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  • newInterviews of the Week #31
    Here is the recap of my interviews of the week #31. So you won’t miss any of them. ANT-MAN: Alex Wuttke – VFX Supervisor – Double Negative Alex Wuttke has worked at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop before joining Double Negative in 2002. He worked…
    - 7 hours ago2 Aug 15, 5:47pm -
  • XBOX “Jump Ahead”: Behind The Scenes by Blind
    Blind have released this really nice making of about their work on XBOX “Jump Ahead”: XBOX “Jump Ahead” WANT TO KNOW MORE? Blind: Dedicated page about XBOX “Jump Ahead” on Blind website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 1 day ago1 Aug 15, 1:54pm -
  • BLACK MASS
    Brand new trailer for BLACK MASS with a great cast: The VFX are made by: Zero VFX (VFX Supervisor : Sean Devereaux) Director: Scott Cooper Release Date: 18 September 2015 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 3 days ago30 Jul 15, 5:00pm -
  • FANTASTIC FOUR
    Cool featurette about FANTASTIC FOUR that focus on Reed Richards: The VFX are made by: MPC (VFX Supervisor : Peter Nofz) Pixomondo Rodeo FX (VFX Supervisor : François Dumoulin) Weta Digital (VFX Supervisor : Kevin Andrew Smith) The Production VFX Su…
    - 3 days ago30 Jul 15, 1:00pm -
  • CHILD 44: VFX Breakdown by Image Engine
    Image Engine have just released this VFX Breakdown about their invisible work on CHILD 44: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Image Engine: Dedicated page about CHILD 44 on Image Engine website. Chris Harvey & Bernhard Kimbacher: My interview of Chris Harvey, VFX Su…
    - 4 days ago30 Jul 15, 9:09am -
  • PIXELS: Marten Larsson – VFX Supervisor – Digital Domain
    Marten Larsson have joined Digital Domain in 2004 as technical director. He worked on many projects such as THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR, 2012, TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON or ENDER'S GAME. He talks to us today about his experience as VFX…
    - 4 days ago29 Jul 15, 2:00pm -
  • 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI
    Action packed and intense trailer for the new movie of Michael Bay, 13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI: The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisor : Scott Farrar) Director: Michael Bay Release Date: 15 January 2016 (USA) ©…
    - 5 days ago29 Jul 15, 7:00am -
  • ANT-MAN: Alex Wuttke – VFX Supervisor – Double Negative
    Alex Wuttke has worked at Jim Henson's Creature Shop before joining Double Negative in 2002. He worked on films such as THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK or BATMAN BEGINS. As a VFX supervisor he took care of the effects for movies like QUANTUM OF SOLACE, 201…
    - 5 days ago28 Jul 15, 2:00pm -
  • THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE – SPONGE OUT OF WATER: VFX Breakdown
    Nice VFX breakdown by Iloura about their work on THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE – SPONGE OUT OF WATER: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Iloura: Dedicated page about THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE – SPONGE OUT OF WATER on Iloura website. Glenn Melenhorst: My interview of Glenn Melen…
    - 5 days ago28 Jul 15, 1:20pm -
  • HITMAN: AGENT 47
    Nice featurette for HITMAN: AGENT 47: The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisor : Samir Hoon) Mokko Studio (VFX Supervisor : Dan Charbit) Rise Visual Effects Territory Studio Director: Aleksander Bach Release Date: 28 August 2015…
    - 6 days ago27 Jul 15, 5:00pm -

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  • E3 2015: Ubisoft's Presentation
    Ubisoft's press conference on Monday afternoon was dominated by not one but three games related to Tom Clancy franchises - "Ghost Recon," "Rainbow Six" and potential new franchise launcher "The Division". Both "The Crew" and "Trials Fusion" are gett…
    - 48 days ago16 Jun 15, 4:28am -
  • E3 2015: Sony's Playstation 4 Presentation
    It was Sony that closed out today's mass collection of E3 briefings with their presentation showing off several new titles, some big games with DLC, and some major exclusives of their own.One of the biggest pieces of news was not game related at al…
    - 48 days ago16 Jun 15, 4:11am -
  • E3 2015: Electronic Arts' Presentation
    Following Microsoft, Electronic Arts gave its E3 presentation for this year which put a heavy focus on the long awaited reveals for next chapters in the "Mass Effect" and "Mirror's Edge" franchises along with their usual annual sport entries and seve…
    - 48 days ago16 Jun 15, 2:56am -
  • E3 2015: Microsoft's Xbox One Presentation
    While the launch of the Xbox One in 2013 was a bit of a disaster, Microsoft has been working hard to turn around public perception and lack of confidence in the machine. With this year's E3 presentation, it looks like they might have succeeded.The…
    - 48 days ago16 Jun 15, 1:36am -
  • VOTD: A Live-Action "Mirror's Edge: Catalyst"
    One of the most anticipated reveals of next week's E3 gaming conference is that of "Mirror's Edge: Catalyst," the upcoming sequel/reboot of DICE's acclaimed 2008 parkour action title "Mirror's Edge". The game, which will be coming to PC, PS4 and Xbo…
    - 52 days ago11 Jun 15, 8:24pm -
  • Sydney Film Festival 2015 - What To See
    From June 3rd through to June 14th, the annual Sydney Film Festival is set to entertain plenty of cinema lovers from around Australia with an eclectic and enjoyable mix of world cinema. A combination of several local and world premieres blend with s…
    - 63 days ago31 May 15, 10:05pm -
  • 2015/2016 TV Series Breakdown: The CW
    The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the final one announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on The CW.The CW is coming off its most successful year…
    - 80 days ago14 May 15, 12:50pm -
  • 2015/2016 TV Series Breakdown: CBS
    The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the fourth announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on CBS.CBS hasn't really shuffled around their scheduling m…
    - 81 days ago13 May 15, 4:46pm -
  • 2015/2016 TV Series Breakdown: ABC
    The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the third announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on ABC.After a stronger season than expected, the Alphabet i…
    - 82 days ago12 May 15, 4:41pm -
  • 2015/2016 TV Series Breakdown: FOX
    The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the second announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on FOX.FOX is coming off a particularly strong year thanks…
    - 84 days ago11 May 15, 10:33am -

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  • Tom Cruise Teases Edge Of Tomorrow Sequel
    Live. Die. Repeat. Again?Big of budget but disappointing of box office, Edge Of Tomorrow seems an unlikely candidate for a sequel, even in these franchise-happy times. Tom Cruise, however, is still chewing over ways and means of making it happen. Tal…
    - 3 days ago31 Jul 15, 12:06pm -
  • New Promo For We Are Your Friends Drops
    Zac Efron wants you to party all the timeHow do you make it in your chosen profession? Hard work? Grit? Stamina? Or, if you’re the subject of a movie, a lucky, chance meeting with someone influential? And what happens after that? Welcome, then, to…
    - 3 days ago31 Jul 15, 9:47am -
  • Matthew Modine Heads 47 Meters Down
    He's part of the cast for the underwater thrillerWe’ve long been conditioned by the likes of Jaws and, er, the Sharknado films to view sharks as the big threat in the ocean. But what if you stir in the extra danger of drowning far from the surface?…
    - 3 days ago31 Jul 15, 9:47am -
  • Podcast 172: Josh Gad
    Pixel perfectYou might know him as the voice of Olaf from Frozen, or you could be a big Wedding Ringer fan, or you could love his work with Billy Crystal in The Comedians... but however you know him, he's Josh Gad, and here's on the show this week to…
    - 3 days ago31 Jul 15, 9:47am -
  • Patricia Arquette Joins Troll: The Rise Of Harry Potter, Jr.
    No, not that Harry Potter....Come with us on a journey to meet a young man named Harry Potter, who must stop a diabolical evil from... No, wait! It’s not a new story set in J.K. Rowling’s world, as the new project’s lawyers are at pains to poin…
    - 3 days ago31 Jul 15, 9:31am -
  • Daniel Radcliffe Heads To Imperium
    He's playing an FBI agentIn his time playing heroes and weirdoes and people of all stripes, Daniel Radcliffe hasn’t had the chance to play someone in law enforcement. He’s changing that with a new role, signing up to play an FBI agent in Imperium…
    - 3 days ago31 Jul 15, 9:31am -
  • Tom Hardy's Taboo Finds A Director
    The Killing's Kristoffer Nyholm takes the chairDeveloping at the BBC between Tom Hardy and his Locke/ Peaky Blinders cohort Steven Knight, the eight-part series Taboo now has the first of a likely two directors. Kristoffer Nyholm, the Danish directo…
    - 3 days ago31 Jul 15, 9:31am -
  • Drew Pearce Says The Other Ghostbusters Is Still Happening
    Update: Ivan Reitman weighs inUpdate: Original Ghostbusters director and continuing producer Ivan Reitman has now added his voice to that of Drew Pearce... in a slightly more forthright manner. "There has been a lot of excitement recently about what…
    - 3 days ago31 Jul 15, 8:45am -
  • The Trailer For Room Arrives
    Brie Larson plays a mother with a missionHaving just scored a slot at the Toronto International Film Festival, anticipated drama Room has brought its first trailer online, boasting the promise of another great performance from Brie Larson. Room is b…
    - 3 days ago30 Jul 15, 11:27pm -
  • Patricia Arquette Joins Troll: The Rise Of Harry Potter, Jr
    No, not that Harry Potter....Come with us on a journey to meet a young man named Harry Potter, who must stop a diabolical evil from… No, wait! It’s not a new story set in J.K. Rowling’s world, as the new project’s lawyers are at pains to poin…
    - 3 days ago30 Jul 15, 7:35pm -
  • The First Full-Length Trailer For Black Mass Arrives
    Johnny Depp is Boston gangster Whitey Bulger The teaser trailer shook you up, and now the full-length trailer for Black Mass - the story of notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, as played by Johnny Depp - has landed, and we insist you watch it. An…
    - 3 days ago30 Jul 15, 3:59pm -
  • First Teaser Trailer For Beasts Of No Nation
    Idris Elba stars in the dark Netflix filmAmong the first of Netflix’s big moves into becoming a film distributor is its acquisition of Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts Of No Nation, which stars Idris Elba. On the heels of its inclusion in both the Toronto…
    - 3 days ago30 Jul 15, 3:43pm -

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  • Wikileaks Creates Searchable Database For Sony Leaks
    From the press release: https://wikileaks.org/sony/press/ 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 -
  • Francis L. Camacho Memorial Fund
    VFX artist Francis L. Camacho recently passed away in Montreal. His family has created a memorial fund that you can donate to. http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/francis-l-camacho-memorial-fund-/304803#.VNo083–X00.facebook While I didn’…
    - 10 Feb 15, 9:30pm -
  • VFX Artists Pen Piece Claiming Industry Discriminates Against Women
    TechCrunch posted an article by VFX artists Sonya Teich and Raqi Syed entitled Visual Effects: The Gender Bias Behind The Screen. The authors present a case that the reason for the low participation rate of women in the visual effects industry and…
    - 4 Feb 15, 11:10am -
  • The Irony As DreamWorks Closes PDI & Sheds 500 Jobs
    In the same week that ADAPT announced an end to its legal effort, DreamWorks Animation announced the closure of PDI and the shedding of 500 jobs. Sad news and you could cut the irony with a knife. ADAPT’s legal effort to mitigate the use of subsidi…
    - 23 Jan 15, 4:47am -
  • ADAPT Legal Effort On Subsidies Ends
    For the past year, Scott Ross and I (Daniel Lay), as well as others that cannot be named, have been lobbying the Visual Effects industry along with others to support the formation of ADAPT, a trade organization as well as a legal case that would pena…
    - 19 Jan 15, 8:48pm -
  • Keep Digging
    I was contacted by some in the media. The reporter admitted they lack the technical abilities which many of you VFX pros have to actually find out what’s out there in the Sony hack. This made me realize something: VFX pros are the only ones in the…
    - 6 Dec 14, 8:24pm -
  • Sony Hack Reveals Croner VFX Animation & Games Industry Wages
    Yesterday 25GB of data in the sony hack was made available for download. The data unfortunately contains extremely sensitive and personal information. If you worked at Sony it’s pretty safe to say your private information including your ssn have b…
    - 4 Dec 14, 6:08am -
  • Sony Hack May Reveal Sensitive Imageworks VFX Info
    Just arrived back to the US after a trip to Australia and as many of you know, there was quite a big story concerning a data security breach at Sony Pictures. A text file was released containing a huge list of names of file the hackers claimed to…
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