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    Here is the first trailer for MAZE RUNNER – THE DEATH CURE: The VFX are made by: Weta Digital Director: Wes Ball Release Date: 26 January 2018 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE appeared first on…
    - 4 hours ago25 Sep 17, 7:00am -
    Beautiful title created by Momoco for PHILIP K. DICK’S ELECTRIC DREAMS: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post PHILIP K. DICK’S ELECTRIC DREAMS: Title by Momoco appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 2 days ago23 Sep 17, 2:00pm -
  • VIKINGS – 419: VFX Breakdown by Mr. X
    Here is the VFX Breakdown by Mr. X about their work on the episode 419 of VIKINGS: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Mr. X: Dedicated page about VIKINGS Season 4 on Mr. X website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post VIKINGS – 419: VFX Breakdown b…
    - 3 days ago22 Sep 17, 5:00pm -
    Many new shots in this international trailer of THE COMMUTER: The VFX are made by: Cinesite (VFX Supervisor: Stephane Paris) The Production VFX Supervisor is Steve Begg. Director: Jaume Collet-Serra Release Date: 12 January 2018 (USA) © Vincent Frei…
    - 3 days ago22 Sep 17, 3:00pm -
  • BWIN “The Race”: Making of by Glassworks
    Glassworks presents their work on this BWIN commercial: BWIN – THE RACE WANT TO KNOW MORE? Glassworks: Dedicated page about BWIN “The Race” on Glassworks website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post BWIN “The Race”: Making…
    - 3 days ago22 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
    Here is the first trailer for PETER RABBIT: The Animation and VFX are made by: Animal Logic Director: Will Gluck Release Date: 9 February 2018 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post PETER RABBIT appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 3 days ago22 Sep 17, 9:00am -
    Lots of new shots in this featurette about 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 (VFX Supervisor: Ryan Tud…
    - 4 days ago21 Sep 17, 8:00pm -
  • “Third Wheel”: Making of by The Mill
    Nice making of by The Mill about their work on this “Third Wheel” commercial: WANT TO KNOW MORE? The Mill: Dedicated page about “Third Wheel” on The Mill website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post “Third Wheel”: Making…
    - 4 days ago21 Sep 17, 4:00pm -
    Brand new trailer for MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS: The VFX are made by: MPC (VFX Supervisor: Patrick Ledda) Director: Kenneth Branagh Release Date: 10 November 2017 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPR…
    - 4 days ago21 Sep 17, 1:00pm -
    Here is the first trailer for MARVEL’S THE PUNISHER: Release Date: 2017 © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post MARVEL’S THE PUNISHER appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 5 days ago20 Sep 17, 4:00pm -



  • When you get to go to the beach for work
    Animal Logic has done some killer stuff on The LEGO Ninjago Movie. A lot of the original look for the film came from referencing natural elements, like sand, water, smoke and fire. The studio’s FX team even went to Bondi Beach in Sydney and dunked…
    - 1 day ago24 Sep 17, 7:07am -
  • Dan Curry on the practical and digital revolutions made in ‘Star Trek’ TV VFX
    Visual effects producer and supervisor Dan Curry is synonymous with the Star Trek television series from the 1980s through the mid-2000s. It was a time in which VFX progressed from practical builds, miniatures and optical effects through to all thing…
    - 2 days ago23 Sep 17, 10:34am -
  • Looking back at old-school Trek TV
    For SYFY WIRE, I got to interview Star Trek visual effects supervisor Dan Curry about his work on the 80s/90s/00s TV series. Was fun to consider how much was done in miniatures and the move to digital.
    - 3 days ago22 Sep 17, 6:03pm -
  • I rarely post just a trailer on vfxblog, but this is just too good
    It’s Isle of Dogs from Wes Anderson. Wow.
    - 4 days ago21 Sep 17, 4:10pm -
  • Live from THU…

    - 5 days ago20 Sep 17, 3:29pm -
  • 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…
    - 9 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…
    - 11 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.
    - 12 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…
    - 13 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…
    - 13 days ago12 Sep 17, 10:22am -

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  • new“Star Trek” Subscriptions, Credits & Reviews Talk
    Last night’s premiere of “Star Trek: Discovery” on CBS All Access drove a record number of single day sign-ups for the digital streaming subscription service. The company won’t report specific numbers, but the record beats the previous one wh…
    - 1 hour ago25 Sep 17, 10:18am -
  • newEmilia Clarke Wraps “Han Solo” Filming
    Following Donald Glover and Paul Bettany wrapping up, Ron Howard has now revealed that Emilia Clarke has finished her work on the young Han Solo film at Lucasfilm. Clarke is said to be playing a character named Kira who has a fairly large role in the…
    - 1 hour ago25 Sep 17, 10:17am -
  • newQuick News: September 25th 2017
    Red Dead Redemption 2 Rockstar Games has revealed that they will make an announcement in regards to “Red Dead Redemption 2” on Thursday, September 28th at 11am US-EST. Rockstar will reportedly drop the first big reveal for the game following on t…
    - 1 hour ago25 Sep 17, 10:15am -
  • newFirst Trailer: “Maze Runner: The Death Cure”
    Unlike so many other young adult franchises which somewhat overstay their welcome by splitting the final book into a two-part film adaptation, those involved in “The Maze Runner” have made it clear from the start – this is only going to be a tr…
    - 4 hours ago25 Sep 17, 7:31am -
  • “Justice League” Headed For $150M Opening?
    Nearly two months out from release, the earliest box-office projections for Zack Snyder & Joss Whedon’s “Justice League” film are in. According to Box Office Pro, indications are that the film is on track for a $150 million opening weekend and…
    - 21 hours ago24 Sep 17, 2:02pm -
  • Aronofsky’s “mother!” Could Become An Opera?
    Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!” has been labelled many things so far, and in new Reddit AMA with director Darren Aronofsky, there’s another name it might earn in the future – opera. During the session, someone asked Aronofsky if he considered…
    - 21 hours ago24 Sep 17, 2:01pm -
  • No “Blade Runner 2049” Director’s Cut Coming
    Earlier this year Patty Jenkins confirmed there would be no alternate or director’s cut of “Wonder Woman” coming because there was no need – the film was so well planned that little was left on the cutting room floor. Now, director Denis Vill…
    - 21 hours ago24 Sep 17, 1:59pm -
  • Vaughn: Why “Flash Gordon” Won’t Work Today
    Filmmaker Matthew Vaughn has revealed that his plan years ago to make a reboot of the “Flash Gordon” franchise was kind of cut off at the knees by James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”. Speaking with Collider during “Kingsman: The Golden…
    - 21 hours ago24 Sep 17, 1:57pm -
  • David Sakurai Is A Villain In “Fantastic Beasts 2”
    Danish-Japanese actor David Sakurai (“Marvel’s Iron Fist”) has joined the cast of the “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them” sequel at Warner Bros. Pictures. Sakurai will play the role of Krall, an ambitious and sulky henchman of the fil…
    - 22 hours ago24 Sep 17, 1:21pm -
  • HBO Unveils “Spielberg” Documentary Trailer
    HBO has premiered the trailer for the feature-length documentary “Spielberg” which pulls back the curtain on the filmmaker’s remarkable career. Award-winning documentarian Susan Lacy helms this in-depth look into the master director’s nearly…
    - 22 hours ago24 Sep 17, 1:20pm -
  • Photos: De Niro, Pesci, Scorsese Film “Irishman”
    Filmmaker Martin Scorsese is in the midst of filming his mob drama “The Irishman” for Netflix, a big-budget project that sees the return of Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci and Scorsese for the first time together since 1995’s “Casino”. This weeken…
    - 2 days ago23 Sep 17, 8:22pm -
  • Palpatine Actor Doesn’t Want To Be Recast
    Speaking with BBC News this week, “Star Wars” veteran actor Ian McDiarmid admits that he doesn’t want anyone else playing the role of Emperor Palpatine in future films, and doesn’t know if he’ll be needed for future ones The actor has taken…
    - 2 days ago23 Sep 17, 7:58pm -

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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…
    - 89 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…
    - 23 Mar 15, 10:57pm -