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call for entries Headline News

Cross Channel Film Lab Now Accepting Applications

Open to 20 selected applicants, six-month program designed to train to train filmmakers from the U.K. and France in VFX and Stereo 3D techniques runs June through November 2016; deadline for submissions is March 1.

Awards Headline News

Nominations for 88th Academy Awards Unveiled

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 6:32am

Nominees for Best Animated Feature are ‘Anomalisa,’ ‘Boy and the World,’ ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie,’ and ‘When Marnie Was There.’

Red Giant Headline News

Red Giant Films Presents ‘Go Bag’ VFX Short

Action-packed short film written and directed by Seth Worley showcases masterful visual effects and post-production completed with the help of Red Giant Trapcode Suite, Magic Bullet Suite, Keying Suite and more.

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.

Awards Headline News

ASC Announces 2016 Spotlight Award Nominees

American Society of Cinematographers nominates ‘Beasts of No Nation,’ ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Son of Saul’ for Spotlight Award recognizing outstanding cinematography in feature-length projects screened at festivals, internationally, or in limited theatrical release.

Business Headline News

Pam Lifford Named President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Disney veteran to succeed Brad Globe, who will step down in February after more than a decade overseeing WBCP.

virtual reality Headline News

Inaugural 2016 VR/AR Summit Announces Vision Award Finalists

Competition judges include Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality luminaries from Microsoft, Oculus, Sony, PTC Unity Technologies, University of Southern California and UploadVR.

Awards Headline News

Visual Effects Society Announces Nominees for 14th Annual VES Awards

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ leads feature film nominations; ‘The Peanuts Movie’ is top animated film contender; ‘Game of Thrones’ leads the broadcast field and scores most nominations overall.

Music & Sound Headline News

Cinema Audio Society Announces Nominations for 52nd CAS Awards

Animated feature nominees include ‘The Good Dinosaur,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania 2,’ ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Minions’ and ‘The Peanuts Movie.’

Education & Training Headline News

Student VFX Artists Get Live Critique at PauseFest Battle of the Reels

Event sponsored by Rising Sun Pictures, The Foundry and Tyroe to provide young artists with insight into the minds of visual effects studios and recruiters.

Academy Awards Headline News

Guillermo Del Toro, Ang Lee to Announce Oscar Nominations

Filmmakers join John Krasinski and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs for Oscar Nominations in 24 Categories, including short animation, feature animation and visual effects.

Business Headline News

Click 3X Adds Juan Delcan and Tyler Greco to Directorial Roster

Accomplished directors join live-action division; company adds Roxanneanco as East Coast rep for live action, design and animation.

Awards VFXWorld

2016 Academy VFX Bake-off: 10 Oscar Hopefuls Vie for Nominations

Annual voting event showcases visual effects for the Academy’s shortlisted films: ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ ‘Ex Machina,’ ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ ‘The Martian,’ ‘The Revenant,’ ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ ‘Tomorrowland’ and ‘The Walk.’

Awards Headline News

Academy Announces 11 Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards

Sci-tech Oscars are awarded to Airwall, Dolby Laboratories, DreamWorks Animation, Image Shaker, ILM, LAIKA Animation Studios, Rhythm & Hues, Sony Pictures Imageworks, The Foundry and Tweak Software.

Awards Headline News

Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Named Best Animated Feature at 2016 Golden Globes

Award is the seventh win for Pixar Animation Studios from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in the 10 years since the category was created.

Awards Headline News

BAFTA Announces 2016 Feature Film Nominees

Pixar’s ‘Inside Out,’ Illumination Entertainment’s ‘Minions’ and Aardman Animations’ ‘Shaun The Sheep Movie’ nominated for outstanding animated film; VFX nominees include ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Ex Machina,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ The Martian’ and ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’

Awards Headline News

Advertising and Digital Juries Announced for ADC 95th Annual Awards

Twenty-nine creative jury members, split equally between men and women, from 15 countries to judge the best in global Advertising and Digital work based on excellence in idea and craft.

Spin VFX Headline News

Spin VFX Delivers Invisible Effects for ‘Spotlight’

Led by VFX Supervisor Colin Davies and VFX Producer George Macri, Spin VFX delivers seamless invisible effects for more than 100 shots including period specific-matte paintings and seasonal augmentation as well as paint and compositing work.

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