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  • newTHE FATE OF THE FURIOUS: Kelvin McIlwain – Production VFX Supervisor
    In 2016, Kelvin McIlwain explained to us about his work on CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE. Today, he talks about the new episode of the FAST & FURIOUS saga with his work on THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS.The post THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS: Kelvin McIlwain – Producti…
    - 12 hours ago24 Apr 17, 3:00pm -
  • LIFE: Showreel by SPOV
    SPOV presents their nice UI work on LIFE: WANT TO KNOW MORE? SPOV: Dedicated page about LIFE on SPOV website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post LIFE: Showreel by SPOV appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 16 hours ago24 Apr 17, 10:41am -
  • GHOST IN THE SHELL: Guillaume Rocheron – Overall VFX Supervisor – MPC
    In 2016, Guillaume Rocheron explained to us the work of MPC on BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE. He talks to us today about his work as Overall VFX Supervisor on GHOST IN THE SHELL.The post GHOST IN THE SHELL: Guillaume Rocheron – Overall VFX Su…
    - 3 days ago21 Apr 17, 3:00pm -
  • HEATHROW “Coming Home for Christmas”: Making of by The Mill
    The Mill presents their work on this touching commercial for HEATHROW: WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Mill: Dedicated page about HEATHROW “Coming Home for Christmas” on The Mill website. HEATHROW “Coming Home for Christmas” – Commercial © Vincent…
    - 4 days ago21 Apr 17, 9:00am -
    Here is a first teaser for KINGSMAN – THE GOLDEN CIRCLE: The VFX are made by: Sony Pictures Imageworks (VFX Supervisor: Mark Breakspear) Framestore MPC The Senate VFX Blind Ltd (CG Supervisor: Andrew Booth) The Production VFX Supervisor is Angus Bi…
    - 4 days ago20 Apr 17, 4:00pm -
  • ATTRACTION (PRITYAZHENIE): VFX Breakdown by Main Road Post

    - 5 days ago20 Apr 17, 1:00pm -
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Kyle McCulloch – VFX Supervisor – Framestore
    In 2014, Kyle McCulloch had explained to us the work of Framestore on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. He then took care of the visual effects of PAN.The post BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Kyle McCulloch – VFX Supervisor – Framestore appeared first on The Art o…
    - 5 days ago19 Apr 17, 3:00pm -
    Really nice VFX breakdown by CGF about their work on THE SPACEWALKER: WANT TO KNOW MORE? CGF: Dedicated page about THE SPACEWALKER on CGF website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post THE SPACEWALKER: VFX Breakdown by CGF appeared fir…
    - 6 days ago19 Apr 17, 12:00pm -
  • THE LOST CITY OF Z: Eran Dinur – Overall VFX Supervisor – Brainstorm Digital
    Prior to joining Brainstorm Digital in 2010. Eran Dinur worked at Framestore and Industrial Light & Magic. At Brainstorm Digital, he took care of the effects of BOARDWALK EMPIRE, THE IMMIGRANT, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, CAFE SOCIETY and NERVE. He has…
    - 6 days ago18 Apr 17, 3:00pm -
  • FMX 2017: full trailer and more speakers
    Check out the full trailer of FMX 2017! Their program have now more new speakers such as: Scott Stokdyk, Overall VFX Supervisor, and Martin Hill, VFX Supervisor at Weta Digital, will joined the VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS panel. Chris…
    - 7 days ago18 Apr 17, 1:00pm -



  • newZombies!
    …of the car variety. That’s what this scene involves in The Fate of the Furious, and to make it possible an incredible combo of practical and digital vfx work was done, including by Double Negative. Here’s my chat with them for Cartoon Brew.
    - 5 hours ago24 Apr 17, 9:25pm -
  • David O’Reilly’s Everything game is wicked
    I got a chance to play Everything on Steam, and to interview David. Very cool guy, and honest about the tough life of making animated shorts and content (although his concept game for the movie Her is one that I reckon millions of people would buy, i…
    - 2 days ago22 Apr 17, 10:56pm -
  • The book I wish was around when I got into VFX
    ‘Visual effects’ is so many things. It’s art and it’s science, and it covers an incredible range of disciplines, including illustration, photography, lighting, modeling, animation, rendering, compositing, coding…in fact, the list goes on an…
    - 6 days ago18 Apr 17, 8:51pm -
  • The household characters of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ – a conversation with Framestore
    Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast is a major, major hit. The film has won over audiences by staying true to the classic Disney tale but also bringing something new to the world. Helping to make the ‘live action’ film possible was, of course, a…
    - 9 days ago16 Apr 17, 2:27am -
  • VR is here, but what have animators in VR learnt so far?
    It still feels like a nascent technology, but already animators have racked up significant time working in VR. So I asked some of them about what they’d learnt so far – people from ILM, Framestore, Wevr, ReelFX and an incredible artist behind som…
    - 12 days ago12 Apr 17, 9:34pm -
  • Behind the scenes of the Smurf critters in ‘The Lost Village’
    In this video exclusive to vfxblog, Sony Pictures Imageworks visual effects supervisor Mike Ford narrates a behind the scenes look at the creatures and critters in Smurfs: The Lost Village. For more of the film, check out my coverage over at Cartoon…
    - 12 days ago12 Apr 17, 3:01pm -
  • Director interview: Rupert Sanders on ‘Ghost in the Shell’
    For the premiere issue of the Visual Effects Society’s new print magazine, VFX Voice, I set out to cover the effects of Ghost in the Shell. I was lucky enough to speak to visual effects supervisors Guillaume Rocheron and John Dykstra, and a whole b…
    - 17 days ago7 Apr 17, 10:26pm -
  • Sony’s Smurfs are back
    Sony Imageworks and Sony Animation are very familiar with CG Smurfs, but in the newest Lost Village fully animated feature, they had to go back to the Peyo roots. Here’s a look at Cartoon Brew.
    - 17 days ago7 Apr 17, 10:25pm -
  • The VFX industry is always changing
    Nothing really ever stays the same, but one of the fun things about visual effects is how much the technology, artistry and the business changes. There’s also often new ways of hearing or learning about VFX – over the years I’ve got my informa…
    - 18 days ago6 Apr 17, 9:56pm -
  • Quirky and Unity
    Mr. Carton is a really fun animated series made with Unity. It’s the kind of out-there show that you have to watch to get a handle on. Check out my story on Cartoon Brew.
    - 20 days ago4 Apr 17, 9:29pm -

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  • new“High Water” Trio Reunite On “Outlaw King”
    After several films, director David Mackenzie bowled over critics with 2013’s acclaimed prison drama “Starred Up” with Jack O’Connell and Ben Mendelsohn. He returned last year with the modern western drama “Hell or High Water” which went…
    - 2 hours ago25 Apr 17, 1:10am -
  • newSony Takes Over “Granite,” “Sicario” Sequel
    Black Label Media and Sony Pictures have confirmed they are teaming up with the latter to release the high-profile pictures “Granite Mountain” and the “Sicario” sequel “Soldado” in North America and select international territories. Word…
    - 2 hours ago25 Apr 17, 1:08am -
  • newUniversal Plans Madonna Biopic “Blonde Ambition”
    Universal Pictures is developing the Madonna biopic “Blonde Ambition” following their scoring the rights to Elyse Hollander’s script about the creation of Madonna’s self-titled debut album. The script, which led the 2016 version of the Black…
    - 2 hours ago25 Apr 17, 12:50am -
  • newTrailer: Jai Courtney Is A Lovesick Nazi In “Exception”
    Jai Courtney opts to try a more dramatic effort with David Levaux’s Nazi-themed romance drama “The Exception”. Set in 1940, Christopher Plummer plays former German leader Kaiser Wilhelm II who is now effectively under house arrest. Courtney pla…
    - 2 hours ago25 Apr 17, 12:35am -
  • newTaissa Farmiga Joins “Conjuring” Spin-Off “Nun”
    Taissa Farmiga, younger sister of “The Conjuring” star Vera Farmiga, will join that franchise’s upcoming spin-off feature “The Nun” at Warner Bros. Pictures. Farmiga will play the title role in the film. The character served as the antagoni…
    - 2 hours ago25 Apr 17, 12:23am -
  • new“Sunny Afternoon” Brings The Kinks To Film
    British 1960s rock favorites The Kinks are set to get a biopic of sorts as a film adaptation of the 2014 West End musical “Sunny Afternoon” is reportedly in the works. The musical explores not just the creation of iconic Kinks hits like “You Re…
    - 2 hours ago25 Apr 17, 12:15am -
  • newFeige Talks “Ragnarok” Tone, “Avengers 4” Title
    In the last few years, Marvel Studios films have taken some small steps in terms of departing from a core formula that dominated much of their early slate. The first “Thor” was the first step, and the likes of “Captain America: The Winter Soldi…
    - 11 hours ago24 Apr 17, 3:45pm -
  • new“Star Wars” Anthology Future To Be Set Soon
    Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy gave several interviews during the Star Wars Celebration convention over the April weekend – leading to fan speculation about where the franchise is going once production wraps on Colin Trevorrow’s “Star War…
    - 11 hours ago24 Apr 17, 3:25pm -
  • newNew Details On Spider-Man’s New Suit
    Three years after “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” crashed and burned, Sony Pictures is trying again with the upcoming “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. This time though the odds are much more in their favour, thanks to Marvel Studios’ involvement and a…
    - 11 hours ago24 Apr 17, 3:17pm -
  • newGenocide Tale “The Promise” To Lose $80 Million
    Box-office experts indicate that the Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac-led Armenian genocide drama “The Promise” stands to lose a whopping $80 million or more unless it overperforms overseas and in ancillary markets. Producer Kirk Kerkorian, who die…
    - 12 hours ago24 Apr 17, 2:50pm -
  • Netflix Open To “Bright” Theatrical Run
    Along with reshaping the way films and TV are distributed, Netflix is also breaking out into original features. So far most have been smaller independent films, but several bigger budgeted features from acclaimed filmmakers have caught people’s eye…
    - 12 hours ago24 Apr 17, 2:22pm -
  • Favreau Talks “Lion King” Remake Challenge
    As part of a special Q&A at Tribeca Film Festival’s Tribeca Talks’ Directors Series on Friday night, “The Jungle Book” director Jon Favreau spoke about his approach to his next adaptation of a Disney animated classic – 1994’s “The Lion…
    - 13 hours ago24 Apr 17, 2:09pm -

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  • 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 -
  • 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.–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 -