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    Excellent trailer for ANNIHILATION: The VFX are made by: Double Negative Milk VFX (VFX Supervisor: Sara Bennett) Nvizible Union VFX (VFX Supervisor: Simon Hughes) The Production VFX Supervisor is Andrew Whitehurst. Director: Alex Garland Release Date…
    - 4 hours ago13 Dec 17, 4:30pm -
  • newTHE 15:17 TO PARIS
    Here is the trailer for THE 15:17 TO PARIS by Clint Eastwood: The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor: Richard Reed) The Production VFX Supervisor is John Moffatt. Director: Clint Eastwood Release Date: 9 February 2018 (USA) © Vincent F…
    - 6 hours ago13 Dec 17, 2:00pm -
  • newKINGSMAN – THE GOLDEN CIRCLE: Fight Over Briefcase by Sony Pictures Imageworks
    Don’t miss this cool making of featuring VFX Supervisor Mark Breakspear about the work of Sony Pictures Imageworks on the Fight Over Briefcase in KINGSMAN – THE GOLDEN CIRCLE: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Sony Pictures Imageworks: Dedicated page about KING…
    - 10 hours ago13 Dec 17, 10:00am -
    Really cool final trailer for BRIGHT: The VFX are made by: Iloura (VFX Supervisor: Jason Billington) Mammal Studios (VFX Supervisor: Gregory D. Liegey) Ollin VFX Pixel Playground (VFX Supervisor: Don Lee) Director: David Ayer Release Date: 22 Decembe…
    - 1 day ago12 Dec 17, 3:00pm -
  • JESSICA JONES – Season 2
    JESSICA JONES is coming back for a new season: The VFX are made by: Shade VFX Release Date: March 8, 2018 (Netflix) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post JESSICA JONES – Season 2 appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 2 days ago11 Dec 17, 8:00pm -
  • PADDINGTON 2: Making of by BBC Click
    Nice video by BBC Click featuring Pablo Grillo, Animation Director at Framestore, about his work on PADDINGTON 2: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Framestore: Dedicated page about PADDINGTON 2 on Framestore website. Andy Kind & Glen Pratt: My interview of Andy Kin…
    - 2 days ago11 Dec 17, 5:00pm -
    RICHARD THE STORK is the first animated project for RISE. Check out the VFX Breakdown about their work: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post RICHARD THE STORK: VFX Breakdown by RISE appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 2 days ago11 Dec 17, 2:00pm -
    Great 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 The Production VFX Supervisor is Roger Guyett. Director: Steven S…
    - 3 days ago10 Dec 17, 6:00pm -
    Really cool trailer for SPIDER-MAN – INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE: The Animation and VFX are made by: Sony Pictures Imageworks Directors: Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey Release Date: 14 December 2018 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The…
    - 3 days ago10 Dec 17, 5:00pm -
    This featurette presents the new locations of STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI: The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisors: Mike Mulholland, Eddie Pasquarello, Dan Seddon and Alex Prichard) Hybride Important Looking Pirates Jellyfish Pict…
    - 4 days ago9 Dec 17, 8:00pm -



  • Titanic’s VFX producer on how James Cameron brought her onto the movie, and how she made it *into* the movie
    It’s now 20 years since James Cameron’s Titanic was released. Back in 1997, somehow the film made it through an incredibly challenging shoot, a tense studio environment, constant media scrutiny and a gruelling post-production schedule to become t…
    - 16 hours ago13 Dec 17, 4:34am -
  • Making Coco pop
    You gotta love that headline, it’s from the new issue of 3D Artist magazine where I wrote about Pixar’s Coco. Buy the mag here.
    - 22 hours ago12 Dec 17, 10:15pm -
  • Breaking down the beautybot
    Earlier this year I caught up with Imageworks visual effects supervisor Mark Breakspear to discuss his studio’s work on Kingsman: The Golden Circle. The home entertainment release of the film is now here, and Imageworks has shared with vfxblog a f…
    - 2 days ago12 Dec 17, 4:39am -
  • The secrets behind the life (and death) of Titanic’s propeller guy
    A man falls from the poop deck, hitting the bronze hub of the starboard propeller with a sickening smack. That line from James Cameron’s script for Titanic, coming deep into scenes of the chaotic sinking of the famous cruiseliner, might sound simpl…
    - 6 days ago8 Dec 17, 3:03am -
  • Thirsty work
    Aardman Nathan Love do some cool commercials work, including this spot for Sprite that features Lebron James. I went behind the scenes for Cartoon Brew.
    - 6 days ago7 Dec 17, 9:02pm -
  • CG humans, in real-time
    Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studios has released a new Adam short made with Unity, and it’s something I saw recently at SIGGRAPH Asia in Bangkok in a special premiere session hosted by the game engine company. I wrote about the tech in this article at…
    - 7 days ago6 Dec 17, 8:16pm -
  • Making The Tick tick
    I talked to FuseFX about their vfx for The Tick. This is a fun show, and that also meant: fun vfx. Read it at SYFY WIRE.
    - 13 days ago1 Dec 17, 2:10am -
  • ‘Flubber’ turns 20: how ILM made the shape-shifting green goo come to life
    Twenty years ago, the film release schedule was awash with CG and VFX-heavy projects. Industrial Light & Magic, which had had a hand of course in a number of these, further demonstrated a diverse visual effects skill set with its work on Flubber. Br…
    - 17 days ago27 Nov 17, 1:41am -
  • Jan Pinkava on 20 years of ‘Geri’s Game’
    Geri’s Game celebrated its 20th anniversary very recently, and I got to have a LOOOONG chat with director Jan Pinkava about the Pixar short, its development, the use of subdivision surfaces and the film’s legacy. Check it out at Cartoon Brew.
    - 18 days ago25 Nov 17, 10:08pm -
  • The surprising costume VFX in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’
    Marvel has always done a great job of augmenting character suits or costumes in its movies. But one of the most seamless recently was for Hela in Thor: Ragnarok – check out the story at VFX Voice.
    - 21 days ago22 Nov 17, 8:53pm -

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  • new“Annihilation” Director Talks Netflix Deal
    If you live in the United States, Canada or China, then you’ll be lucky enough to see “Ex Machina” director and “Dredd” writer Alex Garland’s new film “Annihilation” in cinemas. For the rest of us though, we’re stuck with the small…
    - 19 mins ago13 Dec 17, 8:08pm -
  • newMcQuarrie’s Art Lives In “The Star Wars” Reel
    When it comes to the original “Star Wars” trilogy, one of the most iconic things about it are the designs inspired by Ralph McQuarrie’s concept art. Back when George Lucas was trying to get his “The Star Wars” project approved, he enlisted…
    - 34 mins ago13 Dec 17, 7:53pm -
  • newSalma Hayek Talks Her Weinstein Dealings
    Actress Salma Hayek has revealed details of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s alleged behaviour towards her in a new essay for The New York Times. The pair worked together on “Frida” and Hayek recounts Weinstein’s sexual misconduct whi…
    - 47 mins ago13 Dec 17, 7:40pm -
  • newQuick News: Fight, Parts, Bear, Dolittle, Money
    The Good Fight CBS All Access has announced a March 4th premiere date for the second season of its “The Good Wife” spin-off “The Good Fight”. New episodes of the spinoff’s thirteen-episode second season will be available weekly on Sundays.…
    - 54 mins ago13 Dec 17, 7:33pm -
  • new“Alita” Director Tries To Justify Anime Eyes
    The first trailer for the Robert Rodriguez-directed and James Cameron-produced live-action manga adaptation “Alita: Battle Angel” arrived earlier this week and all that anyone is talking about regarding it are those ‘manga eyes’ of the titula…
    - 55 mins ago13 Dec 17, 7:32pm -
  • newFinn Wolfhard Joins “The Turning”
    “Stranger Things” and “IT” alum Finn Wolfhard is set to star opposite Mackenzie Davis in the classic haunted house tale “The Turning” for Amblin Entertainment. An adaptation of Henry James’ novella “The Turn of the Screw,” which was…
    - 57 mins ago13 Dec 17, 7:30pm -
  • new“Mr. Robot” Renewed, “Prison Break” Returning?
    USA Network has announced that they have officially renewed their hit drama series “Mr. Robot” for a fourth season with the writer’s room for the series officially open. Creator Sam Esmail directed every episode of the second and third seasons,…
    - 59 mins ago13 Dec 17, 7:28pm -
  • newChenoweth Joins “Death Becomes Her” Musical
    Robert Zemeckis’ iconic 1992 black comedy “Death Becomes Her” is being turned into a stage musical with Kristin Chenoweth set to play Meryl Streep’s role of Madeline Ashton. Universal Theatrical Group is developing the project which follows a…
    - 1 hour ago13 Dec 17, 7:26pm -
  • newFull Trailer: Alex Garland’s “Annihilation”
    Paramount Pictures and Skydance Pictures have unveiled the new full trailer for “Ex Machina” director Alex Garland’s new sci-fi thriller “Annihilation” based on the first part of novelist Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy. The stor…
    - 4 hours ago13 Dec 17, 4:23pm -
  • newNational Film Registry’s 2017 Films Revealed
    Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has announced the 2017 selections to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. The twenty-five films chosen have been selected for their cultural, historic and/or aesthetic importance and span the range…
    - 4 hours ago13 Dec 17, 4:16pm -
  • newTrailer: Clint Eastwood’s “The 15:17 to Paris”
    The first trailer has arrived for the Clint Eastwood-directed true story heroism drama “The 15:17 To Paris” which opens February 9th. Jeffrey E. Stern penned the book upon which it’s based with the story dealing with a thwarted terrorist attack…
    - 4 hours ago13 Dec 17, 4:14pm -
  • newThe 2017 SAG Award Nominations
    “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the hot favorite at this year’s Screen Actors Guild award nominations with the darkly comic drama nabbing four nominations, while “Lady Bird” took in three. The rest were spread out fairly eve…
    - 4 hours ago13 Dec 17, 4:07pm -

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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 -