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  • A QUIET PLACE: Scott Farrar (VFX Supervisor) & Rick O’Connor (Animation Supervisor) – Industrial Light & Magic
    In 2014, Scott Farrar explained the ILM's work on TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION. He then took care of the effects of films like SELMA, 13 HOURS and TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT.Last year, Rick O'Connor told us about the animation work on TRANSFOR…
    - 2 days ago23 Apr 18, 3:00pm -
    Here is the trailer for the live adaptation of BLEACH: The VFX are made by: Digital Frontier (VFX Supervisor: Doi Atsushi) Director: Shinsuke Sato Release Date: 20 July 2018 (Japan) igital © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post BLEACH a…
    - 3 days ago21 Apr 18, 7:00pm -
  • KING ARTHUR – LEGEND OF THE SWORD: VFX Breakdown by Scanline VFX
    Scanline VFX presents their work on KING ARTHUR – LEGEND OF THE SWORD: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post KING ARTHUR – LEGEND OF THE SWORD: VFX Breakdown by Scanline VFX appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 4 days ago21 Apr 18, 4:00pm -
    Here is the first trailer for HOTEL ARTEMIS with an impressive casting! The VFX are made by: Cantina Creative (VFX Supervisor: Venti Hristova) Director: Drew Pearce Release Date: 20 July 2018 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post…
    - 5 days ago20 Apr 18, 3:00pm -
    Denzel Washington is back in action in this first trailer for THE EQUALIZER 2: The VFX are made by: Zero VFX (VFX Supervisor: Dan Cayer) Crafty Apes Mammal Studios The Production VFX Supervisor is Sean Devereaux. Director: Antoine Fuqua Release Date:…
    - 6 days ago19 Apr 18, 3:30pm -
    Really cool final 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. Direct…
    - 6 days ago19 Apr 18, 1:00pm -
  • OPERATION RED SEA (HONG HAI XING DONG): VFX Breakdown by Macrograph
    Korean studio Macrograph presents their work on OPERATION RED SEA (HONG HAI XING DONG): © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post OPERATION RED SEA (HONG HAI XING DONG): VFX Breakdown by Macrograph appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 6 days ago19 Apr 18, 12:00pm -
    Great final trailer for JURASSIC WORLD – FALLEN KINGDOM! The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisors: Alex Wuttke and Alex Wang) Important Looking Pirates (VFX Supervisor: Pietro Ponti) Image Engine (VFX Supervisor: Dave Morley)…
    - 7 days ago18 Apr 18, 4:30pm -
  • PACIFIC RIM – UPRISING: Jedediah Smith – Compositing Supervisor – Atomic Fiction
    Jedediah Smith joined Atomic Fiction in 2013 to work on STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS as a compositing artist. He then works on many films such as THE WALK, DEADPOOL, ALLIED and BLADE RUNNER 2049.The post PACIFIC RIM – UPRISING: Jedediah Smith – Compo…
    - 7 days ago18 Apr 18, 3:00pm -
  • ANON
    Here is the first trailer for ANON, the new movie by Andrew Niccol: The VFX are made by: Chimney (VFX Supervisor: Petter Lindholm) Director: Andrew Niccol Release Date: 11 May 2018 (UK) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post ANON appear…
    - 7 days ago18 Apr 18, 12:30pm -



  • What’s it really like to be a VFX vendor on a big TV show?
    I asked Image Engine, who worked on Lost in Space.
    - 1 day ago24 Apr 18, 5:54am -
  • The battle of the century
    Matt Patches from Thrillist had me collaborate on an incredible oral history of the Battle of NY in The Avengers. Check it out.
    - 1 day ago24 Apr 18, 4:41am -
  • FMX is here, and so are Chris Wedge and Phil Tippett
    I’m on the program board this year for FMX, and helped organise the ‘Then & Now’ track which is featuring Phil Tippett and Chris Wedge. Here’s a rundown at Cartoon Brew.
    - 2 days ago23 Apr 18, 5:52am -
  • Horses everywhere
    In February, I wrote this piece for 3D World magazine about their horse and rider agent. Check out the tutorial that Steven Regelous did, too.
    - 5 days ago20 Apr 18, 11:11am -
  • Proceduralism from Rise
    Back for the February 2018 issue of 3D World magazine, I talked to Rise FX about their use of procedural workflows in Houdini for Babylon Berlin and The Dark Tower.
    - 6 days ago19 Apr 18, 12:10am -
  • The virtual production side of Ready Player One
    A look at the work with ILM and Digital Domain, at Cartoon Brew.
    - 6 days ago18 Apr 18, 11:20pm -
  • ILM’s Scott Farrar on those A Quiet Place creatures
    …and how they had to be re-designed with only 2 months to go! Read the article at Cartoon Brew.
    - 8 days ago16 Apr 18, 7:52pm -
  • The OASIS has you
    Check out the latest 3D Artist magazine for my behind the scenes look at Ready Player One and the work of ILM and Digital Domain.
    - 13 days ago12 Apr 18, 7:34am -
  • From VFX to directing
    For VFX Voice, I talked to a number of VFX artists who have made the jump to directing: Hasraf Dulull, Victor Perez and Miguel Ortega. Check out the projects they’ve worked on and tips for becoming a director.
    - 13 days ago11 Apr 18, 9:29pm -
  • What retro stories are you interested in seeing on vfxblog?
    There’s a whole bunch of retro stories coming soon to vfxblog. You can read past ones here, but I’d also love to know if vfxblog readers have any ideas for fun vfx retrospectives. Drop me a line at
    - 13 days ago11 Apr 18, 9:28pm -

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  • newDisney Shows “Dumbo,” “Aladdin,” “Solo” Clips
    A new and complete trailer for “Ant-Man and the Wasp” premiered during Disney’s CinemaCon presentation earlier today which suggests it’ll be attached to copies of “Avengers: Infinity War” this week. The preview not yet popped up online, b…
    - 8 hours ago24 Apr 18, 9:59pm -
  • newTrailer: Chastain, Rockwell In “Woman Walks Ahead”
    The trailer has been released for “Woman Walks Ahead,” the new film from “Our Kind of Traitor” helmer Susanna White and starring Jessica Chastain as 19th century painter Caroline Weldon. Viewed as inferior by those around her due to her desir…
    - 8 hours ago24 Apr 18, 9:58pm -
  • newTV News: Oath, Myths, OG, Hero, Snatch
    The Oath Crackle has just renewed its new dramas “StartUp” and the Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson-produced “The Oath” for second seasons, the latter debuting last month and quickly becoming the service’s most-watched new original series. It a…
    - 8 hours ago24 Apr 18, 9:57pm -
  • new“Dark Souls: Remastered” Gets A Gameplay Trailer
    Bandai Namco Entertainment America has released a new trailer and begun pre-orders for “Dark Souls: Remastered” on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One digital storefronts. The new trailer highlights the enemies and world of Lordran. Additionally, thos…
    - 9 hours ago24 Apr 18, 8:59pm -
  • new“Sense8” Series Finale Set For June 8th
    Netflix has released the key art and announced a June 8th date for the “Sense8” series finale. The two-hour episode sees personal lives are pushed aside as the cluster, their sidekicks, and some unexpected allies band together for a rescue missio…
    - 9 hours ago24 Apr 18, 8:49pm -
  • newCrackle Plans A Sci-Fi “Heart of Darkness”
    Crackle has announced it is developing a sci-fi series reimagining of Joseph Conrad’s novel iconic novel “Heart of Darkness” – retaining the themes of racism, imperialism and colonization but shifting it from the Belgian Congo to a future whe…
    - 10 hours ago24 Apr 18, 8:45pm -
  • newFull Trailer: Laura Dern In HBO’s “The Tale”
    HBO has released the trailer for their upcoming film “The Tale” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to strong reviews. Laura Dern stars as a fearless, 50-ish documentary filmmaker who faces life-altering questions when a short story she…
    - 10 hours ago24 Apr 18, 8:43pm -
  • newAmazon Renews Its “Jack Ryan” Series Early
    Months before the series is set to premiere, Amazon Studios has already renewed its upcoming TV series “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” for a second season. John Krasinski takes on the role of the CIA analyst who has had five films to date, most notabl…
    - 10 hours ago24 Apr 18, 8:20pm -
  • MCU Phase 4 Reveal & X-Men Still Years Off
    With the “Avengers: Infinity War” junket having taken place over the weekend in Los Angeles, quotes from various people involved in the film’s making have gone up and offer updates on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in coming years.…
    - 16 hours ago24 Apr 18, 1:56pm -
  • “Jurassic World” Sequel Had Too Much Story
    After Colin Trevorrow first signed on to direct “Jurassic World,” he mapped out a plan for an entire trilogy. With the sequel “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” he handed over the reins to director J.A. Bayona but was still involved in the sec…
    - 16 hours ago24 Apr 18, 1:54pm -
  • Sony Offers “Jumanji,” “Goosebumps” Updates
    Sony Pictures used their CinemaCon presentation last night to confirm that another “Jumanji” film is on the way with the follow-up to “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” set to hit cinemas around Christmas 2019. Dwayne Johnson was also confirmed…
    - 16 hours ago24 Apr 18, 1:53pm -
  • Cumberbatch Disagrees With “Sherlock” Comments
    The BBC’s “Sherlock” is over it seems following the fourth season over a year ago, and for now there are no plans for further episodes. Earlier this year actor Martin Freeman, who played Dr. John Watson on the series alongside Benedict Cumberba…
    - 16 hours ago24 Apr 18, 1:52pm -

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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 -