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    Here is the teaser for the new movie by Albert Dupontel, AU REVOIR LA-HAUT: The VFX are made by: Mikros Image The Production VFX Supervisor is Cedric Fayolle. Director: Albert Dupontel Release Date: 25 October 2017 (France) © Vincent Frei – The Ar…
    - 4 hours ago26 Jun 17, 10:00am -
  • LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Episode 207): VFX Breakdown by Deluxe’s Encore
    Encore have released this VFX Breakdown about their work on the episode 207 of LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Episode 207): VFX Breakdown by Deluxe’s Encore appeared first on The Art o…
    - 3 days ago23 Jun 17, 4:00pm -
    Brand new TV Spot 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 Dumoulin)…
    - 3 days ago23 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
    Really cool featurette about the VFX work by Weta Digital on WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES: The VFX are made by: Weta Digital (VFX Supervisors: Joe Letteri and Dan Lemmon) Director: Matt Reeves Release Date: 14 July 2017 (USA) © Vincent Frei – Th…
    - 4 days ago22 Jun 17, 2:00pm -
  • THE LAST KINGDOM – Season 2: VFX Breakdown by BlueBolt
    BlueBolt presents their work on the season 2 of THE LAST KINGDOM: WANT TO KNOW MORE? BlueBolt: Dedicated page about THE LAST KINGDOM on BlueBolt website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post THE LAST KINGDOM – Season 2: VFX Breakdow…
    - 4 days ago22 Jun 17, 12:00pm -
  • GAME OF THRONES Season 7
    Brand new trailer for GAME OF THRONES: The VFX are made by: El Ranchito Iloura Image Engine Mackevision Pixomondo Rhythm & Hues Rodeo FX The Production VFX Supervisor is Joe Bauer and the VFX Producer is Steve Kullback. Release Date: July 16, 2017 (H…
    - 5 days ago21 Jun 17, 7:00pm -
    Great featurette about BLADE RUNNER 2049 with on-set footage and new VFX shots: The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor: Paul Lambert) Framestore (VFX Supervisor: Richard Hoover) MPC (VFX Supervisor: Richard Clegg) Atomic Fiction (VFX Su…
    - 5 days ago21 Jun 17, 2:00pm -
  • Marc Chu Joins Atomic Fiction as Animation Department Supervisor
    Cool news! Atomic Fiction just adds Marc Chu as Animation Department Supervisor! Here is the official press release: Atomic Fiction has welcomed animation guru Marc Chu to lead the studio’s animation efforts across its Oakland and Montreal location…
    - 5 days ago21 Jun 17, 1:47pm -
  • SHOCK WAVE: VFX Breakdown by Free-D Workshop
    Hong Kong based studio Free-D Workshop presents their VFX work on SHOCK WAVE: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post SHOCK WAVE: VFX Breakdown by Free-D Workshop appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 6 days ago20 Jun 17, 7:00pm -
  • 47 METERS DOWN: VFX Breakdown by Outpost VFX
    I hope you are not afraid of sharks if you are watching this VFX breakdown by Outpost VFX about their work on 47 METERS DOWN: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Outpost VFX: Dedicated page about 47 METERS DOWN on Outpost VFX website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of V…
    - 6 days ago20 Jun 17, 11:30am -



  • Breaking down Princess Ahmanet’s 5 stages in ‘The Mummy’
    One of the key visual effects components of Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy was the Mummy herself – Princess Ahmanet – seen in 5 various stages as she re-generates from her entombed and emaciated state into a more human-esque appearance. Some shots o…
    - 2 days ago24 Jun 17, 1:45am -
  • Anatomy of a scene: fleeing the undead in ‘The Mummy’
    In one incredible action scene in Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy, Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis’ characters take control of an ambulance while being pursued by several undead and Princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella). The high-octane chase sees Nick Mor…
    - 4 days ago22 Jun 17, 7:31am -
  • How that incredible animated mural in ‘Wonder Woman’ was made
    Perhaps taking inspiration from The Tale of the Three Brothers animation in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Wonder Woman has its own animated sequence. This is seen early in the film when the history of the Amazon women warriors, and…
    - 6 days ago21 Jun 17, 12:59am -
  • The story behind Oats Studios’ ‘Rakka’
    Neill Blomkamp has started an experimental studio and their first released short film is Rakka. VFX supe Chris Harvey kindly sat down with me for an interview, at Cartoon Brew.
    - 6 days ago20 Jun 17, 11:09pm -
  • Why I think you should attend the VIEW Conference
    Take it from me, if you want to get a handle on some of the best visual effects, animation, games and VR content being produced right now, come to Turin, Italy in October for the VIEW Conference. Some big, big projects will be the subject of discussi…
    - 7 days ago19 Jun 17, 11:10pm -
  • This means war
    For Cartoon Brew, I found out about how the war scenes were orchestrated by the vfx teams in Wonder Woman. Check out the article here.
    - 7 days ago19 Jun 17, 11:03pm -
  • The forgotten freeze-frame moments from ‘Batman & Robin’
    The film might have a notorious place in the history of comic book adaptations, but Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin, released in 1997, is notable for some innovative visual effects work. In particular, the ‘frozen in time’ moments arising fro…
    - 8 days ago18 Jun 17, 11:15pm -
  • The pros behind game cinematics
    3D Artist magazine asked me to dive into the expert game cinematics approaches by Blur, Plastic Wax and Realtime UK – check out the newest issue with the resulting article here.
    - 8 days ago18 Jun 17, 6:31am -
  • ‘Predator’ is 30: VFX supe Joel Hynek recalls the days of optical compositing, thermal cameras and *that* red suit
    John McTiernan’s Predator is perhaps most fondly remembered for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s line, ‘Get to the chopper!’ But it also featured some incredibly memorable optical effects, crafted by R/Greenberg Associates and overseen by visual effec…
    - 14 days ago12 Jun 17, 10:42pm -
  • The tech of the 25 year old ‘Lawnmower Man’
    It’s such a big year for anniversaries in vfx, so here’s another one: The Lawnmower Man recently turned 25. I talked to people from Xaos and Angel Studios about the groundbreaking CGI and VR work for VFX Voice.
    - 14 days ago12 Jun 17, 10:40pm -

vfx world

  • SIGGRAPH Unveils 2017 Computer Animation Festival Lineup
    Ten Virtual Reality experiences and 22 features, short films, commercials and game trailers are selected for the 2017 SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival.
    - 3 days ago24 Jun 17, 12:02am -
  • Laundry Names James Sweigert Managing Director
    The former executive producer of TV & streaming at mOcean brings extensive experience in marketing, brand strategy, design and TV and film production to his new role spearheading business development at Laundry.
    - 3 days ago23 Jun 17, 11:38pm -
  • Andy Serkis and Joe Letteri to Speak at RTX Austin 2017
    Both the actor and the Academy Award-winning VFX supervisor for WETA Digital, respectively, will sit on the keynote panel and host an exclusive Q&A following an early screening of ‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ their recent collaboration.
    - 3 days ago23 Jun 17, 11:09pm -
  • SIGGRAPH 2017 to Host VR Presentation and Film Produced by 'The New York Times'
    Director of immersive platforms storytelling for ‘The New York Times’ Graham Roberts will present a 40-minute talk about the organization’s VR expertise and integration of the new medium into the media outlet’s news reporting through NYT VR,…
    - 4 days ago22 Jun 17, 11:29pm -
  • Adobe Acquires Mettle’s SkyBox Tools
    The acquisition accelerates Adobe’s position in the cutting-edge 360-degree film and virtual reality media, allowing native integration of SkyBox plugin functionality in future releases of Premiere Pro and After Effects.
    - 4 days ago22 Jun 17, 11:03pm -
  • VR Playhouse School Launches in Los Angeles
    Launched by creative studio VR Playhouse, the program consists of three essential, six week courses covering 3D production, interactive 360 video and storytelling in virtual reality starting July 10, with other intensives planned.
    - 4 days ago22 Jun 17, 10:44pm -
  • WingsMedia Plans Ambitious, Collaborative Sci-Fi Franchise Expansion
    Tiny Island Productions will adapt and expand their ‘Dream Defenders’ animated series for the China market with a TV series, feature film, comics and an augmented reality experience, all as part of WingsMedia’s hope to grow ‘Starship MZ’ pr…
    - 4 days ago22 Jun 17, 9:22pm -
  • Method Studios Returns to the Marvel Universe for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’
    Vancouver and Los Angeles facilities deliver 550 VFX shots for the latest Marvel blockbuster, including key CG character sequences with Rocket and Baby Groot, large-scale destruction and spaceship crashes, environment design, and more.
    - 4 days ago22 Jun 17, 7:45pm -
  • Director Dan Brown Brings Sci-Fi Parable to Paradise in Odesza Music Video
    Live-action production company UNHEARD/OF joined forces with the director and post specialists World Famous to craft the video for ‘Line of Sight,’ the latest single from the renowned electronic duo.
    - 5 days ago21 Jun 17, 10:07pm -
  • Godzilla Battles Iconic Rivals in Next Film
    Director Michael Dougherty helms the next installment in the Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures monsterverse, starring Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Ken Watanabe and Zhang Ziyi, with a planned March 2019 release.
    - 5 days ago21 Jun 17, 9:39pm -
  • Reap the Rewards with Free VR Experience
    The makers of the Limitless VR Creative Environment have released the interactive, animated VR experience, ‘Reaping Rewards,’ available for free on Steam and coming soon to the Oculus store.
    - 5 days ago21 Jun 17, 5:24pm -
  • Marc Chu Joins Atomic Fiction as Animation Department Supervisor
    Based out of their Oakland office, Chu will oversee animation company-wide, bringing to bear 20 years of experience animating and supervising, after his most recent role as animation director at ILM.
    - 5 days ago21 Jun 17, 4:22am -

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  • Pascal Clears Up “Venom,” “Silver” MCU Confusion

    - 14 hours ago25 Jun 17, 11:20pm -
  • Lord & Miller Could Still Get A “Han Solo” Cut?
    Last week directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller left the “Han Solo” film with just three weeks left of filming (along with a further five weeks or reshoots later this year). Within two days Ron Howard was quickly brought in as their replacement. D…
    - 14 hours ago25 Jun 17, 11:18pm -
  • Feige Teases “Avengers” Deaths, “Ant-Man” News
    “Avengers: Infinity War” will soon be wrapping up with those involved jumping right into work on the fourth “Avengers” film immediately after. Talking “Spider-Man: Homecoming” with some press this week, Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige has t…
    - 14 hours ago25 Jun 17, 11:16pm -
  • “Toy Story” Woody Origin Story Debunked
    Pixar’s Andrew Stanton has debunked a video that went viral recently which suggested a tragic backstory for 1995’s “Toy Story”. The SuperCarlinBrothers Youtube page posted a video in which a product designer reportedly suggested that late Pix…
    - 14 hours ago25 Jun 17, 11:14pm -
  • Casting News: Hammer, Campbell, Arterton, Coon
    Sorry To Bother You Armie Hammer has joined the cast of Boots Riley’s debut feature “Sorry to Bother You” which begins shooting this month in Oakland. Nina Yang Bongiovi and Forest Whitaker will produce. The story follows a black telemarketer w…
    - 15 hours ago25 Jun 17, 10:19pm -
  • “Transformers” Saved By Overseas Box-Office
    Michael Bay’s fifth and reportedly last film in the “Transformers” franchise, “Transformers: The Last Knight,” opened to a franchise low of $69.1 million domestically in its first five days. That’s significantly down on the $100 million t…
    - 20 hours ago25 Jun 17, 6:00pm -
  • Dan Harmon Explains “Rick & Morty” S3 Delay
    In a series of just over two dozen tweets, “Rick and Morty” creator Dan Harmon has spoken about the prolonged absence of a third season of the Adult Swim animated comedy and reassures fans behind-the-scenes issues are not to blame for the long de…
    - 20 hours ago25 Jun 17, 5:49pm -
  • Attilan Revealed In ABC’s “Inhumans” Poster
    ABC has reportedly unveiled a new poster for “Inhumans,” its upcoming TV series based on the Marvel Comics property. According to the one-sheet, they’re seemingly sticking to the comics plan for Attilan, the floating city of the Inhumans and th…
    - 20 hours ago25 Jun 17, 5:43pm -
  • “Girlboss,” “Downward Dog” Cancelled”
    Netflix has canceled the freshman comedy series “Girlboss” based on the life of Sophia Amoruso and her novel. Britt Robertson starred as Amoruso who began selling vintage clothes on eBay and, by the age of 28, had built the multi-million dollar f…
    - 20 hours ago25 Jun 17, 5:27pm -
  • Teaser Trailer: “Pitch Perfect 3”
    Universal Pictures has released the trailer for the third film in the “Pitch Perfect” musical comedy franchise. Trish Sie helms the film which opens December 22nd. In the new film the Bellas have won the World Championships and graduated from col…
    - 1 day ago25 Jun 17, 12:04pm -
  • “Westworld” Showrunners Talk Season 2 Plans
    Production on the second season of HBO’s sci-fi series “Westworld” is about to get underway next month with Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s series set to undergo a slight time jump in terms of story. Appearing on Variety’s Remote Controlled P…
    - 2 days ago24 Jun 17, 8:46pm -
  • “Spider-Man” Has Two Big Cameos & Two Stingers
    Just a few weeks out from the release of “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” the first press screenings have taken place. While we reported on the reaction earlier, some other details have also emerged from those screenings – namely some of the key cameo…
    - 2 days ago24 Jun 17, 8:44pm -

vfx soldier

  • 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…
    - 23 days ago3 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 -
  • 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 -