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    Excellent new trailer for WELCOME TO MARWEN by Robert Zemeckis! The VFX are made by: Atomic Fiction (VFX Supervisor: Seth Hill) Framestore (VFX Supervisor: Romain Arnoux) The Production VFX Supervisor is Kevin Baillie. Director: Robert Zemeckis Relea…
    - 16 hours ago18 Jul 18, 3:00pm -
  • LIFE: VFX Breakdown by DNEG
    Quick jump back to 2017 with this VFX Breakdown by DNEG about their work on LIFE: WANT TO KNOW MORE? DNEG: Dedicated page about LIFE on DNEG website. Huw Evans: My interview of Huw Evans, VFX Supervisor at DNEG. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX –…
    - 19 hours ago18 Jul 18, 12:00pm -
    Renny Harlin is going full Chinese fantasy with this trailer of LEGEND OF THE ANCIENT SWORD: The VFX are made by: 4th Creative Party Madman Monk Studios (VFX Supervisor: Danop Dharmaraksa) The Third Floor The Production VFX Supervisor is Wil Manning.…
    - 1 day ago18 Jul 18, 7:00am -
    Action packed trailer for ROBIN HOOD: The VFX are made by: Cinesite (VFX Supervisor: Aleksandar Pejic) BlueBolt (VFX Supervisors: Angela Barson and Henry Badgett) Goodbye Kansas Studios Peerless Camera Company (VFX Supervisor: Marc Hutchings) Lola Vi…
    - 2 days ago17 Jul 18, 5:00pm -
    Really cool new trailer for BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY: The VFX are made by: DNEG (VFX Supervisor: Paul Norris) Directors: Dexter Fletcher & Bryan Singer Release Date: 2 November 2018 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post BOHEMIAN RHAPSOD…
    - 2 days ago17 Jul 18, 3:00pm -
  • ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: VFX work by Stephane Ceretti
    Overall VFX Supervisor Stephane Ceretti explains the VFX work on some sequences of ANT-MAN AND THE WASP in these two videos by Marvel: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: VFX work by Stephane Ceretti appeared fi…
    - 2 days ago17 Jul 18, 12:00pm -
    Brand new trailer for THE DARKEST MINDS: The VFX are made by: MPC BUF (VFX Supervisor: Rémy Normand) Crafty Apes The Production VFX Supervisor is Björn Mayer. Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson Release Date: 3 August 2018 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The A…
    - 2 days ago17 Jul 18, 9:00am -
  • ADRIFT: Salvador Zalvidea – VFX Supervisor – Cinesite
    Earlier this year, Salvador Zalvidea explained the work of Cinesite on MUTE. He talks to us today about his work on ADRIFT.The post ADRIFT: Salvador Zalvidea – VFX Supervisor – Cinesite appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 3 days ago16 Jul 18, 3:00pm -
  • LOVING PABLO: VFX Breakdown by Worldwide FX
    Worldwide FX presents their VFX work on LOVING PABLO: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Worldwide FX: Dedicated page about LOVING PABLO on WWFX website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post LOVING PABLO: VFX Breakdown by Worldwide FX appeared first…
    - 3 days ago16 Jul 18, 12:00pm -
  • JURASSIC WORLD – FALLEN KINGDOM: Pietro Ponti – VFX Supervisor – Important Looking Pirates
    Pietro Ponti started his career in visual effects in 2004. He has worked on many films like 10’000 BC, THE DARK KNIGHT, TERMINATOR GENISYS and FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM. What is your background? I started working for a small italian v…
    - 7 days ago12 Jul 18, 10:45am -



  • How E.d. Films Is Using Real-time To Help Make Their Animated Films
    Nice trailer for e.d. films’ Giant Bear – it was enough to make me want to ask them more about how they’re using real-time tech in their animated work, for Cartoon Brew.
    - 1 day ago17 Jul 18, 11:41pm -
  • Going old-school: forced perspective and other effects in Ant-Man and the Wasp
    Ant-Man and the Wasp utilises the latest in visual effects tech to bring its story to the big screen. But some of the most fun shots in the film also have some of the most low-tech effects solutions. These are where Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) visits his dau…
    - 2 days ago17 Jul 18, 12:41am -
  • Enter the Quantum Realm
    For Thrillist, I talked to Method Studios about their neat Quantum Realm work for Ant-Man and the Wasp.
    - 2 days ago17 Jul 18, 12:37am -
  • What the heck is SIGGRAPH’s Real-Time Live! (and why you should definitely see it)
    There’s so much to take in at SIGGRAPH these days, but a couple of events are becoming absolute ‘must-sees’. One of those is Real-Time Live! which is an evening of on-stage presentations of real-time tech – ie. it’s live, and anything can h…
    - 2 days ago16 Jul 18, 11:29pm -
  • Going through a phase: DNEG on Ant-Man and the Wasp’s Ghost effects
    In Ant-Man and the Wasp, a new character introduced in the film is Ava Starr, aka Ghost, played by Hannah John-Kamen. An accident has caused Starr to suffer from molecular instability, giving her the ability to phase through objects. She uses these p…
    - 3 days ago16 Jul 18, 6:09am -
  • Finding ‘Indo’ – how ILM made Fallen Kingdom’s Indoraptor a different dinosaur
    It’s basically psychotic. It doesn’t have a mother. It has no sense of right or wrong and it’s a bit unhinged. – Alex Wuttke, visual effects supervisor, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom The genetically engineered Indoraptor is a new kind of din…
    - 5 days ago13 Jul 18, 11:40pm -
  • Three character challenges from Hotel T 3
    A look at animating three of the characters from Hotel Transylvania 3 with animation supervisor Alan Hawkins, at Cartoon Brew.
    - 5 days ago13 Jul 18, 10:38pm -
  • Fallen Kingdom: the film before the film
    Before things start ramping up in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, audiences get a taste of what’s to come thanks to a dramatic prologue sequence. Here, mercenaries visit Isla Nublar and quickly encounter the infamous T. Rex in the main street, and…
    - 7 days ago12 Jul 18, 2:55pm -
  • Fractals and Ziva in latest 3D World
    For the latest 3D World magazine, I wrote about Ziva Dynamics and its creature work, plus a special ‘Fractals’ round-up with Framestore, Method Studios, Weta Digital and Imageworks.
    - 7 days ago12 Jul 18, 2:32pm -
  • Black Mirror’s USS Callister and the Framestore factor
    For VFX Voice, I talked to Framestore’s Russell Dodgson about their work on the Black Mirror USS Callister episode. That whole series 4 of the show has such impressive VFX work.
    - 7 days ago12 Jul 18, 9:40am -

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  • Legendary Co-Producing Live-Action “Gundam” Film

    - 13 days ago5 Jul 18, 9:27pm -
  • James Gunn Slams Twitter Toxic Fans
    The subject of toxic fandoms has become a hot one as of late, especially in regards to certain films and genres including “Star Wars” and Marvel/DC films. The issue doesn’t apply to those critical of the work itself, but rather those fans who g…
    - 13 days ago5 Jul 18, 9:06pm -
  • MoviePass Planned Peak Pricing Has Begun
    Movie ticketing service MoviePass has rolled out its previously announced ‘peak pricing’ surcharge which will apply to the most popular titles at the most popular showtimes available. The service warned subscribers in late June that ‘peak prici…
    - 13 days ago5 Jul 18, 9:05pm -
  • Netflix Outspending Film Studios In 2018
    A recent report in The Economist indicates that streaming service is expected to spend between $12-13 billion on content this year, easily outspending rivals like other major studios. It’s also a much higher number than the report a few months ago…
    - 13 days ago5 Jul 18, 9:04pm -
  • Facebook Plans Cristiano Ronaldo Reality Series
    Facebook is in talks for what might be their biggest original series to date – a reality doco series about global soccer legend and Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo. Matador Content and Religion of Sports will produce the thirteen episode serie…
    - 13 days ago5 Jul 18, 9:03pm -
  • Dourif In “Child’s Play” Series, Not In Film Reboot
    The “Child’s Play” franchise is undergoing a resurgence with both a new movie and TV series on the way. While the movie is effectively a reboot of the franchise, the series is reportedly a continuation of the previous seven films. So it makes u…
    - 13 days ago5 Jul 18, 9:03pm -
  • BioWare Shows Off 20 Mins Of “Anthem” Gameplay
    In the wake of the disappointing results for “Mass Effect: Andromeda,” BioWare’s new game “Anthem” needs to succeed and so the company is going all out on it. Today they’ve released a nearly 20-minute video offering a look at a bunch of g…
    - 13 days ago5 Jul 18, 9:02pm -
  • Netflix Plans Sexy Serial Killer Hunting “Freud”
    Netflix has hopped onboard German-language period crime thriller series “Freud” from producers Satel Film/Bavaria Fiction. The project, the streaming service’s first Austrian original, follows a young Sigmund Freud in Vienna in 1886 whose revol…
    - 13 days ago5 Jul 18, 9:01pm -
  • Idris Elba Is “Fast & Furious” Spin-Off Villain
    Idris Elba is in final negotiations to play the main villain in “Hobbs and Shaw,” the upcoming spin-off of the “Fast and Furious” franchise starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. Johnson and Statham reprise their roles of special agent Lu…
    - 14 days ago5 Jul 18, 5:21pm -
  • “Lost in Space” S2 Filming Dates Set
    Following its strong success when it launched in April, Netflix is proceeding with the second season of its sci-fi series reboot “Lost in Space” with filming dates for the new episodes set. The modern reimagining of the 1960’s classic is set 30…
    - 14 days ago5 Jul 18, 5:20pm -
  • McQuarrie On Mustachegate & “League”
    Henry Cavill’s mustache may have left us after the Superman actor shaved it off, but the iconic facial fuzz is going explode back into the public consciousness in a big way when “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” hits screens later this month. O…
    - 14 days ago5 Jul 18, 5:03pm -
  • Wild Rumor Of A Potential “Alien” TV Series
    With the failure of “Alien Covenant” and the messiness of the Disney & FOX deal putting some of the latter’s franchises into limbo, the “Alien” franchise is now adrift – awaiting a chance to properly come back. A new report at Omega Under…
    - 14 days ago5 Jul 18, 5:03pm -

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  • VFX pro to testify for trade action on VFX subsidies in NAFTA renegotiations
    Update: You can donate to Eric here: Huge thanks to all of you who helped contribute to comments on NAFTA renegotiations. VFX professional Eric Rosenthal left a comment in the previous post that he might…
    - 28 Jun 17, 8:15am -
  • The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) seeks comments on digital trade issues and potential remedies for NAFTA negotiations
    Statement from Daniel Lay, Co-Founder of the Association of Digital Artists, Professionals, and Technicians In 2013 Daniel Lay, the writer behind the industry blog VFX Soldier started ADAPT to help fund and direct a trade effort to curtail the use of…
    - 3 Jun 17, 2:34am -
  • 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 -