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  • DESTINY: The Dark Below Prologue
    Nice CG cinematic for the prologue of The Dark Below the first expansion of DESTINY: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 18 hours ago22 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
  • THE HOBBIT “Last Goodbye”
    Nice and touching music video by Billy Boyd full of Weta Digital work on LORD OF THE RINGS and THE HOBBIT sagas and also cool behind the scenes footages: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 24 hours ago22 Nov 14, 9:33am -
  • Goldtooth Creative Company Reel
    Beautiful showreel by Goldtooth Creative full of great game cinematics and motion design work. Have a look at it here: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 2 days ago21 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • ENTER THE GAME by Dior
    “Enter the Game” is a classy video by Dior featuring Marion Cotillard and the VFX made by Mac Guff: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Mac Guff: Dedicated page about ENTER THE GAME on Mac Guff website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 2 days ago21 Nov 14, 1:14pm -
  • ENTITY: VFX breakdown
    Nice VFX breakdown by Image in Work of their work on the shortfilm, ENTITY: CREDITS Visual Effects Supervisor and Lead VFX Artist : JEAN-PHILIPPE FERRE VFX Producer : LAURENT FUMERON 3D Astronaut : PHILIPPE GONZALEZ, MICHAEL YON and TEO SAINTIER 3D S…
    - 3 days ago20 Nov 14, 3:06pm -
  • THE TRANSPORTER – Season 2
    Excellent opening title designed and created by Brett & Cie for the new season of THE TRANSPORTER: CREDITS Directed by Laurent Brett Starring Chris Vance and Violante Placido Story-board : Dominique Carrara Original designs Jeremy Tosseghini/Arnaud L…
    - 3 days ago20 Nov 14, 10:14am -
  • ATLANTIS – Series 2: Rope bridge making of
    BBC have released this making of about the creation by Vine FX of a rope bridge for the Series 2 of ATLANTIS: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Vine FX: Dedicated page about ATLANTIS Series 2 on Vine FX website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 4 days ago19 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
  • CINDERELLA
    Here is a first trailer for CINDERELLA with many VFX, sparkles and transformations: The VFX are made by: MPC (VFX Supervisor : Patrick Ledda) The Production VFX Supervisor is Charley Henley Director: Kenneth Branagh Release Date: 13 March 2015 (USA)…
    - 4 days ago19 Nov 14, 12:00pm -
  • RUROUNI KENSHIN 2: KYOTO INFERNO (Rurôni Kenshin: Kyôto Taika-hen)
    Really cool trailer for RUROUNI KENSHIN 2 – KYOTO INFERNO (Rurôni Kenshin: Kyôto Taika-hen): The VFX are made by: Omnibus Japan (VFX Supervisor : Kazuyori Kosaka) Director: Keishi Ohtomo Release Date: 28 November 2014 (UK) Thanks to Akira Sugiyam…
    - 4 days ago19 Nov 14, 11:00am -
  • CARTIER “Winter Tale”
    Here is “Winter Tale”, a classy and cute commercial for CARTIER with the VFX made by Cube: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 5 days ago18 Nov 14, 1:15pm -

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  • the vfx show #192: Interstellar
    Mike Seymour, Zap Andersson and Andrew Usher discuss the science, story and visual effects in the most anticipated science fiction film of the year, Interstellar.
    - 2 days ago21 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
  • Interstellar: inside the black art
    How Double Negative used cutting edge science for the VFX & visualizations in Interstellar.
    - 4 days ago19 Nov 14, 4:27am -
  • What’s The Foundry buying? The Tech of ADF
    You may not know Adaptively Distance Fields (ADF) by name, but you almost certainly use them. Mitsubishi's (MERL) closely held tech - from fonts to games to drawing, we explain why The Foundry really wants it.
    - 10 days ago13 Nov 14, 4:00pm -
  • Blackmagic ‘relaunches’ Fusion
    It wasn't a question of "if?", but "when?" In move reminicent of Resolve, Blackmagic has released a free Windows version of Fusion and dropped the price of a more feature-rich version to $995.
    - 13 days ago10 Nov 14, 7:02pm -
  • Fabricating The Flash
    Find out how Encore Hollywood is using feature film techniques to bring The Flash to the small screen.
    - 13 days ago10 Nov 14, 10:36am -
  • Apes, Game of Thrones take major HPA vfx awards
    The 9th annual HPA Awards have been announced - see the full list of winners here.
    - 13 days ago9 Nov 14, 11:18pm -
  • The making of that live action Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare spot
    Go behind the scenes of the launch trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
    - 16 days ago7 Nov 14, 12:42am -
  • fxguidetv #197: Disney Animation’s Feast
    We talk to Patrick Osborne, director of the Walt Disney Animation Studios' new short film Feast, which is playing in front of Big Hero 6.
    - 16 days ago7 Nov 14, 12:15am -
  • the vfx show #191: Birdman
    Mike Seymour, Adam Lisagor and Ian Failes discuss the invisible VFX and unique cinematography in Birdman.
    - 17 days ago6 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
  • Xsens’ new clothes
    The story behind Xsens new MVN suits and software/hardware upgrades.
    - 19 days ago4 Nov 14, 8:09pm -
  • fxpodcast #285: Digital human league
    This week we talk to Chaos Group's Christopher Nichols about the creation of a Digital Human League with key VFX industry members aimed at further research and discussion into synthetic human faces.
    - 19 days ago3 Nov 14, 10:01pm -
  • Rodeo helps Birdman soar with invisible fx
    How Rodeo FX helped the Birdman filmmakers construct seamless shots and get inside the mind of Michael Keaton.
    - 25 days ago29 Oct 14, 12:54am -

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  • newTrailer: American Heist
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    - 5 hours ago23 Nov 14, 4:22am -
  • newTrailer: Danny Collins
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    - 5 hours ago23 Nov 14, 4:21am -
  • newTrailer: The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death
    U.S. Trailer
    - 5 hours ago23 Nov 14, 4:20am -
  • newTrailer: Pitch Perfect 2
    Global Trailer
    - 5 hours ago23 Nov 14, 4:19am -
  • newTrailer: The Wedding Ringer
    Red-Band Trailer
    - 5 hours ago23 Nov 14, 4:18am -
  • newTrailer: Strange Magic
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    - 5 hours ago23 Nov 14, 4:16am -
  • "Gotham" Mid-Season Finale Trailer & Clips
    FOX's "Gotham" is about to hit its mid-season break with the episode "Lovecraft" scheduled to air on Monday. Today, FOX has released both a new trailer and five clips from the episode which they promise will include a "defining moment" for the serie…
    - 15 hours ago22 Nov 14, 6:00pm -
  • Nolan Talks That "Interstellar" Big Surprise
    Now that we're a few weeks removed from Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic "Interstellar," the filmmaker has begun to touch upon some spoilers regarding the movie's various secrets."INTERSTELLAR" SPOILERS AHEADIn an interview with The Daily Beast th…
    - 17 hours ago22 Nov 14, 4:01pm -
  • Tina Fey Comedy Series Heads To Netflix
    In a surprising bit of news, the Tina Fey-produced comedy series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" is being moved from NBC to Netflix with the streaming service also renewing the show for a second season. Why is this a surprise? Well the Ellie Kemper-led…
    - 18 hours ago22 Nov 14, 3:55pm -
  • Channing Tatum To Direct "Leonard Peacock"
    Channing Tatum has signed on to make his directorial debut on a film adaptation of "Silver Linings Playbook" author Matthew Quick's "Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock".The story centers on a troubled teenager who plans on killing his best friend and then…
    - 18 hours ago22 Nov 14, 3:52pm -
  • "Dallas" Trio Tackles Janis Joplin Biopic
    Jean-Marc Vallee ("Dallas Buyers Club," "Wild") is in talks to direct Amy Adams in the long-in-development biopic about musician Janis Joplin. Joplin began recording songs in 1964 before breaking out three years later as the lead singer of Big Bro…
    - 18 hours ago22 Nov 14, 3:50pm -
  • Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
    Wait what? So you scrolled to the bottom of this film review to check the score to see what gush or venom that you're going to imbibe by reading, and there was nothing? Could it be that bad? Surely not. You're probably thinking, 'this is JLAW bitch'…
    - 2 days ago21 Nov 14, 7:06pm -

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  • Exclusive Hobbit Behind-The-Scenes Still
    Thorin da housePeter Jackson has edited the upcoming issue of Empire - on newsagents' shelves next week (November 27) - and to celebrate, there will be an ever-so-tantalising drip feed of Hobbity goodness here on EmpireOnline.com. Yesterday, there wa…
    - 19 hours ago22 Nov 14, 2:49pm -
  • Podcast #137: Chadwick Boseman, Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi
    What we do in the podcast studio Two vampires (Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, writers/directors/stars of What We Do In The Shadows) and James Brown (Chadwick Boseman, star of Get On Up) make up the interview portion of this week's podcast, and t…
    - 2 days ago21 Nov 14, 5:01pm -
  • Empire’s Peter Jackson Issue Subscribers' Cover Arrives
    Five Armies, three elves, two heavenly creatures and one giant apePhoto: Louise HattonThe concluding chapter in the concluding Tolkien trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, will be with us in just three short weeks. But dry your tears a…
    - 2 days ago21 Nov 14, 3:28pm -
  • Jerry Bruckheimer Sets Global Frequency At Fox
    Adapting Warren Ellis comics for TVWhile they clearly have enormous plans for the cinema, Warner Bros. are continuing to plunder their DC comics catalogue for TV projects too. Like Gotham, one of their next major projects will be set up for the Fox c…
    - 2 days ago21 Nov 14, 12:23pm -
  • Mike Nichols 1931-2014
    The Graduate director dies aged 83Mike Nichols, the stage director and Oscar-winning filmmaker behind The Graduate, has died. He was 83.Among his many achievements, Nichols laid claim to being one of the only creative people to have scored all four m…
    - 2 days ago21 Nov 14, 9:33am -
  • Stephen King's The Stand Will Stretch To Four Films
    Josh Boone doesn't think it too manyIn recent years we've become accustomed to novels being adapted into multiple films, with the final volumes in the Harry Potter, Twilight and Hunger Games sagas all being split into two parts each. Then there's The…
    - 2 days ago21 Nov 14, 9:33am -
  • Jason Reitman Plans A Heist
    Nick Hornby to adapt I Would Only Rob Banks For My FamilyHis last two movies, Labor Day and Men, Women And Children, might not have been as rapturously received as some of his previous efforts, but Jason Reitman isn’t ready to turn to crime just ye…
    - 2 days ago21 Nov 14, 8:16am -
  • Martin Freeman Wants To Do The Taliban Shuffle
    He's in talks to join Tina Fey's new filmMartin Freeman is having a very good year. He won acclaim (and an Emmy nomination) for TV’s Fargo and more praise (plus an actual Emmy) for Sherlock and recently worked on the BBC’s drama The Eichmann Show…
    - 2 days ago21 Nov 14, 8:16am -
  • Bryce Dallas Howard May Meet Pete's Dragon
    She's in talks for the Disney rebootThanks to the likes of Smaug and Toothless, dragons are still – pun entirely intended and unapologetically delivered – hot. So Disney’s decision to throw Pete’s Dragon into the maw of the remake beast is pe…
    - 2 days ago21 Nov 14, 8:16am -
  • Steve McQueen Finds Widows
    He's adapting Lynda La Plante's 1980s TV seriesIn the last couple of days, there has been a lot of talk about Steve McQueen settling on a film about activist Paul Robeson as his next project. It appears he’s ready to zag when everyone expected him…
    - 2 days ago21 Nov 14, 8:16am -
  • Andrew Garfield May Head To Hacksaw Ridge
    Mel Gisbon in talks to direct the dramaThere was a time when we thought – not unreasonably – that Mel Gibson had reduced his career to a giant, smoking crater. But it would seem Hollywood is still willing to give him a second chance. He’s snagg…
    - 2 days ago21 Nov 14, 8:16am -
  • Matt Smith Encounters Patient Zero
    Somebody needs a doctorHe may have played a Doctor on television, but that doesn’t necessarily mean Matt Smith would be any use in a global pandemic. Unless you need someone to look quizzical in a fez, we assume. But that isn’t stopping him signi…
    - 2 days ago21 Nov 14, 8:16am -

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  • Variety’s MPC Puff Piece Reveals VFX Industry Woes; Few Solutions
    Technicolor, owner of London VFX house MPC, is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary. Variety has come out with a series of puff pieces to showcase the company and one piece was on how MPC values it’s artists: Moving Picture Co. Finds Valuing Artist…
    - 16 days ago6 Nov 14, 10:39pm -
  • Where Are The Women In VFX?
    Marvel’s Vice President of Post Production Victoria Alonso was a speaker at this week’s VES Summit where she asked “where are the girls?” and called for more women to work in VFX. In Variety’s report, she spoke about how lowering the gende…
    - 32 days ago22 Oct 14, 7:32am -
  • VFX Artist Michael Scott Seriously Injured
    VFX Artist Michael Scott has been very vocal about VFX issues on twitter. Michael was seriously injured after he was hit by a car: During a break from work, Michael Scott was walking to get dinner when a car jumped the curb and pinned him to a concre…
    - 53 days ago1 Oct 14, 5:59pm -
  • Deluxe Entertainment “Currently Vulnerable To Default”
    If you work at Stereo D, Method Studios, Encore Hollywood, or Iloura (list updated per comments below) you may have been aware about some recent news concerning parent company Deluxe Entertainment’s credit rating being downgraded by Standard & Poor…
    - 74 days ago10 Sep 14, 8:05am -
  • LA Siggraph Panel: State Of The VFX Industry
    This sunday I’ll be at the VFX BBQ by the VFX Progress Group. Later in the week on Tuesday I’ll be at OTIS college to attend a LA Siggraph panel on the state of the VFX Industry: When: Tuesday September 9th 2014 7:30-10pm Location: Otis College…
    - 80 days ago3 Sep 14, 9:38pm -
  • As CA Film Subsidy Passes, MPAA Prepares To Raise Stakes
    If you read through the posts on this blog about film subsidies one trend should be abundantly clear: Hollywood studios will take one government’s offer and game it against others in the hopes of increasing and maximizing the total amount of free t…
    - 81 days ago3 Sep 14, 5:39am -
  • VFX BBQ
    The VFX Progress Group will be having a BBQ that anyone is invited to attend. I will be there to answer any questions and help lobby for support of ADAPT’s legal effort: Veterans Memorial Park 4117 Overland Ave Culver City, CA 90230 Sunday, Septemb…
    - 88 days ago27 Aug 14, 6:01pm -
  • Trade Provision Supporting ADAPT Legal Effort In AB1839
    Big news came last week as CA bill AB1839 was amended: An amendment to proposed legislation to expand California’s film and TV tax credit urges trade action as a response to countries that have lured visual effects firms away with the promise of ge…
    - 89 days ago26 Aug 14, 4:44pm -
  • Sin Equity 2
    The gods have spoken: #vfx companies shall not hold equity in films, for verily shalt they perish from the earth. — bengrossmann (@bengrossmann) August 24, 2014 So much news about Prime Focus, so little time! I have yet to post my thoughts on the D…
    - 89 days ago26 Aug 14, 5:23am -
  • John Textor Demands Apology From VFX Soldier
    After my last post I received two emails from former Digital Domain 2.0 CEO John Textor. The contents of both emails were the same and posted below. The only difference between the two emails was the first one was sent with the subject “Blog” an…
    - 97 days ago18 Aug 14, 4:28pm -