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  • ROGUE ONE – A STAR WARS STORY: Joseph Kasparian – VFX Supervisor – Hybride
    Joseph Kasparian started working at Hybride as a 3D generalist since February 9th, 1997. He moved on to be Lead Textures & Lighting on productions such as SIN CITY, 300, PREDATORS and THE HUNGER GAMES. More recently, Joseph was VFX Supervisor on UNBR…
    - 17 hours ago23 Jan 17, 4:00pm -
  • UNDER THE SHADOW: VFX Breakdown by Outpost VFX
    Outpost VFX have released a VFX Breakdown about their work on UNDER THE SHADOW: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Outpost VFX: Dedicated page about UNDER THE SHADOW on Outpost VFX website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post UNDER THE SHADOW: VFX B…
    - 19 hours ago23 Jan 17, 2:00pm -
    Here is a promo video for KING ARTHUR – LEGEND OF THE SWORD: The VFX are made by: Framestore (VFX Supervisors: Christian Kaestner, Ivan Moran & Jonathan Fawkner) Method Studios MPC (VFX Supervisor: Arundi Asregadoo) Nvizible (VFX Supervisor: James…
    - 23 hours ago23 Jan 17, 9:30am -
  • Women in VFX
    Here is the trailer for a new web serie that will share the experiences and the stories of the talented women in the VFX industry: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post Women in VFX appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 2 days ago22 Jan 17, 4:08pm -
  • HALO WARS 2 – Atriox
    Excellent CG trailer by Blur Studio about the origin story of Atriox, the evil new villain in HALO WARS 2: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Blur Studio: Dedicated page about HALO WARS 2 – Atriox on Blur website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The po…
    - 3 days ago21 Jan 17, 3:00pm -
  • ASSASSIN’S CREED: Christian Irles – VFX Supervisor – Cinesite
    In 2015, Christian Irles explained in detail about the work of MPC on INTO THE WOODS. He then took care of the visual effects of PAN and MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN. He joined Cinesite in 2016 and worked on ASSASSIN'S CREED.The post…
    - 4 days ago20 Jan 17, 4:00pm -
  • SING STREET: VFX Breakdown by Nvizible
    Take a boat trip with Nvizible with this VFX breakdown of their work on SING STREET: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Nvizible: Dedicated page about SING STREET on Nvizible website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post SING STREET: VFX Breakdown by…
    - 5 days ago19 Jan 17, 2:30pm -
    Brand new trailer for LOGAN: The VFX are made by: Image Engine Rising Sun Pictures Soho VFX The Production VFX Supervisor is Chas Jarrett. Director: James Mangold Release Date: 3 March 2017 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post L…
    - 5 days ago19 Jan 17, 2:00pm -
    Here is the trailer for POWER RANGERS: The VFX are made by: Digital Domain Image Engine (VFX Supervisor: Dave Morley) Method Studios (VFX Supervisor: Bruce Woloshyn) Pixomondo (VFX Supervisor: Mahmoud Rahnama) Scanline VFX The Production VFX Supervis…
    - 5 days ago19 Jan 17, 1:00pm -
  • ROGUE ONE – A STAR WARS STORY: Margaux Durand-Rival – Previs / Postvis Supervisor – The Third Floor
    Margaux Durand-Rival explained to us the work of The Third Floor on EDGE OF TOMORROW in 2014. She then worked on numerous projects such as DRACULA UNTOLD, PADDINGTON, EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION.The post ROGUE ONE –…
    - 6 days ago18 Jan 17, 3:00pm -



  • Looking for a new animated series to watch? You can’t go past Trollhunters
    Doing some research for an interview with Trollhunters showrunner Rodrigo Blaas, I started watching the show on Netflix, and basically didn’t stop. It’s like a feature film, in fact, it was originally a feature film. But it also feels very serial…
    - 1 day ago22 Jan 17, 11:06pm -
  • Rogue One’s Random Cam, and other previs fun
    Now that we’ve all seen Rogue One five times and deconstructed the storyline, the characters and the visual effects, it’s fun to also consider how some of the iconic shots came to be. Of course, ILM and Lucasfilm’s art department crafted many…
    - 5 days ago19 Jan 17, 4:02am -
  • Chris Wedge on Monster Trucks
    I interviewed director Chris Wedge (the co-founder of Blue Sky Studios) about making Monster Trucks, his first live-action feature. Check it out at Cartoon Brew.
    - 11 days ago12 Jan 17, 9:30pm -
  • When miniatures and CGI met in the sky: the vfx of Turbulence
    Remember Turbulence? It was a much-hyped disaster flick set on a passenger 747 starring Lauren Holly and Ray Liotta, and released 20 years ago. The film may not by one for the history books, but its visual effects – a hybrid of miniatures and digit…
    - 14 days ago9 Jan 17, 9:55pm -
  • The three big challenges behind Passengers’ spaceship shots
    Recently I wrote about MPC’s visual effects for the anti-gravity swimming pool scene in Passengers after talking to overall VFX supervisor Eric Nordby. MPC had plenty of other challenges to solve in the film, too, including how to realize scenes of…
    - 16 days ago7 Jan 17, 11:37pm -
  • A Monster Calls – a wonder of animation
    Make sure you try and see A Monster Calls on the big screen for the incredible animated stories, and also MPC’s creature work. Here’s a new piece for Cartoon Brew on the animated tales.
    - 17 days ago6 Jan 17, 11:31pm -
  • How Rogue One is an ode to the VFX of the Original Trilogy
    One of the impressive feats accomplished by ILM for Rogue One is segueing from this ‘new film’ (made with advanced VFX techniques) into A New Hope (released, of course, in 1977, at a time when effects were done with models and motion control a…
    - 18 days ago5 Jan 17, 9:20pm -
  • VFX trends for 2017
    Digital Arts asked me what I thought were the big trends coming for 2017 in VFX. My view is: digital humans and even better digital characters, more practical fx, more vfx houses getting into anim and their own IP, and a big Oscar VFX upset.
    - 19 days ago5 Jan 17, 4:45am -
  • Schirkoa – find this and watch it
    At SIGGRAPH Asia last year, I was able to interview Indian filmmaker Ishan Shukla about his short Schirkoa, which made it to the Academy long list. There’s not much else to say except you need to try and find this film and watch it. Check out the i…
    - 19 days ago4 Jan 17, 9:24pm -
  • Cinesite’s invisible fx in Assassin’s Creed
    There was a big practical focus in Assassin’s Creed, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any vfx. Cinesite crafted some fantastic invisible work for the wagon chase. Here’s a breakdown on Cartoon Brew.
    - 20 days ago3 Jan 17, 9:34pm -

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  • newBlomkamp’s “Aliens” Sequel Won’t Get Made?
    “District 9” and “Elysium” director Neill Blomkamp got “Aliens” fans in a tizzy when he talked about his plans for a direct follow-up to James Cameron’s 1986 sci-fi starrer. Asked for an update on the project this week on Twitter though…
    - 6 hours ago24 Jan 17, 2:53am -
  • newDougherty to Direct The “Godzilla” Sequel
    “Krampus” and “Trick ‘r Treat” writer/director Michael Dougherty has been set to direct the next installment in the “Godzilla” franchise for Legendary and Warner Bros. Pictures. Dougherty was brought onboard the project in October to he…
    - 6 hours ago24 Jan 17, 2:51am -
  • new“Every Which Way But Loose” Remake Planned
    Anthony G. Cohen has been tapped to direct a remake of the iconic 1978 Clint Eastwood comedy “Every Which Way but Loose”. The film follows the adventures of a truck driver and bare-knuckle brawler who has a pet orangutan named Clyde. Together the…
    - 6 hours ago24 Jan 17, 2:50am -
  • newMalick’s “Radegund” Updated Cast List
    Terrence Malick’s “Song To Song” makes its premiere at SXSW in a few weeks, and marks yet the latest project of the master filmmaker involving a massive ensemble of well known international acting talent. For his next film though, Malick’s go…
    - 6 hours ago24 Jan 17, 2:47am -
  • newX-23 Goes Wild In New “Logan” Photos
    In the wake of the film’s confirmed R-rating, Empire has premiered four new photos from James Mangold’s final Wolverine spin-off “Logan”. The new shots put the focus on Laura (Dafne Keen), better know to comic fans as X-23. Set in the near fu…
    - 9 hours ago24 Jan 17, 12:26am -
  • newProduction Begins On “Avengers: Infinity War”
    Production has officially begun today on the highly-anticipated “Avengers: Infinity War” with directors Anthony and Joe Russo posting a photo showing several trailers (the on-set kind). The double feature is expected to assemble a giant cast of c…
    - 9 hours ago23 Jan 17, 11:55pm -
  • newThomas Jane Joins “The Predator” Reboot
    Coming off a big of a career resurgence with his lead role in Syfy’s “The Expanse,” actor Thomas Jane is booking a new high profile film gig as he is in final negotiations to joins the cast of the Shane Black-directed “The Predator” reboot…
    - 9 hours ago23 Jan 17, 11:53pm -
  • newProduction Begins On “Tomb Raider” Film
    “The Wave” director Roar Uthaugh has used Instagram to confirm that production is officially underway on the new “Tomb Raider” film. Alicia Vikander (“Ex Machina”) is set to play Lara Croft in the video game adaptation alongside Walton Go…
    - 9 hours ago23 Jan 17, 11:51pm -
  • newFirst Trailer: “The Blacklist: Redemption”
    NBC has premiered a first look trailer for their upcoming “The Blacklist” spinoff “The Blacklist: Redemption”. The new series focuses on Famke Janssen’s character, Susan ‘Scottie’ Hargrave (Famke Janssen), who leads an elite mercenary t…
    - 9 hours ago23 Jan 17, 11:40pm -
  • newDarren Criss To Play “Flash” Musical Villain

    - 9 hours ago23 Jan 17, 11:38pm -
  • newDaniella Pineda Joins “Jurassic World 2”
    “The Detour” comedy series actress Daniella Pineda is set to join the “Jurassic World” sequel for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment. Pineda will play one of the new female lead roles alongside returnees like Chris Pratt and Bryce Da…
    - 9 hours ago23 Jan 17, 11:37pm -
  • newStephen Colbert To Host The 2017 Emmys
    Emmy Award winner Stephen Colbert will host the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, marking his first time as MC for the event. CBS and the Television Academy made the announcement today which comes ahead of the ceremony which will be broadcast LIVE from the…
    - 9 hours ago23 Jan 17, 11:36pm -


  • 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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  • 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…
    - 62 days ago23 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 -