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    It’s a bad idea to challenge Alita! The proof in this movie clip from ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL! The VFX are made by: Weta Digital (VFX Supervisors: Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon and Nick Epstein) DNEG (VFX Supervisor: Raymond Chen) Framestore (VFX Superviso…
    - 3 days ago7 Dec 18, 5:00pm -
  • WESTWORLD – Season 2: VFX Breakdown by Pixomondo
    Let’s discover the Japan and the Far West in the VFX Breakdown by Pixomondo for the second season of WESTWORLD (click on the picture below to watch it): WANT TO KNOW MORE? Pixomondo: Dedicated about WESTWORLD – Season 2 on Pixomondo website. © V…
    - 3 days ago7 Dec 18, 1:00pm -
    YES! Here is the first trailer for AVENGERS: ENDGAME! The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic Weta Digital DNEG Framestore Cinesite Digital Domain RISE Lola VFX Cantina Creative Capital T Technicolor VFX Territory Studio The Production VFX Supe…
    - 3 days ago7 Dec 18, 1:00pm -
    Cool featurette with ILM VFX Supervisor Jason Smith about the TRANSFORMERS spin-off, BUMBLEBEE! The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisor: Jason Smith) Cantina Creative (VFX Supervisor: Tony Lupoi) The Third Floor Director: Travis…
    - 3 days ago7 Dec 18, 9:00am -
  • GAME OF THRONES – Season 8
    Here is a first tease for the final season of GAME OF THRONES! Creators: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Release Date: April 2019 (HBO) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post GAME OF THRONES – Season 8 appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 4 days ago6 Dec 18, 10:15pm -
  • THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS: Alex Lemke & Michael Huber – Overall VFX Supervisors – East Side Effects
    Alex Lemke started his career in visual effects in 1996. He works in many studios such as Cinesite, Framestore and Weta Digital. As a VFX Supervisor, he takes care of the effects of movies like A MOST VIOLENT YEAR, BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALTIME WALK and…
    - 4 days ago6 Dec 18, 5:00pm -
  • WELCOME TO MARWEN: Making of video
    Interesting video featuring VFX Supervisor Kevin Baillie and the crew talking about the creation of WELCOME TO MARWEN: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post WELCOME TO MARWEN: Making of video appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 4 days ago6 Dec 18, 3:00pm -
  • ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEY “Choose Life”: Making of by Mikros Image
    Mikros Image presents their work on this ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEY commercial: ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEY “Choose Life” © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEY “Choose Life”: Making of by Mikros Image…
    - 4 days ago6 Dec 18, 2:00pm -
  • BLACK PANTHER: VFX Breakdown by Industrial Light & Magic
    Have a look at how ILM created Wakanda for BLACK PANTHER: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Industrial Light & Magic: Dedicated page about BLACK PANTHER on ILM website. Craig Hammack: My interview of Craig Hammack, VFX Supervisor at ILM. © Vincent Frei – The Art…
    - 4 days ago6 Dec 18, 8:00am -
  • THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS: Max Wood – Overall VFX Supervisor – MPC
    Max Wood began his career in visual effects in 2003 at MPC. He works on films like WATCHMEN, ROBIN HOOD, WORLD WAR Z and 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE. As a VFX supervisor, he took care of the effects of films such as SAN ANDREAS, ZOOLANDER 2 and SUICIDE SQ…
    - 5 days ago5 Dec 18, 4:00pm -



  • VFX bidding and budgeting: behind the scenes
    Mark Russell shared with me some great tips for bidding and budgeting in VFX. Check it out at Cartoon Brew.
    - 4 days ago6 Dec 18, 2:29am -
  • Renderman is 30. Woah.
    For VFX Voice, I talked to some of the legends at Pixar about the history of RenderMan, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Includes some old-school pics.
    - 13 days ago27 Nov 18, 10:49pm -
  • A primer on virtual production
    This is something I whipped up for Cartoon Brew, based on some of the fantastic virtual production work being done these days.
    - 19 days ago21 Nov 18, 1:29am -
  • How ‘Crow: The Legend’ felt
    I got to experience Baobab’s Crow: The Legend at VIEW Conference. Definitely one of the most immersive VR experiences I’ve had. Here’s my take at Cartoon Brew.
    - 24 days ago16 Nov 18, 11:38pm -
  • ‘The Prince of Egypt’: Henry LaBounta reflects on parting the Red Sea
    These days, Henry LaBounta is Studio Art Director at EA Ghost Games. But before his career in games, LaBounta was at the forefront of effects simulation at Industrial Light & Magic, where he helped generate the tornadoes in Twister. Later he worked o…
    - 26 days ago14 Nov 18, 9:22pm -
  • Compulsory viewing: the Computer Animation Festival at SIGGRAPH Asia Tokyo 2018
    Here at vfxblog we’ve already previewed some of the VFX-related talks and dived into the Technical Papers process for SIGGRAPH Asia Tokyo this year. Now we look at the other conference highlight: the Computer Animation Festival. The ‘CAF’ takes…
    - 28 days ago12 Nov 18, 1:27am -
  • Chatting with ‘First Man’ VFX supe Paul Lambert
    A new story at VFX Voice goes in-depth on First Man, including the significant visual effects by DNEG, as well as the practical side of the shots.
    - 32 days ago8 Nov 18, 10:20pm -
  • Ten things we learned about Framestore’s CG stuffed animals for ‘Christopher Robin’
    Marc Forster’s Christopher Robin is easily one of the most delightful films of 2018, and also contains some of the finest fully-CG animated characters you’ll see this year. That work was led by Framestore, which had, of course, sharpened its expe…
    - 34 days ago6 Nov 18, 11:16am -
  • Gorillaz, in CG
    A look behind the scenes at the Gorillaz G-Shock watch episodes, at Cartoon Brew.
    - 35 days ago5 Nov 18, 8:54pm -
  • Tech papers: the secret to SIGGRAPH Asia success
    The Technical Papers section of SIGGRAPH Asia 2018 in Tokyo is shaping up, as always, to be a key part of the conference. But how do authors get their tech papers into a SIGGRAPH or SIGGRAPH Asia conference? And what happens once they do? To find out…
    - 39 days ago1 Nov 18, 7:18am -

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  • Williams Still Wants To Be In “Star Wars”
    Despite having his role cut and replaced by Paul Bettany, actor Michael K. Williams says he holds no grudges against the “Star Wars” franchise and hopes to one day return. Williams took on the role of the villain Dryden Vos in “Solo: A Star War…
    - 91 days ago10 Sep 18, 5:44am -
  • CBS’ Moonves Exits As More Allegations Hit
    CBS Corp. is reportedly preparing to announce the departure of chief executive officer Les Moonves as the media mogul faces a fresh round of allegations of sexual harassment. Six additional women have come forward to accuse Moonves of harassment or a…
    - 91 days ago10 Sep 18, 12:53am -
  • Hammer: “Call Me” Sequel Will Happen
    Appearing at the Toronto Film Festival to promote “Hotel Mumbai,” actor Armie Hammer was asked about how the teased “Call Me By Your Name” sequel is coming along, and from the sounds of if things are progressing. Late last year, during promot…
    - 91 days ago10 Sep 18, 12:29am -
  • Dwayne Johnson’s Father Gets A Biopic
    Toronto-based indie filmmakers Jonathan and Justin Gajewski are reportedly developing “Ring King,” a biopic about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s father and Canadian wrestling superstar Rocky Johnson. Born and raised in Nova Scotia as Wade Doug…
    - 91 days ago10 Sep 18, 12:27am -
  • “The Nun” Has A Massive Box-Office Opening
    Reviews were terrible, but that didn’t stop people turning out for “The Conjuring” spin-off “The Nun” which easily took the top spot at the weekend box-office with a franchise-best $53.5 million opening over the three day weekend. The story…
    - 92 days ago9 Sep 18, 6:54pm -
  • “Swamp Thing” To Be A Hard R And Practical
    “Titans” is the first of the three commissioned live-action series for the DC Universe streaming service and has been in production for many months ahead of its debut on October 12th. “Doom Patrol” recently kicked off filming and is looking l…
    - 92 days ago9 Sep 18, 6:42pm -
  • Jeremy Renner Teases His “Avengers” Return
    Reshoots have just kicked off on the untitled fourth “Avengers” movie and Jeremy Renner, the most notable absentee in “Avengers: Infinity War,” has taken to Instagram to tease his return to the role Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye (or Ronin?). W…
    - 92 days ago9 Sep 18, 6:33pm -
  • “Halloween” Draws Great Reviews In Toronto
    While reviews for “The Predator” were mixed out of Toronto, reviews for the new “Halloween” whichi screened last night were much more positive with plenty of them calling it a return to form for the series. Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Pr…
    - 92 days ago9 Sep 18, 6:23pm -
  • Theater Owners Want Netflix To Do Cinema Runs
    North American Theater Owners president and CEO John Fithian, representing exhibitors at the Toronto Film Festival this week, has urged Netflix to follow the lead of rival Amazon and show their movies at the local multiplex. Talking with THR, Fithian…
    - 92 days ago9 Sep 18, 12:33am -
  • Gibbons Gives HBO’s “Watchmen” His Approval

    - 93 days ago8 Sep 18, 10:07pm -
  • Taylor-Joy Comments On “New Mutants” Reshoots
    At the start of the year, 20th Century Fox did something unexpected with its “X-Men” spin-off film “The New Mutants” film. Having already begun marketing the film with a trailer and key art, they ended up delaying it from its planned April re…
    - 93 days ago8 Sep 18, 9:31pm -
  • Cuaron’s “Roma” Wins The Venice Film Fest
    Filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron’s acclaimed and deeply personal black-and-white drama “Roma” has taken home the Gold Lion at the 2018 Venice Film Festival. The story follows two domestic workers caring for a small family in 1970s Mexico City and is cu…
    - 93 days ago8 Sep 18, 8:52pm -

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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 -