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  • newTHE SHANNARA CHRONICLES: Making Of by Mackevision
    Nice environment and magical work by Mackevision in this VFX making of about THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Mackevision: Dedicated page about THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES on Mackevision website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The…
    - 10 hours ago11 Feb 16, 3:05pm -
    Impressive first person trailer for HARDCORE HENRY: The VFX are made by: Hydraulx (VFX Supervisor : Colin Strause) Mammal Studios (VFX Supervisor : Gregory Oehler) Zero VFX (VFX Supervisor : Dan Cayer) Director: Ilya Naishuller Release Date: 8 April…
    - 17 hours ago11 Feb 16, 8:20am -
  • MPC FX Reel
    Really nice compilation of FX work by MPC featuring X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, INTO THE WOODS, MAN OF STEEL, LIFE OF PI and many more: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post MPC FX Reel appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 1 day ago10 Feb 16, 8:37pm -
    Lots of creatures and magic in this trailer for THE MONKEY KING – THE LEGEND BEGINS: The VFX are made by: Digital Idea Director: Pou-Soi Cheang Release Date: 30 November 2016 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post THE MONKEY KIN…
    - 2 days ago10 Feb 16, 12:00pm -
  • SSE “Pier”: Making Of by The Mill
    The Mill reveals in this making of how they created a full CG orangutan for this new commercial of SSE: WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Mill: Dedicated page about SSE “Pier” on The Mill website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post SSE “…
    - 2 days ago10 Feb 16, 9:00am -
  • POINT BREAK: VFX reel by UPP
    UPP presents their VFX work (with many breakdowns) for POINT BREAK (click on the picture below to watch it): © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post POINT BREAK: VFX reel by UPP appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 2 days ago9 Feb 16, 5:20pm -
    Kevin Spacey is a cat in this first teaser for NINE LIVES: The VFX are made by: Method Studios (VFX Supervisor : Erik De Boer) Rodeo FX The Production VFX Supervisor is Craig Hayes and the Production VFX Producer is Nicolas Bonnell. Director: Barry S…
    - 3 days ago9 Feb 16, 12:00pm -
  • FAR CRY PRIMAL “The Charge”
    Really nice advertising for FAR CRY PRIMAL that went through the future to the prehistoric time with the VFX made by Mikros Image: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post FAR CRY PRIMAL “The Charge” appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 3 days ago9 Feb 16, 10:25am -
  • WAR & PEACE: VFX Breakdown by BlueBolt
    BlueBolt delivers invisible VFX work for the 6 episodes of WAR & PEACE: WANT TO KNOW MORE? BlueBolt: Dedicated page about WAR & PEACE on BlueBolt website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post WAR & PEACE: VFX Breakdown by BlueBolt app…
    - 3 days ago8 Feb 16, 5:12pm -
    Bunch of new VFX shots in this Super Bowl trailer for TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES – OUT OF THE SHADOWS: The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisors : Pablo Helman & Robert Weaver) Director: Dave Green Release Date: 3 June 2016 (…
    - 4 days ago8 Feb 16, 11:00am -



  • Hollywood redux: the VFX of Hail, Caesar!
    Some great info and VFX breakdowns for the Coen bros film.
    - 19 hours ago11 Feb 16, 6:36am -
  • Anomalisa: hand-crafted visual effects
    It’s hard to think of a more real film than the stop-motion animated Anomalisa. Loved the way the VFX were crafted, too.
    - 2 days ago10 Feb 16, 8:44am -
  • Big night at the VES Awards
    fxguide has some of the best photos from the evening right here.
    - 8 days ago3 Feb 16, 7:07pm -
  • How they made that Chem Bros video
    I’m a long-time fan of The Chemical Brothers – they always make fun music videos and the new Wide Open promo is no exception. Find out how The Mill crafted this crazy one-shot clip at fxguide.
    - 11 days ago1 Feb 16, 6:16am -
  • Invisible fx: Creed, Point Break, Southpaw
    I have a long-running casual series on fxguide showcasing seamless invisible effects work – this latest piece looks at Creed, Point Break and Southpaw.
    - 12 days ago30 Jan 16, 10:31pm -
  • Creating Crimson Peak’s ghosts
    Really enjoyed covering Mr. X’s hybrid ghost visual effects for Crimson Peak.
    - 18 days ago24 Jan 16, 11:51pm -
  • The Force returns
    Head to for some in-depth coverage of the visual effects by ILM for The Force Awakens.
    - 18 days ago24 Jan 16, 11:16pm -
  • Masters of FX
    Check out my book, Masters of FX, from Ilex and Focal Press, which features interviews with 16 of the world’s best visual effects supervisors and a foreword by James Cameron. Updated: Now an ebook at Amazon or Apple iBooks for UK readers. Writing M…
    - 18 days ago24 Jan 16, 11:14pm -
  • New training at
    Pretty amazing term of VFX training right now at – Houdini, Katana, NUKE, Cinema 4D, After Effects and more.
    - 20 days ago23 Jan 16, 5:27am -
  • Keeping Krampus creepy
    The combined efforts of Weta Workshop and Weta Digital helped bring Krampus to life.
    - 20 days ago23 Jan 16, 3:35am -

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  • newNew "Batman v Superman" Trailer Photos
    Following in the wake of this morning's release of the final "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" trailer, here is a closer look at the new footage with around five dozen new screen captures from the clip which has a very Batman heavy focus. The fil…
    - 5 hours ago11 Feb 16, 8:16pm -
  • newNew Photos: "Game of Thrones: Season Six"
    HBO released the first photos from the upcoming sixth season of "Game of Thrones," the two dozen new shots coming just a little over two months before the premiere on April 24th.The new shots are decidedly vague, not revealing much of anything beyo…
    - 5 hours ago11 Feb 16, 8:03pm -
  • newEditors Talk "Force Awakens" Cut Scenes
    While we won't be getting an extended director's cut of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" when it hits Blu-ray and DVD, we are getting the chance to see some of the deleted scenes that director J.J. Abrams left on the cutting room floor.This week, edi…
    - 5 hours ago11 Feb 16, 8:02pm -
  • newFirst Look: "Smurfs: The Lost Village"
    Sony Pictures Animation has used USA Today to premiere the first photos from "Smurfs: The Lost Village," the upcoming reboot of the franchise which ditches the live-action elements in favor of a fully animated feature.Joe Manganiello plays the new…
    - 5 hours ago11 Feb 16, 8:01pm -
  • new"Guardians" Sequel New Logo, Stones Talk
    Production officially got underway today on Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" today in Atlanta. To celebrate the kick-off of filming, the movie's director James Gunn has provided fans with a first glimpse of the new logo via the set pic.Th…
    - 5 hours ago11 Feb 16, 7:57pm -
  • newFirst Trailer: The New "Roots" Mini-Series
    History has premiered the first trailer for "Roots," its upcoming four-night and eight-hour event series that remakes the classic TV mini-series that remains one of history's most watched U.S. broadcasts.The historical portrait of American slavery…
    - 5 hours ago11 Feb 16, 7:56pm -
  • newDisney XD Reveals "Lego Star Wars" Series
    Disney XD has announced plans for a summer premiere for "Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures," an animated adventure-comedy series that will introduce new heroes and villains to the "Star War" universe along with visiting a few familiar characte…
    - 5 hours ago11 Feb 16, 7:55pm -
  • newUbisoft Confirms "Assassin's Creed" Hiatus
    Ubisoft has now officially confirmed a report from a few weeks back that their flagship gaming series, "Assassin's Creed," will not score a new major title release this year after eight years of consistently producing at least one title per year.Hi…
    - 5 hours ago11 Feb 16, 7:54pm -
  • newFull Trailer: "The Huntsman: Winter's War"
    Universal Pictures has released the new full-length trailer for its upcoming fantasy tale "The Huntsman: Winter's War" trailer which sees Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth reprising their respective roles of the Evil Queen Ravenna and The Huntsman…
    - 9 hours ago11 Feb 16, 4:19pm -
  • newFirst Trailer: Costner & Oldman In "Criminal"
    Summit Entertainment and Millennium Films have released the first trailer for the heightened action-thriller "Criminal" which boasts quite the stellar cast. Ariel Vroman directs from a script by Douglas Cook and David Weisberg and the film opens Apr…
    - 9 hours ago11 Feb 16, 4:16pm -
  • newRed-Band Trailer: "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot"
    Continuing on this big day of trailers comes the new red-band trailer for the Tina Fey-led "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot". The war satire also stars Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, Billy Bob Thornton and Stephen Peacocke in the story of a jou…
    - 9 hours ago11 Feb 16, 4:03pm -
  • newPhoto Of "The Flash" Meeting "Supergirl"
    It was only last week that we got confirmation that The CW's "The Flash" and CBS' "Supergirl" would be crossing over, and now it's finally happening. Grant Gustin, who plays The Flash, has posted a photo of himself today alongside current Supergirl…
    - 9 hours ago11 Feb 16, 4:02pm -


  • 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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  • 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…
    - 6 Dec 14, 8:24pm -
  • Sony Hack Reveals Croner VFX Animation & Games Industry Wages
    Yesterday 25GB of data in the sony hack was made available for download. The data unfortunately contains extremely sensitive and personal information. If you worked at Sony it’s pretty safe to say your private information including your ssn have b…
    - 4 Dec 14, 6:08am -
  • Sony Hack May Reveal Sensitive Imageworks VFX Info
    Just arrived back to the US after a trip to Australia and as many of you know, there was quite a big story concerning a data security breach at Sony Pictures. A text file was released containing a huge list of names of file the hackers claimed to…
    - 3 Dec 14, 3:13am -