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  • newAVENGERS – ENDGAME: Matt Aitken (VFX Supervisor), Sidney Kombo-Kintombo (Animation Supervisor) & Gerardo Aguilera (FX Supervisor) – Weta Digital
    In 2016, Matt Aitken explained the work of Weta Digital on INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE. He then worked on AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. He speaks to us today about his work on AVENGERS: ENDGAME with Sidney Kombo-Kintombo (Animation Supervisor) and Gerardo…
    - 9 hours ago23 May 19, 4:00pm -
    Oh yeah! Really cool first teaser trailer for TERMINATOR – DARK FATE! The VFX and Previs are made by: Blur Studio Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisors: Alex Wang & David Seager) Scanline VFX (VFX Supervisor: Arek Komorowski) Digital Domain Met…
    - 12 hours ago23 May 19, 1:00pm -
  • EDISON « Orso »: Making of by EDI Effetti Digitali Italiani
    Italian studio EDI Effetti Digitali Italiani presents the creation of their cute orso for this EDISON commercial: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2019The post EDISON « Orso »: Making of by EDI Effetti Digitali Italiani appeared first on T…
    - 1 day ago22 May 19, 5:00pm -
  • KNOCK: VFX Breakdown by Mac Guff
    French studio Mac Guff presents their work on KNOCK: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Mac Guff: Dedicated page about KNOCK on Mac Guff website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2019The post KNOCK: VFX Breakdown by Mac Guff appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 1 day ago22 May 19, 2:00pm -
    Excellent trailer for the new movie by Quentin Tarantino, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD: The VFX are made by: Luma Pictures Director: Quentin Tarantino Release Date: 26 July 2019 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2019The post ONCE UPON A…
    - 2 days ago22 May 19, 9:00am -
  • TRIPLE FRONTIER: Chris Keller – VFX Supervisor – DNEG
    Chris Keller started his career in visual effects in 2010 at DNEG. He has worked on films such as TOTAL RECALL, MAN OF STEEL, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON and PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING. As a VFX Supervisor, he took care of the effects of films like ANT-MAN AN…
    - 2 days ago21 May 19, 4:00pm -
  • HELLBOY: VFX Breakdown by Nu Boyana FX
    Nu Boyana FX presents their work on HELLBOY in this VFX Breakdown: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2019The post HELLBOY: VFX Breakdown by Nu Boyana FX appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 2 days ago21 May 19, 2:00pm -
  • JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM: Title Sequences by Filmograph
    Be sure to watch the excellent opening and ending title sequences made by Filmograph for JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Filmograph: Dedicated page about JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM on Filmograph website. CREDITS Clien…
    - 3 days ago21 May 19, 12:00pm -
    Here is the trailer for the new adaptation of Sir Philip Pullman novels, HIS DARK MATERIALS: The VFX are made by: Framestore (VFX Supervisor: Robert Harrington) Release Date: 2019 © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2019The post HIS DARK MATERIAL…
    - 3 days ago21 May 19, 10:00am -
  • The Orville – Season 2: Nhat Phong Tran (VFX Supervisor), Daniel Carbo (VFX Producer) and Matt McClurg (Previz Supervisor) – Pixomondo
    The team of Pixomondo (composed of Nhat Phong Tran (VFX Supervisor), Daniel Carbo (VFX Producer) and Matt McClurg (Previz Supervisor)) take us into deep space about their work on the second season of THE ORVILLE:The post The Orville – Season 2: Nh…
    - 3 days ago20 May 19, 4:00pm -



  • Announcing ‘befores & afters’
    I’ve just launched a brand new VFX publication called befores & afters. Check it out at
    - 65 days ago19 Mar 19, 6:01pm -
  • A new VR animation tool, for first-timers
    At Cartoon Brew, I wrote about Ollie VR, a new animation in VR tool that’s designed for beginners.
    - 69 days ago16 Mar 19, 2:57am -
  • LEGO Movie 2 at 3D Artist
    I wrote the cover feature for the latest 3D Artist magazine, on Animal Logic’s work for The LEGO Movie 2. Lots of fun doing this one.
    - 72 days ago13 Mar 19, 3:19am -
  • Inside the fx of Bird Box
    For VFX Voice, I covered the invisible vfx of Bird Box. Some stunning work!
    - 84 days ago28 Feb 19, 8:37pm -
  • New 3D World has Alita, DNEG and more
    Check out the new 3D World magazine with features I’ve contributed on Alita: Battle Angel, DNEG’s environments and Stephan Fleet’s VFX tips.
    - 86 days ago26 Feb 19, 8:38pm -
  • Dean DeBlois on the tech of the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ series
    Had a blast chatting to Dean about the latest film, and the tech over the entire series. Read my interview at Cartoon Brew.
    - 94 days ago19 Feb 19, 12:46am -
  • 3D Artist and Alita
    For 3D Artist magazine, I talked to Weta Digital about their work on Alita: Battle Angel.
    - 99 days ago13 Feb 19, 6:00pm -
  • The state of play with digital actors
    For Cartoon Brew, I jumped into the recent slurry of cg humans / digital actors in all sorts of places – in film, tv, commercials, real-time and even live venues.
    - 8 Feb 19, 7:11pm -
  • The VFX of Mary Poppins Returns
    For VFX Voice, I asked Mary Poppins Returns vfx supervisor Matt Johnson about practical fx, combining 2D animated characters with live-action, and other work in the film.
    - 29 Jan 19, 11:24pm -
  • New VirtuCamera app to make your films
    For Cartoon Brew, I covered this Gremlin short, which used a new VirtuCamera iPhone to Maya app to help block scenes.
    - 28 Jan 19, 8:01pm -

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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 -