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  • newCAPTAIN AMERICA – THE WINTER SOLDIER: Russell Earl – VFX Supervisor – ILM
    After working with Douglas Trumbull as traditional model maker, Russell Earl joined the teams of ILM in the beginning of the 90s. He worked on many projects such as DRAGONHEART, DEEP IMPACT, STAR WARS: EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE and MEN IN BLACK…
    - 2 hours ago17 Apr 14, 2:00pm -
  • newSony Pictures Imageworks Sizzle Reel
    Sony Pictures Imageworks have released a beautiful reel about their work over the last years with shots from THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, EDGE OF TOMORROW and many more: WANT TO KNOW MORE? OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL: My intervi…
    - 4 hours ago17 Apr 14, 11:29am -
  • newCREATURE DESIGNERS – THE FRANKENSTEIN COMPLEX
    In 2011, Alexandre Poncet and Gilles Penso have purposed the great documentary about RAY HARRYHAUSEN: SPECIAL EFFECTS TITAN. Now they are back with a new documentary, CREATURE DESIGNERS – THE FRANKENSTEIN COMPLEX, dedicated about the monsters of th…
    - 6 hours ago17 Apr 14, 9:41am -
  • HERCULES
    Here is the official TV Spot for HERCULES directed by Brett Ratner: The VFX are made by: Double Negative Milk Visual Effects (VFX Supervisor : Nicolas Hernandez) Prime Focus World (VFX Supervisor : Alex Pejic) Cinesite (VFX Supervisor : Simon Stanley…
    - 1 day ago16 Apr 14, 10:00am -
  • X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
    Here is the third official trailer for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST : The VFX are made by: MPC (VFX Supervisor : Anders Langlands) Digital Domain (VFX Supervisor : Lou Pecora) Rising Sun Pictures Cinesite The Third Floor The Production VFX Supervisor i…
    - 1 day ago16 Apr 14, 5:00am -
  • Mokko Studio Showreel 2014
    Mokko Studio have released a nice showreel that features their latest work such as RIDDICK and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: WANT TO KNOW MORE? RIDDICK: My interview of Alain Lachance – VFX Supervisor. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: My interview of Laurent Taillefe…
    - 2 days ago15 Apr 14, 12:18pm -
  • GONE GIRL
    Here is a the first trailer for the new movie of David Fincher, GONE GIRL: The VFX are made by: Digital Domain (VFX Supervisor : Eric Barba) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 2 days ago15 Apr 14, 6:33am -
  • SID MEIER’S CIVILIZATION BEYOND EARTH
    Here is a really nice game cinematic for SID MEIER’S CIVILIZATION BEYOND EARTH by Digital Dimension: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
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  • GRAVITY: Making of by The Foundry
    The Foundry purpose a really interesting making of about GRAVITY which features Tim Webber and some of the key members of the Framestore compositing team: WANT TO KNOW MORE? GRAVITY: VFX Breakdown by Framestore. Framestore: Dedicated page about GRAVI…
    - 3 days ago14 Apr 14, 4:04pm -
  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2
    Here is a really cool new trailer for HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 5 days ago12 Apr 14, 3:00pm -

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  • new"Pirates 5," "Hills Cop 4" To Film This Year?
    Producer Jerry Bruckheimer looks set to have a busy end of year with at least two major sequels gearing up to begin filming before year's end.At last report, Disney hadn't yet green lit "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales". Today, Br…
    - 11 hours ago17 Apr 14, 5:07am -
  • new"Arrow" Producer On Season 3, "Flash"
    While there's been debates about the quality of Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.", there is no debate that rival DC's "Arrow" series on The CW has been absolutely killing it quality wise this season and has set a quality standard beyond most of what'…
    - 11 hours ago17 Apr 14, 5:06am -
  • newPoster: Denzel Is "The Equalizer"
    The first one-sheet has arrived for the Denzel Washington-led big screen reboot of the classic 1980s TV series "The Equalizer". The film is slated to hit later this Fall and hopefully will deliver a first trailer shortly.
    - 11 hours ago17 Apr 14, 5:04am -
  • new"Sin City" Sequel Storyboards Released
    The Facebook page for the upcoming "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" has premiered what's said to be a series of storyboards, though actually look more like comic panels, specially created by Frank Miller for the upcoming sequel. They're violent and le…
    - 11 hours ago17 Apr 14, 5:01am -
  • newAT-AT Foot Spotted On "Star Wars" Set?
    Abu Dhabi newspaper The National has snapped a photo of what's reported to be crew from the "Star Wars: Episode VII" production gearing up for filming in the desert. What's got people excited though is the big round prop glimpsed in the photo, whic…
    - 12 hours ago17 Apr 14, 4:04am -
  • new"Mrs. Doubtfire" Sequel Moves Forward
    Fox 2000 is developing a sequel to the 1993 Robin Williams comedy hit "Mrs. Doubtfire".Both Williams and director Chris Columbus are reportedly attached to the follow-up, while "Elf" scribe David Berenbaum has signed on to write the screenplay.Th…
    - 12 hours ago17 Apr 14, 3:56am -
  • "Puss in Boots" Sequel In Production?
    Dreamworks Animation is already in production on a follow-up to its 2011 solo "Puss in Boots" movie according to the film's star. Speaking with Collider, the actor says: "We started the new one four days ago. It did incredibly well with audiences a…
    - 12 hours ago17 Apr 14, 3:54am -
  • "X-Men"/"Spider-Man 2" Stinger Explained
    News came earlier today that a clip from "X-Men: Days of Future Past" will be attached to the end credits of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" in both the United Kingdom and the United States.Now, Variety has details on how the cross-studio deal came abou…
    - 12 hours ago17 Apr 14, 3:53am -
  • "San Andreas" Begins Filming Tuesday
    Filming is officially slated to begin this coming Tuesday on Brad Peyton's action thriller "San Andreas" at New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures.Hugo Johnstone-Burt ("Home and Away") and Art Parkinson ("Game of Thrones") have joined the ca…
    - 12 hours ago17 Apr 14, 3:52am -
  • Found Footage Dance In "Breaking Through"
    R&B singer John Legend is teaming with "Step Up: All In" and "Into The Storm" scribe John Swetnam for the indie coming-of-age dance drama "Breaking Through".The project is being described as the first film to combine two different genres - dance mo…
    - 12 hours ago17 Apr 14, 3:51am -
  • Maslany, Badgley Visit "The Paper Store"
    "Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany and "Gossip Girl" actor Penn Badgley are teaming for the indie revenge feature "The Paper Store".The story follows a former college student who forges essays for cash, the client who becomes her lover, and their…
    - 13 hours ago17 Apr 14, 3:03am -
  • Dietrich/Garbo TV Series In The Works
    Annapurna Pictures is headed into the realm of scripted drama television. The company is developing an untitled drama exploring the relationships of famed Golden Age of Hollywood starlets Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich.The show will feature nota…
    - 13 hours ago17 Apr 14, 3:00am -

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  • newAnna Paquin Will Appear In X-Men: Days Of Future Past
    Rogue returns In the beginning, Anna Paquin's Rogue was set to appear in the new X-Men movie, X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Then director Bryan Singer said her future-set scene had been cut, and fans - well, some fans - were in uproar. Now, after app…
    - 3 hours ago17 Apr 14, 1:24pm -
  • newFirst Trailer For Eli Roth's Green Inferno
    Stomachs rumble in the jungleThe film debuted at TIFF last autumn, but aside from the odd still and a lot of talk from Eli Roth, non-festival audiences are yet to experience The Green Inferno. That's sort of of changed this morning with the arrival o…
    - 3 hours ago17 Apr 14, 1:24pm -
  • newFirst Poster For The Equalizer
    Denzel Washington walks the lineSo far, all that the world at large has seen of the new film version of classic ‘80s show The Equalizer is a couple of pictures featuring Denzel Washington looking grumpy in character as Robert McCall. We got a look…
    - 3 hours ago17 Apr 14, 1:24pm -
  • newMrs Doubtfire Sequel Heats Up Again
    Robin Williams could be back in the make-upIt’s been so long since the idea of a sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire hit the news radar that we were beginning to think it would end up going the reboot route before any official follow-up happened. But Fox 2000…
    - 3 hours ago17 Apr 14, 1:24pm -
  • newNew Title Rumoured For Third Hobbit Film
    Could it become Into The Fire?The film has been known as The Hobbit: There And Back Again since 2012 at least, but today a rumour surfaced from usually reliable fan site TheOneRing.net that the third Hobbit adventure could conceivably be called Into…
    - 3 hours ago17 Apr 14, 1:08pm -
  • newAntonio Banderas Talks Puss In Boots 2
    'We take Puss to a completely different land...'While its attempts to set up new franchises with the likes of Turbo and Mr. Peabody & Sherman haven’t all worked out, DreamWorks Animation hasn’t been in a hurry to push out another entry in the Shr…
    - 3 hours ago17 Apr 14, 1:08pm -
  • newIf I Stay Trailer Online
    Chloe Moretz must choose between life & deathThough we’re now more accustomed to teen novel adaptations featuring dystopian futures or romances with supernatural creatures, the tearjerkers are coming back in force with the grounded likes of The Fau…
    - 3 hours ago17 Apr 14, 1:08pm -
  • newDavid Koechner To Lead Scouts Vs. Zombies
    Ging gang zombie zombie zombie gonna eatchaLumbering through development hell since at least 2010, zom-com Scouts Vs. Zombies is finally heading into production. Last we heard (a year ago), Tropic Thunder and Men In Black 3 writer Etan Cohen was dire…
    - 3 hours ago17 Apr 14, 1:08pm -
  • newTV Show About Greta Garbo And Marlene Dietrich Planned
    Annapurna promises a drama set in classic HollywoodMegan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures has earned a reputation for helping to fund films that other companies weren’t willing to risk, like Spike Jonze’s Her, Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master an…
    - 3 hours ago17 Apr 14, 12:53pm -
  • newNew Trailer For Paul Haggis' Third Person
    Run! Liam Neeson is back in ParisAs a director, Paul Haggis is known for his multi-threaded narratives that rarely want for melodrama or “big” moments. His Crash still polarises and he’s back with another sweeping drama, Third Person, that exte…
    - 4 hours ago17 Apr 14, 12:06pm -
  • newJose Padilha To Make A Nazi-Hunting Revenge Tale
    He's attached to NekomeHaving largely survived the trial by executive notes, critics and audiences that was making his first Hollywood film with the RoboCop remake, Jose Padilha is busy setting up potential new projects, albeit ones where he will hav…
    - 4 hours ago17 Apr 14, 11:51am -
  • newSee An X-Men: Days Of Future Past Sting On Amazing Spider-Man 2
    Wait, what?It's not exactly unusual for superheroes to team up. Spider-Man and the X-Men have done so on numerous occasions in the comics, so it should come as no surprise that they are doing so again - sort of - on the big screen. But surprise! The…
    - 7 hours ago17 Apr 14, 9:00am -

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  • US International Trade Commission Affirms VFX Soldier
    Last month many of you read about the blockbuster revelation by the MPAA that made national and international news and bolstered our legal effort to place anti-subsidy duties on trade distorting subsidized VFX. This was a case concerning dental brace…
    - 8 days ago9 Apr 14, 6:02am -
  • Assemblymember Mike Gatto Townhall Meeting Saturday
    @VFXSoldier raises some good points. A federal approach (duties & other rules) is also needed @vfxlaw @shootincali @filmworksla @SaveLAFilm— Mike Gatto (@mikegatto) March 27, 2014 Assemblymember Mike Gatto is one of the main legislators behind the…
    - 14 days ago3 Apr 14, 6:03am -
  • Frozen Breaks Animation Record
    Over the weekend some great news: Disney’s hit film “Frozen” has become the top-grossing animated film in box office history, knocking Woody off his pedestal. With its opening in Japan this weekend, “Frozen” has taken the top spot and push…
    - 17 days ago31 Mar 14, 7:01pm -
  • Digital Domain Holdings Loses $USD 25M In 2013
    Latest financials have been released for Digital Domain Holdings which is the company that partly own’s Digital Domain: DIGITAL DOMAIN (00547.HK) announced that in 2013, the revenue rose 153% yearly to $467 million; loss equaled $192 million, again…
    - 21 days ago27 Mar 14, 8:16am -
  • DreamWorks Linked To ILM/Pixar Collusion Cartel
    Citizen Lame #vfx vfxsoldier.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/dre… http://t.co/00vuYvG0PF— Jesse Toves (@zeustoves) March 27, 2014 Three years ago I wrote about an anti-poaching agreement revealed in a Federal investigation between Pixar and ILM. The cas…
    - 21 days ago27 Mar 14, 6:37am -
  • Daemen College Prez Wrong On VFX Solutions
    Last summer a number of readers emailed me about a college in Buffalo, New York partnering up with a subsidy induced VFX startup called Empire VFX. I largely ignored the story because if you knew the intimate details of NY’s subsidy program, you’…
    - 23 days ago25 Mar 14, 6:50am -
  • The Suckers Bet
    Sigh. I’m really surprised that I have to write this post but I’ll go ahead. Some in the VFX community are going starry-eyed over some potential carve out for VFX in the CA film subsidy bill. Some have been given the impression that if we contin…
    - 27 days ago21 Mar 14, 6:19am -
  • LA City Council Ad Hoc Film Committee Meeting This Friday
    A few weeks ago I went to City Hall to attend an Ad Hoc Film Committee Meeting setup by LA City Council. You can hear my statement in my post about the meeting. This event is open to the public and I will be “suiting up” to make another appearanc…
    - 29 days ago19 Mar 14, 6:14am -
  • Sony Notifies Government Of Pending US Layoffs
    California State employment officials were sent a WARN act filing yesterday by Sony. In the US large employers are required to send employees a 60 day notice of a large layoff of facility closing. One of the addresses listed is the location of Sony P…
    - 29 days ago19 Mar 14, 5:57am -
  • Thank You New York
    New York VFX professional Bradley Friedman wrote a guest post on The Wrap explaining why he feels our legal effort to place anti-subsidy duties on subsidized VFX is important. Dear Hollywood: Fix VFX, It Will Fix the Movie Biz for You: Hollywood, Y…
    - 31 days ago17 Mar 14, 6:07am -