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Foundry Reconnecting with Partners at SIGGRAPH 2022

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 8, 2022 at 4:39pm

The leading developer of creative software for M&E has a full slate of conference activities and talks planned, including in-booth demos of Modo, Katana, Nuke and Mari, plus meetings with the teams behind Nuke, Foundry Research, Look Development and Lighting, and Flix.

Open Source Headline News

Academy Software Foundation Announces Open Review Initiative

Technical Steering Committee members from Autodesk, DNEG, and Sony Pictures Imageworks will make RV, xSTUDIO, and parts of the itView ecosystem available to the open source community.

Business Headline News

Streamland Media Nabs Ingenuity Studios

Joining Picture Shop, Ghost VFX, Formosa Group, and Picture Head, the newly acquired VFX studio expands the post company’s stable of top creative service providers.

Technology Headline News

DreamWorks Animation to Release MoonRay as Open Source

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 5, 2022 at 7:55am

Studio’s state-of-the-art MCRT renderer, used on the upcoming ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ and previous films like ‘The Bad Guys’ and ‘Croods: A New Age,’ includes a USD Hydra render delegate and multi-machine / cloud rendering via Arras.

Marvel at D23 Expo Headline News

Here are Marvel’s First Looks and Panels Coming to Disney’s D23 Expo

Marvel Studios plans to deliver attendees a 60th anniversary celebration of Spider-Man, a sprawling showcase of exclusive items and events, and more in Anaheim next month.

People Headline News

Omid Rahmat Returns to Jon Peddie Research as Executive VP

Industry veteran in computer graphics, digital media, mobile tools, and services brings extensive business and tech experience to his new role at the industry’s leading market research firm.

People Headline News

DNEG Promotes Chas Jarrett to Creative Director

VFX veteran takes the reins from current creative director and two-time Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Paul Franklin, who will continue providing visual effects consulting to the company on features as well as develop and direct new projects.

Business Headline News

MTV Greenlights Chris Rock’s ‘Everybody Still Hates Chris’ Animated Series

Network announces straight-to series order for show based on the award-winning ‘Everybody Hates Chris’ live-action series inspired by the comedian’s experiences growing up as a skinny nerd in Brooklyn.

Business Headline News

Cinesite Acquires Canadian Studio Squeeze

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 7:32am

On the heels of its July deal for Studio L’Atelier, the animation and VFX company expands its production capabilities even further with the acquisition of the Quebec City and Montreal-based animation and mocap studio.

People Headline News

Alkemy X Adds Nico Van den Bosch as Head of Pipeline

Studio taps VFX veteran’s extensive expertise in visual effects, 3D animation, emerging technology, and large-scale pipeline solutions to maximize efficiency and output across all locations.

Head into the Cloud at SIGGRAPH 2022 Headline News

AWS Showcases Content Production in the Cloud at SIGGRAPH 2022

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 1, 2022 at 8:00am

A fireside chat with ‘Love, Death + Robots’ creator Tim Miller and talks with Wētā Digital / Unity, Animal Logic, Framestore and other top studios about the latest in cloud-enabled content workflows and products highlight Amazon Web Services’ conference plans this coming August 8-11.

Tracking Tools Headline News

OptiTrack Releases CinePuck

The new tracking tool designed for Virtual Production and in-camera VFX features technology easily integrated into any production workflow; with multiple mount points for tracking stability and optical data, the device is optimized for real-time VFX.

Up Pup and Away! ANIMATIONWorld

‘DC League of Super-Pets’: A Family Film Produced by a Family

Hiram Garcia, his sister Dany Garcia, and action-star Dwayne Johnson, have produced Warner Bros.’ new animated comedy – debuting in theaters today - through the family business they founded in 2012 - Seven Bucks Productions.

People Headline News

The Fuse Group Names Amelie Poitras President of FOLKS VFX Studio

Company veteran succeeds Sebastien Bergeron, recently named CEO of the parent company that also owns FuseFX, Rising Sun Pictures, and El Ranchito.

Legends of VFX VFXWorld

‘Light & Magic’: ILM’s Story of Family, Fun, and Pioneering Visual Effects

Lawrence Kasdan’s documentary series showcases how a small, hand-picked group of ‘misfit’ filmmakers became the groundbreaking creative studio behind some of Hollywood’s biggest films - now streaming on Disney+.

Digital Art Headline News

FC Barcelona Launches Animated ‘In a Way, Immortal’ NFT – Auction Set for July 29

Crafted by BCN Visuals, the 40-second animation recreates Johan Cruyff’s legendary 1973 goal against the Atlético Madrid goalkeeper; the digital artwork will be sold via live auction at Sotheby, NY.

Business Headline News

Falcon’s Beyond and BRON Studios Ink Strategic Partnership

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 8:12am

The companies will co-produce and promote original IP in feature films, TV series, Web3 activations, and location-based entertainment; ‘Katmandu’ franchise theme park to feature BRON’s animated IP, ‘Gossamer.’

No Rest for the Weary Headline News

Destin Daniel Cretton Set to Direct ‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty’

The ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ director will helm the fifth ‘Avengers’ movie, adding yet another lofty project to a dance card filling up quickly as part of his overall deal with Marvel.

Next Gen Transformers Headline News

Paramount+ Teases Animated ‘Transformers: EarthSpark’ First Look and Cast

During a Comic-Con 2022 panel, the voice talent lineup was revealed on eOne’s upcoming original animated show; the 26-episode series is set to debut this fall.

Business Headline News

Roland Emmerich to Direct ‘Those About to Die’ Gladiator Epic for Peacock

The mega-budget maven will adapt author Daniel Mannix’s non-fiction tome on ancient Rome as a dramatic series, which got a straight-to-series order from the streamer.

Business Headline News

Brompton Technology Secures Investment from Connection Capital

The £5.1M in funding will help the LED video wall processing solution company rapidly scale up to meet growing demand across both the virtual production and live event industries it services.

Animation Domination Headline News

FOX Drops ‘Family Guy’ Season 21 Sneak Peek

The network’s ‘animation domination’ continued this past weekend at Comic-Con 2022; release date and teaser announced for new season of Seth MacFarlane’s popular animated comedy coming this fall.

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