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  • Digital Domain arrives in Montreal!
    Montreal is getting bigger with the arrival of Digital Domain in 2019! Here is the press release: GLOBAL VFX STUDIO DIGITAL DOMAIN CELEBRATES 25 YEARS WITH MONTRÉAL OPENING Montréal marks nine locations for the studio, will focus on feature film an…
    - 2 days ago14 Dec 18, 8:00pm -
  • HOW IT ENDS: VFX Breakdown by Mr. X
    Come have a look at the work of Mr. X on HOW IT ENDS: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Mr. X: Dedicated page about HOW IT ENDS on Mr. X website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post HOW IT ENDS: VFX Breakdown by Mr. X appeared first on The Art of V…
    - 3 days ago14 Dec 18, 10:00am -
  • READY PLAYER ONE: The VFX work by Industrial Light & Magic
    Let’s enter the Oasis with the video by Industrial Light & Magic about their work on READY PLAYER ONE: WANT TO KNOW MORE? ILM: Dedicated page about READY PLAYER ONE on ILM website. Roger Guyett & Grady Cofer: My interview of Roger Guyett, Overall V…
    - 3 days ago14 Dec 18, 8:00am -
  • APOSTLE: Christian Lett – VFX Supervisor – Bait Studio
    Christian Lett joined Bait Studio in 2011 and takes care of the visual effects of many projects such as THE MACHINE, THE CALL UP, TAKE DOWN and DON'T KNOCK TWICE.The post APOSTLE: Christian Lett – VFX Supervisor – Bait Studio appeared first on T…
    - 3 days ago13 Dec 18, 4:00pm -
  • THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES: VFX Breakdown by Method Studios
    Method Studios reveals the magic of Christmas and Santa Claus in this VFX Breakdown about their work on THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES: VFX Breakdown by Method Studios appeared…
    - 3 days ago13 Dec 18, 2:00pm -
  • AVENGERS – INFINITY WAR: The VFX work of Industrial Light & Magic
    Industrial Light & Magic presents their work on the final battle sequence in Wakanda for AVENGERS – INFINITY WAR: WANT TO KNOW MORE? ILM: Dedicated page about AVENGERS – INFINITY WAR on ILM website. Russell Earl: My interview of Russell Earl, VFX…
    - 4 days ago13 Dec 18, 8:00am -
  • THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB: Christoph Schmidt – VFX Set Supervisor – Pixomondo
    Christoph Schmidt joined Pixomondo in 2014 and has worked on many projects such as FURIOUS SEVEN, THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES, THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS and GAME OF THRONES.The post THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB: Christoph Schmidt – VFX Set Supervisor…
    - 4 days ago12 Dec 18, 4:00pm -
  • THE EQUALIZER 2: VFX Breakdown by Zero VFX
    Zero VFX presents their invisible work on THE EQUALIZER 2 (click on the picture below to watch it): © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post THE EQUALIZER 2: VFX Breakdown by Zero VFX appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 4 days ago12 Dec 18, 2:00pm -
  • FALLOUT 76 – Live Action Trailer: VFX Breakdown by Method Studios
    Come have a look at the work of Method Studios on the live action trailer of FALLOUT 76: FALLOUT 76 – Live Action Trailer WANT TO KNOW MORE? Method Studios: Dedicated page about FALLOUT 76 on Method Studios website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of V…
    - 5 days ago12 Dec 18, 12:00pm -
  • JURASSIC WORLD – FALLEN KINGDOM: The Dinosaurs by Industrial Light & Magic
    Come have a look at the dinosaurs created by Industrial Light & Magic for JURASSIC WORLD – FALLEN KINGDOM: WANT TO KNOW MORE? ILM: Dedicated page about JURASSIC WORLD – FALLEN KINGDOM on ILM website. David Vickery, Alex Wuttke and Jance Rubinchik…
    - 5 days ago12 Dec 18, 8:00am -



  • The new VFX Voice is out!
    …and it has some features I wrote on virtual production, previs and Superman’s 40th anniversary. Digital edition right here.
    - 3 days ago13 Dec 18, 11:02pm -
  • Into a new realm of animated filmmaking
    I love the new Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. And here’s my coverage at Cartoon Brew. Go and see this film.
    - 3 days ago13 Dec 18, 10:32pm -
  • 5 things that rocked at SIGGRAPH Asia Tokyo
    SIGGRAPH Asia Tokyo 2018 has just wrapped up, and it was a fantastic week. The attendance was up near 10,000 and you could feel the buzz at the conference centre. Here’s my run-down of 5 of the coolest things I was able to see there. 1. Behind the…
    - 4 days ago13 Dec 18, 6:18am -
  • Next step: holograms
    For Rolling Stone magazine, I wrote a small piece about the future of digital entertainment with holograms and digital humans.
    - 6 days ago11 Dec 18, 12:05am -
  • VFX bidding and budgeting: behind the scenes
    Mark Russell shared with me some great tips for bidding and budgeting in VFX. Check it out at Cartoon Brew.
    - 11 days ago6 Dec 18, 2:29am -
  • Renderman is 30. Woah.
    For VFX Voice, I talked to some of the legends at Pixar about the history of RenderMan, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Includes some old-school pics.
    - 19 days ago27 Nov 18, 10:49pm -
  • A primer on virtual production
    This is something I whipped up for Cartoon Brew, based on some of the fantastic virtual production work being done these days.
    - 26 days ago21 Nov 18, 1:29am -
  • How ‘Crow: The Legend’ felt
    I got to experience Baobab’s Crow: The Legend at VIEW Conference. Definitely one of the most immersive VR experiences I’ve had. Here’s my take at Cartoon Brew.
    - 30 days ago16 Nov 18, 11:38pm -
  • ‘The Prince of Egypt’: Henry LaBounta reflects on parting the Red Sea
    These days, Henry LaBounta is Studio Art Director at EA Ghost Games. But before his career in games, LaBounta was at the forefront of effects simulation at Industrial Light & Magic, where he helped generate the tornadoes in Twister. Later he worked o…
    - 32 days ago14 Nov 18, 9:22pm -
  • Compulsory viewing: the Computer Animation Festival at SIGGRAPH Asia Tokyo 2018
    Here at vfxblog we’ve already previewed some of the VFX-related talks and dived into the Technical Papers process for SIGGRAPH Asia Tokyo this year. Now we look at the other conference highlight: the Computer Animation Festival. The ‘CAF’ takes…
    - 35 days ago12 Nov 18, 1:27am -

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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…
    - 98 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…
    - 98 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…
    - 98 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…
    - 98 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…
    - 98 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…
    - 98 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…
    - 98 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…
    - 98 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…
    - 99 days ago9 Sep 18, 12:33am -
  • Gibbons Gives HBO’s “Watchmen” His Approval

    - 99 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…
    - 99 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…
    - 99 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 -