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  • View Conference 2016: the final day
    Time go fast, after many interesting talks, it’s already the final day of View Conference 2016. This last day have great speakers such as Victoria Alonso, Rob Legato and Roger Guyett: Read my interview of Roger Guyett about STAR WARS – THE FORCE…
    - 16 hours ago28 Oct 16, 7:45am -
  • WATCH DOGS 2: Anti-Heroes
    Nice CG spot created by Platige Image for WATCH DOGS 2: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Platige Image: Dedicated page about WATCH DOGS 2 on Platige Image website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post WATCH DOGS 2: Anti-Heroes appeared first on The…
    - 1 day ago27 Oct 16, 12:00pm -
  • BMW Films “The Escape”
    Excellent short film for BMW directed by Neill Blomkamp, featuring Clive Owen. The VFX are supervised by Chris Harvey and created by The Embassy, CVD VFX and a52: Here are also two behind the scenes videos: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016…
    - 2 days ago27 Oct 16, 7:00am -
  • THE SHALLOWS: VFX Breakdown by Oblique FX
    Check out this VFX breakdown by Oblique FX about their work on THE SHALLOWS: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Oblique FX: Dedicated page about THE SHALLOWS on Oblique FX website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post THE SHALLOWS: VFX Breakdown by O…
    - 3 days ago26 Oct 16, 11:00am -
  • MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN: Daniel Tarmy – Digital Effects Supervisor – MPC
    Daniel Tarmy worked in many studios like Digital Domain and Sony Pictures Imageworks before joining MPC for PROMETHEUS. He worked on many projects such as WORLD WAR Z, 47 RONIN, GOOSEBUMPS or THE FINEST HOURS.The post MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PEC…
    - 3 days ago25 Oct 16, 2:00pm -
    Beautiful CG cinematic created by Blur Studio for TITANFALL 2 – BECOME ONE: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Blur Studio: Dedicated page about TITANFALL 2: BECOME ONE on Blur Studio website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post TITANFALL 2: BECOM…
    - 4 days ago25 Oct 16, 11:00am -
  • ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: Seconds, Minutes, Hours – Making of
    Another interesting making of by Sony Pictures Imageworks, this time it’s about the creation of the Seconds, Minutes and Hours characters for ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Sony Pictures Imageworks: Dedicated page about ALICE T…
    - 4 days ago25 Oct 16, 9:00am -
    Really cool “Sanctum Battle” clip from DOCTOR STRANGE: The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisor: Richard Bluff) Framestore (VFX Supervisors: Rob Duncan, Mark Wilson and Jonathan Fawkner) Luma Pictures (VFX Supervisor: Vincent…
    - 4 days ago24 Oct 16, 3:00pm -
  • GUARDIANS (Zashchitniki)
    Nice movie clip from GUARDIANS (Zashchitniki): The VFX are made by: Argunov Studio Director: Sarik Andreasyan Release Date: 23 February 2017 (Russia) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015The post GUARDIANS (Zashchitniki) appeared first on The…
    - 5 days ago24 Oct 16, 11:00am -
  • Evian – Baby bay: VFX Making of by Mikros Image
    Excellent VFX Making of by Mikros Image about their work on the cute Evian commercial: Evian – Baby bay CREDITS Evian : Baby Bay Crédits Mikros Image Superviseur général : Laurent Creusot Superviseur 3D : Antoine carlon Vfx producer : Pascal Gir…
    - 7 days ago21 Oct 16, 4:27pm -



  • Stopmo-VR? Phil Tippett’s Mad GOD launches into a new dimension
    Phil Tippett’s stop motion passion project, Mad GOD, is getting its VR release via Wevr. The virtual reality experience made by Kaleidoscope and Wevr puts you among the hand-crafted puppets of this crazy Tippett world. It will be released on the W…
    - 1 day ago27 Oct 16, 2:05pm -
  • Picking the VFX trends is hard…
    …but I came up with 5 in a special blog post for AV3 Software. What do you think of them?
    - 2 days ago26 Oct 16, 4:15pm -
  • Could these be the contenders?
    It’s a little early but here’s my look on Cartoon Brew at the VFX Oscar contenders – with most likelys, likelys and outliers as the key categories. Who do you think will get nominated?
    - 2 days ago26 Oct 16, 4:11pm -
  • A VIEW conference primer
    I’ll soon be in Turin, Italy for the VIEW Conference – hope to catch up with people there – it starts on 24 October. Please come say hi! And it’s not too late to get tickets, either. Getting to Turin is easy, there’s flights from all over E…
    - 9 days ago20 Oct 16, 3:56am -
  • ‘Run with it’: designing a huge VFX sequence
    Some of the most intensive work for visual effects artists on any project can be when they are asked to design characters, environments and even shots – often from scratch. That creative process is a mix of concept design, devising a shooting metho…
    - 10 days ago19 Oct 16, 3:30am -
  • Westworld’s out-there vfx
    I wrote about the many different kinds of vfx in HBO’s new Westworld series after talking to Jay Worth, vfx supe. Here’s the piece at Thrillist.
    - 11 days ago17 Oct 16, 8:24pm -
  • Quick guide to the VIEW keynotes
    Check out who’s talking at VIEW conference (starting on 24 October) with this guide to the keynotes.
    - 12 days ago17 Oct 16, 6:52am -
  • Dream interview: Steve Williams & Mark Dippé
    Ever since I saw the making of featurettes for films like Terminator 2 and Jurassic Park, I’ve known about Steve Williams and Mark Dippé. They were at ILM in the early days of CG visual effects, but they also quickly attained notoriety for being r…
    - 14 days ago14 Oct 16, 10:01pm -
  • A short retrospective in Godzilla VFX
    Shin Godzilla is having a run in U.S. cinemas, so the guys at Inverse asked me to look back at where the franchise has used special effects. Loved revisiting the man-in-suit, miniatures and CG work.
    - 14 days ago14 Oct 16, 9:51pm -
  • Ben West’s latest short has legs
    You might know Ben West from his incredible short FUGU & TAKO. He’s now creative director at Framestore in LA and he’s back with a new short film called OtherHalf, about a man whose legs have a different idea to living their lives than the rest o…
    - 16 days ago12 Oct 16, 10:36pm -

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  • newMarvel’s Feige Offers Post-Strange Updates
    “Doctor Strange” marks the second film in Marvel’s Phase Three plans with plenty more on the way between now and the phase’s end in 2019. Speaking with Collider this week, Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige says the company is already thinking…
    - 8 hours ago28 Oct 16, 3:17pm -
  • newLiman Talks His “Justice League Dark” Plans
    Filmmaker Doug Liman has being doing some press this week and in a new interview with IGN he spoke about his hiring back in late August to direct the so-called “Justice League Dark” film in development at Warner Bros. Pictures. This team-up film…
    - 8 hours ago28 Oct 16, 3:13pm -
  • newPhotos Show Alien Creatures In “Covenant”
    A bunch of set photos from “Alien: Covenant” have gone online and appear to reveal a first look at the film’s Facehuggers, Eggs and its Xenomorph variation. POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD Premiering on So Is It Any Good (via, the…
    - 8 hours ago28 Oct 16, 3:09pm -
  • newEdwards: “Rogue One” Takes A “Different Path”
    Some complaints that have been lobbed against Gareth Edwards’ upcoming “Star Wars” spin-off feature “Rogue One” is that by dealing with the original Death Star, the film will follow a quite safe and predictable path. Edwards however says th…
    - 8 hours ago28 Oct 16, 3:07pm -
  • newBana Joins Whitaker In “The Forgiven”
    Eric Bana has just signed on to join the cast of “The Forgiven” based on Michael Ashton’s play “The Archbishop And The Antichrist” for Link Entertainment and Light & Dark Films. Forest Whitaker will play Archbishop Desmond Tutu in the film…
    - 9 hours ago28 Oct 16, 2:24pm -
  • new“Adaline” Helmer Tackles “Blackfriars”
    “The Age of Adaline” and “Celeste and Jesse Forever” director Lee Toland Krieger has been hired to helm the dark comedy “Blackfriars” for Lakeshore Entertainment. The story ties into the real-life 1978 massacre in Boston that left four cr…
    - 9 hours ago28 Oct 16, 2:22pm -
  • newCameron Monaghan Is “The White Devil”
    “Gotham” and “Shameless” actor Cameron Monaghan is set to star in Jahmil Qubeka’s supernatural thriller “The White Devil” for Roberi Media and Spier Films. The story follows a young American high school senior who hopes to put his past…
    - 9 hours ago28 Oct 16, 2:20pm -
  • newNews Bits: Klonoa, Fairy, Opus, Worth, Magical
    Klonoa Henshin is developing an animated feature based on Bandai Namco’s “Klonoa” game series which was launched in 1997. The games follows the cat-like Klonoa and his pals through a dream world. Hitoshi Ariga will script while Rob Pereyda will…
    - 9 hours ago28 Oct 16, 2:17pm -
  • More Fallout From Fuller’s “Discovery” Exit
    Further details are out following “Hannibal” and “Pushing Daises” alum Bryan Fuller’s stepping back as showrunner on CBS All Access’ flagship new series “Star Trek: Discovery”. As previously reported, Fuller penned the two-hour pilot…
    - 14 hours ago28 Oct 16, 8:53am -
  • “Wick” Director Is Frontrunner For “Deadpool 2”
    “John Wick” co-director David Leitch is reportedly the strong frontrunner to direct 20th Century Fox’s “Deadpool” sequel in the wake of the departure of returning director Tim Miller. Jeff Sneider broke the story for Mashable, following it…
    - 16 hours ago28 Oct 16, 7:12am -
  • Catherine Keener Joins “Sicario” Sequel
    Catherine Keener has joined the cast of “Soldado,” Lionsgate’s second installment of a drug war thriller film series that began with last year’s “Sicario”. Stefano Sollima (“Gomorra”) helms the film which boasts a script by Taylor She…
    - 16 hours ago28 Oct 16, 7:10am -
  • Irons Talks Alfred In “Justice League”
    Following his debut in the role in Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” veteran thesp Jeremy Irons returns as Bruce Wayne’s loyal manservant Alfred Pennyworth in the upcoming “Justice League” film along with the solo “The…
    - 16 hours ago28 Oct 16, 7:04am -


  • Natalie Dormer Finds New Thriller In Darkness
    She's co-written and will star in the tale of violence and vengeanceUsually to be found trying to finagle her way into power on Game Of Thrones, Natalie Dormer is working on something different for her next film, In Darkness.She’s co-written the s…
    - 29 Oct 15, 6:33pm -
  • Allison Janney Joins The Girl On The Train
    Playing a police detectiveEmily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Jared Leto and Justin Theroux are already all aboard, but The Girl On The Train is still accepting more passengers. Allison Janney is the latest to join the ensemble cast for Tat…
    - 29 Oct 15, 10:37am -
  • Kristen Stewart And Chloe Sevigny Circling Lizzie Borden Biopic
    It's a trick - get an axe!Played just this year and last in a pair of campy Christina Ricci movies for the Lifetime Channel, famous axe murderer Lizzie Borden is also heading to the cinema screen in yet another project. Belgian director Pieter Van H…
    - 29 Oct 15, 10:37am -
  • Kristen Stewart And Chole Sevigny Circling LIzzie Borden Biopic
    It's a trick - get an axe!Played just this year and last in a pair of campy Christina Ricci movies for the Lifetime Channel, famous axe murderer Lizzie Borden is also heading to the cinema screen in yet another project. Belgian director Pieter Van H…
    - 29 Oct 15, 10:07am -
  • Empire Issue Preview: The Revenant, The Hunger Games and Oscars 2016
    The new issue hits newsstandsThis month's new issue sees Empire braving the spaces between Arkham Asylum's walls to get up close and personal with the supervillains from David Ayer's hotly-anticipated Suicide Squad. From Jared Leto's Joker to Will Sm…
    - 29 Oct 15, 10:07am -
  • New Look At Suicide Squad's Killer Croc
    And Amanda Waller takes a sinister bowWorld meet the Suicide Squad, Suicide Squad meet... okay, never mind. Empire’s December issue debuts some of the most twisted, antisocial bunch of psychopaths we've ever run into - to paraphrase Ralph Meeker in…
    - 29 Oct 15, 9:51am -
  • Oldboy's Pom Klementieff Cast In Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
    She's been hired for a mystery roleWriter/director James Gunn is in Atlanta preparing to start shooting the next Guardians Of The Galaxy. While we might expect to learn a lot of casting information from him via Facebook, the first piece has actually…
    - 29 Oct 15, 12:06am -
  • New Trailer For The Night Before
    Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt get christ-mashedIt’s nearly November, so you’re in a Christmas mood, right? Even if not, you might be prepared to see the new – ish, there’s not a load of fresh footage – promo for Seth Rogen’s new sea…
    - 28 Oct 15, 11:51pm -
  • Peter Sarsgaard To Play Robert Kennedy In Jackie
    Starring opposite Natalie PortmanWe learned back in May of this year that Natalie Portman would be playing Jackie Kennedy in Jackie. Now we also know that Peter Sarsgaard is joining the film as Robert Kennedy.Jackie chronicles the four days in Kenne…
    - 28 Oct 15, 11:35pm -
  • Ash Vs. Evil Dead Scores A Second Season
    Before the first episode even arrivesAs Ash himself might say, “Groovy.” Mere days before it's set to premiere in the United States and a few other countries, Evil Dead TV series Ash Vs. Evil Dead has been renewed for a second season by American…
    - 28 Oct 15, 11:35pm -
  • Michelle Rodriguez Starring In Tomboy, A Revenger's Tale
    Sigourney Weaver will be a knife-happy surgeonWalter Hill is tackling gender reassignment themes in his next film, albeit in the guise of an action thriller. Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver are on board to star in Tomboy, A Revenger’s Tale…
    - 28 Oct 15, 5:56pm -
  • Exclusive: First Look At Will Smith’s Suicide Squad Cover
    Deadshot comes aliveDeadshot is the new American Sniper. Kinda. Will Smith’s troubled assassin is a marksman whose deadly aim is put into the service of Suicide Squad in David Ayer’s new comic-book movie, but a jutting-jawed patriot this guy emph…
    - 28 Oct 15, 5:56pm -

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  • 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…
    - 16 days ago12 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…
    - 43 days ago16 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 -
  • 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 -