The Visual Effects Society names acclaimed filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón as the recipient of its Visionary Award in recognition of his extraordinary career, most recently including his landmark achievement on this year’s hugely acclaimed Gravity.
Category: Visual Effects
Light of Day delivers artful musings of newfound millionaire in The Car and Garden, two new spots for the New York Lottery.
Thinkbox Software releases the latest edition of its high-volume particle renderer for Autodesk Maya, Krakatoa MY 2.3
Reel FX’s new app Baby Turkey Trouble, based on the animated feature Free Birds, reaches a landmark 100,000 downloads in less than a month.
Gentleman Scholar partners with Skullycandy to create a new spot featuring Derrick Rose for Skullcandy’s Crusher.
Presvisualization specialist founded by Pepe Valencia has big growth plans as more film, television and commercial productions embrace previs as a planning tool.
NY-based VFX and production shop Light of Day pulls out all the visual stops for the launch of Beyonce’s surprise self-titled visual album, released on iTunes in the early hours of December 13th.
High-performance tool and app creation framework get funds for future development; former Senior Autodesk VP Marc Petit now Chairman of the Board.
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.