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  • new2014 MTV Video Music Awards
    Beautiful work by Elastic for the 2014 edition of the MTV Music Video Awards: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 4 hours ago27 Aug 14, 3:24pm -
  • GAME OF THRONES – Season 4: VFX Breakdown by Rodeo FX
    Don’t miss this really cool VFX breakdown by Rodeo FX for their work on the Season 4 of GAME OF THRONES: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Rodeo FX: Dedicated page about GAME OF THRONES on Rodeo FX website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 1 day ago26 Aug 14, 3:55pm -
  • The Molecule – VFX Reel 2013
    Here is a nice VFX showreel from The Molecule with work from The Butler to The Blacklist: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 2 days ago25 Aug 14, 9:47pm -
  • The Woman in Black: Angel of Death
    Are you ready to go back to Eel Marsh House? Here is the teaser for The Woman in Black – Angel of Death: The VFX are made by: BlueBolt (VFX Supervisors : Angela Barson & Henry Badgett) Director: Tom Harper Release Date: 13 February 2015 (UK) © Vin…
    - 2 days ago25 Aug 14, 9:00am -
  • A Walk Among the Tombstones
    Liam Neeson is back in hard boiled action with A Walk Among the Tombstones: The VFX are made by: The Molecule (VFX Supervisor : Luke DiTommaso) Director: Scott Frank Release Date: 19 September 2014 (Canada) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 3 days ago24 Aug 14, 5:39pm -
  • Interviews of the Week #33
    Here the recap of my interviews of the week #33. So you won’t miss any of them. DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: Dave Houghton – Compositing Supervisor – Weta Digital Before joining Weta Digital in 2001, Dave Houghton worked at Cinesite in Londo…
    - 3 days ago24 Aug 14, 4:16pm -
  • Outcast
    Here is a nice trailer for OUTCAST: The VFX are made by: Vision Globale (VFX Supervisor : Etienne Daigle) Director: Nick Powell Release Date: 27 February 2015 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 4 days ago23 Aug 14, 6:25pm -
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2: VFX Behind The Scenes
    With the DVD/BR release of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, here comes a new VFX breakdown by Sony Pictures Imageworks: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 4 days ago23 Aug 14, 3:44pm -
  • Coors Light – Ice Bar
    Full 80s style in this excellent and funny commercial for Coors Light with Jean-Claude Van Damme: Publication by Coors Light UK. The VFX are made by: Framestore (VFX Supervisor: William Bartlett) CREDITS Campaign: Ice bar Client: Molson Coors Creativ…
    - 6 days ago21 Aug 14, 7:37pm -
  • THE EXPENDABLES 3: Dan Levitan – VFX Supervisor – Hammerhead
    Last year, Dan Levitan had explained to us in detail the work of Hammerhead on GANGSTER SQUAD. He then worked on the effects of THE HANGOVER PART III and HEAVEN IS FOR REAL.
    - 6 days ago21 Aug 14, 2:00pm -


  • fxpodcast #281: Milking the best for Doctor Who
    In this week's fxpodcast we speak to Milk VFX about the effects work in the new series of Doctor Who.
    - 21 hours ago26 Aug 14, 9:35pm -
  • fxguidetv #193: Everything SIGGRAPH
    We highlight presentations and tech from SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver - including ILM's work on Turtles, recruitment info and a look at a bunch of new tools and apps.
    - 3 days ago25 Aug 14, 6:00am -
  • Into the Storm: a trio of tornadoes
    How real reference served to inform the visual effects artists for three of the devastating tornado sequences in Into the Storm.
    - 9 days ago18 Aug 14, 7:46am -
  • SIGGRAPH 2014 – wrap-up
    A final look at SIGGRAPH 2014 from Vancouver and what to expect in fxguide SIGGRAPH coverage coming soon.
    - 10 days ago18 Aug 14, 12:31am -
  • Congrats to the Creative Emmy Winners
    Congrats to all the winners at this Saturday’s Creative Emmy Awards!
    - 11 days ago17 Aug 14, 2:06am -
  • Sci-Tech Oscar 2015 Consideration list
    The areas of interest for the Sci-Tech 2015 Oscars has been published.
    - 11 days ago16 Aug 14, 6:18pm -
  • More from SIGGRAPH 2014
    More from SIGGRAPH 2014 - Emerging Tech, the Pixar RenderMan User Group and parties with Image Engine and ILM.
    - 13 days ago14 Aug 14, 3:22pm -
  • The VFX of Guardians of the Galaxy
    How the VFX teams behind Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy made Rocket, Groot, huge environments, spaceship chases and an incredible final battle.
    - 14 days ago13 Aug 14, 2:44pm -
  • News from SIGGRAPH: Shotgun & NVIDIA
    Shotgun introduces an iPhone app and NVIDIA rounds out its Kepler product line at SIGGRAPH 2014.
    - 15 days ago13 Aug 14, 3:14am -
  • SIGGRAPH 2014 – Day 2
    How day 2 of SIGGRAPH 2014 shaped up with tech sessions and insights into the big film releases this year.
    - 15 days ago13 Aug 14, 3:02am -
  • SIGGRAPH 2014 – DigiPro and Day 1
    A look back at the opening sessions of DigiPro and SIGGRAPH 2014 from Vancouver.
    - 16 days ago11 Aug 14, 11:41pm -
  • Foundry At Siggraph with V-Ray + Speed tests
    We look at the news from The Foundry and Chaos Group with V-Ray - plus we leak some stats about NUKE 9.
    - 16 days ago11 Aug 14, 4:34pm -


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  • newPhotos: Ultron, Inside, Imitation, Woods, Serena
    Empire Magazine has released high quality version of two of the previously released photos from Joss Whedon's "Avengers: Age Of Ultron". The first showing Whedon and actor Jeremy Renner on the set, the second a shot of Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Star…
    - 29 mins ago27 Aug 14, 6:27pm -
  • newRave Reviews For Michael Keaton In "Birdman"
    The first reviews are out for "Birdman," Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's film starring Michael Keaton as a washed up movie star who achieved his greatest fame playing a superhero and is now trying to mount a vanity project on Broadway. The single take…
    - 1 hour ago27 Aug 14, 5:49pm -
  • new"Walking Dead" Gets Some New Mag Covers
    Entertainment Weekly has unveiled four collectible covers for their upcoming issue which focuses on the highly anticipated fifth season of AMC's "The Walking Dead". The covers showcase Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon, Glenn and Maggie, and Michonne who're…
    - 2 hours ago27 Aug 14, 4:41pm -
  • newVideos: "Winter Soldier" Easter Eggs Revealed
    With "Captain America: The Winter Solider" now hitting VOD services ahead of a disc debut next month, fans have started dissecting the Marvel superhero film to discover all the 'easter eggs' - the brief and carefully placed references to other elemen…
    - 2 hours ago27 Aug 14, 4:40pm -
  • newTV News: Wolf,BoJack , Party, Affair
    Wolf HallThe first photo is out of Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell in The BBC's "Wolf Hall," a six part mini-series based on Hilary Mantel's novels set in the court of Henry VIII (played by Damien Lewis). The £7 million budget series also stars Jo…
    - 2 hours ago27 Aug 14, 4:38pm -
  • new"Star Wars" Comes To Disney Infinity, Oculus Rift?
    First came Disney Infinity 1.0 with the assorted characters from Disney's animated and live-action film vaults. Next month comes the release of Disney Infinity 2.0 which adds various Marvel superhero characters to its roster.The inevitable questio…
    - 11 hours ago27 Aug 14, 8:25am -
  • new"Walking Dead" Daryl Arc Talk, New Promo
    One story that drew a bit of attention the other week was a quote from "The Walking Dead" comic creator Robert Kirkman. Talking about AMC's TV series adaptation of his work on which he's a producer, Kirkman let slip that fan favorite and very reserv…
    - 11 hours ago27 Aug 14, 8:22am -
  • newNews Bits: Laura, Emperor, I.T., Ghostbusters
    Laura"L.A. Confidential" and "The Black Dahlia" author James Ellroy has signed on to pen a remake of Otto Preminger's classic 1944 film noir "Laura" for Fox 2000. The original followed a detective who slowly falls in love and becomes obsessed with…
    - 11 hours ago27 Aug 14, 8:20am -
  • newAvi Arad Plans "Genghis Khan" Franchise
    "Spider-Man" film series producer Avi Arad is teaming with Chinese media entrepreneur Bruno Wu to produce the 3D adventure epic "Genghis Khan's Treasure".Mongolian filmmaker Lisi Mai is attached to direct the English-language film which is designed…
    - 11 hours ago27 Aug 14, 8:19am -
  • Trailers: Son of a Gun, Pyramid, Tombstones
    The first trailer has arrived for Julius Avery's Australian thriller "Son of a Gun". Ewan McGregor stars as the country's most notorious criminal who crosses paths with a teenager (Brendan Thwaites). Alicia Vikander, Jacek Koman, Matt Nable, and…
    - 12 hours ago27 Aug 14, 6:31am -
  • Casting: O'Connell, Carell, McTavish, Reno
    Untitled Robert the Bruce Project"Starred Up" director David Mackenzie is reportedly keen on reuniting with that film's star Jack O'Connell for an upcoming and very gritty film about medieval Scottish king Robert the Bruce which he's working on.Ma…
    - 13 hours ago27 Aug 14, 5:33am -
  • Trailer: Queen Of Carthage
    - 14 hours ago27 Aug 14, 4:55am -


  • newSteve Carell Attached To Acme Film
    Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz writing the Looney Tunes spin-offWith Warner Bros. still trying to bring the Looney Tunes crew back to cinemas in some fashion, it appears the current project appears to have evolved considerably. In development since at…
    - 12 mins ago27 Aug 14, 6:44pm -
  • newNew Horns Trailer Launches
    Daniel Radcliffe's going through hellWe’ve had at least one trailer already for Horns, adapted from Joe Hill’s ace horror thriller, and because the film is due out in a couple of months, a new promo has cropped up via Yahoo. Daniel Radcliffe pl…
    - 12 mins ago27 Aug 14, 6:44pm -
  • newJamie Dornan Will Live The Ninth Life Of Louis Drax
    Alexandre Aja's new psycho-thrillerClearly doomed to now forever star in films with numbers in the title after his work in Fifty Shades Of Grey, Jamie Dornan is leaning into his tragic destiny by taking on a lead role in The Ninth Life Of Louis Drax…
    - 28 mins ago27 Aug 14, 6:28pm -
  • newNew Image For Avengers: Age Of Ultron
    Joss Whedon on his bad guy, Hulkbuster and moreThe October issue of Empire hits shelves on Thursday, and among its many joys is a look ahead to Avengers: Age Of Ultron, with an exclusive new image below, showing Joss Whedon directing Hawkeye. As if…
    - 2 hours ago27 Aug 14, 4:55pm -
  • newNew Still From Big Hero 6
    See it in BaymaxYou know what's cool? Giant friendly robots who can do your bidding when you need them. That's why we're so pleased with this new image from Big Hero 6 in the latest issue of Empire magazine, showing Baymax from the San Fransokyo-set…
    - 3 hours ago27 Aug 14, 4:09pm -
  • newFresh Look At Meryl Streep's Into The Woods Witch
    Somebody needs a hairbrush. Or possibly a hedge trimmer.Continuing our sneak peek at the winter preview in the new issue of Empire, here's a fresh look at Meryl Streep in Rob Marshall's film adaptation of Into The Woods, the Stephen Sondheim musical…
    - 3 hours ago27 Aug 14, 4:09pm -
  • newNew Images For Avengers: Age Of Ultron
    Joss Whedon on his bad guy, Hulkbuster and moreThe October issue of Empire hits shelves on Thursday, and among its many joys is a look ahead to Avengers: Age Of Ultron, with exclusive new images from the film, showing the brother-sister team of Quic…
    - 3 hours ago27 Aug 14, 4:09pm -
  • newTrailer For Eduardo Sanchez's Exists
    The Blair Witch director finds BigfootBobcat Goldthwait's Willow Creek was released not long ago, but should your appetite for found-footage Bigfoot movies not yet have been sated, here comes another one. Exists is the latest work of The Blair Witch…
    - 4 hours ago27 Aug 14, 2:51pm -
  • newSee Benedict Cumberbatch In A New Image From The Imitation Game
    His Alan Turing has the key to winning World War IIIf you're having a slightly low-key Wednesday, here's some Benedict Cumberbatch to brighten the whole thing up enormously, with an exclusive new image from The Imitation Game that features in the new…
    - 5 hours ago27 Aug 14, 2:20pm -
  • newVenice 2014: First Look At Birdman
    Michael Keaton's not-so-superheroAwards season officially begins today with the opening of the 71st Venice Film Festival, which in recent years has put the likes of Black Swan and Gravity on the launching pad with its prestigious first-night slot. Al…
    - 7 hours ago27 Aug 14, 12:00pm -
  • newFirst Trailer For Trash Arrives Online
    Be careful what you toss in the rubbishWould it be reductive to call Stephen Daldry's Trash a sort of Slumdog Brazil-ionaire? Going by this trailer, we can expect some of the same atmosphere thanks to the energetic young leads here, the impossible o…
    - 7 hours ago27 Aug 14, 11:29am -
  • newNetflix Boss Talks Marvel TV Plans
    Daredevil and co. might end up meeting the movie charactersAs part of Empire's packed new issue, we have a great TV preview focusing on upcoming series including Gotham, The Flash and Star Wars Rebels. And, of course, we spoke to Netflix Chief Conten…
    - 8 hours ago27 Aug 14, 10:27am -

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  • newVFX BBQ
    The VFX Progress Group will be having a BBQ that anyone is invited to attend. I will be there to answer any questions and help lobby for support of ADAPT’s legal effort: Veterans Memorial Park 4117 Overland Ave Culver City, CA 90230 Sunday, Septemb…
    - 55 mins ago27 Aug 14, 6:01pm -
  • Trade Provision Supporting ADAPT Legal Effort In AB1839
    Big news came last week as CA bill AB1839 was amended: An amendment to proposed legislation to expand California’s film and TV tax credit urges trade action as a response to countries that have lured visual effects firms away with the promise of ge…
    - 1 day ago26 Aug 14, 4:44pm -
  • Sin Equity 2
    The gods have spoken: #vfx companies shall not hold equity in films, for verily shalt they perish from the earth.—   (@bengrossmann) August 24, 2014 So much news about Prime Focus, so little time! I have yet to post my thoughts on the Double Negat…
    - 2 days ago26 Aug 14, 5:23am -
  • John Textor Demands Apology From VFX Soldier
    After my last post I received two emails from former Digital Domain 2.0 CEO John Textor. The contents of both emails were the same and posted below. The only difference between the two emails was the first one was sent with the subject “Blog” an…
    - 9 days ago18 Aug 14, 4:28pm -
  • John Textor Has A Blog
    Looks like the saga of John Textor continues. When Digital Domain went down and took Florida taxpayers for a $100 million bath I speculated that it would become an election issue. Well current Governor Rick Scott will be taking on the previous Gover…
    - 11 days ago16 Aug 14, 9:26pm -
  • Anti-poaching Inquiry
    I haven’t had a chance to post about the recent news concerning collusion but I have been speaking with counsel about the matter. One firm has been trying to get more information about the issue and I asked them if they could provide me with some i…
    - 12 days ago16 Aug 14, 1:46am -
  • Vancouver Stories
    I flew to Siggraph in Vancouver to attend an ADAPT Q&A with Scott Ross. While I didn’t count the exact number of people there about half of the 100-seat room was filled. I gave an overview of the anti-subsidy duty legal effort we were pursuing and…
    - 12 days ago15 Aug 14, 4:18pm -
  • Former LookFX Employees Tell Their Side
    One of the big pieces of news that came out of Siggraph was David Cohen’s piece in Variety that LookFX was folding: Look officially ceased operations doors Monday and its staff is already at work at Mass Market. LookFX partners Henrik Fett and M…
    - 13 days ago15 Aug 14, 1:43am -
  • ADAPT In The News
    In the last week ADAPT has received considerable media attention. Bloomberg Businessweek did a piece about our legal effort to place anti-subsidy duties on VFX productions that utilize distortive subsidies: The Fight to Save California’s Visual Ef…
    - 14 days ago13 Aug 14, 3:48pm -
  • ADAPT Q&A At Siggraph Aug. 13 3:30pm
    ADAPT will be having a Q&A panel about the organization and our legal effort on subsidies: WEDNESDAY, 13 AUGUST 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Vancouver Convention Centre East Building, Room 2 Scott Ross and I will be there. I’ll begin with giving some backg…
    - 17 days ago11 Aug 14, 1:40am -