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  • newTHE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1
    Katniss is back in this dark teaser trailer for THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1: The VFX are made by: Double Negative (VFX Supervisor : Adrian de Wet) MPC (VFX Supervisor : David Seager) Rising Sun Pictures Scanline VFX (VFX Supervisor : Brya…
    - 3 hours ago28 Jul 14, 7:00am -
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
    Oh yes! Warner Bros have just released at the Comic-con 2014 this great trailer for MAD MAX: FURY ROAD! The VFX are made by: Iloura (VFX Supervisor : Julian Dimsey) Method Studios The Third Floor The Production VFX Supervisor is Andrew Jackson. © Vi…
    - 15 hours ago27 Jul 14, 7:17pm -
  • Factory VFX Showreel 2014
    Factory VFX have released their 2014 VFX showreel: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 20 hours ago27 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Interview of the Week #29
    Few weeks ago, the 2014 edition of Imaging the Future was held in Neuchatel, Switzerland. On this occasion, I met the VFX legend Scott Squires and ask him some questions about his impressive career. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 1 day ago27 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • GOD OF WAR “FROM ASHES” VFX Breakdown
    Really nice VFX Breakdown for the GOD OF WAR “FROM ASHES” trailer created by the teams of Imaginary Forces: Here is the final trailer: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 1 day ago27 Jul 14, 9:00am -
  • LUCY
    Nice car chase movie clip from LUCY with VFX done for this sequence by Rodeo FX: The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisor : Richard Bluff) Rodeo FX (VFX Supervisor : François Dumoulin) Digital Factory (VFX Supervisor : Kevin Ber…
    - 2 days ago26 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • Hot Tub Time Machine 2
    Here is the first red band trailer for HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2: The VFX are made by: Zoic Studios (VFX Supervisor : Ralph Maiers) The Production VFX Supervisor is Rocco Passionino. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 2 days ago26 Jul 14, 10:00am -
  • Horns
    Here is an exclusive trailer by MTV for HORNS: The VFX are made by: Tippett Studio (VFX Supervisor : Chris Morley) The Production VFX Supervisor is Derek Wentworth. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 2 days ago26 Jul 14, 7:00am -
  • HERCULES
    Here is a cool clip of HERCULES featuring a sequence made by Double Negative: The VFX are made by: Double Negative Milk Visual Effects (VFX Supervisor : Nicolas Hernandez) Prime Focus World (VFX Supervisor : Alex Pejic) Cinesite (VFX Supervisor : Sim…
    - 3 days ago25 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • THE CUT
    Here is the nice trailer for THE CUT: The VFX are made by: Mackevision (VFX Supervisors : Juri Stanossek & Jörn Großhans) Scanline VFX (VFX Supervisor : Roland Langschwert) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2014
    - 3 days ago25 Jul 14, 12:04pm -

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  • newLegend or truth: the VFX of Hercules
    From fantastical creatures to sprawling battles - fxguide looks at the visual effects of Hercules.
    - 3 hours ago28 Jul 14, 7:39am -
  • newInside RealFlow 2014
    A run-down of RealFlow 2014 with Lumiere Studios' technical director Duncan Lees.
    - 9 hours ago28 Jul 14, 1:01am -
  • Designing Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
    A look at the previs efforts from Cinedev, MPC and Halon for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
    - 3 days ago25 Jul 14, 6:42am -
  • the vfx show #186: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
    Mike Seymour, Matt Wallin and Jason Diamond discuss the film and visual effects in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
    - 5 days ago23 Jul 14, 2:00pm -
  • fxguidetv #192: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
    Weta Digital senior VFX supervisor Joe Letteri and VFX supervisor Erik Winquist discuss Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Plus we run down the new July term at fxphd.com.
    - 6 days ago22 Jul 14, 12:25am -
  • fxpodcast #279: SIGGRAPH preview – Real-Time Live!
    We preview the Real-Time Live! sessions at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver, talking to Real-Time Live! Chair Nico Gonzalez and jury member Ari Shapiro from USC ICT.
    - 10 days ago18 Jul 14, 2:35am -
  • Ape Acting
    Dawn of Planet of the Apes delivers complex serious acting from its lead digital characters - we speak to Weta Digital about this blockbuster hit of the summer.
    - 10 days ago18 Jul 14, 12:54am -
  • Academy Invites
    Each year The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences extends invitations to join the academy. The 2014 invitees for Visual Effects are
    - 17 days ago11 Jul 14, 12:34pm -
  • COLORWAY: The Foundry’s new Design tool
    The Foundry has launched COLORWAY, a new design application that speeds up and changes the process of iterating on and finalizing an image or product look, and expands the company's move into the design space.
    - 18 days ago10 Jul 14, 6:30pm -
  • 66th Annual Emmy Nominations
    Award season begins with the announcement of nominations for the 66th Annual Emmy Awards.
    - 18 days ago10 Jul 14, 1:45pm -
  • the rc #143: Jas does Sony
    In this month's Ep Jason and Mike are back from travels and switching cameras!
    - 18 days ago9 Jul 14, 11:58pm -
  • VFX in TV, A to V: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D to Vikings & More
    We explore VFX in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hannibal, Hawaii Five-O, Sleepy Hollow, Game of Thrones, Vikings and Orphan Black.
    - 19 days ago9 Jul 14, 3:59am -

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  • newFinal "Hobbit" Teaser Tomorrow, Jackson Speaks
    The teaser trailer for the much-anticipated "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" is officially set to be unveiled tomorrow at 12pm US-PT/3pm US-ET, finally giving us a full look at the final chapter in Peter Jackson's saga. A 15-second glimps…
    - 8 hours ago28 Jul 14, 2:05am -
  • new"Ultron" Props Revealed, "Daredevil" Dated?
    Marvel's final panel at Comic Con, which was devoted to the 75th anniversary of Marvel comics and the 50th anniversary of "Daredevil," yielded one last bit of crucial information.Talk on the panel, which included Marvel CCO Joe Quesada, tackled the…
    - 8 hours ago28 Jul 14, 2:04am -
  • new"Doctor Strange" To Be Like A "Crazy Acid Trip"
    Both "Thor" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" have been responsible for introducing the cosmic elements of Marvel Comics into their cinematic universe, selling us on alien civilisations and ancient god-like beings - and selling it all with a healthy dose…
    - 8 hours ago28 Jul 14, 2:03am -
  • newNews Bits: Blackhat, Eight, Family, Sons
    BlackhatLegendary's panel at Comic Con yesterday confirmed that Michael Mann's new thriller previously titled "Cyber" has scored a new name - "Blackhat". The Chris Hemsworth-led film is scheduled for a mid-January release but will score a limited t…
    - 8 hours ago28 Jul 14, 2:02am -
  • Trailer: "Mad Max: Fury Road" Comic Con Clip
    Following its debut at the Warner Bros. Pictures Comic Con panel yesterday, the first footage is out from George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" and it's spectacular. The two-and-a-half minute clip, a cut down version of the one screened at Comic Con,…
    - 17 hours ago27 Jul 14, 5:47pm -
  • Trailer: Mad Max: Fury Road
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    - 17 hours ago27 Jul 14, 5:45pm -
  • Ra's Al Ghul Coming To "Arrow," DC Show Promos
    Saturday night was Warners and DC Comics' big night of TV series debuts at Comic Con with a special screening of the full pilots of "The Flash" and "Gotham" along with footage from the new season of "Arrow" and the new series "Constantine". Cast and…
    - 18 hours ago27 Jul 14, 4:37pm -
  • Bruce Campbell's Ash To Lead "Evil Dead" Series
    The announcement on Friday of an "Evil Dead" television series got many frothing with excitement but also curious as to what the nature of the show would be.Specifically would it be a continuation of the classic franchise, the reboot, or its own re…
    - 18 hours ago27 Jul 14, 4:32pm -
  • Marvel Gang Offers Brief "Avengers" Updates
    In the lead up to last night's Marvel Studios panel at Comic Con, the producers and cast members of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" have been talking to press about the movie. In the process a couple of new nuggets of information have come out.Avengers…
    - 18 hours ago27 Jul 14, 4:28pm -
  • A Third "Sin City" Already In The Works
    Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller showed up at this year's Comic Con to promote "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For," the sequel to their 2005 film based on Miller's acclaimed graphic novel series. Whilst there was nine years between the first two films,…
    - 18 hours ago27 Jul 14, 4:23pm -
  • Paul Bettany Talks Playing The Vision
    Paul Bettany played it coy at Comic Con yesterday regarding his role as The Vision in "Avengers: Age of Ultron", but did tell Slashfilm that his character "feels paternal to a number of people" and he's "really good at punching". The robotic chara…
    - 18 hours ago27 Jul 14, 4:21pm -
  • TV Promos: Vikings, Originals, True, Knick, Bones
    The ten episode third season of History's "Vikings" has scored a Comic Con teaser trailer ahead of its return in early 2015. Ragnar appears to be taking on the might of King Charles of France in the new season, and series creator Michael Hirst has…
    - 18 hours ago27 Jul 14, 4:20pm -

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  • newComic-Con: Marvel Debuts More Ant-Man Test Footage
    Scott Lang goes ridingYou might remember that, back at Comic-Con in 2012, Edgar Wright showed off some test footage from his version of Ant-Man. He may no longer be attached, but that didn’t stop Kevin Feige and co. bringing another look at the min…
    - 21 mins ago28 Jul 14, 9:58am -
  • newLucy Defeats Hercules At The US Box Office
    Scarlett Johansson triumphs over Dwayne JohnsonThis weekend at the US box office it was a battle between brains and brawn. Lucy (the brains), in which Scarlett Johansson stars as a young woman whose intelligence is exponentially boosted by an acciden…
    - 21 mins ago28 Jul 14, 9:58am -
  • newTeaser Trailer For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
    Katniss fights another dayHere's where it really starts to kick off. Those familiar with the books will be aware that Mockingjay is something of a different beast to the other two Hunger Games novels. It's been split into two instalments for the Jenn…
    - 37 mins ago28 Jul 14, 9:42am -
  • newComic-Con: Marvel Screens Avengers: Age Of Ultron Footage
    Dark times ahead for our heroesWhen Marvel comes to Comic-Con these days, it comes big. While the panel was decidedly more low-key than some of their previous appearances – even with the groovy, high-energy, flower-throwing entrance by Robert Downe…
    - 37 mins ago28 Jul 14, 9:42am -
  • newComic-Con: Mad Max: Fury Road Footage Online
    And some new images and postersIf you’ve been reading our coverage of the various events from this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, you’ll probably recall our positive reaction to the footage that director George Miller brought from Mad Max: Fury Ro…
    - 37 mins ago28 Jul 14, 9:42am -
  • newTarantino Confirms Revived Hateful Eight
    Tells Comic-Con, 'We're doing it'.The cat was out of the bag a couple of months ago, but it hadn't quite been validated by the man himself. Now, in response to a question from the audience at Comic-Con, Quentin Tarantino has personally confirmed that…
    - 37 mins ago28 Jul 14, 9:42am -
  • newComic-Con: Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 Release Date Confirmed
    James Gunn & co back in July 2017It was hardly a big surprise given word this weekend and the positive buzz on the first film as it prepares to launch in cinemas. But James Gunn and Chris Pratt appeared on screen at Hall H at the end of this year’s…
    - 37 mins ago28 Jul 14, 9:42am -
  • Comic-Con: Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 Confirmed
    James Gunn & co back in July 2017It was hardly a big surprise given word this weekend and the positive buzz on the first film as it prepares to launch in cinemas. But James Gunn and Chris Pratt appeared on screen at Hall H at the end of this year’s…
    - 1 day ago27 Jul 14, 2:39am -
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 Confirmed
    James Gunn & co back in July 2017It was hardly a big surprise given word this weekend and the positive buzz on the first film as it prepares to launch in cinemas. But James Gunn and Chris Pratt appeared on screen at Hall H at the end of this year’s…
    - 1 day ago27 Jul 14, 2:08am -
  • Comic-Con: First Look At Mad Max: Fury Road
    Tom Hardy is the new Road WarriorGeorge Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road has been many years in the making - in 2003, a version in which Mel Gibson was set to reprise his role as Max Rockatansky, the road warrior himself, had the plug pulled with about…
    - 1 day ago26 Jul 14, 10:32pm -
  • Comic-Con: First Look At Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice
    Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman revealedDay 3 of Comic-Con is traditionally the biggest day of the Con, and it kicked off in spectacular fashion today when Zack Snyder dropped by and brought with him the first footage from the currently-filming Batman V Sup…
    - 2 days ago26 Jul 14, 10:01pm -
  • Comic-Con: Godzilla 2 Monsters Announced
    Mothra! Rodan! Ghidorah!The Legendary panel at this year’s Comic-Con kicked off with big news in every sense. Gareth Edwards (currently at Lucasfilm in San Francisco) sent a video thanking the Comic-Con audience for their support of the first film…
    - 2 days ago26 Jul 14, 10:01pm -

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  • ADAPT Membership/Fundraiser Drive Starting Soon
    I haven’t had time to post on some recent VFX news since I’ve been focused on getting ready to launch the ADAPT membership and fundraiser drive. We are officially a non-profit organization now and are setting up our site to allow supporters to jo…
    - 5 days ago22 Jul 14, 11:18pm -
  • UK Film Subsidies Cost $3.4 Billion
    Lots of VFX news today. I’ll wait for more details to come out and let the dust settle before I comment. In other news, it’s pretty rare to get international governments to provide oversight of their subsidy programs and disclose their costs. The…
    - 32 days ago26 Jun 14, 5:34am -
  • Ubisoft CEO Unsure Of Montreal Studio’s Future After Subsidy Cuts
    @MitchyD @YamAll @UbisoftMTL @IGN Our government helped them enough, if they can't walk on their own by now… They should fall. Hard.— Dany Rioux (@TheMadJack) June 18, 2014 A few weeks ago I pondered if cuts in Quebec subsidies would trigger a mi…
    - 39 days ago19 Jun 14, 6:19pm -
  • Mill Exec: If You Don’t Like Long Hours Then Get Out
    UK VFX execs are on a roll this week: Speaking during the Unreality Checked panel of the VFX Summit, The Mill chief creative officer Pat Joseph said that although the nature of the work – particularly commercials – called for long hours, “the p…
    - 45 days ago12 Jun 14, 11:56pm -
  • Casualties Of The Subsidy Trade War: Prime Focus London
    Tuesday morning I woke up early to do an interview with the BBC about the VFX industry. I argued that while the UK is benefiting from recent increases in subsidies for the film industry, I warned that Canada was offering much larger subsidies that…
    - 47 days ago11 Jun 14, 7:53am -
  • Is Ontario Next To Fall Over Film Subsidy Cliff?
    Last week I posted about Quebec winding down it’s film and games subsidy program by instantly cutting it by 20%. This week report Will Campbell uncovers an internal Ontario document that seriously questioned the sustainability of offering film subs…
    - 48 days ago10 Jun 14, 1:05am -
  • Quebec Austerity Measures Signal End Of Film And Game Subsidies
    The Quebec government announced this week that it would cut subsidies across the board by 20%. This includes film and games subsidies: On the spending side, an across-the-board cut of 20 per cent will be applied to the popular tax credits that govern…
    - 53 days ago5 Jun 14, 9:09pm -
  • Casualties Of The Subsidy Trade War: Imageworks Culver City
    So it finally happened. Sony Pictures Imageworks is moving all of its work to Vancouver signaling an end of an era: Variety: Sony Imageworks Moving HQ to Vancouver The Hollywood Reporter: Sony’s VFX House Imageworks Moving Headquarters to Vanco…
    - 53 days ago5 Jun 14, 7:33pm -
  • The Serkis Is Back In Town
    Photo by AnimationMerc Well it’s looking to be that time of the year again where Andy Serkis tries to make another failed run at garnering an Oscar nomination for motion capture performances in VFX films. The Brew nails it: In an interview that Ser…
    - 61 days ago28 May 14, 9:09am -
  • VFX Soldier At UCSB Conference On VFX Labor
    I just arrived back to the US from my trip to China. (Which was pretty crazy if you saw my tweet about the plane almost crashing.) During my trip I was saddened to hear about another school shooting this time at UC Santa Barbara. I just was at UCSB t…
    - 62 days ago27 May 14, 1:54pm -