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  • BLACK PANTHER: VFX Breakdown by DNEG
    Come have a look at the final fight sequence of BLACK PANTHER made by DNEG: WANT TO KNOW MORE? DNEG: Dedicated page about BLACK PANTHER on DNEG website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post BLACK PANTHER: VFX Breakdown by DNEG appeare…
    - 17 hours ago19 Sep 18, 3:00pm -
    Here is the final trailer for HUNTER KILLER: The VFX are made by: Spin VFX Intelligent Creatures (VFX Supervisor: Phil Jones) Nvizible (VFX Supervisor: Jason Evans) Worldwide FX (VFX Supervisor: Stanislav Dragiev) Bottleship The Production VFX Superv…
    - 19 hours ago19 Sep 18, 1:00pm -
  • HIDDEN MAN: Yifu Zhou – VFX Supervisor, VP and Head of Studio – Digital Domain
    Yifu Zhou joined Digital Domain in 2013. He has worked on many commercials and also on MALEFICENT. He serves as Visual Effects Supervisor & VP and Head of Studio for Digital Domain Beijing.The post HIDDEN MAN: Yifu Zhou – VFX Supervisor, VP and He…
    - 2 days ago18 Sep 18, 4:00pm -
    Really cool first trailer for CAPTAIN MARVEL! The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisor: Craig Hammack) Trixter (VFX Supervisor: Dominik Zimmerle) Framestore (VFX Supervisor: Christian Kaestner) Animal Logic (VFX Supervisor: Paul…
    - 2 days ago18 Sep 18, 1:00pm -
  • TOM CLANCY’S JACK RYAN – Season 1: VFX Breakdown by Important Looking Pirates
    Important Looking Pirates have released a brand new VFX Breakdown, this time it’s about their work on the first season of TOM CLANCY’S JACK RYAN: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post TOM CLANCY’S JACK RYAN – Season 1: VFX Brea…
    - 2 days ago18 Sep 18, 10:00am -
    Intense trailer for APOSTLE, the new movie by Gareth Evans (THE RAID franchise): The VFX are made by: Bait Studio (VFX Supervisor: Christian Lett) Director: Gareth Evans Release Date: October 12, 2018 (Netflix) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX –…
    - 3 days ago17 Sep 18, 7:00pm -
    Brand new trailer for MARY POPPINS RETURNS: The VFX are made by: Cinesite (VFX Supervisor: Christian Irles) Framestore (VFX Supervisor: Christian Kaestner) Luma Pictures (VFX Supervisor: Brendan Seals) The Production VFX Supervisor is Matt Johnson. D…
    - 3 days ago17 Sep 18, 3:00pm -
  • GOON – LAST OF THE ENFORCERS: VFX Breakdown by Folks VFX
    Did you like hockey? Then be sure to watch this VFX Breakdown by Folks VFX about their work on GOON – LAST OF THE ENFORCERS (click on the picture below to watch it): © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post GOON – LAST OF THE ENFORCER…
    - 7 days ago13 Sep 18, 3:30pm -

    - 7 days ago13 Sep 18, 12:30pm -
    Excellent casting and trailer for the new movie by Joel & Ethan Coen, THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS! The VFX are made by: East Side Effects The Artery VFX BigHugFX Crafty Apes Method Studios (VFX Supervisor: Josh Simmonds) The Mill Phosphene Zoic Stud…
    - 8 days ago12 Sep 18, 3:00pm -



  • Solo’s old-school hyperspace jump
    A new clip promoting Solo’s Blu-ray release is out, and it showcases the old-school techniques used to realise the hyperspace sequences on the Millennium Falcon. It includes a description of the technique by ILM’s Rob Bredow. Check out the clip b…
    - 7 days ago12 Sep 18, 10:36pm -
  • How Imageworks helped make a massive Megalodon
    My chat with Imageworks vfx supe Sue Rowe on The Meg, at VFX Voice.
    - 8 days ago11 Sep 18, 10:37pm -
  • MPC’s creature tales
    Go behind the scenes of MPC’s Creature Lab in this new – and very practical piece – in 3D World magazine.
    - 13 days ago6 Sep 18, 9:54pm -
  • Puppet time
    For VFX Voice, I asked Stargate Studios VFX supe Sam Nicholson about the crazy work involved in making The Happytime Murders possible.
    - 15 days ago4 Sep 18, 8:37pm -
  • 25 years of Nightmare Before Christmas
    I talked to director Henry Selick about his film, The Nightmare Before Christmas, which is celebrating its 25th (!) anniversary this year. Check it out at Cartoon Brew.
    - 15 days ago4 Sep 18, 8:31pm -
  • 2D tools and what they let you do in 3D
    For Cartoon Brew, I wrote about the 3D and 2D cross-over in some of the top animation tools. It’s amazing what can be done nowadays.
    - 20 days ago30 Aug 18, 8:52pm -
  • 5 talks you have to see at VIEW
    One of the great things about the VIEW Conference – taking place 22-26 October in Turin, Italy – is that you can basically sit down in the morning and stay all day to watch wall-to-wall incredible VFX and animation talks. And you can do that all…
    - 21 days ago29 Aug 18, 10:56pm -
  • Aardman, digital make-up, for latest 3D Artist
    For the latest 3D Artist magazine, I talked to Aardman’s David Sproxton and also dived into digital make-up with MPC, Mr. X, Outpost VFX, MASTERS FX and vfx artist Johnny Banta.
    - 22 days ago28 Aug 18, 9:42pm -
  • Planes, Paris, Masks and Mirrors
    My newest piece for VFX Voice on Mission: Impossible – Fallout. I also love the headline.
    - 22 days ago28 Aug 18, 9:26pm -
  • Adrift: what is real and what isn’t
    Milk VFX recently delivered visual effects for the film Adrift, including several shots of a yacht at sea as it is caught in a devastating storm. The studio’s breakdown video reveals the extent to which they took plate photography and realised the…
    - 29 days ago22 Aug 18, 7:21pm -

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  • Williams Still Wants To Be In “Star Wars”
    Despite having his role cut and replaced by Paul Bettany, actor Michael K. Williams says he holds no grudges against the “Star Wars” franchise and hopes to one day return. Williams took on the role of the villain Dryden Vos in “Solo: A Star War…
    - 10 days ago10 Sep 18, 5:44am -
  • CBS’ Moonves Exits As More Allegations Hit
    CBS Corp. is reportedly preparing to announce the departure of chief executive officer Les Moonves as the media mogul faces a fresh round of allegations of sexual harassment. Six additional women have come forward to accuse Moonves of harassment or a…
    - 10 days ago10 Sep 18, 12:53am -
  • Hammer: “Call Me” Sequel Will Happen
    Appearing at the Toronto Film Festival to promote “Hotel Mumbai,” actor Armie Hammer was asked about how the teased “Call Me By Your Name” sequel is coming along, and from the sounds of if things are progressing. Late last year, during promot…
    - 10 days ago10 Sep 18, 12:29am -
  • Dwayne Johnson’s Father Gets A Biopic
    Toronto-based indie filmmakers Jonathan and Justin Gajewski are reportedly developing “Ring King,” a biopic about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s father and Canadian wrestling superstar Rocky Johnson. Born and raised in Nova Scotia as Wade Doug…
    - 10 days ago10 Sep 18, 12:27am -
  • “The Nun” Has A Massive Box-Office Opening
    Reviews were terrible, but that didn’t stop people turning out for “The Conjuring” spin-off “The Nun” which easily took the top spot at the weekend box-office with a franchise-best $53.5 million opening over the three day weekend. The story…
    - 11 days ago9 Sep 18, 6:54pm -
  • “Swamp Thing” To Be A Hard R And Practical
    “Titans” is the first of the three commissioned live-action series for the DC Universe streaming service and has been in production for many months ahead of its debut on October 12th. “Doom Patrol” recently kicked off filming and is looking l…
    - 11 days ago9 Sep 18, 6:42pm -
  • Jeremy Renner Teases His “Avengers” Return
    Reshoots have just kicked off on the untitled fourth “Avengers” movie and Jeremy Renner, the most notable absentee in “Avengers: Infinity War,” has taken to Instagram to tease his return to the role Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye (or Ronin?). W…
    - 11 days ago9 Sep 18, 6:33pm -
  • “Halloween” Draws Great Reviews In Toronto
    While reviews for “The Predator” were mixed out of Toronto, reviews for the new “Halloween” whichi screened last night were much more positive with plenty of them calling it a return to form for the series. Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Pr…
    - 11 days ago9 Sep 18, 6:23pm -
  • Theater Owners Want Netflix To Do Cinema Runs
    North American Theater Owners president and CEO John Fithian, representing exhibitors at the Toronto Film Festival this week, has urged Netflix to follow the lead of rival Amazon and show their movies at the local multiplex. Talking with THR, Fithian…
    - 11 days ago9 Sep 18, 12:33am -
  • Gibbons Gives HBO’s “Watchmen” His Approval

    - 11 days ago8 Sep 18, 10:07pm -
  • Taylor-Joy Comments On “New Mutants” Reshoots
    At the start of the year, 20th Century Fox did something unexpected with its “X-Men” spin-off film “The New Mutants” film. Having already begun marketing the film with a trailer and key art, they ended up delaying it from its planned April re…
    - 11 days ago8 Sep 18, 9:31pm -
  • Cuaron’s “Roma” Wins The Venice Film Fest
    Filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron’s acclaimed and deeply personal black-and-white drama “Roma” has taken home the Gold Lion at the 2018 Venice Film Festival. The story follows two domestic workers caring for a small family in 1970s Mexico City and is cu…
    - 11 days ago8 Sep 18, 8:52pm -

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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 -