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  • newWomen in VFX: Lana Lan
    The new interview by Women in VFX presents Lana Lan, Creature Model Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic, who talks about her career from Technical Assistant to Supervisor: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post Women in VFX: Lana Lan…
    - 3 hours ago22 Feb 17, 5:00pm -
  • newTHE JUNGLE BOOK: VFX Breakdown by MPC
    Another really cool VFX Breakdown by MPC about their beautiful work on THE JUNGLE BOOK: WANT TO KNOW MORE? THE JUNGLE BOOK: My interview of Adam Valdez, VFX Supervisor. MPC: Dedicated page about THE JUNGLE BOOK on MPC website. © Vincent Frei – The…
    - 5 hours ago22 Feb 17, 3:00pm -
  • newA MONSTER CALLS: Extended Making of by Glassworks
    Great extended making of by Glassworks Barcelona about their beautiful Animation and VFX work on A MONSTER CALLS: CREDITS GW Executive Producers Xavi Tribó David Gómez Ignacio Muñoz Creative Technical Director Javier Verdugo VFX Supervisor David G…
    - 9 hours ago22 Feb 17, 10:44am -
  • THE JUNGLE BOOK: Environments Making of by MPC
    Excellent making of by MPC featuring Audrey Ferrara, Environments Supervisor, that explains the Jungle creation for THE JUNGLE BOOK: WANT TO KNOW MORE? THE JUNGLE BOOK: My interview of Adam Valdez, VFX Supervisor. MPC: Dedicated page about THE JUNGLE…
    - 1 day ago21 Feb 17, 5:00pm -
  • ALLIED: VFX Breakdown by UPP
    UPP presents their really nice VFX work (supervised by Viktor Muller) on ALLIED: WANT TO KNOW MORE? UPP: Dedicated page about ALLIED on UPP website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post ALLIED: VFX Breakdown by UPP appeared first on T…
    - 1 day ago21 Feb 17, 2:00pm -
  • ROGUE ONE – A STAR WARS STORY: Recreating Tarkin by Industrial Light & Magic
    Here is how Industrial Light & Magic recreated Tarkin for ROGUE ONE – A STAR WARS STORY: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Industrial Light & Magic: Dedicated page about ROGUE ONE – A STAR WARS STORY on ILM website. John Knoll: My interview of John Knoll, VFX S…
    - 1 day ago21 Feb 17, 7:55am -
    Brand new trailer for KING ARTHUR – LEGEND OF THE SWORD: The VFX are made by: Framestore (VFX Supervisors: Christian Kaestner, Ivan Moran & Jonathan Fawkner) Method Studios MPC (VFX Supervisor: Arundi Asregadoo) Nvizible (VFX Supervisor: James Flem…
    - 2 days ago21 Feb 17, 6:00am -
  • RESIDENT EVIL – THE FINAL CHAPTER: Eric Robinson – VFX Supervisor – Mr. X
    Eric Robinson explained to us about the Mr. X's work on CARRIE's remake in 2014. He then worked on projects such as POMPEII, THE STRAIN, BATES MOTEL and RIDE ALONG 2. He's back today in the universe of RESIDENT EVIL.The post RESIDENT EVIL – THE FI…
    - 2 days ago20 Feb 17, 4:00pm -
  • DOCTOR STRANGE: Creating the Time Warp by Industrial Light & Magic
    Another cool VFX Breakdown by Industrial Light & Magic for DOCTOR STRANGE, this time about the Hong Kong final sequence: WANT TO KNOW MORE? DOCTOR STRANGE: My interview of Richard Bluff, VFX Supervisor. ILM: Dedicated page about DOCTOR STRANGE on ILM…
    - 2 days ago20 Feb 17, 2:00pm -
  • DEEPWATER HORIZON: Effects VFX Breakdown by Industrial Light & Magic
    Check out this nice FX reel by Industrial Light & Magic about their work on DEEPWATER HORIZON : WANT TO KNOW MORE? ILM: Dedicated page about DEEPWATER HORIZON on ILM website. ILM: My interview of Craig Hammack, VFX Supervisor. © Vincent Frei – The…
    - 2 days ago20 Feb 17, 11:32am -



  • Full liquid metal, now in 3D: re-visiting the freakin’ T-1000 walking out of the fiery truck crash
    If you’ve never seen James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day – either on the big or small screen – now’s the time to embrace this wonder of filmmaking and effects. The movie has been digitally re-mastered and received the ‘full liquid…
    - 5 days ago17 Feb 17, 11:19pm -
  • The making of ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ making of book
    I’m a collector (some might say ‘hoarder’). Most people know about the Speed stuff, but over the years I’ve also amassed dozens of ‘making of’ film books. Which is why when DK asked me last year to consult on their The LEGO Batman Movie:…
    - 7 days ago15 Feb 17, 8:44pm -
  • What it’s like to attend the ‘other’ Oscars or: How I learned a whole new story I hadn’t heard before about ‘Speed’
    “This isn’t like the other Oscars, or as I like to call them, ‘the dumb Oscars,’ where at the end of the night, 80 per cent of the people in the room are losers. You guys are tremendous. Those guys are sad.” That was actor John Cho, of Star…
    - 10 days ago13 Feb 17, 5:40am -
  • The director of The LEGO Batman Movie, in conversation
    For Cartoon Brew, I got to speak with Chris McKay, who was animation supe on the first LEGO Movie and now director on LEGO Batman. Check it out and hang tight for some more big LEGO Batman coverage I’ll be sharing.
    - 12 days ago10 Feb 17, 8:23pm -
  • Ken Ralston, people
    Last night at the VES Awards, vfx supervisor Ken Ralston was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. A few days earlier I’d been able to chat to him about his career, about some specific films like Roger Rabbit and Polar Express, and about his take…
    - 14 days ago8 Feb 17, 4:13pm -
  • The race to finish Dante’s Peak…20 years ago
    Today, many of the visual effects in the 1997 disaster flick Dante’s Peak would probably be done completely digitally. Pyroclastic flows, exploding buildings, bridges and cars being swept away by a torrent of ashen river – these are things that…
    - 15 days ago7 Feb 17, 3:19pm -
  • Their toughest shots
    My editor at Cartoon Brew had the cool idea to ask all the main vfx supes from the vfx Oscar-nominated films what their toughest shots were. So I did. Got some great, and unexpected answers.
    - 16 days ago7 Feb 17, 12:07am -
  • You’re a wonderful human being: re-visiting CG Jabba 20 years later
    You might have seen former ILM visual effects and animation supervisor Steve ‘Spaz’ Williams pop up on vfxblog quite a lot recently. That’s because he was involved in a number of seminal VFX films celebrating their various anniversaries of late…
    - 22 days ago31 Jan 17, 1:24pm -
  • Woh, that’s a lot of powerhouse VFX presentations in one room
    Rogue One. The Jungle Book. Fantastic Beasts. Game of Thrones. Plus all the major Vancouver facilities at the careers fair. And an innovative Women in VFX session looking at how to get more women working in the industry. That’s what you can see thi…
    - 27 days ago26 Jan 17, 11:52pm -
  • Image Engine, over the years
    For 3D Artist magazine, I got to profile the Vancouver studio Image Engine. I’ve been in touch with them ever since their incredible breakthrough work on District 9 – so great to see what they’ve produced over the years.
    - 28 days ago25 Jan 17, 10:48pm -

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  • newDancy On An Eventual “Hannibal” Return
    NBC’s “Hannibal” wrapped up its run a while back with the actors and producers moving onto other projects. Fans of the often experimental and highly acclaimed series though are desperate to see it return in some form. So are those involved. The…
    - 7 mins ago22 Feb 17, 7:33pm -
  • newJamie Chung Is Blink In “X-Men” TV Series
    Jamie Chung (“Gotham,” “Once Upon a Time”) has been cast as the mutant Blink in Fox’s “X-Men” pilot from Matt Nix (“Burn Notice”) and “X-Men” film series producer/director Bryan Singer. Blink has the power of teleportation and t…
    - 8 mins ago22 Feb 17, 7:32pm -
  • newThe New “MST3K” Cast Photo, Launch Date
    After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the reboot of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” is readying a launch with an April 14th premiere date announced by Netflix. Creator Joel Hodgson and his cohorts can also be seen in the first cast photo from t…
    - 9 mins ago22 Feb 17, 7:31pm -
  • newLouis C.K. Does Two Specials For Netflix
    Netflix keeps assembling its slate of comedy specials, the streaming service having just signed a deal with Louis C.K. for two new stand-up comedy specials. The first, titled “2017,” was filmed in Washington D.C. and will premiere April 4th every…
    - 10 mins ago22 Feb 17, 7:30pm -
  • newHulu Nabs Rights To All Of “Black Sails”
    As part of its deal with Lionsgate, Hulu has acquired subscription streaming rights to all of Starz’s big budget pirate drama series “Black Sails”. The first three seasons are set to become immediately available on the service starting today. T…
    - 11 mins ago22 Feb 17, 7:29pm -
  • new“Lethal Weapon,” “The Mick” Both Renewed
    FOX has handed out renewal orders to both buddy cop series “Lethal Weapon,” and the Kaitlin Olson comedy “The Mick”. ‘Lethal’ has averaged a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic and up to 11 million multiplatform viewers. “The Mick” ha…
    - 11 mins ago22 Feb 17, 7:29pm -
  • newGorgeous “Ghost in the Shell” IMAX Posters
    There’s been some great posters so far for the live-action remake of manga classic “Ghost in The Shell,” but IMAX has outshone them all with these stunning new one-sheets released today. One boasts The Major (Scarlett Johansson) bursting throug…
    - 2 hours ago22 Feb 17, 5:16pm -
  • newKinberg Could Helm The Next “X-Men”
    Writer-producer Simon Kinberg has been involved in the “X-Men” series for over a decade and has become a key part of the series through it all from the ‘First Class’ trilogy to spin-offs like “Deadpool,” “Logan” and “Legion”. Kinb…
    - 2 hours ago22 Feb 17, 5:15pm -
  • newSuotamo Talks Taking Over Chewbacca
    Joonas Suotamo is set to fully take over the role of Wookie companion Chewbacca in the upcoming Han Solo spin-off film which began production this week. Suotamo will take over from Peter Mayhew who has played the role since the 1977 original. Suotamo…
    - 2 hours ago22 Feb 17, 5:13pm -
  • newAngelina Jolie Planning Two New Film Roles
    After two years off from acting, actress Angelina Jolie is getting ready to get back in the game with two projects in the works at Universal Pictures. The first is an adaptation of Simon Sebag Montefiore’s “Catherine the Great and Potemkin: The I…
    - 2 hours ago22 Feb 17, 5:11pm -
  • newGroening Crafts A “Futurama” Mobile Game
    TinyCo, a Jam City Company, and Fox Interactive have announced the development of the mobile game “Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow”. The game boasts original content from creator and executive producer Matt Groening, executive producer David X. Cohe…
    - 2 hours ago22 Feb 17, 5:10pm -
  • newIMAX & Disney Team Up Through 2019
    IMAX Corporation and The Walt Disney Studios have announced that both companies have extended their multi-faceted agreement with a new multi-picture deal that will extend through 2019. The deal means that IMAX screens will score pretty much all the n…
    - 4 hours ago22 Feb 17, 4:01pm -

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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…
    - 91 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…
    - 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: 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 -