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  • newSXSW 2015 Gaming Awards: Behind the Scenes
    Really cool making of by Imaginary Forces about their work on the opening sequence for SXSW 2015 Gaming Awards: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 9 hours ago28 Mar 15, 2:57pm -
  • SPECTRE
    James Bond is back in this first teaser for SPECTRE: The VFX are made by: Cinesite (VFX Supervisor : Zave Jackson) Double Negative (VFX Supervisor : Jonathan Knight) MPC (VFX Supervisor : Mark Curtis) The Production VFX Supervisor is Steve Begg. Dire…
    - 17 hours ago28 Mar 15, 7:00am -
  • AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
    Cool video about the Super Siblings for AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON with new VFX shots: The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisor : Ben Snow) Trixter (VFX Supervisor : Alessandro Cioffi) Double Negative (VFX Supervisor : Ken McGaugh)…
    - 1 day ago27 Mar 15, 12:00pm -
  • SUNDAYS
    SUNDAYS is a really nice short film directed by Mischa Rozema and produced by PostPanic: WANT TO KNOW MORE? PostPanic: Dedicated about SUNDAYS on PostPanic website. CREDITS story & directed by MISCHA ROZEMA cast BRIAN PETSOS – SOFIA SISNIEGA score…
    - 2 days ago27 Mar 15, 9:00am -
  • MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

    - 2 days ago27 Mar 15, 7:00am -
  • SLOW WEST
    Did you like western? Don’t miss this nice trailer of SLOW WEST: The VFX are made by: BlueBolt (VFX Supervisor : Angela Barson) The Production VFX Supervisor is Tim Capper. Director: John Maclean Release Date: 15 May 2015 (USA) © Vincent Frei –…
    - 2 days ago26 Mar 15, 9:14pm -
  • UNBROKEN: VFX Breakdown by Rodeo FX
    Impressive VFX Breakdown by Rodeo FX about their work on UNBROKEN: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Rodeo FX: My interview of Matthew Rouleau, VFX Supervisor at Rodeo FX. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 3 days ago26 Mar 15, 8:00am -
  • ENTOURAGE
    Ari and the gang are back in this new trailer of ENTOURAGE with a tons of cameos: The VFX are made by: Artemple Hollywood Director: Doug Ellin Release Date: 5 June 2015 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 3 days ago25 Mar 15, 5:00pm -
  • The Story of Milk VFX
    Interesting video by Autodesk that take us inside the office of Milk VFX in London: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 3 days ago25 Mar 15, 2:00pm -
  • MAGGIE
    Beautiful trailer for MAGGIE directed by Henry Hobson. That looks promising: The VFX are made by: Cinesite (VFX Supervisor : Aymeric Perceval) A52 (VFX Supervisor : Patrick Murphy) Hill Lake VFX (VFX Supervisor : Troy Barsness) Company M Bootmaker Fi…
    - 4 days ago25 Mar 15, 7:00am -

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  • Far from fable: Cinderella
    An in-depth Q&A with Cinderella visual effects supervisor Charley Henley who talks animals, transformations, dresses, slippers and environments.
    - 2 days ago27 Mar 15, 4:15am -
  • the vfx show #196: Chappie
    Mike Seymour, Andrew Usher and Zap Andersson discuss the visual effects in Neill Blomkamp's latest film, Chappie.
    - 3 days ago25 Mar 15, 1:00pm -
  • Looking back: 1995’s Outbreak
    VFX supe Jim Rygiel shares with us his archived Boss Film Studios miniatures pics from Outbreak, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
    - 4 days ago24 Mar 15, 11:01pm -
  • Alien-mation: Home
    How DreamWorks Animation created the central characters for their newest film, Home.
    - 4 days ago24 Mar 15, 10:59pm -
  • Mockingjay Part 1 on Blu-ray: the VFX featurettes
    A preview of the VFX materials on the Blu-Ray for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay: Part 1. Unlike many DVDs the 'extras' actually contain good content on this leading vfx franchise.
    - 9 days ago20 Mar 15, 3:57am -
  • fxpodcast #291: Framestore and VR
    This week we talk to Mike Woods, founder of Framestore's Digital Department and their dedicated VR Studio.
    - 9 days ago20 Mar 15, 3:55am -
  • NVIDIA unwraps Quadro M6000, VCA & unleashes iRay
    No waiting for the Quadro: NVIDIA announced their new flagship M6000 as well as revealed the news that iRay 2015 is coming to more apps, including Maya.
    - 9 days ago19 Mar 15, 4:50pm -
  • NVIDIA GPU Tech Conference 2015: Day 1 Report
    Coverage from day one includes the keynote with CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, the Titan X, OTOY's OctaneRender 3, V-Ray and the GPU, plus a look at the Redshift GPU renderer.
    - 10 days ago18 Mar 15, 7:38pm -
  • VFX in TVCs: Just horsing around
    We take a look at three fun commercials with VFX breakdowns from Time Based Arts, Gramercy Park Studios and MPC.
    - 13 days ago16 Mar 15, 2:15am -
  • the vfx show #195: Kingsman: The Secret Service
    Mike Seymour, Jason Diamond and Matt Wallin discuss the visual effects in Kingsman: The Secret Service.
    - 18 days ago10 Mar 15, 2:27pm -
  • fxpodcast #290: Chappie
    Mike Seymour talks to Chappie visual effects supervisor Chris Harvey, discussing the work by Image Engine and Weta Workshop for the new Neill Blomkamp film.
    - 20 days ago9 Mar 15, 12:31am -
  • The practical and digital tech behind Chappie
    Our detailed coverage of on-set, concept art, final shots and breakdowns from Chappie.
    - 20 days ago9 Mar 15, 12:27am -

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  • new"Ninja Turtles" Sequel Called "Half-Shell"?
    J.J. Redick of the Los Angeles Clippers is reportedly set to cameo in the upcoming sequel to the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" reboot at Paramount Pictures.However, while appearing on Grantland's The Lowe Post podcast this week (via ShockYa, he ap…
    - 7 hours ago28 Mar 15, 4:43pm -
  • newJackman: Wolverine 3 To Be His Last
    This weekend, Hugh Jackman has released an Instagram photo that suggests that his days as Wolverine are numbered. Jackman's photo shows him donning Wolverine's claws with the caption "WOLVERINE ...ONE LAST TIME. HJ."20th Century Fox has previously…
    - 7 hours ago28 Mar 15, 4:23pm -
  • newNew "Daredevil" TV Spot Goes Online
    Netflix has released another short trailer for Marvel's "Daredevil" TV series which launches on the streaming service from April 10th. The new clip includes quite a few bits of new footage and some action scenes which make the show appear even darke…
    - 7 hours ago28 Mar 15, 4:21pm -
  • newReview: Get Hard
    The premise of "Get Hard" is a simple one. Will Ferrell is an oblivious, white, super rich Ivy League banker with zero street smarts. Kevin Hart is an African-American family man with a cute kid and a smart and hot wife who struggles to get by with…
    - 11 hours ago28 Mar 15, 12:51pm -
  • Trailer: Knock Knock
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    - 24 hours ago28 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • Trailer: Mr. Holmes
    U.S. Trailer
    - 24 hours ago27 Mar 15, 11:59pm -
  • Trailer: Dope
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    - 24 hours ago27 Mar 15, 11:58pm -
  • Trailer: Spooks: The Greater Good
    UK Trailer
    - 24 hours ago27 Mar 15, 11:58pm -
  • Trailer: Lost River
    NSFW Trailer
    - 24 hours ago27 Mar 15, 11:57pm -
  • Trailer: Southpaw
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    - 24 hours ago27 Mar 15, 11:57pm -
  • First Trailer: "Spectre" (007)
    The first teaser trailer has arrived for "Spectre," the upcoming twenty fourth film in the Bond series. A true teaser, the movie makes no qualms about it that it is very much a sequel to not just "Skyfall" but the other two Daniel Craig James Bond f…
    - 24 hours ago27 Mar 15, 11:48pm -
  • Trailer: Spectre
    Teaser
    - 1 day ago27 Mar 15, 11:45pm -

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  • First Spectre Teaser Trailer Arrives
    And James Bond will return to IMAXWith a poster reveal and behind-the-scenes video already online, it was clearly time for the first teaser from James Bond’s new adventure, Spectre, to hit the web. Which is why we’re not completely surprised to…
    - 24 hours ago28 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • New Terminator Genisys TV Spot Lands
    J.K. Simmons discovers that it's not quite his apocalypseAs Arnold Schwarzenegger explains in the new issue of Empire, Terminator Genisys is untethered from the fiddly business of having to dot all the 'i's and cross the 't's of previous films in the…
    - 1 day ago27 Mar 15, 5:18pm -
  • The First Look At Ryan Reynolds' New Deadpool Is Here
    With great power comes great irresponsibilityClearly more than a little enthusiastic about getting to portray what he hopes we’ll all embrace as a proper version of snark-tastic Marvel antihero Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds has been the new movie’s big…
    - 1 day ago27 Mar 15, 4:47pm -
  • New Quicksilver And Scarlet Witch Avengers: Age Of Ultron TV Spot
    Meet the twinsUltron's one thing - big bad robot who likes doing big bad things - but Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch... who are they? Really? Perhaps a minute-long TV spot isn't the perfect answer to that question, but it's the best around for now, fe…
    - 1 day ago27 Mar 15, 4:47pm -
  • Southpaw Trailer Hits
    Punch, it Louis BloomIf you saw the excellent Nightcrawler, you’ll know that Jake Gyllenhaal lost weight to play the sunken, ghoulish Louis Bloom. Now, for his next cinematic trick, he’s piled on pounds of muscle and become a brawler for Southpaw…
    - 1 day ago27 Mar 15, 4:16pm -
  • Antonio Banderas Empire Podcast Interview Special
    Prepare yourself for one hell of a voice Antonio Banderas and his beautiful voice take centre stage in this appropriately-named Antonio Banderas interview special Empire Podcast. In town to talk about the delightfully bonkers The SpongeBob Movie: Spo…
    - 1 day ago27 Mar 15, 3:29pm -
  • Podcast #154: Kenneth Branagh
    A brave new world... Don't worry everyone, there will be two interviews from the Empire Podcast team unleashed on the world this week - it's just that one, with Antonio Banderas, comes in its own special episode (up soon), while Kenneth Branagh is al…
    - 1 day ago27 Mar 15, 2:43pm -
  • Shrek To Return For Puss In Boots 2?
    Antonio Banderas drops a heavy hintShrek Forever After may have proclaimed itself ‘the final chapter’ back in 2010, but the jovial green swamp-dweller may not be finished on the big screen. According to Antonio Banderas, the man behind DreamWorks…
    - 1 day ago27 Mar 15, 2:43pm -
  • Warner Bros. Puts Sundays In Its Diary
    Planning to adapt Mischa Rozema's short filmCrafting an impressive short with ideas to burn is becoming an ever-more popular means for first-time filmmakers to get their foot in the studio door. Dracula Untold’s Gary Shore got his start that way,…
    - 1 day ago27 Mar 15, 12:24pm -
  • Sony Scores Rights To Robotech
    Planning live-action franchise from classic animeHaving stalled at Warner Bros over the last couple of years, the rights to the '80s anime franchise Robotech have now been snapped up by Sony. Producers Mark Canton and Gianni Nunnari (300, Immortals)…
    - 1 day ago27 Mar 15, 12:24pm -
  • Matthew McConaughey Attached to The Billionaire's Vinegar
    About wine that is not alright alright alrightHaving won an Oscar last year for based-on-true-life tale Dallas Buyer’s Club, Matthew McConaughey has been seeking several reality-spawned stories for some of his follow-up films. He’s now attached…
    - 1 day ago27 Mar 15, 12:08pm -
  • Simon Pegg Discusses Star Trek 3
    'It's weird to take ownership...'Out on the rounds for Kill Me Three Times, Simon Pegg is, naturally enough, fielding a lot of questions about Star Trek 3. As revealed back in January, he's not only returning to the Enterprise as Montgomery "Scotty"…
    - 1 day ago27 Mar 15, 12:08pm -

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  • 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…
    - 5 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’…
    - 46 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…
    - 53 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…
    - 65 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…
    - 68 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 -
  • Variety’s MPC Puff Piece Reveals VFX Industry Woes; Few Solutions
    Technicolor, owner of London VFX house MPC, is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary. Variety has come out with a series of puff pieces to showcase the company and one piece was on how MPC values it’s artists: Moving Picture Co. Finds Valuing Artist…
    - 6 Nov 14, 10:39pm -
  • 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…
    - 22 Oct 14, 7:32am -