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    New trailer for THE COMMUTER: The VFX are made by: Cinesite (VFX Supervisor: Stephane Paris) Nvizible (VFX Supervisor: Adam Rowland) The Production VFX Supervisor is Steve Begg. Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Release Date: 12 January 2018 (USA) © Vinc…
    - 15 hours ago24 Nov 17, 3:00pm -
    Cute and short first look at JURASSIC WORLD – FALLEN KINGDOM: From our Jurassic family to yours. @FilmBayona @PrattPrattPratt @BryceDHoward @LeDoctor #FALLENKINGDOM — Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) November 22, 2017…
    - 2 days ago23 Nov 17, 5:00pm -
  • THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS: VFX Breakdown by Rodeo FX
    Have a look at the VFX Breakdown by Rodeo FX about their work on THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Rodeo FX: Dedicated page about THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS on Rodeo FX website. Philippe Soeiro: My interview of Philippe Soeiro, VFX Supervisor…
    - 2 days ago23 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
    Brand new teaser for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI: The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisors: Mike Mulholland, Eddie Pasquarello, Dan Seddon and Alex Prichard) Hybride Important Looking Pirates Jellyfish Pictures One of Us Blind Ltd…
    - 3 days ago22 Nov 17, 5:00pm -
    Makuta VFX presents a selection of their VFX work made for the Indian blockbuster BAAHUBALI – THE CONCLUSION: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post BAAHUBALI 2 – THE CONCLUSION: VFX reel by Makuta VFX appeared first on The Art of V…
    - 3 days ago22 Nov 17, 3:30pm -
    Brand new trailer for PETER RABBIT: The Animation and VFX are made by: Animal Logic Rising Sun Pictures Director: Will Gluck Release Date: 9 February 2018 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post PETER RABBIT appeared first on The A…
    - 3 days ago22 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
  • JUSTICE LEAGUE: UI reel by Blind LTD
    Really nice UI work by Blind LTD created for JUSTICE LEAGUE (click on the picture below to watch the reel): WANT TO KNOW MORE? Blind LTD: Dedicated page about JUSTICE LEAGUE on Blind LTD website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post J…
    - 3 days ago22 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • THOR – RAGNAROK: Chad Wiebe – VFX Supervisor – Industrial Light & Magic
    In 2016, Chad Wiebe explained the work of Method Studios on DOCTOR STRANGE. He then joins Industrial Light & Magic and returns to the Thor universe for THOR: RAGNAROK.The post THOR – RAGNAROK: Chad Wiebe – VFX Supervisor – Industrial Light & M…
    - 4 days ago21 Nov 17, 3:00pm -
  • DETROIT: VFX Breakdown by Image Engine
    Have a look at the seamless work of Image Engine made for DETROIT: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Image Engine: Dedicated page about DETROIT on Image Engine website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post DETROIT: VFX Breakdown by Image Engine appe…
    - 4 days ago21 Nov 17, 12:30pm -
    Here is the trailer for A WRINKLE IN TIME: The VFX are made by: MPC (VFX Supervisors: Pete Dionne & Blaine Lougheed) ILM (VFX Supervisor: Richard McBride) Luma Pictures (VFX Supervisor: Brendan Seals) Crafty Apes One of Us Director: Ava DuVernay Rele…
    - 4 days ago20 Nov 17, 8:00pm -



  • The surprising costume VFX in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’
    Marvel has always done a great job of augmenting character suits or costumes in its movies. But one of the most seamless recently was for Hela in Thor: Ragnarok – check out the story at VFX Voice.
    - 2 days ago22 Nov 17, 8:53pm -
  • Behind the scenes of ‘Valerian’s’ Big Market
    When Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was released, I got the opportunity to talk to both overall VFX supe Scott Stokdyk and ILM supervisor Philippe Rebours about the Big Market sequence. Now with the film set for home entertainment relea…
    - 4 days ago21 Nov 17, 9:24am -
  • Early VFX Oscar predictions
    For Cartoon Brew, I weighed on what I thought were the early contenders for the VFX Oscar. What are your thoughts?
    - 4 days ago20 Nov 17, 11:26pm -
  • Lytro’s volume tracer
    Director Rodrigo Blaas and Lytro vfx super John Berton Jr told me about Lytro’s new volume tracer and the short they made to demo it. Check it out at Cartoon Brew.
    - 4 days ago20 Nov 17, 11:24pm -
  • SIGGRAPH Asia tech papers preview: 3D avatars from a single photo
    Over the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure of reading about and watching the results of digital human and faces research led by Hao Li. He is, simultaneously, CEO & Co-Founder of Pinscreen, Inc., Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the U…
    - 8 days ago16 Nov 17, 8:35pm -
  • Olivier Gondry on the making of Kylie Minogue’s ‘Come Into My World’
    My recollection of music videos from the 1990s to early 2000s is that they were almost like the ultimate VFX showreel. Of course, this was at the same time that CGI was making headways in feature filmmaking, with music videos taking advantage, too, o…
    - 10 days ago14 Nov 17, 7:46pm -
  • ‘Thor: Ragnarok’s’ Sakaar chase scene was also a courtship dance
    Stuck on Sakaar but looking to get back to Asgard, Thor, Valkeryie and Banner steal one of the Grandmaster’s ships, the Commodore. In a high octane chase scene through the city, they escape Sakaar fighters and exit through a wormhole. Digital Domai…
    - 14 days ago10 Nov 17, 11:14pm -
  • Korg. That is all.
    I couldn’t get enough of Korg in Thor: Ragnarok. Here’s my story at Cartoon Brew about how the character was made.
    - 14 days ago10 Nov 17, 9:36pm -
  • What went into those cool title and UI designs in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’?
    The explosion in visual effects work in comic book films is perhaps only matched by the explosion in design work also seen in those movies – everything from logo reveals, to main-on-end titles, screen UIs and other designs. One of the studios behin…
    - 15 days ago10 Nov 17, 1:07am -
  • Behind the scenes of that super-cool Bifrost scene in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’
    One of the scenes, as brief as it is, that really caught my eye in Thor: Ragnarok, was the Bifrost journey taken by Thor, Loki and an uninvited Hela. A mid-journey fight ensues, which ultimately sends Thor and Loki to the planet Sakaar. We’ve seen…
    - 15 days ago9 Nov 17, 9:31pm -

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  • newApple To Spend $4B On Content By 2022?
    Analyst Gene Munster for venture capital film Loup Ventures has published a report predicting that Apple will grow its investment in original video content from its current $500 million annual to a whopping $4.2 billion annual spend by 2022. The same…
    - 1 hour ago25 Nov 17, 4:27am -
  • newUniversal Pulls “Extinction” From Schedule
    Universal Pictures has reportedly pulled its sci-fi thriller “Extinction” from its upcoming release schedule two months before release. The project, starring Michael Pena and Lizzy Caplan, was previously set to open on January 26th. Eric Heissere…
    - 2 hours ago25 Nov 17, 4:13am -
  • newYoutube Purges Site Of Some Adult Content
    YouTube has reportedly begun purging its site of channels and videos deemed predatory or non-family friendly. Reportedly over fifty channels and thousands of videos have been removed in the last week, and the company has implemented age restrictions…
    - 2 hours ago25 Nov 17, 4:07am -
  • Quick News: MST3K, Dust, Envoy, War
    MST3K Netflix has officially renewed “Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return” for a second season of the revival (and twelfth overall). The announcement came at the conclusion of the annual Thanksgiving marathon of the show which runs on YouTub…
    - 12 hours ago24 Nov 17, 5:31pm -
  • Netflix’s “Godless” To Remain One And Done?
    Though conceived as limited one-off series with no plans for further episodes, both AMC’s “The Night Manager” and HBO’s “Big Little Lies” have been given the green light for second seasons – suggesting if a limited series is popular or…
    - 12 hours ago24 Nov 17, 5:30pm -
  • Zack Snyder’s Son Talks “League” Compromises
    Until Zack Snyder’s departure from the production of “Justice League” earlier this year due to a family tragedy, the project remained very much his. Even as Joss Whedon was brought on to pen the reshoots, it was still a Snyder film until he ste…
    - 15 hours ago24 Nov 17, 2:42pm -
  • Dark Horizons Black Friday Sales: Update 11/24 #2
    Black Friday is here, the biggest discounts you’ll see all year in electronics, computers, films, TV boxsets and console games have begun. The best selections on offer in these categories can be seen below. This list is set to be updated several ti…
    - 1 day ago24 Nov 17, 5:24am -
  • Legislators Target The “Battlefront II” Controversy
    Electronic Arts (EA) may have bitten off more than it can chew as the controversy over “Star Wars: Battlefront II” has taken a new serious turn that could impact the entire gaming industry as U.S. state legislators move to protect young gamers fr…
    - 1 day ago24 Nov 17, 4:34am -
  • “Dark Phoenix” Stakes & “Gambit” Shoot Dates
    With the cast contracts up, it looked like the “X-Men” franchise was going to close out with a bit of a whimper with the underwhelming “X-Men: Apocalypse”. Then things changed with many signing back onboard for Simon Kinberg’s “X-Men: Dar…
    - 1 day ago24 Nov 17, 2:58am -
  • “Justice League” FX Reel & Funnier Opening Talk
    One enjoyable cameo in Zack Snyder’s “Justice League” was that of Holt McCallany, the veteran actor who most recently has been drawing raves for his work as the co-lead in Netflix’s “Mindhunter”. McCallany appeared in ‘Justice’ right…
    - 1 day ago23 Nov 17, 7:05pm -
  • The Movies That Most Divided The Critics
    One of the dumbest complaints in cinema is that of trashing film critics, especially in the frame of referring them to as a whole. Film critics are as diverse in their taste as everyone else, and there are plenty of films where there’s deep divisio…
    - 1 day ago23 Nov 17, 6:38pm -
  • Emmerich To Produce “The Magic Flute” Movie
    Roland Emmerich and his Centropolis Entertainment label are teaming with Flimmer to co-produce a screen adaptation of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”. The story follows 15-year-old Tim Walker, who is sent from London to the Austrian…
    - 1 day ago23 Nov 17, 6:21pm -

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  • VFX pro to testify for trade action on VFX subsidies in NAFTA renegotiations
    Update: You can donate to Eric here: Huge thanks to all of you who helped contribute to comments on NAFTA renegotiations. VFX professional Eric Rosenthal left a comment in the previous post that he might…
    - 28 Jun 17, 8:15am -
  • The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) seeks comments on digital trade issues and potential remedies for NAFTA negotiations
    Statement from Daniel Lay, Co-Founder of the Association of Digital Artists, Professionals, and Technicians In 2013 Daniel Lay, the writer behind the industry blog VFX Soldier started ADAPT to help fund and direct a trade effort to curtail the use of…
    - 3 Jun 17, 2:34am -
  • 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…
    - 23 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 -