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    Here is a new trailer for 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 – The Art of VFX – 2014
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  • newLONE SURVIVOR: Jesper Kjolsrud (VFX Supervisor) & Bernhard Kimbacher (Compositing Supervisor) – Image Engine
    In 2011, Jesper Kjolsrud had explained in details the work of Image Engine for THE THING. He then supervised the effects R.I.P.D.As one of Image Engine’s longest serving crewmembers, Bernhard Kimbacher has contributed to many of the company’s p…
    - 7 hours ago23 Apr 14, 2:00pm -
  • THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: VFX Breakdown by Look Effects
    After the VFX breakdown for THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, Look Effects have released a new great VFX breakdown this time about the various mix of effects for THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL. Click here to watch it. WANT TO KNOW MORE? Look Effects: My int…
    - 13 hours ago23 Apr 14, 8:00am -
  • NOAH: Dan Schrecker – VFX Supervisor – Look Effects
    Since his last interview here, Dan Schrecker worked on several projects such as THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY and GODS BEHAVING BADLY. NOAH is the occasion to work again with director Darren Aronofsky since BLACK SWAN.
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    Here are the first five minutes of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
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  • THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY: VFX Breakdown by Look Effects
    Look Effects have just published a beautiful VFX breakdown of their invisible work on THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY. WANT TO KNOW MORE? Look Effects: My interview of Everett Burrell – Senior VFX Supervisor. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX –…
    - 2 days ago22 Apr 14, 7:34am -
  • FMX 2014
    Are you ready? The FMX 2014 will open tomorrow with as always an impressive program and speakers. The program will focus on THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, GRAVITY, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL and many more. The list of th…
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  • Visual Effects Society on YouTube
    Great news! The Visual Effects Society have launched their really cool YouTube channel. Here are some of the great things you will find on this channel: Alfonso Cuarón and the making of Gravity CGI Breakdowns including Game of Thrones, The Wolf of W…
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  • CAPTAIN AMERICA – THE WINTER SOLDIER: Oliver Hohn – Compositing Supervisor – RISE
    Oliver Hohn is working for over 5 years in the compositing at RISE. He has participated on various movies such as PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, CLOUD ATLAS or IRON MAN 3.
    - 4 days ago19 Apr 14, 1:00pm -
  • Intelligent Creatures – Behind the Scenes
    Intelligent Creatures have published a really cool video showing their studio and main artists: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 5 days ago18 Apr 14, 4:53pm -


  • newFMX 2014: day one report
    FMX 2014 got underway in Stuttgart, Germany on Tuesday. Over the years, this has become Europe's premiere VFX related conference and this year is no exception. We recap some of the highlights from the first day, with help from fxphd prof Matt Leonard…
    - 4 hours ago23 Apr 14, 4:55pm -
  • fxguidetv #189: Flame 2015 from NAB
    We cover the new release of Flame 2015 in an exclusive interview with Product Designer Philippe Soeiro.
    - 5 days ago19 Apr 14, 3:18am -
  • VFX in TVCs: amazing baby and amazing SUV
    Behind the scenes of two recent TVCs for Evian and Nissan with VFX by Mikros Image and Digital Domain.
    - 7 days ago17 Apr 14, 7:36am -
  • Divergent’s digi-environments and creatures
    In this bonus article for fxinsiders, find out more about the digital environments and CG work in Divergent.
    - 7 days ago17 Apr 14, 7:31am -
  • the vfx show #181: Noah
    Mike Seymour, Matt Wallin and TyRuben Ellingson discuss the deluge in Darren Aronofsky's Noah.
    - 9 days ago15 Apr 14, 7:45am -
  • fxguidetv #188: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    This week on fxguidetv we're at ILM to discuss their incredible visual effects for Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, looking in-depth at the Helicarriers and Falcon.
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  • Flame 2015: New Features and a New Family
    Flame 2015 and Smoke 2015 were introduced at NAB this week - here's fxguide's rundown of the new releases.
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  • the rc #141: NAB Live from Vegas
    This week Mike and Jason (and John briefly) discuss NAB 2014 and some impressive new tech gear and cameras. Some of the tech discussed includes Blackmagic URSA, AJA CION, and more.
    - 14 days ago10 Apr 14, 8:49am -
  • fxinsider bonus videos: more on ILM’s Noah vfx
    In these bonus videos for fxinsiders, we talk to ILM's Grady Cofer & Philippe Rebours about the 'creation' sequence in Noah & the Watcher characters. Thanks for being a member.
    - 14 days ago10 Apr 14, 6:18am -
  • Art directing effects for inFAMOUS: Second Son
    Behind the particle effects in inFAMOUS: Second Son, a new game where the hero conjures up an array of smoke and neon powers.
    - 14 days ago9 Apr 14, 8:45pm -
  • NUKE STUDIO – Exclusive interview + First Screen shots
    We talk to The Foundry's Jon Wadelton and Philippa Carroll about NUKE STUDIO. PLUS, the first screen shots from the new toolset.
    - 16 days ago8 Apr 14, 1:08am -
  • The Winter Soldier: ILM’s Helicarrier crash: Exclusive
    See how ILM crashed a Helicarrier in this video on Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
    - 17 days ago7 Apr 14, 8:02am -


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  • new"Jurassic World" First Photos, Sequel Talk
    The first official set photos have arrived from Colin Trevorrow's "Jurassic World" over at EW.The shots showcase the lovely Bryce Dallas Howard dressed in white and stepping out on the Hawaiian set which is doubling for Isla Nublar - the Costa Rica…
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  • newSony Plans A Live-Action "Barbie" Movie
    Mattel and Sony Pictures are teaming up to produce a live action contemporary comedy movie based on the most famous doll in the world - Barbie.Jenny Bicks ("Rio 2," "The Big C") is penning the script, though plot details are unknown. Considering t…
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  • newHBO, BBC Adapt Rowling's "Casual Vacancy"
    HBO and the BBC are set co-produce a mini-series adaptation of "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling's 2012 bestseller "The Casual Vacancy".The story is set in Pagford, a seemingly placid idyll that hides a series of running battles between its inhabi…
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  • new"Terminator" Reboot Gets A Title Change?
    Though we saw a Twitter photo indicating this the other day, Paramount and Skydance Productions have finally and officially announced the start of production on their "Terminator" reboot in New Orleans.The most interesting aspect of the press relea…
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  • newParamount, MGM Team For "Ben-Hur" Remake
    Paramount and MGM are teaming to co-produce and distribute the upcoming remake of "Ben-Hur".The new adaptation of Lew Wallace's 1880 novel follows a falsely accused nobleman who survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who bet…
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  • newA Third "Traveling Pants" Movie Planned
    Alloy Entertainment is developing "Sisterhood Everlasting," a film adaptation of the fifth and final novel in Ann Brashares' 'Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants' series.'Everlasting' would mark the third film in the series and picks up ten years lat…
    - 3 hours ago23 Apr 14, 6:16pm -
  • newHBO & Amazon Come To A Streaming Deal
    HBO has forged an exclusive long-term licensing deal with Amazon's streaming service Prime Instant Video. The first wave of content will arrive on Amazon Prime on May 21st.The deal makes it the exclusive online-only subscription home for hundreds…
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  • new"Gone Girl" Ending Hasn't Changed Much
    One thing that has been heavily talked about in the lead up to the release of David Fincher's new thriller "Gone Girl" is how the film adaptation changes up the ending of the novel by Gillian Flynn.The talk was fuelled by Flynn herself who told EW:…
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  • new"Crouching Tiger" Sequel Films In New Zealand
    "The Green Destiny," the upcoming prequel to Ang Lee's acclaimed martial arts fantasy feature "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," is set to be shot in New Zealand.The Weinstein Company-produced film will take advantage of the country's newly increase…
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  • Fox Set To Reboot "Flash Gordon"
    It was rumored the other day and now its confirmed - 20th Century Fox has closed a deal to pick up the screen rights to pulp comic-strip "Flash Gordon".The package deal includes John Davis ("Chronicle") as producer, and up-and-coming "Star Trek 3"…
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  • "It's A Small World" Ride Becomes A Film
    "National Treasure" director Jon Turteltaub has signed on to helm a feature film based on the Disneyland ride "It's a Small World"."The LEGO Movie 2" scribe Jared Stern will write the screenplay after reportedly pitching a potential franchise-creat…
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  • "Ultron" BTS Photo, Hulk Voice Casting
    He only recently joined Twitter, and now Robert Downey Jr. has answered fan requests and has snapped his first 'selfie' from the set of "Avengers: Age of Ultron." As expected, it doesn't show much of anything aside from Downey and executive producer…
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  • newMark William Shakespeare's 450th Birthday With This Exclusive Image From Bill
    Get another look at the new Shakespeare comedyToday - according to many sources, but not Wikipedia so frankly we don't know what to think - marks the 450th birthday of the greatest writer the world has ever known, one Mr. William Shakespeare.And to m…
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  • newExclusive: Jurassic World Sequels Planned
    Plus Colin Trevorrow on Omar SyAmong the panoply of filmmakers to have contributed to Empire’s latest and 300thest issue – Coppola! Spielberg! Whedon! Fincher! – a less familiar name, Jurassic World’s Colin Trevorrow, chips in with a fascinat…
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  • newRoberto Orci Wants To Direct Star Trek 3
    And he's splitting up his writing partnership with Alex KurtzmanPhoto: Art StreiberAfter writing as a unit for more than a decade and turning into something of a production company powerhouse/hive mind, Star Trek scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orc…
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  • newSee The Opening Of How To Train Your Dragon 2
    DreamWorks Animation puts its WonderCon clip onlineAt WonderCon this past weekend, DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox brought out writer/director Dean DeBlois and actor Jay Baruchel to introduce How To Train Your Dragon 2. Then, to even more e…
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  • newSeeker Finds A Writer
    Callie Kloves will adapt the YA novelThe young adult juggernaut continues to careen through our multiplexes. With The Hunger Games and Divergent doing excellent business, and the likes of Fallen and Daughter Of Smoke And Bone on the way, Sony have ta…
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  • newNew Images From The Equalizer
    Denzel Washington helps the hopelessThough we can’t strictly describe these as the first images from The Equalizer, since the pic of Denzel Washington in the chair has been floating around for months and the poster arrived last week, here is at lea…
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  • newRachel Weisz Says Miss You Already
    And Catherine Hardwicke is taking over the director's chairCast your mind back two years. We were wondering whether London could deliver the Olympics, anticipating the cinematic arrival of the Avengers and reporting that Toni Collette would be co-sta…
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  • newAdam Rifkin Chewing On Peeps
    Producer buys sweet brand as next movieWhere next after the unlikely pitch-hitter of The Lego Movie? Looking for the next colourful and popular intellectual property to turn into a blockbuster narrative animated classic, producer Adam Rifkin has hit…
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  • newAndy Fickman Attending My Owner's Wedding
    He's set for a new canine comedyHe may not have had a lot of success with critics on Parental Guidance, or with reviews or audiences on You Again, but director Andy Fickman is shrugging off past disappointments and looking ahead. He’s currently at…
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  • newStar Trek Writers To Reboot Flash Gordon
    Update: Gordon's alive! At Fox!Update: Well, we promised to keep you up to date with developments and here's the first... 20th Century Fox has now made a deal for the rights to make the new Flash, with Payne and McKay indeed on board to write the scr…
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  • newLen Wiseman Opens Black Chapter
    Paranormal espionage activity?You might think that between the Underworld franchise and his duties as producing director on madcap TV drama Sleepy Hollow, Len Wiseman would want a break from action with supernatural elements. You would be wrong, beca…
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  • newJessica Chastain Goes Blonde
    She's in talks to be Marilyn Monroe for Andrew Dominik's latestAndrew Dominik has been trying to make a film based on Joyce Carol Oates’ 2001 novel Blonde for more than four years now. It appears he’s close to making it happen, with The Wrap repo…
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  • LA Mayor’s Film Czar Office Accuses Local Businesses Of Extortion
    The LA Daily News reports on some recommendations by the LA Mayor’s Film Czar office at City Hall which you can hear at the 16:25 mark here: Alluding to industrywide complaints that store owners frequently ask for money in return for allowing a pr…
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  • US International Trade Commission Affirms VFX Soldier
    Last month many of you read about the blockbuster revelation by the MPAA that made national and international news and bolstered our legal effort to place anti-subsidy duties on trade distorting subsidized VFX. This was a case concerning dental brace…
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  • Assemblymember Mike Gatto Townhall Meeting Saturday
    @VFXSoldier raises some good points. A federal approach (duties & other rules) is also needed @vfxlaw @shootincali @filmworksla @SaveLAFilm— Mike Gatto (@mikegatto) March 27, 2014 Assemblymember Mike Gatto is one of the main legislators behind the…
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  • Frozen Breaks Animation Record
    Over the weekend some great news: Disney’s hit film “Frozen” has become the top-grossing animated film in box office history, knocking Woody off his pedestal. With its opening in Japan this weekend, “Frozen” has taken the top spot and push…
    - 23 days ago31 Mar 14, 7:01pm -
  • Digital Domain Holdings Loses $USD 25M In 2013
    Latest financials have been released for Digital Domain Holdings which is the company that partly own’s Digital Domain: DIGITAL DOMAIN (00547.HK) announced that in 2013, the revenue rose 153% yearly to $467 million; loss equaled $192 million, again…
    - 28 days ago27 Mar 14, 8:16am -
  • DreamWorks Linked To ILM/Pixar Collusion Cartel
    Citizen Lame #vfx…— Jesse Toves (@zeustoves) March 27, 2014 Three years ago I wrote about an anti-poaching agreement revealed in a Federal investigation between Pixar and ILM. The cas…
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  • Daemen College Prez Wrong On VFX Solutions
    Last summer a number of readers emailed me about a college in Buffalo, New York partnering up with a subsidy induced VFX startup called Empire VFX. I largely ignored the story because if you knew the intimate details of NY’s subsidy program, you’…
    - 30 days ago25 Mar 14, 6:50am -
  • The Suckers Bet
    Sigh. I’m really surprised that I have to write this post but I’ll go ahead. Some in the VFX community are going starry-eyed over some potential carve out for VFX in the CA film subsidy bill. Some have been given the impression that if we contin…
    - 34 days ago21 Mar 14, 6:19am -
  • LA City Council Ad Hoc Film Committee Meeting This Friday
    A few weeks ago I went to City Hall to attend an Ad Hoc Film Committee Meeting setup by LA City Council. You can hear my statement in my post about the meeting. This event is open to the public and I will be “suiting up” to make another appearanc…
    - 36 days ago19 Mar 14, 6:14am -
  • Sony Notifies Government Of Pending US Layoffs
    California State employment officials were sent a WARN act filing yesterday by Sony. In the US large employers are required to send employees a 60 day notice of a large layoff of facility closing. One of the addresses listed is the location of Sony P…
    - 36 days ago19 Mar 14, 5:57am -