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    - 3 hours ago25 May 18, 4:00pm -
  • newMARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 5: VFX Reel by CoSA VFX
    Come have a look at the work of CoSA VFX on the fifth season of MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 5: VFX Reel by CoSA VFX appeared first on The Art of V…
    - 9 hours ago25 May 18, 10:00am -
    Here is the first trailer for THE SISTERS BROTHERS, the new movie by Jacques Audiard: The VFX are made by: Mikros Image The Production VFX Supervisor is Cédric Fayolle. Director: Jacques Audiard Release Date: 2018 © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX…
    - 12 hours ago25 May 18, 7:00am -
    Here is a new trailer for HOTEL ARTEMIS! The VFX are made by: Cantina Creative (VFX Supervisor: Venti Hristova) Director: Drew Pearce Release Date: 20 July 2018 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post HOTEL ARTEMIS appeared first o…
    - 24 hours ago24 May 18, 7:00pm -
    Brand new trailer for SKYSCRAPER: The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisors: Craig Hammack and Jose Burgos) Image Engine (VFX Supervisor: Bernhard Kimbacher) MPC Method Studios (VFX Supervisor: Jason Billington) Director: Rawson…
    - 2 days ago23 May 18, 4:00pm -
  • BLACK PANTHER: VFX Breakdown by RISE
    Let’s have a trip to Jabariland and see holograms with the teams of RISE in their VFX Breakdown about their work on BLACK PANTHER: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Jonathan Weber: My interview of Jonathan Weber, VFX Supervisor at RISE. © Vincent Frei – The Ar…
    - 2 days ago23 May 18, 1:00pm -
    Many new VFX shots in this featurette about MOWGLI: The VFX are made by: Framestore – London (VFX Supervisor: Nigel Denton-Howes / Animation Supervisor: Max Solomon) Framestore – Montreal (VFX Supervisor: Ivan Moran / Animation Supervisor: Kyle D…
    - 2 days ago23 May 18, 11:00am -
  • BLACK PANTHER: VFX Breakdown by Storm Studios
    The Norvegian studio Storm Studios presents their work on the beautiful prologue of BLACK PANTHER: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Espen Nordahl: My interview of Espen Nordahl, VFX Supervisor & Head of CG at Storm Studios. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2…
    - 2 days ago23 May 18, 9:00am -
    Russian studio Asymmetric VFX have released this VFX Breakdown about their work on THE THOUSAND FACES OF DUNJIA (QI MEN DUN JIA): © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post THE THOUSAND FACES OF DUNJIA (QI MEN DUN JIA): VFX Breakdown by Asy…
    - 2 days ago23 May 18, 9:00am -
  • AVENGERS – INFINITY WAR: Greg Steele – VFX Supervisor – Method Studios
    Greg Steele began his visual effects career at Rhythm & Hues in 2004. He has worked on films such as NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, X: FIRST CLASS and DJANGO UNCHAINED. He then joined Method Studios in 2013. He took care of the effects of…
    - 3 days ago22 May 18, 2:30pm -



  • Colossus rides again
    For Cartoon Brew, I asked Framestore how they completed the CG Colosuss for Deadpool 2.
    - 18 hours ago25 May 18, 1:02am -
  • Enter the Trojan Horse Golden Ticket Challenge
    I’ve been a regular attendee at Trojan Horse Was a Unicorn for a few years now. Formerly in Portugal, THU is landing in Malta this year, and the location looks stunning. What’s exciting is, you can enter the Golden Ticket Challenge art competitio…
    - 6 days ago20 May 18, 1:04am -
  • Retro vfx: Godzilla is 20!
    In vfxblog’s ‘Man-in-suit, miniatures, mechanics and modern CG: looking back at 20 years since Godzilla’, we chat to visual effects supervisor Volker Engel about this massive 1998 release and its use of practical, miniature, animatronics, puppe…
    - 8 days ago18 May 18, 12:23am -
  • Invisible effects and how they were invisible
    There’s always so much great film work around that’s invisible, and for 3D World magazine, I highlighted a few recent releases. My favourite bit is this feature image which just has the sand bags for a deer that will be later added in for the fil…
    - 9 days ago17 May 18, 1:32am -
  • Behind the scenes of Altered Carbon
    For 3D World magazine, I talked to vfx supe Everett Burrell about the making of Netflix’s Altered Carbon – an amazing show.
    - 9 days ago17 May 18, 1:30am -
  • Willow is 30!
    It’s very nearly the 30th anniversary of Ron Howard’s Willow, a huge effects film full of practical fx, miniatures, optical composites, matte paintings…and digital morphing. This was ILM’s big breakthrough into 2D image manipulation. I recen…
    - 9 days ago16 May 18, 12:16pm -
  • Welcome…to Jurassic Park (25 years ago)
    For 3D Artist magazine, I looked back at the pioneering CGI work in Jurassic Park by ILM and Tippett Studio. Keep an eye out on vfxblog for more Jurassic 25th anniversary coverage.
    - 15 days ago11 May 18, 1:50am -
  • Thanos, by Digital Domain and Weta Digital
    I was particularly impressed at how both DD and Weta Digital made Thanos for Infinity War. Here’s my Cartoon Brew coverage.
    - 15 days ago10 May 18, 10:12pm -
  • Submit your film to VIEW Conference!
    Are you a filmmaker? The 2018 VIEW Conference is now accepting submissions for its 2018 film competitions. There’s a €2,000 first prize – the VIEW Award – for short animated film, and the ITALIANMIX award for Italian short films. Here’s som…
    - 17 days ago8 May 18, 9:50pm -
  • Remembering this killer ILM shot from Deep Impact, now 20 years old
    20 years ago, the first of 1998’s asteroid films, Deep Impact, was released. In some ways it used visual effects rather sparingly to showcase the result of a partial meteor hit on the Earth. Massive waves hitting New York were a feature of the film…
    - 19 days ago7 May 18, 2:51am -

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  • newWeinstein Expected To Surrender To Authorities
    It’s going to be a big day today from the sounds of it as The New York Daily News reports that disgraced former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender himself over to authorities in New York City on Friday. Weinstein is expected to b…
    - 10 hours ago25 May 18, 8:33am -
  • newReview: “Solo – A Star Wars Story”
    “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is easily the lightest, breeziest “Star Wars” movie to date. The stakes are low, the fate of the galaxy isn’t in the balance, and the drama is personal but not on an operatic scale. Ultimately that’s a good thing…
    - 10 hours ago25 May 18, 8:10am -
  • newMorgan Freeman Apologises About Behavior
    Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman has issued an apology to anyone who felt “uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behaviour. The eighty-year-old actor was the subject of a CNN report yesterday in which multiple women accused him of sexual harass…
    - 10 hours ago25 May 18, 8:03am -
  • newHathaway To Lead Dee Rees’ “Wanted”
    Anne Hathaway will star in the adaptation of the Joan Didion novel “The Last Thing He Wanted” for Netflix. “Mudbound” helmer Dee Rees directs the drama which begins filming this Summer. The story centers on a hardscrabble journalist named Ele…
    - 11 hours ago25 May 18, 7:56am -
  • new“Krypton” Gets An Early Season 2 Trailer
    Following in the wake of the first season finale, SYFY has released the first teaser for the recently renewed Superman prequel series “Krypton” which returns in 2019. Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s ho…
    - 11 hours ago25 May 18, 7:54am -
  • new“Show Dogs” Hits Unexpected Controversy
    Having just opened last weekend, the Will Arnett-led “Show Dogs” came and went along expected lines – some families turned out, critics mostly ignored the film, and it did alright. Now though the film has been hit by controversy as parents grou…
    - 11 hours ago25 May 18, 7:52am -
  • newNBC Announces “Hair Live!” Musical
    Following on the heels of NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” the original rock musical “Hair Live!, which will be broadcast in the spring of 2019 in front of a live audience. Hair Live! tells the story of a group of politically a…
    - 11 hours ago25 May 18, 7:50am -
  • newMaika Monroe Joins Shia LaBeouf Biopic
    Maika Monroe (“It Follows”) has joined the cast of “Honey Boy,” the ‘sort of Shia LaBeouf biopic’ in the works at Automatik. Monroe will play an aspiring actress named Sandra. The roman-a-clef story deals with LaBeouf’s relationship wit…
    - 11 hours ago25 May 18, 7:46am -
  • Annapurna, Universal Releasing James Bond 25
    The James Bond distribution rights situation has been sorted out as Eon Productions and MGM have set plans for the next film in the series – Daniel Craig’s fifth and likely final outing in the role. Universal Pictures has scored the film’s inte…
    - 13 hours ago25 May 18, 5:47am -
  • “Logan” Helmer To Direct A Boba Fett Film
    “Logan” helmer James Mangold is set to write and direct a standalone “Star Wars” movie centered on the bounty hunter character Boba Fett. “Dark Phoenix” director Simon Kinberg was previously rumored to be working on a Boba Fett movie and…
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  • Trailer: Phoenix, Gyllenhaal In “Sisters Brothers”
    The first trailer has now been released for “Dheepan” director Jacques Audiard’s new western comedy “The Sisters Brothers” which boasts a pretty amazing cast. Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, John C. Reilly and Riz Ahmed star in the film b…
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  • “Incredibles 2” Headed For $140M Debut
    Disney and Pixar’s “The Incredibles 2” is reportedly tracking for a whopping $140 million opening weekend, at the least, at the U.S. domestic box-office from June 15th. The film also has a serious shot at scoring the top domestic opening of all…
    - 22 hours ago24 May 18, 8:17pm -

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  • VFX pro to testify for trade action on VFX subsidies in NAFTA renegotiations
    Update: You can donate to Eric here: Huge thanks to all of you who helped contribute to comments on NAFTA renegotiations. VFX professional Eric Rosenthal left a comment in the previous post that he might…
    - 28 Jun 17, 8:15am -
  • The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) seeks comments on digital trade issues and potential remedies for NAFTA negotiations
    Statement from Daniel Lay, Co-Founder of the Association of Digital Artists, Professionals, and Technicians In 2013 Daniel Lay, the writer behind the industry blog VFX Soldier started ADAPT to help fund and direct a trade effort to curtail the use of…
    - 3 Jun 17, 2:34am -
  • 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…
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