need your help for?
So, there's already a whole bunch of stories at beforesandafters.com, but I'm just getting started. With your continued help, I can:
  • continue writing and producing great content for the VFX and animation community 
  • attend events where new VFX tech and techniques get talked about
  • transcribe interviews
  • research more crazy retro effects stories
  • keep doing all this independently.

Please check out the reward tiers on the right for how your support as a patron can see you interact directly with me on future befores & afters stories. 

Thank you so much! - Ian

Recent posts by befores & afters

Tiers
YOU'RE HELPING ME, THANK YOU!
$2 or more per month

Access to the patron-only feed  - you're making a huge difference by helping me make befores & afters a reality. Thank you! You'll get access to the patron-only feed where updates to the site will be regularly posted, and where you can suggest new article topics, and engage in direct Q&As with me and others about stories.

EXCLUSIVE ACCESS
$5 or more per month

Stories just for you - you’ll receive early access to select beforesandafters.com articles, and exclusive access to bonus and extended VFX articles, images, audio interviews and other content. 


Plus

  • Access to befores & afters’ patron-only feed
HOLD BEFORES & AFTERS IN YOUR HAND
$10 or more per month

befores & afters in print - support befores & afters on this tier for 6 months or more, and you’ll receive a specially made print edition of select befores & afters VFX and animation articles and exclusive print-only stories, sent to you anywhere in the world. Publish date: December each year.


Plus

  • Exclusive early access and bonus stories and materials
  • Access to befores & afters’ patron-only feed 
VFX MASTER
$30 or more per month only 4 left

A signed copy of Masters of FX - support befores & afters on this tier for a year or more, and receive a personally signed copy of my book, 'Masters of FX', sent to you anywhere in the world.


Plus

  • befores & afters in print 
  • Exclusive early access and bonus stories and materials
  • Access to befores & afters’ patron-only feed
PATRON PARTNER
$50 or more per month

Be recognized as a befores & afters partner - your generous support means you'll be listed in a dedicated patron partner section on beforesandafters.com and in the befores & afters weekly newsletter (with your name, link and logo, if you're happy for that to be included). 


Plus

  • befores & afters in print 
  • Exclusive early access and bonus stories and materials
  • Access to befores & afters’ patron-only feed
  • Please note this does not include a signed copy of 'Masters of FX'