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    Really nice VFX Breakdown by Rodeo FX about their work on MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN (click on the picture below to watch it): WANT TO KNOW MORE? Rodeo FX: Dedicated page about MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN on Rodeo…
    - 19 hours ago8 Dec 16, 7:00pm -
    Tim Burke is working in the visual effects for the past thirty years. He won an Oscar for the Best VFX for GLADIATOR. He supervised the VFX of 7 of the 8 Harry Potter movie. After a trip in the jungle with LEGEND OF TARZAN, he is back in the Harry Po…
    - 22 hours ago8 Dec 16, 4:00pm -
    Here is the teaser trailer for BAYWATCH: The VFX are made by: Hydraulx (VFX Supervisor: Colin Strause) Director: Seth Gordon Release Date: 19 May 2017 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post BAYWATCH appeared first on The Art of VF…
    - 1 day ago8 Dec 16, 1:00pm -
  • ARROW: Best of VFX by Zoic Studios
    Zoic Studios presents a compilation of their best VFX work on the five seasons of ARROW: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post ARROW: Best of VFX by Zoic Studios appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 1 day ago8 Dec 16, 10:41am -
  • LEAGUE OF GODS: VFX Breakdown by Gimpville
    Gimpville have released the VFX breakdown about their work on LEAGUE OF GODS: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post LEAGUE OF GODS: VFX Breakdown by Gimpville appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 2 days ago7 Dec 16, 7:00pm -
    Get ready for the trailer of SPIDER-MAN – HOMECOMING tomorrow! The VFX are made by: Digital Domain (VFX Supervisor: Lou Pecora) Sony Pictures Imageworks (VFX Supervisor: Theo Bialek) Trixter (VFX Supervisor: Dominik Zimmerle) The Production VFX Sup…
    - 2 days ago7 Dec 16, 6:00pm -
  • RUST AND BONE: Making of by Mikros Image
    Mikros Image presents their invisible work in this making of for RUST AND BONE: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Mikros Image: My interview of Cedric Fayolle, VFX Supervisor at Mikros Image. CREDITS Superviseur des effets visuels : Cédric Fayolle Directice des af…
    - 2 days ago7 Dec 16, 1:00pm -
    Here is the first trailer for SPECTRAL: The VFX are made by: Weta Digital Hydraulx Director: Nic Mathieu Release Date: 9 December 2016 (Netflix) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post SPECTRAL appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 2 days ago7 Dec 16, 9:00am -
  • FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM: Christian Manz – Overall VFX Supervisor – Framestore
    In 2014, Christian Manz gave insight on his role as VFX Supervisor and leading Framestore's work on DRACULA UNTOLD. Today he is back in the Harry Potter universe and talks about the challenges on FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM.The post FANT…
    - 3 days ago6 Dec 16, 2:00pm -
    Lots of stunts in this interesting featurette about THE MUMMY: The VFX are made by: MPC (VFX Supervisor: Greg Butler) Double Negative (VFX Supervisor: Darren Poe) The Production VFX Supervisor is Erik Nash. Director: Alex Kurtzman Release Date: 9 Jun…
    - 3 days ago6 Dec 16, 11:00am -



  • The story behind Hook’s innovative projected matte painting – 25 years ago
    Steven Spielberg’s Hook was released 25 years ago this week (it opened on December 11th, 1991) and at the time was one of ILM’s most intensive visual effects projects. VFX supe Eric Brevig oversaw a raft of flying scenes, matte paintings, models…
    - 24 hours ago8 Dec 16, 1:39pm -
  • Checking in on virtual filmmaking with Dreamspace
    While attending FMX in the past few years, I’ve been checking in on the Dreamspace project. It was an European Commission project that brought together several entities in computer graphics, VFX and filmmaking to look at virtual production techniqu…
    - 2 days ago7 Dec 16, 3:52am -
  • The struggles – and successes – of Spawn
    After pioneering the development of CG characters at ILM on The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Jurassic Park, Mark Dippé took on the directing duties for Spawn, based on the comic by Todd McFarlane. He was joined on the production by vfx supe…
    - 3 days ago6 Dec 16, 4:47am -
  • Fantastic Beasts found: on Cartoon Brew
    I had a chance to chat to the vfx supes, animation supervisor and other vfx artists on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Here’s my breakdown for Cartoon Brew. Sorry but I just love the Niffler so much.
    - 7 days ago2 Dec 16, 9:14pm -
  • An interview with Paul Debevec
    Back in the late 90s I was still at university and I stumbled upon the SIGGRAPH Video Review. One piece I watched was Paul Debevec’s The Campanile Movie where he’d used image-based modeling and rendering techniques to do virtual camera moves on a…
    - 8 days ago1 Dec 16, 8:43pm -
  • Indie vfx at MovieMaker
    MovieMaker Magazine asked me to look at how indie filmmakers could make the most of vfx in their films – check out the ‘Complete Guide to Making Movies 2017’ issue for the article.
    - 11 days ago28 Nov 16, 10:27pm -
  • New Pioneers showcases new rigging tools
    At VIEW Conference in Italy I got to meet Chris Perry. His Bit Films outfit and Raf Anzovin from Anzovin Studio collaborated on this New Pioneers pitch, and utilized some neat new rigging tools to do it. Here’s my interview, and an exclusive video,…
    - 13 days ago26 Nov 16, 5:52am -
  • Appearing on…CG Garage
    If you don’t already listen to Christopher Nichols’ CG Garage podcast (part of Chaos Group Laboratories), now’s a great time to start. Because I’m on it with Chris for a podcast we recorded at THU! We talk about what things get noticed on th…
    - 14 days ago25 Nov 16, 5:47am -
  • Beauty and the Beast had a very cool partly CG sequence in 1991
    I’m sure you already know this was the ballroom sequence. I talked to CG supervisor Jim Hillin about how it all came together, for Cartoon Brew.
    - 17 days ago22 Nov 16, 9:05pm -
  • ILM is on fire with Deepwater Horizon
    You might not have seen Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon when it hit cinemas. But I’d implore you to check it out, if only for the remarkable combination of practical set photography, fire simulation and compositing involved in depicting the catast…
    - 17 days ago22 Nov 16, 5:58am -

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  • newFirst Trailers: “Spider-Man: Homecoming”
    Sony Pictures has debuted the first trailers – one domestic and one international – for the upcoming Marvel-approved “Spider-Man: Homecoming” film opening July 7th next year. There’s some different scenes in each trailer from the movie in w…
    - 8 hours ago9 Dec 16, 5:03am -
  • newNew Photo From “The Dark Tower”
    Since the film’s delay from February to the Summer, not much has been heard about Nikolaj Arcel’s adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower”. Today though a new photo has gone up in which Idris Elba’s Roland Deschain is confronting Mat…
    - 11 hours ago9 Dec 16, 2:45am -
  • new“Power Rangers” Poster Shows Obscured Zords
    Many fans of the “Power Rangers” are still keenly awaiting photos or a trailer from the upcoming film reboot of the franchise that will finally show us the Zords, the massive robot companions of the teenage superheroes. Today, has p…
    - 11 hours ago9 Dec 16, 2:26am -
  • newCinemax’s “Strike Back” Gets Rebooted
    The action drama series “Strike Back” is about to get rebooted for a second time as Cinemax and Sky are set to bring the show back for a fifth season. The new season will boast an entirely new cast that includes Alin Sumarwata, Daniel MacPherson,…
    - 11 hours ago9 Dec 16, 2:24am -
  • First Act Of “Logan” Screens For Critics
    20th Century Fox has screened the first 40 minutes of “Logan,” the James Mangold-directed final Wolverine movie, in New York at a showcase event today. A detailed breakdown of what was shownhas not been revealed, but the reaction has been gushing…
    - 15 hours ago8 Dec 16, 10:45pm -
  • Third “Cloverfield” Project Heavily Delayed
    “God Particle,” the Bad Robot produced sci-fi movie that has since been effectively revealed to be a third “Cloverfield” movie, has been delayed by a whopping eight months. Originally slated for February 24th, the movie will now open October…
    - 15 hours ago8 Dec 16, 10:25pm -
  • First Trailer: Doug Liman’s “The Wall”
    Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions have released the trailer for Doug Liman’s psychological thriller “The Wall” starring John Cena and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Dwain Worrell penned the script which follows two soldiers pinned down by an Iraqi…
    - 15 hours ago8 Dec 16, 10:23pm -
  • AFI Names Top Movies, TV Shows For 2016
    The American Film Institute has picked its ten best movies and TV shows of the year. As usual there’s no ranking, these are presented in alphabetical order and are works that AFI’s juries have determined advance the art of the moving image and en…
    - 15 hours ago8 Dec 16, 10:21pm -
  • “X-Men” Caused A “Mummy” Gender Swap
    Universal premiered the first trailer for its reboot of “The Mummy” over the weekend, one which gave us a first proper look at Sofia Boutella as the titular monster – an ancient queen seeking vengeance. Originally though, the gender swap of the…
    - 21 hours ago8 Dec 16, 4:24pm -
  • New Photo Of Rita Repulsa In Power Rangers”
    Lionsgate has debuted a new photo of Elizabeth Banks as the villain Rita Repulsa in the upcoming big-screen reboot of the “Power Rangers” franchise which opens in March next year. The story follows five ordinary high school kids who must become s…
    - 21 hours ago8 Dec 16, 4:15pm -
  • New Details On The Vulture In “Spider-Man”
    Ahead of the first trailer launch later tonight, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have premiered both a new photo from “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and shared new details about the film. Tom Holland stars in the film which is described as a coming-of…
    - 22 hours ago8 Dec 16, 3:56pm -
  • “Knight” To Set Up “Transformers” Spin-Offs
    Paramount Pictures is giving us annualized entries with the “Transformers” franchise starting with Michael Bay’s “Transformers: The Last Knight” next Summer – a surge in films resulting from the writers room initiative a few years back th…
    - 22 hours ago8 Dec 16, 3:54pm -


  • 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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  • 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…
    - 16 days ago23 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…
    - 58 days ago12 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…
    - 84 days ago16 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 -
  • 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 -