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‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘The Irishman’: AI-Powered Visual Effects Come of Age

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 7, 2020 at 2:39pm

VFX studios on both films, Oscar nominees for Best Visual Effects, successfully used artificial intelligence in GPU-accelerated effects: ILM for character de-aging and Digital Domain for digital humans.  

Awards VFXWorld

On the Road to the 92nd Oscars: The Visual Effects Nominees

Heading into this coming Oscar Sunday on February 9th, catchup on AWN’s coverage of the films and creative teams nominated for this year’s Best Visual Effects.

Awards ANIMATIONWorld

On the Road to the 92nd Oscars: The Animated Feature Film Nominees

Heading into this coming Oscar Sunday on February 9th, catchup on AWN’s coverage of the films and creative teams nominated for this year’s Best Animated Feature Film.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

The Magic Behind the Magic of 'Star Wars: Episode IX’

Production VFX supervisor Roger Guyett talks creating Princess Leia, the benefits of practical shooting, and bringing the saga to a close.

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The Triumph of Invisibility: The Spectacular Non-Spectacular Effects of ‘1917’

Production VFX supervisor Guillaume Rocheron discusses the special challenges involved in creating the illusion of grim reality in Sam Mendes’ Oscar-nominated epic World War I drama.  

Disney Headline News

CLIPS: New Pixar’s ‘Onward’ Voice Cast Featurette and TV Spot

Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer discuss their work behind-the-scenes; the Dan Scanlon directed film hits theatres next month!

Oscars Headline News

Autodesk Congratulates the 2020 VFX and Animated Feature Oscar Nominees

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 5:05pm

Tech giant’s Media & Entertainment software powers the studios behind Academy Award, BAFTA, Annie, VES and Golden Globe-nominated films.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

MPC Braves the Front Lines to Deliver VFX for Same Mendes’ ‘1917’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 2:58pm

Studio’s digital skills are put to the test as they stitch the Oscar-nominated film’s lengthy, uninterrupted takes together into one long seemingly real-time sequence.

Business Headline News

‘Family Guy’ Writer-Producer Wellesley Wild Inks Warner Bros. Animation Deal

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 12:30pm

Emmy-nominated showrunner of WBA/Amblin TV’s upcoming ‘Animaniacs’ series for Hulu signs exclusive, multi-year agreement for both animated and live-action projects.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Nominees Announced for Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards

Finalists will be announced on February 18 at Casa de América de Madrid; winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on April 18 in Tenerife.

Diversity Headline News

Producers Jinko Gotoh and Marisa Román Talk ‘Klaus’ Crew Diversity

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 4:17pm

New featurette highlights how the filmmakers prioritized inclusion in building one of the most diverse crews in animation history.

Home Entertainment Headline News

WATCH: New MPC ‘The Lion King’ VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 2:17pm

Nominated for a Best Visual Effects Oscar, Jon Favreau’s VES Award-winning hit was a masterpiece of photorealistic animation and state-of-the-art virtual production.   

Oscars Headline News

WATCH: 3 New ‘1917’ Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 11:55am

Sam Mendes’ BAFTA, PGA and Golden Globe Award-winning World War I epic heads into Oscar Sunday with 10 Academy Award nominations, including Best Visual Effects.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Light Chaser’s ‘White Snake’ Now Available on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital

Engaging tale of a young woman’s quest for her lost identity, with bonus footage including interview with co-director Ji Zhao, is released today by GKIDS and Shout! Factory.  

FMX 2020 Headline News

BAFTA and Annie Award-Winning Sergio Pablos to Present ‘Klaus’ at FMX 2020

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 3, 2020 at 2:35pm

Writer-director will present his Oscar-nominated film, Netflix’s first original animated feature; ‘Mulm,’ the first 2020 conference trailer, is released. 

People Headline News

Jenny Marchick Named Head of Feature Film Development at DreamWorks Animation

Former Sony Pictures Animation SVP will head up project and talent development, working with known books and IP as well as original ideas.

Animated Feature Films ANIMATIONWorld

‘I Lost My Body’ Pushes the Creative Boundaries of Feature Animation

Director and co-writer Jérémy Clapin talks about the narrative and technical challenges in making his Oscar-nominated, Annie Award-winning film.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

‘The Irishman:’ Solving an Age-Old Problem

VFX supervisor Pablo Helman discusses the sophisticated digital de-aging process, sans markers, used to depict Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino over a four-decade span.

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