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  • newTOMORROWLAND: Craig Hammack – VFX Supervisor – ILM
    Craig Hammack begins his career in visual effects at ILM in 1997. He works on projects such as TITANIC, STAR WARS: EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST or STAR TREK. He then became VFX Supervisor on THE LAST A…
    - 11 hours ago25 May 15, 2:00pm -
  • THE PAINTED VEIL: VFX Breakdown
    Animal Logic have released this nice VFX breakdown about their invisible work on THE PAINTED VEIL (click on the picture below to watch it): Key Credits RELEASED: 2006 STUDIO: Warner Bros. DIRECTOR: John Curran PRODUCERS: Sara Colleton, Jean-Francois…
    - 14 hours ago25 May 15, 11:31am -
  • TOMORROWLAND: Video by Wired
    Nice video by Wired featuring Francois Lambert, Compositing Supervisor, that explains the beautiful work of Industrial Light & Magic on TOMORROWLAND: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 2 days ago24 May 15, 1:03pm -
  • BLACK MASS
    Excellent new trailer for BLACK MASS: The VFX are made by: Zero VFX (VFX Supervisor : Sean Devereaux) Director: Scott Cooper Release Date: 18 September 2015 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 3 days ago23 May 15, 11:00am -
  • KINGSMAN – THE SECRET SERVICE: Making Of by BUF
    BUF created explosions of heads in this cool making of about their work on KINGSMAN – THE SECRET SERVICE: WANT TO KNOW MORE? BUF: Dedicated page about KINGSMAN – THE SECRET SERVICE on BUF website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 4 days ago22 May 15, 1:09pm -
  • MACBETH
    Nice battle clip from MACBETH: The VFX are made by: BlueBolt (VFX Supervisor : Angela Barson) Director: Justin Kurzel Release Date: 2 October 2015 (UK) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 4 days ago22 May 15, 12:42pm -
  • JURASSIC WORLD
    More new VFX shots in this TV Spot for JURASSIC WORLD: The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisor : Tim Alexander) Image Engine (VFX Supervisor : Martyn Culpitt) Hybride (VFX Supervisors : Philippe Théroux & Joseph Kasparian) Tipp…
    - 4 days ago21 May 15, 3:00pm -
  • Taylor Swift: Bad Blood
    Joseph Kahn directed BAD BLOOD for Taylor Swift full of references and VFX made by Ingenuity Engine: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Ingenuity Engine: Dedicated page about BAD BLOOD on Ingenuity Engine website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 5 days ago21 May 15, 7:50am -
  • AVENGERS – AGE OF ULTRON: Christopher Townsend – Production VFX Supervisor
    In 2013, Christopher Townsend had explained in detail his work on the third IRON MAN movie. He is back on a new Marvel movie with the sequel for The Avengers, AVENGERS - AGE OF ULTRON.
    - 5 days ago20 May 15, 2:00pm -
  • VIRTUS
    Impressive teaser for VIRTUS with the VFX made by Fat Face Production: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2015
    - 6 days ago20 May 15, 12:00pm -

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  • newFukunaga No Longer Helming "It" Films
    It terrible news, acclaimed "True Detective" and "Jane Eyre" helmer Cary Fukunaga has dropped out of his proposed two-film adaptation of Stephen King's horror tale "It" after being attached to the project for three years.Fukunaga was adamant that t…
    - 5 hours ago25 May 15, 8:10pm -
  • new"Justice League: Mortal" Doco Planned
    Following in the wake of such films as "Jodorowsky's Dune" and "The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?," a new feature-length documentary is in the works about "Justice League Mortal," the DC Comics adaptation that "Mad Max: Fury Road" helmer Ge…
    - 5 hours ago25 May 15, 8:01pm -
  • newTrailer: Black Mass

    - 6 hours ago25 May 15, 7:00pm -
  • newTrailer: The Fantastic Four
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    - 6 hours ago25 May 15, 6:58pm -
  • newChanning Tatum Talks His "Gambit" Love
    Channing Tatum has begun doing the first press for "Magic Mike XXL" with a new interview appearing in the latest issue of Empire Magazine.Of course, the topic of Tatum's imminent arrival in the X-Men onscreen universe came up with Tatum slated to p…
    - 11 hours ago25 May 15, 2:10pm -
  • new"Magic Mike XXL" To Be Extra Racy
    In a time where pretty much every flavour of pornography ever made is only a few clicks away, the idea of a studio pushing a film as 'racy' seems laughable. From the underwhelming light bondage of "Fifty Shades of Grey" to the first "Magic Mike" fil…
    - 11 hours ago25 May 15, 2:08pm -
  • new"Daredevil" Is Netflix's Top Rated Series
    The release of Marvel's "Daredevil" series on Netflix has not only been the most watched TV series launch on the service, it has also earned the honor of being its highest rated.Business Insider reports that "Daredevil" has become the highest rated…
    - 11 hours ago25 May 15, 2:06pm -
  • newHarley Quinn Was To Be Big On "Arrow"
    The second season of The CW's "Arrow" saw a super brief and unnamed appearance from iconic DC Comics villainess Harley Quinn. Shot only from the back, it was a single joke bit that many hoped would be the precursor to something more. With the third…
    - 11 hours ago25 May 15, 2:05pm -
  • Post-Edgar "Ant-Man" Is "More American"
    When Marvel Studios' "Ant-Man" film switched out beloved British filmmaker Edgar Wright with American director Peyton Reed at the helm, there was plenty of people quite upset about the change at first - one of them being cast member Evangeline Lilly.…
    - 13 hours ago25 May 15, 12:20pm -
  • Jaden Smith Linked To "Static Shock" Again
    Back in October came news that Warner Bros. Pictures and their new digital production branch Blue Ribbon Content were developing a live-action web series based on the DC Comics title "Static Shock".In the comics, Static (aka Virgil Ovid Hawkins) is…
    - 13 hours ago25 May 15, 12:19pm -
  • "Twin Peaks" Revival Episode Count Doubled
    The other week came great news - that David Lynch would not only be involved in Showtime's "Twin Peaks" revival, but that the original order had been expanded.It was touch and go there for a while with Lynch seemingly dropping out with the premium…
    - 14 hours ago25 May 15, 11:20am -
  • "Agent Carter" To Go Lighter Next Year
    Hayley Atwell appeared at Comicpalooza recently where the star of ABC's "Agent Carter" not only confirmed that the Marvel show's second season will feature a higher ten episode count, but that the tone of the new season will be something warmer and q…
    - 14 hours ago25 May 15, 11:19am -

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  • newTomorrowland Plants Its Flag At The Top Of The US Box Office Charts
    Poltergeist haunts fifthTomorrowland (full UK title Tomorrowland: A World Beyond) might tempt us with the idea of a bright future, but the box office prospects for Disney’s prestige adventure project aren’t exactly rosy. And that’s despite taki…
    - 2 hours ago25 May 15, 11:23pm -
  • newCary Fukunaga No Longer Directing The New It
    He's departed the adaptation of Stephen King's horrorThough it more recently looked like the new film version of Stephen King’s It was well on track, with True Detective’s Cary Fukunaga talking up his plans to make two movies from the story of an…
    - 2 hours ago25 May 15, 11:23pm -
  • newNew Point Break Poster Online
    The only law that matters is gravityThe first proper look at the new Point Break was unveiled last month, shortly after Warner Bros. showed off footage at this year’s CinemaCon event. But while we’ve seen the film’s two leads, the new poster sh…
    - 2 hours ago25 May 15, 11:07pm -
  • newAlicia Vikander In Talks For The New Bourne Film
    And Assassin's CreedAlicia Vikander has been busy already this year and still has a few films left on her schedule for 2015. She’s now looking ahead to future projects, and appears set to keep the big titles rolling in, entering talks to co-star in…
    - 9 hours ago25 May 15, 4:09pm -
  • Exclusive: Three New Ant-Man Stills
    Fresh from the new issue of Empire... Paul Rudd, in his Ant-Man shrinking-and-embiggening suit, is the star of the new issue of Empire, on shelves on Thursday, May 28. To whet your appetites for Marvel's upcoming miniature man of action, here are thr…
    - 17 hours ago25 May 15, 8:25am -
  • Anne Meara 1929-2015
    Comedy legend and actress was 85Though best known to audiences as the wife of Jerry Stiller and mother of Ben, Anne Meara was an accomplished actor, writer and comedian. She died on Saturday at the age of 85. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Meara got he…
    - 1 day ago24 May 15, 10:37pm -
  • Now You See Me 3 In The Works
    Before the second film is even outThe surprise success of the first stage-magicians-pulling-a-heist thriller Now You See Me naturally led to the greenlight for a second film, which is a year away from release. But Lionsgate is apparently already so c…
    - 1 day ago24 May 15, 10:21pm -
  • Cannes: Jacques Audiard's Dheepan Wins Palme d'Or
    The Lobster scuttles off with the Jury Prize at the 2015 ceremonyThe 68th Cannes Film Festival has wound down after 12 days of premieres screenings and controversies about shoe policies, and all that was left was the award ceremony to wrap things u…
    - 1 day ago24 May 15, 10:21pm -
  • Michael Rooker Reports To The Belko Experiment
    Reuniting with James Gunn for the horror picIt’s hardly the most surprising piece of casting news given their long professional association, so we’re more shocked it took this long for James Gunn to announce. But announce it he has: Michael Rooke…
    - 1 day ago24 May 15, 6:13pm -
  • Netflix Plans A Very (Bill) Murray Christmas
    Spend the Yuletide with the Scrooged star...As if Bill Murray wasn’t already a festive tradition for many of Team Empire thanks to Scrooged, he’s now ready to crash that Yuletide staple, the Christmas special. Netflix is backing A Very Murray Chr…
    - 1 day ago24 May 15, 6:13pm -
  • Amy Schumer Teams With Paul Feig For A New Comedy
    She'll re-write and star, he'll produceShe’s making the leap from successful stand-up and TV series writer/star to film lead this summer. And Amy Schumer already has her eye on a future project: she’s aboard to co-write and star in a new comedy t…
    - 1 day ago24 May 15, 6:13pm -
  • New Images From The Wet Hot American Summer Prequel
    Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler and more are back at campIt might have been more of a post-cinema release cult hit, but Wet Hot American Summer boasted so much comedy acting talent packed into its cast that it was somehow natural that someone would try to bri…
    - 1 day ago24 May 15, 6:13pm -

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  • Wikileaks Creates Searchable Database For Sony Leaks
    From the press release: https://wikileaks.org/sony/press/ 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…
    - 39 days ago16 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…
    - 41 days ago14 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…
    - 63 days ago23 Mar 15, 10:57pm -
  • Francis L. Camacho Memorial Fund
    VFX artist Francis L. Camacho recently passed away in Montreal. His family has created a memorial fund that you can donate to. http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/francis-l-camacho-memorial-fund-/304803#.VNo083–X00.facebook While I didn’…
    - 10 Feb 15, 9:30pm -
  • VFX Artists Pen Piece Claiming Industry Discriminates Against Women
    TechCrunch posted an article by VFX artists Sonya Teich and Raqi Syed entitled Visual Effects: The Gender Bias Behind The Screen. The authors present a case that the reason for the low participation rate of women in the visual effects industry and…
    - 4 Feb 15, 11:10am -
  • The Irony As DreamWorks Closes PDI & Sheds 500 Jobs
    In the same week that ADAPT announced an end to its legal effort, DreamWorks Animation announced the closure of PDI and the shedding of 500 jobs. Sad news and you could cut the irony with a knife. ADAPT’s legal effort to mitigate the use of subsidi…
    - 23 Jan 15, 4:47am -
  • ADAPT Legal Effort On Subsidies Ends
    For the past year, Scott Ross and I (Daniel Lay), as well as others that cannot be named, have been lobbying the Visual Effects industry along with others to support the formation of ADAPT, a trade organization as well as a legal case that would pena…
    - 19 Jan 15, 8:48pm -
  • Keep Digging
    I was contacted by some in the media. The reporter admitted they lack the technical abilities which many of you VFX pros have to actually find out what’s out there in the Sony hack. This made me realize something: VFX pros are the only ones in the…
    - 6 Dec 14, 8:24pm -
  • Sony Hack Reveals Croner VFX Animation & Games Industry Wages
    Yesterday 25GB of data in the sony hack was made available for download. The data unfortunately contains extremely sensitive and personal information. If you worked at Sony it’s pretty safe to say your private information including your ssn have b…
    - 4 Dec 14, 6:08am -
  • Sony Hack May Reveal Sensitive Imageworks VFX Info
    Just arrived back to the US after a trip to Australia and as many of you know, there was quite a big story concerning a data security breach at Sony Pictures. A text file was released containing a huge list of names of file the hackers claimed to…
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