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    Come have a look at the VFX Breakdown by RISE about their work on AVENGERS – INFINITY WAR: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Oliver Schultz: My interview of Oliver Schultz, VFX Supervisor at RISE. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post AVENGERS –…
    - 56 mins ago20 Aug 18, 2:00pm -
    Here is the new trailer for THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS: The VFX are made by: MPC (VFX Supervisors: Richard Clegg & Max Wood) Luma Pictures (VFX Supervisor: Brendan Seals) One of Us (VFX Supervisor: Tyson Donnelly) Rodeo FX Nvizage (Virtual Ca…
    - 2 days ago18 Aug 18, 2:00pm -
    DNEG presents their work on the Edinburgh and the final battle sequences of AVENGERS – INFINITY WAR: WANT TO KNOW MORE? DNEG: Dedicated page about AVENGERS – INFINITY WAR on DNEG website. Graham Page: My interview of Graham Page, VFX Supervisor a…
    - 3 days ago17 Aug 18, 3:30pm -
  • MARVEL’S IRON FIST – Season 2
    Here is the first trailer for the new season of MARVEL’S IRON FIST: The VFX are made by: Shade VFX (VFX Supervisors: Bryan Godwin & Karl Coyner) FuseFX Release Date: September 7, 2018 (Netflix) Creator: Scott Buck © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX…
    - 3 days ago17 Aug 18, 3:00pm -
  • AVENGERS – INFINITY WAR: VFX Breakdown by Cinesite
    Great VFX Breakdown by Cinesite featuring their work on Iron-Man, Spider-Man, The Guardians of the Galaxy for AVENGERS – INFINITY WAR: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Cinesite: Dedicated page about AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR on Cinesite website. Andrew Morley: My i…
    - 4 days ago16 Aug 18, 3:00pm -
  • AVENGERS – INFINITY WAR: VFX Breakdown by Framestore
    Don’t miss this really cool VFX Breakdown by Framestore about their work on the New York sequences for AVENGERS – INFINITY WAR: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Framestore: Dedicated page about AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR on Framestore website. Patric Roos & Liam R…
    - 6 days ago14 Aug 18, 3:00pm -
    Cool featurette about THE MEG with many on-set footage: The VFX are made by: DNEG (VFX Supervisor: Raymond Chen) Image Engine (VFX Supervisor: Martyn Culpitt) Scanline VFX (VFX Supervisors: Stephan Trojansky, Jan Krupp and Mohsen Mousavi) Sony Pictur…
    - 8 days ago12 Aug 18, 4:30pm -
  • ENTEBBE: VFX Breakdown by BlueBolt
    Come have a look at the seamless VFX work of BlueBolt on ENTEBBE: WANT TO KNOW MORE? BlueBolt: Dedicated page about ENTEBBE on BlueBolt website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2018The post ENTEBBE: VFX Breakdown by BlueBolt appeared first on…
    - 9 days ago11 Aug 18, 5:00pm -
  • SKYSCRAPER: Jason Billington – VFX Supervisor – Method Studios
    At the beginning of this year, Jason Billington had explained to us the work of Method Studios on BRIGHT. He talks to us today about his work on SKYSCRAPER.The post SKYSCRAPER: Jason Billington – VFX Supervisor – Method Studios appeared first on…
    - 10 days ago10 Aug 18, 4:00pm -
    Excellent trailer for the intriguing new serie of Cary Joji Fukunaga (TRUE DETECTIVE, BEASTS OF NO NATION), MANIAC: The VFX are made by: Raynault Mr X Axis Blind Pig MPC Alkemy X Powerhouse Netflix VFX Phosphene Zoic Studios Shewolf BOT Studio 8 The…
    - 10 days ago10 Aug 18, 2:00pm -



  • Rob Bredow’s SIGGRAPH keynote
    For VFX Voice, I talked to head of ILM Rob Bredow after his SIGGRAPH 2018 keynote for more on the power of creativity, working on Solo, and his new book!
    - 3 days ago17 Aug 18, 3:51pm -
  • Bingo, the clown-o
    Chris Landreth told me all about the making of Bingo, made with Maya 1.0 (and even earlier incarnations of the software), for Cartoon Brew.
    - 3 days ago17 Aug 18, 3:49pm -
  • Behind the synthetic worlds you know so well
    For 3D World magazine, I talked to Image Engine, Scanline and RISE about some digital worlds they’ve concocted in some recent films.
    - 5 days ago15 Aug 18, 4:19am -
  • Ant-Man’s chase scene is already a classic
    Here’s how DNEG contributed to the mayhem, via my story at VFX Voice.
    - 5 days ago15 Aug 18, 4:16am -
  • Breaking down one of Die Hard’s best optical composites
    Richard Edlund told me about Boss Film’s work on the final Hans Gruber fall in Die Hard. Read the story at Thrillist.
    - 6 days ago14 Aug 18, 4:09pm -
  • Q&A with the directors of Bilby
    Head over to Cartoon Brew for my interview with the directors of DreamWorks Animation’s new short, Bilby. Plus an exclusive clip.
    - 6 days ago14 Aug 18, 3:36pm -
  • How to see the past, present, and future of VFX at VIEW (and some unexpected things, too)
    Here’s a key event you might not already have on your VFX calendar – but you should. It’s the VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy on 22-26th October. This year, perhaps more than ever, you’ll be able to get a window into the classic days of visua…
    - 12 days ago8 Aug 18, 6:41am -
  • The CGI tidal wave in Snake Eyes that no one got to see
    This week is the 20th anniversary of Brian De Palma’s Snake Eyes, a film perhaps not thought of for any major VFX moments. But, in fact, the movie nearly did feature a key CG water sequence in what was still the early days of fluid sims. This was f…
    - 13 days ago7 Aug 18, 9:38pm -
  • Looking for VFX inspiration?
    I go to a few different VFX and animation industry events each year, but here’s a little secret about Trojan Horse was a Unicorn that I found out on the first day of the first year I went there: It is one of the only events designed to help artists…
    - 17 days ago4 Aug 18, 1:18am -
  • The performance (capture) of Thanos
    Another new featurette preview from the Avengers: Infinity War DVD/blu-ray looks at the performance of Thanos by Josh Brolin. It includes some neat behind the scenes motion and facial capture footage. Check out the video below.
    - 19 days ago1 Aug 18, 4:54am -

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  • newArgento Settled With Sexual Assault Accuser
    One of the most vocal and visible advocates of the #MeToo movement, actress Asia Argento, has ended up on the other side of the line with a new The New York Times (via Variety) report indicating she settled an accusation of sexual assault with a youn…
    - 25 mins ago20 Aug 18, 2:31pm -
  • newFirst Trailer: Chris Pine Is An “Outlaw King”
    Netflix has released the first trailer for its historical epic “Outlaw King” which sees the re-teaming of “Hell or High Water” director David MacKenzie and star Chris Pine. MacKenzie, who also directed acclaimed prison drama “Starred Up,”…
    - 1 hour ago20 Aug 18, 1:50pm -
  • newBen Barnes To Lead BBC’s “Gold Digger”
    “Westworld” and “The Punisher” star Ben Barnes is sticking with TV for the time being, committing to lead up the six-part BBC One thriller “Gold Digger” alongside Julia Ormond (“Legends of the Fall,” “Sabrina”). Barnes plays Benja…
    - 1 hour ago20 Aug 18, 1:49pm -
  • “Stranger Things” S3 Inspired By “Fletch”
    The upcoming third season of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” won’t just be the darkest season of the series yet, it also sounds like it could have some big moments of comedy. Appearing at the at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on Friday…
    - 20 hours ago19 Aug 18, 7:19pm -
  • General Leia To Appear In “Resistance”
    While Disney’s upcoming animated series “Star Wars: Resistance” will mostly focus on new faces to the franchise, at least three characters (and their respective actors) from the modern trilogy have been confirmed to be involved – Poe Dameron…
    - 20 hours ago19 Aug 18, 7:00pm -
  • “Crazy Rich Asians” Gets A Strong Start
    It didn’t break any records or perform so well it’ll start a whole new trend, but the old-fashioned rom-com formula meets full Asian cast of “Crazy Rich Asians” worked very well at the U.S. box-office this weekend. Opening earlier than most o…
    - 20 hours ago19 Aug 18, 6:51pm -
  • Spacey’s “Boy’s Club” Opens To $500 Only
    Its got hot young talent like “Baby Driver” star Ansel Elgort and “Kingsman” lead Taron Egerton along with solid supporting names like Emma Roberts, Jeremy Irvine, Billie Lourd, Cary Elwes and Judd Nelson. But ensemble crime-drama “Billiona…
    - 24 hours ago19 Aug 18, 3:14pm -
  • Fall 2018 TV Series Premiere Dates
    The new Fall TV season is set to kick off shortly with series both old and new set to be launched in the United States over the next few weeks. With so many show on it can prove a bit confusing as to when specifically each of these shows will premier…
    - 1 day ago19 Aug 18, 2:28pm -
  • Blumhouse Teases Its Horror Franchise Future

    - 1 day ago19 Aug 18, 4:53am -
  • NVIDIA Graphics Card Leaks Tease The Future
    Graphics card manufacturer NVIDIA has been stealing the tech headlines this past week with the unveiling of its new series of Turing-based graphics cards which include what is dubbed the holy grail of graphics – real-time ray tracing. First teased…
    - 1 day ago19 Aug 18, 4:50am -
  • Fourteen More Films Set On A Desktop Planned
    “Wanted” director Timur Bekmambetov has found himself the godfather of a whole new sub-genre of filmmaking dubbed ‘Screen Life,’ one in which the entire film’s narrative unfolds across a computer desktop. The trend began with horror thrille…
    - 1 day ago19 Aug 18, 3:12am -
  • Paget Brewster Is Della Duck In “DuckTales”
    “Criminal Minds” star Paget Brewster is set to become a fully fledged recurring star on the next season of Disney’s “DuckTales” reboot, reprising the role she briefly played in the first season finale. Brewster plays Della Duck, the long-mi…
    - 1 day ago19 Aug 18, 3:10am -

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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…
    - 28 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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