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    Really cool creature featurette for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY: The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisors: John Knoll, Nigel Sumner, Mohen Leo and Dave Dally) Blind Ltd (CG Supervisor: Andrew Booth) Director: Gareth Edwards Rel…
    - 3 hours ago5 Dec 16, 4:00pm -
    Excellent making of featuring Overall VFX Supervisor Christian Manz and Pablo Grillo Animation Director about the VFX work of Framestore on FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Framestore: Dedicated page about FANTASTIC BEASTS…
    - 7 hours ago5 Dec 16, 12:00pm -
  • newTHE MUMMY
    Here is the first trailer for 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 June 2017 (USA) © Vincen…
    - 9 hours ago5 Dec 16, 10:00am -
    Excellent teaser trailer for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: The VFX are made by: Animal Logic (VFX Supervisor: Paul Butterworth) Framestore (VFX Supervisors: Jonathan Fawkner & Patric Roos) Method Studios (VFX Supervisor: Nordin Rahhali) Scanline VF…
    - 1 day ago4 Dec 16, 11:00am -
  • Oscars 2017: the 20 contenders for the Best VFX
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced the 20 contenders for the Best Visual Effects Award for the 89th Academy Awards: ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS ARRIVAL THE BFG BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL…
    - 2 days ago3 Dec 16, 6:00pm -
    Swedish studio Bläck have released two nice videos for MASS EFFECT ANDROMEDA: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Bläck: Dedicated page about MASS EFFECT ANDROMEDA on Bläck website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post MASS EFFECT ANDROMEDA “Welc…
    - 2 days ago3 Dec 16, 4:25pm -
  • DOCTOR STRANGE: Florian Gellinger – VFX Supervisor – RISE Visual Effects Studios
    Florian Gellinger explained to us about the work of RISE Visual Effects Studios on CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR a few months ago. He is back today to talk about his work on the new Marvel production, DOCTOR STRANGE.The post DOCTOR STRANGE: Florian Gel…
    - 4 days ago1 Dec 16, 2:00pm -
  • Tippett Studio Showreel 2016
    Excellent new showreel by Tippett Studio featuring their work on LEAGUE OF GODS, STAR WARS – THE FORCE AWAKENS and many more: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post Tippett Studio Showreel 2016 appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 4 days ago1 Dec 16, 10:00am -
  • FINAL FANTASY XV: “Stand Together”
    Live action trailer for FINAL FANTASY XV with the VFX made by Luma Pictures: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Luma Pictures: Dedicated page about FINAL FANTASY XV: “Stand Together” on Luma Pictures website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post…
    - 5 days ago30 Nov 16, 7:00pm -
    Brand new movie clip for PASSENGERS: The VFX are made by: MPC (VFX Supervisor: Pete Dionne) The Senate (VFX Supervisor: Alex Guri) The Overall VFX Supervisor is Erik Nordby. Director: Morten Tyldum Release Date: 21 December 2016 (USA) © Vincent Frei…
    - 5 days ago30 Nov 16, 3:00pm -



  • 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.
    - 3 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…
    - 4 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.
    - 7 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,…
    - 10 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…
    - 11 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.
    - 13 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…
    - 14 days ago22 Nov 16, 5:58am -
  • Let’s celebrate the 20th anniversary of this amazing First Contact vfx shot
    It was the end of 1996, I had just finished high school and was discovering visual effects – in particular, the coverage of vfx in Cinefex – and then, Star Trek: First Contact came out. There are some incredible vfx shots in the film. The opening…
    - 14 days ago21 Nov 16, 10:04pm -
  • Those insane bending buildings
    Could probably watch the New York kaleidoscope sequence in Doctor Strange all day. It was made possible by ILM with previs from The Third Floor, and here’s my coverage over at Cartoon Brew.
    - 15 days ago20 Nov 16, 8:46pm -
  • The best Harry Potter vfx…so far
    With Fantastic Beasts out, Inverse asked me to write a retrospective on the best Harry Potter vfx scenes from the franchise so far. It was HARD to choose, but here they are. I also managed to grab some extra info from Jim Mitchell, the vfx supe for…
    - 16 days ago20 Nov 16, 5:49am -

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  • new“Rogue One” Creature Feature & Junket Quotes
    Following a media screening of 28 minutes of footage from “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” over the weekend, Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm have posted two new clips – a creature featurette and a TV spot with an inspiring tone. See both at the…
    - 6 hours ago5 Dec 16, 12:45pm -
  • newKurtzman Explains The New “Mummy”
    Following the online launch of the first trailer for “The Mummy” reboot last night, quotes from the film’s director Alex Kurtzman have gone online about the Tom Cruise-led movie that explain some more about his intentions for the project. The f…
    - 6 hours ago5 Dec 16, 12:21pm -
  • newMore “Transformers: The Last Knight” Photos
    With filming having officially wrapped on “Transformers: The Last Knight,” we get our first real look at this fifth chapter in the film franchise later today with the first teaser trailer launch. As part of the announcement of the wrap, a video w…
    - 6 hours ago5 Dec 16, 12:19pm -
  • First Trailer: Tom Cruise In “The Mummy”
    Welcome to a new world of Gods and Monsters. Following a brief tease on Thursday, Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for its contemporary-set reboot of “The Mummy” franchise. Tom Cruise headlines the film which also stars Annabelle…
    - 16 hours ago5 Dec 16, 2:17am -
  • LA Critics, British Indie Awards Announced
    Both the L.A. Film Critics Association and The British Independent Film Awards are holding their annual votes tonight with the big winners being “American Honey” at the BIFAs and “Moonlight” at the LAFCA. Other notable winners include multipl…
    - 20 hours ago4 Dec 16, 10:49pm -
  • “Transformers: The Last Knight” Trailer Tomorrow
    The next two weeks are going to be huge for 2017 trailer launches. We just had “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” we get “The Mummy” tonight, and the likes of “Fast 8,” “Alien: Covenant,” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming” should drop ve…
    - 20 hours ago4 Dec 16, 10:12pm -
  • “Luke Cage” Renewed For Season 2
    Netflix announced on Sunday that it has renewed the Marvel drama “Luke Cage” for a second season. The series is Marvel’s third drama for Netflix and the third to get a renewal, joining “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones” which both have a t…
    - 20 hours ago4 Dec 16, 10:10pm -
  • Syfy Plans Comic Adaptation “The Woods”
    Syfy has begun development of the hourlong sci-fi drama “The Woods” based on James Tynion IV’s graphic novel series of the same name. “San Andreas” helmer Brad Peyton is producing and set to direct while Michael Armbruster is penning the sc…
    - 20 hours ago4 Dec 16, 10:09pm -
  • “Moana,” “Jackie” Shine At The Box-Office
    The weekend after Thanksgiving is always considered a dead zone, one that no studio dares to open anything serious in aside from a few brave limited releases and maybe one foolish wide release which gets dumped. That this week was “Incarnate,” th…
    - 20 hours ago4 Dec 16, 10:07pm -
  • PlayStation Experience 2016: Game Announcements
    Sony wrapped their showcase event at PlayStation Experience 2016 today with dozens of new trailers and gameplay footage from a bunch of titles on the way including many exclusives, some AAA titles, some DLC packs and more. I’ve already reported on…
    - 2 days ago4 Dec 16, 1:05am -
  • PlayStation Experience 2016: New Trailers
    New games weren’t the only order of the day at PlayStation Experience 2016 today with plenty of games about to be released or already long announced scoring new trailers and gameplay footage which you can see below. Titles include “Horizon Zero D…
    - 2 days ago4 Dec 16, 1:04am -
  • Full Teaser Trailer: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”
    We saw what was dubbed a ‘sneak peek’ trailer back in October, but now the full teaser trailer for James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” has arrived. Set to Sweet’s “Fox on the Run,” the clip reminds you just how much of a fun…
    - 2 days ago3 Dec 16, 10:56pm -


  • 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…
    - 12 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…
    - 54 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…
    - 81 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 -