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  • newCHILD 44: Chris Harvey (VFX Supervisor) & Bernhard Kimbacher (Compositing Supervisor) – Image Engine
    In last March, Chris Harvey talked in detail about the work of Image Engine on CHAPPIE by Neill Blomkamp. As for Bernhard Kimbacher, he had detailed to us his work on LONE SURVIVOR last year.
    - 8 hours ago28 May 15, 2:00pm -
  • D&AD 2015 Title Sequence: Making of by The Mill
    Really cool making of by The Mill about their work on the D&AD 2015 Title Sequence: WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Mill: Dedicated page about D&AD 2015 Title Sequence on The Mill website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 1 day ago27 May 15, 12:47pm -
  • POINT BREAK
    The first trailer of POINT BREAK remake is full of extreme sports and VFX shots: The VFX are made by: Image Engine (VFX Supervisor : Andrew Chapman) Scanline VFX Spin VFX The Production VFX Supervisor is John Nelson. Director: Ericson Core Release Da…
    - 2 days ago27 May 15, 7:09am -
  • Digital Human by Dexter Studios
    Really cool Digital Human created by the korean studio Dexter Studios: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 2 days ago26 May 15, 3:58pm -
  • JURASSIC WORLD
    Lots of new VFX shots in this featurette for JURASSIC WORLD: The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisor : Tim Alexander) Image Engine (VFX Supervisor : Martyn Culpitt) Hybride (VFX Supervisors : Philippe Théroux & Joseph Kasparian…
    - 3 days ago26 May 15, 8:00am -
  • TOMORROWLAND: Craig Hammack – VFX Supervisor – ILM
    Craig Hammack begins his career in visual effects at ILM in 1997. He works on projects such as TITANIC, STAR WARS: EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST or STAR TREK. He then became VFX Supervisor on THE LAST A…
    - 3 days ago25 May 15, 2:00pm -
  • THE PAINTED VEIL: VFX Breakdown
    Animal Logic have released this nice VFX breakdown about their invisible work on THE PAINTED VEIL (click on the picture below to watch it): Key Credits RELEASED: 2006 STUDIO: Warner Bros. DIRECTOR: John Curran PRODUCERS: Sara Colleton, Jean-Francois…
    - 3 days ago25 May 15, 11:31am -
  • TOMORROWLAND: Video by Wired
    Nice video by Wired featuring Francois Lambert, Compositing Supervisor, that explains the beautiful work of Industrial Light & Magic on TOMORROWLAND: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 4 days ago24 May 15, 1:03pm -
  • BLACK MASS
    Excellent new trailer for BLACK MASS: The VFX are made by: Zero VFX (VFX Supervisor : Sean Devereaux) Director: Scott Cooper Release Date: 18 September 2015 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 5 days ago23 May 15, 11:00am -
  • KINGSMAN – THE SECRET SERVICE: Making Of by BUF
    BUF created explosions of heads in this cool making of about their work on KINGSMAN – THE SECRET SERVICE: WANT TO KNOW MORE? BUF: Dedicated page about KINGSMAN – THE SECRET SERVICE on BUF website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 6 days ago22 May 15, 1:09pm -

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  • new"Unbreakable 2" As A TV Series? It's Possible
    Though his big screen career burned out quickly, M. Night Shyamalan has found a new home on TV with his new Fox series "Wayward Pines" scoring decent ratings and reviews.Out doing press for the show, many questions still deal with his past efforts…
    - 6 hours ago28 May 15, 4:13pm -
  • newNew Details On Serkis' "Star Wars" Character
    A new interview with famed photographer Annie Lebovitz for StarWars.com has included a surprising reveal - that Andy Serkis is playing a character named Supreme Leader Snoke in the upcoming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens".The interview includes a ph…
    - 6 hours ago28 May 15, 4:01pm -
  • new"Jaws" Re-Release For 40th Anniversary
    To celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Steven Spielberg's classic "Jaws," which opened June 1st 1975, Fathom Events is teaming with Universal Pictures to re-release the original classic for a limited two-day only run."Jaws" will be presented as a…
    - 6 hours ago28 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • newTrevor Noah's "Daily Show" Set For 9/28
    Comedy Central have confirmed that South African comedian Trevor Noah is set to take over the reins from Jon Stewart as host of "The Daily Show" starting September 28th. The premiere date for Noah's first go in the big chair was announced today wi…
    - 6 hours ago28 May 15, 3:26pm -
  • newSeven Minutes Of "Arkham Knight" Gameplay
    Only a few weeks out from release of Rocksteady Studio''s "Batman: Arkham Knight," a new seven-minute trailer showcasing the gameplay in the title have come to light. The clip includes new looks at Batman, Nightwing, The Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, The P…
    - 7 hours ago28 May 15, 3:20pm -
  • newWanted: A Singing, Dancing Dorothy Gale
    NBC will hold an open casting call for the lead role of Dorothy Gale in the network's upcoming holiday special "The Wiz Live!" airing December 3rd. Casting directors are looking for a young African-American woman between 18-27 years old with "an ex…
    - 7 hours ago28 May 15, 3:19pm -
  • new"It" Remake Returning To Warner Brothers?
    With director Cary Fukunaga departing the project over the holiday weekend, it seemed the two-film adaptation of Stephen King's "It" was done and dusted at New Line, with a subsequent report indicating that the project was indefinitely shelved.Toda…
    - 7 hours ago28 May 15, 2:33pm -
  • newAMC Promo Teases "Fear the Walking Dead"
    Though there was a location-centric teaser back in March, today comes the first real footage from AMC's much anticipated spin-off series "Fear the Walking Dead" as part of a trailer for the network's 2015 line-up. The clip includes a first look at…
    - 7 hours ago28 May 15, 2:26pm -
  • new"Empire" Creators Plan "Urban Cowboy" Series
    Fox it teaming with "Empire" creator Craig Brewer and Paramount Television for a TV series adaptation of the 1980 John Travolta-Debra Winger movie "Urban Cowboy."The series will follow a star-crossed relationship as it unfolds against the gritty ba…
    - 8 hours ago28 May 15, 2:10pm -
  • newWachowski's "Sense8" Gets Character Vids
    The upcoming TV series "Sense8" brings together three key talents - "The Matrix" creators the Wachowskis, the streaming service Netflix which has helped given rise to binge viewing, and J. Michael Straczynski whose mid-1990s series "Babylon 5" helped…
    - 8 hours ago28 May 15, 2:04pm -
  • newJoe Wright In Talks For "The Lifeboat"
    "Atonement " and "Pan" helmer Joe Wright is in talks to direct an adaptation of Charlotte Rogan’s book "The Lifeboat" at Working Title and Focus Features.Anne Hathaway is attached to star and produce the film about a young newlywed-turned-widow s…
    - 8 hours ago28 May 15, 1:53pm -
  • newJason Reitman To Pen And Direct "Beekle"
    Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jason Reitman ("Juno," "Young Adult") is set to pen and direct an adaptation of Dan Santat's award-winning children's book "The Adventures Of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend" for DreamWorks Animation.Beekle follows an odd i…
    - 8 hours ago28 May 15, 1:50pm -

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  • newFox Rounds Up An Urban Cowboy TV Remake
    Bud and Sissy will mosey on to our smaller screensThe original film helped cement John Travolta’s reputation as a movie star and brought both country music and, er, bar-based mechanical bulls more mainstream recognition. Now 20th Century Fox TV and…
    - 2 hours ago28 May 15, 7:46pm -
  • newAndy Serkis' Star Wars: The Force Awakens Character Revealed
    Meet Supreme Leader Snoke. Well, sort of... No, this is not the final look for Andy Serkis’ gravel-voiced character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The picture, as you’ll have guessed, shows him in his performance capture rig. But we do at least…
    - 3 hours ago28 May 15, 7:16pm -
  • newSam Neill Finds The Hippopotamus
    Roger Allam also starring in the film of Stephen Fry's novelStephen Fry’s comic bestseller The Hippopotamus is the latest tome targeted for big screen adaptation and the producers are now rounding up a cast. Sam Neill and Roger Allam are both on bo…
    - 5 hours ago28 May 15, 5:12pm -
  • newSaoirse Ronan And Dakota Fanning Vie For Fantastic Beasts
    J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter spin-off hunts a castWith Eddie Redmayne looking like a lock as lead, J.K. Rowling and David Yates’ Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is pitching its casting net again to fill some of its other major roles. Accordi…
    - 5 hours ago28 May 15, 5:12pm -
  • newAmerican Ultra Red Band Trailer Shoots Online
    Jesse Eisenberg is a stone(r) cold killerWhat do you get when you cross Jason Bourne with Pineapple Express? No, you do not get a Pineapple-shaped grenade. You get American Ultra, which finds Jesse Eisenberg as a stoner with a slightly violent past.…
    - 5 hours ago28 May 15, 4:56pm -
  • newJoe Wright May Jump Into The Lifeboat
    He's in talks to direct Anne Hathaway in a novel adaptationAnne Hathaway has been busy putting together a new starring role. She’s been a producer on the adaptation of a book called The Lifeboat since at least 2013, but is in the process of locking…
    - 5 hours ago28 May 15, 4:56pm -
  • newSt. Paul's Explodes In New London Has Fallen Posters
    Someone call Christopher WrenLock up your valuables, Londoners, wrap the cat in cotton wool and retreat to the nearest panic room, cupboard or safe place because the unlikely Olympus franchise is heading your way. And by the looks of these two new po…
    - 7 hours ago28 May 15, 2:52pm -
  • newSt. Pauls Explodes In New London Has Fallen Posters
    Someone call Christopher WrenLock up your valuables, Londoners, wrap the cat in cotton wool and retreat to the nearest panic room, cupboard or safe place because the unlikely Olympus franchise is heading your way. And by the looks of these two new po…
    - 7 hours ago28 May 15, 2:37pm -
  • newJesse Plemons And More Join Tom Cruise In Mena
    Caleb Landry Jones and Benito Martinez among those boarding the drug dramaDoug Liman is now busy cranking his cameras on Tom Cruise-starring drug drama Mena and he’s been boosting the ensemble. Jesse Plemons, Caleb Landry Jones and Benito Martinez…
    - 8 hours ago28 May 15, 2:06pm -
  • newJason Reitman Finds Beekle For DreamWorks Animation
    He has an animated, 'Unimaginary' friendHe's had trouble with his recent films as a director for adults – both Labor Day and Men, Women & Children faltered critically and commercially – so Jason Reitman will be hoping for more success with a fam…
    - 8 hours ago28 May 15, 1:50pm -
  • newPatricia Highsmith's Ripley Heads For TV
    All five novels to get serial treatmentWith this year marking the 60th anniversary of Tom Ripley's debut, it seems fitting that a significant new screen project should be in the works. Much filmed already, this time he's heading to television, with T…
    - 8 hours ago28 May 15, 1:50pm -
  • newWoody Harrelson And Laura Dern To Meet Wilson
    Co-starring in the Daniel Clowes comic adaptationNine years on from the last comic-to-screen adaptation of Daniel Clowes' work, things are finally coming together for Wilson. Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern are in talks to star in the film, which Clow…
    - 8 hours ago28 May 15, 1:50pm -

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  • Wikileaks Creates Searchable Database For Sony Leaks
    From the press release: https://wikileaks.org/sony/press/ 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…
    - 42 days ago16 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…
    - 44 days ago14 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…
    - 66 days ago23 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. http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/francis-l-camacho-memorial-fund-/304803#.VNo083–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 -