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  • 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…
    - 12 hours 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…
    - 14 hours 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…
    - 17 hours 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.
    - 20 hours 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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.
    - 3 days ago20 Sep 17, 4:00pm -

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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.
    - 3 days ago20 Sep 17, 7:00am -



  • newLooking 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.
    - 11 hours 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.
    - 2 days ago21 Sep 17, 4:10pm -
  • Live from THU…

    - 3 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…
    - 7 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…
    - 8 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.
    - 10 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…
    - 10 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…
    - 11 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…
    - 13 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…
    - 14 days ago9 Sep 17, 2:07am -

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  • newRussell Tovey To Play Gay Superhero The Ray
    In a superb bit of casting, openly gay British actor Russell Tovey (“Looking,” “Being Human,” “Quantico”) is set to play gay superhero The Ray for The CW’s DC series. Tovey will appear in the four-episode crossover event of “Arrow,”…
    - 6 hours ago22 Sep 17, 11:52pm -
  • new“I, Tonya,” “Ladybird,” “Star” Set New Dates
    Following rave reviews on the Fall film festival circuit, Neon has announced plans to open Craig Gillespie’s Tonya Harding biopic “I, Tonya” in New York and Los Angeles on December 8th. Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan and Allison Janney star in t…
    - 7 hours ago22 Sep 17, 10:19pm -
  • newArnie Says “Terminator 6” To Ignore “Genisys”
    After multiple bad sequels, the “Terminator” franchise is headed back towards greener pastures. James Cameron is returning to the franchise as producer, “Deadpool” director Tim Miller is taking the helm, and both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lin…
    - 8 hours ago22 Sep 17, 9:44pm -
  • new“Jesse James” Narrator On The Film’s Legacy
    There’s plenty about Andrew Dominik’s “The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford” that’s faultless – the cinematography is jaw-dropping, the score is wondrous, the performances are strong, and the direction is deft. There…
    - 8 hours ago22 Sep 17, 8:55pm -
  • newVOTD: “Tomb Raider” Trailer vs. Game
    Those involved in the upcoming reboot of the “Tomb Raider” film franchise have made it fairly clear that the Alicia Vikander-led new film takes its inspiration from the 2013 game reboot. That title saw a young Lara Croft on her very first expedit…
    - 9 hours ago22 Sep 17, 8:37pm -
  • new“IT” Passes “The Exorcist” At Box-Office
    The film adaptation of half of Stephen King’s iconic novel “IT” has pushed past “The Exorcist” to become the highest-grossing R-rated horror film domestically after just two weeks in release. “IT” has earned $236.3 million stateside, pa…
    - 9 hours ago22 Sep 17, 8:29pm -
  • newCraig Wants Villeneuve For Next Bond
    “Sicario,” “Arrival” and “Blade Runner 2049” director Denis Villeneuve is reportedly actor Daniel Craig’s choice to take the helm of the next James Bond film which will serve as his final outing in the 007 role. Baz Bamigboye broke the…
    - 9 hours ago22 Sep 17, 8:10pm -
  • newScorsese To Offer Online Filmmaking Class
    Oscar-winning legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese is set to launch an online course in filmmaking – his first visit into the world of e-learning. In the course, Scorsese will deconstruct his films and provide insights into how he approaches filmmak…
    - 9 hours ago22 Sep 17, 8:06pm -
  • newCW & DC’s 2017 Crossover Gets A Title & Poster
    The CW and Warner Bros. Pictures have commissioned legendary “Wonder Woman” comic artist Phil Jimenez to create a custom comic book cover poster for the upcoming annual crossover of the four The CW DC series – “The Flash,” “Arrow,” “S…
    - 10 hours ago22 Sep 17, 7:21pm -
  • newWarners Responds To “Riverdale” Car Crash
    Yesterday news came to light that “Riverdale” leading man K.J. Apa was involved in a car accident – the 20-year-old actor falling asleep at the wheel after working a sixteen-hour day filming the show’s second season in Vancouver. The actor es…
    - 10 hours ago22 Sep 17, 7:15pm -
  • “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Is Complete
    Just under three months out from its release, Disney’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is officially complete. The film’s writer-director Rian Johnson took to Instagram today to confirm that the eighth chapter in the Star Wars Saga has officially…
    - 12 hours ago22 Sep 17, 5:17pm -
  • Aronofsky Responds To “mother!” F CinemaScore
    Though there are numerous films out, only two are really in the big conversation at the moment – “IT” with its box-office success and Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!” due to its divisive reaction. The latter film has both its defenders and de…
    - 12 hours ago22 Sep 17, 5:16pm -

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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…
    - 87 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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