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    Brand new trailer for STAR TREK – DISCOVERY: The VFX are made by: Pixomondo Spin VFX Crafty Apes Release date: 24 September 2017 (Netflix) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post STAR TREK: DISCOVERY appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 4 hours ago24 Jul 17, 11:00am -
  • STRANGER THINGS – Season 2
    Brand new trailer for the Season 2 of STRANGER THINGS: The VFX are made by: CoSA VFX Gradient Effects Release Date: 27 October 2017 (Netlfix) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post STRANGER THINGS – Season 2 appeared first on The Art…
    - 24 hours ago23 Jul 17, 3:00pm -
    Really cool new trailer for THOR – RAGNAROK: The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisor: Chad Wiebe) Framestore (VFX Supervisors: Alexis Wajsbrot and Kyle McCulloch) Double Negative (VFX Supervisor: Stuart Lashley) Luma Pictures…
    - 1 day ago23 Jul 17, 11:00am -
    Excellent new trailer for JUSTICE LEAGUE! The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor: Tom Proctor) MPC (VFX Supervisor: Seth Maury) Scanline VFX (VFX Supervisor: Bryan Hirota) Weta Digital (VFX Supervisor: Keith Miller) Rodeo FX Blind Ltd (…
    - 1 day ago23 Jul 17, 9:00am -
    Oh yeah! Here is the teaser for READY PLAYER ONE, the new movie by Steven Spielberg: The VFX are made by: ILM (VFX Supervisor: Grady Cofer) Digital Domain Territory Studio The Production VFX Supervisor is Roger Guyett. Director: Steven Spielberg Rele…
    - 2 days ago22 Jul 17, 9:33pm -
    Brand new trailer for MARVEL’S THE DEFENDERS: The VFX are made by: Zoic Studios Shade VFX Release Date: August 18, 2017 (Netlfix) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post MARVEL’S THE DEFENDERS appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 2 days ago22 Jul 17, 12:00pm -
    Here is a first look at KRYPTON: The VFX are made by: Important Looking Pirates Rodeo FX Director: Colm McCarthy Release Date: 2018 © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post KRYPTON appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 2 days ago22 Jul 17, 9:35am -
    New trailer for THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE: Animation and VFX made by: Animal Logic Directors: Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher and Bob Logan Release Date: 22 September 2017 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE appea…
    - 2 days ago22 Jul 17, 6:00am -
  • SPIDER-MAN – HOMECOMING: Lou Pecora – VFX Supervisor – Digital Domain
    In 2014, Lou Pecora explained to us about the work of Digital Domain on X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. He speaks to us today about his work on SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING.The post SPIDER-MAN – HOMECOMING: Lou Pecora – VFX Supervisor – Digital Domain a…
    - 3 days ago21 Jul 17, 3:00pm -
    Really cool trailer for BRIGHT, the new movie by David Ayer: The VFX are made by: Iloura (VFX Supervisor: Jason Billington) Mammal Studios (VFX Supervisor: Gregory D. Liegey) Ollin VFX Pixel Playground (VFX Supervisor: Don Lee) Director: David Ayer R…
    - 3 days ago21 Jul 17, 10:00am -


  • Halon Previs War for the Planet of the Apes at Comic-Con
    Halon presents the PreVis and PostVis for War for the Planet of the Apes, done in UE4.
    - 3 days ago21 Jul 17, 7:56pm -
  • The big and the ‘tiny’ of SIGGRAPH 2017. The insider’s guide
    The insider's guide to SIGGRAPH 2017 with Conference Chair Jerome Solomon.
    - 4 days ago20 Jul 17, 7:52am -
  • A Fortnite at Epic
    Exclusive Siggraph Preview: Strange things are afoot at the DurrrBurger, ...we talk to Directors and the team about their Fortnite UE4 short film. And do a deep dive in the Cool Tech of a real time rendering, animated short film.
    - 5 days ago19 Jul 17, 4:52pm -
  • MeetMike
    Each day at SIGGRAPH Mike will meet industry legends from Pixar, Weta Digital, Magnopus, Disney Research, Epic Games and leading researchers from around the world in VR using new Digital Human Avatar technology.
    - 7 days ago17 Jul 17, 11:31pm -
  • Having a Pig of a Time
    Method Studios delivers beautifully crafted character animation and creature work for Netflix's Okja.
    - 7 days ago17 Jul 17, 8:00pm -
  • Spider-Man: by Sea and by Air
    We talk to Digital Domain and Sony Pictures Imageworks about their friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man and his two biggest battles.
    - 7 days ago17 Jul 17, 5:12am -
  • 69th Emmy Nominations
    The 69th Emmy Nominations have been announced
    - 11 days ago13 Jul 17, 3:52pm -
  • Making Mummy
    The Mummy re-animates to life thanks to companies such as MPC and ILM.
    - 12 days ago12 Jul 17, 2:40pm -
  • The complexity of re-colouring photos
    The science and art of re-colouring photographs. A deep dive into this craft with some excellent examples.
    - 13 days ago11 Jul 17, 9:29pm -
  • ILM Material X
    ILM takes MaterialX open source.
    - 13 days ago11 Jul 17, 4:15pm -
  • Autodesk’s Virtual Production Vision
    Virtual Production is a hot topic, we examine Autodesk's vision looking forward.
    - 14 days ago10 Jul 17, 11:56am -
  • RED Holographic (Lightfield?) Hydrogen Phone
    RED Cinema Android OS Hydrogen Phone has been announced.Firstly, we'll look at the facts and then we'll dive into what it might mean and ask if it can work?
    - 18 days ago6 Jul 17, 11:48pm -


  • Behind the boldness of Bad Ape
    Weta Digital had to tackle a new hilarious character for War for the Planet of the Apes in Steve Zahn’s Bad Ape. Here’s how they did it, over at VFX Voice.
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  • The social (VFX) lives of Hollywood
    One of the toughest things about covering visual effects can be getting great VFX imagery to display with a story. There’s often a lengthy approvals process, and sometimes film and TV distributors just want to keep certain things under wraps. That…
    - 5 days ago19 Jul 17, 8:23pm -
  • From capture to creature: Weta Digital
    For Cartoon Brew, I ran down how Weta Digital takes the on-set performance capture and pushes it through different departments to produce ape animation. It’s an incredible, artistic and technical process. Hope you enjoy the read.
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  • Randal M. Dutra on ‘RoboCop’ and the stop-motion ED-209
    Recently on vfxblog, I was able to speak to former ILM animation supervisor Randal M. Dutra about his work on The Lost World: Jurassic Park for that’s film’s 20th anniversary. I invited Dutra back to talk about his stop-motion contributions to Ro…
    - 7 days ago17 Jul 17, 12:02pm -
  • Plane crazy
    Imageworks took on the visual effects for the final third act in Spider-Man: Homecoming, from the factory battle, to the plane fight and the beach confrontation. Here’s a look at how they did it, at Spark CG Society.
    - 9 days ago15 Jul 17, 10:18pm -
  • Scott Farrar on the legacy of ‘Transformers’
    I talked to ILM’s Scott Farrar about the history of the Transformers franchise, what some of the initial challenges were (their first bot designs didn’t work), and how that has changed leading up to Transformers: The Last Knight. Check it out at…
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  • Visiting Weta Digital
    I had a chance to pop over to Wellington recently to chat to the team at Weta Digital on the new, and incredible, War for the Planet of the Apes. You’ll see some coverage coming out over the next few days, but here’s a hint at the first piece, f…
    - 12 days ago12 Jul 17, 11:15pm -
  • How one of the coolest shots in ‘Baby Driver’ was pulled off
    Last night in Sydney I got to watch Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver for a second time, and see a post-film Q&A hosted by director George Miller. The Q&A was fantastic, diving into Wright’s directing choices, musical influences and juicy details about…
    - 12 days ago12 Jul 17, 9:33pm -
  • How the beach scene in ‘Contact’ went down to the wire
    Yesterday I posted an interview with Contact’s visual effects supervisor Ken Ralston about his work on the film, which is now 20 years old. This included the incredible mirror shot, and for that high speed compositing supervisor Sheena Duggal also…
    - 13 days ago11 Jul 17, 7:46pm -
  • Behind the scenes of ‘Okja’
    I talked to Method Studios visual effects supervisor Erik De Boer about Okja – and how the team gave a personality to the CG super-pig. Check it out at Cartoon Brew.
    - 13 days ago11 Jul 17, 7:41pm -

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  • new“Infinity War” Poster & Black Order Explained
    Marvel Studios brought its preview reel for “Avengers: Infinity War” to San Diego Comic Con this past weekend following that reel playing at Disney’s D23 Expo the weekend before. Unsurprisingly, a badly framed pirated copy of said reel has ende…
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  • newMarvel TV Chief Talks Shorter “Defenders” Run
    Marvel Television chief Jeph Loeb has been out talking up “The Defenders” event series and how, after three years of planning, it’s all finally coming together next month when the four Marvel-Netflix heroes come together onscreen. Since its rev…
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  • new“Supernatural” Spin-Off Secures Its Cast
    Kim Rhodes, Briana Buckmaster, Kathryn Newton and Katherine Ramdeen have all reportedly closed their deals to star in the “Supernatural” spin-off “Wayward Sisters” should The CW move forward with it. The news was revealed during the show’s…
    - 4 hours ago24 Jul 17, 10:41am -
  • newThe “Charmed” Reboot Back In Redevelopment
    Alyssa Milano is having a busy 2017 so far with both a “Project Runway All Stars” hosting gig, leading the Netflix dark comedy series “Insatiable,” and making an appearance in the upcoming “Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later”. Repor…
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  • new“Doctor Who” Christmas 2017 Special Teaser
    Filming has only just finished on the Christmas episode for The BBC’s “Doctor Who,” but a brief glimpse of footage from the hour-long special titled “Twice Upon a Time” has arrived following its premiere at the show’s Comic Con panel on S…
    - 6 hours ago24 Jul 17, 8:22am -
  • Clancy Brown Is Surtur In “Thor: Ragnarok”
    Legendary thesp Clancy Brown (“Highlander,” “Carnivale”) has been cast as the voice of Surtur, the fiery demon who resides over Hel, in Taika Waititi’s “Thor: Ragnarok”. We scored our first look at the creature during the film’s new t…
    - 20 hours ago23 Jul 17, 6:33pm -
  • New “Ant-Man,” “Black Panther” Posters
    Following their presentation last night, Marvel Studios has now released the Comic Con posters for both Peyton Reed’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther”. “Ant-Man and the Wasp” sees the returning cast from the f…
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  • “Expanse,” “Riverdale,” “Orville” & More Promos
    The Expanse Syfy has teased the third season of its sci-fi political drama “The Expanse” arriving next year with a new trailer which sadly offers no footage from the next season – only recaps of the second. It was announced during Syfy’s Comi…
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  • “Gotham” S4 Teased With Clips & Reveals
    Following it “Gotham” with the first footage from the upcoming fourth season which just cast “Teen Wolf” actress Crystal Reed as Sofia Falcone. The new season includes the introduction of Professor Pyg, the new introduction of The Scarecrow,…
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  • “Lucifer” S3 Gets Tom Welling & New Promo
    “Smallville” star Tom Welling has signed on to join the cast of FOX’s “Lucifer,” marking his first TV role since the Superman prequel series ended. Welling will play Marcus Pierce, an accomplished but reserved police lieutenant. The new sea…
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  • Comic Con 2017: The CW’s DC Shows
    Yesterday afternoon The CW unleashed Comic Con trailers for the new seasons of all five of its DC superhero shows along with revealing some new details about what to expect in upcoming episodes. The Flash Six months after Barry Allen disappeared into…
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  • Second Trailer: “Thor: Ragnarok”
    The second trailer and a new poster for Taika Waititi’s “Thor: Ragnarok” are now online following their premiere at Marvel’s San Diego Comic Con panel on Saturday. The story has Hela (Cate Blanchett) escaping millennia of imprisonment. She ex…
    - 2 days ago23 Jul 17, 1:29am -

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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…
    - 26 days ago28 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…
    - 51 days ago3 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…
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  • 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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