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    Great new trailer for DEADPOOL 2: The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor: Mike Brazelton) Framestore (VFX Supervisor: Stephane Naze) Method Studios (VFX Supervisor: Sean Konrad) The Production VFX Supervisor is Dan Glass. Director: Davi…
    - 1 day ago22 Mar 18, 1:30pm -
  • ANNIHILATION: Andrew Whitehurst – Overall VFX Supervisor – Double Negative
    Andrew Whitehurst began his visual effects career in 2003 at Framestore. He works on films like LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: THE CRADLE OF LIFE, TROY and CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. He then joined Double Negative in 2005 and works on projects such…
    - 2 days ago21 Mar 18, 4:00pm -
    Framestore takes us in deep space with this funny commercial for VODAFONE: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Framestore: Dedicated page about VODAFONE “INTERSTELLAR RESCUE” on Framestore website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post VODAFONE “…
    - 2 days ago21 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
  • THE MONKEY KING 3: VFX Breakdown by Digital Idea
    Korean studio Digital Idea presents their VFX work on THE MONKEY KING 3 (click on the picture below to watch it): WANT TO KNOW MORE? Digital Idea: Dedicated page about THE MONKEY KING 3 on Digital Idea website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX –…
    - 3 days ago20 Mar 18, 3:00pm -
    Exciting trailer for this promising Hong Kong sci-fi movie, WARRIORS OF FUTURE: The VFX are made by: FatFace Main Road Post Director: Yuen Fai Ng Release Date: 22 February 2018 (Hong Kong) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post WARRIORS…
    - 3 days ago20 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
    Here is a new trailer for SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADOO: The VFX are made by: Rodeo FX (VFX Supervisor: Alexandre Lafortune) Director: Stefano Sollima Release Date: 29 June 2018 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post SICARIO: DAY O…
    - 3 days ago20 Mar 18, 10:00am -
  • THE OUTSIDER: Main Title by Elastic
    Beautiful main title created by Elastic for the Yakuza movie, THE OUTSIDER: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Elastic: Dedicated page about THE OUTSIDER on Elastic website. CREDITS Client: Netflix / Dare to Dream LLC Creative Direction by: Patrick Clair, Raoul Mark…
    - 4 days ago19 Mar 18, 7:00pm -
    The new GOD OF WAR game is coming soon. Have a look at this beautiful TV commercial created by the French studio Unit Image: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post GOD OF WAR appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 4 days ago19 Mar 18, 4:00pm -
  • HAPPY!: Making of by Axis VFX
    Axis VFX have released the making of about their work on the first season of HAPPY!: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Axis VFX: Dedicated page about HAPPY! on Axis VFX website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post HAPPY!: Making of by Axis VFX appe…
    - 4 days ago19 Mar 18, 2:00pm -
    Really cool final trailer for READY PLAYER ONE! The VFX are made by: ILM (VFX Supervisors: Grady Cofer, Daniele Bigi and Dave Daly) Digital Domain (VFX Supervisor: Matthew Butler) Territory Studio (Creative Director: Andrew Popplestone) The Productio…
    - 7 days ago16 Mar 18, 7:00pm -



  • newVisualizing The Last Jedi
    Previs, postvis and techvis: it’s now pretty much part of all big VFX films. Here’s how The Third Floor contributed its skills to The Last…Continue reading...Visualizing The Last Jedi
    - 8 hours ago23 Mar 18, 6:43am -
  • How to animate a Wes Anderson film
    Isle of Dogs. Isle of Dogs. It’s here. And so is my first piece on the film for Cartoon Brew, with animation director Mark Waring.
    - 16 hours ago22 Mar 18, 11:23pm -
  • Hostiles, an invisible fx film
    I do love writing these invisible visual effects stories, and here’s a new one on Hostiles for VFX Voice.
    - 18 hours ago22 Mar 18, 8:38pm -
  • The Tick and the CG human
    Have you been watching The Tick? It’s a really zany superhero show with some pretty great VFX work, including a fully CG human giant made…Continue reading...The Tick and the CG human
    - 6 days ago17 Mar 18, 3:43am -
  • Mandelbulbs, mutations and motion capture: the visual effects of Annihilation
    When Alex Garland’s Ex Machina won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects in 2016, it was perhaps considered a major surprise in the VFXContinue reading...Mandelbulbs, mutations and motion capture: the visual effects of Annihilation
    - 11 days ago12 Mar 18, 8:51pm -
  • New mocap video of Andy Serkis as Snoke
    Most vfxblog readers have probably already seen ILM’s fantastic Snoke visual effects breakdown here, but Lucasfilm has also just released a clip from the upcoming…Continue reading...New mocap video of Andy Serkis as Snoke
    - 15 days ago8 Mar 18, 6:06am -
  • 7 Weeks, 917 Frames, Glass Beads, Hair Wax, And Vaseline
    …and don’t forget a power drill for motion blur, and that time Nick Park massaged Tom Hiddleston. Check out how it was done for Early…Continue reading...7 Weeks, 917 Frames, Glass Beads, Hair Wax, And Vaseline
    - 18 days ago5 Mar 18, 8:35pm -
  • FMX 2018 – the program
    FMX has unveiled its program for 2018 and the talks, presentations and events happening in Stuttgart on April 24-27 look incredible. I am hosting the…Continue reading...FMX 2018 – the program
    - 19 days ago4 Mar 18, 10:42pm -
  • Thanks to Fox Renderfarm for sponsoring vfxblog
    My thanks to Fox Renderfarm for coming on board as a new sponsor of I’m grateful to them for helping me continue publishing a…Continue reading...Thanks to Fox Renderfarm for sponsoring vfxblog
    - 24 days ago27 Feb 18, 10:42pm -
  • Dark City at 20: a conversation with colorist Peter Doyle
    Filmed in Sydney and released 20 years ago this week in 1998, Alex Proyas’ Dark City surprised many by instantly becoming a neo-noir sci-fi classic. FansContinue reading...Dark City at 20: a conversation with colorist Peter Doyle
    - 26 days ago26 Feb 18, 1:53am -

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  • newReview: “Pacific Rim: Uprising”
    Steven S. DeKnight’s sequel to Guillermo Del Toro’s 2013 love letter to anime and kaiju movies is more coherent than a “Transformers” movie but not much smarter. “Pacific Rim Uprising” is at its best when it drops all pre-tenses and focus…
    - 2 hours ago23 Mar 18, 1:21pm -
  • Teaser Trailer & Featurette: “Superfly”
    A new teaser trailer and featurette has been released for “Superfly,” the remake of the 1972 blaxsploitation film classic “Super Fly”. Alex Tse (“Watchmen”) penned the project which Director X is helming. The original followed a cocaine d…
    - 14 hours ago23 Mar 18, 12:59am -
  • “Supernatural” Scooby-Doo Episode Trailer
    The CW has released a new extended trailer for “ScoobyNatural,” the live-action turned animated episode of “Supernatural”. Robert Singer directed the episode written by Jim Krieg & Jeremy Adams. In the episode Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jen…
    - 14 hours ago23 Mar 18, 12:58am -
  • HBO’s “Westworld” Gets An Official S2 Poster
    HBO has released the official poster for the second season of its sci-fi series “Westworld” which returns on April 22nd. The futuristic and immersive theme park in “Westworld” is left in disarray after the first season, with a horde of reacti…
    - 14 hours ago23 Mar 18, 12:57am -
  • Edgerton Joins Chalamet In Michod’s “King”
    Joel Edgerton is set to join Oscar nominee Timothee Chalamet in Netflix’s new royal drama feature “The King” from “Animal Kingdom” and “The Rover” director David Michod. Michod and Edgerton co-wrote the script. The project is described…
    - 14 hours ago23 Mar 18, 12:38am -
  • First Photo: Hopkins, Pugh In “King Lear”
    BBC and Amazon have unveiled the first photo from their upcoming adaptation of Shakespeare’s “King Lear” starring Anthony Hopkins in the title role and “Lady Macbeth” breakout Florence Pugh as his youngest child Cordelia. Set in the fiction…
    - 14 hours ago23 Mar 18, 12:36am -
  • Netflix’s “The Rain” Series Set For May 4th
    Netflix has announced that its young adult thriller series “The Rain” will premiere May 4th on the streaming platform. The project will be their first Danish original series. In the series, two Danish siblings emerge from the safety of their bunk…
    - 14 hours ago23 Mar 18, 12:29am -
  • Morel, Bang Team For “New Mrs. Keller”
    “Taken” director Pierre Morel has been set to helm Lakeshore Entertainment’s sexy sci-fi thriller “The New Mrs. Keller” starring Danish actor Claes Bang (“The Square”). Set in the near future, smart, beautiful, and sophisticated, Vera K…
    - 14 hours ago23 Mar 18, 12:27am -
  • Chris Evans Is Done With Captain America?
    Those involved in the making of “Avengers: Infinity War” have made it quite clear that with the contracts of various cast members coming to an end, numerous characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be killed off – permanently. Which o…
    - 22 hours ago22 Mar 18, 4:36pm -
  • Netflix Acquires The Monty Python Catalog
    Netflix has reportedly secured international rights to nearly all of the classic screen comedies of British comedy legends Monty Python. According to the official Python website, the deal includes the films “Life of Brian,” “The Holy Grail,”…
    - 22 hours ago22 Mar 18, 4:34pm -
  • “Gotham” Set Pics Hint At The Joker
    POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD FOR “GOTHAM” Some new behind-the-scenes photos from the set of the fourth season of FOX’s “Gotham” have revealed Cameron Monaghan looking more like iconic Batman villain The Joker than ever before. The producers of t…
    - 22 hours ago22 Mar 18, 4:32pm -
  • Jerry O’Connell Joins CBS’ “Big Bang Theory”
    Revealed during a panel for the series at PaleyFest, it looks as though “Sliders” star and comedian Jerry O’Connell will play a key role in CBS’ long-running sitcom “The Big Bang Theory”. O’Connell has joined the cast as Sheldon’s bro…
    - 22 hours ago22 Mar 18, 4:28pm -

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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 -