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  • MAZE RUNNER – THE SCORCH TRIALS: Making of by Wired
    Really cool video by Wired about the work of Weta Digital on MAZE RUNNER – THE SCORCH TRIALS: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 23 days ago20 Sep 15, 3:42pm -
  • VFX Studios for VALERIAN
    Luc Besson have announced yesterday that Weta Digital, Industrial Light & Magic and Rodeo FX will create the VFX for his adaptation of VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS! © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 24 days ago19 Sep 15, 11:02pm -
  • GAME OF THRONES – SEASON 5: Making of by Pixomondo
    Really nice making of by Pixomondo about their Dragons work on Season 5 of GAME OF THRONES: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 25 days ago18 Sep 15, 1:37pm -
    More action and VFX shots in this new trailer for THE LAST WITCH HUNTER: The VFX are made by: Cinesite (VFX Supervisor : Stephane Paris) Image Engine (VFX Supervisor : Mathew Krentz) Luma Pictures (VFX Supervisor : Vincent Cirelli) Rodeo FX (VFX Supe…
    - 25 days ago18 Sep 15, 12:00pm -
    Second trailer for POINT BREAK with more extreme sports and VFX shots: The VFX are made by: Image Engine (VFX Supervisor : Andrew Chapman) Scanline VFX Spin VFX The Production VFX Supervisor is John Nelson. Director: Ericson Core Release Date: 25 Dec…
    - 26 days ago17 Sep 15, 11:00am -
    Brand new trailer for IN THE HEART OF THE SEA with many new VFX shots: The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor : Sean Stranks) Rodeo FX (VFX Supervisor : François Dumoulin) Luma Pictures (VFX Supervisor : Vincent Cirelli) Scanline VFX (…
    - 27 days ago16 Sep 15, 9:00am -
    New trailer for THE HUNGER GAMES – MOCKINGJAY PART 2 based on Prim: The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor : Adrian de Wet) MPC (VFX Supervisor : David Seager) The Embassy (VFX Supervisor : Winston Helgason) Lola VFX The Production VF…
    - 27 days ago16 Sep 15, 7:00am -
    Here is a first teaser for THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT: The VFX are made by: Luma Pictures The Production VFX Supervisor is Stefen Fangmeier. Director: Robert Schwentke Release Date: 18 March 2016 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 28 days ago15 Sep 15, 8:15pm -
  • Mr X Updated Showreel 2015
    Mr X have updated their reel with more shows and with their new logo! They have also a brand new website: WANT TO KNOW MORE? POMPEII: My interview of Chris MacLean, CG Supervisor. ROBOCOP: My interview of Craig Calvert, Previs Lead & CG Supervisor. R…
    - 28 days ago15 Sep 15, 1:38pm -
    Impressive first teaser trailer for THE JUNGLE BOOK: The VFX are made by: MPC (VFX Supervisor : Adam Valdez) Weta Digital (VFX Supervisor : Dan Lemmon) The Production VFX Supervisor is Robert Legato. Director: Jon Favreau Release Date: 15 April 2016…
    - 28 days ago15 Sep 15, 10:00am -



  • Motion control Heaven
    If you want to see the capabilities of motion control, and learn about implementing VFX in and around it – check out the new term of VFX training at fxphd. Seriously, check out some of these pics from our moco shoot already.
    - 6 days ago8 Oct 15, 1:26am -
  • Genndy’s style
    I’m a big fan of Genndy Tartakovsky’s style of animation, and he’s back with Hotel T 2. The guys at Sony Pictures Animation were generous enough to talk about the challenges that style has for their work in sims and animation generally – chec…
    - 6 days ago8 Oct 15, 1:23am -
  • Out of this world: VFX of The Martian
    After many hours of interviews and transcribing, here’s fxguide’s coverage of the incredible VFX in The Martian. Really enjoyed this film – and the effects work is great.
    - 8 days ago5 Oct 15, 9:58am -
  • Rockstars of the concept, design and art worlds
    I recently attended the Trojan Horse was a Unicorn event in Portugal. It’s really hard to sum up just how special Trojan Horse was – you can read our coverage on fxguide which included interviews on make-up and practical fx, VR and even stories f…
    - 21 days ago23 Sep 15, 2:27am -
  • Italy’s VIEW Conference serves up some superstars of CG, animation and vfx
    I’ll be heading to Turin, Italy for VIEW Conference starting on 19 October – and it looks to be fantastic, with talks from many major VFX and animation houses, plus a swathe of animation directors. Find the full list of speakers here.
    - 21 days ago23 Sep 15, 2:18am -
  • Guess the VFX patent
    With a background in law, I had a lot of fun exploring a couple of VFX, animation, VR and practical effects patents for this insider piece on fxguide.
    - 40 days ago4 Sep 15, 12:28am -
  • Fancy a miniature for your mantelpiece?
    Propstore is hosting an entertainment memorabilia auction on 23 September. Amongst the many props, replicas, wardrobe items and movie history are several effects miniatures and VFX pieces. One item I love is this Martian Giant Robot CGI Texture Refer…
    - 46 days ago28 Aug 15, 6:00am -
  • Thrill of the chase – The Man From U.N.C.L.E
    The Man From U.N.C.L.E. offers up some great action scenes, and plenty of seamless visual effects work thanks to overall supe Richard Bain and teams at RiseFX, Cinesite and BlueBolt. I found out how three of the best chase scenes in the film were mad…
    - 46 days ago28 Aug 15, 5:52am -
  • Trojan Horse Was a Unicorn – what is that?
    That’s what I said to myself the first couple of times I heard about this seemingly obscure art/design/vfx conference in Portugal. But now about to hit its third year, Trojan Horse has in fact become one of the most sort out events of the year. In…
    - 48 days ago27 Aug 15, 3:41am -
  • Masters of FX: How the BAT from Dark Knight Rises was made
    In my new book Masters of FX I profile 16 of the world’s best effects supervisors. One of the greats is special effects supe Chris Corbould, a veteran of the Bond franchise and Chris Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy and Inception. Chris had worked on…
    - 53 days ago22 Aug 15, 12:41am -

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  • News Bits: Cause, Shyamalan, Fell, Ivory
    Just Cause 3Avalanche Studios have been inviting YouTubers to beta test and record footage of the upcoming video game "Just Cause 3" to give people an idea of the gameplay ahead of its release this December. YouTube outlet LetsPlay strapped on Ric…
    - 18 hours ago12 Oct 15, 10:54pm -
  • Warners To Write Off $130-150M On "Pan"?
    With a 24% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a disastrous $15.3 million opening weekend launch in North America, the hope for Warners was that their big-budget Peter Pan origin story "Pan" might be able to mitigate its losses with a healthy international…
    - 18 hours ago12 Oct 15, 10:51pm -
  • Jessica Chastain Keen To Play A Bond Villain
    Though actors are putting up their hands all the time these days to play superheroes, one of the world's biggest stars has revealed she has a different goal in mind.Jessica Chastain, who is out doing promotional rounds for the release of "Crimson P…
    - 18 hours ago12 Oct 15, 10:50pm -
  • Seth Rogen To Adapt "The Boys" For TV?
    There's been talk for several years that "Anchorman" director Adam McKay was working on a film adaptation of the acclaimed Garth Ennis comic "The Boys" - a major departure for the filmmaker who is mostly known for comedies rather than the darkly viol…
    - 18 hours ago12 Oct 15, 10:49pm -
  • "X-Files" Revival Animated Teaser, NYCC Talk
    Creator Chris Carter and actor David Duchovny were on hand at New York Comic Con on Saturday to promote the upcoming, highly anticipated six-episode event series revival of "The X-Files" where the first episode entitled 'My Struggle' was screened.T…
    - 18 hours ago12 Oct 15, 10:47pm -
  • Goldblum, Cranston Join Wes Anderson's Next
    It looks like some familiar faces are returning to Wes Anderson's world. Three of his "The Grand Budapest Hotel" collaborators - Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban and Edward Norton - will return alongside first time Anderson collaborator Bryan Cranston i…
    - 18 hours ago12 Oct 15, 10:46pm -
  • Egerton To Do "Kingsman 2" & "Robin Hood"
    The scheduling war over actor Taron Egerton has come to an end.The breakout star of "Kingsman: The Secret Service" was scheduled to shoot Lionsgate's "Robin Hood: Origins" reboot in February next year - that was until last week when Matthew Vaughn'…
    - 18 hours ago12 Oct 15, 10:40pm -
  • Damien Darkh Comes To "Flash," "Legends"
    Though Neal McDonough's Damien Darhk character serves as the primary antagonist on this season of "Arrow," the character will be spending some crossover time on both its spin-off shows "The Flash" and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow".Speaking with ComicB…
    - 18 hours ago12 Oct 15, 10:39pm -
  • Chris Vance Is Villain Non On "Supergirl"
    "Transporter: The Series" and "Prison Break" actor Chris Vance has scored a recurring role on CBS' upcoming "Supergirl" TV series adaptation.Vance will play the DC Comics villain Non, best known as the silent giant right-hand man of General Zod in…
    - 18 hours ago12 Oct 15, 10:38pm -
  • Charlize Theron Set For "The Gray Man"
    Sony Pictures is in talks with Charlize Theron to come aboard "The Gray Man," its long in the works adaptation of the Mark Greaney. Theron would star in and produce through her Denver and Delilah label alongside Joe Roth.The original premise focus…
    - 18 hours ago12 Oct 15, 10:35pm -
  • Steve Zahn Joins "War of the Planet of the Apes"
    Steve Zahn ("A Perfet Getaway," "Dallas Buyers Club") has joined the cast of Matt Reeves; "War for the Planet of the Apes," his followup to 2014's "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes".Zahn joins as a new performance-capture ape character in the film wh…
    - 18 hours ago12 Oct 15, 10:34pm -
  • DiCaprio To Produce Volkswagen Scandal Film
    Leonardo DiCaprio and his producing partner Jennifer Davisson have come on board to produce a film about the Volkswagen clean diesel scandal for Paramount Pictures. No actors or director are yet attached.Paramount has acquired movie rights to Jack…
    - 18 hours ago12 Oct 15, 10:33pm -


  • newSeth Rogen Plans TV Series For The Boys
    Another Garth Ennis comic gets the small-screen treatmentSeemingly on a mission to bring comics writer Garth Ennis to as wide a new audience as possible, Seth Rogen is already neck deep in his TV series of the controversial Preacher. Now it transpire…
    - 7 hours ago13 Oct 15, 9:48am -
  • newLeonardo DiCaprio Plans Volkswagen Scandal Movie
    Exhuming the car manufacturer's body of liesThe news has only broken over the last few weeks, but already there's a film in the works about the cloud of scandal surrounding the emission-testing cheating at Volkswagen. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer D…
    - 8 hours ago13 Oct 15, 9:02am -
  • newLFF 2015: Brooklyn Comes To London
    Saoirse Ronan brings her latest film to townAmid whispers of a second Oscar nomination, Saoirse Ronan brought Brooklyn to the BFI London Film Festival last night, and with it a touch of mid-century glitz. Adapted from Colm Tóibín’s 2009 bestselle…
    - 8 hours ago13 Oct 15, 8:46am -
  • newCharlize Theron To Star In The Gray Man
    Taking over the action thriller from Brad PittPerhaps with a revived taste for action following her storming success in Mad Max: Fury Road, Charlize Theron is grabbing the opportunity to star in what has hitherto been known as The Gray Man, based on…
    - 8 hours ago13 Oct 15, 8:46am -
  • newNew Road House Gets A Director
    Nick Cassavetes is in the frameAs announced a month or so ago MGM is developing a new version of the Patrick Swayze action classic Road House, retooled to star UFC fighter-turned actor Ronda Rousey. Now that project also has a writer/director. Nick C…
    - 9 hours ago13 Oct 15, 8:00am -
  • newNew International Poster For Daddy's Home
    Ferrell Vs. Wahlberg Round Two - Ding Ding!Having first teamed up for some mis-matched buddy cop schtick in The Other Guys, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell are now lacing up their gloves (or in Ferrell's case, slipping on his oven mitts) for feuding…
    - 9 hours ago13 Oct 15, 7:29am -
  • Wes Anderson Casts Some Familiar Voices For His New Animated Film
    Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Ed Norton and more will be dogsWes Anderson has a reliable troupe of actors he likes to work with time and again. And he also has the pre-production wheels in motion for a new, stop-motion animated film in the vein of Fan…
    - 17 hours ago12 Oct 15, 11:45pm -
  • Steve Zahn Will Fight War For The Planet Of The Apes
    He'll be one of the simiansAs director Matt Reeves and writer Mark Bomback gear up to start making Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes follow-up War For The Planet Of The Apes, word has arrived as to a new piece of casting for the threequel. Steve Zahn wi…
    - 17 hours ago12 Oct 15, 11:45pm -
  • Daredevil Season 2 Trailer Online
    Say hello to The Punisher and ElektraThis past weekend, attendees at the New York Comic-Con got to see a sizzle reel that included quick flashes of footage from the second season of Marvel and Netflix’s Daredevil. The streaming service has now put…
    - 17 hours ago12 Oct 15, 11:45pm -
  • Luther's Neil Cross Writing Latest Escape From New York Draft
    Fox is hoping for a fresh franchiseThe saga of the studios’ attempt to bring a new version of John Carpenter’s cult classic Escape From New York is one littered with rejected scripts, unused casting ideas and different companies taking an interes…
    - 17 hours ago12 Oct 15, 11:30pm -
  • Anya Taylor-Joy Joins M. Night Shyamalan's New Thriller
    Betty Buckley, Jessica Sula and Haley Lu also aboard the filmListed as in talks for the project a little over a week ago, it would appear that James McAvoy has made a deal to star in M. Night Shyamalan’s new film. And now we know who will be joinin…
    - 17 hours ago12 Oct 15, 11:29pm -
  • Quentin Tarantino Has Two Different Cuts Of The Hateful Eight
    One for general release, and a longer version for his roadshowsQuentin Tarantino has decidedly been pushing the idea that the best way to see his new film, The Hateful Eight, will be in a touring roadshow version projected in Ultra Panavision 70mm. A…
    - 17 hours ago12 Oct 15, 11:29pm -

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  • 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 -
  • 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.–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…
    - 3 Dec 14, 3:13am -