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  • newTHE IMITATION GAME: VFX breakdown
    Nice VFX breakdown by BlueBolt about their work on THE IMITATION GAME: WANT TO KNOW MORE? BlueBolt: Dedicated page about THE IMITATION GAME on BlueBolt website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 9 hours ago19 Dec 14, 2:01pm -
  • Happy Holidays from Art of VFX and the VFX studios!
    I’m wishing you Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas ! As last year, here is a nice compilation of holiday cards from the VFX studios ! // Axis Animation // Digital Dimension & Meduzarts // Glassworks // Illumination // Iloura // Lucasfilm (click o…
    - 13 hours ago19 Dec 14, 10:00am -
    Here is a second trailer for the new movie of Clint Eastwood, AMERICAN SNIPER: The VFX are made by: MPC (VFX Supervisor : Greg Butler) Sony Pictures Imageworks (VFX Supervisor : Mark Breakspear) Image Engine Director: Clint Eastwood Release Date: 16…
    - 14 hours ago19 Dec 14, 9:00am -
    Excellent making of by Industrial Light & Magic about the impressive VFX work on TRANSFORMERS – AGE OF EXTINCTION: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Scott Farrar: My interview of Scott Farrar, VFX Supervisor at ILM. ILM: My interview of Rick O’Connor, Co-Animat…
    - 15 hours ago19 Dec 14, 8:36am -
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: Erin Sarofsky – President, Owner and Executive Creative Director – Sarofsky
    Erin Sarofsky started here career at Digital Kitchen in 2001. She has worked on titles such as MONA LISA SMILE, GHOST WHISPERER or STICK IT. In 2008, she founded her studio Sarofsky.
    - 1 day ago18 Dec 14, 3:00pm -
    The Minions are discovering New York in this movie clip of MINIONS: Animation by: Illumination Directors: Kyle Balda & Pierre Coffin Release Date: 10 July 2015 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 1 day ago18 Dec 14, 2:00pm -
  • EXODUS – GODS AND KINGS: Making of by Method Studios
    Really nice making of by Method Studios about their work on EXODUS – GODS AND KINGS (click on the picture below to watch it): © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 2 days ago18 Dec 14, 9:00am -
    Excellent and funny trailer for the next movie by Pixar, INSIDE OUT: Directors: Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen Release Date: 19 June 2015 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 2 days ago18 Dec 14, 8:29am -
  • RUSSIAN ODYSSEY – Winter Olympics’ Sochi 2014: VFX Breakdown
    Really cool VFX breakdown by Main Road Post about their work on this video for the Opening Ceremony of Winter Olympics Sochi 2014: RUSSIAN ODYSSEY – Winter Olympics’ Sochi 2014 CREDITS Production company: Bonanza Director: Dzhanik Fayziev DP: Max…
    - 2 days ago17 Dec 14, 2:00pm -
  • Axis Animation 2014 Showreel
    Excellent showreel 2014 by Axis Animation featuring their work on ALIEN: ISOLATION, CALL OF DUTY: EXO ZOMBIES or DEAD ISLAND 2 and many more: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 2 days ago17 Dec 14, 11:43am -


  • newFive big scenes from Exodus
    Breakdowns from five shots and sequences in Ridley Scott’s biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings.
    - 1 hour ago19 Dec 14, 10:20pm -
  • newfxguidetv #198: SIGGRAPH Asia 2014
    From SIGGRAPH Asia we look at realtime facial tracking, Flowbox's new take on compositing and Disney Research's insight on eyes. Plus there's details on the new fxphd Academy.
    - 11 hours ago19 Dec 14, 12:28pm -
  • Exploring Black Sea
    Breaking down the effects in the Kevin Macdonald submarine film Black Sea.
    - 19 hours ago19 Dec 14, 4:08am -
  • Commercial break(down)
    With special making of breakdown videos, we take a look at visual effects work in TVCs with alt.vfx, Method Studios and Mirada.
    - 2 days ago17 Dec 14, 10:24pm -
  • Paddington: an animation Q&A
    Framestore animation supervisor Pablo Grillo delves into the art of animation behind Paddington.
    - 2 days ago17 Dec 14, 9:51pm -
  • fxpodcast #286: Paul Franklin on Interstellar
    Interstellar visual effects supervisor Paul Franklin discusses the science, technology and art behind the incredible Christopher Nolan film.
    - 5 days ago15 Dec 14, 6:05am -
  • MARI and MODO for everyone
    The Foundry is releasing 'indie' versions of MARI and MODO today on Steam.
    - 8 days ago11 Dec 14, 6:01pm -
  • Zooming in on Assassin’s Creed: Unity
    How Blur Studio's hordes of assassins took over Paris in this incredible TV spot, and what extra scripting work was required for an online interactive version.
    - 11 days ago9 Dec 14, 4:26am -
  • Shotgun at Autodesk: the state of play
    It's been almost six months since Autodesk acquired Shotgun - so how have things gone so far?
    - 11 days ago8 Dec 14, 8:12pm -
  • 87th Oscars – the ten VFX contenders
    Find out which 10 films are in contention for the visual effects Oscar.
    - 14 days ago5 Dec 14, 8:38pm -
  • Real and raw: the miniature fx behind Interstellar
    Salt, pelican cases and single-pass motion control - how New Deal Studios crafted the spacecraft miniature shots in Interstellar.
    - 15 days ago5 Dec 14, 6:38am -
  • Digital Vision purchased by management team
    Color grading, restoration and film scanning product provider Digital Vision has been bought out by its management team.
    - 15 days ago4 Dec 14, 8:40pm -


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  • newSony Cancels "The Interview"... Volume Two
    This week's key story of Sony cancelling the release of Seth Rogen and James Franco's controversial satire "The Interview" keeps changing and throwing up new developments every hour it seems. For the events through until Wednesday night, see here.…
    - 2 hours ago19 Dec 14, 8:57pm -
  • newAnderson Replaces Pitt In NBC's "Hannibal"
    In a surprising cast change, Michael Pitt has opted out of returning for the third season of NBC's "Hannibal". Instead, actor Joe Anderson ("The Grey," "Across the Universe") will be taking over the role of Mason Verger in the new season says TV Lin…
    - 4 hours ago19 Dec 14, 7:03pm -
  • newNews Bits: Transformers, Alvin, Damned, Selma
    Transformers 5Mark Wahlberg tells MTV News that he's "committed to doing a couple more" films in the "Transformers" franchise. Asked when he'll get to work on the next one, he says: "I can't speak for Mr. Bay, but something tells me we’ll be on s…
    - 5 hours ago19 Dec 14, 6:37pm -
  • newFirst Look Photos From Many 2015 Blockbusters
    As many businesses finish up for the year today ahead of the Christmas/New Year break, eyes are turning towards next year's biggest films and the titles that many of us are excited about. Entertainment Weekly is going that today by releasing a lar…
    - 5 hours ago19 Dec 14, 6:17pm -
  • newTV News: Gotham, Broadchurch, Fortitude, Clips
    GothamThe first photos are out from the mid-season premiere of FOX's Batman prequel series "Gotham," with the new shots including the teaming of the characters who will become Catwoman and Poison Ivy. The episode, entitled "Rogue's Gallery," premie…
    - 5 hours ago19 Dec 14, 6:03pm -
  • newThanos Was The Trickiest Part Of "Guardians"
    One of the complaints levelled against the first phase films of Marvel's Cinematic Universe was the sometimes awkward squeezing in of elements and setup for "The Avengers" in those standalone films, a process which caused some disruption and issues w…
    - 6 hours ago19 Dec 14, 5:01pm -
  • newSutherland Thinks "24" Is Done and Dusted
    Following eight seasons and this year's equally successful event series revival, it looks like the sun has finally set on Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer character from FOX's "24".Talking with The Telegraph, Sutherland thinks the character has been…
    - 6 hours ago19 Dec 14, 4:58pm -
  • newFirst Photo From HBO's "Westworld" Series
    HBO has unveiled the first photo from its all-star TV series remake/reimagining of Michael Crichton's classic 1973 sci-fi feature "Westworld" in the latest issue of EW (via Film Divider). The original is set in an amusement park where visitors can l…
    - 6 hours ago19 Dec 14, 4:57pm -
  • newCast Open For "Futurama" Second Revival
    Matt Groening's cartoon "Futurama" has had more of a life than many expected. Following 72 episodes on FOX, the series was cancelled, revived for four direct-to-disc TV movies, and subsequently resurrected by Comedy Central for a further 52 episodes…
    - 7 hours ago19 Dec 14, 4:27pm -
  • newPeter Jackson Won't Do A Marvel Movie
    Now that his schedule has been freed up a bit thanks to "The Hobbit" trilogy being done and dusted, filmmaker Peter Jackson is the kind of director that both studios and fans would love for their tentpole features. These days, blockbusters don't com…
    - 7 hours ago19 Dec 14, 4:06pm -
  • newCasting: Winslet, Wu, Carrey, Bennett, McMahon
    JobsKate Winslet is in negotiations for the female lead in Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic at Universal Pictures. If she signs on, she'll join a cast that includes Michael Fassbender as the late Apple co-founder, along with Seth Rogen, Michael Stuh…
    - 7 hours ago19 Dec 14, 3:57pm -
  • new2014 Foreign Language Oscar Noms Shortlist
    AMPAS has announced the nine features on the shortlist for the Foreign Language Film Academy Award.  The list of nine has been whittled down from a record 83 submissions. The list, in alphabetical order by country, is:Argentina, “Wild Tales,”…
    - 8 hours ago19 Dec 14, 3:41pm -


  • newRobert Rodriguez Officially Set For Fire And Ice
    Sony has bought the projectIt’s four years since Robert Rodriguez announced he was looking to mount a live-action remake of ‘80s animated adventure Fire And Ice. He’s been busy on other things since then, but has now signed a deal to direct the…
    - 5 hours ago19 Dec 14, 5:58pm -
  • newAnthony Mackie Will Make A Wish
    He's set for a new comedyAnyone who has seen Anthony Mackie in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, or indeed most of his movies, knows he can bring the funny when called upon, even in the middle of intense scenes. He’s set to keep the laughter com…
    - 5 hours ago19 Dec 14, 5:58pm -
  • newTak3n Becomes A 12A
    Bryan Mills adds 'killing with kindness' to his skills...Liam Neeson does not look happy. Admittedly, Bryan Mills often looks peeved or displeased, but that’s the nature of his life, where anyone from his family can be kidnapped at any time and he…
    - 5 hours ago19 Dec 14, 5:58pm -
  • newNew American Sniper Trailer Online
    Bradley Cooper shoots to killThough it was initially thought that American Sniper might generate some fresh awards chatter around Bradley Cooper, who threw himself into the central role, so far the film, about US Navy SEAL shooter Chris Kyle has larg…
    - 5 hours ago19 Dec 14, 5:58pm -
  • newBill Murray Will Sing As Baloo For Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book
    He knows the Bare NecessitiesAs Disney continues to raid its animated archives for film properties it can turn into live-action spectacles with updated effects, Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book is one of its prime productions. With the movie shooting,…
    - 5 hours ago19 Dec 14, 5:58pm -
  • newTrue Story Trailer Arrives
    James Franco has a tale to tellWith his constant barrage of side projects in film and on paper, it’s a wonder that James Franco has time to appear in other people’s movies. But here he is in a based-on-truth story, which sees him acting opposite…
    - 6 hours ago19 Dec 14, 5:42pm -
  • newFirst Look At Jessica Chastain In Crimson Peak
    She's dressed to impressThose who attended this year’s San Diego Comic-Con got a look at some elements from Guillermo del Toro’s new gothic horror Crimson Peak, mostly props and chunks of the set. Now we have a proper glimpse at one of the main c…
    - 6 hours ago19 Dec 14, 5:42pm -
  • newThe Martian Script Goes Interstellar
    Exclusive look at Ridley Scott’s space-bound artworkTaking his commitment to realistic sci-fi very seriously indeed, Ridley Scott sent a page from The Martian into space for real this month, hitching a ride for it on the maiden voyage of NASA’s…
    - 7 hours ago19 Dec 14, 4:41pm -
  • newPodcast #142: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Tim Burton
    Featuring The Interview(s)The final regular podcast of 2014 ends on a high note, with some stellar interview talent in the form of Tim Burton (Big Eyes) and three members of the Dumb And Dumber To team: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels and one of them there…
    - 12 hours ago19 Dec 14, 11:47am -
  • Neil Gaiman Wants Tom Hiddleston For Sandman
    Cheekbones: Check. English accent: check. After years of wallowing in believed-unfilmable development hell, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman appears to be creeping closer to actually hitting screens in the hands of David S. Goyer, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and The…
    - 1 day ago18 Dec 14, 12:36pm -
  • Jim Carrey May Go Into Deep Cover
    He's considering a new comedy pitchThe reviews may have been, to put it kindly, mixed for Dumb And Dumber To, but production company Red Granite – which helped get the film released in the first place, is clearly looking to work with one of its sta…
    - 1 day ago18 Dec 14, 12:36pm -
  • Chris Pratt Features In A New Jurassic World Image
    Happy Holidays from him and his raptorIt’s nearly Christmas, and seasonal cards have naturally been flinging between friends, family and giant corporations (heck, Empire has a nifty example this year). But if you’re in the midst of making a film…
    - 1 day ago18 Dec 14, 12:36pm -

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  • 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…
    - 13 days ago6 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…
    - 16 days ago4 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…
    - 17 days ago3 Dec 14, 3:13am -
  • Variety’s MPC Puff Piece Reveals VFX Industry Woes; Few Solutions
    Technicolor, owner of London VFX house MPC, is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary. Variety has come out with a series of puff pieces to showcase the company and one piece was on how MPC values it’s artists: Moving Picture Co. Finds Valuing Artist…
    - 43 days ago6 Nov 14, 10:39pm -
  • Where Are The Women In VFX?
    Marvel’s Vice President of Post Production Victoria Alonso was a speaker at this week’s VES Summit where she asked “where are the girls?” and called for more women to work in VFX. In Variety’s report, she spoke about how lowering the gende…
    - 59 days ago22 Oct 14, 7:32am -
  • VFX Artist Michael Scott Seriously Injured
    VFX Artist Michael Scott has been very vocal about VFX issues on twitter. Michael was seriously injured after he was hit by a car: During a break from work, Michael Scott was walking to get dinner when a car jumped the curb and pinned him to a concre…
    - 79 days ago1 Oct 14, 5:59pm -
  • Deluxe Entertainment “Currently Vulnerable To Default”
    If you work at Stereo D, Method Studios, Encore Hollywood, or Iloura (list updated per comments below) you may have been aware about some recent news concerning parent company Deluxe Entertainment’s credit rating being downgraded by Standard & Poor…
    - 10 Sep 14, 8:05am -
  • LA Siggraph Panel: State Of The VFX Industry
    This sunday I’ll be at the VFX BBQ by the VFX Progress Group. Later in the week on Tuesday I’ll be at OTIS college to attend a LA Siggraph panel on the state of the VFX Industry: When: Tuesday September 9th 2014 7:30-10pm Location: Otis College…
    - 3 Sep 14, 9:38pm -
  • As CA Film Subsidy Passes, MPAA Prepares To Raise Stakes
    If you read through the posts on this blog about film subsidies one trend should be abundantly clear: Hollywood studios will take one government’s offer and game it against others in the hopes of increasing and maximizing the total amount of free t…
    - 3 Sep 14, 5:39am -
    The VFX Progress Group will be having a BBQ that anyone is invited to attend. I will be there to answer any questions and help lobby for support of ADAPT’s legal effort: Veterans Memorial Park 4117 Overland Ave Culver City, CA 90230 Sunday, Septemb…
    - 27 Aug 14, 6:01pm -