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  • SAN ANDREAS: VFX Breakdown by Image Engine
    Image Engine have just released their VFX breakdown about their work on SAN ANDREAS: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Image Engine: Dedicated page about SAN ANDREAS on Image Engine website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 23 hours ago27 Aug 15, 4:11pm -
  • ATTACK ON TITAN (Shingeki No Kyojin)
    New VFX shots in this cool trailer of ATTACK ON TITAN (Shingeki No Kyojin): The VFX are made by: Sultamedia FX Director: Shinji Higuchi Release Date: 1 August 2015 (Japan) & 19 September 2015 (Japan) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 3 days ago25 Aug 15, 11:00am -
  • TED 2: Blair Clark – Production VFX Supervisor
    In 2012, Blair Clark talked to us about his work on TED. Then he worked on AFTER EARTH and worked again with director Seth MacFarlane on his film A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST. He explains today his work on this new episode of TED.
    - 4 days ago24 Aug 15, 2:00pm -
    Really nice TV commercial for THE MARTIAN: The VFX are made by: MPC (VFX Supervisor : Anders Langlands) Framestore (VFX Supervisor : Chris Lawrence) The Senate (VFX Supervisor : Adam McInnes) Industrial Light & Magic Territory Studio The Production V…
    - 4 days ago24 Aug 15, 11:00am -
  • GAME OF THRONES: Dragons by Rhythm & Hues
    The team of Rhythm & Hues talks about his Dragon work on GAME OF THRONES: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Rhythm & Hues: Dedicated page about GAME OF THRONES on Rhythm & Hues. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 4 days ago24 Aug 15, 6:50am -
  • Interviews of the Week #34
    Here is the recap of my interviews of the week #34. So you won’t miss any of them. TED 2: Glenn Melenhorst – VFX Supervisor – Iloura Earlier this year, Glenn Melenhorst explained to us the work of Iloura on THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WA…
    - 5 days ago23 Aug 15, 1:07pm -
  • Madden NFL 16 – Madden: The Movie
    “Madden: The Movie” is an excellent commercial for Madden NFL 16 with the VFX and color made by MPC: WANT TO KNOW MORE? MPC: Dedicated page about XX on MPC website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 6 days ago22 Aug 15, 3:14pm -
  • THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.: VFX Breakdown by BlueBolt
    Excellent VFX breakdown with environments and car chase by BlueBolt for THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.: WANT TO KNOW MORE? BlueBolt: Dedicated page about XX on BlueBolt website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 7 days ago21 Aug 15, 3:10pm -
  • FANTASTIC FOUR: Kevin Smith – VFX Supervisor – Weta Digital
    Kevin Smith began his career in the visual effects in 1993 at Boss Film. A few years later he joined Weta Digital to work on the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy. He worked on many projects such as AVATAR, RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, THE ADVENTURES OF T…
    - 8 days ago20 Aug 15, 2:00pm -
  • VIEW Conference 2015
    The 16th edition of VIEW Conference will happen this October. The Art of VFX is proud to be a media partner! The VIEW conference team is working hard on the program. Two great VFX speakers have been already announced! That will be Christopher Townsen…
    - 8 days ago20 Aug 15, 7:00am -



  • newFancy a miniature for your mantelpiece?
    Propstore is hosting an entertainment memorabilia auction on 23 September. Amongst the many props, replicas, wardrobe items and movie history are several effects miniatures and VFX pieces. One item I love is this Martian Giant Robot CGI Texture Refer…
    - 9 hours ago28 Aug 15, 6:00am -
  • newThrill of the chase – The Man From U.N.C.L.E
    The Man From U.N.C.L.E. offers up some great action scenes, and plenty of seamless visual effects work thanks to overall supe Richard Bain and teams at RiseFX, Cinesite and BlueBolt. I found out how three of the best chase scenes in the film were mad…
    - 9 hours ago28 Aug 15, 5:52am -
  • Trojan Horse Was a Unicorn – what is that?
    That’s what I said to myself the first couple of times I heard about this seemingly obscure art/design/vfx conference in Portugal. But now about to hit its third year, Trojan Horse has in fact become one of the most sort out events of the year. In…
    - 1 day ago27 Aug 15, 3:41am -
  • Masters of FX: How the BAT from Dark Knight Rises was made
    In my new book Masters of FX I profile 16 of the world’s best effects supervisors. One of the greats is special effects supe Chris Corbould, a veteran of the Bond franchise and Chris Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy and Inception. Chris had worked on…
    - 7 days ago22 Aug 15, 12:41am -
  • How one VFX artist made these 3 minutes of madness
    Visual effects artist Alf Lovvold has made an incredible CG short pretty much on his own and rendering it all on the GPU. I asked him about the process. Includes some neat befores and afters and videos.
    - 8 days ago20 Aug 15, 4:14am -
  • Masters of FX, the book!
    Focal Press and Ilex will be publishing my first book, Masters of FX, in August. This 192 page book, which includes forewords by director James Cameron and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, features interviews with 16 of the world’s best visual effe…
    - 12 days ago16 Aug 15, 8:27am -
  • fxphd – post SIGGRAPH special
    Most people will know I work for fxguide, but you might not know about fxguide’s sister company fxphd which offers visual effects training. The concept is: online video tutorials and access to the people (vfx industry pros) via forums and discussio…
    - 12 days ago16 Aug 15, 8:27am -
  • fxguide SIGGRAPH 2015 coverage
    If you didn’t make it SIGGRAPH this year, don’t despair because the guys from fxguide have daily reports and an fxguidetv ep to share. Almost too much to mention, but the highlights seemed to OTOY, Pixar’s User Group and the many VFX production…
    - 12 days ago16 Aug 15, 8:26am -
  • Witcher 3 cinematic success
    Sometimes you never know which stories will be popular on fxguide. I talked to Digic Pictures about their great Witcher 3 cinematic, and they provided us with an insane amount of breakdown pics and videos. The result was a lot of reads – love the d…
    - 12 days ago16 Aug 15, 8:23am -
  • Game of Thrones – season 5’s VFX
    My two favourite GOT eps this season were Hardhome and The Dance of Dragons, which also just happened to be the ones I could speak to HBO’s visual effects team about. Mike Seymour also presented a new WIRED DesignFX video on Rhythm & Hues’ great…
    - 12 days ago16 Aug 15, 8:22am -

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  • "Force Awakens" Clip Teases New Trailer?
    The official Instagram account for "Star Wars" has posted a 15-second tease of footage from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" including shots not previously seen in the two earlier trailers. There's nothing attached to the clip in terms of discussing…
    - 23 hours ago27 Aug 15, 3:23pm -
  • "Galaxy Quest" May Become An Amazon Series
    Beloved 1999 sci-fi comedy film "Galaxy Quest" is being developed into a TV series for Amazon Studios reports EW.The film's co-writer Robert Gordon will pen the pilot and the film's director Dean Parisot will direct with both set to executive produ…
    - 1 day ago27 Aug 15, 1:32pm -
  • Photo: Fassbender In "Assassin's Creed"
    The first photo has been released of Michael Fassbender in the role of 'Callum Lynch' in the upcoming film adaptation of the "Assassin's Creed" video game series opening December 21st 2016.Fassbender's character was created specifically for the fil…
    - 1 day ago27 Aug 15, 11:30am -
  • "Civil War" Promo Art Showcases Teams?
    The upcoming Marvel Studios film "Captain America: Civil War" sees the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe divided and taking on each other due to differing beliefs over how things should be done. The other week came rumors of which heroes wou…
    - 1 day ago27 Aug 15, 11:29am -
  • "Thor: Ragnarok" Could Shoot In Australia?
    With the value of the Australian dollar plummeting thanks to China's economic uncertainty of late, the country's film industry is getting excited as several international blockbusters are looking to head Down Under to shoot in coming months.With "P…
    - 1 day ago27 Aug 15, 11:27am -
  • New "Metal Gear Solid V" Gets Rave Reviews
    Going into the year, it appeared as if the fight for the 'Game of the Year' title would come down to a duel between "Batman: Arkham Knight" and "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt". At this point it seems both those games may be pushed to fight for third plac…
    - 1 day ago27 Aug 15, 11:15am -
  • "Prometheus," "Guardians" Sequel Updates
    Following numerous rumors, Ridley Scott has now officially confirmed that the sequel to "Prometheus" will be his immediate next film.Speaking with Empire to promote this Fall's release of his Matt Damon-led astronaut drama "The Martian," both Damon…
    - 1 day ago27 Aug 15, 11:10am -
  • First "Force Awakens" Box-Office Estimates
    The first very early box-office estimates are out for this December's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" release with prognosticators suggesting the J.J. Abrams-directed sequel could be headed for a record-setting $615 million worldwide opening weekend a…
    - 1 day ago27 Aug 15, 11:05am -
  • "Daredevil" Featurette Showcases The VFX
    One of the most acclaimed elements of Netflix and Marvel's first season of "Daredevil" was the superb stunt work, visuals and fight choreography. A big part of the success of that was Shade VFX, the Emmy-nominated visual effects studio who did many…
    - 1 day ago27 Aug 15, 11:02am -
  • Lionsgate Plans Young Caesar Movie
    White Horse Pictures and Lionsgate are teaming to produce "Emperor," the first film in a proposed trilogy adaptation of Conn Iggulden's series of novels about a young Julius Caesar and his best friend Brutus.William Broyles Jr., Stephen Harrigan, B…
    - 1 day ago27 Aug 15, 11:01am -
  • First Clip From ITV's "Jekyll & Hyde" Sequel
    ITV has released the first clip from its upcoming ten-part "Jekyll & Hyde" event series which isn't so much a new adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson short story so much as a superhero-themed reimagined sequel to it. Tom Bateman, Richard E. Gr…
    - 1 day ago27 Aug 15, 10:48am -
  • Final "Hobbit" Extended Edition Trailer
    The extended edition versions of all the films in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" trilogy are set to hit cinemas for one night only screenings on October 5th, 7th and 13th respectively.Today, Fathom Events and Warner Bros. Pictures have released a tra…
    - 1 day ago27 Aug 15, 9:36am -


  • newVincent D'Onofrio to Direct The Kid
    Moving behind the camera with a WesternCurrently shooting The Magnificent Seven with Antoine Fuqua, Vincent D'Onofrio has clearly developed a taste for the Western. He's now set to make his second film as a director* with The Kid. He'll also star in…
    - 1 hour ago28 Aug 15, 1:41pm -
  • newNew Poster For The Danish Girl
    Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander star in the dramaWith the film headed for festivals such as Venice and Toronto, we had thought we might see a trailer for Tom Hooper’s new film, The Danish Girl, which stars Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander. Tha…
    - 3 hours ago28 Aug 15, 11:52am -
  • newNew Poster For The Hallow Online
    Plus director Corin Hardy shows us his sketchbookThere's something lurking in the woods. As it prepares to rock FrightFest this weekend, Corin Hardy's Irish folk-horror The Hallow has summoned up a new poster, demonstrating that nature does indeed ha…
    - 4 hours ago28 Aug 15, 10:19am -
  • newJoe Carnahan Finally Shoots Five Against A Bullet
    Long-gestating project gets green lightIn development since 2011 and with Joe Carnahan attached to direct since this time last year, Five Against A Bullet has finally got the go-ahead. Carnahan's name was recently connected with Bad Boys 3, but it lo…
    - 6 hours ago28 Aug 15, 9:02am -
  • newSofia Vergara Joins The Brits Are Coming
    Starring with Uma Thurman and Tim RothShooting is already underway in New York with Uma Thurman and Tim Roth, but there's still room for more cast members in the heist comedy The Brits Are Coming. Sofia Vergara has just signed up, joining an ensemble…
    - 6 hours ago28 Aug 15, 8:47am -
  • newSam Worthington Clashes With The Titan
    Ruth Wilson to co-starWith Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge and no fewer than three Avatar sequels in his near future, Sam Worthington is still adding projects to his roster. The latest is The Titan, a sci-fi adventure from first-time director Lennart Ruff…
    - 7 hours ago28 Aug 15, 8:00am -
  • Mads Mikkelsen In Early Talks For Doctor Strange
    He may end up as another threat to our heroMads Mikkelsen came close to appearing in Thor: The Dark World before his schedule for TV’s Hannibal took him out of contention. But it seems the Marvel Cinematic Universe is not done trying to lure the Da…
    - 14 hours ago28 Aug 15, 12:16am -
  • Melissa Benoist And Sam Heughan Off To Oxford
    They must've gotten good A Levels. Wait... It's a romantic dramaOne has been winning acclaim for playing a highland warrior and the other is about to be a superhero. But Outlander’s Sam Heughan and Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist are finding time to…
    - 15 hours ago28 Aug 15, 12:00am -
  • Jeremy Renner Reveals New Captain America: Civil War Concept Art
    Pick a side!Having seen the sizzle reel footage from Captain America: Civil War at Disney’s D23 event, we’re happy to learn a little more about who might be taking what side for the big new Marvel outing. Helpfully, here comes Hawkeye himself, Je…
    - 19 hours ago27 Aug 15, 8:08pm -
  • New Short Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser
    Wakey wakeyThough we’ve had a couple of trailers already, several big events (Comic-Con, D23 etc.) have come and gone without any new Star Wars: The Force Awakens promos. And while this is a tiny little fragment courtesy of the films’ official In…
    - 20 hours ago27 Aug 15, 6:20pm -
  • Colm Meaney Takes The Journey
    He'll be Martin McGuinness to Timothy Spall's Ian PaisleyIn early July, the news arrived that Timothy Spall was in talks to play late politician Sir Ian Paisley in The Journey. It appears he’s gone against Paisley’s traditional “no” stance an…
    - 21 hours ago27 Aug 15, 5:18pm -
  • First Look At Michael Fassbender In Assassin's Creed
    Poise in the hoodWelcome to what has apparently been unofficially designated Michael Fassbender Picture Day. We’ve already brought you some exclusives posters from the new Macbeth, which features The Fass as the plotting Scot, and now here is the f…
    - 21 hours ago27 Aug 15, 5:18pm -

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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…
    - 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 -
  • 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…
    - 3 Dec 14, 3:13am -