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    Here is the first trailer for HOTEL ARTEMIS with an impressive casting! The VFX are made by: Cantina Creative (VFX Supervisor: Venti Hristova) Director: Drew Pearce Release Date: 20 July 2018 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post…
    - 16 hours ago20 Apr 18, 3:00pm -
    Denzel Washington is back in action in this first trailer for THE EQUALIZER 2: The VFX are made by: Zero VFX (VFX Supervisor: Dan Cayer) Crafty Apes Mammal Studios The Production VFX Supervisor is Sean Devereaux. Director: Antoine Fuqua Release Date:…
    - 2 days ago19 Apr 18, 3:30pm -
    Really cool final trailer for DEADPOOL 2: The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor: Mike Brazelton) Framestore (VFX Supervisor: Stephane Naze) Method Studios (VFX Supervisor: Sean Konrad) The Production VFX Supervisor is Dan Glass. Direct…
    - 2 days ago19 Apr 18, 1:00pm -
  • OPERATION RED SEA (HONG HAI XING DONG): VFX Breakdown by Macrograph
    Korean studio Macrograph presents their work on OPERATION RED SEA (HONG HAI XING DONG): © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post OPERATION RED SEA (HONG HAI XING DONG): VFX Breakdown by Macrograph appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 2 days ago19 Apr 18, 12:00pm -
    Great final trailer for JURASSIC WORLD – FALLEN KINGDOM! The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisors: Alex Wuttke and Alex Wang) Important Looking Pirates (VFX Supervisor: Pietro Ponti) Image Engine (VFX Supervisor: Dave Morley)…
    - 3 days ago18 Apr 18, 4:30pm -
  • PACIFIC RIM – UPRISING: Jedediah Smith – Compositing Supervisor – Atomic Fiction
    Jedediah Smith joined Atomic Fiction in 2013 to work on STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS as a compositing artist. He then works on many films such as THE WALK, DEADPOOL, ALLIED and BLADE RUNNER 2049.The post PACIFIC RIM – UPRISING: Jedediah Smith – Compo…
    - 3 days ago18 Apr 18, 3:00pm -
  • ANON
    Here is the first trailer for ANON, the new movie by Andrew Niccol: The VFX are made by: Chimney (VFX Supervisor: Petter Lindholm) Director: Andrew Niccol Release Date: 11 May 2018 (UK) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post ANON appear…
    - 3 days ago18 Apr 18, 12:30pm -
  • PACIFIC RIM – UPRISING: Holograms by Blind LTD
    Blind LTD have released a bunch of pictures about their holograms work on PACIFIC RIM – UPRISING (click on the picture below to watch them): WANT TO KNOW MORE? Blind LTD: Dedicated page about PACIFIC RIM – UPRISING on Blind LTD website. © Vincen…
    - 3 days ago18 Apr 18, 10:00am -
    Here is the opening train chase sequence of MAZE RUNNER – THE DEATH CURE: The VFX are made by: Weta Digital (VFX Supervisor: Chris White) Director: Wes Ball Release Date: 26 January 2018 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post MA…
    - 4 days ago17 Apr 18, 7:00pm -
  • LOST IN SPACE: VFX Breakdown by Image Engine
    Did you like robots, spaceships and alien planet? Then be sure to watch this VFX breakdown by Image Engine about their work on LOST IN SPACE: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post LOST IN SPACE: VFX Breakdown by Image Engine appeared f…
    - 4 days ago17 Apr 18, 3:00pm -



  • Horses everywhere
    In February, I wrote this piece for 3D World magazine about their horse and rider agent. Check out the tutorial that Steven Regelous did, too.
    - 20 hours ago20 Apr 18, 11:11am -
  • Proceduralism from Rise
    Back for the February 2018 issue of 3D World magazine, I talked to Rise FX about their use of procedural workflows in Houdini for Babylon Berlin and The Dark Tower.
    - 2 days ago19 Apr 18, 12:10am -
  • The virtual production side of Ready Player One
    A look at the work with ILM and Digital Domain, at Cartoon Brew.
    - 2 days ago18 Apr 18, 11:20pm -
  • ILM’s Scott Farrar on those A Quiet Place creatures
    …and how they had to be re-designed with only 2 months to go! Read the article at Cartoon Brew.
    - 4 days ago16 Apr 18, 7:52pm -
  • The OASIS has you
    Check out the latest 3D Artist magazine for my behind the scenes look at Ready Player One and the work of ILM and Digital Domain.
    - 9 days ago12 Apr 18, 7:34am -
  • From VFX to directing
    For VFX Voice, I talked to a number of VFX artists who have made the jump to directing: Hasraf Dulull, Victor Perez and Miguel Ortega. Check out the projects they’ve worked on and tips for becoming a director.
    - 9 days ago11 Apr 18, 9:29pm -
  • What retro stories are you interested in seeing on vfxblog?
    There’s a whole bunch of retro stories coming soon to vfxblog. You can read past ones here, but I’d also love to know if vfxblog readers have any ideas for fun vfx retrospectives. Drop me a line at
    - 9 days ago11 Apr 18, 9:28pm -
  • DNEG is 20, feels like yesterday
    20 years has gone fast – I distinctly remember the studio’s first big project, Pitch Black. Trace their path in this story at VFX Voice.
    - 10 days ago11 Apr 18, 7:24am -
  • Insta-ventures
    Did you know I’m also on Instagram? Check out @vfxblog for pics and postings from my travels, some vfx-related, others not.
    - 10 days ago11 Apr 18, 7:23am -
  • Lara Croft and the waterfall
    I talked to Scanline for VFX Voice magazine about how they did the waterfall scene for Tomb Raider.
    - 10 days ago10 Apr 18, 9:19pm -

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  • new“Favourite,” “Captive” & More Date Changes
    Several films have set release dates today with the most notable being “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” and “The Lobster” director Yorgos Lanthimos’ attempt at a corset drama with “The Favourite”. The story is set in the court of Queen An…
    - 9 hours ago20 Apr 18, 10:11pm -
  • newCarpenter Confirmed For “Halloween” Score
    Filmmaker John Carpenter is a rare breed in that, with one or two exceptions, he does the musical scores for all the films he directs, and he doesn’t do them for any other filmmaker’s work. That stance now changes with producer Jason Blum confirm…
    - 9 hours ago20 Apr 18, 9:52pm -
  • new“Westworld” S3 May Not Air Until 2020
    Just a few days out from the second season premiere of HBO’s sci-fi western “Westworld” and talk is already turning towards the third season and when we might see it. Following a pattern proving more common these days with highly buzzed about s…
    - 9 hours ago20 Apr 18, 9:50pm -
  • new“God of War” Emotional Review Reaction
    Released in stores today, the PlayStation 4-exclusive “God of War” serves as both an entry point and soft reboot of the popular game series – shifting the story of vengeful warrior Kratos to battling the creatures of Norse mythology after havin…
    - 9 hours ago20 Apr 18, 9:47pm -
  • newBlomkamp Cancels Crowd-Funded “Firebase”
    “District 9” filmmaker Neill Blomkamp’s plans for a crowd-funded feature film version of his Oats Studios Vietnam War-set short film “Firebase” have collapsed. Blomkamp launched Oats Studios last year as an outlet for experimental shorts wh…
    - 11 hours ago20 Apr 18, 8:26pm -
  • newFull Trailer: Manga Adaptation “Bleach”
    Following a brief teaser earlier this year, a full trailer has now emerged for the live-action adaptation of Tite Kubo’s classic manga and anime franchise “Bleach”. The story of the comic follows a teenage boy who becomes a Soul Reaper when a f…
    - 11 hours ago20 Apr 18, 8:05pm -
  • new“Smallville” Actress Arrested Over Sex Cult
    After making headlines for her alleged role in the notorious sex slave cult NXIVM, “Smallville” actress Allison Mack has now been arrested reports The New York Post. Mack was last seen chasing after the cult’s leader Keith Raniere as cops haule…
    - 11 hours ago20 Apr 18, 7:59pm -
  • newNic Cage To Quit Acting In A Few Years?
    Though he’s made fun of quite a bit for his choices, everyone still seems to appreciate that we have Nicolas Cage’s performances in our lives. Enjoy it while you can though, because it may not happen for much longer. 54 year-old Cage was in Puert…
    - 11 hours ago20 Apr 18, 7:48pm -
  • newStarz Cancels “Ash vs. Evil Dead” Series
    Starz has officially cancelled “Ash vs. Evil Dead” with the show to wrap up with its third season finale next Sunday (April 29th). The series saw Bruce Campbell reprise his “Evil Dead” role of Ash Williams, a chainsaw-wielding anti-hero taske…
    - 12 hours ago20 Apr 18, 7:25pm -
  • new“IT” Actress Is The New “Nancy Drew”
    “IT” actress Sophia Lillis has been cast in the title role in the film “Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase,” a film adaptation of the popular Nancy Drew novels. Released in 1930, the book is the second volume in the series about the young fe…
    - 12 hours ago20 Apr 18, 7:20pm -
  • Balfe To Compose “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”
    Filmmaker Chris McQuarrie has confirmed on Twitter that Emmy-nominated Scottish composer Lorne Balfe has been set to compose the score for the upcoming “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”. A frequent collaborator with Hans Zimmer, most notably on t…
    - 13 hours ago20 Apr 18, 6:25pm -
  • Jones, Bloom, Brown Join “Angry Birds 2”
    Leslie Jones will play the villain while Rachel Bloom, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Zach Woods, Awkwafina, Lil Rel Howery, Dove Cameron, and Brooklynn Prince have all signed on for roles in the upcoming “The Angry Birds Movie 2” from Sony P…
    - 13 hours ago20 Apr 18, 6:03pm -

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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 -