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FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: Uncharted Territory's Marc Weigert Talks VFX Production Economics at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 2:47pm

Marc Weigert, CEO of Uncharted Territory, talks about economic realities, production strategies and the inherent difficulties in making a good VFX-driven film.

Television Headline News

Inaugural Broadcast Indonesia Event to Debut in Jakarta August 2016

International Digital Multimedia & Entertainment Technology Exhibition & Conference to be held for the first time at the Jakarta International Expo, Indonesia, August 31 through September 3, 2016.

Technology Headline News

RE:Vision Effects Releases RE:Map v3 with GPU Acceleration

Makers of Academy Award-winning software unveil ultimate kit of mapping and distortion tools within Adobe After Effects, The Foundry's NUKE, Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio, and Natron.

FMX Headline News

FMX 2016 Spotlighting Oscar Winner ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Avengers’ VR Experience and More

Filmakademie graduate and Disney/Pixar Character TD Tanja Krampfert discusses the creation of Joy in ‘Inside Out,’ while DoP Patrick Lin illuminates the special camera set-up designed to parallel the main character’s emotional journey.

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: Weta Digital's Joe Letteri Talks 'The Hobbit' and Virtual Production at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 11:12am

Joe Letteri, senior VFX supervisor and studio director at Weta Digital, discusses the use of digital characters and virtual production technology on the three 'Hobbit' films.

FMX 2015 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Pixar's Christophe Hery Talks Lighting on 'Finding Dory' at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 21, 2016 at 5:22pm

Christophe Hery, global tech and research TD at the Pixar Research Group, talks about the importance of new lighting technology on the film 'Finding Dory.'

FMX 2015 VFXWorld

WATCH: Sebastian Sylwan Talks VR Technology Creative Realities at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 18, 2016 at 5:33pm

Sebastian, a visual effects and digital media technologist, discusses consumers' acceptance of virtual reality and what the technology means for creators.

Blackmagic Design Headline News

‘Bakuman’ Feature Taps Fusion Studio for Main-On-End Titles

Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio helps deliver action-packed main-on-end title sequence for Japanese live-action feature based on the hit manga series by Tsugumi Ohba and Ken Obata.

FMX 2015 VFXWorld

WATCH: VES Exec Director Eric Roth Talks VFX Industry Economics at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 5:49pm

Eric Roth, executive director of the Visual Effects Society, discusses recent entertainment industry business trends, how they impact artists and studios and how the VES is addressing membership regarding these critical issues.

Lucasfilm Headline News

Lucasfilm Names Rob Bredow Chief Technology Officer

Former Sony Pictures Imageworks CTO and Visual Effects Supervisor helped launch ILMxLAB, and has worked on films such as ‘Men in Black 3,’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ and ‘Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.’ 

Jobs & Recruiting Headline News

IT Staffing Agency Breed Launches in Los Angeles

New IT staffing agency connects motion picture studios, gaming companies, visual effects houses, post-production facilities and other creative service providers with the industry’s best engineers, IT and pipeline specialists, and programmers.

OptiTrack Headline News

OptiTrack Showcases Wide Area Interactive VR Basketball Experience at GDC 2016

Low latency, high precision motion capture system enables large scale, multi-player VR games with real-time rigid body tracking into Unreal Engine.

Faceware Headline News

The Sequence Group Gears Up with Faceware for ‘Halo: Fall of Reach’

The Sequence Group harnesses Faceware to deliver the emotive performances for animated ‘Halo’ series, ‘The Fall of Reach.’

Walt Disney Animation Studios Headline News

Meet the Women Innovators Who Helped Bring Disney’s ‘Zootopia’ to Life

Look development supervisor Michelle Robinson, animation supervisor Kira Lehtomaki, technical director Heather Pritchett, and XGen leadership team member Ying Liu discuss the technology behind Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest feature.

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