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  • newDOCTOR STRANGE
    Cool featurette about DOCTOR STRANGE: The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisor: Richard Bluff) Framestore (VFX Supervisor: Rob Duncan) Luma Pictures (VFX Supervisor: Vincent Cirelli) Method Studios (VFX Supervisor: Chad Wiebe) Ri…
    - 5 hours ago30 Aug 16, 7:00pm -
  • newKUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS: Making Of
    Excellent making of about the mix of practical and visual effects work by Laika for KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS: Making Of appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 11 hours ago30 Aug 16, 1:00pm -
  • GHOSTBUSTERS: VFX Breakdown by Zero VFX
    Zero VFX have released this VFX breakdown about their work on GHOSTBUSTERS: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post GHOSTBUSTERS: VFX Breakdown by Zero VFX appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 15 hours ago30 Aug 16, 9:00am -
  • BEN-HUR: VFX Breakdown by Mr. X
    Nice VFX Breakdown by Mr. X focusing on the chariot race sequence of BEN-HUR: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Mr. X: Dedicated page about BEN-HUR on Mr. X website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post BEN-HUR: VFX Breakdown by Mr. X appeared first…
    - 1 day ago29 Aug 16, 5:00pm -
  • MECHANIC – RESURRECTION: Ajoy Mani – Senior VFX Supervisor
    In 2012, Ajoy Mani talked to us about his work on THE EXPENDABLES 2. He then took care of the visual effects of movies such as HOMEFRONT and THE EXPENDABLES 3.The post MECHANIC – RESURRECTION: Ajoy Mani – Senior VFX Supervisor appeared first on…
    - 1 day ago29 Aug 16, 2:00pm -
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY – RESURGENCE: VFX Breakdown by Trixter
    Trixter presents their VFX work on INDEPENDENCE DAY – RESURGENCE: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post INDEPENDENCE DAY – RESURGENCE: VFX Breakdown by Trixter appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 2 days ago29 Aug 16, 9:09am -
  • Mr. X Showreel 2016
    Brand new showreel by Mr. X featuring their VFX work on BEN-HUR, CRIMSON PEAK, VIKINGS, PENNY DREADFUL and many more: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post Mr. X Showreel 2016 appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 4 days ago26 Aug 16, 2:00pm -
  • GHOSTBUSTERS: VFX Breakdown by Iloura
    Iloura have released this VFX breakdown about their work on GHOSTBUSTERS: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Iloura: Dedicated page about GHOSTBUSTERS on Iloura website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post GHOSTBUSTERS: VFX Breakdown by Iloura appea…
    - 5 days ago26 Aug 16, 8:00am -
  • SUICIDE SQUAD: Mark Breakspear – VFX Supervisor – Sony Pictures Imageworks
    After explaining to us about the work of Method Studios on THE GIVER in 2014, Mark Breakspear joined Sony Pictures Imageworks. He handled the visual effects of AMERICAN SNIPER and then SUICIDE SQUAD.The post SUICIDE SQUAD: Mark Breakspear – VFX Su…
    - 5 days ago25 Aug 16, 2:00pm -
  • FEARLESS: Opening Title by The Mill
    Beautiful opening title created by The Mill for Netflix’s FEARLESS: WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Mill: Dedicated page about FEARLESS on The Mill website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post FEARLESS: Opening Title by The Mill appeared fi…
    - 7 days ago24 Aug 16, 9:00am -

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  • newHoudini in TVCs
    You might usually associate Houdini with big budget film visual effects, but it’s been finding a large place in commercials for many years too. Like this Honda spot with vfx by Alt.vfx. I wrote about the work at the Side Effects website.
    - 2 hours ago30 Aug 16, 10:45pm -
  • Bark like a dog, and other director advice
    Inverse had me ask a bunch of visual effects supervisors what the best direction was they had received from directors they’ve worked with. Check out their responses for some pretty cool insights from directors like Sam Raimi, Barry Sonnenfeld, Ang…
    - 1 day ago29 Aug 16, 10:30pm -
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    - 2 days ago29 Aug 16, 4:32am -
  • Going back to the early days of Weta
    It must have been an amazing time at Weta in the mid-90s. Here’s a piece I wrote for One Perfect Shot which looks at the making of The Frighteners with vfx supe Wes Takahashi, who got brought in from ILM to help Weta finish making the film. He and…
    - 5 days ago25 Aug 16, 10:21pm -
  • Seeing more
    It isn’t that long ago that the visual effects and animation industries were concentrated mostly in Los Angeles. For lots of reasons (ask me again sometime) the work is now spread throughout the globe. One outcome of this ‘globalisation’ of VFX…
    - 6 days ago25 Aug 16, 5:39am -
  • OK, what is this Megascans thing?
    A few months ago I started hearing about Swedish company Quixel’s Megascans and that it had been used by MPC on The Jungle Book for some of the intricate plant and jungle life textures on that film. But it was still unclear exactly what Megascans,…
    - 7 days ago23 Aug 16, 8:17pm -
  • Houdini. So hot right now
    SideFX asked me to find out what visual effects and animation studios were looking for in Houdini artists, and where they can learn more about the software, which I have to say is on something of a hot streak right now.
    - 8 days ago23 Aug 16, 12:14am -
  • Stop. Stop-motion.
    Laika’s work on Kubo was just incredible, and although it hasn’t been a huge success, it showed off the magic that still exists in stop-motion animation. So I took at look at some present and previous innovations in the field, for Inverse.
    - 8 days ago23 Aug 16, 12:11am -
  • From 20 years ago, Dr. Moreau
    This week will be the 20th anniversary of the release of The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996), a film plagued with problems. The original director Richard Stanley was replaced by John Frankenheimer, who then faced dealing with the eccentric stars Marlon B…
    - 9 days ago22 Aug 16, 7:04am -
  • ‘It seemed insane, so of course, we did it’
    That’s how Laika vfx supervisor Steve Emerson described the making and stop motion animation of the 16-ft Giant Skeleton for Kubo and the Two Strings. Check out my Cartoon Brew breakdown of how they did it.
    - 10 days ago21 Aug 16, 12:23am -

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  • newFour Join Currently Filming “Insidious: Chapter 4”
    Kirk Acevedo (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”), Bruce Davison (“X-Men”), Spencer Locke (“Resident Evil: Extinction”) and Caitlin Gerard (“The Social Network”) have all joined the cast of “Insidious: Chapter 4” which is currently…
    - 1 hour ago30 Aug 16, 10:54pm -
  • new“Don’t Breathe” Had An Alternate Ending
    This past weekend’s box-office champ “Don’t Breathe” works effectively as a complete story – unlike so many of its horror kin, there’s no big sequel setup and no ridiculous final scare before cutting to end credits with bad rock music. SP…
    - 2 hours ago30 Aug 16, 10:46pm -
  • new“The Killing Joke” Gets A Brutal Honest Trailer
    The hope was it would be the great animated film adaptation of what is considered one of (if not the) definitive Batman graphic novel. We got that for the most part in the film’s second half, the trouble was it was preceded by a lengthy Batgirl-cen…
    - 2 hours ago30 Aug 16, 10:19pm -
  • newFredrick Schmidt Is Metallo In “Supergirl”
    Frederick Schmidt (“Starred Up”) has been set to play Metallo in the second season of “Supergirl” which makes its debut on The CW on October 10th. This version has international assassin John Corben badly injured after taking on both Supergir…
    - 2 hours ago30 Aug 16, 10:17pm -
  • newCranston, Carell, Fishburne In Linklater’s Next
    Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne are all in talks to star in Richard Linklater’s next film “Last Flag Flying,” a semi-sequel to 1973’s Jack Nicholson-led, Oscar-nominated classic “The Last Detail”. ‘Detail’ centered…
    - 2 hours ago30 Aug 16, 10:00pm -
  • newColton Haynes Set To “Rock That Body”
    “Teen Wolf” and “Arrow” alum Colton Haynes has joined the ensemble cast of the female-driven R-rated comedy “Rock That Body” at Sony Pictures. Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, Zoe Kravitz, Ty Burrell and Demi…
    - 2 hours ago30 Aug 16, 9:54pm -
  • new“Metal Gear Solid V: Definitive Experience” Announced
    Konami is bringing together its two most recent MGS games with “Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience” which is set for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 11th. This complete collection includes both “Metal Gear Solid…
    - 3 hours ago30 Aug 16, 9:47pm -
  • newFimmel, Fichtner, Bosworth Join “Steve McQueen”
    Travis Fimmel (“Warcraft”), Kate Bosworth (“Superman Returns”), William Fichtner (“The Dark Knight”) and Forest Whitaker (“The Last King of Scotland”) are all set to join the heist movie “Finding Steve McQueen” at Identity Films,…
    - 3 hours ago30 Aug 16, 9:40pm -
  • newNew Footage In “Doctor Strange” Featurette
    Included on the upcoming home video release of “Captain America: Civil War” is a very brief but interesting behind-the-scenes sneak peek for Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange” film with the clip offering some new details about the heroes and…
    - 4 hours ago30 Aug 16, 8:15pm -
  • new“Taken 2” Helmer Plans A Sci-Fi Spartacus
    “Dawson’s Creek” and “Kyle XY” actor-turned-screenwriter Hal Ozsan has penned “The Champion,” a sci-fi action feature described as a futuristic Spartacus. Olivier Megaton (“Taken 2,” “Taken 3,” “Colombiana”) has been attache…
    - 4 hours ago30 Aug 16, 8:08pm -
  • newEfron Is Essentially Ryan Lochte In “Baywatch”
    Whether they think it’s a blessing or a curse is hard to say, but the producers of the upcoming “Baywatch” film reboot have likely been chuckling over the Ryan Lochte scandal during the course of this past summer’s Olympic Games. Why? Well ac…
    - 4 hours ago30 Aug 16, 7:58pm -
  • new“The Flash” S3 & “Arrow” S5 Premiere Photos
    Ahead of the early October return of its various DC shows, The CW has released the first official photos for the third season of “The Flash” and the fifth season of “Arrow” – both of which you can check out below. In related news, “Justif…
    - 5 hours ago30 Aug 16, 7:48pm -

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  • Natalie Dormer Finds New Thriller In Darkness
    She's co-written and will star in the tale of violence and vengeanceUsually to be found trying to finagle her way into power on Game Of Thrones, Natalie Dormer is working on something different for her next film, In Darkness.She’s co-written the s…
    - 29 Oct 15, 6:33pm -
  • Allison Janney Joins The Girl On The Train
    Playing a police detectiveEmily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Jared Leto and Justin Theroux are already all aboard, but The Girl On The Train is still accepting more passengers. Allison Janney is the latest to join the ensemble cast for Tat…
    - 29 Oct 15, 10:37am -
  • Kristen Stewart And Chloe Sevigny Circling Lizzie Borden Biopic
    It's a trick - get an axe!Played just this year and last in a pair of campy Christina Ricci movies for the Lifetime Channel, famous axe murderer Lizzie Borden is also heading to the cinema screen in yet another project. Belgian director Pieter Van H…
    - 29 Oct 15, 10:37am -
  • Kristen Stewart And Chole Sevigny Circling LIzzie Borden Biopic
    It's a trick - get an axe!Played just this year and last in a pair of campy Christina Ricci movies for the Lifetime Channel, famous axe murderer Lizzie Borden is also heading to the cinema screen in yet another project. Belgian director Pieter Van H…
    - 29 Oct 15, 10:07am -
  • Empire Issue Preview: The Revenant, The Hunger Games and Oscars 2016
    The new issue hits newsstandsThis month's new issue sees Empire braving the spaces between Arkham Asylum's walls to get up close and personal with the supervillains from David Ayer's hotly-anticipated Suicide Squad. From Jared Leto's Joker to Will Sm…
    - 29 Oct 15, 10:07am -
  • New Look At Suicide Squad's Killer Croc
    And Amanda Waller takes a sinister bowWorld meet the Suicide Squad, Suicide Squad meet... okay, never mind. Empire’s December issue debuts some of the most twisted, antisocial bunch of psychopaths we've ever run into - to paraphrase Ralph Meeker in…
    - 29 Oct 15, 9:51am -
  • Oldboy's Pom Klementieff Cast In Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
    She's been hired for a mystery roleWriter/director James Gunn is in Atlanta preparing to start shooting the next Guardians Of The Galaxy. While we might expect to learn a lot of casting information from him via Facebook, the first piece has actually…
    - 29 Oct 15, 12:06am -
  • New Trailer For The Night Before
    Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt get christ-mashedIt’s nearly November, so you’re in a Christmas mood, right? Even if not, you might be prepared to see the new – ish, there’s not a load of fresh footage – promo for Seth Rogen’s new sea…
    - 28 Oct 15, 11:51pm -
  • Peter Sarsgaard To Play Robert Kennedy In Jackie
    Starring opposite Natalie PortmanWe learned back in May of this year that Natalie Portman would be playing Jackie Kennedy in Jackie. Now we also know that Peter Sarsgaard is joining the film as Robert Kennedy.Jackie chronicles the four days in Kenne…
    - 28 Oct 15, 11:35pm -
  • Ash Vs. Evil Dead Scores A Second Season
    Before the first episode even arrivesAs Ash himself might say, “Groovy.” Mere days before it's set to premiere in the United States and a few other countries, Evil Dead TV series Ash Vs. Evil Dead has been renewed for a second season by American…
    - 28 Oct 15, 11:35pm -
  • Michelle Rodriguez Starring In Tomboy, A Revenger's Tale
    Sigourney Weaver will be a knife-happy surgeonWalter Hill is tackling gender reassignment themes in his next film, albeit in the guise of an action thriller. Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver are on board to star in Tomboy, A Revenger’s Tale…
    - 28 Oct 15, 5:56pm -
  • Exclusive: First Look At Will Smith’s Suicide Squad Cover
    Deadshot comes aliveDeadshot is the new American Sniper. Kinda. Will Smith’s troubled assassin is a marksman whose deadly aim is put into the service of Suicide Squad in David Ayer’s new comic-book movie, but a jutting-jawed patriot this guy emph…
    - 28 Oct 15, 5:56pm -

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  • 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…
    - 68 days ago24 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: 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…
    - 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. http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/francis-l-camacho-memorial-fund-/304803#.VNo083–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 -
  • 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…
    - 23 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…
    - 19 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…
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