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  • Mokko Studio Showreel 2014
    Mokko Studio have released a nice showreel that features their latest work such as RIDDICK and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: WANT TO KNOW MORE? RIDDICK: My interview of Alain Lachance – VFX Supervisor. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: My interview of Laurent Taillefe…
    - 16 hours ago15 Apr 14, 12:18pm -
  • GONE GIRL
    Here is a the first trailer for the new movie of David Fincher, GONE GIRL: The VFX are made by: Digital Domain © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 22 hours ago15 Apr 14, 6:33am -
  • SID MEIER’S CIVILIZATION BEYOND EARTH
    Here is a really nice game cinematic for SID MEIER’S CIVILIZATION BEYOND EARTH by Digital Dimension: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 1 day ago14 Apr 14, 5:00pm -
  • GRAVITY: Making of by The Foundry
    The Foundry purpose a really interesting making of about GRAVITY which features Tim Webber and some of the key members of the Framestore compositing team: WANT TO KNOW MORE? GRAVITY: VFX Breakdown by Framestore. Framestore: Dedicated page about GRAVI…
    - 2 days ago14 Apr 14, 4:04pm -
  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2
    Here is a really cool new trailer for HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 4 days ago12 Apr 14, 3:00pm -
  • The Foundry Showreel 2014
    The Foundry have just released a beautiful work compilation done with their softwares: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 4 days ago12 Apr 14, 10:32am -
  • 24: Live Another Day
    Jack Bauer is back for a new intense day! Here is the first trailer for 24: Live Another Day: The VFX are made by: Encore Hollywood © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 4 days ago12 Apr 14, 8:52am -
  • DIVERGENT: VFX Breakdown by Method Studios
    Method Studios purposed great breakdown pictures and video about their work on DIVERGENT: Click on the picture to watch these breakdowns. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 4 days ago11 Apr 14, 6:00pm -
  • Double Negative will launch a new Feature Animation division
    Great news! Double Negative have announced the launch of a new Feature Animation division. This division will be led by ex-Dreamworks Associate Producer, Tom Jacomb. He has over 12 years experience as Associate Producer/Line Producer on full CG Anima…
    - 5 days ago11 Apr 14, 11:00am -
  • FAST & FURIOUS 6: VFX Breakdown by MPC
    MPC have released a nice VFX breakdown about their work on the London car chase in FAST & FURIOUS 6: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Fast & Furious 6: Dedicated page about FAST & FURIOUS 6 on MPC website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 5 days ago11 Apr 14, 6:05am -

fxguide

  • the vfx show #181: Noah
    Mike Seymour, Matt Wallin and TyRuben Ellingson discuss the deluge in Darren Aronofsky's Noah.
    - 21 hours ago15 Apr 14, 7:45am -
  • fxguidetv #188: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
    This week on fxguidetv we're at ILM to discuss their incredible visual effects for Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, looking in-depth at the Helicarriers and Falcon.
    - 5 days ago11 Apr 14, 2:00pm -
  • Flame 2015: New Features and a New Family
    Flame 2015 and Smoke 2015 were introduced at NAB this week - here's fxguide's rundown of the new releases.
    - 5 days ago11 Apr 14, 2:27am -
  • the rc #141: NAB Live from Vegas
    This week Mike and Jason (and John briefly) discuss NAB 2014 and some impressive new tech gear and cameras. Some of the tech discussed includes Blackmagic URSA, AJA CION, and more.
    - 6 days ago10 Apr 14, 8:49am -
  • fxinsider bonus videos: more on ILM’s Noah vfx
    In these bonus videos for fxinsiders, we talk to ILM's Grady Cofer & Philippe Rebours about the 'creation' sequence in Noah & the Watcher characters. Thanks for being a member.
    - 6 days ago10 Apr 14, 6:18am -
  • Art directing effects for inFAMOUS: Second Son
    Behind the particle effects in inFAMOUS: Second Son, a new game where the hero conjures up an array of smoke and neon powers.
    - 6 days ago9 Apr 14, 8:45pm -
  • NUKE STUDIO – Exclusive interview + First Screen shots
    We talk to The Foundry's Jon Wadelton and Philippa Carroll about NUKE STUDIO. PLUS, the first screen shots from the new toolset.
    - 8 days ago8 Apr 14, 1:08am -
  • The Winter Soldier: ILM’s Helicarrier crash: Exclusive
    See how ILM crashed a Helicarrier in this video on Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
    - 9 days ago7 Apr 14, 8:02am -
  • Foundry NAB live stream
    fxguide won't be doing live streaming from NAB this year, but The Foundry will be doing two live streams from the show: an "exclusive announcement" on Monday and four hours of streaming from the booth on Tuesday.
    - 11 days ago4 Apr 14, 6:23pm -
  • fxguidetv #187: Noah + April term at fxphd
    We're at ILM to discuss their visual effects for Noah. Plus a preview of the vfx training on offer for the April term of fxphd.
    - 12 days ago4 Apr 14, 6:46am -
  • the rc #140: Pre-NAB special
    This week Mike and Jason preview NAB 2014 and discuss all the new tech gear.
    - 12 days ago4 Apr 14, 3:16am -
  • SFX: making rain, 3D printing & blow-up greenscreens
    How'd they create the practical water effects for Noah? How is 3D printing used in miniatures? And what are the benefits of inflatable greenscreens? Find out in this feature on special effects.
    - 13 days ago2 Apr 14, 10:48pm -

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  • newPakistani visual effects artist wins third Oscar - The News International
    The News InternationalPakistani visual effects artist wins third OscarThe News InternationalPakistani visual effects artist wins third Oscar. April 16, 2014 - Updated 854 PKT From Web Edition. HOLLYWOOD: Pakistan national visual effects artist Mir Za…
    - 35 mins ago16 Apr 14, 4:00am -
  • newHues for Your Home: Visual Effects of Greens - iDiva.com
    iDiva.comHues for Your Home: Visual Effects of GreensiDiva.comRoheena Nagpal is a Pune-based Interior Designer and Business Architect at Atelier and L'Orange. Her expertise lies in product design, concept development, furniture and space planning amo…
    - 2 hours ago16 Apr 14, 2:37am -
  • Karachi to Hollywood: Pakistani visual effects artist wins third Oscar - The Express Tribune
    The Express TribuneKarachi to Hollywood: Pakistani visual effects artist wins third OscarThe Express TribuneThe recognition from the industry for Pakistani visual effects artist, 38-year-old Mir Zafar Ali, has been nothing short of a dream come true.…
    - 3 days ago13 Apr 14, 4:34am -
  • Video: 'Thor: The Dark World' Visual Effects Breakdown - /FILM
    Video: 'Thor: The Dark World' Visual Effects Breakdown/FILMIn pure dollars and cents, it wasn't quite the juggernaut of Iron Man 3 or Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but director Alan Taylor definitely swung for the fences in terms of what the c…
    - 4 days ago11 Apr 14, 5:06pm -
  • Oscar-winning visual effects firm sees the future of virtual reality - TechRadar UK
    Oscar-winning visual effects firm sees the future of virtual realityTechRadar UKBut virtual reality is still the future of entertainment, according to someone who should know: Mike Woods, creative director at Framestore, the visual effects company th…
    - 5 days ago10 Apr 14, 8:29pm -
  • Get a job: CCP is hiring a Visual Effects Artist - Gamasutra
    Get a job: CCP is hiring a Visual Effects ArtistGamasutraIf you are passionate about visual effects and always wanted to put your name on a science-fiction legend, keep reading. CCP wants a great Visual Effects Artist to join the EVE Online crew for…
    - 6 days ago9 Apr 14, 7:05pm -
  • Visual Effects Could Change How Movies are Made - Malaysia Sun
    Visual Effects Could Change How Movies are MadeMalaysia SunBut there is still one challenge for visual effects artists, said Paul Debevec of the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies. "We're still trying to figure out…
    - 7 days ago9 Apr 14, 10:17am -
  • Visual effects firm makes Belfast move - the Irish News
    Belfast TelegraphVisual effects firm makes Belfast movethe Irish NewsA LONDON-based visual effects firm which has worked on blockbuster movies is to expand into northern Ireland. nvizible - launched in 2009 to produce high-end computer-generated imag…
    - 8 days ago8 Apr 14, 6:56am -
  • This Visual Effects Genius Turned His Kid Into a Real-Life Action Hero - Gawker
    Express.co.ukThis Visual Effects Genius Turned His Kid Into a Real-Life Action HeroGawkerEvery kid imagines the floor is lava, that Lego gun is really a Star Wars blaster, or they've really got Batman's grappling hook. But not every kid has a Dreamwo…
    - 20 days ago27 Mar 14, 4:12pm -
  • Framestore's Charles Howell on the Visual Effects in Gravity - Businessweek
    Framestore's Charles Howell on the Visual Effects in GravityBusinessweekAlfonso [Cuarón], the director of Gravity, always made a point of saying how involved Framestore and the visual effects were and what a huge collaboration the film was. Some dir…
    - 26 days ago21 Mar 14, 2:46am -

dark horizons

  • newPaul Walker's Brothers Join Seventh "Furious"
    The production team on the seventh "Fast and Furious" film have now confirmed reports that Caleb and Cody Walker, brothers of the late Paul Walker, have been enlisted to help finish the film - most likely standing in for some of Paul's remaining scen…
    - 8 hours ago15 Apr 14, 8:59pm -
  • newTrailer: Obvious Child
    Trailer
    - 8 hours ago15 Apr 14, 8:34pm -
  • newTrailer: Map to the Stars
    French Sales Trailer (Red-Band)
    - 8 hours ago15 Apr 14, 8:33pm -
  • newTrailer: Gone Girl
    Teaser
    - 8 hours ago15 Apr 14, 8:33pm -
  • newTrailer: God's Pocket
    Trailer
    - 8 hours ago15 Apr 14, 8:32pm -
  • newTrailer: The Homesman
    Trailer
    - 8 hours ago15 Apr 14, 8:32pm -
  • newTrailer: Annie
    International Trailer
    - 8 hours ago15 Apr 14, 8:31pm -
  • newTrailer: 22 Jump Street
    TV Spot
    - 8 hours ago15 Apr 14, 8:30pm -
  • new"Sinister Six," "Venom" Villain Updates
    With the publicity tour for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" still in full swing, more quotes are dropping from the film's producers about the future direction of the franchise - specifically the two spin-off films "The Sinister Six" and "Venom".Producer…
    - 9 hours ago15 Apr 14, 7:41pm -
  • new"Trek" Scribes Pen "Flash Gordon" Reboot"?
    It has been reported online that scribes J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay are attached to a big screen reboot of "Flash Gordon".Film Divider (via Screen Rant) reports the rumor, claiming the pair are working with a producer and are "in the process of m…
    - 9 hours ago15 Apr 14, 7:36pm -
  • newTatum Talks X-Men's Gambit, "Magic Mike 2"
    The push to get actor Channing Tatum for the role of Gambit in an upcoming "X-Men" film seems to be making progress. The actor has previously mentioned he's been keen to play the character, while franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner has also expr…
    - 10 hours ago15 Apr 14, 6:59pm -
  • newBruckner Helms "Friday the 13th" Reboot
    Genre veteran David Bruckner ("The Signal") is in negotiations to direct the latest reboot of the "Friday the 13th" franchise at Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes.It's presently unknown what approach this film will take on the classic formula o…
    - 10 hours ago15 Apr 14, 6:48pm -

empire

  • newBig New X-Men Days Of Future Past Trailer Lands
    'This is gonna be fun...'What is being advertised as the “final” trailer for X-Men: Days Of Future Past was screened last night on American TV and has arrived near simultaneously online. While we’re not 100% convinced it’ll be the absolute la…
    - 30 mins ago16 Apr 14, 4:05am -
  • newHans Zimmer Set For Batman Vs. Superman
    Musical non-shocker alert!Given his attachment to the likes of Christopher Nolan’s Bat-trilogy, the current incarnation of Spider-Man and, most notably, Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel, it would honestly surprise us more to learn that composer Hans Zi…
    - 4 hours ago16 Apr 14, 12:14am -
  • newSharon Stone Heads For American Ultra
    She'll be a government agentSometimes when casting rumours emerge, everything works out: deals are struck, hands shook and ink hits paper. Other times, such as with recent indications that Uma Thurman would join action comedy American Ultra, events s…
    - 4 hours ago16 Apr 14, 12:14am -
  • newChanning Tatum Talks Magic Mike 2
    And confirms he's had Gambit talksIt’s Twofer Tatum day in Newsville, with updates on one of Channing Tatum’s upcoming films and a quote from the actor about a rumoured project that has been circulating for a while. First up: he’s let slip some…
    - 4 hours ago16 Apr 14, 12:14am -
  • newPaul Walker's Brothers To Help Finish Fast & Furious 7
    They'll be doubles for stunt scenesWith work now resumed on the seventh outing of the Fast & Furious franchise, there has been a lot of speculation about how writer Chris Morgan and director James Wan will be working around the sad loss of Paul Walke…
    - 4 hours ago16 Apr 14, 12:14am -
  • newNew Red Band Trailer For Walk Of Shame
    Elizabeth Banks chases her futureWith one trailer already out there for the new Elizabeth Banks comedy Walk Of Shame, it was surely time for the raunchy pic to go the full Red Band. That time is now, as the latest, swearier promo has arrived.Banks pl…
    - 5 hours ago15 Apr 14, 11:58pm -
  • newDavid Bruckner Tackling New Friday The 13th Reboot
    From V/H/S to Camp Crystal Lake?With the legal rights wrangles between Warner Bros. and Paramount finally settled last year, development has been under way for a while on yet another new version of Friday The 13th, which, like the 2009 attempt, has…
    - 5 hours ago15 Apr 14, 11:58pm -
  • newFox Finds Superior
    Snapping up another Mark Millar titleA few years ago, we sat down with Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar to get the lowdown on some of his other developing comics projects. Among them was Superior, which Millar told us he was putting together as a film de…
    - 5 hours ago15 Apr 14, 11:58pm -
  • newLeonardo DiCaprio Commits To The Revenant
    For director Alejandro González Iñárritu The flags are up over Leonardo DiCaprio’s production office! Can it be true? Yes… The picky, project-hoarding actor has finally picked his next acting job. Nearly two-and-a-half-years after first becomi…
    - 5 hours ago15 Apr 14, 11:58pm -
  • newWill Ferrell & John C. Reilly Want To Be Border Guards
    And Adam McKay will directWe already have one potential reunion for comedy duo Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly floating around with Devil’s Night, which Sony optioned last October. The studio is also interested in another project, Border Guards, wh…
    - 5 hours ago15 Apr 14, 11:58pm -
  • The Sentinels Attack In A New X-Men: Days Of Future Past Clip
    And explore the movie's timeline...If you read our report on 20th Century Fox’s presentation from this year’s CinemaCon a few weeks ago, you may have seen us mention the clip the studio showed from X-Men: Days Of Future Past. A cut-down version o…
    - 13 hours ago15 Apr 14, 3:43pm -
  • Barry Pepper Boards Monster Trucks
    Paramount animation adds to its cast An animation so secretive it could turn out to be the Interstellar of smashy-smashy car movies, Paramount's Monster Trucks doesn't even have a director formally attached yet. If, as seems likely, Blue Sky Studio c…
    - 15 hours ago15 Apr 14, 1:24pm -

vfx soldier

  • US International Trade Commission Affirms VFX Soldier
    Last month many of you read about the blockbuster revelation by the MPAA that made national and international news and bolstered our legal effort to place anti-subsidy duties on trade distorting subsidized VFX. This was a case concerning dental brace…
    - 7 days ago9 Apr 14, 6:02am -
  • Assemblymember Mike Gatto Townhall Meeting Saturday
    @VFXSoldier raises some good points. A federal approach (duties & other rules) is also needed @vfxlaw @shootincali @filmworksla @SaveLAFilm— Mike Gatto (@mikegatto) March 27, 2014 Assemblymember Mike Gatto is one of the main legislators behind the…
    - 13 days ago3 Apr 14, 6:03am -
  • Frozen Breaks Animation Record
    Over the weekend some great news: Disney’s hit film “Frozen” has become the top-grossing animated film in box office history, knocking Woody off his pedestal. With its opening in Japan this weekend, “Frozen” has taken the top spot and push…
    - 15 days ago31 Mar 14, 7:01pm -
  • Digital Domain Holdings Loses $USD 25M In 2013
    Latest financials have been released for Digital Domain Holdings which is the company that partly own’s Digital Domain: DIGITAL DOMAIN (00547.HK) announced that in 2013, the revenue rose 153% yearly to $467 million; loss equaled $192 million, again…
    - 20 days ago27 Mar 14, 8:16am -
  • DreamWorks Linked To ILM/Pixar Collusion Cartel
    Citizen Lame #vfx vfxsoldier.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/dre… http://t.co/00vuYvG0PF— Jesse Toves (@zeustoves) March 27, 2014 Three years ago I wrote about an anti-poaching agreement revealed in a Federal investigation between Pixar and ILM. The cas…
    - 20 days ago27 Mar 14, 6:37am -
  • Daemen College Prez Wrong On VFX Solutions
    Last summer a number of readers emailed me about a college in Buffalo, New York partnering up with a subsidy induced VFX startup called Empire VFX. I largely ignored the story because if you knew the intimate details of NY’s subsidy program, you’…
    - 22 days ago25 Mar 14, 6:50am -
  • The Suckers Bet
    Sigh. I’m really surprised that I have to write this post but I’ll go ahead. Some in the VFX community are going starry-eyed over some potential carve out for VFX in the CA film subsidy bill. Some have been given the impression that if we contin…
    - 26 days ago21 Mar 14, 6:19am -
  • LA City Council Ad Hoc Film Committee Meeting This Friday
    A few weeks ago I went to City Hall to attend an Ad Hoc Film Committee Meeting setup by LA City Council. You can hear my statement in my post about the meeting. This event is open to the public and I will be “suiting up” to make another appearanc…
    - 28 days ago19 Mar 14, 6:14am -
  • Sony Notifies Government Of Pending US Layoffs
    California State employment officials were sent a WARN act filing yesterday by Sony. In the US large employers are required to send employees a 60 day notice of a large layoff of facility closing. One of the addresses listed is the location of Sony P…
    - 28 days ago19 Mar 14, 5:57am -
  • Thank You New York
    New York VFX professional Bradley Friedman wrote a guest post on The Wrap explaining why he feels our legal effort to place anti-subsidy duties on subsidized VFX is important. Dear Hollywood: Fix VFX, It Will Fix the Movie Biz for You: Hollywood, Y…
    - 30 days ago17 Mar 14, 6:07am -