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  • newRodeo FX Feature Film Showreel
    Brand new showreel by Rodeo FX featuring the latest work such as ENEMY, THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE, NOW YOU SEE ME and many more: WANT TO KNOW MORE? ENEMY: VFX Breakdown by Rodeo FX. NOW YOU SEE ME: My interview of Ara Khanikian – VFX Supervis…
    - 7 hours ago22 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Mr. X Inc Showreel 2014
    Beautiful new showreel about the VFX work of Mr. X Inc: WANT TO KNOW MORE? POMPEII: My interview of Chris MacLean – CG Supervisor. HANNA: My interview of Brendan Taylor – VFX Supervisor. ROBOCOP: My interview of Craig Calvert – Previs Lead & CG…
    - 12 hours ago22 Jul 14, 9:00am -
  • POMPEII: VFX Breakdown by Mr. X
    Mr. X have just released this really cool VFX breakdown of their great work on POMPEII: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Mr. X: My interview of Chris MacLean – CG Supervisor. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 1 day ago21 Jul 14, 7:39pm -
  • DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: Making of by Wired
    Wired have published an interesting video (hosted by Mike Seymour of fxguide) about the impressive work of Weta Digital on DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 1 day ago21 Jul 14, 2:51pm -
    Really funny clip featuring the whole team of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Can’t wait to watch it! The VFX are made by: MPC (VFX Supervisor : Nicolas Aithadi) Framestore (VFX Supervisors : Jonathan Fawkner & Kyle McCulloch) Cantina Creative (VFX Superv…
    - 2 days ago21 Jul 14, 6:00am -
  • ROBOCOP 2: Interview of Phil Tippett
    Nice video interview by Tested with Phil Tippett about Cain Robot in ROBOCOP 2: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 2 days ago20 Jul 14, 1:00pm -
  • Interviews of the Week #28
    TRANSFORMERS – AGE OF EXTINCTION: Rick O’Connor – Co-Animation Supervisor – ILM Rick O’Connor began his career in the visual effects at ILM more than 15 years ago with STAR WARS: EPISODE I – THE PHANTOM MENACE. He then worked on films suc…
    - 3 days ago20 Jul 14, 9:00am -
  • John Knoll: ILM and Cinefex
    NewScribbler purpose a long video interview (in three parts) of John Knoll (Chief Creative Officer and Senior VFX Supervisor) about ILM, VFX and Cinefex: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 3 days ago19 Jul 14, 3:00pm -
  • TRANSFORMERS – AGE OF EXTINCTION: Ben Murray – Senior Stereo Supervisor – Prime Focus World
    Ben Murray has worked over 10 years as an Inferno / Flame artist. He then helps Prime Focus World to developed his stereo pipeline and he worked on films such as MEN IN BLACK 3, FRANKENWEENIE or NOAH.
    - 4 days ago18 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Onirikal Studio VFX Showreel
    Spanish based studio Onirikal Studio have just released their brand new showreel: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 5 days ago18 Jul 14, 9:00am -


  • fxguidetv #192: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
    Weta Digital senior VFX supervisor Joe Letteri and VFX supervisor Erik Winquist discuss Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Plus we run down the new July term at
    - 21 hours ago22 Jul 14, 12:25am -
  • fxpodcast #279: SIGGRAPH preview – Real-Time Live!
    We preview the Real-Time Live! sessions at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver, talking to Real-Time Live! Chair Nico Gonzalez and jury member Ari Shapiro from USC ICT.
    - 5 days ago18 Jul 14, 2:35am -
  • Ape Acting
    Dawn of Planet of the Apes delivers complex serious acting from its lead digital characters - we speak to Weta Digital about this blockbuster hit of the summer.
    - 5 days ago18 Jul 14, 12:54am -
  • Academy Invites
    Each year The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences extends invitations to join the academy. The 2014 invitees for Visual Effects are
    - 11 days ago11 Jul 14, 12:34pm -
  • COLORWAY: The Foundry’s new Design tool
    The Foundry has launched COLORWAY, a new design application that speeds up and changes the process of iterating on and finalizing an image or product look, and expands the company's move into the design space.
    - 12 days ago10 Jul 14, 6:30pm -
  • 66th Annual Emmy Nominations
    Award season begins with the announcement of nominations for the 66th Annual Emmy Awards.
    - 12 days ago10 Jul 14, 1:45pm -
  • the rc #143: Jas does Sony
    In this month's Ep Jason and Mike are back from travels and switching cameras!
    - 13 days ago9 Jul 14, 11:58pm -
  • VFX in TV, A to V: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D to Vikings & More
    We explore VFX in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hannibal, Hawaii Five-O, Sleepy Hollow, Game of Thrones, Vikings and Orphan Black.
    - 14 days ago9 Jul 14, 3:59am -
  • fxinsider: bonus Transformers ILM podcasts
    In these special audio podcasts for fxinsider members, we talk to ILM animation director Rick O'Connor and CG supervisor John Hansen about Transformers: Age of Extinction.
    - 16 days ago7 Jul 14, 5:30am -
  • Ptex, the other side of texturing
    Disney Animation responds to fxguide's UDIM texture article and promises even more new Ptex tools.
    - 16 days ago6 Jul 14, 1:00pm -
  • Creature Q&A: inside the Cochise effects on Falling Skies
    A conversation with artists from MastersFX about how they bring to life Falling Skies' Cochise with practical and digital fx.
    - 19 days ago4 Jul 14, 2:19am -
  • Crytek’s Cinebox – an update
    Find out what's been happening with Crytek's Cinebox - from game projects to previs - with exclusive behind the scenes videos.
    - 20 days ago3 Jul 14, 3:43am -


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  • new"Ultron" Updates: Tone, Hulk, Peggy, Quicksilver
    Mark Ruffalo recently spoke about the upcoming "Avengers: Age of Ultron" during some downtime, telling USA Today that the scale is bigger and the tone is darker than its predecessor. Ruffalo says: "Joss [Whedon] is in his full height of his powers…
    - 2 hours ago22 Jul 14, 6:46pm -
  • newEdgar Wright Up For Working Title's "Baby Driver"
    He departed "Ant-Man" a while ago, now filmmaker Edgar Wright has reportedly found his next film in the form of "Baby Driver" at Working Title Films. Wright penned the crime-themed action thriller project, no word on the tone though it'll no doubt…
    - 2 hours ago22 Jul 14, 6:42pm -
  • newMike Colter Talks His "Halo: Nightfall" Role
    Xbox has posted the first photo from the upcoming Ridley Scott-produced and Sergio Mimica Gezzan-directed digital series “Halo: Nightfall," this one a first look at Agent Locke played by Mike Colter ("The Good Wife," "Zero Dark Thirty").Locke is…
    - 2 hours ago22 Jul 14, 6:41pm -
  • newSwank, Harris, Helms Join Inarritu's New TV Series
    Hilary Swank, Ed Harris and "The Hangover" alum Ed Helms are in negotiations to join "Babel" and "Amores Perros" filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's TV drama series "One Percent".Set against the world of organic farming, Helms plays a member of…
    - 3 hours ago22 Jul 14, 6:36pm -
  • newDetails Emerge About "Fargo" Season Two
    A few hours after FX picked up its much acclaimed series "Fargo" for a second season, the producers of the series have revealed some basic details about where and when the new story is set to unfold.Like "American Horror Story" and "True Detective,…
    - 6 hours ago22 Jul 14, 3:20pm -
  • newMarvel Won't Rush A Female Superhero Movie
    Disney's two most valuable acquisitions in recent years, LucasFilm and Marvel, have come under fire over that time due to the lack of leading female characters in their films. In fact, the addition of only one female name to the initial "Star Wars…
    - 6 hours ago22 Jul 14, 3:19pm -
  • newNews Bits: Pixels, Daredevil, Crowe, Ivan
    PixelsSony Pictures Entertainment have announced that iconic video game characters PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, and Space Invaders are all set to feature in Chris Columbus' new action comedy "Pixels" opening next May. T…
    - 6 hours ago22 Jul 14, 3:16pm -
  • newLilly Denies, Stoll Confirms "Ant-Man" Casting
    Months ago came rumors that former "Lost" star Evangeline Lilly was in talks to play the female lead in Marvel's "Ant-Man," something that various trade publications have reportedly since confirmed but neither she or Marvel have yet to. Asked by Sl…
    - 6 hours ago22 Jul 14, 3:15pm -
  • newProducers On "Supernatural" Season 10 Spoilers
    One thing "Supernatural" has been very effective at over the years has been end off season cliffhangers, the final moments of the season finales often leaving you screaming and demanding to know what's next.IF YOU HADN'T GUESSED BY THE TITLE - SPOI…
    - 6 hours ago22 Jul 14, 3:14pm -
  • newExtended Trailer: "Star Wars: Rebels" Series
    We saw a minute-long teaser back in May, now Disney has unveiled an extended trailer for its upcoming animated series "Star Wars: Rebels".Set between "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" and "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope," the serie…
    - 6 hours ago22 Jul 14, 3:13pm -
  • newFranco's "Blood Meridian" Test Reel Online
    Recently James Franco directed a low-budget film adaptation of "The Road" and "No Country for Old Men' author Cormac McCarthy's novel "Child of God," a book with subject matter so dark that many though it to be essentially unfilmmable. Nearly four…
    - 6 hours ago22 Jul 14, 3:11pm -
  • newCasting: Watts, Ryan, Sheehan, Tveit, Donovan
    DemolitionNaomi Watts is in negotiations to join Jake Gyllenhaal in "Dallas Buyers Club" director Jean-Marc Vallee's upcoming dramatic comedy "Demolition" based on a 2007 Black List script by Bryan Sipe.Gyllenhaal plays a young investment banker s…
    - 6 hours ago22 Jul 14, 3:10pm -


  • newNew Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV Spot Online

    - 2 hours ago22 Jul 14, 7:04pm -
  • newEdgar Wright Putting Baby Driver Back In Gear
    Long-bubbling project may boil up againFollowing his somewhat surprising departure from the director’s chair of Marvel’s Ant-Man movie, speculation turned to what Edgar Wright would do next. There has been talk of him turning his attention to the…
    - 2 hours ago22 Jul 14, 6:48pm -
  • newFirst Poster For Mike Leigh's Mr. Turner
    Timothy Spalls stars as the painterSome great artists have had the biopics they’ve deserved (Vincent van Gogh), some haven’t (Pablo Picasso) and some are yet to get one at all (Tony Hart). By all accounts, J. M. W. Turner could be pretty satisfie…
    - 4 hours ago22 Jul 14, 5:16pm -
  • newToronto Film Festival Unveils Initial 2014 Schedule
    The Drop, The Equalizer, Wild & more will premiereThe early line-up of premieres and gala screenings for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival is out and it features typically eclectic offerings including new films starring Tom Hardy, Ree…
    - 4 hours ago22 Jul 14, 5:16pm -
  • newLily Cole & Robert Sheehan Find The Messenger
    Tamzin Merchant & David O'Hara also aboard the supernatural thrillerWhile he waits to see whether the Mortal Instruments series gets properly back on its feet for City Of Ashes, Robert Sheehan is hopping on board a film that features some vaguely sim…
    - 5 hours ago22 Jul 14, 4:29pm -
  • newLatest Star Wars Rebels Trailer Lands
    Disney show puts out extended promoYou might have seen the first long trailer for Star Wars Rebels, the new animated series set as canon within that galaxy far, far away. Here comes an even longer look at the series, which features Jason Isaacs’ vo…
    - 5 hours ago22 Jul 14, 4:29pm -
  • newChuck Palahniuk Announces Fight Club 2 Comic Book
    Guess what we're talking about?Rules are made to be broken, and author Chuck Palahniuk is breaking one of the big ones, talking as he is about his most famous and best-loved work, Fight Club, and the sequel he's writing for Dark Horse Comics.More det…
    - 12 hours ago22 Jul 14, 9:31am -
  • New Trailer For Ethan Hawke's Predestination
    Wibbly wobbly timey wimey trailer businessThe austere man’s Wachowkis siblings, Michael and Peter Spierig are sci-fi-oriented kin with a new action-thriller Predestination that promises to weave and duck through the fabric of time like a boxer in a…
    - 12 hours ago22 Jul 14, 9:00am -
  • Michael Caine Joins The Last Witch Hunter
    Starring with Vin Diesel and Rose LeslieWhile we doubt he will bark “you’re only supposed to blow the coven doors off!” at any point (there’s still time, filmmakers!), Michael Caine will be lending his gravelly gravitas to a film that could p…
    - 12 hours ago22 Jul 14, 8:45am -
  • Cameron Crowe's New Film Moved To May 2015
    Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and co. will have to wait...We already knew we’d have to wait for Cameron Crowe’s latest, still-untitled romantic comedy drama, which had been dated for December in the US and March over here. Now the film has been push…
    - 12 hours ago22 Jul 14, 8:45am -
  • Naomi Watts In Negotiations For Demolition
    She's set to star with Jake GyllenhaalJust last month, we reported on Jake Gyllenhaal considering the lead in Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallée’s next film, Demolition. Now we know who will likely be joining him at the top of the bill,…
    - 12 hours ago22 Jul 14, 8:45am -
  • Amy Ryan Joins Steven Spielberg's Cold War Thriller
    Along with Eve Hewson and Billy Magnussen Steven Spielberg is pushing ahead with his next film, even though he has yet to settle on a title for the Cold War thriller that will star Tom Hanks. He’s now organised a reunion with Amy Ryan (who had a ti…
    - 12 hours ago22 Jul 14, 8:45am -

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  • UK Film Subsidies Cost $3.4 Billion
    Lots of VFX news today. I’ll wait for more details to come out and let the dust settle before I comment. In other news, it’s pretty rare to get international governments to provide oversight of their subsidy programs and disclose their costs. The…
    - 27 days ago26 Jun 14, 5:34am -
  • Ubisoft CEO Unsure Of Montreal Studio’s Future After Subsidy Cuts
    @MitchyD @YamAll @UbisoftMTL @IGN Our government helped them enough, if they can't walk on their own by now… They should fall. Hard.— Dany Rioux (@TheMadJack) June 18, 2014 A few weeks ago I pondered if cuts in Quebec subsidies would trigger a mi…
    - 33 days ago19 Jun 14, 6:19pm -
  • Mill Exec: If You Don’t Like Long Hours Then Get Out
    UK VFX execs are on a roll this week: Speaking during the Unreality Checked panel of the VFX Summit, The Mill chief creative officer Pat Joseph said that although the nature of the work – particularly commercials – called for long hours, “the p…
    - 40 days ago12 Jun 14, 11:56pm -
  • Casualties Of The Subsidy Trade War: Prime Focus London
    Tuesday morning I woke up early to do an interview with the BBC about the VFX industry. I argued that while the UK is benefiting from recent increases in subsidies for the film industry, I warned that Canada was offering much larger subsidies that…
    - 42 days ago11 Jun 14, 7:53am -
  • Is Ontario Next To Fall Over Film Subsidy Cliff?
    Last week I posted about Quebec winding down it’s film and games subsidy program by instantly cutting it by 20%. This week report Will Campbell uncovers an internal Ontario document that seriously questioned the sustainability of offering film subs…
    - 43 days ago10 Jun 14, 1:05am -
  • Quebec Austerity Measures Signal End Of Film And Game Subsidies
    The Quebec government announced this week that it would cut subsidies across the board by 20%. This includes film and games subsidies: On the spending side, an across-the-board cut of 20 per cent will be applied to the popular tax credits that govern…
    - 47 days ago5 Jun 14, 9:09pm -
  • Casualties Of The Subsidy Trade War: Imageworks Culver City
    So it finally happened. Sony Pictures Imageworks is moving all of its work to Vancouver signaling an end of an era: Variety: Sony Imageworks Moving HQ to Vancouver The Hollywood Reporter: Sony’s VFX House Imageworks Moving Headquarters to Vanco…
    - 47 days ago5 Jun 14, 7:33pm -
  • The Serkis Is Back In Town
    Photo by AnimationMerc Well it’s looking to be that time of the year again where Andy Serkis tries to make another failed run at garnering an Oscar nomination for motion capture performances in VFX films. The Brew nails it: In an interview that Ser…
    - 55 days ago28 May 14, 9:09am -
  • VFX Soldier At UCSB Conference On VFX Labor
    I just arrived back to the US from my trip to China. (Which was pretty crazy if you saw my tweet about the plane almost crashing.) During my trip I was saddened to hear about another school shooting this time at UC Santa Barbara. I just was at UCSB t…
    - 56 days ago27 May 14, 1:54pm -
  • VFX Soldier In China!
    I’ll be in China for two weeks. If you’re a reader of the blog and would like to grab a cup of tea let me know. Here is a list of cities and dates of where I’ll be at. Beijing: Sunday May 11 – Tuesday May 13 Xian: Wednesday May 14 – Thursda…
    - 76 days ago8 May 14, 8:17am -