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  • newCHAPPIE: VFX Breakdown by Image Engine
    Don’t miss this really cool VFX Breakdown by Image Engine about their work on CHAPPIE: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Image Engine: My interview of Chris Harvey, VFX Supervisor on the show. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 4 hours ago5 Aug 15, 8:33am -
    Excellent trailer for DEADPOOL: The VFX are made by: Digital Domain (VFX Supervisor : Alex Wang) Atomic Fiction (VFX Supervisor : Ryan Tudhope) Blur Studio (VFX Supervisor : Pauline Duvall) Digiscope (VFX Supervisor : Dion Hatch) Image Engine (VFX Su…
    - 7 hours ago5 Aug 15, 5:00am -
  • TERMINATOR GENISYS: Pete Bebb – VFX Supervisor – Double Negative
    Pete Bebb began his career in the VFX on PITCH BLACK at Double Negative in 2000. He worked on many projects such as DIE ANOTHER DAY, BATMAN BEGINS, THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM or The Dark Knight. As a VFX supervisor, he took care of the effects of films lik…
    - 22 hours ago4 Aug 15, 2:00pm -
  • GAME OF THRONES – Season 5: Daenerys Escape by Wired
    Excellent video by WIRED with many VFX breakdowns by Rhythm & Hues for the Daenerys Escape in Season 5 of GAME OF THRONES: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 23 hours ago4 Aug 15, 1:52pm -
  • PENNZOIL “Airlift Drift”
    A Dodge Hellcat Challenger is driving through the night­time streets of Cape Town in this nice commercial for PENNZOIL with the VFX made by Image Engine: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Image Engine: Dedicated page about PENNZOIL “Airlift Drift” on Image Eng…
    - 24 hours ago4 Aug 15, 12:29pm -
    Brand new and long trailer for FANTASTIC FOUR with tons of VFX shots: The VFX are made by: MPC (VFX Supervisor : Peter Nofz) Pixomondo Rodeo FX (VFX Supervisor : François Dumoulin) Weta Digital (VFX Supervisor : Kevin Andrew Smith) The Production VF…
    - 1 day ago4 Aug 15, 7:00am -
  • ANGRY BIRDS 2: Bigger Badder Birdier
    Excellent commercial for ANGRY BIRDS 2 directed by Francois Rousselet with the VFX made by The Mill: WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Mill: Dedicated page about ANGRY BIRDS 2: Bigger Badder Birdier on The Mill website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 20…
    - 2 days ago3 Aug 15, 1:37pm -
    Funny teaser for ZOOLANDER 2: The VFX are made by: Mr. X (VFX Supervisor : Eric J. Robertson) Director: Ben Stiller Release Date: 12 February 2016 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 2 days ago3 Aug 15, 7:00am -
  • Interviews of the Week #31
    Here is the recap of my interviews of the week #31. So you won’t miss any of them. ANT-MAN: Alex Wuttke – VFX Supervisor – Double Negative Alex Wuttke has worked at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop before joining Double Negative in 2002. He worked…
    - 3 days ago2 Aug 15, 5:47pm -
  • XBOX “Jump Ahead”: Behind The Scenes by Blind
    Blind have released this really nice making of about their work on XBOX “Jump Ahead”: XBOX “Jump Ahead” WANT TO KNOW MORE? Blind: Dedicated page about XBOX “Jump Ahead” on Blind website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 4 days ago1 Aug 15, 1:54pm -



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  • Gamescom 2015: Microsoft's Xbox One
    Earlier this morning, Microsoft gave its press conference briefing at the GamesCom 2015 convention in Cologne, Germany where several announcements were made and a bunch of trailers premiered.The biggest news of the conference was the surprise annou…
    - 20 hours ago4 Aug 15, 4:20pm -
  • E3 2015: Ubisoft's Presentation
    Ubisoft's press conference on Monday afternoon was dominated by not one but three games related to Tom Clancy franchises - "Ghost Recon," "Rainbow Six" and potential new franchise launcher "The Division". Both "The Crew" and "Trials Fusion" are gett…
    - 50 days ago16 Jun 15, 4:28am -
  • E3 2015: Sony's Playstation 4 Presentation
    It was Sony that closed out today's mass collection of E3 briefings with their presentation showing off several new titles, some big games with DLC, and some major exclusives of their own.One of the biggest pieces of news was not game related at al…
    - 50 days ago16 Jun 15, 4:11am -
  • E3 2015: Electronic Arts' Presentation
    Following Microsoft, Electronic Arts gave its E3 presentation for this year which put a heavy focus on the long awaited reveals for next chapters in the "Mass Effect" and "Mirror's Edge" franchises along with their usual annual sport entries and seve…
    - 50 days ago16 Jun 15, 2:56am -
  • E3 2015: Microsoft's Xbox One Presentation
    While the launch of the Xbox One in 2013 was a bit of a disaster, Microsoft has been working hard to turn around public perception and lack of confidence in the machine. With this year's E3 presentation, it looks like they might have succeeded.The…
    - 50 days ago16 Jun 15, 1:36am -
  • VOTD: A Live-Action "Mirror's Edge: Catalyst"
    One of the most anticipated reveals of next week's E3 gaming conference is that of "Mirror's Edge: Catalyst," the upcoming sequel/reboot of DICE's acclaimed 2008 parkour action title "Mirror's Edge". The game, which will be coming to PC, PS4 and Xbo…
    - 55 days ago11 Jun 15, 8:24pm -
  • Sydney Film Festival 2015 - What To See
    From June 3rd through to June 14th, the annual Sydney Film Festival is set to entertain plenty of cinema lovers from around Australia with an eclectic and enjoyable mix of world cinema. A combination of several local and world premieres blend with s…
    - 66 days ago31 May 15, 10:05pm -
  • 2015/2016 TV Series Breakdown: The CW
    The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the final one announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on The CW.The CW is coming off its most successful year…
    - 83 days ago14 May 15, 12:50pm -
  • 2015/2016 TV Series Breakdown: CBS
    The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the fourth announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on CBS.CBS hasn't really shuffled around their scheduling m…
    - 84 days ago13 May 15, 4:46pm -
  • 2015/2016 TV Series Breakdown: ABC
    The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the third announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on ABC.After a stronger season than expected, the Alphabet i…
    - 85 days ago12 May 15, 4:41pm -


  • newBrad Peyton Signs Up For Military Adventure
    From the writers of Iron ManHaving already arranged to follow up this summer's San Andreas with the monster-mashing of Rampage, director Brad Peyton has now added another project to the pile. He'll direct an as-yet untitled "high concept military ac…
    - 3 hours ago5 Aug 15, 8:58am -
  • newWill Smith Takes Over Collateral Beauty
    As Hugh Jackman drops outAs recently reported, there's been a change at the top of Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's Collateral Beauty, with Hugh Jackman forced to drop out due to a schedule clash with Wolverine 3. There was some talk of Johnny Depp being sought…
    - 4 hours ago5 Aug 15, 8:11am -
  • newDeadpool Trailer Crashes In
    'Daddy needs to express some rage...'It might have made its first appearance online thanks to some shady uploaders following its Comic-Con debut, but here comes the first proper, official trailer for Deadpool, which features all the sweary, violent,…
    - 5 hours ago5 Aug 15, 7:25am -
  • newBilly Crudup Joins '70s Drama 20th Century Women
    Joining Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and Greta GerwigThere are many great names attached to '70s drama 20th Century Women, from writer/director Mike Mills - Thumbsucker, Beginners - to the cast, which already boasts Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and G…
    - 9 hours ago5 Aug 15, 3:33am -
  • newCorey Stoll On For Woody Allen's Next Film
    Parker Posey also aboard the untitled projectWoody Allen may not be enjoying that many great reviews for his current film, Irrational Man, but he is, as ever, ploughing on with his next annual project which is traditionally holding back its title. We…
    - 9 hours ago5 Aug 15, 3:33am -
  • newFirst Trailer For Roland Emmerich's Stonewall
    Where Pride beganUsually found sending alien invasions, wretched weather or earthquakes against civilization on screen, Roland Emmerich does occasionally make room for passion projects, and Stonewall certainly counts. The first trailer for the drama…
    - 9 hours ago5 Aug 15, 3:33am -
  • newPeter Berg Looks To Direct Patriots' Day
    He may reunite with Mark Wahlberg for the Boston bombing dramaWhile it looked like Lionsgate might be pulling ahead in the rush to make a film about the April 2013 bomb attack on the Boston Marathon with news of Jake Gyllenhaal mulling the lead, CBS…
    - 9 hours ago5 Aug 15, 3:33am -
  • newCarlo Gallo Back For Bad Neighbours 2
    She'll appear alongside Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose ByrneWith director Nicholas Stoller gathering most of the main cast back for comedy sequel Bad Neighbours 2, we were hoping that Carla Gallo’s name would crop up, as she got short shrift the fi…
    - 9 hours ago5 Aug 15, 3:17am -
  • newChris Pine Aboard Comancheria
    Ben Foster and Jeff Bridges also on for the dramaDespite the apparent casting of Chris Pine, Ben Foster and Jeff Bridges in the lead roles, and the presence of Starred Up director David Mackenzie calling the shots, new dramatic thriller Comancheria h…
    - 9 hours ago5 Aug 15, 3:17am -
  • newHugh Dancy Finds The Way
    He's joining Aaron Paul in the Hulu seriesWe might not be seeing him as Will Graham for much longer, with Hannibal cancelled by its Stateside channel, but Hugh Dancy won’t be off our screens permanently. He’s now joined Hulu series The Way. With…
    - 9 hours ago5 Aug 15, 3:17am -
  • Trailer For The Little Prince Flies Online
    Jeff Bridges learns what the fox saysFirst published in 1943, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's much-loved children's tale Le Petit Prince has been adapted several times: including as a live-action version in 1974 and a recent French TV cartoon series. Now…
    - 22 hours ago4 Aug 15, 2:54pm -
  • 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper 1954-2015
    Wrestler-turned-actor dies, aged 61Roderick Toombs, better known by his stage name 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper has died at his home in Hollywood. The 61-year-old reportedly suffered a heart attack in his sleep.Born in Saskatchewan and raised in Manitoba, Pip…
    - 22 hours ago4 Aug 15, 2:54pm -

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  • 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 -
  • The Irony As DreamWorks Closes PDI & Sheds 500 Jobs
    In the same week that ADAPT announced an end to its legal effort, DreamWorks Animation announced the closure of PDI and the shedding of 500 jobs. Sad news and you could cut the irony with a knife. ADAPT’s legal effort to mitigate the use of subsidi…
    - 23 Jan 15, 4:47am -
  • ADAPT Legal Effort On Subsidies Ends
    For the past year, Scott Ross and I (Daniel Lay), as well as others that cannot be named, have been lobbying the Visual Effects industry along with others to support the formation of ADAPT, a trade organization as well as a legal case that would pena…
    - 19 Jan 15, 8:48pm -
  • Keep Digging
    I was contacted by some in the media. The reporter admitted they lack the technical abilities which many of you VFX pros have to actually find out what’s out there in the Sony hack. This made me realize something: VFX pros are the only ones in the…
    - 6 Dec 14, 8:24pm -
  • Sony Hack Reveals Croner VFX Animation & Games Industry Wages
    Yesterday 25GB of data in the sony hack was made available for download. The data unfortunately contains extremely sensitive and personal information. If you worked at Sony it’s pretty safe to say your private information including your ssn have b…
    - 4 Dec 14, 6:08am -
  • Sony Hack May Reveal Sensitive Imageworks VFX Info
    Just arrived back to the US after a trip to Australia and as many of you know, there was quite a big story concerning a data security breach at Sony Pictures. A text file was released containing a huge list of names of file the hackers claimed to…
    - 3 Dec 14, 3:13am -