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  • newGODZILLA: VFX Breakdown by MPC
    Don’t miss this really cool VFX breakdown by MPC about their work on GODZILLA: WANT TO KNOW MORE? MPC: Dedicated page about GODZILLA on MPC website. Guillaume Rocheron: My interview of Guillaume Rocheron, VFX Supervisor. Ferran Domenech: My intervi…
    - 4 hours ago24 Nov 14, 6:22pm -
  • newThe Top 10 Special FX of 2014 by Wired
    Wired and Mike Seymour purpose their top 10 for the VFX of 2014. INTERSTELLAR is 3, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY in 2 and for the 1st place, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. What’s yours? © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 7 hours ago24 Nov 14, 3:17pm -
  • JURASSIC WORLD
    The park is about to open. Here is a short teaser for JURASSIC WORLD: The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisor : Tim Alexander) Image Engine Tippett Studio Director: Colin Trevorrow Release Date: 12 June 2015 (USA) © Vincent Fre…
    - 1 day ago23 Nov 14, 12:00pm -
  • DESTINY: The Dark Below Prologue
    Nice CG cinematic for the prologue of The Dark Below the first expansion of DESTINY: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 2 days ago22 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
  • THE HOBBIT “Last Goodbye”
    Nice and touching music video by Billy Boyd full of Weta Digital work on LORD OF THE RINGS and THE HOBBIT sagas and also cool behind the scenes footages: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 3 days ago22 Nov 14, 9:33am -
  • Goldtooth Creative Company Reel
    Beautiful showreel by Goldtooth Creative full of great game cinematics and motion design work. Have a look at it here: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 3 days ago21 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • ENTER THE GAME by Dior
    “Enter the Game” is a classy video by Dior featuring Marion Cotillard and the VFX made by Mac Guff: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Mac Guff: Dedicated page about ENTER THE GAME on Mac Guff website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 3 days ago21 Nov 14, 1:14pm -
  • ENTITY: VFX breakdown
    Nice VFX breakdown by Image in Work of their work on the shortfilm, ENTITY: CREDITS Visual Effects Supervisor and Lead VFX Artist : JEAN-PHILIPPE FERRE VFX Producer : LAURENT FUMERON 3D Astronaut : PHILIPPE GONZALEZ, MICHAEL YON and TEO SAINTIER 3D S…
    - 4 days ago20 Nov 14, 3:06pm -
  • THE TRANSPORTER – Season 2
    Excellent opening title designed and created by Brett & Cie for the new season of THE TRANSPORTER: CREDITS Directed by Laurent Brett Starring Chris Vance and Violante Placido Story-board : Dominique Carrara Original designs Jeremy Tosseghini/Arnaud L…
    - 4 days ago20 Nov 14, 10:14am -
  • ATLANTIS – Series 2: Rope bridge making of
    BBC have released this making of about the creation by Vine FX of a rope bridge for the Series 2 of ATLANTIS: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Vine FX: Dedicated page about ATLANTIS Series 2 on Vine FX website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 5 days ago19 Nov 14, 3:00pm -

fxguide

  • the vfx show #192: Interstellar
    Mike Seymour, Zap Andersson and Andrew Usher discuss the science, story and visual effects in the most anticipated science fiction film of the year, Interstellar.
    - 3 days ago21 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
  • Interstellar: inside the black art
    How Double Negative used cutting edge science for the VFX & visualizations in Interstellar.
    - 6 days ago19 Nov 14, 4:27am -
  • What’s The Foundry buying? The Tech of ADF
    You may not know Adaptively Distance Fields (ADF) by name, but you almost certainly use them. Mitsubishi's (MERL) closely held tech - from fonts to games to drawing, we explain why The Foundry really wants it.
    - 11 days ago13 Nov 14, 4:00pm -
  • Blackmagic ‘relaunches’ Fusion
    It wasn't a question of "if?", but "when?" In move reminicent of Resolve, Blackmagic has released a free Windows version of Fusion and dropped the price of a more feature-rich version to $995.
    - 14 days ago10 Nov 14, 7:02pm -
  • Fabricating The Flash
    Find out how Encore Hollywood is using feature film techniques to bring The Flash to the small screen.
    - 14 days ago10 Nov 14, 10:36am -
  • Apes, Game of Thrones take major HPA vfx awards
    The 9th annual HPA Awards have been announced - see the full list of winners here.
    - 15 days ago9 Nov 14, 11:18pm -
  • The making of that live action Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare spot
    Go behind the scenes of the launch trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
    - 18 days ago7 Nov 14, 12:42am -
  • fxguidetv #197: Disney Animation’s Feast
    We talk to Patrick Osborne, director of the Walt Disney Animation Studios' new short film Feast, which is playing in front of Big Hero 6.
    - 18 days ago7 Nov 14, 12:15am -
  • the vfx show #191: Birdman
    Mike Seymour, Adam Lisagor and Ian Failes discuss the invisible VFX and unique cinematography in Birdman.
    - 18 days ago6 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
  • Xsens’ new clothes
    The story behind Xsens new MVN suits and software/hardware upgrades.
    - 20 days ago4 Nov 14, 8:09pm -
  • fxpodcast #285: Digital human league
    This week we talk to Chaos Group's Christopher Nichols about the creation of a Digital Human League with key VFX industry members aimed at further research and discussion into synthetic human faces.
    - 21 days ago3 Nov 14, 10:01pm -
  • Rodeo helps Birdman soar with invisible fx
    How Rodeo FX helped the Birdman filmmakers construct seamless shots and get inside the mind of Michael Keaton.
    - 27 days ago29 Oct 14, 12:54am -

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  • newOscar Isaac Is Apocalypse In "X-Men"
    Oscar Isaac ("Inside Llewyn Davis") has closed a deal for the role of the titular villain in Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Apocalypse" at 20th Century Fox.Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult and more are all expected back f…
    - 3 hours ago24 Nov 14, 7:20pm -
  • new"Star Wars" First Spin-Off Plot Rumors
    Whilst all the talk today is about the 88-second teaser trailer release for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in select cinemas this Friday, a new rumor has emerged over at Slashfilm which claims to have scored early details on what the storyline could…
    - 4 hours ago24 Nov 14, 6:17pm -
  • newAmazon Black Friday Week Deals: Nov. 24th
    The first day of Amazon.com's Black Friday week holiday sales is here with the biggest discounts you'll see all year in Blu-ray films, Blu-ray TV boxsets and console game sales. Below are the best bargains on offer so far in those categories.This…
    - 4 hours ago24 Nov 14, 6:05pm -
  • newGame Trailer: "Arkham Knight" Infiltration
    Warners and Rocksteady have released the first in a three-part series of trailers showing off a sequence from the highly anticipated 2015 video game title "Batman: Arkham Knight" which hits stores in June. The second trailer will be released next M…
    - 5 hours ago24 Nov 14, 5:15pm -
  • newBlofeld Rumors Re-Emerge For "Bond 24"
    The other week came word that Christoph Waltz would be playing the villain in the upcoming twenty-fourth James Bond film. At the time, there were also rumors that he might be playing Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the evil head of SPECTRE who was the main an…
    - 5 hours ago24 Nov 14, 5:12pm -
  • newPhotos Of Copperhead In "Gotham"
    The first photos are out of South African-born, New Zealand and U.S.-based actress Lesley-Ann Brandt as Batman comic villain Larissa Diaz (aka. Copperhead) in FOX's "Gotham" via The Wrap. Copperhead makes her debut in tonight's mid-season finale epi…
    - 5 hours ago24 Nov 14, 5:08pm -
  • new"Star Wars" Trailer Hitting Select Cinemas
    Regal Entertainment Group has announced that "Star Wars" fans will be among the first to see the first trailer for J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" which will debut this Friday in the United States in a select group of theaters.…
    - 7 hours ago24 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
  • newChristian Bale Jealous Of Affleck's Batman
    For much of the past decade, the name Batman has been synonymous with one man - Christian Bale. Having played Bruce Wayne and the Caped Crusader for all three films in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" trilogy, Bale was the rock on which that en…
    - 7 hours ago24 Nov 14, 2:51pm -
  • newFull Trailer: Dreamworks Animation's "Home"
    Yahoo Movies has premiered the full trailer for DreamWorks Animation's sci-fi comedy "Home" which will be released in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D on March 27th. Based on Adam Rex's book "The True Meaning of Smekday," the film stars the voices of Jim Parsons,…
    - 7 hours ago24 Nov 14, 2:49pm -
  • new"Bond 24" To Shoot Around Rome
    New details have emerged regarding some filming on the upcoming twenty-fourth film in the James Bond series.As previously indicated, some of the production on the fourth screen outing for Daniel Craig's version of 007 is scheduled to take place in…
    - 8 hours ago24 Nov 14, 2:37pm -
  • newBlack Canary Gets An "Arrow" Trilogy
    Last week came the reveal of Katie Cassidy's Laurel Lance dressed in her Black Canary outfit. Fans of the show have long been wondering when we will see the full transformation and Laurel's onscreen debut in the outfit. Turns out the first couple o…
    - 8 hours ago24 Nov 14, 2:36pm -
  • newFirst Photos: Hugh Jackman In "Pan"
    The first photos have been released of Hugh Jackman and Levi Miller as the pirate Blackbeard and a young Peter Pan in Joe Wright's upcoming "Pan" via Entertainment Weekly. Described as an origin tale of J.M. Barrie's boy who never grew up, the story…
    - 8 hours ago24 Nov 14, 2:30pm -

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  • newOscar Isaac Is Apocalypse
    In Bryan Singer's X-Men: ApocalypseOscar Isaac’s not doing too badly for himself right now. He was the subject of awards chatter for Inside Llewyn Davis. He’s garnering plenty of kudos for A Most Violent Year. Oh, and he’s in that there Star Wa…
    - 8 mins ago24 Nov 14, 10:04pm -
  • newFirst Look At Empire's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Covers
    New cover revealed: Tauriel, Legolas and ThranduilUpdate #3 Like Grandma Empire gossiping at the post office, we’re happy to say that we’ve got our ‘elf this month. Three of them in fact, each adorning the third newsstand copy of January’s P…
    - 4 hours ago24 Nov 14, 6:12pm -
  • newFirst Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer To Arrive This Week
    Will US cinemagoers get the first reveal?There are not many movie trailers so exciting that their very launch date alone warrants frenzied internet speculation, but Star Wars: The Force Awakens is no ordinary movie. The speculation and counter-specul…
    - 5 hours ago24 Nov 14, 5:25pm -
  • newNew Home Trailer Lands
    Do not drink the lemonadeOne trailer for DreamWorks Animation’s new extra-terrestrial comedy adventure Home arrived online back in June. Here’s the new promo, which once again plays up the buddy bonding aspects between the main alien critter and…
    - 5 hours ago24 Nov 14, 5:25pm -
  • newNew Jekyll & Hyde Drama Planned
    Charlie Higson has cooked up a period takeIf it seems only a few years since someone created a new televised take on Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr Hyde, that’s because it was, thanks to Steven Moffat’s Jekyll in…
    - 6 hours ago24 Nov 14, 4:39pm -
  • newPan Images Fly Online
    Get a look at Hugh Jackman's BlackbeardWe’ve already had brief glimpses of the Pan cast thanks to this summer’s Ice Bucket Challenge and a selfie from Hugh Jackman in the makeup chair. But now the first proper look at Jackman’s Blackbeard and L…
    - 6 hours ago24 Nov 14, 4:24pm -
  • newFar From The Madding Crowd's First Trailer Online
    Carey Mulligan has a Hardy day's nightHaving ticked off Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and F. Scott Fitzgerald from her period adaptations to-do list, Carey Mulligan's latest literary endeavour springs from the pen of Thomas Hardy. Far From The Madding…
    - 8 hours ago24 Nov 14, 2:20pm -
  • newFirst Look At Empire's The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Cover
    The eagles have landed...The new issue of Empire - a once-in-a-lifetime limited-edition guest-edited by Peter Jackson - hits newsstands on Thursday with five limited edition covers marking The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies. We'll be debuting…
    - 11 hours ago24 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • newJerry Bruckheimer Sets Global Frequency At Fox
    Adapting Warren Ellis comics for TVWhile they clearly have enormous plans for the cinema, Warner Bros. are continuing to plunder their DC comics catalogue for TV projects too. Like Gotham, one of their next major projects will be set up for the Fox c…
    - 12 hours ago24 Nov 14, 10:13am -
  • newThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Flies High At The US Box Office
    But it's still the franchise's lowest domestic openingThere was good news and bad news for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 at the box office this weekend. First the good: with $123 million at US cinemas alone (and $275 million worldwide so f…
    - 12 hours ago24 Nov 14, 10:13am -
  • newFirst Trailer For Strange Magic
    Elf and safetyA couple of weeks ago, the world at large learned of the existence of Strange Magic, an animated adventure based on an idea by George Lucas that had quietly been developing at his Lucasfilm company under the aegis of director Gary Rydst…
    - 12 hours ago24 Nov 14, 10:13am -
  • newExclusive Hobbit Behind-The-Scenes Still
    Thorin da housePeter Jackson has edited the upcoming issue of Empire - on newsagents' shelves next week (November 27) - and to celebrate, there will be an ever-so-tantalising drip feed of Hobbity goodness here on EmpireOnline.com. Yesterday, there wa…
    - 12 hours ago24 Nov 14, 10:13am -

vfx soldier

  • Variety’s MPC Puff Piece Reveals VFX Industry Woes; Few Solutions
    Technicolor, owner of London VFX house MPC, is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary. Variety has come out with a series of puff pieces to showcase the company and one piece was on how MPC values it’s artists: Moving Picture Co. Finds Valuing Artist…
    - 18 days ago6 Nov 14, 10:39pm -
  • Where Are The Women In VFX?
    Marvel’s Vice President of Post Production Victoria Alonso was a speaker at this week’s VES Summit where she asked “where are the girls?” and called for more women to work in VFX. In Variety’s report, she spoke about how lowering the gende…
    - 34 days ago22 Oct 14, 7:32am -
  • VFX Artist Michael Scott Seriously Injured
    VFX Artist Michael Scott has been very vocal about VFX issues on twitter. Michael was seriously injured after he was hit by a car: During a break from work, Michael Scott was walking to get dinner when a car jumped the curb and pinned him to a concre…
    - 54 days ago1 Oct 14, 5:59pm -
  • Deluxe Entertainment “Currently Vulnerable To Default”
    If you work at Stereo D, Method Studios, Encore Hollywood, or Iloura (list updated per comments below) you may have been aware about some recent news concerning parent company Deluxe Entertainment’s credit rating being downgraded by Standard & Poor…
    - 76 days ago10 Sep 14, 8:05am -
  • LA Siggraph Panel: State Of The VFX Industry
    This sunday I’ll be at the VFX BBQ by the VFX Progress Group. Later in the week on Tuesday I’ll be at OTIS college to attend a LA Siggraph panel on the state of the VFX Industry: When: Tuesday September 9th 2014 7:30-10pm Location: Otis College…
    - 82 days ago3 Sep 14, 9:38pm -
  • As CA Film Subsidy Passes, MPAA Prepares To Raise Stakes
    If you read through the posts on this blog about film subsidies one trend should be abundantly clear: Hollywood studios will take one government’s offer and game it against others in the hopes of increasing and maximizing the total amount of free t…
    - 83 days ago3 Sep 14, 5:39am -
  • VFX BBQ
    The VFX Progress Group will be having a BBQ that anyone is invited to attend. I will be there to answer any questions and help lobby for support of ADAPT’s legal effort: Veterans Memorial Park 4117 Overland Ave Culver City, CA 90230 Sunday, Septemb…
    - 89 days ago27 Aug 14, 6:01pm -
  • Trade Provision Supporting ADAPT Legal Effort In AB1839
    Big news came last week as CA bill AB1839 was amended: An amendment to proposed legislation to expand California’s film and TV tax credit urges trade action as a response to countries that have lured visual effects firms away with the promise of ge…
    - 90 days ago26 Aug 14, 4:44pm -
  • Sin Equity 2
    The gods have spoken: #vfx companies shall not hold equity in films, for verily shalt they perish from the earth. — bengrossmann (@bengrossmann) August 24, 2014 So much news about Prime Focus, so little time! I have yet to post my thoughts on the D…
    - 91 days ago26 Aug 14, 5:23am -
  • John Textor Demands Apology From VFX Soldier
    After my last post I received two emails from former Digital Domain 2.0 CEO John Textor. The contents of both emails were the same and posted below. The only difference between the two emails was the first one was sent with the subject “Blog” an…
    - 98 days ago18 Aug 14, 4:28pm -