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  • AMERICAN SNIPER: VFX Breakdown by Image Engine
    Really nice VFX breakdown by Image Engine about their work on an intense sequence on AMERICAN SNIPER: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Image Engine: Dedicated page about AMERICAN SNIPER on Image Engine website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 17 hours ago25 Apr 15, 1:17pm -
  • THE FISHERMAN: VFX Breakdown by Onirikal Studio
    Really nice VFX Breakdown by Onirikal Studio featuring creature and destruction work for THE FISHERMAN: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 2 days ago24 Apr 15, 3:28pm -
  • BLACK MASS
    Impressive Johnny Depp and cast in this first trailer for BLACK MASS: The VFX are made by: Zero VFX (VFX Supervisor : Sean Devereaux) Director: Scott Cooper Release Date: 18 September 2015 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 2 days ago24 Apr 15, 7:23am -
  • John Knoll interview at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim
    Nice video interview by starwars.com of John Knoll, Chief Creative Officer & Senior VFX Supervisor, about his first contact with Industrial Light & Magic and more: WANT TO KNOW MORE? John Knoll: My video interview of John Knoll during View Conference…
    - 3 days ago23 Apr 15, 7:26am -
  • TOTAL WAR: WARHAMMER
    Excellent CG trailer for TOTAL WAR: WARHAMMER by Platige Image: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 4 days ago22 Apr 15, 4:00pm -
  • FMX 2015
    In less than two weeks will be the 20th edition of FMX! The dates are May 05-08 in Stuttgart, Germany. As always their selection of guests and speakers is really impressive such as Joe Letteri (Senior VFX Supervisor) that will talk about THE HOBBIT a…
    - 4 days ago22 Apr 15, 2:52pm -
  • SAN ANDREAS
    Destructive VFX shots in this clip of SAN ANDREAS showing Dwayne Johnson trying to save Carla Cugino: The VFX are made by: Hydraulx (VFX Supervisors : Colin & Greg Strause) Cinesite (VFX Supervisor : Holger Voss) Image Engine (VFX Supervisor : Martyn…
    - 4 days ago22 Apr 15, 9:00am -
  • TOMORROWLAND
    Brand new trailer for TOMORROWLAND featuring more action and VFX shots: The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisors: Craig Hammack & Eddie Pasquarello) Hybride (VFX Supervisors : Philippe Théroux & Joseph Kasparian) Rodeo FX (VFX…
    - 5 days ago21 Apr 15, 2:00pm -
  • Vision Globale Showreel 2015
    Nice showreel by Vision Globale featuring their work on OUTCAST, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, UPSIDE DOWN and many more: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 5 days ago21 Apr 15, 12:00pm -
  • THE LITTLE PRINCE
    Charming new trailer for THE LITTLE PRINCE with a great mix of animations and the VFX made by Mikros Image: Director: Mark Osborne Release Date: 29 July 2015 (France) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 5 days ago21 Apr 15, 7:00am -

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  • First Official Image Of Jared Leto's Joker Revealed
    He's having a laughWe’ve had weeks of teases and haircut pictures, but now, on the 75th anniversary of the character’s first appearance in comics (April 25th, 1940, fact fans), Suicide Squad director David Ayer has posted the first proper look at…
    - 1 day ago25 Apr 15, 1:40am -
  • New Jurassic World Clip Stomps On To The Web
    Chris Pratt's on the runIf you’re looking to go into Jurassic World without having seen too much, you might want to avoid the new trailer (roaring away at the bottom of the page) and almost certainly this new clip, which showcases the big threat of…
    - 2 days ago24 Apr 15, 3:52pm -
  • Podcast #158: Paul Bettany, Charlie Cox
    The Vision vs. Daredevil Two British actors masquerading as American superheroes are on this week's Empire Podcast, namely Paul Bettany (The Avengers: Age Of Ultron's The Vision) and Charlie Cox (Daredevil's, um, Daredevil). Also, the team finally ta…
    - 2 days ago24 Apr 15, 3:52pm -
  • Jason Statham Gets Gnarly In New Spy Clip
    'This arm has been ripped off and reattached with THIS arm.'Jason Statham has destroyed more villainous goons than we’ve had hot (and cold) dinners - and we're greedy buggers. He’s back repeating the trick in Paul Feig/Melissa McCarthy espionage…
    - 2 days ago24 Apr 15, 3:21pm -
  • Exclusive First Look At Victor Frankenstein
    James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe's weird scienceVictor Frankenstein is back and this time – unlike Mel Brooks' version – it’s not pronounced “Fronkensteen”. James McAvoy is donning the scientist’s garb in the new iteration of Mary Shelle…
    - 2 days ago24 Apr 15, 1:33pm -
  • New Posters For M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit
    Update: The trailer has crept online too.UPDATE: The trailer has arrived. Watch out for grandma! Once going by the name Sundowning, M. Night Shyamalan’s latest thriller has switched to the slightly-easier-to-sell The Visit. The UK teaser poster wa…
    - 2 days ago24 Apr 15, 10:42am -
  • Exclusive: Charlie Cox Talks Daredevil Season Two
    Expect Matt Murdock to return this time next yearDaredevil has landed and if you’re anything like as binge-y as Empire, you’ll have seen and most probably relished its gritty take on the Marvel hero. Its star, Charlie Cox, stepped into the Empire…
    - 2 days ago24 Apr 15, 10:12am -
  • Podcast #157: Paul Bettany, Charlie Cox
    The Vision vs. Daredevil Two British actors masquerading as American superheroes are on this week's Empire Podcast, namely Paul Bettany (The Avengers: Age Of Ultron's The Vision) and Charlie Cox (Daredevil's, um, Daredevil). Also, the team finally ta…
    - 2 days ago24 Apr 15, 9:56am -
  • Paul King To Direct Bestseller Wonder
    Where to for Paddington 2?A folk hero in these parts, Paul King’s every move is scrutinised through a pair of specially-enhanced binoculars the likes of which garlanded explorer Montgomery Clyde in Paddington. Unfortunately they weren’t quite pow…
    - 2 days ago24 Apr 15, 8:08am -
  • Dance-Fuelled Clip From Girlhood
    Rihanna fans step this wayIt didn’t involve Richard Linklater in any capacity and it didn’t take 12 years to make but Girlhood shares more than a little with its Oscar-nominated near-namesake. For one thing, it’s coming-of-age themes involve a…
    - 2 days ago24 Apr 15, 7:37am -
  • New Images Of Matthew McConaughey In The Free State Of Jones
    Chaaaarge!After spending a few years in development (and taking time out to direct the first Hunger Games film), Gary Ross has finally had the chance to work on one of his passion projects. New images from the film, The Free State Of Jones, are now o…
    - 2 days ago24 Apr 15, 6:50am -
  • Riz Ahmed And Sam Claflin May Join Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One
    For director Gareth EdwardsLast weekend, the latest proper details emerged about the first of what are now known as the Star Wars: Anthology films, with Gareth Edwards revealing some information about Rogue One. Today brings news that Riz Ahmed and S…
    - 2 days ago24 Apr 15, 6:50am -

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  • 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…
    - 10 days ago16 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…
    - 11 days ago14 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…
    - 33 days ago23 Mar 15, 10:57pm -
  • Francis L. Camacho Memorial Fund
    VFX artist Francis L. Camacho recently passed away in Montreal. His family has created a memorial fund that you can donate to. http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/francis-l-camacho-memorial-fund-/304803#.VNo083–X00.facebook While I didn’…
    - 74 days ago10 Feb 15, 9:30pm -
  • VFX Artists Pen Piece Claiming Industry Discriminates Against Women
    TechCrunch posted an article by VFX artists Sonya Teich and Raqi Syed entitled Visual Effects: The Gender Bias Behind The Screen. The authors present a case that the reason for the low participation rate of women in the visual effects industry and…
    - 81 days ago4 Feb 15, 11:10am -
  • The Irony As DreamWorks Closes PDI & Sheds 500 Jobs
    In the same week that ADAPT announced an end to its legal effort, DreamWorks Animation announced the closure of PDI and the shedding of 500 jobs. Sad news and you could cut the irony with a knife. ADAPT’s legal effort to mitigate the use of subsidi…
    - 93 days ago23 Jan 15, 4:47am -
  • ADAPT Legal Effort On Subsidies Ends
    For the past year, Scott Ross and I (Daniel Lay), as well as others that cannot be named, have been lobbying the Visual Effects industry along with others to support the formation of ADAPT, a trade organization as well as a legal case that would pena…
    - 96 days ago19 Jan 15, 8:48pm -
  • Keep Digging
    I was contacted by some in the media. The reporter admitted they lack the technical abilities which many of you VFX pros have to actually find out what’s out there in the Sony hack. This made me realize something: VFX pros are the only ones in the…
    - 6 Dec 14, 8:24pm -
  • Sony Hack Reveals Croner VFX Animation & Games Industry Wages
    Yesterday 25GB of data in the sony hack was made available for download. The data unfortunately contains extremely sensitive and personal information. If you worked at Sony it’s pretty safe to say your private information including your ssn have b…
    - 4 Dec 14, 6:08am -
  • Sony Hack May Reveal Sensitive Imageworks VFX Info
    Just arrived back to the US after a trip to Australia and as many of you know, there was quite a big story concerning a data security breach at Sony Pictures. A text file was released containing a huge list of names of file the hackers claimed to…
    - 3 Dec 14, 3:13am -