About vfxblog


Thanks for visiting vfxblog, the website of visual effects journalist Ian Failes.

I’m a freelance VFX – animation – filmmaking – VR – gaming writer. For five years I was a senior writer at fxguide.com, the premiere online location for in-depth visual effects news and information.

Some of the publications I contribute to include Cartoon Brew, 3DArtist, OnePerfectShot, Thrillist, Inverse, Digital Arts,  MovieMaker, Empire Magazine Australia and Develop.

My first book, Masters of FX, was published by Ilex and Focal Press in August 2015. This full-colour 192 page book features interviews with 16 of the world’s best visual effects supervisors and the films they’ve worked on.


I also collect memorabilia from the movie Speed (it’s true), and I unnecessarily quote movie lines with my lame friends at every opportunity.

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