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    Brand new trailer for SPIDER-MAN – HOMECOMING: The VFX are made by: Digital Domain (VFX Supervisor: Lou Pecora) Sony Pictures Imageworks (VFX Supervisor: Theo Bialek) Luma Pictures Method Studios (VFX Supervisor: Matt Dessero) Trixter (VFX Supervis…
    - 48 mins ago28 Mar 17, 1:00pm -
  • LOGAN: Dennis Jones – VFX Supervisor – Rising Sun Pictures
    Dennis Jones began his career in visual effects in London, working at Jim Henson's Creature Shop and Peerless Camera Company. He then joined Rising Sun Pictures in 2005 and worked on numerous films such as WATCHMEN, THE HUNGER GAMES, GRAVITY, X-MEN:…
    - 22 hours ago27 Mar 17, 4:00pm -
    Check out the final trailer for GHOST IN THE SHELL: The VFX are made by: MPC (VFX Supervisors : Axel Bonami and Arundi Asregadoo) Atomic Fiction (VFX Supervisor: Ryan Tudhope) Framestore Method Studios (VFX Supervisors: Greg Steele & Jason Billington…
    - 24 hours ago27 Mar 17, 2:00pm -
  • KONG – SKULL ISLAND: VFX Making of by Wired
    Nice making of by Wired about the VFX work of Industrial Light & Magic on KONG – SKULL ISLAND: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post KONG – SKULL ISLAND: VFX Making of by Wired appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 1 day ago27 Mar 17, 1:16pm -
    Excellent trailer for JUSTICE LEAGUE: The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor: Tom Proctor) MPC (VFX Supervisor: Seth Maury) Scanline VFX (VFX Supervisor: Bryan Hirota) Weta Digital (VFX Supervisor: Keith Miller) Blind Ltd (CG Supervisor…
    - 3 days ago25 Mar 17, 4:00pm -
  • THE GREAT WALL: Jay Mehta – VFX Supervisor – Base FX
    Jay Mehta started his career at Rhythm & Hues in 2007, where he worked on projects such as THE GOLDEN COMPASS, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN and LIFE OF PI. He then joined Base FX in 2014 and worked on projects like AGENT CARTER, B…
    - 4 days ago24 Mar 17, 5:00pm -
  • T2 – TRAINSPOTTING: VFX Breakdown by Union VFX
    Check out this cool VFX Breakdown by Union VFX about their work on T2 – TRAINSPOTTING: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Union VFX: Dedicated page about T2 – TRAINSPOTTING on union VFX website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post T2 – TRAINSP…
    - 4 days ago24 Mar 17, 1:53pm -
    Here is the first teaser for DEATH NOTE: The VFX are made by: Hydraulx (VFX Supervisor: Colin Strause) Director: Adam Wingard Release Date: August 25, 2017 (Netflix) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post DEATH NOTE appeared first on Th…
    - 4 days ago24 Mar 17, 10:00am -
  • SUICIDE SQUAD: Enchantress by Sony Pictures Imageworks
    Here is a new VFX breakdown by Sony Pictures Imageworks about their work on SUICIDE SQUAD, this time it’s about Enchantress: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Sony Pictures Imageworks: Dedicated page about SUICIDE SQUAD on Sony Pictures Imageworks. Mark Breakspea…
    - 5 days ago23 Mar 17, 2:00pm -
  • JOHN WICK – CHAPTER 2: Kirk Brillon – VFX Supervisor – Spin VFX
    Kirk Brillon joined Spin VFX in 2009 as a compositing artist. He works on numerous projects such as JOHN WICK, THE SHALLOWS, SUICIDE SQUAD and the series THE BORGIAS and GAME OF THRONES.The post JOHN WICK – CHAPTER 2: Kirk Brillon – VFX Supervis…
    - 6 days ago22 Mar 17, 4:00pm -



  • newWorld building
    The newest issue of 3D Artist magazine has a feature I put together focusing on Atomic Fiction’s Deadpool work, Rodeo FX’s Game of Thrones vfx and the game Obduction from Cyan.
    - 12 hours ago28 Mar 17, 2:04am -
  • How ILM approached the animation in Kong: Skull Island – it’s not how you think
    Newest story for Cartoon Brew is a deep dive on the character animation in Kong: Skull Island.
    - 4 days ago24 Mar 17, 9:39pm -
  • The origins of The Lawnmower Man are more surprising than you think
    Thrillist asked me to look into The Lawnmower Man, Brett Leonard’s VR horror/thriller from 1992 and which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. I talked to the director and found out some neat things about his approach to the story and vi…
    - 8 days ago20 Mar 17, 7:56pm -
  • The smart thing that SIGGRAPH is doing this year for Computer Animation Festival
    I don’t want to spoil it, but it’s related to VR. Check out my story on Cartoon Brew.
    - 13 days ago15 Mar 17, 9:07pm -
  • A bunch of world-class VFX and design artists are about to hit Melbourne and Sydney
    I’ve got to travel around to a few conferences and events recently and what I’ve found is, there’s nothing quite like hearing and learning directly from artists in visual effects and design – in person. In Australia, it can sometimes be trick…
    - 20 days ago8 Mar 17, 11:00pm -
  • The CG actors in Logan that went under the radar
    Many big action blockbusters these days makes use of digi-doubles. One of the latest to take advantage of advancements in scanning humans and realizing CG actors is Logan, for which Image Engine crafted digital Hugh Jackmans and avatars of the new mu…
    - 22 days ago6 Mar 17, 9:12pm -
  • Chatting with Rock Dog director Ash Brannon
    Over at Cartoon Brew, I talked to Pixar alumni and Rock Dog director Ash Brannon. His film was funded with Chinese investment but actually made in the US.
    - 26 days ago2 Mar 17, 9:30pm -
  • Kong VFX – a brief history
    Inverse does some fun retro pieces, especially when a new film is coming out. I was stoked they asked me to write a brief history of visual effectsbrief history of visual effects used in King Kong movies.
    - 28 days ago28 Feb 17, 2:55am -
  • Look! It’s your last-minute Oscar vfx breakdown fix
    The announcement of who won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects this year is literally just hours away…which is a perfect time to quickly revisit and watch some of the best breakdowns that have been doing the rounds for each of the nominated films. …
    - 30 days ago27 Feb 17, 12:46am -
  • Forging the fiery face of Ghost Rider for ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’
    Last year, the Marvel character Ghost Rider burst onto the small screen in ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for seven episodes of the series. The fiery effects required to bring Ghost Rider (played by Gabriel Luna) to life were orchestrated by FuseFX.…
    - 32 days ago24 Feb 17, 4:51am -

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  • newNew Dates For “Baby Driver,” “Stronger” & More
    A bunch of key release date changes have just been announced as CinemaCon gets into full swing in Las Vegas. First up, Sony Pictures has announced they have moved up Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver” by a month and a half. Originally slated for earl…
    - 8 hours ago28 Mar 17, 6:04am -
  • newTeller Joins Refn’s Amazon Series “Old”
    “Whiplash” star Miles Teller is set to star in “Drive” director Nicolas Winding Refn’s new crime-thriller series “Too Old to Die Young” for Amazon Studios. Teller plays a grieving police officer who, along with the man who shot his part…
    - 8 hours ago28 Mar 17, 6:03am -
  • newCole Hauser Commits “Acts of Violence”
    Cole Hauser is set to re-team with Bruce Willis for a fourth time in “Acts of Violence” at Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Lionsgate Premiere. Nicolas Aaron Mezzanatto’s script follows a man (Willis) who, when his fiance is kidnapped by human traf…
    - 8 hours ago28 Mar 17, 6:02am -
  • newAmber Heard Is “The Kind Worth Killing”
    Amber Heard is attached to headline Agnieszka Holland’s crime thriller “The Kind Worth Killing” for Chockstone Pictures and Nick Wechsler Productions. Based on Peter Swanson’s 2015 novel, Heard plays a mysterious and stunning killer who meets…
    - 8 hours ago28 Mar 17, 6:01am -
  • new“Heat: Director’s Cut” Hits Blu May 9th
    More so than pretty much anyone bar George Lucas, Michael Mann is a filmmaker who likes to keep tinkering with his works, and now one of his most famous is getting some touch ups. Fox Home Entertainment has announced the “Heat: Director’s Definit…
    - 8 hours ago28 Mar 17, 5:37am -
  • New “IT” Photos Tease First Trailer
    Warner Bros. Pictures has released three new photos from Andres Muschietti’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s “It” online ahead of the trailer premiere which looks to be either late tomorrow night or early Wednesday morning. The story follow…
    - 17 hours ago27 Mar 17, 8:51pm -
  • Ten Posters For Starz’s “American Gods”
    A month or so out from the premiere of “American Gods,” Starz has released ten colorful character posters for the series which adapts Neil Gaiman’s best-selling novel into a wild and ambitious series from “Hannibal” creator Bryan Fuller. Th…
    - 17 hours ago27 Mar 17, 8:37pm -
  • Katie Cassidy Returns To “Arrow” Full-Time
    Katie Cassidy is set to return to “Arrow” in a full-time capacity for the upcoming sixth season. Cassidy portrayed Laurel Lance/Black Canary for the first four seasons of The CW series before being killed off late in the fourth season. After she…
    - 17 hours ago27 Mar 17, 8:35pm -
  • “Deadwood” Creator Joins “True Detective” S3
    In unexpectedly great news, HBO has announced that they’re going ahead with a third season of their detective anthology series “True Detective,” and have brought in a steady hand to help creator and writer Nic Pizzolatto. That hand? David Milch…
    - 17 hours ago27 Mar 17, 8:19pm -
  • “Compton” Star Joins “Godzilla” Sequel
    “Straight Outta Compton” star O’Shea Jackson Jr. is in negotiations to join Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler and Vera Farmiga in “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” at Legendary. “Krampus” helmer Michael Dougherty is directing the project…
    - 18 hours ago27 Mar 17, 8:18pm -
  • “Deadpool 2” Scribes On A Lack Of Release Date
    “Deadpool” scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have been out and about doing press for their sci-fi film “Life” which opened this past week. In a new interview with THR, they confirm that the “Deadpool” sequel doesn’t have a set date a…
    - 18 hours ago27 Mar 17, 8:09pm -
  • Sony’s “Venom” To Be R-Rated Sci-Fi Horror
    The news came the other week that Sony was moving forward with its previously shelved “Venom” movie which would shoot later this year for an October 2018 release. Now, a new report at Collider indicates the script by Dante Harper (“Alien: Coven…
    - 18 hours ago27 Mar 17, 8:08pm -

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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…
    - 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 -
  • 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 -