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  • Stefen Fangmeier – View Conference 2014
    Located in Turin, Italy, View Conference is really a great place to meet VFX and animation speakers. After Scott Farrar, here is a new video interview I filmed there. In this video interview with Stefen Fangmeier, Visual Effects Supervisor, discusses…
    - 13 hours ago31 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • AIR NEW ZEALAND: Behind the Scenes of The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made
    Here is a really nice behind the scenes video for “The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made” by AIR NEW ZEALAND: The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 15 hours ago31 Oct 14, 12:00pm -
  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
    New funny trailer for THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER: The VFX are made by: Iloura Reel FX Director: Paul Tibbitt Release Date: 6 February 2015 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 20 hours ago31 Oct 14, 7:00am -
  • CALL OF DUTY®: Advanced Warfare – “Discover Your Power”
    Impressive commercial for CALL OF DUTY®: Advanced Warfare directed by Peter Berg and featuring Taylor Kitsch and model Emily Ratajkowski: CREDITS Team Credits Partner / Client Team CEO Activision Publishing, Eric Hirshberg EVP, Chief Marketing Offic…
    - 1 day ago30 Oct 14, 7:26pm -
    Excellent first trailer for the next movie of Alex Garland, EX MACHINA: The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor : Andrew Whitehurst) Milk VFX Utopia (VFX Supervisor : Steve Street) Director: Alex Garland Release Date: 23 January 2015 (UK…
    - 1 day ago30 Oct 14, 3:01pm -
  • Weta Digital: Celebrating 20 Years – “My Story”
    Weta Digital is celebrating its 20 years! At this occasion, they asked some of their artists to share their favorites moments at Weta Digital. This episode 4 is with Jack Elder, Technical Writer since 6 years: The third episode of this serie is featu…
    - 2 days ago30 Oct 14, 9:00am -
    The final trailer of THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1 is out with destructions and new VFX shots: The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor : Adrian de Wet) MPC (VFX Supervisor : David Seager) Rising Sun Pictures Scanline VFX (VFX S…
    - 2 days ago30 Oct 14, 6:00am -
  • BBC ‘God Only Knows’: Behind The Work
    The Mill have just released a great behind the scenes video about their beautiful work on BBC ‘God Only Knows’: BBC ‘God Only Knows’ WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Mill: Dedicated page about BBC ‘God Only Knows’ on The Mill website. © Vincent Fr…
    - 3 days ago29 Oct 14, 2:03pm -
  • Scott Farrar – Senior VFX Supervisor – View Conference 2014
    Two weeks ago took place View Conference in the beautiful city of Turin in Italy. This is one of the best opportunities to meet personalities from the visual effects and animation worlds. I took the chance to meet and talk with Senior Visual Effects…
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    Cool featurette for INTO THE WOODS with many VFX shots: The VFX are made by: MPC (VFX Supervisor : Christian Irles) Atomic Arts (VFX Supervisors : Justin Cornish & Brooke Lyndon-Stanford) The Production VFX Supervisor is Matt Johnson. Director: Rob M…
    - 3 days ago29 Oct 14, 8:00am -



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  • new"Riddick" Helmer To Press "Replay"
    "Riddick" and "A Perfect Getaway" helmer David Twohy has signed on to direct "Replay" for Relativity Media.Joe Gazzam penned the script which follows Tyler Vaughn, a test subject in a quantum experiment who is sent four days into the future. There…
    - 14 mins ago1 Nov 14, 2:47am -
  • new"Inside" Helmers To Direct "Leatherface"
    French filmmakers Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo ("Inside," "Livid") have signed on to direct "Leatherface," the upcoming Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel in develpment at Millennium Films.Seth M. Sherwood is penning the script which focuses on…
    - 16 mins ago1 Nov 14, 2:45am -
  • new"Limitless" To Get A TV Sequel
    Bradley Cooper and Ryan Kavanaugh are developing a TV series based on Neil Burger's 2011 film "Limitless" for CBS.Cooper starred in the original which followed a failed author who uses an experimental drug to achieve mental powers that he uses to b…
    - 17 mins ago1 Nov 14, 2:44am -
  • newFifth "Pirates" Film Seeks Young Man
    The original trilogy had Orlando Bloom, the fourth film had Sam Claflin, now Disney is on the hunt for a young male secondary lead to play opposite Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow in the upcoming "Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales".…
    - 46 mins ago1 Nov 14, 2:15am -
  • newWillis, Murray Up For "Magic City" Film
    Bruce Willis and Bill Murray are amongst several actors set to make an appearance in "Magic City," a film continuation of Starz' cancelled series. Set in 1959 just after the Cuban revolution, the story follows a Miami hotel owner (Jeffrey Dean Morga…
    - 48 mins ago1 Nov 14, 2:13am -
  • new"Arrow" Producer, Star Talk Ra's al Ghul
    Ra's al Ghul has had various interpretations over the years, from David Warner's gentlemanly strategist in the animated Batman series to Liam Neeson's more personal philosophy driven interpretation in "Batman Begins".On Wednesday night The CW's "Ar…
    - 1 hour ago1 Nov 14, 1:59am -
  • new2014 Fall TV Season Cancellations Begin
    With DVR numbers now more important than ever to networks, it means this year's list of casualties from the Fall TV season launch has been slightly delayed as new shows are given some extra time to find an audience.That breathing room is now gone a…
    - 1 hour ago1 Nov 14, 1:54am -
  • newTrailer: Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
    - 12 hours ago31 Oct 14, 3:20pm -
  • newTrailer: Ex Machina
    - 12 hours ago31 Oct 14, 3:19pm -
  • newTrailer: Exodus: Gods and Kings
    TV Spots (2)
    - 12 hours ago31 Oct 14, 3:18pm -
  • newTrailer: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
    Final Trailer
    - 12 hours ago31 Oct 14, 3:17pm -
  • newTrailer: Serena
    U.S. Trailer
    - 12 hours ago31 Oct 14, 3:16pm -


  • newPodcast #135: Daniel Radcliffe, Laura Dern
    The Halloween / Marvel slate announcement special!This week has been HUGE for movie news, so consider the podcast you're about to listen to a bumper Marvel slate reveal special, as well as a Daniel Radcliffe special (for Horns), and a Laura Dern spec…
    - 11 hours ago31 Oct 14, 4:03pm -
  • newNew Poster And Trailer For The SpongeBob Movie
    Sponge Out Of Water“Utterly terrifying!” was the verdict of one member of Team Empire at first viewing of this new The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water trailer. They may have a point. It would not be difficult to make one of those Mary-Poppin…
    - 11 hours ago31 Oct 14, 4:03pm -
  • newExclusive New Clip From What We Do In The Shadows
    Time for some new fangled technologySomewhere in the admittedly fairly broad space between F. W. Murnau's Nosferatu and J. Tribbiani's Friends lies What We Do In The Shadows, a new comedy-horror from Kiwi writer/directors Jemaine Clement and Taika Wa…
    - 11 hours ago31 Oct 14, 4:03pm -
  • newLucy Liu Starring In Snakehead
    A human trafficking dramaShe’s usually found tracking down criminals as Joan Watson on US TV’s Sherlock Holmes show Elementary these days, but for a new indie drama, Lucy Liu will be stepping to the other side of the law, albeit for desperate rea…
    - 11 hours ago31 Oct 14, 3:48pm -
  • newHugh Jackman Finds Lion
    Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel also set for real-life taleIt’s reunions all over the place for new drama Lion. Dev Patel and Hugh Jackman will be sharing the screen once again after recently working together on Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie and it’ll m…
    - 11 hours ago31 Oct 14, 3:32pm -
  • newGal Gadot In Talks For Ben-Hur
    UPDATE: She's no longer in talksUPDATE: Looks like her Wonder Woman gig has proved too conflicting for Ben-Hur. Scheduling issues means she's dropped out of talks for the Biblical epic. Though her Justice League duties – including the long-awaited…
    - 12 hours ago31 Oct 14, 3:02pm -
  • newKelly Reilly Joins True Detective
    Abigail Spencer, Michael Irby and Leven Rambin also setThe cast for the second season of True Detective is several steps closer to completion. Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn are confirmed (and Taylor Kitsch said recently that his deal is done), and n…
    - 12 hours ago31 Oct 14, 3:02pm -
  • newFede Alvarez Finds A Man In The Dark
    A new horror with Sam Raimi and the Evil Dead teamThey helped Sam Raimi resurrect the Evil Dead franchise for a new outing, and now writer/director Fede Alvarez and co-writer Rodo Sayagues are back in cahoots with him for some more horror. They’ll…
    - 12 hours ago31 Oct 14, 3:01pm -
  • newSeth Rogen In Talks To Be Steve Wozniak
    He could star with Christian BaleCould Seth Rogen be following Jonah Hill into high-profile dramas? He may not have cracked the superhero genre, but he is now the target of talks for the role of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in Danny Boyle’s new f…
    - 12 hours ago31 Oct 14, 3:01pm -
  • Neil Marshall Will Tell Tales Of Halloween
    He's part of a new horror anthologyHorror and, to a lesser extent, romance, have brought omnibus films back from the dead in recent years, with the likes of V/H/S and The ABCs Of Death proving successful (if not always reliably great). There’s anot…
    - 16 hours ago31 Oct 14, 10:55am -
  • First Look At Pride And Prejudice And Zombies
    Switchblade sistersUntil recently, the adaptation of Seth Graeme-Smith’s Jane Austen-meets-horror genre-mash book Pride And Prejudice And Zombies spent its time lurking in development limbo. But thanks to finally locking in a script and a director…
    - 17 hours ago31 Oct 14, 10:25am -
  • Alex Garland's Ex_Machina Trailer And Poster Land
    Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander set heads to 'trip'Alan Turing’s story is, of course, explored in The Imitation Game (landing on November 14) but the British maths genius’ legacy also fuels Alex Garland’s Ex_Machina. The Turing Test — a quiz…
    - 2 days ago30 Oct 14, 2:55pm -

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  • Where Are The Women In VFX?
    Marvel’s Vice President of Post Production Victoria Alonso was a speaker at this week’s VES Summit where she asked “where are the girls?” and called for more women to work in VFX. In Variety’s report, she spoke about how lowering the gende…
    - 10 days ago22 Oct 14, 7:32am -
  • VFX Artist Michael Scott Seriously Injured
    VFX Artist Michael Scott has been very vocal about VFX issues on twitter. Michael was seriously injured after he was hit by a car: During a break from work, Michael Scott was walking to get dinner when a car jumped the curb and pinned him to a concre…
    - 30 days ago1 Oct 14, 5:59pm -
  • Deluxe Entertainment “Currently Vulnerable To Default”
    If you work at Stereo D, Method Studios, Encore Hollywood, or Iloura (list updated per comments below) you may have been aware about some recent news concerning parent company Deluxe Entertainment’s credit rating being downgraded by Standard & Poor…
    - 52 days ago10 Sep 14, 8:05am -
  • LA Siggraph Panel: State Of The VFX Industry
    This sunday I’ll be at the VFX BBQ by the VFX Progress Group. Later in the week on Tuesday I’ll be at OTIS college to attend a LA Siggraph panel on the state of the VFX Industry: When: Tuesday September 9th 2014 7:30-10pm Location: Otis College…
    - 58 days ago3 Sep 14, 9:38pm -
  • As CA Film Subsidy Passes, MPAA Prepares To Raise Stakes
    If you read through the posts on this blog about film subsidies one trend should be abundantly clear: Hollywood studios will take one government’s offer and game it against others in the hopes of increasing and maximizing the total amount of free t…
    - 59 days ago3 Sep 14, 5:39am -
    The VFX Progress Group will be having a BBQ that anyone is invited to attend. I will be there to answer any questions and help lobby for support of ADAPT’s legal effort: Veterans Memorial Park 4117 Overland Ave Culver City, CA 90230 Sunday, Septemb…
    - 65 days ago27 Aug 14, 6:01pm -
  • Trade Provision Supporting ADAPT Legal Effort In AB1839
    Big news came last week as CA bill AB1839 was amended: An amendment to proposed legislation to expand California’s film and TV tax credit urges trade action as a response to countries that have lured visual effects firms away with the promise of ge…
    - 66 days ago26 Aug 14, 4:44pm -
  • Sin Equity 2
    The gods have spoken: #vfx companies shall not hold equity in films, for verily shalt they perish from the earth. — bengrossmann (@bengrossmann) August 24, 2014 So much news about Prime Focus, so little time! I have yet to post my thoughts on the D…
    - 67 days ago26 Aug 14, 5:23am -
  • John Textor Demands Apology From VFX Soldier
    After my last post I received two emails from former Digital Domain 2.0 CEO John Textor. The contents of both emails were the same and posted below. The only difference between the two emails was the first one was sent with the subject “Blog” an…
    - 74 days ago18 Aug 14, 4:28pm -
  • John Textor Has A Blog
    Looks like the saga of John Textor continues. When Digital Domain went down and took Florida taxpayers for a $100 million bath I speculated that it would become an election issue. Well current Governor Rick Scott will be taking on the previous Gover…
    - 76 days ago16 Aug 14, 9:26pm -