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  • newVENOM: Paul Franklin – Overall VFX Supervisor – DNEG
    In 2015, Paul Franklin talked to us about DNEG's work on INTERSTELLAR. He then worked on MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION, THE ONES BELOW, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, BLADE RUNNER 2049 and FIRST MAN.The post VENOM: Paul Franklin – Overall VFX Su…
    - 12 hours ago18 Oct 18, 4:00pm -
  • ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: VFX Making of by WIRED
    Interesting video by WIRED featuring Danielle Costa, vice president of visual effects for Marvel Studios, talking about the VFX work (by Scanline VFX, DNEG, Cinesite, Digital Domain, Method Studios, Luma Pictures and more) on ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: WA…
    - 15 hours ago18 Oct 18, 1:00pm -
  • FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD
    Brand new featurette for FANTASTIC BEASTS – THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD: The VFX are made by: DNEG (VFX Supervisor: Tom Proctor) Framestore (VFX Supervisors: Andy Kind & Nicolas Chevallier) Method Studios (VFX Supervisor: Nordin Rahhali) Image Engine…
    - 18 hours ago18 Oct 18, 10:00am -
  • THE PREDATOR: Matt Sloan – Overall VFX Supervisor
    Matt Sloan began his career in visual effects in the early 2000s. He has worked on many projects such as DISTRICT 9, AVATAR, THE MARTIAN and MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE.The post THE PREDATOR: Matt Sloan – Overall VFX Supervisor appeared first on T…
    - 1 day ago17 Oct 18, 4:00pm -
  • THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING
    Here is the first trailer for THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING: The VFX are made by: DNEG (VFX Supervisors: Joel Green & Antoine Moulineau) Rodeo FX (VFX Supervisors: Alexandre Lafortune & Laurent Gillet) Peerless (VFX Supervisor: Marc Hutchings) TPO VFX (V…
    - 2 days ago17 Oct 18, 2:00pm -
  • ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: VFX Breakdown by Cinesite
    Cinesite have just released the VFX Breakdown about their work on ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Cinesite: Dedicated page about ANT-MAN AND THE WASP on Cinesite website. Stephane Paris: My interview of Stephane Paris, VFX Supervisor at Cine…
    - 2 days ago17 Oct 18, 12:08pm -
  • BLEACH: Doi Atsushi – VFX Supervisor – Digital Frontier
    Doi Atsushi began his career in the visual effects in 1997 at Digital Frontier. He has worked on many films such as DEATH NOTE, GANTZ, I AM A HERO and INUYASHIKI.The post BLEACH: Doi Atsushi – VFX Supervisor – Digital Frontier appeared first on…
    - 2 days ago16 Oct 18, 4:00pm -
  • ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: VFX Breakdown by DNEG
    Be sure to watch this really cool VFX Breakdown by DNEG about their work on ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: WANT TO KNOW MORE? DNEG: Dedicated page about ANT-MAN AND THE WASP on DNEG website. Alessandro Ongaro: My interview of Alessandro Ongaro, VFX Supervisor…
    - 3 days ago16 Oct 18, 2:00pm -
  • THE 12TH MAN: VFX Breakdown by Storm Studios
    Norwegian company Storm Studios have released the VFX Breakdown about their work on THE 12TH MAN: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post THE 12TH MAN: VFX Breakdown by Storm Studios appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 3 days ago16 Oct 18, 1:00pm -
  • TOM CLANCY’S JACK RYAN – Season 1: VFX Reel by El Ranchito
    Spanish studio El Ranchito have released this VFX reel about their work on the drones sequences for TOM CLANCY’S JACK RYAN: WANT TO KNOW MORE? El Ranchito: Dedicated page about TOM CLANCY’S JACK RYAN on El Ranchito website. © Vincent Frei – Th…
    - 3 days ago15 Oct 18, 4:00pm -

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  • newThe miniatures of ‘First Man’
    For Thrillist, I asked Ian Hunter about the models and miniatures work in First Man. Look out for more of my coverage soon on the film at VFX Voice.
    - 2 hours ago19 Oct 18, 1:50am -
  • Inside ILM’s art department
    For VFX Voice, members of ILM’s art department ran down how it all works there. They create stunning stuff!
    - 2 days ago16 Oct 18, 8:21pm -
  • Recommended viewing from animation pros
    For Cartoon Brew, I asked a bunch of animation pros what they would recommend to readers. The result is some pretty cool material to check out.
    - 7 days ago11 Oct 18, 9:48pm -
  • ILM’s Hal Hickel on the symbiotic relationship between actor and animator
    At the recent Trojan Horse was a Unicorn event in Malta, I had the opportunity to sit down with ILM animation supervisor Hal Hickel for a THU TV interview. We talked about the wealth of CG characters Hickel has overseen which began with live action a…
    - 9 days ago10 Oct 18, 3:04am -
  • The many visages of Venom
    DNEG had a lot to do for Venom, not just the main CG symbiote humanoid. Here’s my take at Cartoon Brew.
    - 10 days ago8 Oct 18, 8:22pm -
  • Antz, 20 years on!
    Had a blast chatting to some of the crew from PDI/Dreamworks’ Antz for the film’s 20th anniversary. Check it out at Cartoon Brew.
    - 14 days ago4 Oct 18, 10:44pm -
  • Big tech from a small studio
    Here’s how Gradient Effects helped make the short film Megan, in a new piece at VFX Voice. 
    - 16 days ago2 Oct 18, 10:56pm -
  • SIGGRAPH Asia in Tokyo: a sneak peek at the VFX talks
    It’s not long now until SIGGRAPH Asia hits Tokyo. The computer graphics event begins December 4th, and runs at the Tokyo International Forum until December 7th. SIGGRAPH Asia will have some fantastic talks, papers, displays and experiences for atte…
    - 16 days ago2 Oct 18, 5:51pm -
  • Come for the VIEW, stay for the workshops and masterclasses
    Here at vfxblog, we’ve already previewed a bunch of great talks set to happen at the VIEW conference in Turin, which takes place 22-26 October. But there’s also a wealth of workshops and masterclasses on offer during the event. Here’s our top f…
    - 19 days ago30 Sep 18, 9:37am -
  • New VFX Voice is out!
    In the Fall 2018 issue of VFX Voice, I wrote about VFX problem solving, sharks, Oz and NZ VFX, What Dreams May Come, stuntvis and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. A really great issue!
    - 21 days ago27 Sep 18, 7:04pm -

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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…
    - 39 days ago10 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…
    - 39 days ago10 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…
    - 39 days ago10 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…
    - 39 days ago10 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…
    - 39 days ago9 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…
    - 39 days ago9 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…
    - 39 days ago9 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…
    - 39 days ago9 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…
    - 40 days ago9 Sep 18, 12:33am -
  • Gibbons Gives HBO’s “Watchmen” His Approval

    - 40 days ago8 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…
    - 40 days ago8 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…
    - 40 days ago8 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: 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 -