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  • newInterviews of the Week #9
    Here is the recap of my interviews of the week #9. So you won’t miss any of them. INTERSTELLAR: Ian Hunter – Miniature VFX Supervisor & Co-founder – New Deal Studios Ian Hunter is in the world of special effects for more than 25 years. He is on…
    - 4 hours ago1 Mar 15, 9:00pm -
  • RIDDEROST
    Storm Studios have created a really cool CG dragon for this RIDDEROST commercial: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 1 day ago28 Feb 15, 7:45pm -
  • POWER/RANGERS: VFX Breakdown
    Ingenuity Engine have released this VFX breakdown of their nice work on POWER/RANGERS: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 1 day ago28 Feb 15, 4:23pm -
  • ASICS “A Big World of Running”: VFX Breakdown
    Nice VFX breakdown by MPC about this ASICS “A Big World of Running” commercial: WANT TO KNOW MORE? MPC: Dedicated page about ASICS “A Big World of Running” on MPC website. CREDITS Agency: 180 Amsterdam Production Company: Somesuch Director: C…
    - 3 days ago26 Feb 15, 2:06pm -
  • KINGSMAN – THE SECRET SERVICE: Matt Kasmir – VFX Supervisor – Nvizible
    In 2014, Matt Kasmir explained to us about Nvizible's work on EDGE OF TOMORROW. He then worked on DRACULA UNTOLD and PADDINGTON. Today, he talks about his work on KINGSMAN - THE SECRET SERVICE.
    - 3 days ago26 Feb 15, 2:00pm -
  • Cube Showreel 2015
    Nice new showreel by Cube Creative featuring work for CARTIER, ANGRY BIRDS and many more: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 4 days ago26 Feb 15, 10:51am -
  • INSURGENT
    Here is the final trailer of INSURGENT: The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor: Ged Wright) Luma Pictures Animal Logic (VFX Supervisor : Paul Butterworth) Lola Visual Effects capital T (VFX Supervisor : Jamie Hallett) The Production VFX…
    - 4 days ago25 Feb 15, 5:00pm -
  • NORTHMEN – A VIKING SAGA: Frank Kaminski, Marco Del Bianco, Marwin Wanek , Eva Wendler and Christoph Willerscheidt – Day for Night
    The team of Day for Night composed by Frank Kaminski (Producer & VFX Supervisor), Marco Del Bianco (Producer & VFX Supervisor), Marwin Wanek (VFX Lead artist), Eva Wendler (VFX Producer) and Christoph Willerscheidt (VFX Artist) explains their work on…
    - 4 days ago25 Feb 15, 2:00pm -
  • Image Engine
    Want to work in Vancouver? Image Engine have many positions to be filled: Show Pipeline TD R&D Core Developer R&D Tools Developer (CFX/FX) R&D Tools Developer (Rigging/Animation) Lead Texture Artist Senior FX TD Senior Compositor Senior Matchmove Art…
    - 4 days ago25 Feb 15, 1:00pm -
  • EVOLVE – Ready or Not
    Really nice live action trailer for EVOLVE directed by Henry Hobson with the post-production and VFX made by The Mill: WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Mill: Dedicated page about EVOLVE – Ready or Not on The Mill website. CREDITS Agency Agency: Team One Prod…
    - 5 days ago25 Feb 15, 11:00am -

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  • newMomoa Talks "Aquaman" Reveal, Cameo
    Over a week on from the reveal of "Game of Thrones" star Jason Momoa as the new look Aquaman, the actor himself caught up with Entertainment Weekly to talk about taking on the role and the reveal of the poster. In regards to the latter, he said he…
    - 7 hours ago1 Mar 15, 5:38pm -
  • new"Power/Rangers" Goes Back Online
    After confusion, threats and arguments, the controversial short "Power/Rangers" has gone back online after being yanked from Youtube and Vimeo earlier this week."Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" brand owner Saban Brands have reportedly settled their…
    - 8 hours ago1 Mar 15, 5:21pm -
  • newNews Bits: Girl, Jurassic, X-Men, Dead
    The Danish GirlThe first photo has been released of Eddie Redmayne in Tom Hooper's upcoming period piece "The Danish Girl". Redmayne plays Einar Wegener, a Danish-born artist who was one of the first known people to undergo sex reassignment surgery…
    - 8 hours ago1 Mar 15, 5:20pm -
  • new"House of Cards" S3 Big With Pirates
    Netflix's "House of Cards" launched its third season on the streaming service on Friday, and that quickly led to a surge in piracy downloads around the world.Piracy-tracking firm Excipio reports that the episodes, within the first 24 hours, had aro…
    - 8 hours ago1 Mar 15, 5:19pm -
  • new"Focus" Tops A Weak Weekend Box-Office
    The Will Smith-led con drama "Focus" opened this weekend and came in below expectations with $19 million. That marks Smith's second weakest debut over the past decade, coming in just ahead of "Seven Pounds".The first quarter of the year is usually…
    - 8 hours ago1 Mar 15, 5:16pm -
  • "Daredevil" Costume Design, Violence Talk
    Netflix's "Marvel's Daredevil" TV series debuts on the video streaming service on April 10th and today the show's costume designer, Stephanie Maslansky, has spoken with Empire about designing garments for The Man Without Fear.She confirms the costu…
    - 1 day ago28 Feb 15, 6:32pm -
  • Viola Davis Talks Joining "Suicide Squad"
    After rumors and then numerous unofficial confirmations, actress Viola Davis finally confirmed earlier this week that she will be Amanda Waller in David Ayer's "Suicide Squad" movie and other films in the DC Cinematic Universe. Speaking about taking…
    - 1 day ago28 Feb 15, 5:42pm -
  • Helen Slater, Dean Cain Join CBS' "Supergirl"
    Two former superbeings are set to join the cast of CBS' upcoming "Supergirl" TV series - Dean Cain and Helen Slater. TV Line reports that the pair will guest star on the series, but their roles are being kept secret for now.Cain played Clark Kent/…
    - 1 day ago28 Feb 15, 5:42pm -
  • "Star Wars" 1-6 Retold As LEGO Mini-Series
    Ahead of the release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," Disney XD has announced plans for an animated mini-series entitled "Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales" to air later this year.The limited series will consist of five twenty-two minute episodes which…
    - 1 day ago28 Feb 15, 5:40pm -
  • "Game of Thrones" S5 Clips, Official Poster
    HBO has unveiled both the official poster and several new clips from the upcoming fifth season of its big-budget fantasy drama "Game of Thrones". The one-sheet itself raises eyebrows, seemingly drawing together a shot from the show's fourth season w…
    - 1 day ago28 Feb 15, 3:32pm -
  • Warners Plans An "Adventure Time" Movie
    Warner Bros. Pictures is developing an animated movie adaptation of Cartoon Network's "Adventure Time," one of the network's most popular shows.Pendleton Ward created the trippy project which follows a twelve year old boy and his dog who fight fier…
    - 1 day ago28 Feb 15, 3:08pm -
  • Forte Says "MacGruber 2" Is A Priority
    Though a financial dud, the SNL-skit based comedy feature "MacGruber" starring Will Forte and Kristen Wiig has earned a cult following that anxiously awaits a sequel. A while back Forte says those involved want to do it, but it's a matter of timing…
    - 1 day ago28 Feb 15, 3:06pm -

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  • newFocus Is Sharp At The Top Of The US Box Office
    The Lazarus Effect arises in fifthLast week’s second-weekend drop was no blip for Fifty Shades Of Gray: after the furore of its initial launch, the film has begun to fall quickly down the charts. Taking its place this weekend was the new Will Smit…
    - 4 hours ago1 Mar 15, 8:29pm -
  • newMeet Lady Penelope And Brains In New Thunderbirds Are Go! Images
    Parker, fetch the Rolls...The first look at the new take on the Tracey brothers – pilots of the various craft that make up International Rescue for the new Thunderbirds Are Go! series – arrived in January and caused, shall we say, divided opinio…
    - 4 hours ago1 Mar 15, 8:29pm -
  • newAdventure Time Heads To Cinemas
    Finn and Jake go big (screen)Adventure Time on the US Cartoon Network has quickly become something of a phenomenon with kids, fans of more surreal animation and those who enjoy cartoons while, shall we say, chemically enhanced. Or, to use the scient…
    - 4 hours ago1 Mar 15, 8:29pm -
  • newKristen Stewart On For Kelly Reichardt's New Drama
    She'll play a lawyerNight Moves director Kelly Reichardt does not yet have a title for her new drama. But she has still been building an impressive cast of previous collaborators and new faces, with Michelle Williams, Jared Harris, Laura Dern, James…
    - 4 hours ago1 Mar 15, 8:29pm -
  • newLeonardo DiCaprio Moves To The Crowded Room
    He'll produce and may star in the true-life taleNot everyone is in a position to pursue a project across 20 years in their career, but Leonardo DiCaprio is taking full advantage of his ability to do just that. Like a dog that will not stop chasing a…
    - 4 hours ago1 Mar 15, 8:29pm -
  • newJames Franco In Talks For Why Him?
    Could he be the boyfriend from hell?John Hamburg knows a little something about comedies where parents disapprove of their spawn’s dating choices – he wrote all three of the Meet The Parents films. He’s dipping into that well again for a new mo…
    - 4 hours ago1 Mar 15, 8:29pm -
  • Leonard Nimoy Dies
    Beloved Star Trek actor was 83Leonard Nimoy, the much-loved actor and long-time Star Trek lead, has died in Los Angeles. He was 83. According to The New York Times, his wife Susan Bay Nimoy, who confirmed his death, attributed the cause to chroni…
    - 2 days ago27 Feb 15, 6:25pm -
  • Avengers: Age Of Ultron Character Posters Fly In
    Update: Nick Fury's online, and he's brought Black Widow and ThorUPDATE: Mark Ruffalo got in on the action by Tweeting out the Hulk's character poster. And here's Samuel L. Jackson, who delivered Black Widow and Thor.  With just two months to go un…
    - 2 days ago27 Feb 15, 6:10pm -
  • Leonard Nimoy 1931-2015
    Iconic Star Trek star and actor dies aged 83He was an icon. An actor. A humanitarian, and though he may not have always wanted to be associated with the part, he helped created a character that will live on for many generations. But we have lost the…
    - 2 days ago27 Feb 15, 5:54pm -
  • First Look At Eddie Redmayne As The Danish Girl
    First look at Tom Hooper's new period dramaWith his Oscar safely stowed, his suit mothballed and the grin presumably yet to fade, Eddie Redmayne is back in his day job. In the short term that involves Tom Hooper's intriguing period piece The Danis…
    - 2 days ago27 Feb 15, 3:51pm -
  • Exclusive: Charlie Cox Talks Marvel’s Daredevil
    Plus a new poster for the Netflix superhero showBlind, crusading defence lawyer Matt Murdock is on his way to Netflix - see the first poster below - in an origin story that promises us the Batman Begins of Daredevil adaptations. The new issue of Emp…
    - 3 days ago27 Feb 15, 10:56am -
  • Blake Lively And Jason Clarke Say All I See Is You
    Marc Forster's new psychological dramaHe decided a while ago not to come back for another bout against the undead hordes with the World War Z sequel, but despite having several irons in the development fire, it would appear Marc Forster has locked in…
    - 3 days ago27 Feb 15, 10:41am -

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  • 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’…
    - 19 days ago10 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…
    - 26 days ago4 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…
    - 38 days ago23 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…
    - 41 days ago19 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…
    - 85 days ago6 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…
    - 88 days ago4 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…
    - 89 days ago3 Dec 14, 3:13am -
  • Variety’s MPC Puff Piece Reveals VFX Industry Woes; Few Solutions
    Technicolor, owner of London VFX house MPC, is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary. Variety has come out with a series of puff pieces to showcase the company and one piece was on how MPC values it’s artists: Moving Picture Co. Finds Valuing Artist…
    - 6 Nov 14, 10:39pm -
  • 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…
    - 22 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…
    - 1 Oct 14, 5:59pm -