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  • newPETA “Best friend”: VFX Breakdown by Mackevision
    Come discover how Mackevision created this super cute pig for this PETA commercial: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Mackevision: Dedicated page about PETA “Best friend” © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2019The post PETA “Best friend”: VFX Breakdown…
    - 2 hours ago23 Jan 19, 2:00pm -
  • AMERICAN GODS – Season 2

    - 22 hours ago22 Jan 19, 6:00pm -
  • OSCARS 2019: The Best Visual Effects nominees
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has just announced the nominees for the 91st Academy Awards! Here are the nominations for the Best Visual Effects category: AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR CHRISTOPHER ROBIN FIRST MAN READY PLAYER ONE SOLO: A ST…
    - 1 day ago22 Jan 19, 1:40pm -
  • THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB: VFX Breakdown by Pixomondo
    Come have a look at how Pixomondo enhanced the various stunts and locations for THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Pixomondo: Dedicated page about THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB on Pixomondo website. Christoph Schmidt: My interview of…
    - 1 day ago22 Jan 19, 12:00pm -
    Epic trailer for the Chinese sci-fi movie, THE WANDERING EARTH! The VFX are made by: Base FX (VFX Supervisor: Varun Hadkar) Bottleship VFX Dexter Studios Macrograph More VFX Pixomondo Black Nomad Director: Frant Gwo Release Date: 05 February 2019 (Ch…
    - 1 day ago22 Jan 19, 10:00am -
    Have a look at this VFX Breakdown by CVD VFX about their work on the third season of A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS (click on the picture below to watch it): WANT TO KNOW MORE? CVD VFX: Dedicated page about A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS – Season 3…
    - 2 days ago21 Jan 19, 3:00pm -
    Here is the first teaser for GHOSTBUSTERS 3: Director: Jason Reitman Release Date: 2020 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2019The post GHOSTBUSTERS 3 appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 2 days ago21 Jan 19, 1:00pm -
    Don’t miss this VFX Breakdown by MPC about their beautiful work on this touching JOHN LEWIS commercial featuring Elton John at the various time periods: JOHN LEWIS “THE BOY AND THE PIANO” – Commercial CREDITS CLIENT ADVERTISER: John Lewis & P…
    - 5 days ago18 Jan 19, 4:00pm -
  • THE LAST KINGDOM – Season 3: VFX Breakdown by BlueBolt

    - 5 days ago18 Jan 19, 2:00pm -
    Yes! John Wick is back in this excellent trailer for JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM! The VFX are made by: Image Engine Method Studios Director: Chad Stahelski Release Date: 17 May 2019 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2019The post J…
    - 5 days ago18 Jan 19, 12:00pm -



  • A seriously fantastic beast
    A look at Framestore’s work for The Crimes of Grindelwald, at VFX Voice.  
    - 7 days ago17 Jan 19, 1:05am -
  • Marwen’s digital dolls (which still utilised live action)
    For Cartoon Brew, I broke down how Atomic Fiction (now Method Studios) made the digital doll scenes for Welcome to Marwen by still relying on some great live action and virtual production techniques.
    - 10 days ago13 Jan 19, 10:18pm -
  • Isle of Dogs and VFX
    Every single frame of Isle of Dogs was touched by VFX, making for a great combination between hand-animated stop-motion, sets, and digital artistry. Read more in my VFX Voice story.
    - 14 days ago9 Jan 19, 7:09pm -
  • Dive deep into the visdev on animated shorts
    For Cartoon Brew, I asked production designers and filmmakers behind a number of the animated shorts up for Oscar consideration about their process. Lots of great concepts and artwork to check out.
    - 15 days ago8 Jan 19, 9:04pm -
  • Industrial Light and Transformer Magic
    I am still obsessed with Transformer transformations. So I talked to ILM about Bumblebee for Cartoon Brew.
    - 16 days ago7 Jan 19, 7:40pm -
  • New stunning ‘First Man’ VFX featurette
    Just in time for the VFX bake-off, Universal has released a First Man VFX reel featuring the practical, miniature and digital effects work for the film. Check it out below: If you’d like to go further into the work, I talked earlier to visual effec…
    - 20 days ago3 Jan 19, 10:16pm -
  • The CG hair of Aquaman, a surprisingly tough effect
    I talked to ILM’s Jeff White about Aquaman’s CG hair requirements – a major challenge for the VFX studios on the film. Read it at Cartoon Brew.
    - 24 days ago31 Dec 18, 1:42am -
  • A whole new 3D World
    The latest 3D World mag has a couple of my features in it: Weta Digital’s work on Mortal Engines, DNEG’s approach to animation, and more Stephan Fleet vfx diary insights.
    - 24 days ago30 Dec 18, 6:01am -
  • How to animate a city
    Here’s how Weta Digital did it for Mortal Engines.
    - 34 days ago20 Dec 18, 10:11pm -
  • 3D Artist and breaking the Internet
    For 3D Artist magazine, I talked to Disney Animation about Ralph Breaks the Internet. And they did a stunning special cover for the issue.
    - 36 days ago18 Dec 18, 7:31pm -

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  • Williams Still Wants To Be In “Star Wars”
    Despite having his role cut and replaced by Paul Bettany, actor Michael K. Williams says he holds no grudges against the “Star Wars” franchise and hopes to one day return. Williams took on the role of the villain Dryden Vos in “Solo: A Star War…
    - 10 Sep 18, 5:44am -
  • CBS’ Moonves Exits As More Allegations Hit
    CBS Corp. is reportedly preparing to announce the departure of chief executive officer Les Moonves as the media mogul faces a fresh round of allegations of sexual harassment. Six additional women have come forward to accuse Moonves of harassment or a…
    - 10 Sep 18, 12:53am -
  • Hammer: “Call Me” Sequel Will Happen
    Appearing at the Toronto Film Festival to promote “Hotel Mumbai,” actor Armie Hammer was asked about how the teased “Call Me By Your Name” sequel is coming along, and from the sounds of if things are progressing. Late last year, during promot…
    - 10 Sep 18, 12:29am -
  • Dwayne Johnson’s Father Gets A Biopic
    Toronto-based indie filmmakers Jonathan and Justin Gajewski are reportedly developing “Ring King,” a biopic about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s father and Canadian wrestling superstar Rocky Johnson. Born and raised in Nova Scotia as Wade Doug…
    - 10 Sep 18, 12:27am -
  • “The Nun” Has A Massive Box-Office Opening
    Reviews were terrible, but that didn’t stop people turning out for “The Conjuring” spin-off “The Nun” which easily took the top spot at the weekend box-office with a franchise-best $53.5 million opening over the three day weekend. The story…
    - 9 Sep 18, 6:54pm -
  • “Swamp Thing” To Be A Hard R And Practical
    “Titans” is the first of the three commissioned live-action series for the DC Universe streaming service and has been in production for many months ahead of its debut on October 12th. “Doom Patrol” recently kicked off filming and is looking l…
    - 9 Sep 18, 6:42pm -
  • Jeremy Renner Teases His “Avengers” Return
    Reshoots have just kicked off on the untitled fourth “Avengers” movie and Jeremy Renner, the most notable absentee in “Avengers: Infinity War,” has taken to Instagram to tease his return to the role Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye (or Ronin?). W…
    - 9 Sep 18, 6:33pm -
  • “Halloween” Draws Great Reviews In Toronto
    While reviews for “The Predator” were mixed out of Toronto, reviews for the new “Halloween” whichi screened last night were much more positive with plenty of them calling it a return to form for the series. Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Pr…
    - 9 Sep 18, 6:23pm -
  • Theater Owners Want Netflix To Do Cinema Runs
    North American Theater Owners president and CEO John Fithian, representing exhibitors at the Toronto Film Festival this week, has urged Netflix to follow the lead of rival Amazon and show their movies at the local multiplex. Talking with THR, Fithian…
    - 9 Sep 18, 12:33am -
  • Gibbons Gives HBO’s “Watchmen” His Approval

    - 8 Sep 18, 10:07pm -
  • Taylor-Joy Comments On “New Mutants” Reshoots
    At the start of the year, 20th Century Fox did something unexpected with its “X-Men” spin-off film “The New Mutants” film. Having already begun marketing the film with a trailer and key art, they ended up delaying it from its planned April re…
    - 8 Sep 18, 9:31pm -
  • Cuaron’s “Roma” Wins The Venice Film Fest
    Filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron’s acclaimed and deeply personal black-and-white drama “Roma” has taken home the Gold Lion at the 2018 Venice Film Festival. The story follows two domestic workers caring for a small family in 1970s Mexico City and is cu…
    - 8 Sep 18, 8:52pm -

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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 -