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    New prologue for ALIEN – COVENANT: The VFX are made by: MPC (VFX Supervisor: Ferran Domenech) Framestore (VFX Supervisors: Christian Kaestner & Stuart Penn) Animal Logic (VFX Supervisor: Paul Butterworth) Luma Pictures (VFX Supervisors: Vincent Cir…
    - 2 hours ago26 Apr 17, 7:00pm -
  • newLIFE: Huw Evans – VFX Supervisor – Double Negative
    Huw Evans began his career in 2006 at Double Negative. He has worked on numerous projects such as THE DARK KNIGHT, INCEPTION, MAN OF STEEL and THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE.The post LIFE: Huw Evans – VFX Supervisor – Double Negative appeared f…
    - 6 hours ago26 Apr 17, 3:00pm -
  • newHEINEKEN “The Trailblazers”: VFX Breakdown by MPC
    MPC presents their VFX work on this epic commercial for HEINEKEN: WANT TO KNOW MORE? MPC: Dedicated page about HEINEKEN “The Trailblazers” on MPC website. Heineken – The Trailblazers © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post HEINEKEN…
    - 9 hours ago26 Apr 17, 12:00pm -
  • LIFE: Mark Bakowski – VFX Supervisor – Industrial Light & Magic
    In 2015, Mark Bakowski explained to us the work of Industrial Light & Magic on SPECTRE. He then took care of the effects of DOCTOR STRANGE. He talks to us today about his work on the beautiful continuous shot on LIFE.The post LIFE: Mark Bakowski –…
    - 1 day ago25 Apr 17, 3:00pm -
  • FMX 2017: Official trailer “Elemental” Making of
    Check out the making of about “Elemental” the official trailer of FMX 2017: FMX 2017 – Official Trailer Elemental © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post FMX 2017: Official trailer “Elemental” Making of appeared first on The Ar…
    - 1 day ago25 Apr 17, 12:58pm -
    Check out this first trailer of KINGSMAN – THE GOLDEN CIRCLE: The VFX are made by: Sony Pictures Imageworks (VFX Supervisor: Mark Breakspear) Framestore (VFX Supervisor: Chris Lawrence) MPC The Senate VFX Blind Ltd (CG Supervisor: Andrew Booth) The…
    - 2 days ago25 Apr 17, 9:00am -
  • THE 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…
    - 2 days 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.
    - 2 days 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 6 days ago21 Apr 17, 9:00am -



  • Ice, cars, fire and a submarine: just another day on ‘The Fate of the Furious’
    When the first trailers for F. Gary Gray’s The Fate of the Furious surfaced, they showcased a stunt sequence involving a submarine and vehicles driving along a frozen lake that seemed outlandish even for what has become a franchise that seems to up…
    - 2 days ago25 Apr 17, 4:41am -
  • Zombies!
    …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.
    - 2 days 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 11 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 19 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.
    - 19 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…
    - 20 days ago6 Apr 17, 9:56pm -

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  • new“Blade Runner 2049” Trailer With “Alien Covenant”
    Ridley Scott has confirmed that the new full trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049,” which Scott produced, will screen in front of the release of “Alien: Covenant” which opens in U.S. cinemas on May 19th. However, the film will…
    - 1 hour ago26 Apr 17, 8:24pm -
  • newMiller Hopeful For More “Mad Max” Sequels
    Two years on from the release of George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road,” the Australian filmmaker has spoken about where the franchise stands now and reaffirms that he and co-writer Nico Lathouris have written two full sequels, one of which will…
    - 1 hour ago26 Apr 17, 8:23pm -
  • newFirst Photo: Helen Mirren In “Winchester”
    CBS Films has premiered a first look at Dame Helen Mirren in the currently in production supernatural thriller “Winchester”. “Predestination” and “Daybreakers” helmers Michael and Peter Spierig direct the film about firearm heiress Sarah…
    - 1 hour ago26 Apr 17, 8:21pm -
  • newStallone Rumored For “Starlight” Film Adaptation
    Sylvester Stallone is reportedly the top pick to play the lead character of retired space hero Duke McQueen in the upcoming film adaptation of “Kingsman” and “Kick-Ass” author Mark Millar’s comic “Starlight” at 20th Century Fox. Splash…
    - 1 hour ago26 Apr 17, 8:20pm -
  • newEwan McGregor Joins “Christopher Robin”
    Ewan McGregor is in talks to star in the live-action “Christopher Robin” for Disney Pictures. “Hidden Figures” screenwriter Allison Schroeder has also come onboard to work on the film’s script for the live-action film. Alex Ross Perry and T…
    - 1 hour ago26 Apr 17, 8:18pm -
  • newHilary Swank Scores Danny Boyle’s “Trust”
    Oscar winner Hilary Swank has joined the cast of the Danny Boyle-directed and produced “Trust” series which deals with the 1970s kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, grandson to oil empire magnate J. Paul Getty (Donald Sutherland). Swank will be pl…
    - 1 hour ago26 Apr 17, 8:18pm -
  • newShaw Returns In “Alien: Covenant” Prequel Short
    As part of ‘Alien Day’ celebrations today, 20th Century Fox has unveiled the third and most crucial in a series of shorts directed by Luke Scott (son of Ridley) that tie directly into the film’s mythology. The first, ‘The Last Supper,’ was…
    - 3 hours ago26 Apr 17, 6:26pm -
  • newThe “Call of Duty: WWII” Reveal Trailer
    In the wake of its announcement last week, Activision and Sledgehammer Games have debuted the reveal trailer for “Call of Duty: WWII”. Sledgehammer Games delivers a gritty, personal experience in the setting of the largest worldwide conflict in h…
    - 3 hours ago26 Apr 17, 6:07pm -
  • newVerhoeven’s Next Follows A Lying Amorous Nun
    One of the most well-deserved and enjoyable recent comebacks was that of “Total Recall” and “Robocop” director Paul Verhoeven. The Dutch filmmaker returned to features after years away with the much talked about Isabelle Huppert-led provocati…
    - 4 hours ago26 Apr 17, 5:31pm -
  • newThe Resurrected “Strike Back” Begins Filming
    Filming has officially begun on the ten-episode fifth season of “Strike Back,” Cinemax’s action series which effectively undergoes a mini-reboot with a whole new cast portraying members of the revived Section 20. The team now consists of Warren…
    - 4 hours ago26 Apr 17, 5:20pm -
  • newShyamalan’s “Unbreakable” Sequel Set For 2019
    M. Night Shyamalan used his social media account this morning to announce that his next film will be “Glass” and is currently slated for a global release on January 18th 2019. The film will serve as a direct follow-up to both Shyamalan’s 2000 f…
    - 4 hours ago26 Apr 17, 5:10pm -
  • newNew Full Trailer: Disney & Pixar’s “Cars 3”
    Following a teaser that shocked with a slightly darker tone than expected, Disney and Pixar have now released a more familiar full trailer for the upcoming “Cars 3”. In this outing, the cocky rookie-turned-cagey veteran (Owen Wilson) finds his ca…
    - 5 hours ago26 Apr 17, 4:59pm -

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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 -