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  • newKING ARTHUR – LEGEND OF THE SWORD: VFX Breakdown by Framestore
    Framestore have just released this VFX Breakdown about their work on KING ARTHUR – LEGEND OF THE SWORD: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Framestore: Dedicated page about KING ARTHUR – LEGEND OF THE SWORD on Framestore website. Christian Kaestner & Stuart Penn:…
    - 7 hours ago16 Aug 17, 2:30pm -
    Here is the trailer for MOLLY’S GAME, the first movie by Aaron Sorkin: The VFX are made by: Mr. X (VFX Supervisor: Aaron Weintraub) Director: Aaron Sorkin Release Date: 22 November 2017 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post MOL…
    - 9 hours ago16 Aug 17, 12:00pm -
  • PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN – DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES: Rudy Grossman – Digital Effects Supervisor – Atomic Fiction
    Rudy Grossmann has nearly 20 years of experience in the visual effects. He has worked in many studios such as Industrial Light & Magic, The Orphanage, Weta Digital or Digital Domain before joining Atomic Fiction in 2014. At Atomic Fiction, he has wor…
    - 1 day ago15 Aug 17, 4:00pm -
    Here is a featurette about MARVEL’S THE DEFENDERS: The VFX are made by: Zoic Studios Shade VFX Release Date: August 18, 2017 (Netlfix) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post MARVEL’S THE DEFENDERS appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 1 day ago15 Aug 17, 12:00pm -
  • VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS: François Dumoulin – VFX Supervisor – Rodeo FX
    Last year, François Dumoulin explained to us about the work of Rodeo FX on THE LEGEND OF TARZAN. He speaks to us today about his new collaboration with Luc Besson and the challenges encountered on VALERIAN.The post VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSA…
    - 5 days ago11 Aug 17, 3:00pm -
  • OneCall Dekning: VFX Breakdown by Storm Studios
    Storm Studios presents their VFX work on this OneCall commercial: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post OneCall Dekning: VFX Breakdown by Storm Studios appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 5 days ago11 Aug 17, 1:00pm -
  • THE CROWN – Season 2
    Netflix have released the teaser trailer for the Season 2 of THE CROWN: The VFX are made by: One of Us Release Date: December 8, 2017 (Netflix) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post THE CROWN – Season 2 appeared first on The Art of V…
    - 5 days ago11 Aug 17, 10:00am -
  • WONDER WOMAN: Jessica Norman – VFX Supervisor – MPC
    In 2015, Jessica Norman explained to us about the work of MPC on EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS. She then worked on A MONSTER CALLS and today she talks about her work on WONDER WOMAN.The post WONDER WOMAN: Jessica Norman – VFX Supervisor – MPC appeared…
    - 6 days ago10 Aug 17, 3:00pm -
  • MEDICI – MASTERS OF FLORENCE – Season 1: VFX Breakdown by Stargate Studios Malta
    Nice work made by Stargate Studios Malta on the first season of MEDICI – MASTERS OF FLORENCE: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post MEDICI – MASTERS OF FLORENCE – Season 1: VFX Breakdown by Stargate Studios Malta appeared first o…
    - 6 days ago10 Aug 17, 1:10pm -
    New TV spot for KINGSMAN – THE GOLDEN CIRCLE: The VFX are made by: Sony Pictures Imageworks (VFX Supervisor: Mark Breakspear) Framestore (VFX Supervisor: Chris Lawrence) BUF (VFX Supervisors: Pierre Buffin and Geoffrey Niquet) MPC Milk VFX (VFX Sup…
    - 7 days ago9 Aug 17, 4:00pm -


  • Adobe Technical Paper Genius
    Adobe crosses faces with Content Aware Fill, their Character animator project and some new genius research for one of the best papers at this year's SIGGRAPH.
    - 3 days ago13 Aug 17, 10:15pm -
  • Jon Favreau Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award
    Visual Effects Society Names Acclaimed Writer-Producer-Director Jon Favreau Recipient of VES Lifetime Achievement Award
    - 9 days ago7 Aug 17, 4:57pm -
  • 11 Scientific & Technical Areas Investigated for 2017 Oscars
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 11 distinct scientific and technical investigations have been launched for the 2017 Oscars®.
    - 11 days ago5 Aug 17, 12:45pm -
  • VR Ghost Paint
    Virtual Graffiti at SIGGRAPH 2017
    - 14 days ago2 Aug 17, 12:26pm -
  • Real Time Mike !
    MEETMIKE explores the future of Actors, Avatars and Agents. See what is creating the buzz here in LA (video)
    - 16 days ago1 Aug 17, 6:45am -
  • MPC at SIGGRAPH 2017
    A summary of MPC's SIGGRAPH talks.
    - 19 days ago29 Jul 17, 2:01am -
  • PIXAR Deep Dive on SSS : SIGGRAPH Preview
    We deep dive on the new PIXAR SSS models and explain the link to new Nuclear Physics research. Plus a list of every Pixar talk at SIGGRAPH.
    - 19 days ago28 Jul 17, 2:42pm -
  • ARKit at Siggraph and WWDC: Wingnut AR (video)
    ARkit at SIGGRAPH and at Wingnut AR in New Zealand.
    - 21 days ago26 Jul 17, 5:10pm -
  • Halon Previs War for the Planet of the Apes at Comic-Con
    Halon presents the PreVis and PostVis for War for the Planet of the Apes, done in UE4.
    - 26 days ago21 Jul 17, 7:56pm -
  • The big and the ‘tiny’ of SIGGRAPH 2017. The insider’s guide
    The insider's guide to SIGGRAPH 2017 with Conference Chair Jerome Solomon.
    - 28 days ago20 Jul 17, 7:52am -
  • A Fortnite at Epic
    Exclusive Siggraph Preview: Strange things are afoot at the DurrrBurger, ...we talk to Directors and the team about their Fortnite UE4 short film. And do a deep dive in the Cool Tech of a real time rendering, animated short film.
    - 28 days ago19 Jul 17, 4:52pm -
  • MeetMike
    Each day at SIGGRAPH Mike will meet industry legends from Pixar, Weta Digital, Magnopus, Disney Research, Epic Games and leading researchers from around the world in VR using new Digital Human Avatar technology.
    - 30 days ago17 Jul 17, 11:31pm -


  • A shot from ‘Event Horizon’ is still Sue Rowe’s toughest VFX task ever
    “Ask any VFX artist about their worst shot and I bet they can tell you the shot name. On Event Horizon, M255 was that shot for me.” – Sue Rowe Now a visual effects supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sue Rowe was back in 1997 a sequence sup…
    - 2 days ago15 Aug 17, 8:03am -
  • 7 highlights from SIGGRAPH
    For DigitalArts, I highlighted 7 of the coolest things I saw at SIGGRAPH. What a conference!
    - 4 days ago12 Aug 17, 11:05pm -
  • Here’s one of the best interviews I’ve heard Christopher Nolan give about his thoughts on film, digital and VFX
    I recently listened to this interview on BBC’s The Film Programme between host Francine Stock and Christopher Nolan on the director’s latest project, Dunkirk. It’s a great interview, in which Nolan discusses how he constructed the time-bending…
    - 7 days ago10 Aug 17, 5:59am -
  • My SIGGRAPH round-up
    Digital Arts asked me to round-up the recent events at SIGGRAPH 2017 – you can read that here. Also coming is a look at some specific super-cool things I saw there. It was truly an awesome event, so much more to say than there is time in the world!
    - 7 days ago9 Aug 17, 9:05pm -
  • Quickshots: Attack of the Megaptor
    ILM and VFX partner Hybride collaborated to produce a high-energy bus chase scene in Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Here, Valerian and Laureline race to board a bus that is then attacked by a menacing Megaptor creature. I…
    - 12 days ago5 Aug 17, 2:48am -
  • How that ATM scene in ‘Homecoming’ was made
    Luma Pictures handled the Spider-Man: Homecoming ATM sequence, and I found out for VFX Voice how they made it happen.
    - 12 days ago4 Aug 17, 11:50pm -
  • Weta Digital’s ‘Valerian’ Pearls
    Stunningly realistic, the alien Pearl characters in Valerian were crafted by Weta Digital. In this new piece for VFX Voice, I had vfx supe Martin Hill run down how they were made.
    - 14 days ago3 Aug 17, 4:07am -
  • Breaking down the ferry scene in ‘Homecoming’
    At Cartoon Brew, I wrote about DD and The Third Floor’s work on Spider-Man: Homecoming on the ferry sequence, one of the coolest from the film.
    - 14 days ago2 Aug 17, 2:50pm -
  • Quickshots: Making ‘Valerian’s’ Doghan Daguis talk together as one
    The Doghan Daguis are a trio of comical characters appearing in Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. They were created in CG by Weta Digital. On set, full-sized maquettes were filmed and then scanned to help craft the digital v…
    - 15 days ago1 Aug 17, 2:59pm -
  • Head stretching and stomach holes: re-visiting the visual effects of ‘Death Becomes Her’
    “Bob had said to Meryl Streep: ‘Whatever Ken asks you to do, no matter how silly, just go with it. You can trust him.’ Because she must have been thinking, ‘What am I? What is this stupid thing?’ – Death Becomes Her visual effects supervi…
    - 17 days ago31 Jul 17, 3:03am -

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  • new“Star Wars” Teases Lucas Ideas & Death Star?
    Filming is continuing on the young “Han Solo” film at Disney and Lucasfilm with director Ron Howard using Twitter to reveal another photo from the set – this one a nod of the hat to the baddies with the tag ‘The Empire Looms Large’ What’s…
    - 12 mins ago16 Aug 17, 9:14pm -
  • new“Jeepers,” “Troopers” & “Pets” Sequels Set Dates
    Several release dates have just been announced, and surprisingly all of them are sequels. First up, Bloody Disgusting confirms that “Jeepers Creepers 3” is set to score a limited release next month. Clocking in at 100 minutes, the film will hit S…
    - 14 mins ago16 Aug 17, 9:12pm -
  • newChris McQuarrie Talks Cruise’s M:I-6 Injury
    Christopher McQuarrie, the director of the sixth “Mission: Impossible,” has spoken with Empire today about the film’s production delay and the stunt that led to its star Tom Cruise getting injured. McQuarrie says Cruise falling short of the bui…
    - 2 hours ago16 Aug 17, 7:50pm -
  • newBatman Is More Heroic In “Justice League”
    Whatever happens with Ben Affleck’s future as Batman, we’re getting him in the role at least one more time in this November’s “Justice League”. Speaking with EW this week, he says his version of the Caped Crusader is going to be a lot less…
    - 2 hours ago16 Aug 17, 7:31pm -
  • newSixth “Mission” Production Delay Confirmed
    Following rumors yesterday, it is now confirmed that production on the sixth “Mission: Impossible” film is being halted to give Tom Cruise time to recover from an on-set injury. The actor hurt himself doing stunt work on rooftops for the film las…
    - 2 hours ago16 Aug 17, 7:22pm -
  • newHBO Itself Leaks The Next “Thrones” Episode
    The unaired sixth episode of the seventh season of HBO’s fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” has been leaked online, but it wasn’t at the hands of the hackers that have been trolling the network – it was the network itself. The episode, “Deat…
    - 2 hours ago16 Aug 17, 7:21pm -
  • newTrailer: “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”
    Following its screening at Cannes and other festivals, the new trailer has arrived for “The Lobster” and “Dogtooth” director Yorgos Lanthimos’ new and decidedly darker effort “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”. Colin Farrell plays a charism…
    - 2 hours ago16 Aug 17, 7:17pm -
  • new“Suits” Finale Sets Up Torres-Led Spin-Off
    USA Network and Universal Cable Productions have confirmed that the seventh season finale of “Suits” will serve as the backdoor pilot for a potential spin-off that would center around Gina Torres’ lawyer character Jessica Pearson. The episode,…
    - 2 hours ago16 Aug 17, 7:13pm -
  • newTrailer: Netflix’s Anime “Godzilla” Film

    - 2 hours ago16 Aug 17, 7:11pm -
  • newApple Spends A Billion On Film & TV Content
    Apple has reportedly targeted $1 billion in spending for original television series and films over the next year according to The Wall Street Journal. The move sees the company trying to establish itself as a buyer of premium entertainment The announ…
    - 9 hours ago16 Aug 17, 12:10pm -
  • newCasey Affleck Not Sure Of Batfleck’s Return
    When Ben Affleck dropped out as director of the upcoming “The Batman” solo outing and was replaced by Matt Reeves, it quickly led to speculation that the actor may be giving up his stint as the Caped Crusader after he wraps work in “Justice Lea…
    - 10 hours ago16 Aug 17, 11:55am -
  • new“Deadpool 2” To Resume Production Today
    Despite a report yesterday indicating the film has been indefinitely delayed, Deadline reports that production on the “Deadpool” sequel will reportedly resume this morning. That’s just two days after the tragic motorcycle accident in which stun…
    - 10 hours ago16 Aug 17, 11:51am -

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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…
    - 50 days ago28 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…
    - 75 days ago3 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 -