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  • Weta Digital: Celebrating 20 Years – “My Story”
    Weta Digital is celebrating its 20 years! At this occasion, they asked some of their artists to share their favorites moments at Weta Digital. The third episode of this serie is featuring Laure Lacroix, texture artist for 14 years at Weta Digital: He…
    - 16 hours ago24 Oct 14, 9:00am -
  • HALO Nightfall
    Here is a really cool first look and featurette about HALO: NIGHTFALL. The VFX are made by Nvizible: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Nvizible: Dedicated page about HALO NIGHTFALL on Nvizible website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 1 day ago23 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • AIR NEW ZEALAND: The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made
    Flying to Middle Earth? Here is an excellent safety video by Air New Zealand featuring many great cameos: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 2 days ago23 Oct 14, 10:25am -
  • AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
    Impressive first teaser trailer for AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON with massive action sequences and tons of VFX shots: The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisor : Ben Snow) Trixter (VFX Supervisor : Alessandro Cioffi) Double Negative Th…
    - 2 days ago23 Oct 14, 6:00am -
  • FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward
    Beautiful CG cinematic for FINAL FANTASY XIV – Heavensward: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 2 days ago22 Oct 14, 3:00pm -
  • Nozon Showreel 2014
    Nice commercials work in this brand new showreel of Nozon: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 3 days ago22 Oct 14, 11:00am -
  • PLAYSTATION “Friendly Competition”
    Really cool commercial for Playstation that feature NBA 2K15, FAR CRY 4 and DESTINY with the VFX made by Zoic Studios: CREDITS Agency: MOFILM Client: PlayStation Executive Producer: Jon Landau Executive Agency Producer: Kristen Roland Executive Creat…
    - 3 days ago22 Oct 14, 7:20am -
  • THE MAZE RUNNER: Sue Rowe – VFX Supervisor – Method Studios
    In 2012, Sue Rowe explained in details the work of Cinesite on JOHN CARTER. She then joined Method Studios in Vancouver and worked on ENDER'S GAME.
    - 3 days ago21 Oct 14, 2:00pm -
  • JAGUAR “The Lab”
    Excellent Jaguar commercial featuring Nicholas Hoult as a villain with the VFX made by The Mill (click on the picture below to watch it): CREDITS // Agency Agency: Spark 44 London Producer: Michael De Vries Creative Director: Martin, John and Matt //…
    - 4 days ago21 Oct 14, 9:00am -
  • VOLVIC “The Giant” – VFX Breakdown
    Digital District have released a really cool VFX breakdown about their work on the beautiful commercial for VOLVIC: VOLVIC “The Giant” © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 4 days ago21 Oct 14, 7:27am -

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  • newUltron Gets A Full Body Art Sketch
    The villain Ultron goes through several different forms in Joss Whedon's upcoming "Avengers" sequel. From an initial twisted version of the Iron Man armor, it then progresses towards a version seen in promo art and on the cover of Entertainment Week…
    - 8 hours ago24 Oct 14, 4:13pm -
  • new"Wonder Woman" Gets A Directing Short List
    Along with a lack of female superheroes on the big screen, there's also been an obvious lack of female filmmakers tackling the genre. Lexi Alexander was an exception, helming the quickly forgotten "Punisher: War Zone," whilst Patty Jenkins came very…
    - 9 hours ago24 Oct 14, 4:01pm -
  • new"The Crow" Reboot Is Still In The Works
    One project that seems to have fallen through the cracks has been the remake of "The Crow". Filmmaker F. Javier Gutierrez and actor Luke Evans have both been attached to the project since early 2013 and the original plan was to being production in e…
    - 9 hours ago24 Oct 14, 3:59pm -
  • newWarners Plans A "King David" Biblical Epic
    Warner Bros. Pictures and Gulfstream Pictures have begun development of the Biblical epic "King David" reports Variety.Mike Karz and Bill Bindley will produce the project which will be based on Rabbi David Wolpe's recently published "David: The Div…
    - 9 hours ago24 Oct 14, 3:53pm -
  • newNews Bits: Eye, Man, Witch, Jem, Exodus
    Eye in the SkyThe first photos are out from Gavin Hood's drone drama "Eye In The Sky". Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi and Iain Glen are currently filming the project in South Africa.The thriller follows the complicated chain…
    - 9 hours ago24 Oct 14, 3:46pm -
  • newEvans, Wilde Join Wheatley's "Free Fall"
    Following their work together on the upcoming "High-Rise," filmmaker Ben Wheatley and actor Luke Evans are re-teaming for the action film "Free Fire" at Protagonist Pictures, Rook Films and Film4.Armie Hammer, Olivia Wilde, Cillian Murphy and Micha…
    - 9 hours ago24 Oct 14, 3:44pm -
  • new"Batman v Superman" Teaser Before Year's End?
    Following the release of Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" first trailer the other day, one obvious comment quickly arose on social media - when will DC fire back with their own first teaser for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"?Considering the…
    - 9 hours ago24 Oct 14, 3:11pm -
  • Rapace Talks "Prometheus" Sequel Progress
    With Ridley Scott confirming last month that the xenomorphs from the original "Alien" films won't be showing up in the "Prometheus" sequel, questions have quickly arisen as to what we will see in the new film.We do know the film will see the return…
    - 16 hours ago24 Oct 14, 8:09am -
  • McFarlane Teases Another "Spawn" Cartoon
    While the 1997 live action "Spawn" film was widely derided, the critics were much happier with the far darker and more adult HBO animated series based on Todd McFarlane's creation. Running for three seasons, and winning an Emmy for one, the series w…
    - 17 hours ago24 Oct 14, 8:03am -
  • TV News: ABC, Bloodline, AMC, Empire
    ABCABC has given extra episode orders for its various series. Comedies "The Goldbergs," "Black-ish," "Modern Family" and "The Middle" are all set to get two additional episodes each, bringing their counts up to 24 episodes.On the drama side "Grey…
    - 17 hours ago24 Oct 14, 8:01am -
  • Casting: Emmanuel, Shipka, Robbie, Delpy
    The Maze Runner: The Scorch TrialsNathalie Emmanuel, best known for her role as Daenerys' hand maiden Missandei in HBO's "Game of Thrones," has joined the cast of the upcoming sequel "The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" at 20th Century Fox.Emmanue…
    - 17 hours ago24 Oct 14, 7:59am -
  • "Arrow" Producer Plans "Archie" TV Series
    "Arrow" producers Berlanti Productions and Warner Brothers Studios are teaming for "Riverdale," a one-hour drama based on the iconic "Archie" comic book series.Set in the present in the small fictional town of Riverdale, New York, the story deals w…
    - 23 hours ago24 Oct 14, 1:42am -

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  • newFirst Look At Dad's Amy
    Don't Panic! Walmington-On-Sea's finest is hereThough the announcement was only made earlier this month, the dedicated troops of Walmington-on-Sea’s Home Guard have assembled in costume for a first-look Dad's Army picture duo faster than you can sa…
    - 7 hours ago24 Oct 14, 6:01pm -
  • newBen Wheatley Taps Luke Evans For Free Fire
    'It’s a modern ‘70s movie. Muscular, tough and spare'Ben Wheatley has previous cautioned himself against talking too much about his future projects, but one he is happily discussing is shootout actioner Free Fire which now has Luke ‘Bard the Bo…
    - 8 hours ago24 Oct 14, 5:00pm -
  • newWarners Finding Female Director For Wonder Woman
    Movie studio seeks F. Must have GSOH (Good Sense Of Helming)In its efforts to be seen as competing with Marvel’s ever-expanding movie universe, Warner Bros. put out its own slate of Justice League-flavoured films recently. Now, according to The Hol…
    - 8 hours ago24 Oct 14, 4:44pm -
  • newNew Trailer For Michelle Williams' Suite Française
    Love in a controlled climateIf you haven’t read Irene Nemirovsky’s Suite Française, you should remedy that as soon as possible. As great-yet-not-quite-complete works of art go, it’s right up there with Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony and any…
    - 8 hours ago24 Oct 14, 4:29pm -
  • newSeth Rogen And More Head For Zeroville
    James Franco's latest novel adaptationJames Franco has been on a run of adapting novels recently, and for his latest directorial job, he’s turning Steve Erickson’s 2007 book Zeroville into a film. The new project will find him turning the tables…
    - 9 hours ago24 Oct 14, 3:58pm -
  • newPodcast #134: Steve Carell, David Ayer
    Shipping outSteve Carell drops by this week in honour of Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, while David Ayer keeps things simple - title-wise - as he talks about his latest, Fury. As the latter is a World War II tank movie,…
    - 9 hours ago24 Oct 14, 3:43pm -
  • newTodd Solondz Returning To The Dollhouse
    Wiener-Dog will revisit old friendsTwo decades on from his breakout second feature, Todd Solondz is returning to the world of Welcome To The Dollhouse. He's putting together a sort-of sequel, Wiener-Dog, which will in part pick up the story of erstwh…
    - 10 hours ago24 Oct 14, 2:11pm -
  • Quicksilver Rumoured For X-Men: Apocalypse
    He should be dashing back on our screensAs production creeps closer, more and more is being confirmed about the next X-Men instalment, Apocalypse. Bryan Singer, working again alongside Simon Kinberg, is finessing the script ready for an early 2015 sh…
    - 14 hours ago24 Oct 14, 10:35am -
  • Christian Bale Back In Talks For Steve Jobs Biopic
    UPDATE: Aaron Sorkin confirms his castingUPDATE: Bloomberg has talked to a highly-placed source (one Aaron Sorkin), who confirms Bale is aboard. “We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale,” Sorkin says.…
    - 14 hours ago24 Oct 14, 10:35am -
  • Steve Carell and Charlie Kaufman Share IQ 83
    Dumbing down for a sci-fi satireMichel Gondry and Vincenzo Natali have struggled to adapt, respectively, Ubik and Neuromancer in recent years, and now another cult sci-fi classic looks likely to beat both to the screen. Steve Carell is starring in IQ…
    - 14 hours ago24 Oct 14, 10:35am -
  • Ethan Hawke Playing Chet Baker
    He's on to be the legendary jazz trumpeterJazz seems to be very in at the moment, with Don Cheadle at work on a Miles Davis film and Whiplash bringing the intensity of jazz drumming to screens. Ethan Hawke is looking to get in on the act, playing tru…
    - 14 hours ago24 Oct 14, 10:20am -
  • Things Get Musical In An Into The Woods Featurette
    Streep, Depp and the rest talk up the filmThe promotional materials for Rob Marshall’s Into The Woods have so far not so much hidden as obscured the idea that the new film, adapted from Stephen Sondheim’s stage musical actually contains music its…
    - 14 hours ago24 Oct 14, 10:20am -

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  • Where Are The Women In VFX?
    Marvel’s Vice President of Post Production Victoria Alonso was a speaker at this week’s VES Summit where she asked “where are the girls?” and called for more women to work in VFX. In Variety’s report, she spoke about how lowering the gende…
    - 3 days ago22 Oct 14, 7:32am -
  • VFX Artist Michael Scott Seriously Injured
    VFX Artist Michael Scott has been very vocal about VFX issues on twitter. Michael was seriously injured after he was hit by a car: During a break from work, Michael Scott was walking to get dinner when a car jumped the curb and pinned him to a concre…
    - 23 days ago1 Oct 14, 5:59pm -
  • Deluxe Entertainment “Currently Vulnerable To Default”
    If you work at Stereo D, Method Studios, Encore Hollywood, or Iloura (list updated per comments below) you may have been aware about some recent news concerning parent company Deluxe Entertainment’s credit rating being downgraded by Standard & Poor…
    - 45 days ago10 Sep 14, 8:05am -
  • LA Siggraph Panel: State Of The VFX Industry
    This sunday I’ll be at the VFX BBQ by the VFX Progress Group. Later in the week on Tuesday I’ll be at OTIS college to attend a LA Siggraph panel on the state of the VFX Industry: When: Tuesday September 9th 2014 7:30-10pm Location: Otis College…
    - 51 days ago3 Sep 14, 9:38pm -
  • As CA Film Subsidy Passes, MPAA Prepares To Raise Stakes
    If you read through the posts on this blog about film subsidies one trend should be abundantly clear: Hollywood studios will take one government’s offer and game it against others in the hopes of increasing and maximizing the total amount of free t…
    - 52 days ago3 Sep 14, 5:39am -
  • VFX BBQ
    The VFX Progress Group will be having a BBQ that anyone is invited to attend. I will be there to answer any questions and help lobby for support of ADAPT’s legal effort: Veterans Memorial Park 4117 Overland Ave Culver City, CA 90230 Sunday, Septemb…
    - 58 days ago27 Aug 14, 6:01pm -
  • Trade Provision Supporting ADAPT Legal Effort In AB1839
    Big news came last week as CA bill AB1839 was amended: An amendment to proposed legislation to expand California’s film and TV tax credit urges trade action as a response to countries that have lured visual effects firms away with the promise of ge…
    - 59 days ago26 Aug 14, 4:44pm -
  • Sin Equity 2
    The gods have spoken: #vfx companies shall not hold equity in films, for verily shalt they perish from the earth. — bengrossmann (@bengrossmann) August 24, 2014 So much news about Prime Focus, so little time! I have yet to post my thoughts on the D…
    - 60 days ago26 Aug 14, 5:23am -
  • John Textor Demands Apology From VFX Soldier
    After my last post I received two emails from former Digital Domain 2.0 CEO John Textor. The contents of both emails were the same and posted below. The only difference between the two emails was the first one was sent with the subject “Blog” an…
    - 67 days ago18 Aug 14, 4:28pm -
  • John Textor Has A Blog
    Looks like the saga of John Textor continues. When Digital Domain went down and took Florida taxpayers for a $100 million bath I speculated that it would become an election issue. Well current Governor Rick Scott will be taking on the previous Gover…
    - 69 days ago16 Aug 14, 9:26pm -