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  • newDETROIT: VFX Breakdown by Image Engine
    Have a look at the seamless work of Image Engine made for DETROIT: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Image Engine: Dedicated page about DETROIT on Image Engine website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post DETROIT: VFX Breakdown by Image Engine appe…
    - 3 hours ago21 Nov 17, 12:30pm -
    Here is the trailer for A WRINKLE IN TIME: The VFX are made by: MPC (VFX Supervisors: Pete Dionne & Blaine Lougheed) ILM (VFX Supervisor: Richard McBride) Luma Pictures (VFX Supervisor: Brendan Seals) Crafty Apes One of Us Director: Ava DuVernay Rele…
    - 20 hours ago20 Nov 17, 8:00pm -
  • MARVEL’S THE PUNISHER: Main Title by Patrick Clair and Elastic
    New main title directed by Patrick Clair and created by the teams of Elastic, this time it’s for MARVEL’S THE PUNISHER: CREDITS Main Title Sequence by Elastic Creative Director: Patrick Clair Lead Design: Raoul Marks Design: Paul Kim, Jeff Han An…
    - 24 hours ago20 Nov 17, 4:00pm -
  • EA SPORTS “FIFA 18”: Behind the Scenes by The Mill
    Cool making of by The Mill about their work on this EA SPORTS “FIFA 18” commercial: EA SPORTS “FIFA 18” WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Mill: Dedicated page about EA SPORTS “FIFA 18” on The Mill website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017…
    - 1 day ago20 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
    New teaser for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI: The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisors: Mike Mulholland, Eddie Pasquarello, Dan Seddon and Alex Prichard) Hybride Jellyfish Pictures One of Us Blind Ltd (CG Supervisor: Andrew Booth) Th…
    - 2 days ago19 Nov 17, 3:00pm -
    Here is the first teaser for INCREDIBLES 2: The Animation and VFX are made by: Pixar Animation Studios Director: Brad Bird Release Date: 15 June 2018 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post INCREDIBLES 2 appeared first on The Art o…
    - 3 days ago18 Nov 17, 4:00pm -
  • THOR – RAGNAROK: Alexis Wajsbrot, Kyle McCulloch & Jonathan Fawkner – VFX Supervisors – Framestore
    In November 2016, Alexis Wajsbrot and Jonathan Fawkner talked about the work of Framestore on DOCTOR STRANGE. And in April of this year, Kyle McCulloch explained to us about his work on BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. They are now talking about the last act of…
    - 4 days ago17 Nov 17, 4:00pm -
  • ASSASSIN’S CREED “I Am”: VFX Breakdown by The Mill
    The Mill presents the VFX Breakdown about their work on this ASSASSIN’S CREED commercial: WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Mill: Dedicated page about ASSASSIN’S CREED “I Am” on The Mill website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post ASSA…
    - 4 days ago17 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
    Lots of destructions and giant creatures in this first trailer for RAMPAGE: The VFX are made by: Hydraulx Weta Digital (VFX Supervisor: Erik Winquist) The Production VFX Supervisor is Colin Strause. Director: Brad Peyton Release Date: 20 April 2018 (…
    - 5 days ago16 Nov 17, 9:00pm -
  • THOR – RAGNAROK: Dave Hodgins – VFX Supervisor – Digital Domain
    Dave Hodgins has been working in visual effects for over 17 years. He started his career at Digital Domain and has worked on films like THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR, TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, ENDER'S GAME and POWER RANGERS.The post TH…
    - 5 days ago16 Nov 17, 5:00pm -



  • newBehind the scenes of ‘Valerian’s’ Big Market
    When Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was released, I got the opportunity to talk to both overall VFX supe Scott Stokdyk and ILM supervisor Philippe Rebours about the Big Market sequence. Now with the film set for home entertainment relea…
    - 6 hours ago21 Nov 17, 9:24am -
  • Early VFX Oscar predictions
    For Cartoon Brew, I weighed on what I thought were the early contenders for the VFX Oscar. What are your thoughts?
    - 16 hours ago20 Nov 17, 11:26pm -
  • Lytro’s volume tracer
    Director Rodrigo Blaas and Lytro vfx super John Berton Jr told me about Lytro’s new volume tracer and the short they made to demo it. Check it out at Cartoon Brew.
    - 16 hours ago20 Nov 17, 11:24pm -
  • SIGGRAPH Asia tech papers preview: 3D avatars from a single photo
    Over the past few years, I’ve had the pleasure of reading about and watching the results of digital human and faces research led by Hao Li. He is, simultaneously, CEO & Co-Founder of Pinscreen, Inc., Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the U…
    - 5 days ago16 Nov 17, 8:35pm -
  • Olivier Gondry on the making of Kylie Minogue’s ‘Come Into My World’
    My recollection of music videos from the 1990s to early 2000s is that they were almost like the ultimate VFX showreel. Of course, this was at the same time that CGI was making headways in feature filmmaking, with music videos taking advantage, too, o…
    - 7 days ago14 Nov 17, 7:46pm -
  • ‘Thor: Ragnarok’s’ Sakaar chase scene was also a courtship dance
    Stuck on Sakaar but looking to get back to Asgard, Thor, Valkeryie and Banner steal one of the Grandmaster’s ships, the Commodore. In a high octane chase scene through the city, they escape Sakaar fighters and exit through a wormhole. Digital Domai…
    - 11 days ago10 Nov 17, 11:14pm -
  • Korg. That is all.
    I couldn’t get enough of Korg in Thor: Ragnarok. Here’s my story at Cartoon Brew about how the character was made.
    - 11 days ago10 Nov 17, 9:36pm -
  • What went into those cool title and UI designs in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’?
    The explosion in visual effects work in comic book films is perhaps only matched by the explosion in design work also seen in those movies – everything from logo reveals, to main-on-end titles, screen UIs and other designs. One of the studios behin…
    - 12 days ago10 Nov 17, 1:07am -
  • Behind the scenes of that super-cool Bifrost scene in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’
    One of the scenes, as brief as it is, that really caught my eye in Thor: Ragnarok, was the Bifrost journey taken by Thor, Loki and an uninvited Hela. A mid-journey fight ensues, which ultimately sends Thor and Loki to the planet Sakaar. We’ve seen…
    - 12 days ago9 Nov 17, 9:31pm -
  • 3D Artist cover
    3D Artist’s latest cover story is a piece I wrote on Blender’s Agent 327, an awesome short designed to showcase the 3D tool and collaborative workflow.
    - 12 days ago9 Nov 17, 8:33pm -

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  • new“Dreams,” “Grace,” “Magicians” Set Premieres
    Amazon has set a January 12th premiere date for their new sci-fi anthology series “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams”. Each of the series’ ten episodes is based on one of writer Philip K. Dick’s short stories and are set anywhere from five t…
    - 14 mins ago21 Nov 17, 3:34pm -
  • newConnie Nielsen Joins Jenkins’ “Darken” Series
    Connie Nielsen will re-team with her “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins and co-star Chris Pine for the TNT limited event series “One Day She’ll Darken”. India Eisley stars as Fauna Hodel, a young girl who was given away at birth. As she…
    - 16 mins ago21 Nov 17, 3:32pm -
  • new“Stryges” Comic Becomes A Live-Action Series
    Dynamic Television, Grid Labs and Element 8 Entertainment wiill produce “Stryx,” a live-action TV series adaptation of best-selling French graphic novel “Le Chant des Stryges”. The story follows a disgraced American secret agent on the run wh…
    - 18 mins ago21 Nov 17, 3:30pm -
  • Poirot To Return In “Death on the Nile”
    Following the success of Kenneth Branagh’s “Murder on the Orient Express,” 20th Century Fox is moving to bring more Hercule Poirot to the big screen with plans to adapt “Death on the Nile” next. The possibility was teased in the final momen…
    - 14 hours ago21 Nov 17, 1:58am -
  • Lizzy Caplan Scores Female Lead In “Gambit”
    Lizzy Caplan (“Cloverfield,” “Masters of Sex”) is in talks to play the female lead in the Gore Verbinski-directed “X-Men” spin-off “Gambit” at 20th Century Fox. Channing Tatum stars as Gambit, a cajun mutant whose ability involves con…
    - 14 hours ago21 Nov 17, 1:53am -
  • Alexandra Shipp Joins The New “Shaft”
    Alexandra Shipp (“X-Men: Apocalypse”) is in talks to join Samuel L. Jackson and Jessie T. Usher in the Tim Story-directed new “Shaft” film at New Line Cinema and Netflix. The project is seen as a continuation of the story of the private detec…
    - 14 hours ago21 Nov 17, 1:51am -
  • New “SHIELD” S5 & CW-DC Crossover Trailers
    In the wake of nearly one hundred photos from the four-part event, The CW has now released the trailer for their annual DC show crossover event this year titled “Crisis on Earth-X”. “Supergirl” and “Arrow” kick things off on Monday Novemb…
    - 14 hours ago21 Nov 17, 1:50am -
  • Cavill Contracted For One More Superman Film
    Speaking about his role in Zack Snyder’s “Justice League,” actor Henry Cavill has confirmed to The LA Times that he is under contract to play Superman one more time in the DC cinematic universe after the current film. He also expressed a hope t…
    - 21 hours ago20 Nov 17, 6:34pm -
  • “Phantom Thread” To Sneak This Weekend
    Focus Features has released a new teaser for Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread,” one that announces a special sneak preview run of the film in theaters in New York and Los Angeles from this Friday November 24th through the 30th ahead of th…
    - 21 hours ago20 Nov 17, 6:25pm -
  • Seven Chris Nolan Films Coming To 4K
    Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that seven of filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s films are making the leap to 4K in a new box-set. The entire “The Dark Knight” trilogy along with “The Prestige,” “Inception,” “Interstellar”…
    - 23 hours ago20 Nov 17, 4:51pm -
  • New Plot Details For Tarantino’s Next Film
    Following the announcement of Sony Pictures landing the film last week and further details about the financial and contractual side of the agreement on the weekend, new plot details for Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film have now emerged. Vanity Fair h…
    - 23 hours ago20 Nov 17, 4:32pm -
  • Lord & Miller Briefly Talk “Han Solo” Departure
    Having stayed silent for months about their sudden departure during the middle of production on “Solo: A Star Wars Story” in June, directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller have now publicly addressed their firing for the first time last night. Lo…
    - 23 hours ago20 Nov 17, 4:28pm -

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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 -