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A Time for Thanksgiving

A Time for Thanksgiving

What We Are Grateful For This Year We love Thanksgiving-- it's such a great time to pause, reflect, and embrace gratitude.  We've been doing some fun things over Slack these past few days and thought we'd share with you what we are thinking about.  Our entire company...

Never Forget 9/11

Never Forget 9/11

Today we honor all of those who lost their lives, lost loved ones, and are still haunted either physically, mentally, or both by the events of 9/11.  This year marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took place in New York and Washington on September...

SEE Season 2 Has Arrived on Apple TV+

SEE Season 2 Has Arrived on Apple TV+

SEE season 2 has arrived on Apple TV+ as of August 27, 2021.  In a short amount of time, it has already set a new ratings benchmark for the streamer.   Awarded the Ruderman Family Foundation Seal of Authentic Representation, See is set in a brutal and primitive...

Vegas, The Mandalorian, & New Virtual Realities

Vegas, The Mandalorian, & New Virtual Realities

Image by Lothar Dieterich from Pixabay   When we hear the phrase “virtual reality” we tend to think of individual headsets and the video games and other applications they enable. These are indeed what most people are referring to when they talk about virtual...

The Chicken Bone FX 2021 Reel is Here!

The Chicken Bone FX 2021 Reel is Here!

We hope you enjoy our new VFX reel for 2021.  This reel gives you a taste of what kept Chicken Bone FX busy in 2020. We are incredibly proud of being Netflix's sole visual effects partner on The Queen's Gambit, which has won numerous awards already: Golden Globe -...

New Year and New Crowd Duplication Reel

New Year and New Crowd Duplication Reel

Happy New Year! Chicken Bone FX would like to thank our production and artist crews for their involvement and participation in many projects this year! Your relentless pursuit of quality, artistry and community are noticed and greatly appreciated in this crazy time. ...

“The Queen’s Gambit” Trailer

“The Queen’s Gambit” Trailer

We are very excited to see some visual effects in the recently released, "The Queen's Gambit" trailer. Debuting October 23rd on Netflix, "The Queen's Gambit" stars Anya Taylor-Joy ("Split," "Emma") as Beth Harmon, a unicorn in the 1950's world of competitive chess who...

Chicken Bone Makeup Reel 2020

Chicken Bone Makeup Reel 2020

Our makeup reel includes scenes from Westworld and Netflix shows we've been working on. CG Relighting Impractical Makeup Fixes Hybrid Creature Makeup Full CG Face and Limb Replacements Beautification Aging/De-Aging [video width="960" height="640"...

Set Extensions As Part of Virtual Production

Set Extensions As Part of Virtual Production

Virtual production (VP) uses a few robust MX and gaming technologies to facilitate the creation or augmentation of fully 3D environments to allow assets like set extensions–similar to the ones pictured here– to be rendered alternatively in real-time on set giving directors, production designers, and art directors ready access to digital toolsets.

VFX Can Do More Now Than Ever

VFX Can Do More Now Than Ever

As TV and film production resumes with new safety protocols in place, VFX capabilities such as crowd duplication to digitally create large crowds and virtual location technology to re-create set locations & backgrounds can help solve social distancing and other new production issues in the post-COVID world.

New Crowd Duplication Reel

New Crowd Duplication Reel

We've got a new crowd duplication reel to share with you.  #crowdreplication #crowdduplication #crowdsimulation https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC39UcQaGHHreTd7QxGLiBmw  [video width="1280" height="720"...

Behind the Scenes: Westworld

Behind the Scenes: Westworld

The Chicken Bone FX team thought this was one of the more interesting shots in the work we’ve done on the Westworld series.

Chicken Bone Visual Effects Reel 2020

Chicken Bone Visual Effects Reel 2020

  The Chicken Bone Visual Effects 2020 Reel highlights our work with HBO, AMC, Marvel, Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, Warner Bros., and NBC, to name a few.  Our experienced VFX teams in LA and NYC deliver the highest caliber visual effects for the best TV and Film...

Chicken Bone’s COVID-19 Announcement

Here at CBFX, we place the utmost importance on the health of our employees and clients. To ensure everyone's safety, we have taken the necessary precautions in response to the recent COVID-19 outbreak by having our in-house employees work remotely and we will...