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  • Netto “The Easter Surprise”: Making of by The Mill
    Check out this making of by The Mill about their work on this cute Netto commercial: WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Mill: Dedicated page about Netto “The Easter Surprise” on The Mill website. Netto “The Easter Surprise” – Commercial © Vincent Frei…
    - 5 days ago17 Aug 17, 9:00am -
  • KING ARTHUR – LEGEND OF THE SWORD: VFX Breakdown by Framestore
    Framestore have just released this VFX Breakdown about their work on KING ARTHUR – LEGEND OF THE SWORD: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Framestore: Dedicated page about KING ARTHUR – LEGEND OF THE SWORD on Framestore website. Christian Kaestner & Stuart Penn:…
    - 5 days ago16 Aug 17, 2:30pm -
    Here is the trailer for MOLLY’S GAME, the first movie by Aaron Sorkin: The VFX are made by: Mr. X (VFX Supervisor: Aaron Weintraub) Director: Aaron Sorkin Release Date: 22 November 2017 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post MOL…
    - 5 days ago16 Aug 17, 12:00pm -
  • PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN – DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES: Rudy Grossman – Digital Effects Supervisor – Atomic Fiction
    Rudy Grossmann has nearly 20 years of experience in the visual effects. He has worked in many studios such as Industrial Light & Magic, The Orphanage, Weta Digital or Digital Domain before joining Atomic Fiction in 2014. At Atomic Fiction, he has wor…
    - 6 days ago15 Aug 17, 4:00pm -
    Here is a featurette about MARVEL’S THE DEFENDERS: The VFX are made by: Zoic Studios Shade VFX Release Date: August 18, 2017 (Netlfix) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post MARVEL’S THE DEFENDERS appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 6 days ago15 Aug 17, 12:00pm -
  • VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS: François Dumoulin – VFX Supervisor – Rodeo FX
    Last year, François Dumoulin explained to us about the work of Rodeo FX on THE LEGEND OF TARZAN. He speaks to us today about his new collaboration with Luc Besson and the challenges encountered on VALERIAN.The post VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSA…
    - 10 days ago11 Aug 17, 3:00pm -
  • OneCall Dekning: VFX Breakdown by Storm Studios
    Storm Studios presents their VFX work on this OneCall commercial: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post OneCall Dekning: VFX Breakdown by Storm Studios appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 10 days ago11 Aug 17, 1:00pm -
  • THE CROWN – Season 2
    Netflix have released the teaser trailer for the Season 2 of THE CROWN: The VFX are made by: One of Us Release Date: December 8, 2017 (Netflix) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post THE CROWN – Season 2 appeared first on The Art of V…
    - 10 days ago11 Aug 17, 10:00am -
  • WONDER WOMAN: Jessica Norman – VFX Supervisor – MPC
    In 2015, Jessica Norman explained to us about the work of MPC on EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS. She then worked on A MONSTER CALLS and today she talks about her work on WONDER WOMAN.The post WONDER WOMAN: Jessica Norman – VFX Supervisor – MPC appeared…
    - 11 days ago10 Aug 17, 3:00pm -
  • MEDICI – MASTERS OF FLORENCE – Season 1: VFX Breakdown by Stargate Studios Malta
    Nice work made by Stargate Studios Malta on the first season of MEDICI – MASTERS OF FLORENCE: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post MEDICI – MASTERS OF FLORENCE – Season 1: VFX Breakdown by Stargate Studios Malta appeared first o…
    - 11 days ago10 Aug 17, 1:10pm -



  • The last-minute roto tool that saved the ending of ‘Death Becomes Her’
    I recently spoke to visual effects supervisor Ken Ralston about his work at ILM on Death Becomes Her for the 25th anniversary of the film. The interview received some surprising attention; the film might not have been a hit but the practical make-up…
    - 4 days ago17 Aug 17, 11:28pm -
  • From storyboard to final in ‘GOTG Vol 2’
    James Gunn narrates a scene from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 where the Ravagers take on Rocket in the forest – breaking down the shots from storyboards to previs/postvis and final (with VFX by Trixter). This clip is from the film’s DVD/Blu-Ray…
    - 5 days ago16 Aug 17, 9:54pm -
  • A shot from ‘Event Horizon’ is still Sue Rowe’s toughest VFX task ever
    “Ask any VFX artist about their worst shot and I bet they can tell you the shot name. On Event Horizon, M255 was that shot for me.” – Sue Rowe Now a visual effects supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sue Rowe was back in 1997 a sequence sup…
    - 7 days ago15 Aug 17, 8:03am -
  • 7 highlights from SIGGRAPH
    For DigitalArts, I highlighted 7 of the coolest things I saw at SIGGRAPH. What a conference!
    - 9 days ago12 Aug 17, 11:05pm -
  • Here’s one of the best interviews I’ve heard Christopher Nolan give about his thoughts on film, digital and VFX
    I recently listened to this interview on BBC’s The Film Programme between host Francine Stock and Christopher Nolan on the director’s latest project, Dunkirk. It’s a great interview, in which Nolan discusses how he constructed the time-bending…
    - 12 days ago10 Aug 17, 5:59am -
  • My SIGGRAPH round-up
    Digital Arts asked me to round-up the recent events at SIGGRAPH 2017 – you can read that here. Also coming is a look at some specific super-cool things I saw there. It was truly an awesome event, so much more to say than there is time in the world!
    - 12 days ago9 Aug 17, 9:05pm -
  • Quickshots: Attack of the Megaptor
    ILM and VFX partner Hybride collaborated to produce a high-energy bus chase scene in Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Here, Valerian and Laureline race to board a bus that is then attacked by a menacing Megaptor creature. I…
    - 17 days ago5 Aug 17, 2:48am -
  • How that ATM scene in ‘Homecoming’ was made
    Luma Pictures handled the Spider-Man: Homecoming ATM sequence, and I found out for VFX Voice how they made it happen.
    - 17 days ago4 Aug 17, 11:50pm -
  • Weta Digital’s ‘Valerian’ Pearls
    Stunningly realistic, the alien Pearl characters in Valerian were crafted by Weta Digital. In this new piece for VFX Voice, I had vfx supe Martin Hill run down how they were made.
    - 19 days ago3 Aug 17, 4:07am -
  • Breaking down the ferry scene in ‘Homecoming’
    At Cartoon Brew, I wrote about DD and The Third Floor’s work on Spider-Man: Homecoming on the ferry sequence, one of the coolest from the film.
    - 19 days ago2 Aug 17, 2:50pm -

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  • newSeven “Marvel’s Inhumans” Character Posters
    Marvel Entertainment and ABC have premiered several new character posters for “Marvel’s Inhumans” series based on the comic book series. The story explores the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, the enigm…
    - 2 hours ago21 Aug 17, 6:55pm -
  • new“Destiny 2” Gets A Launch Trailer
    Immediately following its premiere at GamesCom, Bungie and Activision have released the official launch trailer for one of the Fall’s biggest video game titles – “Destiny 2” – which comes to current gen consoles (PS4, XB1) and PC on Septemb…
    - 2 hours ago21 Aug 17, 6:54pm -
  • new“Aladdin,” “Avengers” Cast Supporting Villains
    Irish actor Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (“Love/Hate,” “Peaky Blinders”) has confirmed that he will have a role in Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” after being spotted not that long ago on the film’s set in a mo-cap suit. Speaking with…
    - 2 hours ago21 Aug 17, 6:52pm -
  • new“Cell Block 99” Is “Absolutely Deranged”
    Writer/director S. Craig Zahler exploded onto the scene with 2015’s cannibal western “Bone Tomahawk” which blended skilled filmmaking on a very limited budget, great performances, and a real mean streak that yielded some of the most gruesome on…
    - 4 hours ago21 Aug 17, 5:31pm -
  • newWhedon Fan Site Closes After Recent Piece
    The long-running Joss Whedon fansite,, is shutting down a day after Whedon’s ex-wife Kai Cole penned a much-talked about column this weekend at The Wrap about the director whom she labels a hypocrite for “preaching feminist ideals…
    - 4 hours ago21 Aug 17, 5:28pm -
  • newSackhoff To Recur On CW’s “The Flash”
    Fomrer “Battlestar Galactica” and “Longmire” alum Katee Sackhoff has joined the cast of the fourth season of “The Flash”. Sackhoff will recur as the villain Amunet Black, aka Blacksmith, a steely boss of an underground black market for su…
    - 4 hours ago21 Aug 17, 5:25pm -
  • newRebecca Thomas Finds “Intelligent Life”
    Filmmaker Rebecca Thomas (“Electrick Children,” “Stranger Things”) has been hired to direct the sci-fi film “Intelligent Life” for Amblin Entertainment. Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) was originally attached to direct with Lupita Nyong’o to…
    - 4 hours ago21 Aug 17, 5:24pm -
  • newFirst Look: Margot Robbie As Queen Elizabeth I
    Donning a frizzy ginger wig, heavy makeup and serious gown, Australian actress and bombshell Margot Robbie (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Focus”) has been photographed on the set of “Mary Queen of Scots” in her role as Queen Elizabeth the F…
    - 5 hours ago21 Aug 17, 4:27pm -
  • newQueen Biopic Casts Freddie’s Bandmates
    Gwilym Lee (“Jamestown”) is Brian May, Ben Hardy (“X-Men: Apocalypse”) is Roger Taylor and Joe Mazzello (“The Social Network”) is John Deacon in the upcoming Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody”. broke the casting news, sa…
    - 5 hours ago21 Aug 17, 4:23pm -
  • newNetflix Scores Greengrass’ Norway Terrorist Film
    Paul Greengrass (“United 93,” “The Bourne Supremacy”) is next set to direct a movie he has written about a Norwegian terrorist which Netflix has just won the rights to. The killer in question was Anders Behring Breivik, a self-described right…
    - 5 hours ago21 Aug 17, 4:20pm -
  • new“Game of Thrones” S7 Finale Trailer
    Following last night’s sixth episode, HBO has premiered the ‘Next Time’ trailer for the seventh and final episode of the seventh season of its big-budget fantasy drama “Game of Thrones”. The preview promises the meeting that has been teased…
    - 7 hours ago21 Aug 17, 2:35pm -
  • newEarly “Ant-Man 2,” “Avengers 4” Set Pics
    With production now underway on both “Ant-Man and The Wasp” and the untitled fourth “Avengers” film, photos are now out from the sets of both in Atlanta and Japan respectively. Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily and Michael Douglas can be seen in the…
    - 7 hours ago21 Aug 17, 2:35pm -

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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…
    - 55 days ago28 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…
    - 80 days ago3 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…
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