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  • Evian – Baby bay: VFX Making of by Mikros Image
    Excellent VFX Making of by Mikros Image about their work on the cute Evian commercial: Evian – Baby bay CREDITS Evian : Baby Bay Crédits Mikros Image Superviseur général : Laurent Creusot Superviseur 3D : Antoine carlon Vfx producer : Pascal Gir…
    - 2 days ago21 Oct 16, 4:27pm -
    Here is the final trailer for ARRIVAL: The VFX are made by: Alchemy 24 (VFX Supervisor: Jean-François Ferland) Folks Hybride (VFX Supervisor: Philippe Theroux) MELS (VFX Supervisor: Alain Lachance) Oblique FX (VFX Supervisor: Alexandre Lafortune) Ra…
    - 3 days ago20 Oct 16, 6:00pm -
    Great trailer for the new Wolverine movie, LOGAN: The VFX are made by: Soho VFX The Production VFX Supervisor is Chas Jarrett. Director: James Mangold Release Date: 3 March 2017 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post LOGAN appeare…
    - 3 days ago20 Oct 16, 2:00pm -
    Here is the trailer for CURE FOR WELLNESS: The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor: Tom Proctor) Rise FX (VFX Supervisor: Florian Gellinger) Lola Visual Effects Director: Gore Verbinski Release Date: 17 February 2017 (USA) © Vincent Fre…
    - 3 days ago20 Oct 16, 11:00am -
    The Guardians are back in this excellent sneak peek of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: The VFX are made by: Animal Logic Framestore (VFX Supervisor: Patric Roos) Method Studios Scanline VFX Trixter Weta Digital The Production VFX Supervisor is Christ…
    - 4 days ago19 Oct 16, 7:00pm -
  • THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: Sean Devereaux – VFX Supervisor & Co-founder – Zero VFX
    Sean Devereaux founded Zero VFX with Brian Drewes in 2010. THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN is his third collaboration with director Antoine Fuqua.The post THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN: Sean Devereaux – VFX Supervisor & Co-founder – Zero VFX appeared first on The…
    - 4 days ago19 Oct 16, 2:00pm -
  • ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: Ocean of Time – Making of
    Sony Pictures Imageworks have released this making of about the creation of the Ocean of Time for ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Sony Pictures Imageworks: Dedicated page about ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS on Sony Pictures Imag…
    - 4 days ago19 Oct 16, 1:10pm -
  • MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN: Frazer Churchill – Production VFX Supervisor
    In 2013, Frazer Churchill explained to us about the work of Double Negative on THE WORLD'S END. He then became independent VFX supervisor and works with the legendary film director Tim Burton.The post MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN: F…
    - 5 days ago18 Oct 16, 2:00pm -
    Excellent new trailer for ASSASSIN’S CREED: The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor : Graham Page) Cinesite (VFX Supervisor : Christian Irles) Milk VFX (VFX Supervisor : Sara Bennett) Director: Justin Kurzel Release Date: 21 December 2…
    - 5 days ago18 Oct 16, 2:00pm -
  • GUARDIANS (Zashchitniki)
    Cool featurette about GUARDIANS (Zashchitniki) with lots of on-set footages: The VFX are made by: Argunov Studio Director: Sarik Andreasyan Release Date: 23 February 2017 (Russia) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015The post GUARDIANS (Zashch…
    - 5 days ago18 Oct 16, 9:00am -



  • A VIEW conference primer
    I’ll soon be in Turin, Italy for the VIEW Conference – hope to catch up with people there – it starts on 24 October. Please come say hi! And it’s not too late to get tickets, either. Getting to Turin is easy, there’s flights from all over E…
    - 4 days ago20 Oct 16, 3:56am -
  • ‘Run with it’: designing a huge VFX sequence
    Some of the most intensive work for visual effects artists on any project can be when they are asked to design characters, environments and even shots – often from scratch. That creative process is a mix of concept design, devising a shooting metho…
    - 5 days ago19 Oct 16, 3:30am -
  • Westworld’s out-there vfx
    I wrote about the many different kinds of vfx in HBO’s new Westworld series after talking to Jay Worth, vfx supe. Here’s the piece at Thrillist.
    - 6 days ago17 Oct 16, 8:24pm -
  • Quick guide to the VIEW keynotes
    Check out who’s talking at VIEW conference (starting on 24 October) with this guide to the keynotes.
    - 6 days ago17 Oct 16, 6:52am -
  • Dream interview: Steve Williams & Mark Dippé
    Ever since I saw the making of featurettes for films like Terminator 2 and Jurassic Park, I’ve known about Steve Williams and Mark Dippé. They were at ILM in the early days of CG visual effects, but they also quickly attained notoriety for being r…
    - 9 days ago14 Oct 16, 10:01pm -
  • A short retrospective in Godzilla VFX
    Shin Godzilla is having a run in U.S. cinemas, so the guys at Inverse asked me to look back at where the franchise has used special effects. Loved revisiting the man-in-suit, miniatures and CG work.
    - 9 days ago14 Oct 16, 9:51pm -
  • Ben West’s latest short has legs
    You might know Ben West from his incredible short FUGU & TAKO. He’s now creative director at Framestore in LA and he’s back with a new short film called OtherHalf, about a man whose legs have a different idea to living their lives than the rest o…
    - 11 days ago12 Oct 16, 10:36pm -
  • VR for theme parks…it’s happening
    Talked to two former DreamWorks Animation employees who have started their own VR venture, and it includes theme parks. Here’s the interview at Cartoon Brew.
    - 11 days ago12 Oct 16, 8:53pm -
  • Movies that were saved by special effects
    Thrillist asked me to come up with some examples of where movies were ‘saved’ by special fx. And I had a lot of fun coming up with this list, which included Kevin Costner’s merman ears and Ryan Reynolds’ penis.
    - 14 days ago9 Oct 16, 9:14pm -
  • Voyage of cloud tanks and practical fx
    Love the approach vfx supe Dan Glass took for the visual effects in Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time. Here’s my write-up at Cartoon Brew.
    - 15 days ago9 Oct 16, 4:40am -

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  • Millennials Abandon Difficult To Access Shows
    With TV ratings plummeting, the fallacy has been that younger viewers aren’t interested in shows any more. Studies have shown the opposite is true, millennials are voracious consumers of content but are far more likely to access their shows on thei…
    - 16 hours ago23 Oct 16, 2:04am -
  • Further Details On The “Deadpool 2” Split
    Earlier this morning came a report, which has since been confirmed twice, that “Deadpool” director Tim Miller is leaving that film franchise’s sequel over a series of creative differences with star Ryan Reynolds. Miller hadn’t signed a formal…
    - 17 hours ago23 Oct 16, 1:30am -
  • Pearce, Minogue, McMahon Show “Flammable” Skin
    Former Aussie soap “Neighbours” co-stars Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue were drawing much attention on the Gold Coast in Australia this week as they shot a beach scene for “Priscilla” director Stephan Elliot’s new period coming of age comedy…
    - 17 hours ago23 Oct 16, 1:25am -
  • VOTD: Mads Mikkelsen Is An Assassin In Ford Short
    If BMW can do it with their “The Hire” series, why not Ford? The car making giant is behind “Le Fantome” (aka. “The Ghost”), a new eight-minute short film directed by Jake Scott (“Plunkett & Macleane,” “Welcome to the Rileys”) and…
    - 17 hours ago23 Oct 16, 1:02am -
  • More “John Wick” Sequel Details & Third Film Talk
    Fans have been gushing since the release earlier this month of the trailer for “John Wick: Chapter 2” which promised stylish action and visuals along with Keanu Reeves once again kicking all kinds of ass. The film’s director Chad Stahelski says…
    - 1 day ago22 Oct 16, 3:57pm -
  • Tim Miller Exits As Director Of “Deadpool 2”
    The first “Deadpool” was a success because of the push given by the key talents involved – actor Ryan Reynolds, director Tim Miller and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Now it seems after a series of mutual creative differences between act…
    - 1 day ago22 Oct 16, 3:53pm -
  • Marvel’s Chief On Director Hunt, Netflix Crossover
    Marvel Studios is still in the hunt for a director for the upcoming “Captain Marvel,” the studio’s first film to boast a female hero in the title role. Though Brie Larson has already been cast as the character for months now, the search for a d…
    - 1 day ago22 Oct 16, 3:29pm -
  • Mikkelsen Game To Do More “Hannibal”
    Following the cancellation of NBC’s “Hannibal” last year, show runner Bryan Fuller attempted to shop the series around to the likes of Netflix or Amazon Prime without success – leaving the Fannibals on a literal cliffhanger. Fuller has gone o…
    - 1 day ago22 Oct 16, 3:18pm -
  • Whedon Talks His Next Project, “Star Wars” & More
    Filmmaker Joss Whedon has been resting up since the release of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” over a year ago, and this week he’s been doing some press and discussed a variety of franchises and which ones he might come onboard for down the line. Fir…
    - 1 day ago22 Oct 16, 3:10pm -
  • “Justice League” Photo, UN Celebrate Wonder Woman
    Following the United Nations appointment of DC Comics superhero Wonder Woman as an Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls, a new still has been released of Gal Gadot as the character in “Justice League” and ahead of her next a…
    - 1 day ago22 Oct 16, 3:08pm -
  • Springsteen Confirms A Discarded “Potter” Song
    Legendary American musician Bruce Springsteen has confirmed a long standing rumor – that he wrote a song for the “Harry Potter” franchise during its early days. Speaking with BBC Radio 2 host Simon Mayo, the singer says the ballad entitled “I…
    - 1 day ago22 Oct 16, 3:07pm -
  • DiCaprio To Headline Sam Phillips Biopic
    Leonardo DiCaprio has signed on to headline a biopic of legendary music producer Sam Phillips for his own Appian Way Productions label Based on Peter Guralnick’s 105 biography, Phillips’ tiny Memphis studio enlisted artists such as Elvis Presley,…
    - 1 day ago22 Oct 16, 3:06pm -


  • Natalie Dormer Finds New Thriller In Darkness
    She's co-written and will star in the tale of violence and vengeanceUsually to be found trying to finagle her way into power on Game Of Thrones, Natalie Dormer is working on something different for her next film, In Darkness.She’s co-written the s…
    - 29 Oct 15, 6:33pm -
  • Allison Janney Joins The Girl On The Train
    Playing a police detectiveEmily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Jared Leto and Justin Theroux are already all aboard, but The Girl On The Train is still accepting more passengers. Allison Janney is the latest to join the ensemble cast for Tat…
    - 29 Oct 15, 10:37am -
  • Kristen Stewart And Chloe Sevigny Circling Lizzie Borden Biopic
    It's a trick - get an axe!Played just this year and last in a pair of campy Christina Ricci movies for the Lifetime Channel, famous axe murderer Lizzie Borden is also heading to the cinema screen in yet another project. Belgian director Pieter Van H…
    - 29 Oct 15, 10:37am -
  • Kristen Stewart And Chole Sevigny Circling LIzzie Borden Biopic
    It's a trick - get an axe!Played just this year and last in a pair of campy Christina Ricci movies for the Lifetime Channel, famous axe murderer Lizzie Borden is also heading to the cinema screen in yet another project. Belgian director Pieter Van H…
    - 29 Oct 15, 10:07am -
  • Empire Issue Preview: The Revenant, The Hunger Games and Oscars 2016
    The new issue hits newsstandsThis month's new issue sees Empire braving the spaces between Arkham Asylum's walls to get up close and personal with the supervillains from David Ayer's hotly-anticipated Suicide Squad. From Jared Leto's Joker to Will Sm…
    - 29 Oct 15, 10:07am -
  • New Look At Suicide Squad's Killer Croc
    And Amanda Waller takes a sinister bowWorld meet the Suicide Squad, Suicide Squad meet... okay, never mind. Empire’s December issue debuts some of the most twisted, antisocial bunch of psychopaths we've ever run into - to paraphrase Ralph Meeker in…
    - 29 Oct 15, 9:51am -
  • Oldboy's Pom Klementieff Cast In Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
    She's been hired for a mystery roleWriter/director James Gunn is in Atlanta preparing to start shooting the next Guardians Of The Galaxy. While we might expect to learn a lot of casting information from him via Facebook, the first piece has actually…
    - 29 Oct 15, 12:06am -
  • New Trailer For The Night Before
    Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt get christ-mashedIt’s nearly November, so you’re in a Christmas mood, right? Even if not, you might be prepared to see the new – ish, there’s not a load of fresh footage – promo for Seth Rogen’s new sea…
    - 28 Oct 15, 11:51pm -
  • Peter Sarsgaard To Play Robert Kennedy In Jackie
    Starring opposite Natalie PortmanWe learned back in May of this year that Natalie Portman would be playing Jackie Kennedy in Jackie. Now we also know that Peter Sarsgaard is joining the film as Robert Kennedy.Jackie chronicles the four days in Kenne…
    - 28 Oct 15, 11:35pm -
  • Ash Vs. Evil Dead Scores A Second Season
    Before the first episode even arrivesAs Ash himself might say, “Groovy.” Mere days before it's set to premiere in the United States and a few other countries, Evil Dead TV series Ash Vs. Evil Dead has been renewed for a second season by American…
    - 28 Oct 15, 11:35pm -
  • Michelle Rodriguez Starring In Tomboy, A Revenger's Tale
    Sigourney Weaver will be a knife-happy surgeonWalter Hill is tackling gender reassignment themes in his next film, albeit in the guise of an action thriller. Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver are on board to star in Tomboy, A Revenger’s Tale…
    - 28 Oct 15, 5:56pm -
  • Exclusive: First Look At Will Smith’s Suicide Squad Cover
    Deadshot comes aliveDeadshot is the new American Sniper. Kinda. Will Smith’s troubled assassin is a marksman whose deadly aim is put into the service of Suicide Squad in David Ayer’s new comic-book movie, but a jutting-jawed patriot this guy emph…
    - 28 Oct 15, 5:56pm -

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  • 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…
    - 11 days ago12 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…
    - 38 days ago16 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 -
  • 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 -