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Finding the Right VFX Equation for ‘Foundation’ Season 2

VFX supervisor Chris MacLean talks about the stunning visuals – 3,215 shots in all - that depict the worlds, characters, ships, and creatures of the hit sci-fi series, based on Isaac Asimov’s famed Hugo Award-winning sci-fi trilogy about Dr. Hari Seldon’s mathematical ‘psychohistory’ predictions; now streaming on Apple TV+.

IATSE Headline News

Apple TV+ VFX Workers File for Election to Unionize with IATSE

Supermajority of in-house Visuals Effects workers at Apple Studios have signed authorization cards to unionize with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.

Awards Headline News

‘Sketchbook’ and ‘Crab Day’ Win Top Animation Prizes at RTS Student Television Awards 2024

Animated short films from the NFTS and Manchester Metropolitan University recognized at annual event showcasing the talent, potential and enthusiasm of students across the UK.

Technology Headline News

Boris FX Launches Continuum 2024.5 VFX Plugin Update

New release includes advanced AI Tools for VFX artists and content creators including time warps, automatic face detection, a new colorize effect, Particle Illusion updates, and faster speeds.

9 Story Headline News

Scholastic Closes $182 Million Investment in 9 Story Media Group

Award-winning creator, producer and distributor of premium children’s content will continue to be led by president and CEO Vince Commisso.

Platige Image Headline News

Platige Image Delivers Cinematic Trailer for ‘Stormgate’

Acclaimed Polish production and animation studio employs real-time workflow to accelerate the creation of 3D assets for animatics, previs and performance capture.

Events Headline News

Register Now for the ASIFAC Animation Festival and Conference

ASIFA-South’s free 2-day event runs June 28-29 featuring panels, roundtables, workshops and screenings; conference theme ‘Animation Re:Launch’ is a rallying cry for the industry to rebound and thrive after a challenging year.

Education Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educator’s Forum ‘Animation Book Database’ Now Live

The free, searchable online resource for books on animation as well as publications on animation, animation history, biography of important animators, and motion picture visual effects is now available.

Brick by Brick Headline News

Trailer Drops for Pharrell Williams’ Animated LEGO Biopic ‘Piece by Piece’

The musician and producer will set imaginations free with a feature that ‘defies genres and expectations to transport audiences into a LEGO world where anything is possible.’ 

 

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nickelodeon Revs Up Summer with ‘Blaze and the Monster Machines’

Week of premieres begins Monday, June 24 with an hour-long special, ‘Video Game Land: A Monster Machine Super Special’ followed by brand-new episodes from Season 8.

Outcasts in Space Headline News

CBS Studios Drops 'Star Trek: Prodigy’ Season 2 Trailer

The first ‘Star Trek’ series for young Trekkies continues, following the motley crew of young aliens who must figure out how to work together while navigating a greater galaxy in search of a better future; all 20 episodes debut July 1 on Netflix.

From Page to Screen Headline News

LAIKA to Adapt Susanna Clarke’s ‘Piranesi’

Travis Knight, president and CEO of the Oregon-based stop-motion studio, will direct the animated feature film adaptation of the best-selling fantasy novel.

The Superheroes of Comic Art Headline News

Clover Press’ ‘The Marvel Art of Michael Turner’ Kickstarter Now Live

The project features newly remastered and classic artwork from the noted creator, who passed away at age 37 in 2008, including Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, as well as rarely seen sketches.

A New Home for Classic Cartoons Headline News

MeTV Toons Unveils Debut Programming Schedule

The new broadcast network, which will be feature over 40 different classic animation series each week as the only TV destination dedicated exclusively to the genre, is set to launch June 25.

Toonz Media Group Headline News

Toonz Media Group, Angel Studios Launching ‘Gabriel and the Guardians’

Anime-style 2D fantasy adventure series is developed by Colossul Studios with animation production by Tiger Animation and pre-production by Robot Playground.

Follow the Breadcrumbs Headline News

Ari Aster, Lars Knudsen to EP ‘Hansel and Gretel’ Stop-Motion Feature

A twist on the familiar story, Chile’s Cristóbal León describe the project as a ‘very personal adaptation of the classic fairy tale, with the main difference that Hansel and Gretel are both boys in this version, at least at the beginning.’

Business Headline News

Diablo Cody, Wattpad Webtoon Studios Team for ‘Death of a Pop Star’ Adaptation

The live-action film will be based on Violet Karim’s Webtoon webcomic that follows Sophie, a pop star who tragically dies and is transported to Hell, only to be resurrected by her number one fan - the Grim Reaper.

call for entries Headline News

Call for Submissions: 4th Edition of THU’s Talent League

Trojan Horse was a Unicorn’s free 12-week program provides mentorships, support and a platform to promote a new generation of talent; application deadline is July 8.

We Finally Get Our Dunk and Egg Headline News

Production Begins on HBO’s ‘GoT’ Prequel ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’

The show, previously referred to as ‘Tales of Dunk and Egg’ and based on George R. R. Martin’s novella ‘The Hedge Knight,’ is set a century before ‘Game of Thrones,’ and follows the exploits of two unlikely heroes.

Women in Animation Headline News

WIA World Summit Wraps Successful 8th Edition

Day-long symposium at the 2024 Annecy Festival tackled emerging industry innovations, the power of community in the evolving animation landscape, and how to support gender equity in animation.

2D Headline News

Mercury Filmworks Teaming with Turnip + Duck Studio for ‘Bunny McBee’

Canadian-Irish co-production deal for original 2D-animated short-form preschool series created by Emmy-nominated 'Hilda' director Andy Coyle signed at Annecy.

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