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(500) Days Director Casts Web on Next Spidey

Deadline Hollywood reports that Marc Webb ((500) DAYS OF SUMMER) is Sony's lead choice to helm the reboot of the SPIDER-MAN franchise. SPIDEY producers and exec find that Webb showed an understanding of young people in SUMMER, which fits well with the new high school set direction for the franchise. Screenwriter Jamie Vanderbilt has brought Peter Parker back to his teens. Other directors on Sony's list include heavyweights like James Cameron, David Fincher, and Wes Anderson.

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NVIDIA Collaborates With Weta to Accelerate Visual Effects for Avatar

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 7:27am

Avatar, the breakthrough stereoscopic 3-D feature film from James Cameron and Twentieth Century Fox opened on December 18, 2009 with a record breaking opening weekend of over $77 million for any 3-D movie, and grossing over $1 billion worldwide since then.

Digital Headline News

Digital Domain Announces Vancouver Leadership Team

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 7:12am

Academy Award-winning digital studio Digital Domain announced the key management team at its new visual effects outpost in Vancouver, British Columbia, with Troy Brooks joining as Studio Manager, Arin Finger and Tim Belsher coming aboard as Studio Producer and Pipeline Supervisor, respectively, and veteran Digital Domain staffer Darren Poe serving as Digital Supervisor.

Effects Headline News

PipelineFX Launches Integration With Adobe After Effects

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 7:07am

PipelineFX, makers of Qube! - the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today the addition of advanced features for its render management support that integrates with Adobe After Effects.

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The Third Floor Turns to StudioGPU MachStudio Pro

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 5:43am

As more movies, television shows and games move toward the total Stereoscopic 3-D (S3-D) experience, S3-D is generating unprecedented excitement and interest at the 2010 International CES in Las Vegas this week.

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Sony Scraps Spider-Man 4, Wants to Reboot Franchise

By Matt Kapko | Monday, January 11, 2010 at 3:54pm

Spider-Man 4, which has been showing outward signs of trouble for months, has been killed by Sony Pictures, AIN'T IT COOL NEWS confirmed this afternoon.


Notes from under the Otaku

Change always accompanies the new year. And The Anime Beat is no different. That's right folks, I'm continuously expanding this little dog and pony show!

Digital Headline News

Academy Hands Out Sci-Tech Honors

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 scientific and technical achievements represented by 46 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation at The Beverly Wilshire on Saturday, February 20, 2010.

Universal Headline News

Pharrell Williams to Write Original Songs for Despicable Me

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 10:57am

It was announced today that three-time Grammy Award winner and internationally renowned singer, songwriter, producer and designer Pharrell Williams will write original music for Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s upcoming 3-D CGI feature Despicable Me.

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Ford Uses Hollywood Motion-Capture Software Behind Avatar to Improve Vehicle Designs

By Matt Kapko | Monday, January 4, 2010 at 11:57am

Leaping into the world of virtual engineering, Ford Motor Company now employs the same type of motion-capture technology used to create films like “Avatar,” “Lord of the Rings” and “Shrek” to design vehicles that are more comfortable and enjoyable to drive.

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Hot Spots Showcase 7: The Best in Animated & VFX Commercials

For the seventh year, AWN's Rick DeMott puts together a collection of the best commercials and music videos from the past year submitted by readers.

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Pixel Liberation Front AMPs Up Avatar

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 9:29am

For AVATAR, PLF (Pixel Liberation Front) was charged with designing and animating the monitors and HUDs for the fleet of military aircraft, a handful of shots in the shack set and some set-extension composites. In all, they delivered more than 220 shots.