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    Really cool Comic-Con trailer for KING ARTHUR – LEGEND OF THE SWORD: The VFX are made by: Framestore Method Studios MPC (VFX Supervisor: Asregadoo Arundi) Nvizible Scanline VFX (VFX Supervisor: Danielle Plantec) Director: Guy Ritchie Release Date:…
    - 12 hours ago23 Jul 16, 9:00pm -
    Here is the Comic-Con trailer for KONG – SKULL ISLAND: The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisor : Jeff White) Shade VFX (VFX Supervisor : Mitchell S. Drain) Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts Release Date: 10 March 2017 (USA) © Vin…
    - 12 hours ago23 Jul 16, 8:30pm -
    Excellent first trailer for JUSTICE LEAGUE! The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor : Tom Proctor) MPC Scanline VFX Weta Digital (VFX Supervisor: Keith Miller) The Production VFX Supervisor is John ‘D.J.’ DesJardin. Director: Zack Sn…
    - 12 hours ago23 Jul 16, 8:15pm -
    Here is the Comic-Con trailer for WONDER WOMAN: The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor : Alex Wuttke) MPC (VFX Supervisor : Jessica Norman) The Production VFX Supervisor is Bill Westenhofer. Director: Patty Jenkins Release Date: 2 June…
    - 13 hours ago23 Jul 16, 8:00pm -
    Here is a first look of the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s AMERICAN GODS by Starz: The VFX are made by: Cinesite (VFX Supervisor: Christian Irles) Release Date: 2017 © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post AMERICAN GODS appeared first on…
    - 17 hours ago23 Jul 16, 4:04pm -
  • ORPHAN BLACK – Season 4: VFX Breakdown by Intelligent Creatures
    Intelligent Creatures have released the VFX Breakdown about their work on the Season 4 of ORPHAN BLACK: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post ORPHAN BLACK – Season 4: VFX Breakdown by Intelligent Creatures appeared first on The Art o…
    - 20 hours ago23 Jul 16, 12:56pm -
  • Image Engine – Summer Party 2016
    Really cool video by Image Engine that invites us to one of their parties: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post Image Engine – Summer Party 2016 appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 2 days ago22 Jul 16, 4:39pm -
  • GAME OF THRONES – Season 6: VFX Breakdown by Mackevision
    Mackevision presents their VFX work on the season 6 of GAME OF THRONES: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Mackevision: Dedicated page about GAME OF THRONES – Season 6 on Mackevision website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post GAME OF THRONES –…
    - 2 days ago22 Jul 16, 12:08pm -
    Let’s have a closer look at Elliot in this new movie clip from PETE’S DRAGON: The VFX are made by: Weta Digital (VFX Supervisor : Eric Saindon) Director: David Lowery Release Date: 12 August 2016 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016…
    - 4 days ago20 Jul 16, 4:00pm -
    CoSA VFX have just released the VFX breakdown about their work on STRANGER THINGS: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post STRANGER THINGS: VFX Breakdown by CoSA VFX appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 4 days ago20 Jul 16, 11:00am -



  • Proton pack beam curves
      …and other Ghostbusters effects, thanks to Imageworks vfx supe Dan Kramer. A new article on One Perfect Shot.
    - 17 hours ago23 Jul 16, 4:05pm -
  • I literally cannot wait for SIGGRAPH
    …but luckily it’s only 2 days away! Here’s my preview for Cartoon Brew.
    - 2 days ago21 Jul 16, 10:10pm -
  • You know they’re in there, but not how they were done
    That’s the premise of my latest piece for Thrillist, Special Effects You Never Noticed in Movies. Like this amazing ILM shot of the Delorean coming into land in BTTF2.
    - 3 days ago20 Jul 16, 9:12pm -
  • When you crave creative content
    I spend a lot of my working life looking for great visual effects, animation and CG content. There’s a lot out there. I’m of course drawn to making ofs and studio and film profiles, particularly about visual effects, but it wasn’t until last ye…
    - 4 days ago20 Jul 16, 10:08am -
  • Return of the Slimer
    How the vfx team on Ghostbusters brought back Slimer, Stay Puft and used new innovations to make the ghosts possible (like LED’s on set). A new piece for Inverse.
    - 5 days ago19 Jul 16, 12:14pm -
  • Victor Hugo and the power of THU
    3D Artist Victor Hugo is one of the nice guys in the industry and I had the pleasure of meeting him last year at Trojan Horse was a Unicorn in Troia. Here he talks more about his thoughts on THU.
    - 6 days ago18 Jul 16, 10:12am -
  • Who ya gonna call (to do vfx)?
    Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters is out this weekend and takes the franchise to a whole new level. The original films were masterclasses in using visual effects to help tell the story – and telling jokes too. For my book, Masters of FX, I got to talk to…
    - 8 days ago16 Jul 16, 3:29pm -
  • John Knoll’s Death Star hobby project because, well, he’s John Knoll
    “…a fun hobby project that may or may not see use in an upcoming film…” If you were lucky enough to be at the Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 event in London on Friday or watching the livestream, then hopefully you saw what I think was one…
    - 9 days ago15 Jul 16, 7:44pm -
  • Shark!
    The Shallows has some amazing CG shark visuals, but you’d expect that with Important Looking Pirates on board, as well as VFX supervisor Scott E Anderson. I talked to Scott for this new piece on One Perfect Shot.
    - 9 days ago15 Jul 16, 9:53am -
  • Blender Blender Blender
    I never really knew much about the Blender community before writing this piece for 3DArtist on 65 Blender hacks. It sounds like such a great tool. Hope you pick up the mag and enjoy the read.
    - 11 days ago13 Jul 16, 2:40pm -

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  • newVulture Revealed In "Spider-Man: Homecoming"
    The first footage from Marvel Studios' "Spider-Man: Homecoming" was just screened at the San Diego Comic Con and showed a first look at Michael Keaton as The Vulture in the final shot. While the clip is not being released online, Marvel has posted t…
    - 6 hours ago24 Jul 16, 2:19am -
  • newBrie Larson Confirmed For "Captain Marvel"
    Rumored last month, it has now been confirmed that Oscar winner Brie Larson ("Room," "Trainwreck") is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the role of Captain Marvel. The story follows Carol Danvers, an air force pilot whose DNA is fused with t…
    - 7 hours ago24 Jul 16, 2:01am -
  • newTrailer: Doctor Strange
    Full Trailer
    - 7 hours ago24 Jul 16, 1:31am -
  • newFull Trailer: Marvel's "Doctor Strange"
    Immediately following its presentation at Comic Con in San Diego, the full trailer and a new poster have been released for Marvel Studios' "Doctor Strange" feature. While the presentation in Hall H also included a five-minute clip which hasn't been…
    - 9 hours ago24 Jul 16, 12:01am -
  • newTrailer: The LEGO Batman Movie
    Comic Con Trailer
    - 9 hours ago23 Jul 16, 11:43pm -
  • newTrailer: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
    Comic Con Trailer
    - 9 hours ago23 Jul 16, 11:42pm -
  • newComic Con Trailer: "The LEGO Batman Movie"
    Following its premiere in Hall H earlier this morning, Warner Bros. Pictures has brought online the new Comic Con trailer for "The LEGO Batman Movie". The focus here is very much on Batman's relationship with Robin - from the selection of his sideki…
    - 9 hours ago23 Jul 16, 11:15pm -
  • newCameron Talks "Avatar" Sequels, "Abyss" Blu
    Out talking up the 30th anniversary DVD/Blu-ray release of "Aliens" at Comic-Con on Saturday, filmmaker James Cameron spoke with Variety about his other upcoming projects and finally discussed the long awaited release of one of his old films.First…
    - 10 hours ago23 Jul 16, 11:03pm -
  • newFirst Trailer: FX's "X-Men" Series "Legion"
    FX has unveiled the first footage of its forthcoming "X-Men"-inspired drama series "Legion" which is being handled by "Fargo" showrunner Noah Hawley. The series marks the latest Marvel TV series and first for the studio on basic cable.Dan Stevens p…
    - 10 hours ago23 Jul 16, 11:01pm -
  • newNew Series Titled "Star Trek: Discovery"
    "Hannibal" and "Pushing Daisies" showrunner Bryan Fuller hosted today's "Star Trek" 50th anniversary panel in Hall H at Comic-Con where he teased a bit about the upcoming new "Star Trek" TV series which he is producing for CBS All Access.The offici…
    - 11 hours ago23 Jul 16, 10:02pm -
  • newComic Con Trailer: "Fantastic Beasts"
    Warner Bros. Pictures has released the official Comic-Con trailer for the highly-anticipated "Harry Potter" spin-off feature "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them".Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Colin…
    - 12 hours ago23 Jul 16, 9:01pm -
  • Trailer: Kong: Skull Island
    - 12 hours ago23 Jul 16, 8:38pm -


  • Natalie Dormer Finds New Thriller In Darkness
    She's co-written and will star in the tale of violence and vengeanceUsually to be found trying to finagle her way into power on Game Of Thrones, Natalie Dormer is working on something different for her next film, In Darkness.She’s co-written the s…
    - 29 Oct 15, 6:33pm -
  • Allison Janney Joins The Girl On The Train
    Playing a police detectiveEmily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Jared Leto and Justin Theroux are already all aboard, but The Girl On The Train is still accepting more passengers. Allison Janney is the latest to join the ensemble cast for Tat…
    - 29 Oct 15, 10:37am -
  • Kristen Stewart And Chloe Sevigny Circling Lizzie Borden Biopic
    It's a trick - get an axe!Played just this year and last in a pair of campy Christina Ricci movies for the Lifetime Channel, famous axe murderer Lizzie Borden is also heading to the cinema screen in yet another project. Belgian director Pieter Van H…
    - 29 Oct 15, 10:37am -
  • Kristen Stewart And Chole Sevigny Circling LIzzie Borden Biopic
    It's a trick - get an axe!Played just this year and last in a pair of campy Christina Ricci movies for the Lifetime Channel, famous axe murderer Lizzie Borden is also heading to the cinema screen in yet another project. Belgian director Pieter Van H…
    - 29 Oct 15, 10:07am -
  • Empire Issue Preview: The Revenant, The Hunger Games and Oscars 2016
    The new issue hits newsstandsThis month's new issue sees Empire braving the spaces between Arkham Asylum's walls to get up close and personal with the supervillains from David Ayer's hotly-anticipated Suicide Squad. From Jared Leto's Joker to Will Sm…
    - 29 Oct 15, 10:07am -
  • New Look At Suicide Squad's Killer Croc
    And Amanda Waller takes a sinister bowWorld meet the Suicide Squad, Suicide Squad meet... okay, never mind. Empire’s December issue debuts some of the most twisted, antisocial bunch of psychopaths we've ever run into - to paraphrase Ralph Meeker in…
    - 29 Oct 15, 9:51am -
  • Oldboy's Pom Klementieff Cast In Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
    She's been hired for a mystery roleWriter/director James Gunn is in Atlanta preparing to start shooting the next Guardians Of The Galaxy. While we might expect to learn a lot of casting information from him via Facebook, the first piece has actually…
    - 29 Oct 15, 12:06am -
  • New Trailer For The Night Before
    Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt get christ-mashedIt’s nearly November, so you’re in a Christmas mood, right? Even if not, you might be prepared to see the new – ish, there’s not a load of fresh footage – promo for Seth Rogen’s new sea…
    - 28 Oct 15, 11:51pm -
  • Peter Sarsgaard To Play Robert Kennedy In Jackie
    Starring opposite Natalie PortmanWe learned back in May of this year that Natalie Portman would be playing Jackie Kennedy in Jackie. Now we also know that Peter Sarsgaard is joining the film as Robert Kennedy.Jackie chronicles the four days in Kenne…
    - 28 Oct 15, 11:35pm -
  • Ash Vs. Evil Dead Scores A Second Season
    Before the first episode even arrivesAs Ash himself might say, “Groovy.” Mere days before it's set to premiere in the United States and a few other countries, Evil Dead TV series Ash Vs. Evil Dead has been renewed for a second season by American…
    - 28 Oct 15, 11:35pm -
  • Michelle Rodriguez Starring In Tomboy, A Revenger's Tale
    Sigourney Weaver will be a knife-happy surgeonWalter Hill is tackling gender reassignment themes in his next film, albeit in the guise of an action thriller. Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver are on board to star in Tomboy, A Revenger’s Tale…
    - 28 Oct 15, 5:56pm -
  • Exclusive: First Look At Will Smith’s Suicide Squad Cover
    Deadshot comes aliveDeadshot is the new American Sniper. Kinda. Will Smith’s troubled assassin is a marksman whose deadly aim is put into the service of Suicide Squad in David Ayer’s new comic-book movie, but a jutting-jawed patriot this guy emph…
    - 28 Oct 15, 5:56pm -

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  • 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…
    - 30 days ago24 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…
    - 83 days ago2 May 16, 5:43am -
  • Wikileaks Creates Searchable Database For Sony Leaks
    From the press release: 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 -
  • Francis L. Camacho Memorial Fund
    VFX artist Francis L. Camacho recently passed away in Montreal. His family has created a memorial fund that you can donate to.–X00.facebook While I didn’…
    - 10 Feb 15, 9:30pm -
  • VFX Artists Pen Piece Claiming Industry Discriminates Against Women
    TechCrunch posted an article by VFX artists Sonya Teich and Raqi Syed entitled Visual Effects: The Gender Bias Behind The Screen. The authors present a case that the reason for the low participation rate of women in the visual effects industry and…
    - 4 Feb 15, 11:10am -
  • The Irony As DreamWorks Closes PDI & Sheds 500 Jobs
    In the same week that ADAPT announced an end to its legal effort, DreamWorks Animation announced the closure of PDI and the shedding of 500 jobs. Sad news and you could cut the irony with a knife. ADAPT’s legal effort to mitigate the use of subsidi…
    - 23 Jan 15, 4:47am -
  • ADAPT Legal Effort On Subsidies Ends
    For the past year, Scott Ross and I (Daniel Lay), as well as others that cannot be named, have been lobbying the Visual Effects industry along with others to support the formation of ADAPT, a trade organization as well as a legal case that would pena…
    - 19 Jan 15, 8:48pm -
  • Keep Digging
    I was contacted by some in the media. The reporter admitted they lack the technical abilities which many of you VFX pros have to actually find out what’s out there in the Sony hack. This made me realize something: VFX pros are the only ones in the…
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