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  • newGUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: Simone Kraus (Animation Supervisor) & Alessandro Cioffi (VFX Supervisor) – Trixter
    Simone Kraus has more than 18 years of experience in animation and visual effects. She is the co-owner of Trixter and has worked on a large number of projects such as CLOUD ATLAS, THE AVENGERS, IRON MAN 3 and the CAPTAIN AMERICA trilogy. She is at th…
    - 43 mins ago24 May 17, 3:00pm -
    Excellent final trailer for VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS! The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisor: Philippe Rebours) Weta Digital (VFX Supervisors: Joe Letteri & Martin Hill) Rodeo FX (VFX Supervisor: Francois Dum…
    - 3 hours ago24 May 17, 1:00pm -
    Here is a new trailer for SPIDER-MAN – HOMECOMING: The VFX are made by: Cantina Creative Digital Domain (VFX Supervisor: Lou Pecora) Industrial Light & Magic Iloura, Sydney Sony Pictures Imageworks (VFX Supervisor: Theo Bialek) Luma Pictures Method…
    - 7 hours ago24 May 17, 8:30am -
  • ALIEN – COVENANT: Brendan Seals – VFX Supervisor – Luma Pictures
    Brendan Seals is working at Luma Pictures since several years. He has worked on many films such as GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, DEADPOOL and DOCTOR STRANGE.The post ALIEN – COVENANT: Brendan Seals – VFX Supervisor – Luma P…
    - 1 day ago23 May 17, 3:00pm -
    Here is the trailer for STAR TREK – DISCOVERY: Note: if the video is not working, click here to watch it. The VFX are made by: Pixomondo Spin VFX © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post STAR TREK: DISCOVERY appeared first on The Art of…
    - 1 day ago23 May 17, 2:00pm -
  • LIFE: VFX Breakdown by Outpost VFX
    Outpost VFX presents their VFX work on LIFE: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Outpost VFX: Dedicated page about LIFE on Outpost VFX website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post LIFE: VFX Breakdown by Outpost VFX appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 1 day ago23 May 17, 12:13pm -
  • ALIEN – COVENANT: Christian Kaestner & Stuart Penn – VFX Supervisors – Framestore
    Christian Kaestner began his career in visual effects in 2006 at The Orphanage and then joined the Framestore teams in 2007. He has worked on numerous projects such as AVATAR, GRAVITY, EDGE OF TOMORROW and PADDINGTON.With more than 16 years experien…
    - 2 days ago22 May 17, 2:30pm -
  • THE SPACEWALKER (VREMYA PERVYH): VFX Breakdown by Argunov Studio
    Argunov Studio presents their nice work made for THE SPACEWALKER (VREMYA PERVYH): © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post THE SPACEWALKER (VREMYA PERVYH): VFX Breakdown by Argunov Studio appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 2 days ago22 May 17, 1:00pm -
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: Christopher Townsend – Production VFX Supervisor – Marvel Studios
    In 2015, Christopher Townsend told us about his work on AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. Today, he explains about the challenges faced on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2.The post GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: Christopher Townsend – Production VFX Supervis…
    - 5 days ago19 May 17, 3:00pm -
  • COLONY – Season 2: Making of by MELS
    Canadian studio MELS have just released this making of about their work on the season 2 of COLONY: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post COLONY – Season 2: Making of by MELS appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 5 days ago19 May 17, 1:00pm -



  • Luma Pictures had to look at some pretty horrible ear canal reference for their ‘Alien: Covenant’ effects
    For Alien: Covenant, Ridley Scott’s newest deep dive into his Alien universe, Luma Pictures was called upon to create visual effects for several sequences. The studio researched and realized the tiny spores that inhabit some of the characters, incl…
    - 18 hours ago23 May 17, 10:04pm -
  • Lose a limb. Get it back.
    That’s what happens to Emily Browning’s character on American Gods, and i wrote about how they did it for Thrillist.
    - 2 days ago22 May 17, 10:27pm -
  • ‘The Lost World’ turns 20: Animation director Randal M. Dutra reflects on those early days of the digital age
    How Steven Spielberg came to adopt CGI dinosaurs for 1993’s Jurassic Park is an often-told story, including in several interviews I’ve done recently. Ultimately, the move from stop-motion to digital dinos paved the way for an explosion in CG char…
    - 3 days ago21 May 17, 10:50pm -
  • Let’s talk about those crazy ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ warp shots
      A stand-out moment in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 occurs when Yondu, Kraglin, Rocket and Baby Groot jump through several space portals causing their faces to warp and distend in almost grotesque ways. Trixter pulled off the scen…
    - 6 days ago19 May 17, 1:57am -
  • Can we animate in VR yet?
    Limitless thinks we can, and they’re already doing it. I talked to Tom Sanocki at FMX about where their software is up to. Here’s the story at Cartoon Brew.
    - 6 days ago18 May 17, 11:04pm -
  • Rocket, fractals and 3D Artist
    Always a lot of fun writing for 3D Artist magazine – love their spreads. Latest issue covers the work by Framestore and Weta Digital for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.
    - 7 days ago18 May 17, 1:36am -
  • There’s something about Groot
    In the opening to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Groot steals the show, mostly because he doesn’t care that a giant alien creature is on the attack behind him while he’s dancing. Framestore pulled off this sequence and I wrote about it for Carto…
    - 7 days ago17 May 17, 8:32pm -
  • Blender at its best
    It always amazes me what people do in Blender, and that the software is open source. Was great to find out about the Blender Institute’s newest project, Agent 327: Operation Barbershop – which has film-quality visuals and style. Check it out at C…
    - 9 days ago16 May 17, 12:16am -
  • American Gods and the blue screen kitty
    Oh, and the huge gay sex scene. Here’s how the VFX team managed to make those things possible. Their work on the show is incredible.
    - 9 days ago15 May 17, 7:35am -
  • It’s ugly for a reason
    This incredible animation by Nikita Diakur called Ugly was done by deliberately making mistakes inside C4D. I talked to the animator about how he accomplished it, for Cartoon Brew.
    - 11 days ago13 May 17, 10:01am -

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  • newFinal Trailer: “Valerian and the City of 1000 Planets”

    - 2 hours ago24 May 17, 1:36pm -
  • new“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Photos & Story Details
    Vanity Fair’s extensive “Star Wars” The Last Jedi” cover story has gone online over on their official site, along with a gallery of fourteen photos consisting of shots on location and some beautiful portait photos of members of the cast such…
    - 3 hours ago24 May 17, 1:09pm -
  • newJenkins On Using Real Film On “Wonder Woman”
    Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” film has topped a Fandango audience poll of the most anticipated films of this Summer. ‘Woman’ came in ahead of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” in second, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” in…
    - 3 hours ago24 May 17, 12:49pm -
  • newMilla Jovovich Talks That “Resident Evil” Reboot
    One of the more unexpected announcements in the past week was that of Constantin Film rebooting the “Resident Evil” film franchise mere months after the sixth and apparent final entry was released in cinemas. Then came word the other day that Jam…
    - 3 hours ago24 May 17, 12:46pm -
  • newCujo Makes A Cameo In “The Dark Tower”
    If James Gunn can get away with plenty of easter eggs to other Marvel cosmic properties in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” it makes sense that the upcoming “The Dark Tower” film will include references to other works by famed author Stephen King.…
    - 3 hours ago24 May 17, 12:42pm -
  • newNew “Homecoming” & “Mummy” Posters
    Following yesterday’s announcement of its ‘Dark Universe’ initiative, Universal Pictures has released two new IMAX-exclusive posters for the upcoming remake of “The Mummy” starring Tom Cruise. At the same time, Sony Pictures has unveiled tw…
    - 3 hours ago24 May 17, 12:40pm -
  • new007 Actors React To Moore’s Passing
    In the wake of yesterday’s sad news of the passing of 89-year-old Sir Roger Moore, three of the five other actors to have inhabited the iconic role of James Bond in the official series have paid tribute to the man. Moore played the character for th…
    - 3 hours ago24 May 17, 12:35pm -
  • newFourth “Jeepers Creepers” Script Already Done
    After a fourteen year break since the last one, the third film in the “Jeepers Creepers” saga is on the way and is targeting a release sometime later this year or early next year. The film has already wrapped production, and today comes word the…
    - 3 hours ago24 May 17, 12:33pm -
  • newTV News: DC, Stewart, Justice, FOX, Orphan
    DC Super Hero Girls Production has officially begun on the animated action-comedy series “DC Super Hero Girls” from Warner Bros. Animation, with plans for it to premiere on Cartoon Network in 2018. In the series, we follow the teen versions of Wo…
    - 3 hours ago24 May 17, 12:32pm -
  • new“The Last Ship” Sets Season 4 Premiere
    TNT has set a 9pm Sunday, August 20th premiere date and time for the fourth season of its epic naval drama series “The Last Ship”. The two-hour episode will debut across TNT platforms. Eric Dane, Bridget Regan and Adam Baldwin star in the series…
    - 3 hours ago24 May 17, 12:30pm -
  • newFinal Trailers: “Spider-Man: Homecoming”
    Sony Pictures has released the third and final set of trailers for Jon Watts’ upcoming “Spider-Man Homecoming” starring Tom Holland. Like the last few, there’s both a domestic and international version with both adopting very different footag…
    - 8 hours ago24 May 17, 7:36am -
  • newRoland Emmerich Confirmed For “Midway”
    “Independence Day” and “2012” director Roland Emmerich is is officially set to helm “Midway,” the upcoming film about the famous battle in the Pacific theater during the Second World War. Emmerich first announced plans to develop the proj…
    - 8 hours ago24 May 17, 7:35am -

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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…
    - 23 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 -