SIGGRAPH announces the complete lineup for this year’s Production Sessions program for its 42nd annual conference, set for August 9-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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New alliance gives the two VFX houses a combined staff of over 525 artists worldwide, with capacity for 675 at their studios in London, Vancouver and Montréal.
Former Fox communications executive Dan Berger fills the void left by Chip Sullivan, who departed DWA in April for a job at NBC.
Led by VFX Supervisor Seth Maury and VFX Producer Laura Schultz, MPC Vancouver completed 250 shots for Shawn Levy’s ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.’
In this four-part interview from FMX 2015, Christopher Townsend, the overall VFX Supervisor on ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ provides a detailed overview of the key components of the Marvel Studios tentpole.
Australian animation and visual effects studio completes more than 1,000 shots for Seth MacFarlane’s raunchy sequel, ‘Ted 2.’
In this two-part interview from FMX 2015, Digital Domain founder and former CEO Scott Ross discusses the major issues affecting today’s visual effects industry, including flawed economic models, lack of a trade association, studio wage collusion, and government subsidies.
With an extensive list of credits including ‘Jupiter Ascending,’ ‘The Best of Me,’ ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ ‘Riddick,’ ‘White House Down’ and ‘Underworld Awakening,’ Marc A. Rousseau joins Cinesite’s Montréal Studio as VFX Executive Producer.
Universal's ‘Jurassic World’ holds off Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ for the second weekend in a row; Seth MacFarlane R-rated comedy sequel ‘Ted 2’ underwhelms with $33 million debut.
The Academy invites 26 new members to join the Short Films and Feature Animation branch; 23 new members are invited to join the Visual Effects branch.
DreamWorks Animation’s AwesomenessTV appoints Chapter One Films founder Matt Kaplan to head newly launched feature film division, Awesomeness Films.
The Academy ups the number of eligible films in the VFX category to 20; Short films qualifying via a theatrical release must now have a theater run in Los Angeles County for at least seven consecutive days with at least one screening per day.
Blackmagic digital film cameras were used to shoot scenes and stunt work in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ while Fusion Studio was used for compositing and to help create action sequences for ‘Spy’ and ‘Barely Lethal.’
Universal and Legendary Pictures’ ‘Jurassic World’ ends Pixar's number-one opening winning streak, but ‘Inside Out’ exceeds expectations to score the top debut of all time for an original Pixar title.
Hollywood-based VFX house Flash Film Works relies on Fusion Studio from Blackmagic Design for compositing work on car chases, helicopter stunts and intricate fight scenes for 20th Century Fox’s ‘Spy.’
‘Interstellar’ VFX supervisor Andrew Lockley details how his team used cineSync to help develop the groundbreaking visual effects for numerous Christopher Nolan films.
Walt Disney Animation Studios celebrates its upcoming projects and its legacy through show-stopping presentations, engaging panels and immersive experiences at D23 EXPO 2015.
Universal’s long-awaited dinosaur feature beats out the May 2012 launch of ‘The Avengers’ with a $208.8 million domestic debut, and becomes the first film to cross $500 million worldwide in a single weekend.
Costing $180 million to produce, Brad Bird’s live action fantasy adventure could see up to $140 million in losses by the time it finishes its global rollout.
As one of the main visual effects vendors on the film, Method Studios delivers 247 complex VFX shots for ‘San Andreas,’ including the entire downtown Los Angeles sequence, in which an earthquake decimates the city.
Unique, annual five-day festival for digital artists running September 15-19 announces a fresh line-up of 31 renowned speakers, regional meet-ups, and THU TV.
Los Angeles-based independent filmmaker Pablo Fernández Eyre creates an animated tribute to George Miller’s ‘Mad Max: Fury Road.’
Leading DI house colorist Stephen Nakamura employs Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve for D-Cinema and Dolby Vision color grades for director Brad Bird’s sci-fi adventure ‘Tomorrowland.’
New television ad for Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ reveals additional footage, showcasing the film’s humorous edge but still packed with plenty of action.