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    New trailer for THE SPACE BETWEEN US: The VFX are made by: Rodeo FX (VFX Supervisor : Wayne Brinton) Director: Peter Chelsom Release Date: 19 August 2016 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post THE SPACE BETWEEN US appeared first o…
    - 12 hours ago29 Sep 16, 5:00pm -
    Brand new trailer for JACK REACHER – NEVER GO BACK: The VFX are made by: Flash Film Works (VFX Supervisor: William Mesa) Lola Visual Effects (VFX Supervisor: Erik Liles) Director: Edward Zwick Release Date: 21 October 2016 (USA) © Vincent Frei –…
    - 14 hours ago29 Sep 16, 3:00pm -
    Epic trailer for LEGEND OF KOLOVRAT: The VFX are made by: Main Road Post Director: Ivan Shurhovetsky Release Date: April 13, 2017 © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post LEGEND OF KOLOVRAT appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 17 hours ago29 Sep 16, 12:00pm -
    Many new VFX shots in this final trailer of FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM: The VFX are made by: Cinesite Double Negative Framestore Image Engine MPC Milk VFX Rodeo FX The Production VFX Supervisors is Tim Burke and Christian Manz. Director:…
    - 2 days ago28 Sep 16, 11:00am -
    Many new VFX shots in this TV spot for DOCTOR STRANGE: The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisor: Richard Bluff) Framestore (VFX Supervisor: Rob Duncan) Luma Pictures (VFX Supervisor: Vincent Cirelli) Method Studios (VFX Superviso…
    - 2 days ago27 Sep 16, 7:00pm -
    Here is the trailer for ASURA – THE CITY OF MADNESS: The VFX are made by: 4th Creative Party Director: Sung-su Kim Release Date: 14 October 2016 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post ASURA: THE CITY OF MADNESS appeared first on…
    - 3 days ago27 Sep 16, 12:00pm -
  • DEADPOOL: VFX Breakdown by Luma Pictures
    Luma Pictures presents their VFX work (mainly during the final fight sequence) on DEADPOOL (click on the picture below to watch the reel): WANT TO KNOW MORE? Luma Pictures: Dedicated page about DEADPOOL on Luma Pictures website. © Vincent Frei – T…
    - 3 days ago27 Sep 16, 7:32am -
    Check out this featurette about WESTWORLD: The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor: Nathan McGuinness) Shade VFX CoSA VFX The Production VFX Supervisor is Joe Wehmeyer. Director: Jonathan Nolan Release Date: October 2, 2016 © Vincent Fr…
    - 4 days ago26 Sep 16, 2:00pm -
  • Aaron Sims Creative – VFX Breakdown
    Aaron Sims Creative presents their VFX work on STRANGER THINGS, SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR and more: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post Aaron Sims Creative – VFX Breakdown appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 4 days ago26 Sep 16, 9:00am -
    Here is the teaser trailer for NOCTURNAL ANIMALS: The VFX are made by: Outpost VFX Director: Tom Ford Release Date: 9 December 2016 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post NOCTURNAL ANIMALS appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 7 days ago23 Sep 16, 3:49pm -


  • fxpodcast #313: ZERO VFX & The Magnificent Seven
    Mike Seymour talks to ZERO VFX Supervisor Sean Devereaux about the visual effects of The Magnificent Seven.
    - 3 days ago27 Sep 16, 11:11am -
  • Rob Legato added to VIEW Conference lineup
    In a last minute addition, Rob Legato will be presenting "The Art and Science behind creating a photo-realistic Jungle Book" at the VIEW Conference coming up in Turin, Italy.
    - 6 days ago24 Sep 16, 3:37pm -
  • Orphan Black: Tatiana Maslany with Tatiana Maslany
    See our latest WIRED video on Tatiana Maslany, who won an Emmy as Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work on BBC America's Orphan Black. VFX by Intelligent Creatures.
    - 14 days ago16 Sep 16, 12:12am -
  • MPAA vs. the Professor
    The MPAA issued a press release attacking a USC study about tax incentives. We have links to the release and a response from The Tax Foundation.
    - 15 days ago14 Sep 16, 6:51pm -
  • Pete’s Dragon
    Watch our Exclusive WIRED DesignFx piece on Pete's Dragon.
    - 17 days ago12 Sep 16, 11:33pm -
  • fxpodcast #312: Take Care of Your Eyes
    We speak with Batool Jafri, MD about how artists can take care of their eyes.
    - 18 days ago12 Sep 16, 2:11pm -
  • Creative Arts Emmy Winners
    The 2016 Creative Arts Awards were presented over the weekend, here are the winners.
    - 18 days ago12 Sep 16, 12:06pm -
  • The death of post-production
    Deluxe exits post in Australia, focusing on cloud services and VFX moving forward.
    - 19 days ago10 Sep 16, 10:37pm -
  • IBC news
    Blackmagic buys Ultimatte and Fairlight, Convergent Design's Titan, and Boris acquires GenArts.
    - 20 days ago10 Sep 16, 1:06am -
  • Flame 2017 Extension 1 announced at IBC
    Autodesk has taken the wraps off of its upcoming Flame release, Flame 2017 Extension 1. We have an interview with Product Manager Will Harris and he also answers questions submitted by artists.
    - 20 days ago9 Sep 16, 6:54pm -
  • Kubo and the Two Strings: water effects
    A look at the development process for the water effects in "Kubo and the Two Strings", which broke new ground for the Portland-based LAIKA.
    - 24 days ago6 Sep 16, 3:13pm -
  • EPIC win: previs to final in five minutes
    EPIC won the SIGGRAPH Best Real-Time Graphics and Interactivity award at Real-Time Live 2016 and now Ninja Theory has launched Senua Studio.
    - 25 days ago5 Sep 16, 5:51am -


  • Beetlejuice was just the beginning
    Tim Burton’s newest film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is out soon, and it made me think just how many of the director’s films are either huge VFX blockbusters or do a great job of using subtle – but a lot – of effects. So I w…
    - 19 hours ago29 Sep 16, 9:40am -
  • STYLE FRAMES 2016 is close, and has the big studios in design
    In the design world, it’s pretty easy to look new projects up, watch the latest pieces of advertising and check out making ofs. But it’s not always as simple to hear from the people – the creatives – behind the work. Luckily, there’s a Desi…
    - 20 hours ago29 Sep 16, 9:24am -
  • The vfx supe who doesn’t really think about vfx, and how you can learn from him
    Rob Legato has won two visual effects Oscars (for Titanic and Hugo). He also got nominated for Apollo 13 and he’s won a couple of Emmys for his work on two Star Trek TV series. You most recently saw his vfx supervision in The Jungle Book, an almost…
    - 2 days ago28 Sep 16, 7:52am -
  • The kills of The Walking Dead
    Empire Magazine Australia asked me to write about the VFX of The Walking Dead, so I turned to Swedish studio Fido to find out what they’d been up to last season. Really happy with how this came out!
    - 2 days ago27 Sep 16, 11:20pm -
  • Chicken kung fu
    Animal Logic’s The Master: A LEGO Ninjago Short plays before Storks in cinemas right now, and I got a chance to talk to some of the team about how it was made. And about LEGO chickens. Here’s the story at Cartoon Brew.
    - 2 days ago27 Sep 16, 8:26pm -
  • Brenda Chapman on life after Pixar
    At Trojan Horse, I spoke to Brave director Brenda Chapman on what she’s been up to after Pixar. Great news is she and husband Kevin Lima have a hybrid film they are pitching. The interview is at Cartoon Brew.
    - 3 days ago27 Sep 16, 4:24am -
  • Doug Chiang’s 4 principles of Star Wars design
    Doug Chiang didn’t go to art school. But as many readers would know, he worked his way up at places like Rhythm & Hues, Robert Abel and Associates and ILM, landing the role as the head of the Lucasfilm art department on the Star Wars prequels star…
    - 6 days ago24 Sep 16, 9:25am -
  • Wolf pack wonderment
    For Storks, Sony Pictures Imageworks had some fun scenes to make including those involving the shape-shifting wolf pack. I wrote about the work for Cartoon Brew.
    - 7 days ago23 Sep 16, 3:19pm -
  • Review: Inside VFX
    I reviewed Inside VFX for Cartoon Brew. This is a book written by a vfx artist who opens up on his view of the problems in the industry. It’s a good read, and surprises with a number of economics details.
    - 14 days ago16 Sep 16, 5:57am -
  • Big directors and VR
    Here’s a look at Jon Favreau’s VR experience Gnomes & Goblins made with Wevr, for Cartoon Brew.
    - 17 days ago12 Sep 16, 10:48pm -

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  • newZack Snyder Teases Deathstroke With Photo
    A month ago came the video tease which later led to the confirmation that the assassin Deathstroke would serve as the villain of the upcoming Ben Affleck-directed “Batman” solo film, a role that “Magic Mike XXL” star Joe Manganiello is set to…
    - 4 hours ago30 Sep 16, 1:10am -
  • newHBO Chief Keen On “Thrones” Spin-Offs
    HBO programming president Casey Bloys has made it pretty clear that even when “Game of Thrones” wraps up its run in 2018, the network has no plans to give up on the lands of Westeros anytime soon. The fantasy series is currently in the midst of s…
    - 4 hours ago30 Sep 16, 1:09am -
  • newGosling, Ford Tease “Blade Runner 2” Trip
    Alcon Entertainment’s “Blade Runner” sequel is currently filming in Budapest and you could be involved. Omaze has posted a new video featuring both Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford presenting a special message from the set kicking off a new campa…
    - 4 hours ago30 Sep 16, 1:08am -
  • newIs Nightwatch Coming To “Spider-Man”?
    One of the most interesting creations of Spider-Man’s 1990s comics era was a character named Nightwatch (aka. Dr. Kevin Trench). Described as a blend of Spawn and Azrael, and with elements that include time travel and nanotechnology, the masked cri…
    - 4 hours ago30 Sep 16, 1:07am -
  • newNo New “Assassin’s Creed” Game Until 2018?
    In the wake of the disastrous reception for the mostly broken “Assassin’s Creed: Unity” and the subsequent poor sales for “Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate,” Ubisoft announced they were taking a year off this year from their annual entries in…
    - 4 hours ago30 Sep 16, 1:05am -
  • new“COD: Modern Warfare” Remaster Launch Trailer
    Activision has released the official launch trailer for “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered,” the re-release of one of the most iconic chapters of the biggest game series of the past decade. The multiplayer genre definer has been spruced up…
    - 4 hours ago30 Sep 16, 1:04am -
  • new“The Purge” To Become A TV Series
    “The Purge has carved out a comfortable film franchise for itself, and on the eve of the third film’s home video release comes word that the series might be headed to television. In a new interview with CinemaBlend, writer/director James DeMonaco…
    - 8 hours ago29 Sep 16, 9:23pm -
  • newAbrams Offers “Portal,” “Half-Life” Film Updates
    Two game series that seemed ripe for film adaptations are the “Portal” and “Half-Life” franchises. When J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Gabe Newell’s Valve announced a collaboration almost four years ago, the hope was we would get something al…
    - 8 hours ago29 Sep 16, 9:19pm -
  • newLuke Evans Talks Dracula’s Potential Return
    Universal Pictures is still moving ahead with its shared monsters cinematic universe which officially kicks off with the Tom Cruise-led “The Mummy” reboot early next year. At one time though, the Luke Evans-led “Dracula Untold” was supposed t…
    - 8 hours ago29 Sep 16, 8:57pm -
  • newAnother Robert Langdon Book Coming Next Year
    Knopf Doubleday has announced that “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels and Demons” author Dan Brown will release another Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon novel in a year’s time – September 26th 2017. The book is titled “Origin” and mark…
    - 8 hours ago29 Sep 16, 8:49pm -
  • new“Designated Survivor,” “Speechless” Get Full Seasons
    ABC has given full-season orders to the Kiefer Sutherland-led political drama series “Designated Survivor” and the Minnie Driver family comedy “Speechless”. Both shows have been picked up for an additional nine episodes, bringing their respec…
    - 8 hours ago29 Sep 16, 8:47pm -
  • newJared Harris Joins AMC’s “The Terror”
    “Mad Men” and “Fringe” actor Jared Harris has scored the a key role in “The Terror,” AMC’s new anthology drama series based on the bestselling novel by Dan Simmons. Scott Free, Emjag Productions, Entertainment 360 and AMC Studios will p…
    - 9 hours ago29 Sep 16, 7:41pm -


  • 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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  • 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 98 days ago24 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 -
  • 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 -