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  • TRANSFORMERS – AGE OF EXTINCTION: Scott Farrar – VFX Supervisor – ILM
    Since his last visit, Scott Farrar has worked on the visual effects of THE HUNGER GAMES and WORLD WAR Z. He is now back in the Transformers universe with this new episode.
    - 14 hours ago31 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • BIRDMAN
    Impressive Michael Keaton in this new trailer of BIRDMAN directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu: The VFX are made by: Rodeo FX (VFX Supervisor : Ara Khanikian) The Production VFX Supervisors are Jake Braver & Adam Howard. © Vincent Frei – The…
    - 16 hours ago31 Jul 14, 12:00pm -
  • Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
    Ben Stiller and his gang are coming to London in NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB: The VFX are made by: MPC Digital Domain Method Studios Zoic Studios The Production VFX Supervisor is Erik Nash. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 18 hours ago31 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • INTERSTELLAR
    Beautiful and intriguing new trailer for INTERSTELLAR: The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor : Paul Franklin) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 1 day ago30 Jul 14, 7:00pm -
  • The Maze Runner
    Here is a second trailer for THE MAZE RUNNER with more action and VFX shots: The VFX are made by: Method Studios (VFX Supervisor : Sue Rowe) Factory VFX (VFX Supervisor : Eric D. Christensen) Crazy Horse Effects The Third Floor The Production VFX Sup…
    - 2 days ago30 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
    Cool featurette about Rocket and Groot of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY beautifully created by the teams of Framestore and MPC! The VFX are made by: MPC (VFX Supervisor : Nicolas Aithadi) Framestore (VFX Supervisors : Jonathan Fawkner & Kyle McCulloch) Can…
    - 2 days ago30 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • Fiat “Godzilla” making of by MPC
    Interesting behind the scenes video by MPC about their work on the Fiat “Godzilla” commercial: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 2 days ago30 Jul 14, 9:59am -
  • HERCULES
    Nice movie clip from HERCULES showing armies and VFX work by Cinesite: The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor : Ryan Cook) Milk Visual Effects (VFX Supervisor : Nicolas Hernandez) Prime Focus World (VFX Supervisor : Alex Pejic) Cinesite…
    - 3 days ago29 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • MPC is expanding his Montreal office
    Technicolor have announced their plans to expand the teams of MPC Montreal. In the next six months, they will ramp up from 300 to 520 employees! MPC Montreal is currently working on various projects such as INTO THE WOODS and CINDERELLA. And they wil…
    - 3 days ago29 Jul 14, 1:00pm -
  • SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR
    Lots of action and gore in this red band trailer of SIN CITY – A DAME TO KILL FOR: The VFX are made by: Prime Focus World (VFX Supervisors : Jon Cowley, Tim McGovern and Joshua Saeta) The Show VFX Supervisor is Stefen Fangmeier © Vincent Frei –…
    - 3 days ago29 Jul 14, 9:00am -

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  • Legend or truth: the VFX of Hercules
    From fantastical creatures to sprawling battles - fxguide looks at the visual effects of Hercules.
    - 4 days ago28 Jul 14, 7:39am -
  • Inside RealFlow 2014
    A run-down of RealFlow 2014 with Lumiere Studios' technical director Duncan Lees.
    - 4 days ago28 Jul 14, 1:01am -
  • Designing Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
    A look at the previs efforts from Cinedev, MPC and Halon for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
    - 7 days ago25 Jul 14, 6:42am -
  • the vfx show #186: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
    Mike Seymour, Matt Wallin and Jason Diamond discuss the film and visual effects in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
    - 9 days ago23 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • fxguidetv #192: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
    Weta Digital senior VFX supervisor Joe Letteri and VFX supervisor Erik Winquist discuss Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Plus we run down the new July term at fxphd.com.
    - 10 days ago22 Jul 14, 12:25am -
  • fxpodcast #279: SIGGRAPH preview – Real-Time Live!
    We preview the Real-Time Live! sessions at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver, talking to Real-Time Live! Chair Nico Gonzalez and jury member Ari Shapiro from USC ICT.
    - 14 days ago18 Jul 14, 2:35am -
  • Ape Acting
    Dawn of Planet of the Apes delivers complex serious acting from its lead digital characters - we speak to Weta Digital about this blockbuster hit of the summer.
    - 14 days ago18 Jul 14, 12:54am -
  • Academy Invites
    Each year The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences extends invitations to join the academy. The 2014 invitees for Visual Effects are
    - 21 days ago11 Jul 14, 12:34pm -
  • COLORWAY: The Foundry’s new Design tool
    The Foundry has launched COLORWAY, a new design application that speeds up and changes the process of iterating on and finalizing an image or product look, and expands the company's move into the design space.
    - 21 days ago10 Jul 14, 6:30pm -
  • 66th Annual Emmy Nominations
    Award season begins with the announcement of nominations for the 66th Annual Emmy Awards.
    - 22 days ago10 Jul 14, 1:45pm -
  • the rc #143: Jas does Sony
    In this month's Ep Jason and Mike are back from travels and switching cameras!
    - 22 days ago9 Jul 14, 11:58pm -
  • VFX in TV, A to V: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D to Vikings & More
    We explore VFX in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hannibal, Hawaii Five-O, Sleepy Hollow, Game of Thrones, Vikings and Orphan Black.
    - 23 days ago9 Jul 14, 3:59am -

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  • newGunn, Pratt On Guardians/Avengers Crossover
    The biggest question many fans are going to have following their viewing of "Guardians of the Galaxy" is when will this group of galactic heroes come in contact with The Avengers? Speaking with Yahoo Movies, director James Gunn and actors Chris Prat…
    - 3 hours ago1 Aug 14, 1:05am -
  • newSimon Pegg Talks Fifth "Mission" Filming
    With a Christmas 2015 release being targeted, the fifth "Mission: Impossible" film has to get filming soon if it's to make the date. Out doing a brief bit of press for "Hector and the Search for Happiness," actor Simon Pegg revealed to Cinema Blend…
    - 3 hours ago1 Aug 14, 1:04am -
  • newPeter Jackson Briefly Talks "Skull Island"
    Almost immediately following Legendary's "Skull Island" announcement at Comic-Con, a wild rumor began to swirl that Guillermo del Toro was involved with the project despite the filmmaker's commitment to "Pacific Rim 2". Understandably the rumor didn…
    - 3 hours ago1 Aug 14, 12:53am -
  • newPhoto Leaks Of Thanos In "Guardians"
    Whilst we saw a side-on glimpse of him during the end credit sequence of "Marvel's The Avengers," it's this week's "Guardians of the Galaxy" that offers our real first look at everyone's favorite Marvel super villain who, lets face it, kind of looks…
    - 6 hours ago31 Jul 14, 10:13pm -
  • newUniversal Reveals "Huntsman 2" Details, Date
    Universal has officially confirmed that Frank Darabont is set to direct the freshly titled "The Huntsman," the follow-up to 2012's "Snow White And The Huntsman".A press release issued by the studio confirms Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron are s…
    - 6 hours ago31 Jul 14, 10:12pm -
  • newNew Release Dates: Mummy, Demonic, Rosewater
    A couple of key release date changes today.With Universal's "Snow White And The Huntsman" prequel nabbing the April 22nd 2016 release date this morning, the studio has pushed back Alex Kurtzmann's "The Mummy" reboot. Originally scheduled for that…
    - 6 hours ago31 Jul 14, 10:10pm -
  • new"Sharknado 2" Breaks Rating, Twitter Records
    Syfy's "Sharknado 2: The Second One" launched last night and broke records for the network, quickly becoming the channel's most watched original movie ever with 3.9 million total viewers and 1.6 million Adults 18-49 - nearly doubling both counts from…
    - 6 hours ago31 Jul 14, 10:08pm -
  • newTrailer & Poster: "Stonehearst Asylum"
    Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley have teamed up with "The Machinist" and "Transsiberian" director Brad Anderson on the Edgar Allan Poe short story adaptation "Stonehearst Asylum" (previously titled "Eliza Graves").Sturg…
    - 6 hours ago31 Jul 14, 10:02pm -
  • newRatajkowski To Love DJ Efron In "Friends"
    Emily Ratajkowski ("Gone Girl") has landed the female lead opposite Zac Efron in Max Joseph's coming of age DJ movie "We Are Your Friends" for Working Title and Studio Canal. Efron plays an aspiring 23 year old Hollywood DJ named Cole who spends h…
    - 9 hours ago31 Jul 14, 6:49pm -
  • newEd Zwick To Helm "Soul Reviver" Adaptation
    "The Last Samurai" director Edward Zwick and producer Marshall Herskovitz are developing a live-action English-language adaptation of the 2012 Japanese manga "Soul ReViver" for Bedford Falls, Fields Corporation and All Nippon Entertainment Works.Th…
    - 9 hours ago31 Jul 14, 6:47pm -
  • newTrailer: Another Me
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    - 10 hours ago31 Jul 14, 5:42pm -
  • newTrailer: Atari: Game Over
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    - 10 hours ago31 Jul 14, 5:41pm -

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  • newLatest Expendables 3 Trailer Wants To Punch Your Eyes
    Bang and blameIf your life is low on things exploding and leathery old blokes trading quips while shooting people, the final Expendables 3 trailer is here to change all that. Take a look below to see the latest from Sly and the family Stonebanks (tha…
    - 3 hours ago1 Aug 14, 12:38am -
  • newNew Birdman Trailer Flies In
    This place is horrible. Smells like balls...If you love superheroes and Emma Stone, but still feel that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 didn't have enough of Edward Norton in very small underpants, then you're in luck. The new international trailer for Alej…
    - 8 hours ago31 Jul 14, 8:00pm -
  • newDick Smith 1922-2014
    The Godfather of Makeup has passed awayDick Smith, the renowned "Godfather of Makeup", has died aged 92. Smith was a legend in the field, pioneering an astonishing number of different techniques and trickery in-camera. He’s best known for his work…
    - 8 hours ago31 Jul 14, 7:45pm -
  • newRob Zombie Reveals The Secret Of 31
    Rocker/director sends in the clownsAfter a couple of months of mystery following the unveiling of a teaser poster featuring nothing but a gruesome clown face, Rob Zombie has finally revealed what 31 is all about. His next film, contrary to previously…
    - 9 hours ago31 Jul 14, 6:27pm -
  • newThe First Into The Woods Trailer Has Arrived
    Double, double, toil and Meryl The world at large finally has an Into The Woods trailer. Fans of the musical it's based on have long been very excited to see (and hear) what Rob Marshall has done with Stephen Sondheim's classic, and with this tease…
    - 11 hours ago31 Jul 14, 4:55pm -
  • newNew Into The Woods Stills Come Onto The Internet
    Double, double, toil and Meryl Later this week, the world at large will be able to see an Into The Woods trailer, and fans of the musical it's based on are very excited to see (and hear) what Rob Marshall has done with Stephen Sondheim's classic. I…
    - 11 hours ago31 Jul 14, 4:25pm -
  • New Spongebob Squarepants Trailer Arrives
    Sponge N' RosesSpongeBob SquarePants, marine superhero and unofficial seventh Avenger, has a new movie coming out and, like all good movies, it’s got a trailer to share. Click below to watch what the spongy one has got in store in Sponge Out Of Wat…
    - 12 hours ago31 Jul 14, 3:23pm -
  • Luke Wilson Heads For Meadowland
    Joining Olivia WildeFirst announced earlier this year, Olivia Wilde is both producing and starring in the psychological thriller Meadowland. She's now joined in the cast by Luke Wilson, along with Elisabeth Moss and Natasha Lyonne.The scant synopsis…
    - 13 hours ago31 Jul 14, 2:36pm -
  • Jamie Foxx To Play Mike Tyson
    In a biopic written by Terence WinterMike Tyson has been cheerfully playing himself in recent years in the Hangover and Scary Movie films, Rocky Balboa and Grudge Match. But in a newly developing biopic, Jamie Foxx is set to take on the mantle of the…
    - 15 hours ago31 Jul 14, 12:48pm -
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2 Adds New Cast
    Glee's Harry Shum Jr. joins the martial arts sequelIn Hollywood, everyone and their auntie is getting aboard to the Chinese bandwagon, looking for opportunities in the ever-growing movie market. The Weinstein Co. is no exception and its sequel to Ang…
    - 15 hours ago31 Jul 14, 12:48pm -
  • Dick Smith Dies
    The Godfather of Makeup has passed awayDick Smith, the renowned "Godfather of Makeup", has died aged 92. Smith was a legend in the field, pioneering an astonishing number of different techniques and trickery in-camera. He’s best known for his work…
    - 15 hours ago31 Jul 14, 12:18pm -
  • Elle Fanning Finds A Storm In The Stars
    She'll play a younger Mary Shelley The story of how Mary Shelley came to write Frankenstein has been well documented, but how about how she came to be Mary Shelley? A Storm In The Stars promises to explore the younger romantic life of the real-life a…
    - 19 hours ago31 Jul 14, 8:57am -

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  • ADAPT Membership/Fundraiser Drive Starting Soon
    I haven’t had time to post on some recent VFX news since I’ve been focused on getting ready to launch the ADAPT membership and fundraiser drive. We are officially a non-profit organization now and are setting up our site to allow supporters to jo…
    - 9 days ago22 Jul 14, 11:18pm -
  • UK Film Subsidies Cost $3.4 Billion
    Lots of VFX news today. I’ll wait for more details to come out and let the dust settle before I comment. In other news, it’s pretty rare to get international governments to provide oversight of their subsidy programs and disclose their costs. The…
    - 36 days ago26 Jun 14, 5:34am -
  • Ubisoft CEO Unsure Of Montreal Studio’s Future After Subsidy Cuts
    @MitchyD @YamAll @UbisoftMTL @IGN Our government helped them enough, if they can't walk on their own by now… They should fall. Hard.— Dany Rioux (@TheMadJack) June 18, 2014 A few weeks ago I pondered if cuts in Quebec subsidies would trigger a mi…
    - 42 days ago19 Jun 14, 6:19pm -
  • Mill Exec: If You Don’t Like Long Hours Then Get Out
    UK VFX execs are on a roll this week: Speaking during the Unreality Checked panel of the VFX Summit, The Mill chief creative officer Pat Joseph said that although the nature of the work – particularly commercials – called for long hours, “the p…
    - 49 days ago12 Jun 14, 11:56pm -
  • Casualties Of The Subsidy Trade War: Prime Focus London
    Tuesday morning I woke up early to do an interview with the BBC about the VFX industry. I argued that while the UK is benefiting from recent increases in subsidies for the film industry, I warned that Canada was offering much larger subsidies that…
    - 51 days ago11 Jun 14, 7:53am -
  • Is Ontario Next To Fall Over Film Subsidy Cliff?
    Last week I posted about Quebec winding down it’s film and games subsidy program by instantly cutting it by 20%. This week report Will Campbell uncovers an internal Ontario document that seriously questioned the sustainability of offering film subs…
    - 52 days ago10 Jun 14, 1:05am -
  • Quebec Austerity Measures Signal End Of Film And Game Subsidies
    The Quebec government announced this week that it would cut subsidies across the board by 20%. This includes film and games subsidies: On the spending side, an across-the-board cut of 20 per cent will be applied to the popular tax credits that govern…
    - 56 days ago5 Jun 14, 9:09pm -
  • Casualties Of The Subsidy Trade War: Imageworks Culver City
    So it finally happened. Sony Pictures Imageworks is moving all of its work to Vancouver signaling an end of an era: Variety: Sony Imageworks Moving HQ to Vancouver The Hollywood Reporter: Sony’s VFX House Imageworks Moving Headquarters to Vanco…
    - 56 days ago5 Jun 14, 7:33pm -
  • The Serkis Is Back In Town
    Photo by AnimationMerc Well it’s looking to be that time of the year again where Andy Serkis tries to make another failed run at garnering an Oscar nomination for motion capture performances in VFX films. The Brew nails it: In an interview that Ser…
    - 65 days ago28 May 14, 9:09am -
  • VFX Soldier At UCSB Conference On VFX Labor
    I just arrived back to the US from my trip to China. (Which was pretty crazy if you saw my tweet about the plane almost crashing.) During my trip I was saddened to hear about another school shooting this time at UC Santa Barbara. I just was at UCSB t…
    - 66 days ago27 May 14, 1:54pm -