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  • newTHE JUNGLE BOOK: Environments Making of by MPC
    Excellent making of by MPC featuring Audrey Ferrara, Environments Supervisor, that explains the Jungle creation for THE JUNGLE BOOK: WANT TO KNOW MORE? THE JUNGLE BOOK: My interview of Adam Valdez, VFX Supervisor. MPC: Dedicated page about THE JUNGLE…
    - 6 hours ago21 Feb 17, 5:00pm -
  • newALLIED: VFX Breakdown by UPP
    UPP presents their really nice VFX work (supervised by Viktor Muller) on ALLIED: WANT TO KNOW MORE? UPP: Dedicated page about ALLIED on UPP website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post ALLIED: VFX Breakdown by UPP appeared first on T…
    - 9 hours ago21 Feb 17, 2:00pm -
  • ROGUE ONE – A STAR WARS STORY: Recreating Tarkin by Industrial Light & Magic
    Here is 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 website. John Knoll: My interview of John Knoll, VFX S…
    - 15 hours ago21 Feb 17, 7:55am -
    Brand new trailer for KING ARTHUR – LEGEND OF THE SWORD: The VFX are made by: Framestore (VFX Supervisors: Christian Kaestner, Ivan Moran & Jonathan Fawkner) Method Studios MPC (VFX Supervisor: Arundi Asregadoo) Nvizible (VFX Supervisor: James Flem…
    - 17 hours ago21 Feb 17, 6:00am -
  • RESIDENT EVIL – THE FINAL CHAPTER: Eric Robinson – VFX Supervisor – Mr. X
    Eric Robinson explained to us about the Mr. X's work on CARRIE's remake in 2014. He then worked on projects such as POMPEII, THE STRAIN, BATES MOTEL and RIDE ALONG 2. He's back today in the universe of RESIDENT EVIL.The post RESIDENT EVIL – THE FI…
    - 1 day ago20 Feb 17, 4:00pm -
  • DOCTOR STRANGE: Creating the Time Warp by Industrial Light & Magic
    Another cool VFX Breakdown by Industrial Light & Magic for DOCTOR STRANGE, this time about the Hong Kong final sequence: WANT TO KNOW MORE? DOCTOR STRANGE: My interview of Richard Bluff, VFX Supervisor. ILM: Dedicated page about DOCTOR STRANGE on ILM…
    - 1 day ago20 Feb 17, 2:00pm -
  • DEEPWATER HORIZON: Effects VFX Breakdown by Industrial Light & Magic
    Check out this nice FX reel by Industrial Light & Magic about their work on DEEPWATER HORIZON : WANT TO KNOW MORE? ILM: Dedicated page about DEEPWATER HORIZON on ILM website. ILM: My interview of Craig Hammack, VFX Supervisor. © Vincent Frei – The…
    - 1 day ago20 Feb 17, 11:32am -
  • DOCTOR STRANGE: VFX Making of by BBC Click
    Excellent video by BBC Click with VFX Supervisor Mark Bakowski of ILM London about the great final sequence in Hong Kong of DOCTOR STRANGE: WANT TO KNOW MORE? DOCTOR STRANGE: My interview of Richard Bluff, VFX Supervisor. ILM: Dedicated page about DO…
    - 3 days ago18 Feb 17, 5:00pm -
  • ROGUE ONE – A STAR WARS STORY: Creating the Space Battle by Industrial Light & Magic
    Another cool VFX Breakdown by Industrial Light & Magic, this time about the epic Space Battle of 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 K…
    - 3 days ago18 Feb 17, 12:20pm -
  • DOCTOR STRANGE: VFX Breakdown by Industrial Light & Magic
    Really nice VFX Breakdown by Industrial Light & Magic about their great work on the New York sequence for DOCTOR STRANGE: WANT TO KNOW MORE? DOCTOR STRANGE: My interview of Richard Bluff, VFX Supervisor. ILM: Dedicated page about DOCTOR STRANGE on IL…
    - 4 days ago17 Feb 17, 8:00pm -



  • 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…
    - 4 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:…
    - 6 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…
    - 9 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.
    - 11 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…
    - 13 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…
    - 14 days ago7 Feb 17, 3:19pm -
  • Their toughest shots
    My editor at Cartoon Brew had the cool idea to ask all the main vfx supes from the vfx Oscar-nominated films what their toughest shots were. So I did. Got some great, and unexpected answers.
    - 15 days ago7 Feb 17, 12:07am -
  • You’re a wonderful human being: re-visiting CG Jabba 20 years later
    You might have seen former ILM visual effects and animation supervisor Steve ‘Spaz’ Williams pop up on vfxblog quite a lot recently. That’s because he was involved in a number of seminal VFX films celebrating their various anniversaries of late…
    - 21 days ago31 Jan 17, 1:24pm -
  • Woh, that’s a lot of powerhouse VFX presentations in one room
    Rogue One. The Jungle Book. Fantastic Beasts. Game of Thrones. Plus all the major Vancouver facilities at the careers fair. And an innovative Women in VFX session looking at how to get more women working in the industry. That’s what you can see thi…
    - 26 days ago26 Jan 17, 11:52pm -
  • Image Engine, over the years
    For 3D Artist magazine, I got to profile the Vancouver studio Image Engine. I’ve been in touch with them ever since their incredible breakthrough work on District 9 – so great to see what they’ve produced over the years.
    - 27 days ago25 Jan 17, 10:48pm -

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  • newHulu Gives “Castle Rock” A 10 Episode Order
    On Friday came the tweets and promo trailer which teased “Castle Rock,” an original series for Hulu that would be set in the Maine town featured and/or mentioned in numerous Stephen King novels. Today, a press release has been issued by the strea…
    - 2 hours ago21 Feb 17, 8:52pm -
  • newFerrell: There Will Be No “Step Brothers” Sequel
    Not as big a hit as some of his other comedies at the box-office, Will Ferrell’s “Step Brothers” has only increased in recognition over the years as it has found a loyal audience on video and streaming platforms. Since its success, there has be…
    - 2 hours ago21 Feb 17, 8:51pm -
  • newAlfie Allen Joins Black’s “The Predator”
    “Game of Thrones” and “John Wick” alum Alfie Allen has joined the cast of Shane Black’s “The Predator” which has just begun production in Vancouver. Allen will play an ex-Marine who teams with several other outsiders, including one play…
    - 2 hours ago21 Feb 17, 8:50pm -
  • newIwan Rheon Is Maximus In Marvel’s “Inhumans”
    Fresh off playing the nasty Ramsay Bolton on “Game of Thrones” and the charmingly clueless Ash Weston on “Vicious,” actor Iwan Rheon has scored the key role of Maximus in ABC and Marvel’s live-action “Inhumans” series. Rheon’s Maximus…
    - 3 hours ago21 Feb 17, 7:54pm -
  • new“Deadpool 2” Start Date & Domino Reports
    A new report at My Entertainment World indicates that filming on the much-anticipated “Deadpool” sequel is targeting a May 1st start in Vancouver and is going by the working title “Love Machine”. That would be in keeping with the film’s pro…
    - 3 hours ago21 Feb 17, 7:52pm -
  • newCameron Talks “Terminator 2” 3D Conversion
    The recent Berlin Film Festival was host to the premiere of a 3D converted version of James Cameron’s “Terminator 2: Judgement Day”. Following the screening, Cameron himself was part of a Q&A conducted via Facebook. Speaking about the conversio…
    - 3 hours ago21 Feb 17, 7:50pm -
  • new“Tales from the Crypt” Reboot Promos
    Last year came word TNT had planned a reboot of HBO’s “Tales from the Crypt” property with “Split” and “The Visit” filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan spearheading the new incarnation. The series was to anchor a new ‘horror block’ of progr…
    - 3 hours ago21 Feb 17, 7:48pm -
  • new“Van Helsing” Reboot Aims To Be Scary
    Universal’s classic monsters cinematic initiative kicks off with “The Mummy” this Summer and sets off a chain of projects including the “Van Helsing” movie penned by Eric Heisserer (“Arrival”) and Jon Spaihts (“Passengers”). Heisser…
    - 3 hours ago21 Feb 17, 7:47pm -
  • newDel Toro: “Hellboy 3” Is Officially Dead For Good
    Years of whispers, rumors and social media championing has come to a head this week and sadly Hellboy has lost the fight. Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro broke the news on Twitter that a third “Hellboy” film is officially dead. Not just for now, but…
    - 5 hours ago21 Feb 17, 6:12pm -
  • newThe Rock Explains His Black Adam ‘Hero’
    Dwayne Johnson has long been attached to play the DC Comics villain Black Adam in the “Shazam” movie. Despite the film’s long road to the screen, The Rock’s commitment to the project hasn’t wavered. Johnson has also curiously always seeming…
    - 5 hours ago21 Feb 17, 6:09pm -
  • newFirst Photo: The Cast Of The “Han Solo” Film
    Disney and Lucasfilm have released the first photo from the upcoming Han Solo spin-off film ahead of its production which is about to get underway. Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller can be seen alongside cast members Alden Ehrenreich (Han So…
    - 6 hours ago21 Feb 17, 5:16pm -
  • new“Alien Covenant” New Photo, Trailer Tomorrow
    20th Century Fox has released a photo of the full starship crew that serves as the main cast of Ridley Scott’s “Alien: Covenant”. The shot, which includes your first look at James Franco’s Captain Branson, comes ahead of a new trailer/promo s…
    - 6 hours ago21 Feb 17, 5:12pm -

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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…
    - 90 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 -