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  • newTHE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US: Kevin Hahn – VFX Supervisor – MPC
    Kevin Hahn started his career in visual effects in 1998. He joined MPC in 2007 and works on films such as ANGELS & DEMONS, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER, JOHN CARTER and MALEFICENT. As VFX Supervisor, he took care of the ef…
    - 2 hours ago15 Dec 17, 4:00pm -
  • newDARK: VFX Breakdown by RISE
    Don’t miss the VFX Breakdown by RISE about their work on DARK, the first german TV serie by Netflix: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post DARK: VFX Breakdown by RISE appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 4 hours ago15 Dec 17, 2:00pm -
  • newTHE WALKING DEAD – Season 8: VFX Breakdown by Goodbye Kansas Studios
    Goodbye Kansas Studios presents their work on the first episode of the season 8 of THE WALKING DEAD: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Goodbye Kansas Studios: Dedicated page about THE WALKING DEAD – Season 8 on Goodbye Kansas Studios website. © Vincent Frei –…
    - 7 hours ago15 Dec 17, 11:00am -
    Check out this first TV spot for BLACK PANTHER: The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisor: Craig Hammack) Digital Domain Double Negative (VFX Supervisor: Stuart Lashley) Luma Pictures (VFX Supervisors: Vincent Cirelli & Brendan Se…
    - 21 hours ago14 Dec 17, 9:00pm -
  • SANTA & CIE: Hugues Namur – VFX Supervisor – Mikros Image
    Hugues Namur is working in visual effects for more than 20 years. He is VFX Supervisor at Mikros Image since 2002 and has taken care of the visual effects of films such as ASTERIX AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES, PARIS 36, THE BURMA CONSPIRACY and CHOCOLAT.The…
    - 1 day ago14 Dec 17, 3:00pm -
  • KINGSMAN – THE GOLDEN CIRCLE: Building a Jungle by Sony Pictures Imageworks
    New making of by Sony Pictures Imageworks with VFX Supervisor Mark Breakspear about the creation of the jungle for KINGSMAN – THE GOLDEN CIRCLE: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Sony Pictures Imageworks: Dedicated page about KINGSMAN – THE GOLDEN CIRCLE on Ima…
    - 1 day ago14 Dec 17, 11:00am -
    Excellent trailer for ANNIHILATION: The VFX are made by: Double Negative Milk VFX (VFX Supervisor: Sara Bennett) Nvizible Union VFX (VFX Supervisor: Simon Hughes) The Production VFX Supervisor is Andrew Whitehurst. Director: Alex Garland Release Date…
    - 2 days ago13 Dec 17, 4:30pm -
  • THE 15:17 TO PARIS
    Here is the trailer for THE 15:17 TO PARIS by Clint Eastwood: The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor: Richard Reed) The Production VFX Supervisor is John Moffatt. Director: Clint Eastwood Release Date: 9 February 2018 (USA) © Vincent F…
    - 2 days ago13 Dec 17, 2:00pm -
  • KINGSMAN – THE GOLDEN CIRCLE: Fight Over Briefcase by Sony Pictures Imageworks
    Don’t miss this cool making of featuring VFX Supervisor Mark Breakspear about the work of Sony Pictures Imageworks on the Fight Over Briefcase in KINGSMAN – THE GOLDEN CIRCLE: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Sony Pictures Imageworks: Dedicated page about KING…
    - 2 days ago13 Dec 17, 10:00am -
    Really cool final trailer for BRIGHT: 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 Release Date: 22 Decembe…
    - 3 days ago12 Dec 17, 3:00pm -



  • Are you planning for FMX yet?
    I first heard about FMX in 2011, just as I started writing full-time about visual effects. I went there – it’s in Stuttgart – and was immediately hooked. There’s a ton of super-cool visual effects, animation and CG presentations. You could go…
    - 16 hours ago15 Dec 17, 1:24am -
  • Rachael Reborn
    VFX Voice features this story on MPC’s Rachael work in Blade Runner 2049. Had fun writing this one.
    - 17 hours ago15 Dec 17, 12:44am -
  • Massive in Thor: Ragnarok
    I found out from Framestore how Massive was a big part of their final battle work in the film. See VFX Voice.
    - 17 hours ago15 Dec 17, 12:41am -
  • Blue Sky director Carlos Carlos Saldanha on ‘Ferdinand’
    Had a fun chat to him for this Cartoon Brew Q&A.
    - 17 hours ago15 Dec 17, 12:39am -
  • Titanic’s VFX producer on how James Cameron brought her onto the movie, and how she made it *into* the movie
    It’s now 20 years since James Cameron’s Titanic was released. Back in 1997, somehow the film made it through an incredibly challenging shoot, a tense studio environment, constant media scrutiny and a gruelling post-production schedule to become t…
    - 3 days ago13 Dec 17, 4:34am -
  • Making Coco pop
    You gotta love that headline, it’s from the new issue of 3D Artist magazine where I wrote about Pixar’s Coco. Buy the mag here.
    - 3 days ago12 Dec 17, 10:15pm -
  • Breaking down the beautybot
    Earlier this year I caught up with Imageworks visual effects supervisor Mark Breakspear to discuss his studio’s work on Kingsman: The Golden Circle. The home entertainment release of the film is now here, and Imageworks has shared with vfxblog a f…
    - 4 days ago12 Dec 17, 4:39am -
  • The secrets behind the life (and death) of Titanic’s propeller guy
    A man falls from the poop deck, hitting the bronze hub of the starboard propeller with a sickening smack. That line from James Cameron’s script for Titanic, coming deep into scenes of the chaotic sinking of the famous cruiseliner, might sound simpl…
    - 8 days ago8 Dec 17, 3:03am -
  • Thirsty work
    Aardman Nathan Love do some cool commercials work, including this spot for Sprite that features Lebron James. I went behind the scenes for Cartoon Brew.
    - 8 days ago7 Dec 17, 9:02pm -
  • CG humans, in real-time
    Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studios has released a new Adam short made with Unity, and it’s something I saw recently at SIGGRAPH Asia in Bangkok in a special premiere session hosted by the game engine company. I wrote about the tech in this article at…
    - 9 days ago6 Dec 17, 8:16pm -

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  • newNew Dustin Hoffman Misconduct Allegations
    New allegations of sexual misconduct have been levelled against actor Dustin Hoffman in a new exclusive story in Variety. The trade is reporting that three separate women have come forward with accusations including Cori Thomas who says she was a six…
    - 30 mins ago15 Dec 17, 5:24pm -
  • new“Last Jedi” Scores $45M In Thursday Previews
    Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” looks to be scoring over $45 million in Thursday night previews, which would be the second-best preview number of all time behind only 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. The film is expected t…
    - 2 hours ago15 Dec 17, 3:56pm -
  • newWan Clears Up “Aquaman” Villain Talk
    “Aquaman” director James Wan has shot down reports that the DC Comics inspired film will try to juggle equal time for three separate villains in Jason Momoa’s underwater hero to vanquish. Three of Aquaman’s antagonists from the comics are con…
    - 2 hours ago15 Dec 17, 3:46pm -
  • newA Marlon Brando Biopic In the Works
    New Republic Pictures has optioned filmmaker George Englund’s memoir “The Way It’s Never Been Done Before” which will serve as the basis for a biopic about Marlon Brando. Brando, considered one of the greatest actors in history and widely cre…
    - 3 hours ago15 Dec 17, 2:31pm -
  • newZac Efron Joins Korine’s “Beach Bum”
    Zac Efron has joined the cast of Harmony Korine’s stoner comedy “The Beach Bum” which is currently filming in Miami. Matthew McConaughey plays the titular bum, a rebellious stoner named Moondog who lives life by his own rules. Efron is set to p…
    - 4 hours ago15 Dec 17, 2:23pm -
  • newMuschietti, Russos Team On “Electric State”
    “IT” director Andy Muschietti and “Avengers: Infinity War” helmers Anthony and Joe Russo are teaming up for a film adaptation of Simon Stalenhag’s illustrated novel “The Electric State”. Set in a re-imagined low tech apocalyptic mid 199…
    - 4 hours ago15 Dec 17, 2:18pm -
  • newNBC Trying To Adapt “The IT Crowd” Again
    A decade after the first failed previous attempt with Joel McHale, NBC and Universal Television are taking another crack at adapting iconic British sitcom “The IT Crowd” for the U.S. market. Original series creator Graham Linehan has been set to…
    - 4 hours ago15 Dec 17, 1:51pm -
  • newNine Foreign Language Nominees Unveiled
    Following screenings of all 93 foreign language submissions, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ foreign language committee has met and tabulated the nine finalists for the Foreign Language Film Oscar. Those making it to the second las…
    - 4 hours ago15 Dec 17, 1:49pm -
  • newLionsgate Remakes “Instructions Not Included”
    Lionsgate has announced plans for an English-language remake of the Spanish-language hit “Instructions Not Included”. Tony-winning producer Amanda Lipitz (“Step”) will direct the project. The story follows the life of a playboy jazz musician…
    - 4 hours ago15 Dec 17, 1:47pm -
  • newOlivier Martinez To Star In “Soldiers of Fortune”
    Olivier Martinez (“Unfaithful”) is set to star in the action-adventure series “Soldiers of Fortune” for Roadside Attractions TV, Mercenary TV Limited and Subotica. Set in the shadowy world of high-risk corporate warfare, the story stars Marti…
    - 4 hours ago15 Dec 17, 1:42pm -
  • newBunbury To Lead ABC’s “Get Christie Love”
    Kylie Bunbury (“Pitch”) has been set for the title role in “Power” creator Courtney Kemp’s new hourlong music-driven drama series “Get Christie Love” which has a pilot production commitment at ABC. The story follows an African American…
    - 4 hours ago15 Dec 17, 1:40pm -
  • “Good Time” Filmmakers To Remake “48 Hrs”
    Brother filmmaking duo Benny and Josh Safdie (“Good Time”) have been set to direct a remake of the 1980s buddy cop action classic “48 Hrs.” at Paramount Players and Chernin Entertainment. Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte starred in the Joel Silver…
    - 21 hours ago14 Dec 17, 9:08pm -

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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…
    - 23 Mar 15, 10:57pm -