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TV VFX Headline News

MPC Episodic Delivers During the Pandemic for Sky/HBO’s ‘The Third Day’

VFX team provided creatures, CG crowds, FX simulations, environment extensions, and seamless digital shot stitching for the miniseries; 100 artists delivered shots while working and collaborating from home during the COVID-19 lockdown.

People Headline News

Chapeau Studios Adds Troy Kelley and Jon Campbell to Leadership Team

Key additions come as the studio expands original content and strategic offerings; hires add depth to new and innovative work, better merging the creative with technology.

Excelsior! Headline News

WATCH: Stan Lee Discusses His Favorite Curse Word

In memory of the Marvel legend, animator Aron Fromm has released an animated short featuring audio of the late great comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer speaking about the usefulness of cursing.

The Imp is Back! Headline News

Peter Dinklage to Play ‘Toxic’ Hero in Upcoming Reboot

Original creators Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz are set to remake their cult classic film ‘Toxic Avenger,’ an exploration of ‘environmental themes’ mixed with the vibes of ‘Deadpool.’

Virtual Events Headline News

FMX 2021 Online Edition ‘ReImagine Tomorrow’ Set for May 4-6, 2021

Virtual event will provide a platform for the global FMX community to reflect collectively on the disruption and reinvention of the industry.

#SIGGRAPHAsia2020 Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Virtual Edition Begins!

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 4, 2020 at 12:59pm

This year’s Conference, headlined by keynotes from Oscar-winning director Glen Keane and VFX supervisor Paul Franklin, kicks off its extensive program of live and pre-recorded sessions, running through December 13.

Drama on the High Seas Headline News

Amber Heard Reportedly in Talks for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Reboot

While the hits keep coming for Johnny Depp in his continuing estrangement battles against his ex-wife, this time she’s coming for his most iconic role.

VR shorts Headline News

Blue Zoo Creates ‘The Beast’ in Quill VR

New VR short, made in collaboration with Oculus and Facebook Reality Labs, uses a groundbreaking app; artists were able to create and hand-animate in three dimensions while immersed in the VR experience.

Here There Be Dragons Headline News

HBO Announces Production Start for ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Series

The ‘Thrones’ Twitter account reveals 2021 commencement for ‘House of the Dragon’ alongside some fiery images of the upcoming series’ eponymous dragons.

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

Billy Corgan Talks The Smashing Pumpkins ‘In Ashes’ Music Video Series

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 4, 2020 at 9:07am

With the final short’s release, the famous alt-rock musician discusses animated storytelling and his ambitious and expansive five-episode 2D series, produced to support the band’s long-awaited double album, ‘CYR’; watch ‘Purple Blood,’ the fifth and final film.

#SIGGRAPHAsia2020 Headline News

Explore Digital Humans, VR for Mental Health, and In-Camera VFX at SIGGRAPH Asia 2020

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 2:47pm

Conference spotlights major breakthroughs, current trends, and innovative CG projects in computer graphics, animation, visual effects and other interactive mediums; sessions begin December 4.

Business Headline News

Warner Films to Hit Theaters AND HBO Max The Same Day in 2021

Warner Bros. Pictures Group announces new hybrid distribution model for next year’s feature film slate in a nod to the realities and impact on theatrical releases of the ongoing global pandemic.

Technology Headline News

Autodesk Releases 3ds Max 2021.3 Update

New release speeds modeling efficiency for artists, introduces viewport improvements, new remeshing algorithms, enhanced materials and shaders, and Arnold Renderer 6.1 for faster GPU rendering.

cloud Computing Headline News

Teradici Releases PCoIP Ultra Auto-Offload 2020.10 Cloud Access Software

New feature optimizes network efficiency, overcoming bandwidth or latency constraints for employees working from home or other remote locations.

Events Headline News

Register NOW! Sublime Jalisco 2020 Virtual Edition Runs December 8-10

Free registration is available for talks, conferences, and masterclasses on animation, video games, visual effects, and new media industries; guest speakers range from independent animators such as Jorge Gutiérrez (Book of Life, Maya and the Three) to strategic and creative managers from DreamWorks Animation TV and Sony Pictures Animation.

Technology Headline News

Epic Games Releases Unreal Engine 4.26

Update includes new creative tools to for more convincing characters and real-time environments; users will also see usability and performance improvements in the Collaborative Viewer template enabling multi-user design reviews on VR/AR/Desktop enhancing the collaborative design review process.

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

How Deep Sky Created The Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘In Ashes’ Music Video Series

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 7:27am

For Mike Anderson, Jared Hobbs, and Barret Thomson, producing Billy Corgan’s ambitious, five-episode project meant matching a 2D style to the frontman’s vision, while finding innovative ways to develop useful animatics just from scripts, well before the unreleased music made it into their hands.

Happy Birthday Chadwick Headline News

Disney Honors Chadwick Boseman’s Birthday in Touching Tribute

In celebration of the late actor’s 44th birthday, the studio has replaced the Marvel opening on ‘Black Panther’ with a montage featuring his most memorable moments from the MCU films.

SVOD Headline News

Sneak Peek: Apple TV+ ‘Stillwater’ and ‘Never Ending Dream’ Theme Song

Watch and listen; new 3D animated preschool series based on Jon J Muth's children's book series ‘Zen Shorts’ premieres globally on Friday, December 4.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Adult Swim Picks-Up ‘Teenage Euthanasia’

New animated comedy series coming in 2021 is set in a mildly apocalyptic near-future Florida funeral home; the coming-of-age story is about second chances, death, and family.

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