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  • newPLAYSTATION “Friendly Competition”
    Really cool commercial for Playstation that feature NBA 2K15, FAR CRY 4 and DESTINY with the VFX made by Zoic Studios: CREDITS Agency: MOFILM Client: PlayStation Executive Producer: Jon Landau Executive Agency Producer: Kristen Roland Executive Creat…
    - 2 hours ago22 Oct 14, 7:20am -
  • THE MAZE RUNNER: Sue Rowe – VFX Supervisor – Method Studios
    In 2012, Sue Rowe explained in details the work of Cinesite on JOHN CARTER. She then joined Method Studios in Vancouver and worked on ENDER'S GAME.
    - 20 hours ago21 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • JAGUAR “The Lab”
    Excellent Jaguar commercial featuring Nicholas Hoult as a villain with the VFX made by The Mill (click on the picture below to watch it): CREDITS // Agency Agency: Spark 44 London Producer: Michael De Vries Creative Director: Martin, John and Matt //…
    - 1 day ago21 Oct 14, 9:00am -
  • VOLVIC “The Giant” – VFX Breakdown
    Digital District have released a really cool VFX breakdown about their work on the beautiful commercial for VOLVIC: VOLVIC “The Giant” © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 1 day ago21 Oct 14, 7:27am -
  • A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST: Iloura VFX Breakdown
    Iloura have just released a VFX Breakdown about their work on A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST (click on the picture below to watch it): © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 2 days ago20 Oct 14, 2:31pm -
  • Weta Digital: Celebrating 20 Years – “My Story”
    Weta Digital is celebrating its 20 years! At this occasion, they asked some of their artists to share their favorites moments at Weta Digital. Here is the second episode with Lead Lighting Director, Jason Galeon: The first episode feature VFX Supervi…
    - 2 days ago20 Oct 14, 8:00am -
  • X-MEN – DAYS OF FUTURE PAST: Quicksilver Making of
    Rising Sun Pictures purposes a really nice making of about their Quicksilver sequence in X-MEN – DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (click on the picture to watch it): WANT TO KNOW MORE? Rising Sun Pictures: My interview of Tim Crosbie, VFX Supervisor at Rising S…
    - 4 days ago18 Oct 14, 8:06am -
  • UNBROKEN
    Great new trailer for UNBROKEN with many new VFX shots: The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisor : Bill George & Richard Bluff) Hybride (VFX Supervisor : Philippe Théroux) Rodeo FX (VFX Supervisor : Matthew Rouleau) Animal Logic…
    - 5 days ago17 Oct 14, 5:00am -
  • IN THE HEART OF THE SEA
    Ron Howard takes us on a sea journey in this excellent trailer of IN THE HEART OF THE SEA: The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor : Sean Stranks) Rodeo FX (VFX Supervisor : François Dumoulin) Luma Pictures (VFX Supervisor : Vincent Cir…
    - 6 days ago16 Oct 14, 7:00pm -
  • A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST: VFX Breakdown
    Really nice VFX Breakdown by Tippett Studio for their work on A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 6 days ago16 Oct 14, 6:37am -

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  • new"Avengers: Age of Ultron" Trailer Next Week
    Marvel have confirmed that the first trailer for Joss Whedon's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is set to air during next week's episode of Marvel's "Agents of SHIELD" on Tuesday October 28th.Tune in to #Marvel’s #AgentsofSHIELD, Tuesday, 10/28 at 9|8c…
    - 7 hours ago22 Oct 14, 3:04am -
  • new"John Carter" May Return To Mars?
    Two years after Disney's failed film adaptation of the first Edgar Rice Burrogh's "John Carter of Mars" hit cinemas, the film and TV rights to the property have reverted back to the late author's estate.In a statement released by Edgar Rice Burroug…
    - 11 hours ago21 Oct 14, 11:00pm -
  • newJames Wan To Helm "Conjuring" Sequel
    Earlier this week came the news that the follow-up to New Line's "The Conjuring" had been pushed back from a proposed October 2015 to an unspecified 2016 release date. Now we know why.James Wan, who directed the 2013 film, has closed a first-look…
    - 11 hours ago21 Oct 14, 10:57pm -
  • new"Critters," "Static Shock" Get Web Reboots
    Warner Bros. Pictures have rebranded their digital production branch with the name Blue Ribbon Content. In the process, they've announced their entire slate of digital live-action short series including a bunch of freshly announced projects.Two ar…
    - 11 hours ago21 Oct 14, 10:56pm -
  • newFirst Look At Harvey Dent In FOX's "Gotham"
    DC Entertainment's latest 'All Access' video has offered a first look at the new Harvey Dent in FOX's Batman prequel series "Gotham".The set visit video shows off Nicholas D'Agosto dressed in character. The actor will make his first appearance in…
    - 11 hours ago21 Oct 14, 10:42pm -
  • newBasinger, David, Knapp Join "Nice Guys"
    There's something of a minor "L.A. Confidential" reunion going on with the detective thriller "The Nice Guys" as Kim Basinger is set to reunite on screen with Russell Crowe in the Shane Black-directed feature.Ryan Gosling plays a 1970s L.A. private…
    - 11 hours ago21 Oct 14, 10:39pm -
  • newMore "Flash," "Jane," "Z Nation" Coming
    In an official press release, The CW has confirmed they have given full season orders its two hit freshman series "The Flash" and "Jane the Virgin"."The Flash" was the most-watched series premiere ever on The CW, scoring 6.1 million viewers in Live…
    - 11 hours ago21 Oct 14, 10:37pm -
  • newHanks' "Bachelor Party" Becomes A TV Series
    Following word of a TV series based on "Big" currently in development, not to mention a failed attempt last year to adapt "The Money Pit" into an NBC series, yet another Tom Hanks comedy from the 1980s is being dusted off for a small screen reboot.…
    - 11 hours ago21 Oct 14, 10:34pm -
  • newFX Cancels Its "The Bridge" Remake
    FX's U.S. remake of Danish-Swedish hit "The Bridge" has been cancelled after two seasons. The series followed two detectives (Diane Kruger, Demian Bichir) on opposite sides of the U.S.-Mexico border dealing with the same case.Reviews were favorabl…
    - 11 hours ago21 Oct 14, 10:27pm -
  • newPatrick Stewart To Visit The "Green Room"
    Patrick Stewart has joined the cast of "Blue Ruin" director Jeremy Saulnier's feature "Green Room" for Broad Green Pictures and filmscience.The story follows the members of a punk band who fight for survival against a white supremacist gang after t…
    - 11 hours ago21 Oct 14, 10:25pm -
  • new"Penny" Team Adapt Blyton's "Faraway Tree"
    "Penny Dreadful" producers Neal Street Productions have unveiled plans for a feature film adaptation of Enid Blyton's "The Magic Faraway Tree" book series. Written between 1939 and 1951, all four books in the series have been optionedEach story ta…
    - 11 hours ago21 Oct 14, 10:24pm -
  • newCasting: Dormer, Levy, Rollins, Siff, Slater
    The ForestNatalie Dormer ("Game of Thrones") has joined Jason Zada's supernatural thriller "The Forest" for Lava Bear Films and Phantom Four. The film has already set a January 8th 2016 release.Dormer plays a woman who goes in search of her twin…
    - 11 hours ago21 Oct 14, 10:21pm -

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  • newKim Basinger Joins The Nice Guys
    As a corrupt chief justiceLA Confidential reunion klaxon! All right, so it’s just Kim Basinger and Russell Crowe from the crime classic that will share the screen once again, but it is for another period piece set in a dangerous time for the City O…
    - 4 hours ago22 Oct 14, 6:03am -
  • newPatrick Stewart Enters The Green Room
    He'll play a white supremacistHe was back on the big screen this spring playing the benevolent Professor Xavier in X-Men: Days Of Future Past. But for a new film, Patrick Stewart will be taking on something altogether more sinister.Yes, the man who r…
    - 9 hours ago22 Oct 14, 12:24am -
  • newMagic Faraway Tree Film Planned
    Sam Mendes is producing an Enid Blyton adaptationGenerally, the adaptations in Sam Mendes cinematic career to date have been heavier dramas or the violent likes of Road To Perdition. But for a new producing job, he’s shepherding a much more whimsic…
    - 9 hours ago22 Oct 14, 12:24am -
  • newJohn Carter Could Return To Mars
    As Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. takes the rights back from DisneyOne unsuccessful – in box office terms, at least – attempt to bring something to the screen can sometimes soil a property for other filmmakers. But that doesn’t appear to be the case…
    - 9 hours ago22 Oct 14, 12:24am -
  • newJames Wan Directing The Conjuring Sequel
    He's headed back to horrorWhen he was out promoting The Conjuring in 2013, and preparing to start shooting Fast & Furious 7, James Wan talked about how he was finished with horror films for a while and wanted to focus on other things. It seems he’s…
    - 9 hours ago22 Oct 14, 12:24am -
  • Meryl Streep Heads For Florence
    Hugh Grant also aboard Stephen Frears' latestStephen Frears is no stranger to films about music or real people, and he’s combining those chunks of his directorial career for Florence. He’s just secured Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant to star in the f…
    - 16 hours ago21 Oct 14, 6:00pm -
  • Natalie Dormer Ventures Into The Forest
    She's set for the supernatural thrillerShe’s already got a couple of films demanding her attention, but Natalie Dormer is lining up more work. She’s now signed on to the lead for supernatural thriller The Forest.Set in the same location as Gus Va…
    - 16 hours ago21 Oct 14, 6:00pm -
  • Re-Release Trailer For 2001: A Space Odyssey
    Daisy, Daisy....You may have seen that we put our feature about Five Films You Should See Before Interstellar – in which Christopher Nolan talks about his inspirations for his new sci-fi – online recently. Top of that list is Stanley Kubrick’s…
    - 16 hours ago21 Oct 14, 6:00pm -
  • London Film Festival 2014: Song Of The Sea Gala
    Myths and legends in the West EndSong Of The Sea arrived to a red carpet reception for its European premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on Saturday afternoon. Taking pride of place for the festival's Family Gala, the keenly anticipated second fe…
    - 18 hours ago21 Oct 14, 3:10pm -
  • Billy Boyd To Sing The Hobbit's Closing Credits Song
    Viggo Mortensen breathes a sigh of reliefWith fitting circularity, the Hobbit saga will end pretty much as The Lord Of The Rings did 12 years earlier with Billy Boyd - Pippin, no less - singing out The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies with a clo…
    - 22 hours ago21 Oct 14, 11:51am -
  • Conjuring Sequel Delayed Until 2016
    Another New Line horror will take its place in 2015Following the surprise crossover mainstream success of James Wan's spooky The Conjuring, studio New Line were quick to announce both a sequel and a spin-off. The latter, Annabelle, has already arrive…
    - 22 hours ago21 Oct 14, 11:20am -
  • Eli Roth Gets Cabin Fever Again
    Producing a remake of his 2002 originalEli Roth's Cabin Fever is now twelve years old: plenty old enough, apparently, to be ripe for the remake treatment. After a couple of unsuccessful attempts to turn the cabin-in-the-woods / flesh-eating-virus hor…
    - 1 day ago21 Oct 14, 9:32am -

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  • newWhere Are The Women In VFX?
    Marvel’s Vice President of Post Production Victoria Alonso was a speaker at this week’s VES Summit where she asked “where are the girls?” and called for more women to work in VFX. In Variety’s report, she spoke about how lowering the gende…
    - 2 hours ago22 Oct 14, 7:32am -
  • VFX Artist Michael Scott Seriously Injured
    VFX Artist Michael Scott has been very vocal about VFX issues on twitter. Michael was seriously injured after he was hit by a car: During a break from work, Michael Scott was walking to get dinner when a car jumped the curb and pinned him to a concre…
    - 21 days ago1 Oct 14, 5:59pm -
  • Deluxe Entertainment “Currently Vulnerable To Default”
    If you work at Stereo D, Method Studios, Encore Hollywood, or Iloura (list updated per comments below) you may have been aware about some recent news concerning parent company Deluxe Entertainment’s credit rating being downgraded by Standard & Poor…
    - 42 days ago10 Sep 14, 8:05am -
  • LA Siggraph Panel: State Of The VFX Industry
    This sunday I’ll be at the VFX BBQ by the VFX Progress Group. Later in the week on Tuesday I’ll be at OTIS college to attend a LA Siggraph panel on the state of the VFX Industry: When: Tuesday September 9th 2014 7:30-10pm Location: Otis College…
    - 48 days ago3 Sep 14, 9:38pm -
  • As CA Film Subsidy Passes, MPAA Prepares To Raise Stakes
    If you read through the posts on this blog about film subsidies one trend should be abundantly clear: Hollywood studios will take one government’s offer and game it against others in the hopes of increasing and maximizing the total amount of free t…
    - 49 days ago3 Sep 14, 5:39am -
  • VFX BBQ
    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…
    - 56 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…
    - 57 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 (@bengrossmann) August 24, 2014 So much news about Prime Focus, so little time! I have yet to post my thoughts on the D…
    - 57 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…
    - 65 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…
    - 67 days ago16 Aug 14, 9:26pm -