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  • newNissan Juke Treadmill: VFX Breakdown
    Mikros Image have just released this nice VFX Breakdown of their work on this Nissan Juke Treadmill commercial: CREDITS: Client : NISSAN Agency : TBWA / G1 Production : Henry de Czar (Jean Ozannat) Directors : Hervé De Crécy et François Alaux Edit…
    - 12 hours ago30 Aug 14, 4:32pm -
  • Doctor Who Series 8
    Here is a really nice title for the new season of Doctor Who created by Billy Hanshaw (click on the picture below to watch it): CREDITS: Executive Producer / Lead Writer – Steven Moffat Executive Producer – Brian Minchin Post Production Superviso…
    - 13 hours ago30 Aug 14, 3:46pm -
  • Pixar’s LAVA
    Here is a nice preview for the next short by Pixar, LAVA: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 1 day ago29 Aug 14, 6:09pm -
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: Kyle McCulloch, VFX Supervisor & Mark Wilson, CG Supervisor – Framestore
    Kyle McCulloch is in visual effects for over 15 years. He worked in many studios such as Curious Pictures, The Orphanage or ILM. He joined Framestore in 2009 and worked on films such as HARRY POTTER AND THE Deathly HALLOWS: PART 1 or GRAVITY.Mark…
    - 2 days ago29 Aug 14, 11:00am -
    Lots of creatures and new VFX shots in this new trailer for SEVENTH SON: The VFX are made by : MPC (VFX Supervisor : Nicolas Aithadi & Erik Nordby) Rhythm & Hues : (VFX Supervisor : Greg Steele) Method Studios (VFX Supervisor : Mark Breakspear) Trixt…
    - 2 days ago29 Aug 14, 7:00am -
  • The Pyramid
    Here is a cool trailer for The Pyramid: The VFX are made by: Cliche VFX (VFX Supervisor : Oliver Ojeil) The Production VFX Supervisor is Derek Wentworth. Director: Grégory Levasseur Release Date: 5 December 2014 (USA)
    - 3 days ago28 Aug 14, 3:33pm -
  • The Mill is moving
    The Mill have made this really cool animation to announce their move to Windmill Street in London: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 3 days ago28 Aug 14, 2:56pm -
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: Stephane Ceretti – Production VFX Supervisor
    During his last visit, in 2011, Stephane Ceretti talked to us in details about his work on CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER. He then worked on CLOUD ATLAS and THOR: THE DARK WORLD.
    - 3 days ago28 Aug 14, 12:00pm -
  • 2014 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 days 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
    - 5 days ago26 Aug 14, 3:55pm -


  • Style city: A Dame to Kill For
    Behind the scenes of Prime Focus' visual effects for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
    - 2 days ago29 Aug 14, 5:41am -
  • the vfx show #188: Guardians of the Galaxy
    Mike Seymour, Matt Wallin and TyRuben Ellingson discuss the visual effects in this summer's blockbuster Marvel Studios film, Guardians of the Galaxy.
    - 3 days ago27 Aug 14, 7:17pm -
  • 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.
    - 4 days 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.
    - 6 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.
    - 13 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.
    - 13 days ago18 Aug 14, 12:31am -
  • Congrats to the Creative Emmy Winners
    Congrats to all the winners at this Saturday’s Creative Emmy Awards!
    - 14 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.
    - 14 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.
    - 17 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.
    - 18 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.
    - 18 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.
    - 18 days ago13 Aug 14, 3:02am -


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  • newTrailer: Shaun the Sheep
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  • newTrailer: Leviathan (2014)
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  • newSet Photos: Cavill's Clark Kent Visits Gotham Jail
    More photos have gone up of Henry Cavill in his bespectacled reporter Clark Kent guise filming scenes in Detroit for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice". The shots today show him leaving the Gotham City Jail with a scene reportedly involving him ta…
    - 8 hours ago30 Aug 14, 8:26pm -
  • new"Downton Abbey" Fifth Season Trailer Arrives
    ITV has released the first official trailer for the fifth season (or series in the U.K.) of "Downton Abbey" which is scheduled to premiere in England on September 21st at 9pm.The trailer gives us glimpses of some of the action from a fire that rips…
    - 8 hours ago30 Aug 14, 8:19pm -
  • newFuller Talks Scope Of "American Gods" Series
    Last month came word that Bryan Fuller, Michael Green and Neil Gaiman are all set to executive produce a TV series adaptation of Gaiman's 2001 novel "American Gods" which will likely go into production sometime next year. The story is set in a worl…
    - 8 hours ago30 Aug 14, 8:16pm -
  • newLynda Carter On New Wonder Woman Costume
    Late last month Warner Bros. Pictures and Zack Snyder released a first look at Gal Gadot in her Wonder Woman costume during the "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" panel at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.So far the costume has been met with a mos…
    - 8 hours ago30 Aug 14, 7:51pm -
  • newAmazon and Fox To Revive "The Tick"?
    A surprise report has popped up indicating both Fox and Amazon have made a deal for the latter to do a new live-action series based on Ben Edlund‘s "The Tick". The original Fox series aired in 2001 and revolved around a giant, good-natured if som…
    - 9 hours ago30 Aug 14, 7:44pm -
  • newNeeson Open To Playing Ra's Al Ghul Again
    With Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy over, Liam Neeson has essentially hung up the role of Batman villain Ra's Al Ghul which he played in 2005's "Batman Begins" and briefly reprised in a cameo in 2012's "The Dark Knight Rises".With Ra's Al Ghul…
    - 9 hours ago30 Aug 14, 7:43pm -
  • new"Raven Rock" Series Explores Atomic Survival
    Landscape Entertainment Television and Entertainment One Television are teaming to develop an event series project based on Washingtonian magazine editor Garrett Graff's upcoming nonfiction book "Raven Rock: The Inside Story Of The U.S. Government's…
    - 9 hours ago30 Aug 14, 7:15pm -
  • Russos On "Captain America 3" Tone, Villain
    Still further bits of information about the impending third "Captain America" are coming out of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo as they continue press rounds for the Blu-ray release of 'Winter Soldier' on S…
    - 1 day ago30 Aug 14, 4:13am -
  • Lasseter On Disney/Marvel Animated Films
    This Fall's "Big Hero 6" is the first ever animated adaptation of a Marvel property at Disney. Yet, in many eyes, it's not really seen as a true collaboration. The comic itself is obscure and consisted of only a few issues, the adaptation a relativ…
    - 1 day ago30 Aug 14, 3:07am -
  • Hunnam, Stevens Up For "Escape From NY"?
    Charlie Hunnam ("Pacific Rim," "Sons of Anarchy"), Dan Stevens ("The Guest," "Downton Abbey") and Jon Bernthal ("The Wolf of Wall Street," "The Walking Dead") are the names rumored to be up for the role of Snake Plissken in the proposed "Escape From…
    - 1 day ago30 Aug 14, 12:39am -


  • Steve Oram Says Its Walls Were Blood
    He's part of the cast for the haunted house horrorSteve Oram offered horror and laughs in equal measure as the homicidally angry Chris in Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers. For a future film, he’s planning to cut out even the dark comedy and focus solely…
    - 1 day ago29 Aug 14, 7:06pm -
  • Second Shaun The Sheep Teaser Is Here
    He's off to pastures new...Following on from the first teaser earlier this year, here’s a longer and more complete look at footage from Shaun The Sheep’s movie, following the adventurous ovine and his buddies as they hit the nearby metropolis. T…
    - 1 day ago29 Aug 14, 7:06pm -
  • First Footage From Pixar's Short Film Lava
    See what happens when a volcano pines for love...A couple of months ago, director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera brought some footage from Pixar’s next film Inside Out to premiere in Los Angeles. Also included in the presentation was a full…
    - 1 day ago29 Aug 14, 6:04pm -
  • New Trailer for Seventh Son
    Jeff Bridges gets his Gandalf onWe saw the first footage from Seventh Son over a year ago at the 2013 ComicCon. Since then it's had a somewhat leisurely journey to the screen thanks to the divorce proceedings between Warner Bros. and Legendary. But h…
    - 2 days ago29 Aug 14, 9:19am -
  • First Poster For Kill Me Three Times
    Simon Pegg has the killer instinctWe’ve seen Simon Pegg kill a lot of people on screen – but those were largely zombies or villains. For comic thriller Kill Me Three Times, he’ll play a more morally dubious type. The first poster for the film h…
    - 2 days ago29 Aug 14, 9:19am -
  • Podcast #126: Jon Hamm, Richard Ayoade
    Pick your favourite villain's lair... if you dareAfter several weeks' of hype, the Richard Ayoade interview you've been waiting for is finally here, accompanied by some Mad Man - you see? Because of the TV show? And humour? - called Jon Hamm, with th…
    - 2 days ago29 Aug 14, 9:19am -
  • New Foxcatcher Trailer Arrives
    The true-life drama has a new promoFollowing rave reviews and early awards buzz at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Moneyball director Bennett Miller’s latest, Foxcatcher is headed towards cinemas, bringing another compelling blend of real-life…
    - 2 days ago29 Aug 14, 9:19am -
  • First Footage From Lava
    Pixar's latest shortA couple of months ago, director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera brought some footage from Pixar’s next film Inside Out to premiere in Los Angeles. Also included in the presentation was a full look at Lava, the short that…
    - 2 days ago29 Aug 14, 9:04am -
  • The Rewrite Trailer Arrives
    Hugh Grant's going back to school. As a teacher...Hugh Grant and director Marc Lawrence have worked together three times before in the past, and it appears they’re channelling at least one of their previous projects, Music And Lyrics, for new rom-c…
    - 2 days ago29 Aug 14, 8:48am -
  • Rosewater Trailer Hits The Web
    Gael Garcia Bernal runs into trouble in IranUsually found cracking wise and dishing out snark about American politics from behind his desk at The Daily Show, Jon Stewart took a sabbatical last summer to film his directorial debut, Rosewater, which he…
    - 2 days ago29 Aug 14, 8:33am -
  • Exclusive New Poster For '71
    There may be Troubles aheadSet over one terrifying night during a pivotal period of the Troubles, '71 is a thriller that will make your nerves audibly jangle and even your popcorn break out in a light sweat. It stars man-of-moment Jack O'Connell in a…
    - 2 days ago28 Aug 14, 4:52pm -
  • Exclusive First Look At Marco Polo
    Marco? Polo!Explorer, trader and inventor of swimming pool and hide-and-seek games, Italian adventurer Marco Polo is the subject of a new TV miniseries that charts his 13th century exploits. The show lands on Netflix on December 12, and, like a merch…
    - 3 days ago28 Aug 14, 2:02pm -

vfx soldier

    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…
    - 3 days 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…
    - 4 days 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 12 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 15 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…
    - 16 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…
    - 16 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…
    - 18 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…
    - 20 days ago11 Aug 14, 1:40am -