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  • GHOST IN THE SHELL: Guillaume Rocheron – Overall VFX Supervisor – MPC
    In 2016, Guillaume Rocheron explained to us the work of MPC on BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE. He talks to us today about his work as Overall VFX Supervisor on GHOST IN THE SHELL.The post GHOST IN THE SHELL: Guillaume Rocheron – Overall VFX Su…
    - 2 days ago21 Apr 17, 3:00pm -
  • HEATHROW “Coming Home for Christmas”: Making of by The Mill
    The Mill presents their work on this touching commercial for HEATHROW: WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Mill: Dedicated page about HEATHROW “Coming Home for Christmas” on The Mill website. HEATHROW “Coming Home for Christmas” – Commercial © Vincent…
    - 2 days ago21 Apr 17, 9:00am -
    Here is a first teaser for KINGSMAN – THE GOLDEN CIRCLE: The VFX are made by: Sony Pictures Imageworks (VFX Supervisor: Mark Breakspear) Framestore MPC The Senate VFX Blind Ltd (CG Supervisor: Andrew Booth) The Production VFX Supervisor is Angus Bi…
    - 3 days ago20 Apr 17, 4:00pm -
  • ATTRACTION (PRITYAZHENIE): VFX Breakdown by Main Road Post

    - 3 days ago20 Apr 17, 1:00pm -
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Kyle McCulloch – VFX Supervisor – Framestore
    In 2014, Kyle McCulloch had explained to us the work of Framestore on GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. He then took care of the visual effects of PAN.The post BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Kyle McCulloch – VFX Supervisor – Framestore appeared first on The Art o…
    - 4 days ago19 Apr 17, 3:00pm -
    Really nice VFX breakdown by CGF about their work on THE SPACEWALKER: WANT TO KNOW MORE? CGF: Dedicated page about THE SPACEWALKER on CGF website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post THE SPACEWALKER: VFX Breakdown by CGF appeared fir…
    - 4 days ago19 Apr 17, 12:00pm -
  • THE LOST CITY OF Z: Eran Dinur – Overall VFX Supervisor – Brainstorm Digital
    Prior to joining Brainstorm Digital in 2010. Eran Dinur worked at Framestore and Industrial Light & Magic. At Brainstorm Digital, he took care of the effects of BOARDWALK EMPIRE, THE IMMIGRANT, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, CAFE SOCIETY and NERVE. He has…
    - 5 days ago18 Apr 17, 3:00pm -
  • FMX 2017: full trailer and more speakers
    Check out the full trailer of FMX 2017! Their program have now more new speakers such as: Scott Stokdyk, Overall VFX Supervisor, and Martin Hill, VFX Supervisor at Weta Digital, will joined the VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS panel. Chris…
    - 5 days ago18 Apr 17, 1:00pm -
  • GHOST IN THE SHELL: Making of by Wired
    Mike Seymour (for Wired) presents the beautiful work of MPC on GHOST IN THE SHELL: WANT TO KNOW MORE? MPC: My interview of Axel Bonami, VFX Supervisor at MPC. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post GHOST IN THE SHELL: Making of by Wired…
    - 5 days ago18 Apr 17, 11:25am -
  • GAUTAMIPUTRA SATAKARNI: VFX Breakdown by Prime Focus
    Prime Focus presents their VFX work on GAUTAMIPUTRA SATAKARNI: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Prime Focus: Dedicated page about GAUTAMIPUTRA SATAKARNI on Prime Focus website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post GAUTAMIPUTRA SATAKARNI: VFX Breakd…
    - 6 days ago17 Apr 17, 5:00pm -



  • David O’Reilly’s Everything game is wicked
    I got a chance to play Everything on Steam, and to interview David. Very cool guy, and honest about the tough life of making animated shorts and content (although his concept game for the movie Her is one that I reckon millions of people would buy, i…
    - 19 hours ago22 Apr 17, 10:56pm -
  • The book I wish was around when I got into VFX
    ‘Visual effects’ is so many things. It’s art and it’s science, and it covers an incredible range of disciplines, including illustration, photography, lighting, modeling, animation, rendering, compositing, coding…in fact, the list goes on an…
    - 5 days ago18 Apr 17, 8:51pm -
  • The household characters of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ – a conversation with Framestore
    Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast is a major, major hit. The film has won over audiences by staying true to the classic Disney tale but also bringing something new to the world. Helping to make the ‘live action’ film possible was, of course, a…
    - 8 days ago16 Apr 17, 2:27am -
  • VR is here, but what have animators in VR learnt so far?
    It still feels like a nascent technology, but already animators have racked up significant time working in VR. So I asked some of them about what they’d learnt so far – people from ILM, Framestore, Wevr, ReelFX and an incredible artist behind som…
    - 11 days ago12 Apr 17, 9:34pm -
  • Behind the scenes of the Smurf critters in ‘The Lost Village’
    In this video exclusive to vfxblog, Sony Pictures Imageworks visual effects supervisor Mike Ford narrates a behind the scenes look at the creatures and critters in Smurfs: The Lost Village. For more of the film, check out my coverage over at Cartoon…
    - 11 days ago12 Apr 17, 3:01pm -
  • Director interview: Rupert Sanders on ‘Ghost in the Shell’
    For the premiere issue of the Visual Effects Society’s new print magazine, VFX Voice, I set out to cover the effects of Ghost in the Shell. I was lucky enough to speak to visual effects supervisors Guillaume Rocheron and John Dykstra, and a whole b…
    - 16 days ago7 Apr 17, 10:26pm -
  • Sony’s Smurfs are back
    Sony Imageworks and Sony Animation are very familiar with CG Smurfs, but in the newest Lost Village fully animated feature, they had to go back to the Peyo roots. Here’s a look at Cartoon Brew.
    - 16 days ago7 Apr 17, 10:25pm -
  • The VFX industry is always changing
    Nothing really ever stays the same, but one of the fun things about visual effects is how much the technology, artistry and the business changes. There’s also often new ways of hearing or learning about VFX – over the years I’ve got my informa…
    - 17 days ago6 Apr 17, 9:56pm -
  • Quirky and Unity
    Mr. Carton is a really fun animated series made with Unity. It’s the kind of out-there show that you have to watch to get a handle on. Check out my story on Cartoon Brew.
    - 19 days ago4 Apr 17, 9:29pm -
  • Live action / CG hybrid characters are growing up
    …and there’s some incredible ones in Ghost in the Shell. At least, that’s what I’m describing them as. Just like Ava in Ex Machina, or Vision from Avengers, Kuze and The Major in Ghost in the Shell are real-life actors with incredible CG augm…
    - 23 days ago1 Apr 17, 3:54am -

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  • newDiane Lane On The DCEU’s ‘Martha’-Gate
    There’s a lot of bile targeted at Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” with much of it saved for the big moment towards the film’s finale when the at odds pair stop trying to kill each other. Why? Because they realise their m…
    - 3 hours ago23 Apr 17, 3:06pm -
  • newNo Guarantee Of A Fourth “Star Trek”
    Last year around the time of “Star Trek Beyond” hitting cinemas, there was reportedly already a plan in place for a fourth film in the rebooted franchise – one that would go past the initial three-film contract of all the major cast and would p…
    - 3 hours ago23 Apr 17, 2:51pm -
  • “Who’s Afraid” To Become A TV Series
    Australian author Maria Lewis’ werewolf-themed young adult novel “Who’s Afraid,” the first in a several book series, has been optioned with plans to turn it into a TV series. Announced this weekend at Supanova Expo, transmedia production comp…
    - 12 hours ago23 Apr 17, 5:15am -
  • Kevin Hart Was Up For “Aladdin” Genie
    One of the more unexpected announcements this week was that Will Smith had entered negotiations to take on the role of the Genie in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of their 1992 classic “Aladdin”. It turns out though that he wasn’t the f…
    - 19 hours ago22 Apr 17, 10:28pm -
  • New Dates For “Maze,” “Sparrow,” “Orient,” Spielberg
    20th Century Fox is continuing to change up its slate this morning, quickly moving “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” into that February 9th slot that was previously set aside for Shane Black’s “The Predator”. Next up, Jennifer Lawrence-led spy…
    - 19 hours ago22 Apr 17, 10:24pm -
  • Fox Sets “Deadpool 2,” “Predator,” “X-Men” Dates
    Hot on the heels of the announcement of the new “Avatar” sequel release dates, 20th Century Fox has changed up its release slate for a bunch of its films opening next year. The saddest news is that Shane Black’s “The Predator” has been dela…
    - 20 hours ago22 Apr 17, 10:07pm -
  • “Avatar” Sequels Set New Release Dates
    Filmmaker James Cameron and 20th Century Fox used the official Facebook page for the upcoming “Avatar” sequels to announce a slate of release dates for all four films. The official release dates for the movies are as follows: December 18th 2020,…
    - 20 hours ago22 Apr 17, 9:59pm -
  • Ritchie’s “King Arthur” Wasn’t Going To Be Silly
    When you hire Guy Ritchie for a film, you kind of know what to expect. Ritchie’s style is synonymous with quick cuts, fast pacing, intense camera work, and a tongue in cheek approach to some dark and/or dry material. His films are often big, brash,…
    - 1 day ago22 Apr 17, 1:03pm -
  • Romans Rule In Bryan Singer’s “August One”
    Filmmaker Bryan Singer and his Bad Hat Harry label will collaborate with digital media company Blackpills for the futuristic thriller “August One”. “Gilmore Girls” actor John Cabrera created the work which is set in a world on the brink of co…
    - 1 day ago22 Apr 17, 12:46pm -
  • The New “Apes” Film Is Really A Western
    Matt Reeves’ upcoming “War for the Planet of the Apes,” the third film in the rebooted ‘Apes’ saga, is making one minor tweak as compared to the previous film. While ‘War’ is very similar to the previous entry “Dawn of the Planet of t…
    - 1 day ago22 Apr 17, 12:42pm -
  • Margot Robbie To Play Queen Elizabeth I
    Margot Robbie is reportedly planning to play Queen Elizabeth I opposite Saorise Ronan as the title character in the upcoming “Mary Queen of Scots” for Focus Features and Working Title. Crowned Queen of Scotland in the 16th century, Mary was force…
    - 2 days ago22 Apr 17, 3:47am -
  • Ang Lee To Direct “Gemini Man”
    Celebrated “Brokeback Mountain” and “Life of Pi” director Ang Lee is in negotiations to direct the high-concept action thriller “Gemini Man” for Skydance. First set up at Disney in the 1990s, the story centers on an aging assassin who tri…
    - 2 days ago22 Apr 17, 3:45am -

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  • 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 -
  • 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.–X00.facebook While I didn’…
    - 10 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…
    - 4 Feb 15, 11:10am -