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    First trailer for CREED featuring Sylvester Stallone: The VFX are made by: BigHugFX The Production VFX Supervisor is Dean Wright. Director: Ryan Coogler Release Date: 25 November 2015 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 2 days ago3 Jul 15, 7:00am -
  • Cinesite and Image Engine Join Forces
    Cinesite and Image Engine are joining their forces and will be present in London, Vancouver and Montreal! Here is the official press release: July 2nd, 2015, Cinesite and Image Engine today announced a merger of their two companies. The alliance give…
    - 3 days ago2 Jul 15, 4:39pm -
    Epic trailer for BAAHUBALI: THE BEGINNING with lots of VFX shots: The VFX are made by: Makuta Director: S.S. Rajamouli Release Date: 10 July 2015 (India) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
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    Nice making of by UPP about their VFX work on this EMERGING ISLANDS commercial: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 3 days ago2 Jul 15, 9:04am -
    This featurette of MONSTER HUNT have on-set footages and new VFX shots: The VFX are made by: Base FX Director: Raman Hui Release Date: 16 July 2015 © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 3 days ago2 Jul 15, 5:00am -
    Action and destruction in this teaser of LONDON HAS FALLEN: The VFX are made by: Worldwide FX Baseblack The Production VFX Supervisor is Sean Farrow. Director: Babak Najafi Release Date: 2 October 2015 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 201…
    - 4 days ago1 Jul 15, 6:00pm -
    First suit test by Scott Lang in this clip from ANT-MAN: The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisor : Russell Earl) Double Negative (VFX Supervisor : Alex Wuttke) Luma Pictures (VFX Supervisor : Vincent Cirelli) Method Studios (VFX…
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    MPC have just released this VFX breakdown about their work on NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM – SECRET OF THE TOMB: WANT TO KNOW MORE? MPC: Dedicated page about NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM – SECRET OF THE TOMB on MPC website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2…
    - 4 days ago1 Jul 15, 3:26pm -
    Cool featurette about John Connor from TERMINATOR: GENISYS: The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor : Pete Bebb) MPC (VFX Supervisor : Sheldon Stopsack) Lola VFX (VFX Supervisors : Edson Williams & Cliff Welsh) Stewart VFX (Compositing S…
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  • COCA COLA Minute Maid Pulpy: Making of
    Really nice making of by Platige Image about their VFX work on this COCA COLA Minute Maid Pulpy commercial: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Platige Image: Dedicated page about COCA COLA Minute Maid Pulpy on Platige Image website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VF…
    - 5 days ago30 Jun 15, 4:17pm -



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  • "Apocalypse" To Be X-Men's "True Birth"
    With Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Apocalypse" to be teased at Comic Con next weekend, Singer himself spoke with EW this weekend and says 'Apocalypse' is not only the end of the six main "X-Men" films, but also a 'birth' of sorts for the true X-Men:"This…
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  • "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" To Screw Up History
    Though the first season of The CW's "The Flash" played with time travel elements, the upcoming spin-off series "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" will put that front and center for its story of a collection of various side characters from both "The Flash" an…
    - 21 hours ago4 Jul 15, 3:50pm -
  • First Clip: "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation"
    Following on from several TV spots earlier this week, Paramount Pictures has debuted the first clip from the upcoming "Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation" with Tom Cruise returning as Ethan Hunt evading pursuers whilst on a bike, in the other part he a…
    - 21 hours ago4 Jul 15, 3:41pm -
  • Filming Delayed On "USS Indianapolis"
    Filming on "USS Indianapolis: Men Of Courage," the upcoming historical biopic about the famous ship sinking incident during WW2, has been halted temporarily due to problems with one of the vehicles.A vintage Navy PBY plane used during filming lande…
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  • Trank Teases "Fantastic Four" Doom Battle
    Ahead of a 20th Century Fox panel at Comic Con next weekend, "Fantastic Four" reboot director Josh Trank has spoken a bit more to EW about the upcoming film and teased a scene not yet properly glimpsed in the marketing so far.Discussing the quartet…
    - 22 hours ago4 Jul 15, 3:14pm -
  • Photo: Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn Cake
    Australian actress Margot Robbie turned twenty-five this week and to celebrate that milestone, she posted a photo of herself and a cake she received from her co-stars on the set of David Ayer's currently shooting "Suicide Squad". The actress, decked…
    - 22 hours ago4 Jul 15, 3:13pm -
  • The "John Carter" That Might Have Been
    Several years before the film began production, "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" creator and director Kerry Conran was attached to take the helm of a film adaptation of Edgar Rice Burrough's beloved science fiction series "John Carter of Mars"…
    - 2 days ago3 Jul 15, 7:18pm -
  • "Selma" Helmer Will NOT Direct "Panther"
    "Selma" director Ava DuVernay has officially ended the rumors that she would be taking the helm of Marvel's "Black Panther". Speaking with Essence magazine, DuVernay provided a definitve answer about her involvement:"I'm not signing on to direct B…
    - 2 days ago3 Jul 15, 7:17pm -
  • Snyder, Affleck Comment On Marvel vs. DC
    Fans have long debated the difference between DC and Marvel movies, a debate that will only get bigger as Warners expands its fledgling DC Cinematic Universe in coming years and offers a big push of that front at next weekend's Comic Con.A few mont…
    - 2 days ago3 Jul 15, 5:40pm -
  • Netflix Having Trouble Cracking "Iron Fist"?
    We've already had "Daredevil," "Jessica Jones" is due later this year and "Luke Cage" is coming in 2016. Yet news of the fourth of the proposed TV series collaborations between Marvel and Netflix, "Iron Fist," has been strangely quiet.A new report…
    - 2 days ago3 Jul 15, 5:38pm -
  • Matt Smith's "Genisys" Role Explained
    As this week's film release "Terminator Genisys" was planned as the start of a new trilogy within the venerable sci-fi series, the film incorporates some elements and twists that don't make sense in the context of this film alone. Others seem oddly…
    - 2 days ago3 Jul 15, 4:49pm -
  • New Details On "Batman v Superman" Scenes
    Following on from yesterday's first look photos, new details have emerged about various key scenes in Zack Snyder's upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" film.EW reports that one "comically grim" scene will take place at Wayne Manor and fea…
    - 2 days ago3 Jul 15, 4:25pm -


  • Latest Ant-Man Trailer Jumps Online
    ''We should call the Avengers...''The buzz around Marvel’s latest has certainly been taking on a more positive note of late and, as Ant-Man prepares to arrive in cinemas, the latest trailer has gone online. This is your chance to become the viewer…
    - 2 days ago3 Jul 15, 3:07pm -
  • Podcast 168: Hayley Atwell
    Agent Carter, at your service The charming and wonderful Hayley Atwell stops by the Empire Podcast booth for a lengthy chat about her Marvel TV series, Agent Carter, touching on mid-audition nausea and how she'd fight Empire if need be. Elsewhere, th…
    - 2 days ago3 Jul 15, 2:36pm -
  • Exclusive New Deadpool Image
    Say hello to Negasonic Teenage WarheadDeadpool's Negasonic Teenage Warhead meet Empire readers. Empire readers meet Negasonic Teenage Warhead. You’re going to get along famously. To add to Ryan Reynolds’ tweet a few months back introducing Deadpo…
    - 2 days ago3 Jul 15, 11:15am -
  • Bryan Singer Teases New X-Men: Days Of Future Past Rogue Cut Footage
    'This is not just an extended edition...'Pending its first public airing at Comic-Con next week, Bryan Singer has taken to the social medias with a brief, busy teaser for the new Rogue Cut of X-Men: Days Of Future Past. See how many new bits you can…
    - 2 days ago3 Jul 15, 8:09am -
  • Mark Wahlberg Joins Mile 22
    Iko Uwais and Ronda Rousey already aboardWith Peter Berg already on board to produce the action thriller Mile 22, you might have wondered whether he’d reach out to Mark Wahlberg about a role. You’d be right to wonder, because Wahlberg is now lock…
    - 3 days ago2 Jul 15, 11:07pm -
  • Simon Kinberg Talks Deadpool
    ''It’s graphic. Nothing is taboo...''Given the big platform that is next week’s San Diego Comic-Con, Fox will naturally be taking the chance to hype Deadpool, which has Ryan Reynolds finally getting a proper crack at the wise-cracking, violent ch…
    - 3 days ago2 Jul 15, 11:07pm -
  • Hawk The Slayer To Return In A Sequel
    Terry Marcel prepping Hawk The HunterClearly it's a week for unexpected and belated sequels. A day after the news that Robin Hardy is prepping the final part of his Wicker Man trilogy, comes the revelation that Hawk The Slayer is also set to return,…
    - 3 days ago2 Jul 15, 10:52pm -
  • New Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp Trailer Online
    Introducing Jon Hamm!With the show arriving at the end of the month on Netflix, Wet Hot American Summer prequel First Day Of Camp has brought a full trailer online. And – joy! – it’s a thing of comedy beauty.While the movie took place on the la…
    - 3 days ago2 Jul 15, 6:44pm -
  • New Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Images
    Chinny reckoningAs the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con is now less than a week away, the studios are gearing up to show off what they have to offer in the worlds of science fiction, fantasy, romance, adventure and, of course, superheroics. With Marvel’s C…
    - 3 days ago2 Jul 15, 6:44pm -
  • Stana Katic Ready For The Rendezvous
    Raza Jaffrey co-starring in the adventure filmUsually found tracking down criminals and romancing Nathan Fillion’s Richard Castle in TV’s Castle, Stana Katic has used her hiatus from the show to seek out a little adventure. She’s co-starring wi…
    - 3 days ago2 Jul 15, 6:29pm -
  • Exclusive First Trailer For Spanish Thriller Marshland
    The acclaimed serial killer mystery gets a poster tooPromising to do for Andalusia what Blue Ruin, Cold In July and the first season of True Detective did for the southern US, Goya-winner Marshland has a rural noir flavour that’s already impressed…
    - 3 days ago2 Jul 15, 2:21pm -
  • The Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015: Highlights And Round-Up
    Inside Out and 45 Years take a bowThe sun has set on this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival, meaning that it's time for a spot of reflection. In general, there was a lot to like about the 2015 programme, which featured plenty of interestin…
    - 3 days ago2 Jul 15, 12:32pm -

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  • 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…
    - 80 days ago16 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…
    - 82 days ago14 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 -
  • The Irony As DreamWorks Closes PDI & Sheds 500 Jobs
    In the same week that ADAPT announced an end to its legal effort, DreamWorks Animation announced the closure of PDI and the shedding of 500 jobs. Sad news and you could cut the irony with a knife. ADAPT’s legal effort to mitigate the use of subsidi…
    - 23 Jan 15, 4:47am -
  • ADAPT Legal Effort On Subsidies Ends
    For the past year, Scott Ross and I (Daniel Lay), as well as others that cannot be named, have been lobbying the Visual Effects industry along with others to support the formation of ADAPT, a trade organization as well as a legal case that would pena…
    - 19 Jan 15, 8:48pm -
  • Keep Digging
    I was contacted by some in the media. The reporter admitted they lack the technical abilities which many of you VFX pros have to actually find out what’s out there in the Sony hack. This made me realize something: VFX pros are the only ones in the…
    - 6 Dec 14, 8:24pm -
  • Sony Hack Reveals Croner VFX Animation & Games Industry Wages
    Yesterday 25GB of data in the sony hack was made available for download. The data unfortunately contains extremely sensitive and personal information. If you worked at Sony it’s pretty safe to say your private information including your ssn have b…
    - 4 Dec 14, 6:08am -
  • Sony Hack May Reveal Sensitive Imageworks VFX Info
    Just arrived back to the US after a trip to Australia and as many of you know, there was quite a big story concerning a data security breach at Sony Pictures. A text file was released containing a huge list of names of file the hackers claimed to…
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