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    More destructions and monsters in this TV Spot for GODZILLA – KING OF MONSTERS! The VFX are made by: MPC (VFX Supervisor: Robert Winter) DNEG (VFX Supervisor: Brian Connor) Method Studios (VFX Supervisor: Daryl Sawchuk) Raynault VFX (VFX Supervisor…
    - 19 hours ago20 Feb 19, 4:00pm -
  • BMW – Legend: Making of by MPC
    MPC have released a making of about their VFX work on this BMW commercial: BMW – Legend WANT TO KNOW MORE? MPC: Dedicated page about BWM – Legnd on MPC website. CREDITS BMW Vice President of Marketing BMW of North America: Trudy Hardy Head of Bra…
    - 21 hours ago20 Feb 19, 2:00pm -
    Here is a featurette about the Elton John biopic, ROCKETMAN! The VFX are made by: Cinesite (VFX Supervisors: Stephane Paris & Holger Voss) Nvizage Director: Dexter Fletcher Release Date: 31 May 2019 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2019T…
    - 23 hours ago20 Feb 19, 12:00pm -
  • SOLO – A STAR WARS STORY: The work of ILM by BBC Click
    Come discover the work of Industrial Light & Magic on SOLO – A STAR WARS STORY explain by VFX Supervisor Julian Foddy in this really cool video by BBC Click: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Industrial Light & Magic: Dedicated page about SOLO – A STAR WARS STO…
    - 2 days ago19 Feb 19, 12:00pm -
  • JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN: Angela Barson – VFX Supervisor – BlueBolt
    In 2015, Angela Barson told us about BlueBlot's work on THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.. She then worked on films such as SPECTRE, NOW YOU SEE ME 2, WAR MACHINE and ENTEBBE.The post JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN: Angela Barson – VFX Supervisor – BlueBolt…
    - 3 days ago18 Feb 19, 4:00pm -
    Here is a new TV Spot for POKEMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU! The VFX are made by: MPC (VFX Supervisor: Pete Dionne) Framestore (VFX Supervisor: Jonathan Fawkner) Image Engine Proof The Production VFX Supervisor is Erik Nordby. Director: Rob Letterman Release…
    - 3 days ago18 Feb 19, 2:00pm -
  • GOD OF WAR: Making of by Unit Image
    French studio Unit Image presents their work on this GOD OF WAR commercial: GOD OF WAR – COMMERCIAL WANT TO KNOW MORE? Unit Image: Dedicated page about GOD OF WAR on Unit Image website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2019The post GOD OF WA…
    - 3 days ago18 Feb 19, 12:00pm -
    Really cool new trailer for TRIPLE FRONTIER! The VFX are made by: DNEG (VFX Supervisor: Chris Keller) Method Studios (VFX Supervisor: Gong Myung Lee) East Side Effects Shade VFX The Production VFX Supervisor is Mark Russell. Director: J.C. Chandor Re…
    - 5 days ago16 Feb 19, 5:00pm -
    Can’t wait to play to ANTHEM? Be sure to watch this really cool short film directed by Neill Blomkamp. The Overall VFX Supervisor is Chris Harvey and the VFX work is done by UPP (supervised by Viktor Muller): © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX –…
    - 6 days ago15 Feb 19, 2:00pm -
    Oh yeah! Tim Miller and David Fincher are teaming up for this adult animation serie, LOVE, DEATH & ROBOTS: Release Date: 15 March 2019 (Netflix) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2019The post LOVE, DEATH & ROBOTS appeared first on The Art of VF…
    - 7 days ago14 Feb 19, 8:00pm -



  • Dean DeBlois on the tech of the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ series
    Had a blast chatting to Dean about the latest film, and the tech over the entire series. Read my interview at Cartoon Brew.
    - 2 days ago19 Feb 19, 12:46am -
  • 3D Artist and Alita
    For 3D Artist magazine, I talked to Weta Digital about their work on Alita: Battle Angel.
    - 8 days ago13 Feb 19, 6:00pm -
  • The state of play with digital actors
    For Cartoon Brew, I jumped into the recent slurry of cg humans / digital actors in all sorts of places – in film, tv, commercials, real-time and even live venues.
    - 13 days ago8 Feb 19, 7:11pm -
  • The VFX of Mary Poppins Returns
    For VFX Voice, I asked Mary Poppins Returns vfx supervisor Matt Johnson about practical fx, combining 2D animated characters with live-action, and other work in the film.
    - 22 days ago29 Jan 19, 11:24pm -
  • New VirtuCamera app to make your films
    For Cartoon Brew, I covered this Gremlin short, which used a new VirtuCamera iPhone to Maya app to help block scenes.
    - 24 days ago28 Jan 19, 8:01pm -
  • I’m pretty sure you can’t pack much more into this crazy weekend of visual effects in Vancouver
    Did you see Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and want to know how it was made? Did you see Mary Poppins Returns and wonder how they combined 2D animation and live action? Did you see Roma and not realise there were any visual effects in it at all? A…
    - 27 days ago25 Jan 19, 3:14am -
  • Outlaw King’s invisible fx
    For VFX Voice, a chat with the team behind the visual effects of Outlaw King.
    - 28 days ago24 Jan 19, 3:52am -
  • A seriously fantastic beast
    A look at Framestore’s work for The Crimes of Grindelwald, at VFX Voice.  
    - 35 days ago17 Jan 19, 1:05am -
  • Marwen’s digital dolls (which still utilised live action)
    For Cartoon Brew, I broke down how Atomic Fiction (now Method Studios) made the digital doll scenes for Welcome to Marwen by still relying on some great live action and virtual production techniques.
    - 39 days ago13 Jan 19, 10:18pm -
  • Isle of Dogs and VFX
    Every single frame of Isle of Dogs was touched by VFX, making for a great combination between hand-animated stop-motion, sets, and digital artistry. Read more in my VFX Voice story.
    - 43 days ago9 Jan 19, 7:09pm -

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  • Williams Still Wants To Be In “Star Wars”
    Despite having his role cut and replaced by Paul Bettany, actor Michael K. Williams says he holds no grudges against the “Star Wars” franchise and hopes to one day return. Williams took on the role of the villain Dryden Vos in “Solo: A Star War…
    - 10 Sep 18, 5:44am -
  • CBS’ Moonves Exits As More Allegations Hit
    CBS Corp. is reportedly preparing to announce the departure of chief executive officer Les Moonves as the media mogul faces a fresh round of allegations of sexual harassment. Six additional women have come forward to accuse Moonves of harassment or a…
    - 10 Sep 18, 12:53am -
  • Hammer: “Call Me” Sequel Will Happen
    Appearing at the Toronto Film Festival to promote “Hotel Mumbai,” actor Armie Hammer was asked about how the teased “Call Me By Your Name” sequel is coming along, and from the sounds of if things are progressing. Late last year, during promot…
    - 10 Sep 18, 12:29am -
  • Dwayne Johnson’s Father Gets A Biopic
    Toronto-based indie filmmakers Jonathan and Justin Gajewski are reportedly developing “Ring King,” a biopic about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s father and Canadian wrestling superstar Rocky Johnson. Born and raised in Nova Scotia as Wade Doug…
    - 10 Sep 18, 12:27am -
  • “The Nun” Has A Massive Box-Office Opening
    Reviews were terrible, but that didn’t stop people turning out for “The Conjuring” spin-off “The Nun” which easily took the top spot at the weekend box-office with a franchise-best $53.5 million opening over the three day weekend. The story…
    - 9 Sep 18, 6:54pm -
  • “Swamp Thing” To Be A Hard R And Practical
    “Titans” is the first of the three commissioned live-action series for the DC Universe streaming service and has been in production for many months ahead of its debut on October 12th. “Doom Patrol” recently kicked off filming and is looking l…
    - 9 Sep 18, 6:42pm -
  • Jeremy Renner Teases His “Avengers” Return
    Reshoots have just kicked off on the untitled fourth “Avengers” movie and Jeremy Renner, the most notable absentee in “Avengers: Infinity War,” has taken to Instagram to tease his return to the role Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye (or Ronin?). W…
    - 9 Sep 18, 6:33pm -
  • “Halloween” Draws Great Reviews In Toronto
    While reviews for “The Predator” were mixed out of Toronto, reviews for the new “Halloween” whichi screened last night were much more positive with plenty of them calling it a return to form for the series. Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Pr…
    - 9 Sep 18, 6:23pm -
  • Theater Owners Want Netflix To Do Cinema Runs
    North American Theater Owners president and CEO John Fithian, representing exhibitors at the Toronto Film Festival this week, has urged Netflix to follow the lead of rival Amazon and show their movies at the local multiplex. Talking with THR, Fithian…
    - 9 Sep 18, 12:33am -
  • Gibbons Gives HBO’s “Watchmen” His Approval

    - 8 Sep 18, 10:07pm -
  • Taylor-Joy Comments On “New Mutants” Reshoots
    At the start of the year, 20th Century Fox did something unexpected with its “X-Men” spin-off film “The New Mutants” film. Having already begun marketing the film with a trailer and key art, they ended up delaying it from its planned April re…
    - 8 Sep 18, 9:31pm -
  • Cuaron’s “Roma” Wins The Venice Film Fest
    Filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron’s acclaimed and deeply personal black-and-white drama “Roma” has taken home the Gold Lion at the 2018 Venice Film Festival. The story follows two domestic workers caring for a small family in 1970s Mexico City and is cu…
    - 8 Sep 18, 8:52pm -

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  • VFX pro to testify for trade action on VFX subsidies in NAFTA renegotiations
    Update: You can donate to Eric here: 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: 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 -