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  • WONDER WOMAN: Alex Wuttke – VFX Supervisor – Double Negative
    In 2015, Alex Wuttke explained to us about the work of Double Negative on ANT-MAN. Then he worked on SPECTRE.The post WONDER WOMAN: Alex Wuttke – VFX Supervisor – Double Negative appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 14 hours ago27 Jun 17, 3:00pm -
  • WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
    Brand new trailer for WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES: The VFX are made by: Weta Digital (VFX Supervisors: Joe Letteri and Dan Lemmon) Director: Matt Reeves Release Date: 14 July 2017 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2016The post WAR FOR…
    - 15 hours ago27 Jun 17, 2:00pm -
  • THE DARK TOWER
    Cool featurette about THE DARK TOWER: The VFX are made by: MPC RISE Visual Effects Studios Pixel Playground The Production VFX Supervisor is Nicolas Aithadi. Director: Nikolaj Arcel Release Date: 4 August 2017 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX…
    - 16 hours ago27 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
  • THE FOREIGNER
    Nice trailer for THE FOREIGNER featuring Jackie Chan: The VFX are made by: Peerless Camera Company (VFX Supervisor: Paul Round) Director: Martin Campbell Release Date: 13 October 2017 (USA) © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post THE FOR…
    - 2 days ago26 Jun 17, 4:00pm -
  • BOLSHOY: VFX Breakdown by CGF
    Really nice VFX Breakdown by CGF about their work on BOLSHOY: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post BOLSHOY: VFX Breakdown by CGF appeared first on The Art of VFX.
    - 2 days ago26 Jun 17, 2:00pm -
  • AU REVOIR LA-HAUT
    Here is the teaser for the new movie by Albert Dupontel, AU REVOIR LA-HAUT: The VFX are made by: Mikros Image The Production VFX Supervisor is Cedric Fayolle. Director: Albert Dupontel Release Date: 25 October 2017 (France) © Vincent Frei – The Ar…
    - 2 days ago26 Jun 17, 10:00am -
  • LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Episode 207): VFX Breakdown by Deluxe’s Encore
    Encore have released this VFX Breakdown about their work on the episode 207 of LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Episode 207): VFX Breakdown by Deluxe’s Encore appeared first on The Art o…
    - 5 days ago23 Jun 17, 4:00pm -
  • VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS
    Brand new TV Spot for VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS: The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisor: Philippe Rebours) Weta Digital (VFX Supervisors: Joe Letteri & Martin Hill) Rodeo FX (VFX Supervisor: Francois Dumoulin)…
    - 5 days ago23 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
  • THE LAST KINGDOM – Season 2: VFX Breakdown by BlueBolt
    BlueBolt presents their work on the season 2 of THE LAST KINGDOM: WANT TO KNOW MORE? BlueBolt: Dedicated page about THE LAST KINGDOM on BlueBolt website. © Vincent Frei – The Art of VFX – 2017The post THE LAST KINGDOM – Season 2: VFX Breakdow…
    - 6 days ago22 Jun 17, 12:00pm -
  • GAME OF THRONES Season 7
    Brand new trailer for GAME OF THRONES: The VFX are made by: El Ranchito Iloura Image Engine Mackevision Pixomondo Rhythm & Hues Rodeo FX The Production VFX Supervisor is Joe Bauer and the VFX Producer is Steve Kullback. Release Date: July 16, 2017 (H…
    - 6 days ago21 Jun 17, 7:00pm -

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  • Bumblebee’s new groove, and new move
    ILM’s Scott Farrar has worked on each one of the Transformers films, and for The Last Knight, I asked him about Bumblebee’s newest kind of transformation. Check it out at Cartoon Brew.
    - 1 day ago26 Jun 17, 8:42pm -
  • Breaking down Princess Ahmanet’s 5 stages in ‘The Mummy’
    One of the key visual effects components of Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy was the Mummy herself – Princess Ahmanet – seen in 5 various stages as she re-generates from her entombed and emaciated state into a more human-esque appearance. Some shots o…
    - 4 days ago24 Jun 17, 1:45am -
  • Anatomy of a scene: fleeing the undead in ‘The Mummy’
    In one incredible action scene in Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy, Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis’ characters take control of an ambulance while being pursued by several undead and Princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella). The high-octane chase sees Nick Mor…
    - 6 days ago22 Jun 17, 7:31am -
  • How that incredible animated mural in ‘Wonder Woman’ was made
    Perhaps taking inspiration from The Tale of the Three Brothers animation in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Wonder Woman has its own animated sequence. This is seen early in the film when the history of the Amazon women warriors, and…
    - 7 days ago21 Jun 17, 12:59am -
  • The story behind Oats Studios’ ‘Rakka’
    Neill Blomkamp has started an experimental studio and their first released short film is Rakka. VFX supe Chris Harvey kindly sat down with me for an interview, at Cartoon Brew.
    - 7 days ago20 Jun 17, 11:09pm -
  • Why I think you should attend the VIEW Conference
    Take it from me, if you want to get a handle on some of the best visual effects, animation, games and VR content being produced right now, come to Turin, Italy in October for the VIEW Conference. Some big, big projects will be the subject of discussi…
    - 8 days ago19 Jun 17, 11:10pm -
  • This means war
    For Cartoon Brew, I found out about how the war scenes were orchestrated by the vfx teams in Wonder Woman. Check out the article here.
    - 8 days ago19 Jun 17, 11:03pm -
  • The forgotten freeze-frame moments from ‘Batman & Robin’
    The film might have a notorious place in the history of comic book adaptations, but Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin, released in 1997, is notable for some innovative visual effects work. In particular, the ‘frozen in time’ moments arising fro…
    - 9 days ago18 Jun 17, 11:15pm -
  • The pros behind game cinematics
    3D Artist magazine asked me to dive into the expert game cinematics approaches by Blur, Plastic Wax and Realtime UK – check out the newest issue with the resulting article here.
    - 10 days ago18 Jun 17, 6:31am -
  • ‘Predator’ is 30: VFX supe Joel Hynek recalls the days of optical compositing, thermal cameras and *that* red suit
    John McTiernan’s Predator is perhaps most fondly remembered for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s line, ‘Get to the chopper!’ But it also featured some incredibly memorable optical effects, crafted by R/Greenberg Associates and overseen by visual effec…
    - 15 days ago12 Jun 17, 10:42pm -

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  • newR.I.P. Michael Nyqvist
    Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist has died at age 56 following a battle with lung cancer. Nyqvist is survived by his wife and two children. Making a name for himself on 1997 Swedish cop drama series “Beck,” Nyqvist followed that up with a notable fil…
    - 7 hours ago27 Jun 17, 10:21pm -
  • newHugh Jackman To Play Senator Gary Hart
    Hugh Jackman is set to take on the role of former Senator Gary Hart in Jason Reitman’s biopic about Hart titled “The Frontrunner”. Hart served as a U.S. senator from Colorado from 1975 to 1987, but is most famous for his two bids for the presid…
    - 7 hours ago27 Jun 17, 10:19pm -
  • new“Infinity War” Set Photos Show New Suit
    New set photos have been popping up from Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” in Atlanta. The photos see Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) joining forces with Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), and Wong (Benedi…
    - 9 hours ago27 Jun 17, 7:41pm -
  • newCaplan Joins “Das Boot” Sequel Series
    Lizzy Caplan (“Masters of Sex”) and August Wittgenstein (“The Crown”) will join Rick Okon (“Tatort”) in cable broadcaster Sky’s $28 million event series sequel to the 1981 film classic “Das Boot” and its source novel by Lothar-Gunth…
    - 10 hours ago27 Jun 17, 7:38pm -
  • newWarners Considered A “Superman: Red Son” Pitch?
    It’s not clear if it’s still being pursued, but a social media conversation has led to the reveal that Warner Bros. Pictures has been looking into a live-action feature film adaptation of the iconic comic “Superman: Red Son”. The comic was a…
    - 10 hours ago27 Jun 17, 7:34pm -
  • new“Star Trek: Discovery” Details & Frakes Directing
    Riker himself, actor/director Jonathan Frakes, has been revealed as a director of an upcoming episode of CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Discovery”. Frakes has directed plenty of “Star Trek” episodes in the past, along with two films (“Star T…
    - 10 hours ago27 Jun 17, 7:32pm -
  • new“The Batman” Film Gets Arkham Inspiration?

    - 10 hours ago27 Jun 17, 7:30pm -
  • newYoutube Orders “Jumper” Sequel Series
    YouTube has given a series order to “Impulse,” a series adaptation of the third novel in Steven Gould’s “Jumper” series. Maddie Hasson plays Henry, a rebellious 16-year-old girl who has always felt different from her peers and has longed to…
    - 10 hours ago27 Jun 17, 7:28pm -
  • newFinal UK Trailer: “War for the Planet of the Apes”
    Int he wake of the glowing reviews from early press screenings, 20th Century Fox has released one last international trailer for Matt Reeves’ “War For The Planet Of The Apes” which opens next month around the world. The third chapter sees Caesa…
    - 10 hours ago27 Jun 17, 7:26pm -
  • newAnsel Elgort Is JFK In “Mayday 109”
    “Baby Driver” star Ansel Elgort has been set to play a young John F. Kennedy Jr., before his days as U.S. President, in “Mayday 109” for Thunder Road Pictures and FlynnPictureCo. The true story drama deals with young JFK’s feats of heroism…
    - 10 hours ago27 Jun 17, 7:25pm -
  • newAMC Renews “Saul,” Sets “Halt” S4 Premiere
    AMC has renewed the “Breaking Bad” prequel series “Better Call Saul” for a fourth season. The Bob Odenkirk-led series was nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards and is the third most watched scripted cable drama so far this year among view…
    - 10 hours ago27 Jun 17, 7:21pm -
  • “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” Trailer Teased
    And the teasers for trailers just keep coming today. Along with “The Greatest Showman” trailer tomorrow and the “Inhumans” trailer on Thursday, the first trailer for the Dwayne Johnson-led “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is also coming t…
    - 12 hours ago27 Jun 17, 4:49pm -

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  • 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…
    - 25 days ago3 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: 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…
    - 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 -
  • 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 -