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  • newDOWNSIZING: James E. Price – Overall VFX Supervisor
    James E. Price is working in the visual effects for more than 27 years. As a VFX supervisor, he took care of the effects of many films such as AUSTRALIA, THE A-TEAM, PACIFIC RIM and ROBOCOP.The post DOWNSIZING: James E. Price – Overall VFX Supervi…
    - 6 hours ago22 Jan 18, 4:00pm -
  • newASURA
    Here is a cool teaser for ASURA: The VFX are made by: Ollin VFX (VFX Supervisor: Yabin Morales) Tippett Studio (VFX Supervisor: Eric Leven) Mr. X (VFX Supervisor: Olaf Wendt) Rodeo FX (VFX Supervisor: Laurent Gillet) CGF (VFX Supervisor: Pavel Bezbor…
    - 9 hours ago22 Jan 18, 1:00pm -
  • newREADY PLAYER ONE
    Nice featurette about READY PLAYER ONE with lots of many new shots: The VFX are made by: ILM (VFX Supervisors: Grady Cofer, Daniele Bigi and Dave Daly) Digital Domain (VFX Supervisor: Matthew Butler) Territory Studio The Production VFX Supervisor is…
    - 12 hours ago22 Jan 18, 10:00am -
  • TOTAL WAR: THREE KINGDOMS
    Have a look at this beautiful cinematic created by Platige Image for TOTAL WAR – THREE KINGDOMS: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Platige Image: Dedicated page about TOTAL WAR – THREE KINGDOMS on Platige Image website. CREDITS Client: Creative Assembly Executi…
    - 3 days ago19 Jan 18, 4:00pm -
  • THE LEISURE SEEKER: VFX Breakdown by EDI Effetti Digitali Italiani
    Italian studio EDI Effetti Digitali Italiani presents their VFX work on THE LEISURE SEEKER: WANT TO KNOW MORE? EDI Effetti Digitali Italiani: Dedicated page about THE LEISURE SEEKER on EDI website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post…
    - 3 days ago19 Jan 18, 11:00am -
  • TOMB RAIDER
    Brand new trailer for TOMB RAIDER: The VFX are made by: Rising Sun Pictures Scanline VFX (VFX Supervisor: Nick Crew) Soho VFX Director: Roar Uthaug Release Date: 16 March 2018 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post TOMB RAIDER app…
    - 4 days ago18 Jan 18, 9:00pm -
  • JUMANJI – WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: Glenn Melenhorst – VFX Supervisor – Iloura
    In 2016, Glenn Melenhorst explained the Iloura's work on the 6th season of GAME OF THRONES. He then worked on the 7th season and on OUTCAST and JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2.The post JUMANJI – WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE: Glenn Melenhorst – VFX Supervisor –…
    - 4 days ago18 Jan 18, 5:00pm -
  • THE ORVILLE – Season 1: VFX Breakdown by Eight VFX
    Eight VFX presents their work on the Season 1 of THE ORVILLE: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Eight VFX: Dedicated page about THE ORVILLE on Eight VFX website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post THE ORVILLE – Season 1: VFX Breakdown by Eight V…
    - 4 days ago18 Jan 18, 2:00pm -
  • PSYCHOKINESIS (YEOM-LYEOK)
    Here is the teaser for PSYCHOKINESIS (YEOM-LYEOK), the new movie by Sang-ho Yeon (A TRAIN TO BUSAN): The VFX are made by: Digital Idea Director: Sang-ho Yeon Release Date: January 2018 (South Korea) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The pos…
    - 5 days ago17 Jan 18, 9:00pm -
  • BLADE RUNNER 2049: Making of by BUF
    Excellent making of by BUF about their work on BLADE RUNNER 2049: WANT TO KNOW MORE? BUF: Dedicated page about BLADE RUNNER 2049 on BUF website. Olivier Cauwet & Jeremy Robert: Here is my interview of Olivier Cauwet & Jeremy Robert, VFX Supervisors a…
    - 5 days ago17 Jan 18, 4:00pm -

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  • newThe story behind Cloverfield’s classic Statue of Liberty shot – in the teaser AND the final film
    In the summer of 2007, Paramount Pictures ran a teaser trailer for an unnamed film with the release of Michael Bay’s Transformers. It featured aContinue reading...The story behind Cloverfield’s classic Statue of Liberty shot – in the teaser AND…
    - 12 hours ago22 Jan 18, 9:53am -
  • Retro VFX: Cloning Freddie Prinze, Jr.
    In 2005, a new show called Freddie starring Freddie Prinze, Jr. briefly made it onto US television screens. While the show’s one and only seasonContinue reading...Retro VFX: Cloning Freddie Prinze, Jr.
    - 20 hours ago22 Jan 18, 1:24am -
  • Behind the scenes of BBC’s Christmas stop-motion film
    Head over to Blinkink’s website which was behind the production of BBC One’s Christmas animation film, The Supporting Act, for some neat making of footage showing…Continue reading...Behind the scenes of BBC’s Christmas stop-motion film
    - 2 days ago21 Jan 18, 5:05am -
  • The things you find when you’re doing retro vfx research…
    Love these old ads for Rising Sun Pictures and Animal Logic (from a publication called Cinema Papers, June 1999.)
    - 3 days ago20 Jan 18, 1:47am -
  • Thanks to ftrack for sponsoring vfxblog
    My thanks to ftrack for its continued sponsorship of vfxblog.com. As regular vfxblog readers would already know, this site is a repository of links to…Continue reading...Thanks to ftrack for sponsoring vfxblog
    - 4 days ago19 Jan 18, 8:18am -
  • Guillermo del Toro on the language of visual effects
    If you haven’t seen Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water yet, I heartily recommend you do. It’s simply a great story, which I won’t…Continue reading...Guillermo del Toro on the language of visual effects
    - 4 days ago18 Jan 18, 10:53pm -
  • How Snoke evolved in The Last Jedi
    For Cartoon Brew, I sat down with ILM London to discuss Snoke, and how a bunch of changes were made during and after shooting to…Continue reading...How Snoke evolved in The Last Jedi
    - 4 days ago18 Jan 18, 10:04pm -
  • Making memories with BUF
    When Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 came out, I remember thinking one of the coolest scenes was Dr. Ana Stelline (Carla Juri) designing replicant memories…Continue reading...Making memories with BUF
    - 5 days ago17 Jan 18, 10:00pm -
  • Woh, a VFX event on Last Jedi, Apes, Blade Runner, Paddington 2, Star Trek and Neill Blomkamp shorts
    Check out that list again in the heading – those are some of the biggest visual effects  projects around, and they’re all going to be…Continue reading...Woh, a VFX event on Last Jedi, Apes, Blade Runner, Paddington 2, Star Trek and Neill Blomk…
    - 7 days ago15 Jan 18, 8:44pm -
  • Character and performance in Paddington 2
    In this new article for Cartoon Brew, I go through with Framestore animation supervisor Pablo Grillo how the studio crafted Paddington.
    - 11 days ago11 Jan 18, 9:41pm -

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  • newNext “Cloverfield” Film Title Revealed?
    After seemingly beginning its viral marketing last week, it looks like the third film in the “Cloverfield” franchise may have a title – “Cloverfield Station”. The film, previously titled “God Particle” and helmed by Julius Onah, follows…
    - 3 hours ago22 Jan 18, 6:21pm -
  • new“Wonder Woman 2” Leads New Movie Guidelines
    The “Wonder Woman” sequel will be the first film production to implement a newly released set of guidelines by the Producer’s Guild of America. The aim of these guidelines? To prevent and deal with sexual harassment on film sets. The guidelines…
    - 4 hours ago22 Jan 18, 5:58pm -
  • new“Snowpiercer” Series Loses Its Showrunner
    Josh Friedman (“Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles,” “Emerald City”), the showrunner of the upcoming TV series adaptation of Bong Joon Ho’s 2014 film “Snowpiercer,” has parted ways with the show’s network TNT. Friedman was an exe…
    - 4 hours ago22 Jan 18, 5:56pm -
  • newMore “Sparrow,” “Tomb,” “Rim” & “Game” TV Spots
    Following on from several being released late yesterday, more TV spots that aired on Sunday night during sporting games or the SAG awards have been released. 20th Century Fox has released a new TV spot for the Jennifer Lawrence-led spy thriller “Re…
    - 6 hours ago22 Jan 18, 3:30pm -
  • newUK Trailer: “A Wrinkle in Time”
    Disney Pictures’ UK division has released a new international trailer for Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” this one offering glimpses at some of the worlds we’ll see in this reimagining of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel about Meg…
    - 6 hours ago22 Jan 18, 3:21pm -
  • newThe 2018 Razzie Awards Nominations
    A day ahead of the Oscar nominations, the 38th Razzie Awards nominations have been announced today with “Transformers: The Last Knight” leading the bunch with nine nominations. Not far behind were “Fifty Shades Darker” with eight and “The M…
    - 6 hours ago22 Jan 18, 3:13pm -
  • newNetflix’s “Witcher” Series Premiere Script Done
    Writer/producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich has confirmed that the script for the premiere episode of the Netflix series based on “The Witcher” franchise is complete. Taken from the book series of the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski, which itself insp…
    - 6 hours ago22 Jan 18, 3:04pm -
  • newPeter Jackson Doing A WW1 Documentary
    Teaming with 14-18 NOW, filmmaker Peter Jackson has announced plans for a new feature-length documentary about World War I which will mark the centennial anniversary of the war’s end. Jackson and his team had access to the Imperial War Museums’ e…
    - 7 hours ago22 Jan 18, 2:59pm -
  • “Three Billboards” Dominates SAG Awards
    The Screen Actors Guild Awards have just been announced with “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” once again coming out big – for now it seems it and “The Shape of Water” have become the favorites in the race ahead of this year’s O…
    - 16 hours ago22 Jan 18, 5:15am -
  • New “Ready Player One” Featurette & TV Spot
    Warner Bros. Pictures has released both a new commercial and featurette for “Ready Player One,” the upcoming Steven Spielberg-directed adaptation of the Ernest Cline novel scheduled to open March 30th. Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Mark Rylance, Si…
    - 22 hours ago21 Jan 18, 11:09pm -
  • Quick News: Colette, Disney, MIB, PGA, Chrysalis
    Colette Bleecker Street and 30West have partnered to buy the period drama “Colette” about the famous French writer and starring Keira Knightley following its Sundance Film Festival premiere. The film is said to be eyeing a traditional theatrical…
    - 23 hours ago21 Jan 18, 10:58pm -
  • Johansson To Get Major Pay For “Black Widow”?
    Marvel’s solo “Black Widow” movie may be long overdue, but that wait looks like it could result in a rich reward for actress Scarlett Johansson with Britain’s The Daily Mail saying her paycheck for the film will make her the highest-paid actr…
    - 23 hours ago21 Jan 18, 10:48pm -

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  • VFX pro to testify for trade action on VFX subsidies in NAFTA renegotiations
    Update: You can donate to Eric here: https://www.gofundme.com/s5hw7-send-eric-to-dc Huge thanks to all of you who helped contribute to comments on NAFTA renegotiations. VFX professional Eric Rosenthal left a comment in the previous post that he might…
    - 28 Jun 17, 8:15am -
  • The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) seeks comments on digital trade issues and potential remedies for NAFTA negotiations
    Statement from Daniel Lay, Co-Founder of the Association of Digital Artists, Professionals, and Technicians In 2013 Daniel Lay, the writer behind the industry blog VFX Soldier started ADAPT to help fund and direct a trade effort to curtail the use of…
    - 3 Jun 17, 2:34am -
  • Soldier On Ron Thornton
    Hollywood Reporter: Ron Thornton, an Emmy-winning visual effects designer, supervisor and producer who worked on such shows as Babylon 5 and Star Trek: Voyager, has died. He was 59. Variety: Thornton is best known for bringing computer-generated imag…
    - 23 Nov 16, 7:29pm -
  • Guest Post: My Experience as a Female Artist in the VFX Industry
    Today is my last day in the visual effects industry. It’s an industry that I’ve spent nine years of my life completely dedicated to, so it’s a bitter sweet kind of day. My love for animation and film began at 4 years old, when I saw the Lion Ki…
    - 12 Oct 16, 6:08pm -
  • Veteran VFX Supe Ron Thornton Hospitalized
    I came across a post on Facebook by one of Ron Thornton’s friends that the veteran VFX supervisor has been hospitalized. While I don’t have all the information a gofundme page has been set up to help pay for medical expenses. If you can please he…
    - 16 Sep 16, 4:42am -
  • Will #Brexit Lead To A #VFXit?
    Tonight a majority UK voters chose to leave the European Union which as of this writing is leading to a meltdown in financial markets and wild drops in foreign currencies agains the US dollar. There’s been a bit of chatter amongst many in VFX as to…
    - 24 Jun 16, 6:43am -
  • Comcast Acquires DreamWorks Animation
    Are people still reading this thing? Well, It’s been a year since I’ve posted on this blog and after the end of the ADAPT effort I took a long hiatus. As disappointed as I was, the post-VFX life has been great. New opportunities, I got a home, a…
    - 2 May 16, 5:43am -
  • Wikileaks Creates Searchable Database For Sony Leaks
    From the press release: https://wikileaks.org/sony/press/ Today, 16 April 2015, WikiLeaks publishes an analysis and search system for The Sony Archives: 30,287 documents from Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) and 173,132 emails, to and from more than…
    - 16 Apr 15, 6:16pm -
  • Why The VES Should Recognize Scott Ross For VES Fellow
    The other day I got an email from the VES asking members to suggest nominees for title of VES Fellow: The Visual Effects Society is asking for your suggestions for nominees for title of VES Fellow, which is a member who has maintained an outstanding…
    - 14 Apr 15, 8:41pm -
  • Quebec Government Says Bon Voyage To Film Subsidies
    I haven’t posted much on this blog but some recent news caught my eye: Last week’s Godbout Commission report sent shivers up the spines of Quebec’s film and television production industry. The Quebec Taxation Review Committee, chaired by econom…
    - 23 Mar 15, 10:57pm -