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    Here is the first trailer for TOMB RAIDER: The VFX are made by: Scanline VFX Director: Roar Uthaug Release Date: 16 March 2018 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post TOMB RAIDER appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 2 hours ago20 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • BABY DRIVER: Stuart Lashley – VFX Supervisor – Double Negative
    In 2013, Stuart Lashley explained to us the work of Prime Focus on THE LAST STAND. Then he joined Double Negative in 2014 and took care of the visual effects of THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER'S WAR and THE DANISH GIRL.The post BABY DRIVER: Stuart Lashley –…
    - 18 hours ago19 Sep 17, 3:00pm -
  • BLACK SAILS – Season 4: VFX Breakdown by Rodeo FX
    Check out the work of Rodeo FX in the Season 4 of BLACK SAILS in this VFX Breakdown: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Rodeo FX: Dedicated page about BLACK SAILS – Season 4 on Rodeo FX website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post BLACK SAILS –…
    - 21 hours ago19 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
  • SHADOW OF WAR “Friend or Foe”: Interactive trailer
    Excellent interactive trailer for SHADOW OF WAR directed by Neil Huxley and the VFX made by MPC: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post SHADOW OF WAR “Friend or Foe”: Interactive trailer appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 2 days ago18 Sep 17, 5:00pm -
    Brand new trailer for KINGSMAN – THE GOLDEN CIRCLE: The VFX are made by: Sony Pictures Imageworks (VFX Supervisor: Mark Breakspear) Framestore (VFX Supervisor: Chris Lawrence) BUF (VFX Supervisors: Pierre Buffin and Geoffrey Niquet) MPC Milk VFX (V…
    - 2 days ago18 Sep 17, 5:00pm -
    Here is the trailer for ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD, the new movie by Ridley Scott: The VFX are made by: MPC (VFX Supervisor: Gary Brozenich) Director: Ridley Scott Release Date: 8 December 2017 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The po…
    - 2 days ago18 Sep 17, 2:00pm -
    Here is the second short film by Luke Scott that take place before BLADE RUNNER 2049: The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor: Paul Lambert) Framestore (VFX Supervisor: Richard Hoover) MPC (VFX Supervisor: Richard Clegg) Atomic Fiction (…
    - 4 days ago16 Sep 17, 6:00pm -
    Brand new trailer for THE SHAPE OF WATER: The VFX are made by: Mr. X The Production VFX Supervisor is Dennis Berardi. Director: Guillermo del Toro Release Date: 8 December 2017 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post THE SHAPE OF W…
    - 5 days ago15 Sep 17, 2:00pm -
  • WESTWORLD: VFX Breakdown by Important Looking Pirates
    Swedish studio Important Looking Pirates presents their VFX work on WESTWORLD (click on the picture below to watch it): WANT TO KNOW MORE? Important Looking Pirates: Dedicated page about WESTWORLD on Important Looking Pirates website. © Vincent Frei…
    - 6 days ago14 Sep 17, 11:00am -
  • THE EXPANSE – Season 2: VFX Breakdown by Spin VFX
    Excellent VFX Breakdown by Spin VFX about their work on the second season of THE EXPANSE (click on the picture below to watch it): WANT TO KNOW MORE? Spin VFX: Dedicated page about THE EXPANSE – Season 2 on Spin VFX website. © Vincent Frei – The…
    - 7 days ago13 Sep 17, 8:00pm -



  • Here’s a way to be part of Trojan Horse even if you’re not in Portugal
    Trojan Horse was a Unicorn or THU is about to kick off in Portugal. If you’re a regular reader then you might know I’ve been the last two years to this design, animation, concept art and VFX event (although listing those things doesn’t really f…
    - 4 days ago16 Sep 17, 4:15am -
  • VIEW Conference preview: Making a digital Hugh Jackman
    Between the 23rd and 27th of October, the city of Turin in Italy will be host to the VIEW Conference. Now in its 18th year, VIEW offers an intimate setting with a wide-ranging set of speakers from the visual effects, animation, games and interactive…
    - 5 days ago14 Sep 17, 9:25pm -
  • Zafari: a preview
    A new CG animated TV series Zafari is coming from director David Dozoretz and Digital Dimension, and they’re using Unreal Engine to make it. Here’s my preview at Cartoon Brew.
    - 7 days ago13 Sep 17, 2:51am -
  • So, about those iPhone Animojis…
    Apple’s animated emojis – Animojis – for the iPhone X just announced today are getting lots of attention, partly because the tech behind them likely extends from the company’s acquisition of Faceshift in 2015. While that’s certainly not bee…
    - 8 days ago12 Sep 17, 8:53pm -
  • A hot tip for VIEW: get there a day early for the workshops and masterclasses
    Most of the incredible visual effects and animation talks at the upcoming VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy start on Tuesday 24th October. But if you’re in town on Monday 23rd October, I would definitely suggest heading to the masterclasses and works…
    - 8 days ago12 Sep 17, 10:22am -
  • Behind the scenes of the miniature effects in ‘The Orville’
    In a new official video from Fox, The Orville creator Seth MacFarlane and visual effects supervisor Robert Legato discuss shooting the model of the titular spacecraft in the film. The ship is also brought to life by CGI but it’s so great to see tha…
    - 10 days ago10 Sep 17, 7:03am -
  • ‘Son of Jaguar’ is a VR short I really enjoyed
    I’m going to be honest, I get really motion sick in VR. But it’s not what happened when I watched Jorge Gutierrez’s Son of Jaguar at SIGGRAPH at the VR Theater – this short made by Reel FX knows how to respect audience space and audience view…
    - 11 days ago9 Sep 17, 2:07am -
  • The rise of CG in horror films
    My second piece for Syfy is already online, and looks at the rise of CG in horror films. Loved re-visiting Event Horizon, Final Destination 2, The Host and Mama. Check it out here.
    - 13 days ago7 Sep 17, 8:43am -
  • Now writing for…Syfy!
    I got the chance to contribute some fx-related pieces to – here’s the first which looks back at some of the best creature fx from the 70s and 80s. And I managed to speak to The Fly’s creature creator Chris Walas.
    - 14 days ago6 Sep 17, 2:24pm -
  • Gemini Man – the early test
    Ang Lee is making Gemini Man, where a spy confronts a younger version of himself. That’s likely to use de-ageing or CG human tech to show both characters together in the same scene. But it turns out an early test was done for this film several year…
    - 14 days ago6 Sep 17, 5:52am -

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  • newFirst Trailer: Alicia Vikander In “Tomb Raider”
    Following yesterday’s awkwardly received “Tomb Raider” poster, the better looking first trailer has arrived for the film showing off Alicia Vikander as video game heroine Lara Croft. Set seven years after the disappearance of her father, 21-yea…
    - 4 hours ago20 Sep 17, 5:08am -
  • newLinda Hamilton Returns To “Terminator” Franchise
    More than twenty-five years after saying goodbye, actress Linda Hamilton is returning to the “Terminator” franchise for the new instalment being made by Skydance and Paramount. James Cameron made the announcement at a private event regarding the…
    - 5 hours ago20 Sep 17, 3:44am -
  • newCW’s “The Flash” S4 Extended Trailer
    The CW has released an extended trailer for the fourth season premiere of “The Flash”. The new season sees Barry (Grant Gustin), having spent the last six months in the Speed Force, returning and fairly scrambled. Gustin describes to EW what happ…
    - 5 hours ago20 Sep 17, 3:41am -
  • newTaika Waititi In Talks For “Akira” Remake
    Filmmaker Taika Waititi (“Thor: Ragnarok,” “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”) is reportedly in negotiations to take the helm of the long-gestating live-action feature remake of the iconic anime and manga series “Akira” at Warner Bros. Pictures.…
    - 7 hours ago20 Sep 17, 2:17am -
  • newHBO’s “Watchmen” Series Begins Production
    Faster than expected, HBO has seemingly begun early production on their TV series based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ iconic 1980s comic “Watchmen”. “The Leftovers” showrunner Damon Lindelof returns to the network to serve in the same cap…
    - 10 hours ago19 Sep 17, 11:17pm -
  • newDarth Vader Rumored For “Han Solo” Cameo
    A new report suggests that, much like “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” the upcoming young Han Solo “Star Wars” anthology movie will sport a Darth Vader cameo. According to one of the sources of That Hashtag Show, Vader will be in the film with…
    - 10 hours ago19 Sep 17, 11:07pm -
  • new“Walking Dead” Official Season 8 Photos
    AMC has been promising that the upcoming eighth season of “The Walking Dead” will lead to a showdown between Rick and Negan’s people, and now it seems they’re fulfilling that with ‘All Out War’ the slogan of the new season. Set to premier…
    - 11 hours ago19 Sep 17, 9:52pm -
  • newWoody Allen’s “Wonder Wheel” Poster & Photos
    Amazon Studios has unveiled the poster and numerous stills from Woody Allen’s new film “Wonder Wheel”. The story follows four characters whose lives intertwine around the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s. Ginny (Kate Winslet) is an emot…
    - 11 hours ago19 Sep 17, 9:39pm -
  • newCudmore Returning For “X-Men: Dark Phoenix”
    Daniel Cudmore is returning to the fold with a role in the upcoming “X-Men: Dark Phoenix”. Cudmore portrayed Colossus in “X2: X-Men United, “X-Men: The Last Stand” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” but a different actor took on the role…
    - 11 hours ago19 Sep 17, 9:31pm -
  • new“Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries” Film Gets Funding
    Fans of Australian TV 1920s period drama “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries” can now help the series, which has become a cult favorite in the United States, come to the big screen. “The Babadook” actress Essie Davis stars as the crime-solving…
    - 12 hours ago19 Sep 17, 9:28pm -
  • new“Croods 2” Revived For A 2020 Release
    About a year ago it was revealed that Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation had seemingly scrapped plans for their sequel to the animated “The Croods”. Now, nearly a year on the companies confirmed they have revived the project and have set…
    - 12 hours ago19 Sep 17, 9:25pm -
  • Vaughn On “Kingsman” Trilogy & Spin-Offs
    With “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” hitting cinemas on Friday, filmmaker Matthew Vaughn has revealed his plans for the future of the franchise – and how the new film actually ran a lot longer in the original cut. Speaking with Collider, Vaughn r…
    - 14 hours ago19 Sep 17, 6:52pm -

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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…
    - 84 days ago28 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…
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