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  • ROGUE ONE – A STAR WARS STORY: VFX Making of by BBC Click
    Interesting video by BBC Click about the Vcam system that ILM London used on ROGUE ONE – A STAR WARS STORY: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Industrial Light & Magic: Dedicated page about ROGUE ONE – A STAR WARS STORY on ILM website. John Knoll: My interview o…
    - 13 hours ago26 Feb 17, 5:44pm -
    New spot for THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS: The VFX are made by: Digital Domain (VFX Supervisor: Jay Barton) Double Negative (VFX Supervisor: Alex Wang) Pixomondo Rodeo FX Rise FX Trixter The Production VFX Supervisor is Kelvin McIlwain. Director: F. Gary…
    - 1 day ago25 Feb 17, 8:00pm -
    New trailer for POWER RANGERS: The VFX are made by: Digital Domain Image Engine (VFX Supervisor: Dave Morley) Method Studios (VFX Supervisor: Bruce Woloshyn) Pixomondo (VFX Supervisor: Mahmoud Rahnama) Scanline VFX The Production VFX Supervisor is Se…
    - 2 days ago25 Feb 17, 5:00pm -
  • WESTWORLD: VFX Breakdowns by Important Looking Pirates
    Here are three VFX Breakdowns by Important Looking Pirates about their work on WESTWORLD: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Autodesk: Article by Autodesk featuring the work of Important Looking Pirates on WESTWORLD. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The p…
    - 2 days ago25 Feb 17, 11:00am -
  • The Mill Anthem Reel
    Beautiful showreel by The Mill featuring a huge variety of work on commercials: WANT TO KNOW MORE: The Mill: Dedicated page about The Mill Anthem Reel on The Mill website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post The Mill Anthem Reel appe…
    - 3 days ago24 Feb 17, 5:00pm -
    New teaser for GHOST IN THE SHELL: The VFX are made by: MPC (VFX Supervisors : Axel Bonami and Arundi Asregadoo) Atomic Fiction Framestore Method Studios Raynault VFX Territory Studio The Production VFX Supervisor is Guillaume Rocheron and the Produc…
    - 3 days ago24 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
  • ROGUE ONE – A STAR WARS STORY: Making of by Wired
    Interesting video by WIRED that give an in-depth look about how Industrial Light & Magic recreated Tarkin for ROGUE ONE – A STAR WARS STORY: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Industrial Light & Magic: Dedicated page about ROGUE ONE – A STAR WARS STORY on ILM we…
    - 3 days ago24 Feb 17, 10:00am -
  • THE OA: VFX Breakdown by RVX
    Nice environment work by RVX in this VFX breakdown about their work on THE OA: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post THE OA: VFX Breakdown by RVX appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 4 days ago23 Feb 17, 4:00pm -
  • GHOST RECON WILDLANDS: TV Spot by Platige Image
    Check out this TV Spot for GHOST RECON WILDLANDS created by the teams of Platige Image: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post GHOST RECON WILDLANDS: TV Spot by Platige Image appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 4 days ago23 Feb 17, 10:00am -
    Don’t miss this “Last Supper” prologue for ALIEN – COVENANT: The VFX are made by: MPC (VFX Supervisor: Ferran Domenech) Framestore (VFX Supervisor: Christian Kaestner) Luma Pictures (VFX Supervisor: Brendan Seals) Rising Sun Pictures Atomic A…
    - 4 days ago23 Feb 17, 6:00am -



  • newLook! It’s your last-minute Oscar vfx breakdown fix
    The announcement of who won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects this year is literally just hours away…which is a perfect time to quickly revisit and watch some of the best breakdowns that have been doing the rounds for each of the nominated films. …
    - 6 hours ago27 Feb 17, 12:46am -
  • Forging the fiery face of Ghost Rider for ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’
    Last year, the Marvel character Ghost Rider burst onto the small screen in ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for seven episodes of the series. The fiery effects required to bring Ghost Rider (played by Gabriel Luna) to life were orchestrated by FuseFX.…
    - 3 days ago24 Feb 17, 4:51am -
  • ‘Tale of Three Brothers’ director Ben Hibon on his next creative adventures at Luma Pictures
    Director Ben Hibon’s works are pieces of animation that tend to stick in your mind for months or years. From his breakthrough short Codehunters to the masterful Harry Potter ‘Tale of Three Brothers’ sequence, Hibon has brought a definitive styl…
    - 4 days ago22 Feb 17, 11:26pm -
  • LEGO Batman uncovered (on the cover of 3D Artist)
    The newest issue of 3D Artist mag features Animal Logic’s work for The LEGO Batman Movie on the cover. I had the pleasure of writing a feature on the work by the studio.
    - 4 days ago22 Feb 17, 9:11pm -
  • Full liquid metal, now in 3D: re-visiting the freakin’ T-1000 walking out of the fiery truck crash
    If you’ve never seen James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day – either on the big or small screen – now’s the time to embrace this wonder of filmmaking and effects. The movie has been digitally re-mastered and received the ‘full liquid…
    - 9 days ago17 Feb 17, 11:19pm -
  • The making of ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’ making of book
    I’m a collector (some might say ‘hoarder’). Most people know about the Speed stuff, but over the years I’ve also amassed dozens of ‘making of’ film books. Which is why when DK asked me last year to consult on their The LEGO Batman Movie:…
    - 11 days ago15 Feb 17, 8:44pm -
  • What it’s like to attend the ‘other’ Oscars or: How I learned a whole new story I hadn’t heard before about ‘Speed’
    “This isn’t like the other Oscars, or as I like to call them, ‘the dumb Oscars,’ where at the end of the night, 80 per cent of the people in the room are losers. You guys are tremendous. Those guys are sad.” That was actor John Cho, of Star…
    - 14 days ago13 Feb 17, 5:40am -
  • The director of The LEGO Batman Movie, in conversation
    For Cartoon Brew, I got to speak with Chris McKay, who was animation supe on the first LEGO Movie and now director on LEGO Batman. Check it out and hang tight for some more big LEGO Batman coverage I’ll be sharing.
    - 16 days ago10 Feb 17, 8:23pm -
  • Ken Ralston, people
    Last night at the VES Awards, vfx supervisor Ken Ralston was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. A few days earlier I’d been able to chat to him about his career, about some specific films like Roger Rabbit and Polar Express, and about his take…
    - 19 days ago8 Feb 17, 4:13pm -
  • The race to finish Dante’s Peak…20 years ago
    Today, many of the visual effects in the 1997 disaster flick Dante’s Peak would probably be done completely digitally. Pyroclastic flows, exploding buildings, bridges and cars being swept away by a torrent of ashen river – these are things that…
    - 20 days ago7 Feb 17, 3:19pm -

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  • newThe 2017 Oscar Winners List: Updated
    The full winners of this year’s Academy Awards have been announced following a moment that will always be remembered for its ending in which confusion led to the Best Picture winner being awarded incorrectly to “La La Land” before being ultimat…
    - 2 hours ago27 Feb 17, 4:46am -
  • newFirst Trailer: David Ayer’s “Bright”
    Netflix used the Oscars broadcast to premiere the first ever footage from its big-budget feature “Bright” from director David Ayer (“Suicide Squad”). Playing like Ayer’s own “End of Watch,” but with one of the cop partners being an Orc,…
    - 3 hours ago27 Feb 17, 3:58am -
  • new“Shadow of Mordor” Sequel Details Leaked
    Through an unexpected source, shopping chain Target of all places, comes confirmation that Warner Bros. will release sequel to its hit game: “Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor”. Titled “Middle-Earth: Shadow of War,” the listing discovered by a N…
    - 9 hours ago26 Feb 17, 9:17pm -
  • new2017 Oscars: Who Will & Who Should Win
    We’re just hours away from the 2017 Academy Awards with the best in film being awarded on Hollywood’s night of nights. This year Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” is expected to dominate proceedings, bright shiny musical that’s all about lov…
    - 10 hours ago26 Feb 17, 9:01pm -
  • R.I.P. Bill Paxton
    The one and only Bill Paxton has passed away at the age of 61 due to complications from heart surgery reports TMZ. Paxton is survived by his wife of thirty years, Louise Newbury, with whom he had two children. Paxton’s family released the following…
    - 12 hours ago26 Feb 17, 6:34pm -
  • First Photo: Kurt Russell As Ego In “Guardians”?
    We’ve seen a Funko pop figure and a Hasbro toy, now finally an apparent first proper photo of actor Kurt Russell in Janes Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” has emerged. Russell plays Ego the Living Planet, the father of Star-Lord (Chris…
    - 21 hours ago26 Feb 17, 9:34am -
  • Danny Glover Was Almost Raiden In “Kombat”?
    “Mortal Kombat” franchise co-creator Ed Boon recently sat down with IGN to talk the long running game franchise – its past and its future. In a surprising reveal though, Boon confirmed that at one time “Lethal Weapon” co-star Danny Glover w…
    - 21 hours ago26 Feb 17, 9:33am -
  • New Marvel’s “Guardians” Sequel Trailer Tuesday
    We had a ‘sneak peek,’ and then the teaser trailer. Now comes the news that the full trailer for James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is scheduled to hit this coming week. Running at 2min 20sec, Broadway World reports that the clip…
    - 1 day ago26 Feb 17, 2:02am -
  • “Piranha” Getting A Japanese Reboot?
    It looks like a third film in the rebooted “Piranha” horror franchise is on the way. Bloody Disgusting reports that producer Hisako Tsukaba is currently working on a new movie in the series which is targeting a 2018 release. Titled “Summer of t…
    - 1 day ago26 Feb 17, 1:59am -
  • Scorsese Not A Fan Of Viewing Films At Home
    Martin Scorsese’s recent epic “Silence” was incredibly cinematic, not surprising considering the filmmaker is one of celluloid’s biggest champions. Unfortunately no-one really went out to the cinema to see it despite excellent reviews. Certai…
    - 1 day ago26 Feb 17, 1:57am -
  • Oscar Disqualifies A “13 Hours” Sound Mixer
    Just one day before the 89th annual Academy Awards, the Governors Board has disqualified one of the four sound mixers of Michael Bay’s war film “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi” from a nomination. Greg P. Russell, who worked on the fi…
    - 1 day ago26 Feb 17, 1:55am -
  • “Moonlight” Sweeps 2017 Spirit Awards
    Along with rousing hosting by Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, the 2017 Independent Spirit Awards also saw results that many film critics and industry types hope will be repeated tomorrow night at the Oscars. Namely that Barry Jenkins’ celebrated film…
    - 1 day ago26 Feb 17, 12:59am -

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  • 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…
    - 95 days ago23 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 -
  • 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 -