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Cinesite Animation Becomes a Feature Production Powerhouse with ‘Klaus’

CG-animated feature directed by ‘Despicable Me’ co-creator Sergio Pablos enters production at London-based VFX house’s animation division lodged in a new 54,000 square-foot studio located in downtown Montréal.

Awards Headline News

Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 14th Annual VES Awards

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is the big winner, garnering four awards, with ‘The Revenant’ close behind with three wins; ‘The Good Dinosaur,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ and SSE each take home three awards.

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Box Office Report: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ On Top with $41 Million

DreamWorks Animation’s threequel scores the biggest animated opening of all time in China with $58.3 million; ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ nears $2 billion worldwide.

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1stAveMachine Reimagines the Zoetrope for Stella Artois

London-based production company reinvents the practical illusion of motion known as a zoetrope in new global social impact campaign from Stella Artois called ‘Buy a Lady a Drink.’

Gnomon Headline News

Gnomon Live Australia Presents ‘The Art of Entertainment’ March 4-6

Curated by Gnomon founder and director Alex Alvarez, first-class lineup of Los Angeles-based VFX artists includes Jonathan Berube, Alexandre Lopes Cancado, Dylan Ekren, Devon Fay and Brandon Fayette.

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PGA Announces 2016 Producers Guild Award Winners

Jonas Rivera receives the award for outstanding producer of animated theatrical motion pictures for Pixar Animation Studio’s ‘Inside Out’; ‘Game of Thrones’ wins the Norman Felton Award for outstanding producer of episodic television, drama.

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‘Giant’ Delivers Cinematic VR Experience at Sundance

Five-minute VR film experience created by developers Jack Caron, Todd Bryant, Omer Shapira and Uros Otasevic and shot in 6K is rendered using the Unreal Engine 4 game engine accelerated by NVIDIA Quadro M6000 GPUs.

Warner Bros. films Headline News

WATCH: Warner Bros. Unveils New ‘Suicide Squad’ Trailer

With visual effects provided by MPC, Sony Pictures Imageworks and Ollin Studio, new trailer provides a closer look at the film’s main characters, including the elusive Joker.

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Luma Pictures Unveils New VFX Show Reel

With more than 80 feature films spanning over a decade, Luma Pictures has made its mark with CG characters, simulations, and environments that have hit the big screen on tentpoles such as ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and Pharrell William’s ‘Freedom’ music video.

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MPC Creates Seamless Effects for ‘Spectre’

Led by MPC VFX Supervisor Mark Curtis and Producer Laura Schultz, MPC’s global team worked closely with director Sam Mendes and Production VFX Supervisor Steve Begg, covering three key sequences in the snowy Austrian Alps and the deserts of Morocco.

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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Wins Big at 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ wins nine critics’ awards, including best director and best visual effects; Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ wins best animated feature; Netflix series ‘BoJack Horseman’ wins best animation series.

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Hammerhead Taps Redshift to Render Cameron Crowe's ‘Aloha’

Creative studio harnesses the power of GPU-accelerated, biased renderer to deliver high-quality visuals at a fraction of the time compared to traditional render solutions.

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Pioneering Performance Capture Companies to Host Los Angeles Open House Event

Leading motion- and facial-capture companies Animatrik Film Design, Dimensional Imaging (DI4D), and Technoprops to host Open House events January 19-22 in Del Rey, CA.

Awards Headline News

Cinesite Delivers Invisible Effects for ‘The Revenant’

Under the lead of VFX supervisor Nicolas Chevallier, Cinesite provides digital matte paintings and set extensions, fluid and particle simulations, character animation, lighting, compositing and more for director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s ‘The Revenant.’

Shotgun Software Headline News

Visual Effects Society Manages VES Awards Production with Shotgun

From submission to entry vetting and voting, production tracking, review, and asset management software Shotgun is the center of awards tracking and management process.

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