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  • newMOWGLI
    Here is the first trailer for MOWGLI: The VFX are made by: Framestore – London (VFX Supervisor: Nigel Denton-Howes / Animation Supervisor: Max Solomon) Framestore – Montreal (VFX Supervisor: Ivan Moran / Animation Supervisor: Kyle Dunlevy) Rodeo…
    - 5 hours ago21 May 18, 6:00pm -
  • newDEADPOOL 2: Dan Glass – Overall VFX Supervisor
    Dan Glass has 25 years of experience in visual effects. As a VFX supervisor, he took care of the effects of many movies like THE MATRIX sequels, V FOR VENDETTA, THE TREE OF LIFE and JUPITER ASCENDING.The post DEADPOOL 2: Dan Glass – Overall VFX Su…
    - 8 hours ago21 May 18, 3:00pm -
    Here is THE ESCAPE, a short film written and directed by VFX Supervisor Paul Franklin: The VFX are made by DNEG and Milk VFX. CREDITS Director: Paul Franklin Screenplay: Paul Franklin Starring: Art Malik, Julian Sands, Olivia Williams, Ben Miller Ada…
    - 11 hours ago21 May 18, 12:00pm -
  • Senior VFX Supervisor Dan Glass is joining DNEG
    Big news! Senior VFX Supervisor Dan Glass (DEADPOOL 2, CLOUD ATLAS, NINJA ASSASSIN, …) is joining the teams of DNEG! Here is the press release: DNEG appoints acclaimed Senior VFX Supervisor Dan Glass BAFTA nominated supervisor will join DNEG’s Lo…
    - 3 days ago18 May 18, 4:00pm -
  • THE GREATEST SHOWMAN: VFX Breakdown by Rodeo FX
    Rodeo FX presents their environment work on THE GREATEST SHOWMAN: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Rodeo FX: Dedicated page about THE GREATEST SHOWMAN on Rodeo FX website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post THE GREATEST SHOWMAN: VFX Breakdown by…
    - 3 days ago18 May 18, 2:00pm -
  • THE COMMUTER: VFX Breakdown by Cinesite
    Come have a look at the VFX work of Cinesite on THE COMMUTER: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Cinesite: Dedicated page about THE COMMUTER on Cinesite website. Stephane Paris: My interview of Stephane Paris, VFX Supervisor at Cinesite Steve Begg: My interview of S…
    - 4 days ago18 May 18, 10:00am -
  • AVENGERS – INFINITY WAR: Andrew Morley – VFX Supervisor – Cinesite
    In 2016, Andrew Morley explained the work of Cinesite on FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM. He talks to us today about his work on AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR.The post AVENGERS – INFINITY WAR: Andrew Morley – VFX Supervisor – Cinesite appeare…
    - 4 days ago17 May 18, 3:00pm -
  • BLACK PANTHER: End title sequence by Perception
    New York based studio Perception have released their beautiful end title sequence for BLACK PANTHER: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Perception: Dedicated page about BLACK PANTHER on Perception website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post BLACK P…
    - 4 days ago17 May 18, 1:00pm -
    Intense trailer for THE BOMBING featuring Bruce Willis: The VFX are made by: Macrograph Director: Xiao Feng Release Date: 8 August 2018 (China) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post THE BOMBING appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 5 days ago17 May 18, 9:00am -
  • MILE 22
    Action packed trailer for MILE 22, the new movie by Peter Berg: The VFX are made by: Zero VFX (VFX Supervisor: Troy Moore) Territory Studio Director: Peter Berg Release Date: 3 August 2018 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post MI…
    - 5 days ago16 May 18, 4:00pm -



  • Enter the Trojan Horse Golden Ticket Challenge
    I’ve been a regular attendee at Trojan Horse Was a Unicorn for a few years now. Formerly in Portugal, THU is landing in Malta this year, and the location looks stunning. What’s exciting is, you can enter the Golden Ticket Challenge art competitio…
    - 2 days ago20 May 18, 1:04am -
  • Retro vfx: Godzilla is 20!
    In vfxblog’s ‘Man-in-suit, miniatures, mechanics and modern CG: looking back at 20 years since Godzilla’, we chat to visual effects supervisor Volker Engel about this massive 1998 release and its use of practical, miniature, animatronics, puppe…
    - 4 days ago18 May 18, 12:23am -
  • Invisible effects and how they were invisible
    There’s always so much great film work around that’s invisible, and for 3D World magazine, I highlighted a few recent releases. My favourite bit is this feature image which just has the sand bags for a deer that will be later added in for the fil…
    - 5 days ago17 May 18, 1:32am -
  • Behind the scenes of Altered Carbon
    For 3D World magazine, I talked to vfx supe Everett Burrell about the making of Netflix’s Altered Carbon – an amazing show.
    - 5 days ago17 May 18, 1:30am -
  • Willow is 30!
    It’s very nearly the 30th anniversary of Ron Howard’s Willow, a huge effects film full of practical fx, miniatures, optical composites, matte paintings…and digital morphing. This was ILM’s big breakthrough into 2D image manipulation. I recen…
    - 5 days ago16 May 18, 12:16pm -
  • Welcome…to Jurassic Park (25 years ago)
    For 3D Artist magazine, I looked back at the pioneering CGI work in Jurassic Park by ILM and Tippett Studio. Keep an eye out on vfxblog for more Jurassic 25th anniversary coverage.
    - 11 days ago11 May 18, 1:50am -
  • Thanos, by Digital Domain and Weta Digital
    I was particularly impressed at how both DD and Weta Digital made Thanos for Infinity War. Here’s my Cartoon Brew coverage.
    - 11 days ago10 May 18, 10:12pm -
  • Submit your film to VIEW Conference!
    Are you a filmmaker? The 2018 VIEW Conference is now accepting submissions for its 2018 film competitions. There’s a €2,000 first prize – the VIEW Award – for short animated film, and the ITALIANMIX award for Italian short films. Here’s som…
    - 13 days ago8 May 18, 9:50pm -
  • Remembering this killer ILM shot from Deep Impact, now 20 years old
    20 years ago, the first of 1998’s asteroid films, Deep Impact, was released. In some ways it used visual effects rather sparingly to showcase the result of a partial meteor hit on the Earth. Massive waves hitting New York were a feature of the film…
    - 15 days ago7 May 18, 2:51am -
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  • newFirst Trailer: Andy Serkis’ “Mowgli”
    Filmmaker Andy Serkis sticks much closer than Disney did to the darker tone of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” with his upcoming film adaptation of the work “Mowgli” opening this Fall. The first trailer for the project is now out and di…
    - 4 hours ago21 May 18, 6:44pm -
  • newHuge Cast Joins “John Wick: Chapter 3”
    Halle Berry, Anjelica Huston, Jason Mantzoukas, Mark Dacascos, Tiger Hu Chen, “The Raid” duo Yayan Ruhian and Cecep Arif Rahman, and “Billions” actor Asia Kate Dillon are all set to star alongside Keanu Reeves in “John Wick: Chapter 3” at…
    - 4 hours ago21 May 18, 6:43pm -
  • newNetflix Tops Original Programming Survey
    While cinephiles bemoan Netflix’s lack of curation, the streaming giant’s ‘grab all you can’ approach is working on a perception front. In a new Morgan Stanley survey released today from a nationally representative poll of 3,100 U.S. adults 1…
    - 4 hours ago21 May 18, 6:41pm -
  • newJet Li Photos Spark Health Concerns?
    Photos from a recent appearance in Tibet have reportedly sparked concerns across social media for the health of 55-year-old martial arts legend Jet Li. Li revealed in 2013 that he was suffering from hyperthyroidism as well as a heart condition, while…
    - 4 hours ago21 May 18, 6:39pm -
  • new“Expendables 4,” “Rambo 5” Moving Forward
    Chinese exhibition giant Dadi has pre-bought mainland China distribution rights to Sylvester Stallone’s action sequels “The Expendables 4” and “Rambo 5” from Millenium Films. The Chinese deal is said to be comfortably into eight-figures and…
    - 4 hours ago21 May 18, 6:37pm -
  • newThe Obamas Sign Netflix Production Deal
    Netflix has closed a deal with former U.S. President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama to produce series and movies for the streaming service. The pair will potentially work on scripted and unscripted series as well as docu-series, do…
    - 4 hours ago21 May 18, 6:35pm -
  • newFirst Trailer: Johnny Depp In “City of Lies”
    Global Road Entertainment has released the first trailer for “The Lincoln Lawyer” director Brad Furman’s new crime-drama “City of Lies”. Johnny Depp, Forest Whittaker, Rockmond Dunbar, Xander Berkeley and Shea Whigham star in this film adap…
    - 4 hours ago21 May 18, 6:26pm -
  • new“The LEGO Movie” Sequel Gets A Title
    The official Twitter account for “The LEGO Movie” has confirmed that the title for the upcoming sequel will be “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” and has simultaneously released the new logo. Tiffany Haddish will be voicing a new lead charac…
    - 4 hours ago21 May 18, 6:25pm -
  • newDouglas, DuVernay To Produce New Series
    Atrium TV has announced four high-end dramas it currently has in advanced development. The new slate has just been offered to select production companies and networks who will soon decide if they want to invest. The four series are: “Silo”: Micha…
    - 4 hours ago21 May 18, 6:24pm -
  • newNew Animated “Clifford” Series On The Way
    Scholastic Entertainment has announced plans for a re-launch of the Emmy-winning preschool animated series “Clifford the Big Red Dog” to air on Amazon Prime Video and PBS KIDS from Fall 2019. Based on the best-selling book series by Norman Bridwe…
    - 4 hours ago21 May 18, 6:22pm -
  • newGyllenhaal In Talks For “Spider-Man” Villain
    First reported by UK outlet The List and followed up by several trade papers, it has now been confirmed that Jake Gyllenhaal is currently in talks to play the villainous Mysterio in the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” sequel at Sony Pictures. In the com…
    - 7 hours ago21 May 18, 3:29pm -
  • newInternational Trailer: “Mission Impossible – Fallout”
    Following a teaser trailer a few months back and a full trailer last week, a new international trailer is out for “Mission Impossible – Fallout” with a bunch of new footage including plenty of fresh screen time for supporting actors like Alec B…
    - 7 hours ago21 May 18, 3:18pm -

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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…
    - 28 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…
    - 3 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 -