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  • newBATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
    Great teaser for BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE : The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor : Tom Proctor) MPC (VFX Supervisor : Guillaume Rocheron) Scanline VFX (VFX Supervisor : Bryan Hirota) Weta Digital (VFX Supervisors : Joe Lette…
    - 4 hours ago18 Apr 15, 5:00am -
  • GAME OF THRONES: Attack of the Wights
    Joe Bauer, Steve Kullback and the HBO team talks about the Wights Attack created by Scanline VFX for the fourth season of GAME OF THRONES: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Scanline VFX: VFX Breakdown by Scanline VFX about their work on GAME OF THRONES Season 4. ©…
    - 15 hours ago17 Apr 15, 6:00pm -
  • OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL: Creating China Town
    Nice making of by Sony Pictures Imageworks about the creation of China Town for OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Sony Pictures Imageworks: Here is my interview of Scott Stokdyk, Senior VFX Supervisor, about his work on OZ THE GREAT AND P…
    - 18 hours ago17 Apr 15, 2:22pm -
  • STAR WARS: EPISODE VII – The Force Awakens
    Impressive new teaser for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII – The Force Awakens with many VFX shots and Han Solo and Chewbacca! The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (Senior VFX Supervisor : John Knoll) The Overall VFX Supervisor is Roger Guyett. Dire…
    - 2 days ago16 Apr 15, 5:00pm -
  • THE HUNGER GAMES – CATCHING FIRE: Showreel by Animal Logic
    Animal Logic have just released this really nice video about their holographic work on THE HUNGER GAMES – CATCHING FIRE (click on the picture below to watch it): WANT TO KNOW MORE? Animal Logic: Dedicated page about THE HUNGER GAMES – CATCHING FI…
    - 2 days ago16 Apr 15, 11:00am -
  • MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
    Excellent trailer for MAD MAX: FURY ROAD featuring the four episodes of MAD MAX: The VFX are made by: Iloura (VFX Supervisor : Tom Wood) The Production VFX Supervisor is Andrew Jackson and David Nelson. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 3 days ago15 Apr 15, 6:00pm -
  • AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
    Great clip from AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON of the fight between Hulkbuster and The Hulk: The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisor : Ben Snow) Trixter (VFX Supervisor : Alessandro Cioffi) Double Negative (VFX Supervisor : Ken McGaugh…
    - 3 days ago15 Apr 15, 2:00pm -
  • Worldwide FX Showreel 2014
    Worldwide FX have released a cool showreel of their 2014 work like THE LEGEND OF HERCULES, THE EXPENDABLES 3 and AUTOMATA: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 3 days ago15 Apr 15, 12:53pm -
  • SAN ANDREAS
    Nice TV spot for SAN ANDREAS with many destructive VFX shots: The VFX are made by: Hydraulx (VFX Supervisors : Colin & Greg Strause) Cinesite (VFX Supervisor : Holger Voss) Image Engine (VFX Supervisor : Martyn Culpitt) Scanline VFX Method Studios Th…
    - 3 days ago15 Apr 15, 9:00am -
  • Marvel’s DAREDEVIL – Opening Titles
    Beautiful opening title sequence for Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix created by Elastic: CREDITS Creative Director | Patrick Clair Designer(s) | Paul Kim, Kevin Heo, Yi-Jen Liu, Henry DeLeon Producer | Carol Salek Production Coordinator | Kyle McInty…
    - 4 days ago14 Apr 15, 7:00pm -

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  • Mixing it up: the effects of the new Thunderbirds
    How miniatures from Weta Workshop and CG characters were combined for the all new Thunderbirds Are Go TV series.
    - 2 days ago16 Apr 15, 6:59am -
  • fxguidetv #201: Flame 2016
    We get the details on the new Flame 2016 release from Autodesk's Philippe Soeiro.
    - 4 days ago14 Apr 15, 6:08pm -
  • Cool camera kit at NAB
    A round up of new camera tech and tools announced at NAB in Las Vegas - with more to come from fxguide.
    - 4 days ago14 Apr 15, 1:38am -
  • ftrack 3.2 revealed at NAB
    ftrack has announced that they will be releasing version 3.2 of its software this summer. New features include Nuke Studio integration, Actions, chat features, and release of their updated API.
    - 6 days ago12 Apr 15, 4:00pm -
  • Ex Machina: the making of Ava
    We sit down with DNeg VFX supervisor Andrew Whitehurst in London to discuss Ex Machina.
    - 9 days ago9 Apr 15, 8:40pm -
  • Keep on driving: the making of Honda’s ‘Endless Road’
    Behind the scenes of Honda's new CR-V infinite loop spot, that also tailors to your world location.
    - 10 days ago7 Apr 15, 10:15pm -
  • MODO 901: exclusive tech sneak peek
    MODO 901 will be released in a few months but fxguide visited The Foundry yesterday in LA for an exclusive sneak peek of new Render Tech (*this is on top of The Foundry's own feature leaks today!)
    - 11 days ago7 Apr 15, 5:15pm -
  • Frame.io – a new tool for video collaboration
    The Frame.io team talk to fxguide about their new video review and collaboration tool.
    - 18 days ago31 Mar 15, 2:05pm -
  • Innovation and immersion: Escape from Gringotts
    Find out how Universal Creative developed its centerpiece Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts attraction, with help from Double Negative.
    - 19 days ago30 Mar 15, 3:34am -
  • the rc #149: Cameras, mounts and more
    Mike and Jason talk ARRI SXT, connectors, mounts, RED's WEAPON upgrade, monitors, filters and more.
    - 19 days ago29 Mar 15, 10:22pm -
  • Far from fable: Cinderella
    An in-depth Q&A with Cinderella visual effects supervisor Charley Henley who talks animals, transformations, dresses, slippers and environments.
    - 22 days ago27 Mar 15, 4:15am -
  • the vfx show #196: Chappie
    Mike Seymour, Andrew Usher and Zap Andersson discuss the visual effects in Neill Blomkamp's latest film, Chappie.
    - 24 days ago25 Mar 15, 1:00pm -

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  • newTrailer: Dope
    Trailer
    - 8 hours ago18 Apr 15, 12:24am -
  • newTrailer: Attack on Titan
    Japanese Trailer
    - 8 hours ago18 Apr 15, 12:24am -
  • newTrailer: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
    Teaser
    - 9 hours ago17 Apr 15, 11:59pm -
  • newTrailer: "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"
    In the wake of the unfortunate leak of a bootleg copy of the first trailer for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. Pictures have just released the trailer in full in HD quality. The IMAX launch is still on though and f…
    - 12 hours ago17 Apr 15, 9:00pm -
  • newNew Details On Maclaren's "Wonder Woman"
    Before the big trailer launches yesterday, arguably the biggest news of the week was that of the departure of Michelle MacLaren as the director of "Wonder Woman" and the quick hiring of Patty Jenkins to replace her.Rumors also stirred around MacLar…
    - 12 hours ago17 Apr 15, 8:55pm -
  • new"Furious 7" Crosses The $1 Billion Mark
    After just seventeen days, "Furious 7" has crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office, making it the fastest film to ever do so.It's also the only Universal Pictures film ever to surpass that mark in its first theatrical run, "Jurassic Pa…
    - 12 hours ago17 Apr 15, 8:54pm -
  • newJapanese Trailer: "Attack on Titan"
    Following a brief teaser a while back, the full Japanese trailer is now out for the live action adaptation of the currently Hajime Isayama's 2009 manga "Attack on Titan". The first of two films based on the work due for release this year, there's no…
    - 12 hours ago17 Apr 15, 8:53pm -
  • Lucas Till Returns For "X-Men: Apocalypse"
    Lucas Till is set to reprise the role of Havok for a third time in Bryan Singer's upcoming "X-Men: Apocalypse". The last instalment in this new trilogy, Till had a key supporting role "X-Men: First Class" and a lesser appearance in "X-Men: Days of F…
    - 14 hours ago17 Apr 15, 6:37pm -
  • Penelope Cruz Joins "Zoolander 2"
    Ben Stiller has confirmed that actress Penelope Cruz will be joining him and the other cast members of the "Zoolander" sequel which begins filming shortly for a February 2016 release.Stiller announced the news via his social media feeds on Friday m…
    - 15 hours ago17 Apr 15, 5:50pm -
  • "Slave" Scribe Plans ABC Marvel Series
    Following their collaboration on the well-reviewed midseason drama "American Crime," Oscar-winning "12 Years a Slave" writer/producer John Ridley and ABC are re-teaming for a new Marvel TV series for the network.EW reports that the project will be…
    - 15 hours ago17 Apr 15, 5:43pm -
  • Official Poster: "Jurassic World"
    Filmmaker Colin Trevorrow has debuted the new poster for Universal's "Jurassic World" which features Bryce Dallas Howard's character Claire Dearing coming face to face with the park's new genetic hybrid creation - the Indominus Rex. The poster comes…
    - 15 hours ago17 Apr 15, 5:19pm -
  • "Star Wars: Battlefront" Set For November
    DICE and Lucasfilm have announced that the highly anticipated video game "Star Wars Battlefront" is set to be released on November 17th 2015 in North America, and November 19th in Europe.The first full-length trailer for the title premiered at the…
    - 16 hours ago17 Apr 15, 5:09pm -

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  • newDominic Cooper Reportedly Close To A Deal For Preacher
    Update! He's on board alongside Elizabeth PerkinsUPDATE: Mr. Stark is officially going dark. Cooper has signed a deal to play Jesse, and Elizabeth Perkins is on to play Vyla Quinncannon, a scheming businesswoman with a personal connection to the mai…
    - 9 hours ago18 Apr 15, 12:02am -
  • newBatman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Trailer Smashes In
    'Do you bleed?'Acting quickly to counter what has been seen as a negative reaction – albeit to a dreadful quality, pirated phone version – to his new promo, Zack Snyder tweeted out an official version of the first Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justi…
    - 9 hours ago18 Apr 15, 12:02am -
  • Noomi Rapace Seals Rupture Deal
    She'll star in the sci-fi thrillerHaving trod the hallways of science fiction in Prometheus, Noomi Rapace is now headed back to the genre for Rupture, a new thriller from Secretary director Steven Shainberg.The film, which has a story by Shainberg an…
    - 16 hours ago17 Apr 15, 4:33pm -
  • Second Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Flies In
    'Chewie... We're home.'Now that was worth the wait. Following on from the first teaser that debuted back in November, the second teasing look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrived during the Star Wars Celebration event. If you were disappointed by…
    - 19 hours ago17 Apr 15, 1:43pm -
  • Podcast #157: Alan Rickman
    A little chaotic Call him Hans Gruber, The Sheriff Of Nottingham or his real name, Alan Rickman, but the star-cum-director of A Little Chaos is a veritable living legend, and one willing to slum it in the muck and the mire of this week's Empire Podca…
    - 23 hours ago17 Apr 15, 10:06am -
  • Mike Leigh To Make Peterloo
    Couldn't escape if he wanted toFresh from Mr. Turner and a different corner of the 19th century, Mike Leigh is back, back, back with a new film set in a similar timeframe but offering a whole different slate on the period. His new film, just announce…
    - 23 hours ago17 Apr 15, 9:20am -
  • The Gallows Teaser Trailer Screams Online
    Red Room. RedrumAside from their creative use of thrifty budgets, sequel spawning ability and penchant for scaring lots of cash out of eager filmgoers, the trademark of Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions is fast becoming a low, threatening rumble o…
    - 1 day ago17 Apr 15, 8:18am -
  • Russell Brand Joins Nicolas Cage's Army Of One
    Will their collaboration add up?Taking a break from his latterday role as revolutionary political Jesus, Russell Brand has signed up for a Nicolas Cage comedy, joining the zen warlock for Army Of One. Larry Charles (Borat, Curb Your Enthusiasm) is di…
    - 1 day ago17 Apr 15, 8:18am -
  • J.J. Abrams And More Talk The Force Awakens
    At Star Wars CelebrationThis year’s incarnation of Star Wars Celebration, the massive convention that this year is happening in Anaheim, California, kicked off on Thursday with a panel on The Force Awakens, which included co-writer/producer/directo…
    - 1 day ago17 Apr 15, 8:18am -
  • Josh Gad Sells A New Musical To Universal
    The Wedding Ringer's Jeremy Garelick will write and directMusicals drift in and out of popularity for studios, but it’s not often that you see one – and definitely nothing that isn’t based on any existing show or concept – cause a feeding f…
    - 1 day ago17 Apr 15, 7:47am -
  • New Inside Out Clip Online
    School dazeIf you’ve read our coverage of which films will be packing their suitcases, rooting out their passports and heading to this year’s Cannes Film Festival, you’ll know that Pixar’s latest, Inside Out, is making the trip. To mark the…
    - 1 day ago17 Apr 15, 7:47am -
  • Ryan Gosling In Talks For Blade Runner 2
    He may star with Harrison FordWhile a sequel to one of Harrison Ford’s most iconic cinema associations was being celebrated yesterday, there was some stealthier news about another. Variety reports that Ryan Gosling is now in negotiations to join t…
    - 1 day ago17 Apr 15, 7:16am -

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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…
    - 2 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 25 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’…
    - 66 days ago10 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…
    - 73 days ago4 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…
    - 85 days ago23 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…
    - 88 days ago19 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 -