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  • Senior VFX Supervisor Dan Glass is joining DNEG
    Big news! Senior VFX Supervisor Dan Glass (DEADPOOL 2, CLOUD ATLAS, NINJA ASSASSIN, …) is joining the teams of DNEG! Here is the press release: DNEG appoints acclaimed Senior VFX Supervisor Dan Glass BAFTA nominated supervisor will join DNEG’s Lo…
    - 2 days ago18 May 18, 4:00pm -
  • THE GREATEST SHOWMAN: VFX Breakdown by Rodeo FX
    Rodeo FX presents their environment work on THE GREATEST SHOWMAN: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Rodeo FX: Dedicated page about THE GREATEST SHOWMAN on Rodeo FX website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post THE GREATEST SHOWMAN: VFX Breakdown by…
    - 2 days ago18 May 18, 2:00pm -
  • THE COMMUTER: VFX Breakdown by Cinesite
    Come have a look at the VFX work of Cinesite on THE COMMUTER: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Cinesite: Dedicated page about THE COMMUTER on Cinesite website. Stephane Paris: My interview of Stephane Paris, VFX Supervisor at Cinesite Steve Begg: My interview of S…
    - 2 days ago18 May 18, 10:00am -
  • AVENGERS – INFINITY WAR: Andrew Morley – VFX Supervisor – Cinesite
    In 2016, Andrew Morley explained the work of Cinesite on FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM. He talks to us today about his work on AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR.The post AVENGERS – INFINITY WAR: Andrew Morley – VFX Supervisor – Cinesite appeare…
    - 3 days ago17 May 18, 3:00pm -
  • BLACK PANTHER: End title sequence by Perception
    New York based studio Perception have released their beautiful end title sequence for BLACK PANTHER: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Perception: Dedicated page about BLACK PANTHER on Perception website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post BLACK P…
    - 3 days ago17 May 18, 1:00pm -
  • THE BOMBING
    Intense trailer for THE BOMBING featuring Bruce Willis: The VFX are made by: Macrograph Director: Xiao Feng Release Date: 8 August 2018 (China) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post THE BOMBING appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 3 days ago17 May 18, 9:00am -
  • MILE 22
    Action packed trailer for MILE 22, the new movie by Peter Berg: The VFX are made by: Zero VFX (VFX Supervisor: Troy Moore) Territory Studio Director: Peter Berg Release Date: 3 August 2018 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post MI…
    - 4 days ago16 May 18, 4:00pm -
  • BLACK PANTHER: WIRED Making of about Method Studios work
    Interesting video by WIRED featuring VFX Supervisor Daryl Sawchuk talking about the VFX work of Method Studios on BLACK PANTHER: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Method Studios: Dedicated page about BLACK PANTHER on Method Studios website. Andy Brown & Todd Sherid…
    - 4 days ago16 May 18, 2:00pm -
  • MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT
    Really cool new trailer for MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT! The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor: Huw Evans) One of Us Blind LTD (CG Supervisor: Andrew Booth) The Third Floor The Production VFX Supervisor is Jody Johnson. Director: C…
    - 4 days ago16 May 18, 12:00pm -
  • AVENGERS – INFINITY WAR: Oliver Schulz – VFX Supervisor – RISE
    Oliver Schulz began his career in visual effects in 2011 at RISE. He has worked on many films such as CLOUD ATLAS, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., DOCTOR STRANGE and BLACK PANTHER.The post AVENGERS – INFINITY WAR: Oliver Schulz – VFX Supervisor – RIS…
    - 5 days ago15 May 18, 3:00pm -

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  • Enter the Trojan Horse Golden Ticket Challenge
    I’ve been a regular attendee at Trojan Horse Was a Unicorn for a few years now. Formerly in Portugal, THU is landing in Malta this year, and the location looks stunning. What’s exciting is, you can enter the Golden Ticket Challenge art competitio…
    - 18 hours ago20 May 18, 1:04am -
  • Retro vfx: Godzilla is 20!
    In vfxblog’s ‘Man-in-suit, miniatures, mechanics and modern CG: looking back at 20 years since Godzilla’, we chat to visual effects supervisor Volker Engel about this massive 1998 release and its use of practical, miniature, animatronics, puppe…
    - 3 days ago18 May 18, 12:23am -
  • Invisible effects and how they were invisible
    There’s always so much great film work around that’s invisible, and for 3D World magazine, I highlighted a few recent releases. My favourite bit is this feature image which just has the sand bags for a deer that will be later added in for the fil…
    - 4 days ago17 May 18, 1:32am -
  • Behind the scenes of Altered Carbon
    For 3D World magazine, I talked to vfx supe Everett Burrell about the making of Netflix’s Altered Carbon – an amazing show.
    - 4 days ago17 May 18, 1:30am -
  • Willow is 30!
    It’s very nearly the 30th anniversary of Ron Howard’s Willow, a huge effects film full of practical fx, miniatures, optical composites, matte paintings…and digital morphing. This was ILM’s big breakthrough into 2D image manipulation. I recen…
    - 4 days ago16 May 18, 12:16pm -
  • Welcome…to Jurassic Park (25 years ago)
    For 3D Artist magazine, I looked back at the pioneering CGI work in Jurassic Park by ILM and Tippett Studio. Keep an eye out on vfxblog for more Jurassic 25th anniversary coverage.
    - 10 days ago11 May 18, 1:50am -
  • Thanos, by Digital Domain and Weta Digital
    I was particularly impressed at how both DD and Weta Digital made Thanos for Infinity War. Here’s my Cartoon Brew coverage.
    - 10 days ago10 May 18, 10:12pm -
  • Submit your film to VIEW Conference!
    Are you a filmmaker? The 2018 VIEW Conference is now accepting submissions for its 2018 film competitions. There’s a €2,000 first prize – the VIEW Award – for short animated film, and the ITALIANMIX award for Italian short films. Here’s som…
    - 12 days ago8 May 18, 9:50pm -
  • Remembering this killer ILM shot from Deep Impact, now 20 years old
    20 years ago, the first of 1998’s asteroid films, Deep Impact, was released. In some ways it used visual effects rather sparingly to showcase the result of a partial meteor hit on the Earth. Massive waves hitting New York were a feature of the film…
    - 14 days ago7 May 18, 2:51am -
  • Interested in supporting vfxblog?
    Get in touch with Ian Failes at beforesandafters@gmail.com.
    - 16 days ago4 May 18, 12:17pm -

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  • Luc Besson Accused Of Sexual Assault
    Filmmaker Luc Besson has been accused of rape by a 27-year-old actress who has chosen to remain anonymous reports Deadline. The actress has reported the incident to the police on May 18th after she claims the director abused her at the Bristol, a hot…
    - 21 hours ago19 May 18, 9:39pm -
  • Netflix Nabs Cannes Titles “Girl,” “Lazzaro”
    Netflix has acquired the North American and Latin American rights to Cannes Film Festival award-winners “Girl” and “Happy As Lazzaro”. Pegged as the next Xavier Dolan, Lukas Dhont made a stunning debut with “Girl” about 15-year-old Lara w…
    - 21 hours ago19 May 18, 9:35pm -
  • “Preacher” S3 First Trailer & Photos
    AMC has released the first trailer and some new photos from the third season of its comic book adaptation “Preacher”. The new stills include looks at several new faces this season including Betty Buckley as Gran’Ma, Jeremy Childs as Jod, and Co…
    - 23 hours ago19 May 18, 8:07pm -
  • Chloe Bennet To Lead “Abominable” Voice Cast
    Chloe Bennet (“Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) has been cast in the lead role of Yi in Pearl Studio and DreamWorks Animation‘s co-production “Abominable” which is the new title of the project formerly known as “Everest”. Jill Culton dir…
    - 23 hours ago19 May 18, 7:56pm -
  • USA Cancels “Falling Water” Series
    USA Network’s supernatural thriller series “Falling Water” has been cancelled with the network opting to not order a third season of the series. The series follows three unrelated people whose worlds collide when they discover newfound abilitie…
    - 23 hours ago19 May 18, 7:53pm -
  • “Shoplifters,” “BlacKkKlansman” Win At Cannes
    Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters” has won the Palme d’Or at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. The film, dubbed a moving tale of a self-made family at the bottom of Japanese society with a secret that could tear them apart. Spike Lee’s anti-rac…
    - 23 hours ago19 May 18, 7:47pm -
  • New “Predator,” “X-Men,” “Furious” Tonal Talk
    Tone has to be one of the more debated about elements of filmmaking. Some demand pure consistency of it, others like it when a film shifts tonal gears within its narrative to change things up and potentially surprise. Certainly flagging franchises ca…
    - 2 days ago18 May 18, 9:39pm -
  • The “Clue” Remake To Be R-Rated?

    - 2 days ago18 May 18, 9:10pm -
  • New “Obi-Wan,” “Dark Universe” Rumors
    Yesterday a rumor sprung up via tabloid site TMZ who claimed to have an official synopsis for the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie – the long rumored to be next entry in the ‘A Star Wars Story’ anthology film series with Stephen Daldry attached as helmer.…
    - 2 days ago18 May 18, 7:29pm -
  • “Deadpool 2” Breaks Thursday Preview Records
    The “Deadpool” sequel opened in domestic theaters last night and broke the Thursday preview record with $18.6 million, surpassing the previous $13.5 million high water mark set by “IT” in September last year. “Deadpool 2” is expected to e…
    - 2 days ago18 May 18, 7:26pm -
  • “Ocean’s 8” On Track For Solid Opening
    The female-led heist franchise spin-off “Ocean’s 8” is headed towards a domestic box-office debut in the $35 million or so range according to early tracking figures. All three previous “Ocean’s” films each opened between $36-39 million on…
    - 2 days ago18 May 18, 7:23pm -
  • “Bad Boys” Spin-Off May Now Go To Series
    After being surprisingly rejected for pickup by NBC, the “Bad Boys” spin-off pilot “L.A.’s Finest” may go to series after all. Sony Pictures TV is reportedly in preliminary talks with Charter Communications about picking up the action drama…
    - 2 days ago18 May 18, 7:22pm -

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  • VFX pro to testify for trade action on VFX subsidies in NAFTA renegotiations
    Update: You can donate to Eric here: https://www.gofundme.com/s5hw7-send-eric-to-dc 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: https://wikileaks.org/sony/press/ 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 -