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  • 6 Years !
    This month marks the 6th year of The Art of VFX! Thanks to everyone for your interest and your support! Vincent © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post 6 Years ! appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 19 hours ago6 Feb 16, 3:22pm -
    Director Tim Miller explains why we need to watch DEADPOOL on IMAX screens: The VFX are made by: Digital Domain (VFX Supervisor : Alex Wang) Atomic Fiction (VFX Supervisor : Ryan Tudhope) Blur Studio (VFX Supervisor : Pauline Duvall) Digiscope (VFX S…
    - 2 days ago5 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • HITMAN “World of Assassination”
    Beautiful CG trailer directed by Patrick Clair and created by Elastic for the new HITMAN game: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post HITMAN “World of Assassination” appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 3 days ago4 Feb 16, 10:10am -
  • Postmodern Showreel 2015
    Postmodern have released their brand new showreel featuring their VFX & CG work on BATTLE FOR SEVASTOPOL (Nezlamna) and many more: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015The post Postmodern Showreel 2015 appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 3 days ago4 Feb 16, 8:09am -
    The Mill have just released the making of about their beautiful work for WIDE OPEN, a music video by THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS: WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Mill: Dedicated page about THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS ” WIDE OPEN” on The Mill website. © Vincent Frei…
    - 4 days ago3 Feb 16, 4:14pm -
  • THE MARTIAN: Making Of by Variety
    Variety talks with Richard Stammers about the VFX work and the challenges for THE MARTIAN: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015The post THE MARTIAN: Making Of by Variety appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 4 days ago3 Feb 16, 9:00am -
  • 14th Annual VES Awards Winners
    Here is the complete list of the winners for the 14th Annual VES Awards: Congratulations to everyone! Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Roger Guyett, Luke O’Byrne, Patrick Tubach, Paul Kavanagh, Chris C…
    - 4 days ago3 Feb 16, 7:53am -
  • AGENT CARTER: The VFX of Season One
    Cool compilation of the VFX work done by Industrial Light & Magic from the season one of AGENT CARTER: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post AGENT CARTER: The VFX of Season One appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 5 days ago2 Feb 16, 7:00pm -
    Excellent and promising teaser for ICKERMAN directed by Raphaël Hernandez and Savitri Joly-Gonfard (aka Seth Ickerman): © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post ICKERMAN appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 5 days ago2 Feb 16, 10:29am -
  • TAJ MAHAL: Making Of by Mikros Image
    Mikros Image have released this VFX making of about their environment and set extension work for TAJ MAHAL: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Mikros Image: Dedicated page about TAJ MAHAL on Mikros Image website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post…
    - 5 days ago2 Feb 16, 7:51am -



  • Big night at the VES Awards
    fxguide has some of the best photos from the evening right here.
    - 4 days ago3 Feb 16, 7:07pm -
  • How they made that Chem Bros video
    I’m a long-time fan of The Chemical Brothers – they always make fun music videos and the new Wide Open promo is no exception. Find out how The Mill crafted this crazy one-shot clip at fxguide.
    - 6 days ago1 Feb 16, 6:16am -
  • Invisible fx: Creed, Point Break, Southpaw
    I have a long-running casual series on fxguide showcasing seamless invisible effects work – this latest piece looks at Creed, Point Break and Southpaw.
    - 7 days ago30 Jan 16, 10:31pm -
  • Creating Crimson Peak’s ghosts
    Really enjoyed covering Mr. X’s hybrid ghost visual effects for Crimson Peak.
    - 13 days ago24 Jan 16, 11:51pm -
  • The Force returns
    Head to for some in-depth coverage of the visual effects by ILM for The Force Awakens.
    - 13 days ago24 Jan 16, 11:16pm -
  • Masters of FX
    Check out my book, Masters of FX, from Ilex and Focal Press, which features interviews with 16 of the world’s best visual effects supervisors and a foreword by James Cameron. Updated: Now an ebook at Amazon or Apple iBooks for UK readers. Writing M…
    - 13 days ago24 Jan 16, 11:14pm -
  • New training at
    Pretty amazing term of VFX training right now at – Houdini, Katana, NUKE, Cinema 4D, After Effects and more.
    - 15 days ago23 Jan 16, 5:27am -
  • Keeping Krampus creepy
    The combined efforts of Weta Workshop and Weta Digital helped bring Krampus to life.
    - 15 days ago23 Jan 16, 3:35am -
  • New Ex Machina breakdowns
    New VFX breakdowns from Double Negative for one of the most stunning films from 2015.
    - 15 days ago23 Jan 16, 3:00am -

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  • new"Revenant," "Ex Machina" Top The DGA Awards
    "The Revenant" director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has won the top honor at the Directors Guild of America awards.This marks the second year in a row Inarritu won the DGA trophy following last year's "Birdman". Inarritu beat out Tom McCarthy ("Sp…
    - 6 hours ago7 Feb 16, 4:37am -
  • newPark Chan-wook To Helm "Genocidal Organ"?
    Park Chan-wook ("Oldboy," "Stoker") is looking to helm an adaptation of Project Itoh's 2007 novel "Genocidal Organ" for The Sean Daniel Company says Twitchfilm.Set in a time when Sarajevo was obliterated by a homemade nuclear device, the story refl…
    - 6 hours ago7 Feb 16, 4:20am -
  • new"John Wick" Producers Unleash "Smoke"
    "John Wick" and "Sicario" producers Thunder Road are assembling the action thriller "Smoke on the Water" which Basil Iwanyk and Kent Kubena will produce.The script by Trey Callaway ("I Still Know What You Did Last Summer") and Rick Parks ("Ever Aft…
    - 7 hours ago7 Feb 16, 3:15am -
  • Hawke Joins "Hours," Sought For "Training"
    Ethan Hawke has signed up for the Brian Smrz-directed thriller "24 Hours to Live" which goes on sale shortly at the upcoming European Film Market. The story follows an assassin given another shot at life after being revived by his employer. The c…
    - 16 hours ago6 Feb 16, 6:04pm -
  • 2016 Superbowl Movie TV Spots (Updated)
    Superbowl 50 gets underway in a day and so the various movie commercials scheduled to air before, during and after the big game have started to come online. As they go online, they'll be added below, check out the current ones available now:Gods o…
    - 17 hours ago6 Feb 16, 5:17pm -
  • "Furious" Scribe Pens Thai Prison Film
    "The Fast and the Furious" scribe Gary Scott Thompson has setup the action-thriller "Champion" at Storyscape Entertainment and Pioneer Pictures.The original screenplay is based on real events and explores a centuries-old tradition within Thailand's…
    - 18 hours ago6 Feb 16, 4:35pm -
  • Tatum, Levitt Team For Musical Comedy
    Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are re-teaming up for a currently untitled R-rated musical comedy at Universal Pictures from "Wicked" producer Marc Platt.Both actors are attached to star in the film which Gordon-Levitt came up with the idea…
    - 18 hours ago6 Feb 16, 4:35pm -
  • Heathcote Joins "Fifty Shades Darker" Cast
    Bella Heathcote ("Dark Shadows," "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies") has joined the cast of "Fifty Shades Darker" for Focus Features.Heathcote will play Leila, a woman who had been in a relationship with Jamie Dornan's emotionally and psychically sc…
    - 18 hours ago6 Feb 16, 4:16pm -
  • Snyder On "League," Multiverse, Batman Theme
    We're only a month away from Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and a new interview with the director has gone up over at the Hall of Justice Podcast (via CB) in which he talked about how the film sets up the "Justice League" films.…
    - 2 days ago5 Feb 16, 5:03pm -
  • "Star Wars" Blamed For "Mockingjay" Drop
    It is not unexpected that investors would take their punishment out on Lionsgate now that its "Hunger Games" cash cow is over, but no-one expected it to be this fast.As part of its quarterly earnings call with Wall Street analysts this morning, the…
    - 2 days ago5 Feb 16, 5:02pm -
  • Alicia Witt Joins "Walking Dead," "Fear" Promo
    "Cybill" and "Justified" actress Alicia Witt has joined the cast of AMC's "The Walking Dead" for its upcoming seventh season which premieres in October.Witt announced the casting on Twitter, though production on the episodes isn't expected to get u…
    - 2 days ago5 Feb 16, 5:00pm -
  • Czurchy Back, McCarthy Not In New "Gilmore"
    "The Good Wife" star Matt Czuchry will reprise his role of Logan Huntzberger on Netflix's upcoming "Gilmore Girls" revival series.It has yet to be determined how many episodes out of the four new installments (each 90 minutes in length) Czuchry wil…
    - 2 days ago5 Feb 16, 3:44pm -


  • Natalie Dormer Finds New Thriller In Darkness
    She's co-written and will star in the tale of violence and vengeanceUsually to be found trying to finagle her way into power on Game Of Thrones, Natalie Dormer is working on something different for her next film, In Darkness.She’s co-written the s…
    - 29 Oct 15, 6:33pm -
  • Allison Janney Joins The Girl On The Train
    Playing a police detectiveEmily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Jared Leto and Justin Theroux are already all aboard, but The Girl On The Train is still accepting more passengers. Allison Janney is the latest to join the ensemble cast for Tat…
    - 29 Oct 15, 10:37am -
  • Kristen Stewart And Chloe Sevigny Circling Lizzie Borden Biopic
    It's a trick - get an axe!Played just this year and last in a pair of campy Christina Ricci movies for the Lifetime Channel, famous axe murderer Lizzie Borden is also heading to the cinema screen in yet another project. Belgian director Pieter Van H…
    - 29 Oct 15, 10:37am -
  • Kristen Stewart And Chole Sevigny Circling LIzzie Borden Biopic
    It's a trick - get an axe!Played just this year and last in a pair of campy Christina Ricci movies for the Lifetime Channel, famous axe murderer Lizzie Borden is also heading to the cinema screen in yet another project. Belgian director Pieter Van H…
    - 29 Oct 15, 10:07am -
  • Empire Issue Preview: The Revenant, The Hunger Games and Oscars 2016
    The new issue hits newsstandsThis month's new issue sees Empire braving the spaces between Arkham Asylum's walls to get up close and personal with the supervillains from David Ayer's hotly-anticipated Suicide Squad. From Jared Leto's Joker to Will Sm…
    - 29 Oct 15, 10:07am -
  • New Look At Suicide Squad's Killer Croc
    And Amanda Waller takes a sinister bowWorld meet the Suicide Squad, Suicide Squad meet... okay, never mind. Empire’s December issue debuts some of the most twisted, antisocial bunch of psychopaths we've ever run into - to paraphrase Ralph Meeker in…
    - 29 Oct 15, 9:51am -
  • Oldboy's Pom Klementieff Cast In Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
    She's been hired for a mystery roleWriter/director James Gunn is in Atlanta preparing to start shooting the next Guardians Of The Galaxy. While we might expect to learn a lot of casting information from him via Facebook, the first piece has actually…
    - 29 Oct 15, 12:06am -
  • New Trailer For The Night Before
    Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt get christ-mashedIt’s nearly November, so you’re in a Christmas mood, right? Even if not, you might be prepared to see the new – ish, there’s not a load of fresh footage – promo for Seth Rogen’s new sea…
    - 28 Oct 15, 11:51pm -
  • Peter Sarsgaard To Play Robert Kennedy In Jackie
    Starring opposite Natalie PortmanWe learned back in May of this year that Natalie Portman would be playing Jackie Kennedy in Jackie. Now we also know that Peter Sarsgaard is joining the film as Robert Kennedy.Jackie chronicles the four days in Kenne…
    - 28 Oct 15, 11:35pm -
  • Ash Vs. Evil Dead Scores A Second Season
    Before the first episode even arrivesAs Ash himself might say, “Groovy.” Mere days before it's set to premiere in the United States and a few other countries, Evil Dead TV series Ash Vs. Evil Dead has been renewed for a second season by American…
    - 28 Oct 15, 11:35pm -
  • Michelle Rodriguez Starring In Tomboy, A Revenger's Tale
    Sigourney Weaver will be a knife-happy surgeonWalter Hill is tackling gender reassignment themes in his next film, albeit in the guise of an action thriller. Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver are on board to star in Tomboy, A Revenger’s Tale…
    - 28 Oct 15, 5:56pm -
  • Exclusive: First Look At Will Smith’s Suicide Squad Cover
    Deadshot comes aliveDeadshot is the new American Sniper. Kinda. Will Smith’s troubled assassin is a marksman whose deadly aim is put into the service of Suicide Squad in David Ayer’s new comic-book movie, but a jutting-jawed patriot this guy emph…
    - 28 Oct 15, 5:56pm -

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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 -