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  • newJESSICA JONES – Season 2
    Brand new trailer for the second season of JESSICA JONES: The VFX are made by: Shade VFX Release Date: March 8, 2018 (Netflix) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post JESSICA JONES – Season 2 appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 6 hours ago20 Feb 18, 5:00pm -
  • BLADE RUNNER 2049: VFX Breakdown by Framestore
    Don’t miss this 10 min VFX breakdown by Framestore about their great work on BLADE RUNNER 2049: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Framestore: Dedicated page about BLADE RUNNER 2049 on Framestore website. Richard Hoover: My interview of Richard Hoover, VFX Supervi…
    - 12 hours ago20 Feb 18, 11:00am -
    Really cool trailer for ANIMAL WORLD: The VFX are made by: Weta Digital (VFX Supervisor: Martin Hill) Rising Sun Pictures Fin Design + Effects (VFX Supervisors Chris Spry & Stuart White) The Monk Studios The Production and Supervision of the VFX work…
    - 1 day ago19 Feb 18, 4:00pm -
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: Framestore work by BBC Click
    VFX Supervisor Jonathan Fawkner talks with BBC Click about the work of Framestore on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Framestore: Dedicated page about GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 on Framestore website. Arslan Elver: My interview…
    - 2 days ago19 Feb 18, 11:00am -
  • BAFTA 2018: The Special Visual Effects winner
    And the winner for the Special Visual Effects for the BAFTA 2018 is… BLADE RUNNER 2049: Richard R. Hoover, Paul Lambert, Gerd Nefzer, John Nelson Blade Runner 2049 wins Special Visual Effects ? #EEBAFTAs — BAFTA (@BAFTA…
    - 2 days ago18 Feb 18, 9:30pm -
  • ATOMIC BLONDE: VFX Breakdown by Chimney
    Chimney presents their invisible work on ATOMIC BLONDE (click on the picture below to watch it): WANT TO KNOW MORE? Chimney: Dedicated page about ATOMIC BLONDE on Chimney website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post ATOMIC BLONDE: VF…
    - 3 days ago17 Feb 18, 5:00pm -
  • MONSTER.COM “Opportunity Roars”: Making of by The Mill

    - 5 days ago16 Feb 18, 10:00am -
    Excellent new trailer for READY PLAYER ONE: The VFX are made by: ILM (VFX Supervisors: Grady Cofer, Daniele Bigi and Dave Daly) Digital Domain (VFX Supervisor: Matthew Butler) Territory Studio (Creative Director: Andrew Popplestone) The Production VF…
    - 5 days ago15 Feb 18, 9:00pm -
    Tons of new shots in this IMAX trailer for PACIFIC RIM – UPRISING: The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor: Pete Bebb & VFX Producer: Matthew Plummer) Atomic Fiction (VFX Supervisor: Ryan Tudhope) Blind LTD (Computer Graphics Superviso…
    - 5 days ago15 Feb 18, 4:00pm -
    Really cool sneak peek for INCREDIBLES 2: The Animation and VFX are made by: Pixar Animation Studios Director: Brad Bird Release Date: 15 June 2018 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post INCREDIBLES 2 appeared first on The Art of…
    - 5 days ago15 Feb 18, 2:00pm -



  • Tips from the VFX Oscar nominated supes for working with directors
    Joe Letteri. Chris Townsend. John Nelson. Stephen Rosenbaum. Ben Morris. They all weigh-in in this piece for Cartoon Brew on how they worked with their…Continue reading...Tips from the VFX Oscar nominated supes for working with directors
    - 22 hours ago20 Feb 18, 1:29am -
  • Aaron Sims on the secrets of crafting compelling characters
    The creatures and characters you see in some of the biggest films and television shows are the result of countless hours of design, research, re-designContinue reading...Aaron Sims on the secrets of crafting compelling characters
    - 3 days ago17 Feb 18, 4:02pm -
  • Digital humans are here
    For 3D Artist I looked back at a year that featured some insane digital human work by MPC, Image Engine and Lola VFX. I bet…Continue reading...Digital humans are here
    - 6 days ago15 Feb 18, 2:15am -
  • ‘We tried a million things’ – the oral history of Sphere’s sphere
    Barry Levinson’s 1998 film Sphere, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this week, brought with it a diverse array of visual effects straddling both theContinue reading...‘We tried a million things’ – the oral history of Sphere’s spher…
    - 9 days ago12 Feb 18, 5:16am -
  • A candid chat with the director of Peter Rabbit
    “We did a lot of planning and then I threw it all out, and then I planned it again, and then I threw it all…Continue reading...A candid chat with the director of Peter Rabbit
    - 10 days ago10 Feb 18, 10:02pm -
  • Industry news: Iloura merges with Method Studios, and the lost Pirates 3 interview
    Sister visual effects studios Iloura and Method, both owned by Deluxe, are combining under a single brand – Method Studios. Iloura, an Australian VFX studioContinue reading...Industry news: Iloura merges with Method Studios, and the lost Pirates 3…
    - 14 days ago6 Feb 18, 7:25pm -
  • The latest from VFX Voice
    At VFX Voice, two new online articles I wrote have now been published. The first is a breakdown of one scene from Downsizing, which utilised…Continue reading...The latest from VFX Voice
    - 15 days ago5 Feb 18, 8:44pm -
  • 5 visual stories from 5 VFX Oscar nominees
    Over the past year I’ve been able to cover the visual effects in all of the films nominated for the VFX Oscar – Blade Runner…Continue reading...5 visual stories from 5 VFX Oscar nominees
    - 20 days ago1 Feb 18, 7:19am -
  • Inside Kong: Skull Island’s final battle
    There are a number of fierce fight scenes in Kong: Skull Island – one of the most intense is the final battle between Kong andContinue reading...Inside Kong: Skull Island’s final battle
    - 20 days ago1 Feb 18, 6:58am -
  • The making of The Last Jedi’s crystal foxes
    Towards the end of The Last Jedi, we meet on Crait a number of Vulptex creatures, fox-like animals with crystalline bristles. Although a detailed animatronicContinue reading...The making of The Last Jedi’s crystal foxes
    - 20 days ago1 Feb 18, 6:56am -

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  • newJay Hernandez Is The New “Magnum P.I.”
    Jay Hernandez (“Suicide Squad,” “Bright”) has been tapped to play the lead role of Thomas Magnum in CBS’ drama pilot reboot of the iconic 1980s action series “Magnum P.I.”. CBS wanted to add a twist to the classic character played by To…
    - 2 hours ago20 Feb 18, 9:36pm -
  • newFirst Photo: Three Generations Of “Shaft”
    A new photo has been released of all three generations of the Shaft family in Netflix and Paramount’s “Son of Shaft” feature. Jessie T. Usher, Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Roundtree can be seen not only in character but in matching outfits for…
    - 2 hours ago20 Feb 18, 9:33pm -
  • new“Justice League” Gets An Honest Trailer
    You knew it was coming, and now Honest Trailers spends a bit over six minutes tearing into last year’s “Justice League” film. Nothing is safe from fanboys campaigning for a Snyder cut that doesn’t exist to the film’s tonal disparity, digita…
    - 2 hours ago20 Feb 18, 9:32pm -
  • new“Doctor Who” Getting A Massive Overhaul
    The BBC’s “Doctor Who” continues to get a massive overhaul ahead of the debut of its new The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), new showrunner (Chris Chibnall) and new writers with the first episodes targeting a September launch. Late last week it was c…
    - 2 hours ago20 Feb 18, 9:31pm -
  • newSade to Do A New Song For “Wrinkle In Time”
    Fiercely private and iconic singer Sade, who has released just two studio albums over the past quarter-century, has crafted a new song for next month’s “A Wrinkle in Time” from Disney Pictures. The film’s director Ava DuVernay broke the news…
    - 2 hours ago20 Feb 18, 9:30pm -
  • newHaddish Voices A Toucan For Netflix’s “Tuca”
    Tiffany Haddish (“Girl’s Trip”) is set to voice one of the main characters in “Tuca and Bertie,” a new Netflix animated comedy series from the team behind “BoJack Horseman”. The story deals with the friendship between two 30-year-old bi…
    - 2 hours ago20 Feb 18, 9:28pm -
  • newQuick News: One, Charmed, Hypnotic, Wife, Act
    Ready Player One Empire has released two new official stills from Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One,” one of which includes the first shot of Simon Pegg’s character Ogden Morrow. In the film, Morrow is the former business partner of Mark R…
    - 2 hours ago20 Feb 18, 9:26pm -
  • newHolbrook, Davis Head To Netflix & Amazon
    “Narcos” and “Logan” star Boyd Holbrook is re-teaming with Netflix for the original feature “In the Shadow of the Moon” from “Hap and Leonard” creator Jim Mickle. Mickle directs from a script by Gregory Weidman and Geoff Tock. Brian K…
    - 2 hours ago20 Feb 18, 9:25pm -
  • newGibson, Towne Plan “Dancing Bear” Series
    Mel Gibson, Oscar-winning screenwriter Robert Towne (“Chinatown”) and producer Mike Medavoy are teaming on USA Network’s “Dancing Bear” series which has Gibson aboard to direct the pilot episode. Universal Cable Productions is producing thi…
    - 2 hours ago20 Feb 18, 9:23pm -
  • newChastain In Early Talks For “IT: Chapter 2”
    Jessica Chastain has officially entered early negotiations to star as the adult version of Sophia Lillis’ Beverly in New Line’s “IT: Chapter Two” which begins filming in the Summer ahead of a September 2019 release. The script for the follow-…
    - 4 hours ago20 Feb 18, 7:23pm -
  • newJordan, Coogler Re-Team On “Wrong Answer”
    Having teamed three times already on “Fruitvale Station,” “Creed” and “Black Panther, director Ryan Coogler and actor Michael B. Jordan are looking to do it again for the new feature “Wrong Answer” which has been set up at New Regency P…
    - 4 hours ago20 Feb 18, 7:21pm -
  • new“Stranger Things” Showrunners To Step Back?
    A new rumor has sprung up suggesting that “Stranger Things” creators Matt and Ross Duffer will be less involved in their supernatural Netflix TV series after the upcoming third season. Moviefone reported this morning that the pair are looking to…
    - 4 hours ago20 Feb 18, 7:20pm -

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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 -