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  • Interviews of the Week #34
    Here is the recap of my interviews of the week #34. So you won’t miss any of them. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: Stephane Ceretti – Production VFX Supervisor During his last visit, in 2011, Stephane Ceretti talked to us in details about his work on CA…
    - 17 hours ago31 Aug 14, 2:00pm -
  • Nissan Juke Treadmill: VFX Breakdown
    Mikros Image have just released this nice VFX Breakdown of their work on this Nissan Juke Treadmill commercial: CREDITS: Client : NISSAN Agency : TBWA / G1 Production : Henry de Czar (Jean Ozannat) Directors : Hervé De Crécy et François Alaux Edit…
    - 2 days ago30 Aug 14, 4:32pm -
  • Doctor Who Series 8
    Here is a really nice title for the new season of Doctor Who created by Billy Hanshaw (click on the picture below to watch it): CREDITS: Executive Producer / Lead Writer – Steven Moffat Executive Producer – Brian Minchin Post Production Superviso…
    - 2 days ago30 Aug 14, 3:46pm -
  • Pixar’s LAVA
    Here is a nice preview for the next short by Pixar, LAVA: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 3 days ago29 Aug 14, 6:09pm -
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: Kyle McCulloch, VFX Supervisor & Mark Wilson, CG Supervisor – Framestore
    Kyle McCulloch is in visual effects for over 15 years. He worked in many studios such as Curious Pictures, The Orphanage or ILM. He joined Framestore in 2009 and worked on films such as HARRY POTTER AND THE Deathly HALLOWS: PART 1 or GRAVITY.Mark…
    - 3 days ago29 Aug 14, 11:00am -
    Lots of creatures and new VFX shots in this new trailer for SEVENTH SON: The VFX are made by : MPC (VFX Supervisor : Nicolas Aithadi & Erik Nordby) Rhythm & Hues : (VFX Supervisor : Greg Steele) Method Studios (VFX Supervisor : Mark Breakspear) Trixt…
    - 3 days ago29 Aug 14, 7:00am -
  • The Pyramid
    Here is a cool trailer for The Pyramid: The VFX are made by: Cliche VFX (VFX Supervisor : Oliver Ojeil) The Production VFX Supervisor is Derek Wentworth. Director: Grégory Levasseur Release Date: 5 December 2014 (USA)
    - 4 days ago28 Aug 14, 3:33pm -
  • The Mill is moving
    The Mill have made this really cool animation to announce their move to Windmill Street in London: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 4 days ago28 Aug 14, 2:56pm -
  • GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: Stephane Ceretti – Production VFX Supervisor
    During his last visit, in 2011, Stephane Ceretti talked to us in details about his work on CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER. He then worked on CLOUD ATLAS and THOR: THE DARK WORLD.
    - 4 days ago28 Aug 14, 12:00pm -
  • 2014 MTV Video Music Awards
    Beautiful work by Elastic for the 2014 edition of the MTV Music Video Awards: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 5 days ago27 Aug 14, 3:24pm -


  • Style city: A Dame to Kill For
    Behind the scenes of Prime Focus' visual effects for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
    - 3 days ago29 Aug 14, 5:41am -
  • the vfx show #188: Guardians of the Galaxy
    Mike Seymour, Matt Wallin and TyRuben Ellingson discuss the visual effects in this summer's blockbuster Marvel Studios film, Guardians of the Galaxy.
    - 5 days ago27 Aug 14, 7:17pm -
  • fxpodcast #281: Milking the best for Doctor Who
    In this week's fxpodcast we speak to Milk VFX about the effects work in the new series of Doctor Who.
    - 5 days ago26 Aug 14, 9:35pm -
  • fxguidetv #193: Everything SIGGRAPH
    We highlight presentations and tech from SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver - including ILM's work on Turtles, recruitment info and a look at a bunch of new tools and apps.
    - 7 days ago25 Aug 14, 6:00am -
  • Into the Storm: a trio of tornadoes
    How real reference served to inform the visual effects artists for three of the devastating tornado sequences in Into the Storm.
    - 14 days ago18 Aug 14, 7:46am -
  • SIGGRAPH 2014 – wrap-up
    A final look at SIGGRAPH 2014 from Vancouver and what to expect in fxguide SIGGRAPH coverage coming soon.
    - 14 days ago18 Aug 14, 12:31am -
  • Congrats to the Creative Emmy Winners
    Congrats to all the winners at this Saturday’s Creative Emmy Awards!
    - 15 days ago17 Aug 14, 2:06am -
  • Sci-Tech Oscar 2015 Consideration list
    The areas of interest for the Sci-Tech 2015 Oscars has been published.
    - 16 days ago16 Aug 14, 6:18pm -
  • More from SIGGRAPH 2014
    More from SIGGRAPH 2014 - Emerging Tech, the Pixar RenderMan User Group and parties with Image Engine and ILM.
    - 18 days ago14 Aug 14, 3:22pm -
  • The VFX of Guardians of the Galaxy
    How the VFX teams behind Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy made Rocket, Groot, huge environments, spaceship chases and an incredible final battle.
    - 19 days ago13 Aug 14, 2:44pm -
  • News from SIGGRAPH: Shotgun & NVIDIA
    Shotgun introduces an iPhone app and NVIDIA rounds out its Kepler product line at SIGGRAPH 2014.
    - 19 days ago13 Aug 14, 3:14am -
  • SIGGRAPH 2014 – Day 2
    How day 2 of SIGGRAPH 2014 shaped up with tech sessions and insights into the big film releases this year.
    - 19 days ago13 Aug 14, 3:02am -


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  • newGame News: GTAV, Saints, Unity, Resident
    Grand Theft Auto V: RemasteredRumors have been swirling that the PS4, Xbox One and PC versions of GTA 5 won't be out until 2015. Rockstar Games has flat out denied reports, the studio saying the release date has not changed and the game is still sl…
    - 11 hours ago31 Aug 14, 8:44pm -
  • newGunn Thanks You For "Guardians" Success
    "Guardians of the Galaxy" became the highest-grossing 2014 film in North America this weekend, and is expected to pass $300 million domestically before it closes out its run. Combined with the stellar reviews from the critics and the public, it st…
    - 11 hours ago31 Aug 14, 8:27pm -
  • newWhy Isn't Joaquin Phoenix "Doctor Strange" Yet?
    Though rumored to be starring in the title role in Marvel's "Doctor Strange" back in July, reports of Joaquin Phoenix playing the role heated up again this week as it was reported that actor was in the final stages of making a deal but hadn't yet sig…
    - 11 hours ago31 Aug 14, 8:16pm -
  • new"Guardians" Tops Labor Day Box-Office
    As of yesterday, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" became the biggest film of the year domestically. Unsurprisingly the film looks set to hold the top spot at the Labor Day weekend box-office with an estimated $16.3 million through Sunday and a tot…
    - 11 hours ago31 Aug 14, 8:00pm -
  • Photos: Dinklage Films "Game of Thrones" S5
    A Reddit user has snapped some blurry and distant photos whilst on the set of HBO's "Game of Thrones" which is currently in the midst of shooting its fifth season. The shots, taken in Kastel Gomilica in Croatia, hint at what happens to several of t…
    - 23 hours ago31 Aug 14, 8:20am -
  • 'Olicity' Heats Up In "Arrow" S3 Promo
    A new promo for the anticipated third season of The CW's "Arrow" has arrived and it hints at quite a bit in its brief twenty seconds - the heating up of 'Olicity' with a kiss between Oliver and Felicity, the new Count Vertigo, both Lance sisters kick…
    - 23 hours ago31 Aug 14, 8:13am -
  • Trailer: Shaun the Sheep
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    - 1 day ago31 Aug 14, 1:13am -
  • Trailer: Leviathan (2014)
    - 1 day ago31 Aug 14, 1:13am -
  • Set Photos: Cavill's Clark Kent Visits Gotham Jail
    More photos have gone up of Henry Cavill in his bespectacled reporter Clark Kent guise filming scenes in Detroit for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice". The shots today show him leaving the Gotham City Jail with a scene reportedly involving him ta…
    - 1 day ago30 Aug 14, 8:26pm -
  • "Downton Abbey" Fifth Season Trailer Arrives
    ITV has released the first official trailer for the fifth season (or series in the U.K.) of "Downton Abbey" which is scheduled to premiere in England on September 21st at 9pm.The trailer gives us glimpses of some of the action from a fire that rips…
    - 1 day ago30 Aug 14, 8:19pm -
  • Fuller Talks Scope Of "American Gods" Series
    Last month came word that Bryan Fuller, Michael Green and Neil Gaiman are all set to executive produce a TV series adaptation of Gaiman's 2001 novel "American Gods" which will likely go into production sometime next year. The story is set in a worl…
    - 1 day ago30 Aug 14, 8:16pm -
  • Lynda Carter On New Wonder Woman Costume
    Late last month Warner Bros. Pictures and Zack Snyder released a first look at Gal Gadot in her Wonder Woman costume during the "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" panel at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.So far the costume has been met with a mos…
    - 1 day ago30 Aug 14, 7:51pm -


  • The Tick TV Series Could Return
    Patrick Warburton up for Amazon pilot rebootIt only lasted nine episodes on TV back in 2001 and delivered paltry ratings, but for those who enjoy their comedies on the cult side, The Tick remains a fond memory. And it appears the show – including s…
    - 14 hours ago31 Aug 14, 5:07pm -
  • Phil Lord And Chris Miller Find The Greatest American Hero
    Jump Street duo set to launch new TV seriesThe Greatest American Hero is one of those cult US TV properties that never quite broke into mainstream awareness here in the UK. What better duo, then, to dust off an old telly property and give it a new le…
    - 15 hours ago31 Aug 14, 4:51pm -
  • Dan Stevens And More Rumoured For Escape From New York Reboot
    Charlie Hunnam and Jon Bernthal also on the wishlistThe idea to reboot John Carpenter’s action classic Escape From New York has been rumoured as active and then shoved back into turnaround for years, and Starlog is now reporting that Joel Silver’…
    - 15 hours ago31 Aug 14, 4:51pm -
  • New Trailer for Seventh Son
    Jeff Bridges gets his Gandalf onWe saw the first footage from Seventh Son over a year ago at the 2013 ComicCon. Since then it's had a somewhat leisurely journey to the screen thanks to the divorce proceedings between Warner Bros. and Legendary. But h…
    - 23 hours ago31 Aug 14, 8:38am -
  • Podcast #126: Jon Hamm, Richard Ayoade
    Pick your favourite villain's lair... if you dare/imAfter several weeks' of hype, the Richard Ayoade interview you've been waiting for is finally here, accompanied by some Mad Man - you see? Because of the TV show? And humour? - called Jon Hamm, with…
    - 23 hours ago31 Aug 14, 8:38am -
  • Steve Oram Says Its Walls Were Blood
    He's part of the cast for the haunted house horrorSteve Oram offered horror and laughs in equal measure as the homicidally angry Chris in Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers. For a future film, he’s planning to cut out even the dark comedy and focus solely…
    - 3 days ago29 Aug 14, 7:06pm -
  • Second Shaun The Sheep Teaser Is Here
    He's off to pastures new...Following on from the first teaser earlier this year, here’s a longer and more complete look at footage from Shaun The Sheep’s movie, following the adventurous ovine and his buddies as they hit the nearby metropolis. T…
    - 3 days ago29 Aug 14, 7:06pm -
  • First Footage From Pixar's Short Film Lava
    See what happens when a volcano pines for love...A couple of months ago, director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera brought some footage from Pixar’s next film Inside Out to premiere in Los Angeles. Also included in the presentation was a full…
    - 3 days ago29 Aug 14, 6:04pm -
  • New Foxcatcher Trailer Arrives
    The true-life drama has a new promoFollowing rave reviews and early awards buzz at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Moneyball director Bennett Miller’s latest, Foxcatcher is headed towards cinemas, bringing another compelling blend of real-life…
    - 3 days ago29 Aug 14, 9:19am -
  • First Poster For Kill Me Three Times
    Simon Pegg has the killer instinctWe’ve seen Simon Pegg kill a lot of people on screen – but those were largely zombies or villains. For comic thriller Kill Me Three Times, he’ll play a more morally dubious type. The first poster for the film h…
    - 3 days ago29 Aug 14, 9:19am -
  • First Footage From Lava
    Pixar's latest shortA couple of months ago, director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera brought some footage from Pixar’s next film Inside Out to premiere in Los Angeles. Also included in the presentation was a full look at Lava, the short that…
    - 3 days ago29 Aug 14, 9:04am -
  • The Rewrite Trailer Arrives
    Hugh Grant's going back to school. As a teacher...Hugh Grant and director Marc Lawrence have worked together three times before in the past, and it appears they’re channelling at least one of their previous projects, Music And Lyrics, for new rom-c…
    - 3 days ago29 Aug 14, 8:48am -

vfx soldier

    The VFX Progress Group will be having a BBQ that anyone is invited to attend. I will be there to answer any questions and help lobby for support of ADAPT’s legal effort: Veterans Memorial Park 4117 Overland Ave Culver City, CA 90230 Sunday, Septemb…
    - 5 days ago27 Aug 14, 6:01pm -
  • Trade Provision Supporting ADAPT Legal Effort In AB1839
    Big news came last week as CA bill AB1839 was amended: An amendment to proposed legislation to expand California’s film and TV tax credit urges trade action as a response to countries that have lured visual effects firms away with the promise of ge…
    - 6 days ago26 Aug 14, 4:44pm -
  • Sin Equity 2
    The gods have spoken: #vfx companies shall not hold equity in films, for verily shalt they perish from the earth.—   (@bengrossmann) August 24, 2014 So much news about Prime Focus, so little time! I have yet to post my thoughts on the Double Negat…
    - 6 days ago26 Aug 14, 5:23am -
  • John Textor Demands Apology From VFX Soldier
    After my last post I received two emails from former Digital Domain 2.0 CEO John Textor. The contents of both emails were the same and posted below. The only difference between the two emails was the first one was sent with the subject “Blog” an…
    - 14 days ago18 Aug 14, 4:28pm -
  • John Textor Has A Blog
    Looks like the saga of John Textor continues. When Digital Domain went down and took Florida taxpayers for a $100 million bath I speculated that it would become an election issue. Well current Governor Rick Scott will be taking on the previous Gover…
    - 15 days ago16 Aug 14, 9:26pm -
  • Anti-poaching Inquiry
    I haven’t had a chance to post about the recent news concerning collusion but I have been speaking with counsel about the matter. One firm has been trying to get more information about the issue and I asked them if they could provide me with some i…
    - 16 days ago16 Aug 14, 1:46am -
  • Vancouver Stories
    I flew to Siggraph in Vancouver to attend an ADAPT Q&A with Scott Ross. While I didn’t count the exact number of people there about half of the 100-seat room was filled. I gave an overview of the anti-subsidy duty legal effort we were pursuing and…
    - 17 days ago15 Aug 14, 4:18pm -
  • Former LookFX Employees Tell Their Side
    One of the big pieces of news that came out of Siggraph was David Cohen’s piece in Variety that LookFX was folding: Look officially ceased operations doors Monday and its staff is already at work at Mass Market. LookFX partners Henrik Fett and M…
    - 17 days ago15 Aug 14, 1:43am -
  • ADAPT In The News
    In the last week ADAPT has received considerable media attention. Bloomberg Businessweek did a piece about our legal effort to place anti-subsidy duties on VFX productions that utilize distortive subsidies: The Fight to Save California’s Visual Ef…
    - 19 days ago13 Aug 14, 3:48pm -
  • ADAPT Q&A At Siggraph Aug. 13 3:30pm
    ADAPT will be having a Q&A panel about the organization and our legal effort on subsidies: WEDNESDAY, 13 AUGUST 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Vancouver Convention Centre East Building, Room 2 Scott Ross and I will be there. I’ll begin with giving some backg…
    - 21 days ago11 Aug 14, 1:40am -