High-performance tool and app creation framework get funds for future development; former Senior Autodesk VP Marc Petit now Chairman of the Board.
Category: Visual Effects
The 2014 edition of Italy’s VIEW Conference will be held October 14-17; submissions for the 2014 VIEW Award and VIEW Social contest for short films employing animation or visual effects are now being accepted.
Visual Effects Society releases first-of-its-kind standardized camera report, an open-source initiative to improve capture and exchange of camera sheets and metadata from Production to VFX.
Weta Digital's Joe Letteri discusses the new creature work in the second Hobbit movie, The Desolation of Smaug, highlighted by the eponymous dragon.
Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug debuts at the top of the box office charts this weekend, with Disney's Frozen coming in second place.
Visual effects and creative studio Ntropic teams up with Toyota and production company Market Films to create “Reveal,” a 30-second spot for the Toyota Tundra.
Microsoft, twofifteen McCann and Smuggler team with MPC LA for an effects-driven campaign for Xbox game title Ryse: Son of Rome.
Senior CG Generalist David Carlson, formerly of Digital Domain, joins the ArsenalFX post production team; Cortney Haile is promoted to head of operations; Casey Conroy is named VFX director.
Disney's Frozen climbs to number one in its second weekend with $31.6 million, toppling The Hunger Games: Catching Fire from the top spot.
Vine FX announces its involvement as the sole visual effects studio in the first series of the prime time BBC fantasy drama, Atlantis.
Culver City-based visual effects house Zoic Studios adds Casey Hupke as Art Director for Zoic’s commercial and games division.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the 10 films remaining in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 86th Oscars.
The Foundry releases NUKE 8, with more creative control, cutting-edge advancements and future-proofed 3D workflows.
Visual Effects Post Production studio ArsenalFX produces visual effects for two new national Lexus spots, “Shift” and “Say Nothing.”
Boutique visual effects studio Mammal Studios completes look development and final delivery of 95 shots for Detroit rapper Eminem’s latest video single, Rap God, from his platinum MMLP2 album.
MPC purchases a global site license of Fabric Engine, tapping Fabric Splice to build next-generation tools that fully leverage modern hardware.
Swarm, a new Lexus short film, takes flight with KMel robotics quadrotors powered by OptiTrack motion capture technology.
VFX house Milk is commissioned by the BBC to create the visual effects for the forthcoming eighth season of Doctor Who, to be broadcast in 2014; the company was previously behind the visual effects created for the BBC’s Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special episode: Day of the Doctor.
Hollywood enjoys its most prosperous Thanksgiving on record as holdover The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Disney’s new animated tentpole Frozen each earn more than any previous holiday title.
A new trailer is released for Millenium Films’ The Legend of Hercules, starring Kellan Lutz as the mythical Greek hero.