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  • newTHE ROVER
    Here is the official trailer of THE ROVER by director David Michôd: The VFX are made by: Fuel VFX (VFX Supervisor : Dave Morley) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 7 hours ago24 Apr 14, 5:00pm -
  • FMX 2014
    Here are the first videos of FMX 2014: Are you ready? The FMX 2014 will open tomorrow with as always an impressive program and speakers. The program will focus on THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, GRAVITY, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, THE GRAND BUDAP…
    - 13 hours ago24 Apr 14, 11:00am -
    Here is a new trailer for SIN CITY – A DAME TO KILL FOR: The VFX are made by: Prime Focus World (VFX Supervisors : Jon Cowley, Tim McGovern and Joshua Saeta) The Show VFX Supervisor is Stefen Fangmeier © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
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  • LONE SURVIVOR: Jesper Kjolsrud (VFX Supervisor) & Bernhard Kimbacher (Compositing Supervisor) – Image Engine
    In 2011, Jesper Kjolsrud had explained in details the work of Image Engine for THE THING. He then supervised the effects R.I.P.D.As one of Image Engine’s longest serving crewmembers, Bernhard Kimbacher has contributed to many of the company’s p…
    - 1 day ago23 Apr 14, 2:00pm -
  • THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: VFX Breakdown by Look Effects
    After the VFX breakdown for THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, Look Effects have released a new great VFX breakdown this time about the various mix of effects for THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL. Click here to watch it. WANT TO KNOW MORE? Look Effects: My int…
    - 2 days ago23 Apr 14, 8:00am -
  • NOAH: Dan Schrecker – VFX Supervisor – Look Effects
    Since his last interview here, Dan Schrecker worked on several projects such as THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY and GODS BEHAVING BADLY. NOAH is the occasion to work again with director Darren Aronofsky since BLACK SWAN.
    - 2 days ago22 Apr 14, 2:00pm -
    Here are the first five minutes of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 3 days ago22 Apr 14, 10:00am -
  • THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY: VFX Breakdown by Look Effects
    Look Effects have just published a beautiful VFX breakdown of their invisible work on THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY. WANT TO KNOW MORE? Look Effects: My interview of Everett Burrell – Senior VFX Supervisor. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX –…
    - 3 days ago22 Apr 14, 7:34am -
  • Visual Effects Society on YouTube
    Great news! The Visual Effects Society have launched their really cool YouTube channel. Here are some of the great things you will find on this channel: Alfonso Cuarón and the making of Gravity CGI Breakdowns including Game of Thrones, The Wolf of W…
    - 3 days ago21 Apr 14, 2:07pm -
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA – THE WINTER SOLDIER: Oliver Hohn – Compositing Supervisor – RISE
    Oliver Hohn is working for over 5 years in the compositing at RISE. He has participated on various movies such as PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, CLOUD ATLAS or IRON MAN 3.
    - 5 days ago19 Apr 14, 1:00pm -


  • FMX 2014: day one report
    FMX 2014 got underway in Stuttgart, Germany on Tuesday. Over the years, this has become Europe's premiere VFX related conference and this year is no exception. We recap some of the highlights from the first day, with help from fxphd prof Matt Leonard…
    - 1 day ago23 Apr 14, 4:55pm -
  • fxguidetv #189: Flame 2015 from NAB
    We cover the new release of Flame 2015 in an exclusive interview with Product Designer Philippe Soeiro.
    - 6 days ago19 Apr 14, 3:18am -
  • VFX in TVCs: amazing baby and amazing SUV
    Behind the scenes of two recent TVCs for Evian and Nissan with VFX by Mikros Image and Digital Domain.
    - 8 days ago17 Apr 14, 7:36am -
  • Divergent’s digi-environments and creatures
    In this bonus article for fxinsiders, find out more about the digital environments and CG work in Divergent.
    - 8 days ago17 Apr 14, 7:31am -
  • the vfx show #181: Noah
    Mike Seymour, Matt Wallin and TyRuben Ellingson discuss the deluge in Darren Aronofsky's Noah.
    - 10 days ago15 Apr 14, 7:45am -
  • fxguidetv #188: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    This week on fxguidetv we're at ILM to discuss their incredible visual effects for Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, looking in-depth at the Helicarriers and Falcon.
    - 13 days ago11 Apr 14, 2:00pm -
  • Flame 2015: New Features and a New Family
    Flame 2015 and Smoke 2015 were introduced at NAB this week - here's fxguide's rundown of the new releases.
    - 14 days ago11 Apr 14, 2:27am -
  • the rc #141: NAB Live from Vegas
    This week Mike and Jason (and John briefly) discuss NAB 2014 and some impressive new tech gear and cameras. Some of the tech discussed includes Blackmagic URSA, AJA CION, and more.
    - 15 days ago10 Apr 14, 8:49am -
  • fxinsider bonus videos: more on ILM’s Noah vfx
    In these bonus videos for fxinsiders, we talk to ILM's Grady Cofer & Philippe Rebours about the 'creation' sequence in Noah & the Watcher characters. Thanks for being a member.
    - 15 days ago10 Apr 14, 6:18am -
  • Art directing effects for inFAMOUS: Second Son
    Behind the particle effects in inFAMOUS: Second Son, a new game where the hero conjures up an array of smoke and neon powers.
    - 15 days ago9 Apr 14, 8:45pm -
  • NUKE STUDIO – Exclusive interview + First Screen shots
    We talk to The Foundry's Jon Wadelton and Philippa Carroll about NUKE STUDIO. PLUS, the first screen shots from the new toolset.
    - 17 days ago8 Apr 14, 1:08am -
  • The Winter Soldier: ILM’s Helicarrier crash: Exclusive
    See how ILM crashed a Helicarrier in this video on Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
    - 18 days ago7 Apr 14, 8:02am -


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  • newTrailer: Trust Me
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  • newTrailer: As Above So Below
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  • newTrailer: Transformers: Age of Extinction
    Japanese Trailer
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  • newTrailer: Jessabelle
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  • newTrailer: REC 4: Apocalypse
    Spanish Trailer
    - 3 hours ago24 Apr 14, 9:10pm -
  • newTrailer: Sex Tape
    Green-Band Trailer
    - 3 hours ago24 Apr 14, 9:09pm -
  • newFeige Talks "Ant-Man" Impact, Thanos Casting
    Of all the Marvel films, the one that is arguably taking the longest to get to screen is "Ant-Man". Filmmaker Edgar Wright was attached and working on the project back when the first "Iron Man" film went into production, but Wright's other projects…
    - 4 hours ago24 Apr 14, 7:55pm -
  • new"Friday the 13th" Becomes A TV Series
    Jason Voorhees is coming to the small screen.Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Crystal Lake Entertainment have set a deal to produce a new hour-long dramatic series based upon the characters and settings of the "Friday The 13th" film franchise.Bill Ba…
    - 4 hours ago24 Apr 14, 7:53pm -
  • new"Jem and the Holograms" Casts Its Leads
    "Nashville" actress Aubrey Peeples is set to play the title role in the upcoming live-action film version of the classic 1980s cartoon and Hasbro toyline "Jem and the Holograms".The film's director Jon M. Chu announced the four lead roles today wit…
    - 4 hours ago24 Apr 14, 7:23pm -
  • newJoss Whedon On "Ultron" & Emotional Robots
    Joss Whedon is currently at work in England on the upcoming sequel "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and so far it sounds like he's having a blast. Whilst contributing to the upcoming 300th issue of Empire Magazine, Whedon spoke about Ultron himself, th…
    - 6 hours ago24 Apr 14, 5:41pm -
  • newPhoto Scan: First "Warcraft" Set Photo
    The new issue of Empire includes the very first look at the set of the upcoming "Warcraft" movie currently filming in Vancouver. The photo shows the film's director Duncan Jones ("Source Code," "Moon") checking monitors watching his actors work. B…
    - 6 hours ago24 Apr 14, 5:40pm -
  • newBesson On "Taken 3," "Lucy 2," "Transporter 4"
    French filmmaker Luc Besson appeared at WonderCon last weekend to promote the upcoming Scarlett Johansson-led action-thriller "Lucy". During the visit he talked about the possibility of a sequel for not just this film but two of his other big franch…
    - 6 hours ago24 Apr 14, 5:36pm -


  • newAmanda Seyfried Joins Pan
    Along with fellow recruits Nonso Anozie & Kathy BurkeWith the cameras now scheduled to roll next week at Leavesden Studios, Joe Wright has rounded out the cast for Peter Pan origin tale Pan. Amanda Seyfried, Nonso Anozie, Kathy Burke, Jack Charles, T…
    - 3 hours ago24 Apr 14, 8:57pm -
  • newFriday The 13th Scares Up New TV Series
    Jason Voorhees will stalk on to the small screenWe know Jason Voorhees likes to take his sweet time when he’s stalking his victims on the big screen in the Friday The 13th franchise. But it would seem he’s taking too long to make it back to cinem…
    - 3 hours ago24 Apr 14, 8:57pm -
  • newPeter Serafinowicz Will Spy
    For Paul FeigThough the cameras are already rolling, Paul Feig is making sure international audiences pay attention to his latest collaboration with Melissa McCarthy, Spy, by recruiting a variety of talent from around the globe. New to the cast are P…
    - 3 hours ago24 Apr 14, 8:57pm -
  • newMark Strong Heads To Grimsby
    He's joining Sacha Baron Cohen's new comedyMark Strong has played both heroes and villains and we know he can be funny when it counts. For his next trick, he’s going to have to put up with a rowdy Sacha Baron Cohen, joining the cast of Grimsby.With…
    - 3 hours ago24 Apr 14, 8:57pm -
  • newTrust Me Trailer Arrives
    Clark Gregg is an agent... but not CoulsonClark Gregg might be best known right now as Agent Phil Coulson, who died at the hands of Loki in The Avengers, only to be reborn ready to lead Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. on TV. But he’s also a write…
    - 3 hours ago24 Apr 14, 8:26pm -
  • newMonty Python's Reunion Show Will Hit Screens
    In the UK and around the worldDespite the announcement of extra shows, there are still many out there who were frustrated that they couldn’t get tickets to see the Monty Python team reunite for Monty Python Live (mostly) at the O2 Arena. There’s…
    - 3 hours ago24 Apr 14, 8:26pm -
  • newFirst Trailer For As Above, So Below
    Paris! City of lights out...People travel to Paris for all sorts of reasons. It’s the City of Lights. A bastion of romance. A haven for art-lovers. A focus point for culinary fans. But thanks to As Above, So Below, we also know there are those who…
    - 7 hours ago24 Apr 14, 5:05pm -
  • newThe Third Hobbit Is Now Subtitled The Battle Of The Five Armies
    But the box set may go back to There And Back AgainJ.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit has seen many ups and downs in its journey to the screen. It's changed director, gone from two films to three, and now sees the third film retitled from There And Back aga…
    - 8 hours ago24 Apr 14, 4:03pm -
  • newPeter Farrelly Talks Dumb And Dumber To
    'We didn't want to make Dumb And Dumber Lite'It's been 20 years – gulp – since Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne stunned the world with their infectious brand of moronic mishaps in Dumb And Dumber and pretty soon they’ll be back with more of the…
    - 11 hours ago24 Apr 14, 12:57pm -
  • Ron Howard Finds The Truth About Harry Quebert
    Adapting Joel Dicker's international bestsellerRon Howard currently has an extraordinary 24 future projects listed as "in development" on the IMDb. We can now make that 25, since he and his Imagine Entertainment partner Brian Grazer have just nabbed…
    - 13 hours ago24 Apr 14, 11:08am -
  • Joss Whedon Talks Avengers: Age Of Ultron
    'Ultron is genuinely disturbed... he's not a creature of logic'This sceptred isle will soon be a Chitauri sceptred isle if Joss Whedon has any say in the matter. The Anglophile writer/director of Avengers: Age Of Ultron has established his production…
    - 13 hours ago24 Apr 14, 11:08am -
  • Mark William Shakespeare's 450th Birthday With This Exclusive Image From Bill
    Get another look at the new Shakespeare comedyToday - according to many sources, but not Wikipedia so frankly we don't know what to think - marks the 450th birthday of the greatest writer the world has ever known, one Mr. William Shakespeare. And to…
    - 16 hours ago24 Apr 14, 8:02am -

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  • LA Mayor’s Film Czar Office Accuses Local Businesses Of Extortion
    The LA Daily News reports on some recommendations by the LA Mayor’s Film Czar office at City Hall which you can hear at the 16:25 mark here: Alluding to industrywide complaints that store owners frequently ask for money in return for allowing a pr…
    - 4 days ago21 Apr 14, 7:00am -
  • US International Trade Commission Affirms VFX Soldier
    Last month many of you read about the blockbuster revelation by the MPAA that made national and international news and bolstered our legal effort to place anti-subsidy duties on trade distorting subsidized VFX. This was a case concerning dental brace…
    - 16 days ago9 Apr 14, 6:02am -
  • Assemblymember Mike Gatto Townhall Meeting Saturday
    @VFXSoldier raises some good points. A federal approach (duties & other rules) is also needed @vfxlaw @shootincali @filmworksla @SaveLAFilm— Mike Gatto (@mikegatto) March 27, 2014 Assemblymember Mike Gatto is one of the main legislators behind the…
    - 22 days ago3 Apr 14, 6:03am -
  • Frozen Breaks Animation Record
    Over the weekend some great news: Disney’s hit film “Frozen” has become the top-grossing animated film in box office history, knocking Woody off his pedestal. With its opening in Japan this weekend, “Frozen” has taken the top spot and push…
    - 24 days ago31 Mar 14, 7:01pm -
  • Digital Domain Holdings Loses $USD 25M In 2013
    Latest financials have been released for Digital Domain Holdings which is the company that partly own’s Digital Domain: DIGITAL DOMAIN (00547.HK) announced that in 2013, the revenue rose 153% yearly to $467 million; loss equaled $192 million, again…
    - 29 days ago27 Mar 14, 8:16am -
  • DreamWorks Linked To ILM/Pixar Collusion Cartel
    Citizen Lame #vfx…— Jesse Toves (@zeustoves) March 27, 2014 Three years ago I wrote about an anti-poaching agreement revealed in a Federal investigation between Pixar and ILM. The cas…
    - 29 days ago27 Mar 14, 6:37am -
  • Daemen College Prez Wrong On VFX Solutions
    Last summer a number of readers emailed me about a college in Buffalo, New York partnering up with a subsidy induced VFX startup called Empire VFX. I largely ignored the story because if you knew the intimate details of NY’s subsidy program, you’…
    - 31 days ago25 Mar 14, 6:50am -
  • The Suckers Bet
    Sigh. I’m really surprised that I have to write this post but I’ll go ahead. Some in the VFX community are going starry-eyed over some potential carve out for VFX in the CA film subsidy bill. Some have been given the impression that if we contin…
    - 35 days ago21 Mar 14, 6:19am -
  • LA City Council Ad Hoc Film Committee Meeting This Friday
    A few weeks ago I went to City Hall to attend an Ad Hoc Film Committee Meeting setup by LA City Council. You can hear my statement in my post about the meeting. This event is open to the public and I will be “suiting up” to make another appearanc…
    - 37 days ago19 Mar 14, 6:14am -
  • Sony Notifies Government Of Pending US Layoffs
    California State employment officials were sent a WARN act filing yesterday by Sony. In the US large employers are required to send employees a 60 day notice of a large layoff of facility closing. One of the addresses listed is the location of Sony P…
    - 37 days ago19 Mar 14, 5:57am -