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  • Netto “The Easter Surprise”: Making of by The Mill
    Check out this making of by The Mill about their work on this cute Netto commercial: WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Mill: Dedicated page about Netto “The Easter Surprise” on The Mill website. Netto “The Easter Surprise” – Commercial © Vincent Frei…
    - 4 days ago17 Aug 17, 9:00am -
  • KING 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:…
    - 5 days 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…
    - 5 days 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…
    - 6 days 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.
    - 6 days 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…
    - 10 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.
    - 10 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…
    - 10 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…
    - 11 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…
    - 11 days ago10 Aug 17, 1:10pm -



  • The last-minute roto tool that saved the ending of ‘Death Becomes Her’
    I recently spoke to visual effects supervisor Ken Ralston about his work at ILM on Death Becomes Her for the 25th anniversary of the film. The interview received some surprising attention; the film might not have been a hit but the practical make-up…
    - 3 days ago17 Aug 17, 11:28pm -
  • From storyboard to final in ‘GOTG Vol 2’
    James Gunn narrates a scene from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 where the Ravagers take on Rocket in the forest – breaking down the shots from storyboards to previs/postvis and final (with VFX by Trixter). This clip is from the film’s DVD/Blu-Ray…
    - 4 days ago16 Aug 17, 9:54pm -
  • 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…
    - 6 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!
    - 8 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…
    - 11 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!
    - 11 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…
    - 16 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.
    - 16 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.
    - 18 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.
    - 19 days ago2 Aug 17, 2:50pm -

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  • newEastwood’s Film Joins Oscars 2017 Race?
    Announced in April of this year, Clint Eastwood’s “The 15:17 to Paris” is looking like it may be ready in time for an awards-qualifying run before the year is out. Variety reports that the film, about the 2015 Thalys train attack in France and…
    - 7 hours ago20 Aug 17, 11:41pm -
  • new“Hitman” Tops, “Logan” Drops At Box-Office
    The Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson-led action comedy “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” topped the weekend box-office this week, overcoming bad reviews to beat expectations with a $21.6 million opening. Even so, it was super quiet at the box-office…
    - 7 hours ago20 Aug 17, 11:10pm -
  • new“Kingsman” TV Spot Explains The ‘Golden Circle’
    Perhaps one of the more amusing stories regarding the making of “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” was that it was test screened three times, and every time not a single person had heard of the real ‘Golden Triangle’ which the title is a spin on.…
    - 8 hours ago20 Aug 17, 10:43pm -
  • newMicrosoft GamesCom 2017 Trailers
    A decidedly more relaxed affair than its E3 press conference, Microsoft’s GamesCom presentation still managed to include a bunch of exclusive trailers within its 90-minute presentation at Europe’s largest gaming convention. Among the highlights w…
    - 8 hours ago20 Aug 17, 10:31pm -
  • newFirst Promo: “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams”
    His literary work inspired the likes of “Blade Runner,” “Total Recall” and “Minority Report,” now a new anthology series is on the way based on author Philip K. Dick’s many titles and produced by the likes of Bryan Cranston and “Battl…
    - 9 hours ago20 Aug 17, 9:25pm -
  • newR.I.P. Comedian Jerry Lewis
    Legendary comedian Jerry Lewis has passed away peacefully from natural causes at age of 91 at his home in Las Vegas. Lewis had last been hospitalized in June. Starting as the goofball sidekick to Dean Martin in a nightclub act, the pair became hugely…
    - 9 hours ago20 Aug 17, 9:08pm -
  • “Godzilla vs. Kong” Is A ‘Monster Brawl’
    Filmmaker Adam Wingard, out doing promotional rounds for the upcoming “Death Note” film on Netflix, has spoken a bit about his in the works next project – the big-budget “Godzilla vs. Kong” film at Warner Bros. Pictures. He reveals to Scree…
    - 20 hours ago20 Aug 17, 10:38am -
  • New “Star Wars: Battlefront II” Gameplay Trailer
    Ahead of Microsoft’s GamesCom presentation today, Electronic Arts has released a new trailer for their upcoming game “Star Wars: Battlefront II”. The clip offers a first look at the game’s Starfighter Assault mode along with glimpses of some…
    - 20 hours ago20 Aug 17, 10:30am -
  • Two Directors Up For “Justice League Dark”
    Daniel Espinosa (“Life,” “Safe House”) and Gerard Johnstone (“Housebound”) have reportedly emerged as the two final candidates to take over the upcoming “Justice League Dark” film at Warner Bros. Pictures & DC Comics. Beyond the Trail…
    - 1 day ago19 Aug 17, 11:10pm -
  • Levy On How To Adapt “Uncharted” For Film
    After languishing for years, the film adaptation of Sony’s celebrated “Uncharted” video game franchise got a kick in the pants when current Spider-Man actor Tom Holland came on board as Nathan Drake. As a result, the project was retooled and tu…
    - 1 day ago19 Aug 17, 10:48pm -
  • Shyamalan’s “Glass” Gets A Synopsis
    Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass,” the sequel to both his films “Split” and “Unbreakable,” is scheduled to begin filming next month and now Universal has released a new official synopsis which hints at where the storyline of the fo…
    - 1 day ago19 Aug 17, 9:34pm -
  • Jabba the Hutt Spin-Off Being Considered
    Just a few days after it was confirmed that an Obi-Wan Kenobi “A Star Wars Story” spin-off is in the works, a report in Variety indicates a film about Jabba the Hutt is currently in development at Lucasfilm. No further details were in the trade r…
    - 1 day ago19 Aug 17, 9:28pm -

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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…
    - 54 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…
    - 79 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 -