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  • PETER RABBIT: Will Reichelt (Overall VFX Supervisor) & Rob Coleman (Animation Supervisor) – Animal Logic
    Will Reichelt has nearly 20 years of experience in the visual effects, most of which at Animal Logic. He has worked on films like WORLD TRADE CENTER, AUSTRALIA, KNOWING and SUCKER PUNCH. As a VFX Supervisor, he took care of the effects of films such…
    - 16 hours ago23 Mar 18, 4:00pm -
    Great new trailer for DEADPOOL 2: The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor: Mike Brazelton) Framestore (VFX Supervisor: Stephane Naze) Method Studios (VFX Supervisor: Sean Konrad) The Production VFX Supervisor is Dan Glass. Director: Davi…
    - 2 days ago22 Mar 18, 1:30pm -
  • ANNIHILATION: Andrew Whitehurst – Overall VFX Supervisor – Double Negative
    Andrew Whitehurst began his visual effects career in 2003 at Framestore. He works on films like LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: THE CRADLE OF LIFE, TROY and CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. He then joined Double Negative in 2005 and works on projects such…
    - 3 days ago21 Mar 18, 4:00pm -
    Framestore takes us in deep space with this funny commercial for VODAFONE: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Framestore: Dedicated page about VODAFONE “INTERSTELLAR RESCUE” on Framestore website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post VODAFONE “…
    - 3 days ago21 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
  • THE MONKEY KING 3: VFX Breakdown by Digital Idea
    Korean studio Digital Idea presents their VFX work on THE MONKEY KING 3 (click on the picture below to watch it): WANT TO KNOW MORE? Digital Idea: Dedicated page about THE MONKEY KING 3 on Digital Idea website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX –…
    - 4 days ago20 Mar 18, 3:00pm -
    Exciting trailer for this promising Hong Kong sci-fi movie, WARRIORS OF FUTURE: The VFX are made by: FatFace Main Road Post Director: Yuen Fai Ng Release Date: 22 February 2018 (Hong Kong) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post WARRIORS…
    - 4 days ago20 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
    Here is a new trailer for SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADOO: The VFX are made by: Rodeo FX (VFX Supervisor: Alexandre Lafortune) Director: Stefano Sollima Release Date: 29 June 2018 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post SICARIO: DAY O…
    - 4 days ago20 Mar 18, 10:00am -
  • THE OUTSIDER: Main Title by Elastic
    Beautiful main title created by Elastic for the Yakuza movie, THE OUTSIDER: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Elastic: Dedicated page about THE OUTSIDER on Elastic website. CREDITS Client: Netflix / Dare to Dream LLC Creative Direction by: Patrick Clair, Raoul Mark…
    - 5 days ago19 Mar 18, 7:00pm -
    The new GOD OF WAR game is coming soon. Have a look at this beautiful TV commercial created by the French studio Unit Image: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post GOD OF WAR appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 5 days ago19 Mar 18, 4:00pm -
  • HAPPY!: Making of by Axis VFX
    Axis VFX have released the making of about their work on the first season of HAPPY!: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Axis VFX: Dedicated page about HAPPY! on Axis VFX website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post HAPPY!: Making of by Axis VFX appe…
    - 5 days ago19 Mar 18, 2:00pm -



  • Visualizing The Last Jedi
    Previs, postvis and techvis: it’s now pretty much part of all big VFX films. Here’s how The Third Floor contributed its skills to The Last…Continue reading...Visualizing The Last Jedi
    - 1 day ago23 Mar 18, 6:43am -
  • How to animate a Wes Anderson film
    Isle of Dogs. Isle of Dogs. It’s here. And so is my first piece on the film for Cartoon Brew, with animation director Mark Waring.
    - 1 day ago22 Mar 18, 11:23pm -
  • Hostiles, an invisible fx film
    I do love writing these invisible visual effects stories, and here’s a new one on Hostiles for VFX Voice.
    - 1 day ago22 Mar 18, 8:38pm -
  • The Tick and the CG human
    Have you been watching The Tick? It’s a really zany superhero show with some pretty great VFX work, including a fully CG human giant made…Continue reading...The Tick and the CG human
    - 7 days ago17 Mar 18, 3:43am -
  • Mandelbulbs, mutations and motion capture: the visual effects of Annihilation
    When Alex Garland’s Ex Machina won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects in 2016, it was perhaps considered a major surprise in the VFXContinue reading...Mandelbulbs, mutations and motion capture: the visual effects of Annihilation
    - 11 days ago12 Mar 18, 8:51pm -
  • New mocap video of Andy Serkis as Snoke
    Most vfxblog readers have probably already seen ILM’s fantastic Snoke visual effects breakdown here, but Lucasfilm has also just released a clip from the upcoming…Continue reading...New mocap video of Andy Serkis as Snoke
    - 16 days ago8 Mar 18, 6:06am -
  • 7 Weeks, 917 Frames, Glass Beads, Hair Wax, And Vaseline
    …and don’t forget a power drill for motion blur, and that time Nick Park massaged Tom Hiddleston. Check out how it was done for Early…Continue reading...7 Weeks, 917 Frames, Glass Beads, Hair Wax, And Vaseline
    - 18 days ago5 Mar 18, 8:35pm -
  • FMX 2018 – the program
    FMX has unveiled its program for 2018 and the talks, presentations and events happening in Stuttgart on April 24-27 look incredible. I am hosting the…Continue reading...FMX 2018 – the program
    - 19 days ago4 Mar 18, 10:42pm -
  • Thanks to Fox Renderfarm for sponsoring vfxblog
    My thanks to Fox Renderfarm for coming on board as a new sponsor of I’m grateful to them for helping me continue publishing a…Continue reading...Thanks to Fox Renderfarm for sponsoring vfxblog
    - 24 days ago27 Feb 18, 10:42pm -
  • Dark City at 20: a conversation with colorist Peter Doyle
    Filmed in Sydney and released 20 years ago this week in 1998, Alex Proyas’ Dark City surprised many by instantly becoming a neo-noir sci-fi classic. FansContinue reading...Dark City at 20: a conversation with colorist Peter Doyle
    - 26 days ago26 Feb 18, 1:53am -

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  • newSpielberg: “Adventures of Tintin 2” Still Alive
    Though it has been seven years since its release, director Steven Spielberg has confirmed that a sequel to “The Adventures of Tintin” is still happening with filmmaker Peter Jackson still attached to direct. It’s expected the sequel will incorp…
    - 7 hours ago24 Mar 18, 1:17am -
  • neweOne Plans A “Street Fighter” TV Series
    Entertainment One has announced plans to team with producer Mark Gordon (“Criminal Minds,” “Designated Survivor”) to develop, produce and finance a TV series adaptation of the “Street Fighter” video game series. The story will be based on…
    - 7 hours ago24 Mar 18, 1:15am -
  • new“Doctor Doom” Won’t Require F4 Reboot
    Currently prepping for his feature film directorial debut with Natalie Portman’s “Pale Blue Dot,” “Fargo” and “Legion” creator Noah Hawley has another project on his plate right now – a movie about the iconic “Fantastic Four” vill…
    - 7 hours ago24 Mar 18, 1:13am -
  • newNickelodeon “Ninja Turtles” Series Teaser
    Nickelodeon has released the first trailer for its all-new 2D animated series “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” which will premiere later this year. The story follows the band of brothers as they discover new powers and encounter a mysti…
    - 7 hours ago24 Mar 18, 1:11am -
  • newAdams In Talks For Amazon’s “True American”
    Amy Adams is in talks to star in the upcoming drama “The True American” from Annapurna Pictures. Scheduling is still being worked out relating to her promotional efforts on her upcoming HBO limited series “Sharp Objects,” which she also produ…
    - 7 hours ago24 Mar 18, 1:09am -
  • newHaddish To Lead “LEGO Movie 2” Voice Cast
    Tiffany Haddish (“Girls Trip”) has joined the voice cast of “The LEGO Movie” sequel in the role of a key new character. Specifics about the movie’s plot are under wraps, but original voice stars Chris Pratt and Elizabeth Banks are returning…
    - 7 hours ago24 Mar 18, 1:08am -
  • newShowalter To Helm Chastain & Spencer Comedy
    “The Big Sick” director Michael Showalter has lined up an untitled holiday comedy starring Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer as his next directorial effort. Universal Pictures has won a heated bidding war for the project and fast-tracked with…
    - 7 hours ago24 Mar 18, 1:07am -
  • HBO’s “Fahrenheit 451” Gets A Premiere Date
    HBO Films has released a new teaser announcing a May 19th premiere date for “Fahrenheit 451,” the upcoming telemovie based on Ray Bradbury’s classic novel. Directed by Ramin Bahrani (“99 Homes”) and written by Bahrani & Amir Naderi, the sto…
    - 15 hours ago23 Mar 18, 5:13pm -
  • Spielberg: Netflix Films Should Compete For Emmys
    Steven Spielberg is still out there on the “Ready Player One” publicity circuit this week and in an interview with ITV news he revealed his thoughts on a variety of topics. Most interesting of those is his expression of concerns about the streami…
    - 15 hours ago23 Mar 18, 5:12pm -
  • “Star Wars” Clip Showcases Graphics Revolution
    The Game Developers Conference is taking place in San Francisco this week with Epic Games hosting a presentation to demonstrate future improvements to its famed graphics engine – Unreal Engine. The Verge reports that the highlight of the presentati…
    - 16 hours ago23 Mar 18, 4:13pm -
  • FremantleMedia Plans “Astro City” TV Series
    FremantleMedia North America (“American Gods”) has acquired the screen rights to Kurt Busiek’s superhero comic book series “Astro City” with plans to develop it as a live-action TV drama series. The fictional Astro City universe explores th…
    - 16 hours ago23 Mar 18, 4:12pm -
  • “Transformers” Pair Reunite For “A Dog”
    “Transformers” actors Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel will re-team in the Gil Junger-directed independent family comedy “Think Like a Dog”. The story follows a twelve-year-old tech prodigy whose science fair experiment goes awry, creating a telepa…
    - 16 hours ago23 Mar 18, 4:11pm -

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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 -