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Films Headline News

Sony Names Randy Lake President, Studio Operations and Imageworks

Former Sony Pictures Imageworks EVP will continue to report jointly to Sony Pictures Television chairman Steve Mosko and Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group chairman Tom Rothman.

Awards Headline News

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.

Vicon Headline News

Vicon and Artanim Announce Strategic VR Partnership

Artanim delivers new technology allowing users to experience, physically interact, and collaborate in a virtual 3D environment using Vicon motion capture technology.

virtual reality Headline News

‘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.

Short Films Headline News

ShortsHD Sends 2016 Oscar-Nominated Short Films to Theaters on January 29

World’s only short movie channel to showcase famed Oscar shorts release with theatrical premieres of live-action, animated and documentary short categories.

call for entries Headline News

New York Int’l Short Film Festival Wants Your Shorts

The New York International Short Film Festival is now accepting submissions of live-action, documentary and animated short films and videos; the deadline for entries is February 13.

Disney Headline News

Disney Sets New Dates for ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’

Originally scheduled for release on May 26, 2017, ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ will now debut on December 15, 2017; ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ will set sail on May 26, 2017.

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.

Luma Pictures Headline News

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.

Awards Headline News

‘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.

Aardman Nathan Love Headline News

Aardman Nathan Love Animates Revved Up Intro for New Camaro App

Animation entertainment studio infuses its trademark flourish in an all-digital intro film that showcases the multi-hued models in the mysterious confines of a hangar space.

virtual reality Headline News

MPC Creative Creates Faraday Future Film and VR Experience for CES 2016

MPC’s content production arm produces a film and VR experience for CES 2016 highlighting the performance of Faraday Future’s technology platform with the FFZERO1 high-performance electric dream car.

Visual Effects Headline News

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.

motion capture Headline News

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.

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