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  • newWeta Digital: Celebrating 20 Years – “My Story”
    Weta Digital is celebrating its 20 years! At this occasion, they asked some of their artists to share their favorites moments at Weta Digital. The third episode of this serie is featuring Laure Lacroix, texture artist for 14 years at Weta Digital: He…
    - 6 hours ago24 Oct 14, 9:00am -
  • HALO Nightfall
    Here is a really cool first look and featurette about HALO: NIGHTFALL. The VFX are made by Nvizible: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Nvizible: Dedicated page about HALO NIGHTFALL on Nvizible website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 1 day ago23 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • AIR NEW ZEALAND: The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made
    Flying to Middle Earth? Here is an excellent safety video by Air New Zealand featuring many great cameos: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 1 day ago23 Oct 14, 10:25am -
  • AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
    Impressive first teaser trailer for AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON with massive action sequences and tons of VFX shots: The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisor : Ben Snow) Trixter (VFX Supervisor : Alessandro Cioffi) Double Negative Th…
    - 1 day ago23 Oct 14, 6:00am -
  • FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward
    Beautiful CG cinematic for FINAL FANTASY XIV – Heavensward: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 2 days ago22 Oct 14, 3:00pm -
  • Nozon Showreel 2014
    Nice commercials work in this brand new showreel of Nozon: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 2 days ago22 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • PLAYSTATION “Friendly Competition”
    Really cool commercial for Playstation that feature NBA 2K15, FAR CRY 4 and DESTINY with the VFX made by Zoic Studios: CREDITS Agency: MOFILM Client: PlayStation Executive Producer: Jon Landau Executive Agency Producer: Kristen Roland Executive Creat…
    - 2 days ago22 Oct 14, 7:20am -
  • THE MAZE RUNNER: Sue Rowe – VFX Supervisor – Method Studios
    In 2012, Sue Rowe explained in details the work of Cinesite on JOHN CARTER. She then joined Method Studios in Vancouver and worked on ENDER'S GAME.
    - 3 days ago21 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • JAGUAR “The Lab”
    Excellent Jaguar commercial featuring Nicholas Hoult as a villain with the VFX made by The Mill (click on the picture below to watch it): CREDITS // Agency Agency: Spark 44 London Producer: Michael De Vries Creative Director: Martin, John and Matt //…
    - 3 days ago21 Oct 14, 9:00am -
  • VOLVIC “The Giant” – VFX Breakdown
    Digital District have released a really cool VFX breakdown about their work on the beautiful commercial for VOLVIC: VOLVIC “The Giant” © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 3 days ago21 Oct 14, 7:27am -

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  • newCasting: Emmanuel, Shipka, Robbie, Delpy
    The Maze Runner: The Scorch TrialsNathalie Emmanuel, best known for her role as Daenerys' hand maiden Missandei in HBO's "Game of Thrones," has joined the cast of the upcoming sequel "The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" at 20th Century Fox.Emmanue…
    - 7 hours ago24 Oct 14, 7:59am -
  • "Arrow" Producer Plans "Archie" TV Series
    "Arrow" producers Berlanti Productions and Warner Brothers Studios are teaming for "Riverdale," a one-hour drama based on the iconic "Archie" comic book series.Set in the present in the small fictional town of Riverdale, New York, the story deals w…
    - 14 hours ago24 Oct 14, 1:42am -
  • First Details On "The Mummy" Reboot?
    Whilst "Dracula Untold" boasts a coda that serves as the launch of Universal Pictures' ambitious and interconnected 'Classic Monster Cinematic Universe' plans, it's 2016's currently untitled reboot of "The Mummy" franchise that will be the real kick-…
    - 14 hours ago24 Oct 14, 1:40am -
  • ABC Plans "Phantom of the Opera" TV Series
    "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry is developing a contemporary TV series take on "The Phantom of the Opera" for ABC Studios.Despite being dubbed a drama with musical elements, it is NOT using Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical of the sa…
    - 15 hours ago24 Oct 14, 12:48am -
  • "Constantine" Producer On Smoking, Sex
    NBC finally debuts "Constantine," its adaptation of the "Hellblazer" comics, tomorrow night in the United States. Matt Ryan takes on the role of John Constantine from the comics in an interpretation that's expected to hew closer to the source materi…
    - 15 hours ago24 Oct 14, 12:37am -
  • Christian Bale Confirmed As Steve Jobs
    Famed screenwriter and TV series producer Aaron Sorkin has confirmed last week's reports that Christian Bale will play Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in the Danny Boyle-directed biopic which Sorkin wrote. Speaking with Bloomberg, Sorkin said: "We nee…
    - 15 hours ago24 Oct 14, 12:36am -
  • Stan, Ejiofor Join Scott's "The Martian"
    Sebastian Stan ("Captain America: The Winter Soldier"), Chiwetel Ejiofor ("12 Years a Slave") and Mackenzie Davis ("Halt and Catch Fire") have joined the cast of Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller "The Martian" at 20th Century Fox.Matt Damon plays an A…
    - 15 hours ago24 Oct 14, 12:34am -
  • Trailer: Insidious Chapter 3
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    - 22 hours ago23 Oct 14, 5:00pm -
  • Spader Talks What Drew Him To "Ultron"
    Following the official release of the teaser trailer for Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" yesterday afternoon, James Spader has spoken a bit about voicing the villain of the title in the film in a new interview with Total Film."The Blacklist" act…
    - 22 hours ago23 Oct 14, 4:55pm -
  • "Insidious Chapter 3" Gets A Trailer & Poster
    Focus Features has released both a new one-sheet and the first trailer for "Insidious Chapter 3," the third film in the popular supernatural franchise. Actor/writer/producer Leigh Whannel takes over the directorial chair for this third outing which…
    - 23 hours ago23 Oct 14, 3:54pm -
  • Marvel Has The MCU, DC Has A Multiverse
    Whilst Marvel embraces an integrated single universe for its film and TV projects, aside from the properties it doesn't own, DC is walking another path. For now the DC Cinematic Universe ("Man of Steel," "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," "Justic…
    - 24 hours ago23 Oct 14, 3:50pm -
  • Norton Talks Not Playing "Hulk" Again
    Whilst Ang Lee's "Hulk" with Eric Bana is a one-off dead end, 2008's "The Incredible Hulk" is considered a part of the official canon of Marvel Studios films and within the Marvel Cinematic Universe's continuity.Edward Norton played the part of Bru…
    - 24 hours ago23 Oct 14, 3:49pm -

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  • newBen Wheatley Taps Luke Evans For Free Fire
    'It’s a modern ‘70s movie. Muscular, tough and spare'Ben Wheatley has previous cautioned himself against talking too much about his future projects, but one he is happily discussing is shootout actioner Free Fire which now has Luke ‘Bard the Bo…
    - 40 mins ago24 Oct 14, 2:41pm -
  • newPodcast #134: Steve Carell, David Ayer
    Shipping outSteve Carell drops by this week in honour of Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, while David Ayer keeps things simple - title-wise - as he talks about his latest, Fury. As the latter is a World War II tank movie,…
    - 55 mins ago24 Oct 14, 2:26pm -
  • newTodd Solondz Returning To The Dollhouse
    Wiener-Dog will revisit old friendsTwo decades on from his breakout second feature, Todd Solondz is returning to the world of Welcome To The Dollhouse. He's putting together a sort-of sequel, Wiener-Dog, which will in part pick up the story of erstwh…
    - 1 hour ago24 Oct 14, 2:11pm -
  • newQuicksilver Rumoured For X-Men: Apocalypse
    He should be dashing back on our screensAs production creeps closer, more and more is being confirmed about the next X-Men instalment, Apocalypse. Bryan Singer, working again alongside Simon Kinberg, is finessing the script ready for an early 2015 sh…
    - 5 hours ago24 Oct 14, 10:35am -
  • newChristian Bale Back In Talks For Steve Jobs Biopic
    UPDATE: Aaron Sorkin confirms his castingUPDATE: Bloomberg has talked to a highly-placed source (one Aaron Sorkin), who confirms Bale is aboard. “We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale,” Sorkin says.…
    - 5 hours ago24 Oct 14, 10:35am -
  • newSteve Carell and Charlie Kaufman Share IQ 83
    Dumbing down for a sci-fi satireMichel Gondry and Vincenzo Natali have struggled to adapt, respectively, Ubik and Neuromancer in recent years, and now another cult sci-fi classic looks likely to beat both to the screen. Steve Carell is starring in IQ…
    - 5 hours ago24 Oct 14, 10:35am -
  • newEthan Hawke Playing Chet Baker
    He's on to be the legendary jazz trumpeterJazz seems to be very in at the moment, with Don Cheadle at work on a Miles Davis film and Whiplash bringing the intensity of jazz drumming to screens. Ethan Hawke is looking to get in on the act, playing tru…
    - 5 hours ago24 Oct 14, 10:20am -
  • newInsidious: Chapter 3 Teaser Trailer Arrives
    Back to the beginning...The first two Insidious films focused on the beleaguered Lambert family led by Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne, and saw spectral forces follow them between homes. Now here comes the third chapter, which spins the clock right bac…
    - 5 hours ago24 Oct 14, 10:20am -
  • newThings Get Musical In An Into The Woods Featurette
    Streep, Depp and the rest talk up the filmThe promotional materials for Rob Marshall’s Into The Woods have so far not so much hidden as obscured the idea that the new film, adapted from Stephen Sondheim’s stage musical actually contains music its…
    - 5 hours ago24 Oct 14, 10:20am -
  • newChiwetel Ejiofor Joins The Martian
    Sebastian Stan and Mackenzie Davis also set for Ridley Scott's latestRidley Scott is set to start shooting the film next month, and the casting announcements for his latest, sci-fi pic The Martian, are arriving at speed. The latest name to join the i…
    - 5 hours ago24 Oct 14, 10:20am -
  • newJudge Dredd: Superfiend Trailer Arrives
    Death is coming...We’ve known that a new, strictly unofficial web series spun-off from – yet not plot-related to – 2012’s Dredd is one the way for a while now. Pictures arrived earlier this week, and now here’s the trailer for the insane-lo…
    - 5 hours ago24 Oct 14, 10:20am -
  • Exclusive Clip From Edwyn Collins' The Possibilities Are Endless
    A meet cute with Submarine's Yasmin PaigeWhen rocker Edwyn Collins suffered a huge stroke in 2005, he was left able to say only three things: “yes”, “no”, “Grace Maxwell” (the name of his wife) and “the possibilities are endless”. Fil…
    - 22 hours ago23 Oct 14, 5:11pm -

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  • 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 23 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…
    - 44 days ago10 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…
    - 51 days ago3 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…
    - 51 days ago3 Sep 14, 5:39am -
  • VFX BBQ
    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…
    - 58 days ago27 Aug 14, 6:01pm -
  • Trade Provision Supporting ADAPT Legal Effort In AB1839
    Big news came last week as CA bill AB1839 was amended: An amendment to proposed legislation to expand California’s film and TV tax credit urges trade action as a response to countries that have lured visual effects firms away with the promise of ge…
    - 59 days ago26 Aug 14, 4:44pm -
  • Sin Equity 2
    The gods have spoken: #vfx companies shall not hold equity in films, for verily shalt they perish from the earth. — bengrossmann (@bengrossmann) August 24, 2014 So much news about Prime Focus, so little time! I have yet to post my thoughts on the D…
    - 59 days ago26 Aug 14, 5:23am -
  • John Textor Demands Apology From VFX Soldier
    After my last post I received two emails from former Digital Domain 2.0 CEO John Textor. The contents of both emails were the same and posted below. The only difference between the two emails was the first one was sent with the subject “Blog” an…
    - 67 days ago18 Aug 14, 4:28pm -
  • John Textor Has A Blog
    Looks like the saga of John Textor continues. When Digital Domain went down and took Florida taxpayers for a $100 million bath I speculated that it would become an election issue. Well current Governor Rick Scott will be taking on the previous Gover…
    - 69 days ago16 Aug 14, 9:26pm -