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On the Road to the Oscars VFXWorld

On the Road to the 96th Oscars: The Visual Effects Nominees

Take a deeper look at ‘The Creator,’ ‘Godzilla Minus One,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,’ ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,’ and ‘Napoleon,’ all vying for the Best Visual Effects Oscar at the 96th Academy Awards coming March 10, 2024.

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FMX 2024 Shares More Program Updates

New confirmations include a look at Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘Poor Things’ VFX, and the crafting of animated features ‘Nimona’ and ‘Leo;’ 4-day conference returns in person April 23-26, and on demand April 27-May 31.

Commercials Headline News

Platige Image Shares ‘Versace’s Bright Crystal’ Campaign

The BAFTA-winning studio captures director Gordon von Steiner’s vision, contributing VFX including the creation of a mysterious liquid acting as a portal to an alternate reality.

Oscars for Geeks Headline News

'Oppenheimer,' 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' Nab 2024 Lumiere Awards Wins

The two films take home top honors for Best Feature Film, live-action and animated, respectively; annual event recognizes distinguished creative and technical achievement in motion pictures, television, and emerging media.

The Road to Turin Headline News

View Conference 2024 Early Bird Registration Now Open

Italy’s premiere animation and visual effects event will run in-person October 14-19 in Torino, Italy featuring a program of talks, presentations, workshops, and masterclasses presented by a stellar lineup of top industry professionals.

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FMX 2024 Shares Conference Programming Updates

Attendees can explore ‘Loki’ Season 2 timeline mayhem and get insight into the making of the 60th anniversary ‘Doctor Who’ special episode; 4-day event kicks off in Stuttgart on April 23, 2024.

No… Not the Butterfly VFXWorld

Kaiju VFX Are All the Rage – and Then Some in ‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters’

VFX supervisor Sean Konrad helped deliver over 3,000 ‘giant’ shots on the highly acclaimed Apple TV+ series with the ‘monstrously’ talented artists on his in-house team and at Rising Sun Pictures, Rodeo FX, Framestore, FuseFX, Outpost VFX, Crafty Apes, Wētā FX, MPC, Storm Studios, Vitality VFX, BOT VFX, Mr. Wolf, Scarab Digital, The Third Floor, Proof, and MPC Visualization.

People Headline News

VES 2024 Board of Directors Officers Announced

The Visual Effects Society names new and returning officers: Kim Davidson as Chair; Susan O’Neal as First Vice Chair; Janet Muswell Hamilton, VES as Second Vice Chair; Rita Cahill as VES Secretary; and Jeffrey A. Okun, VES as Treasurer.

Awards Headline News

‘The Creator’ and ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' Lead VES Award Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 7:22am

Gareth Edwards' sci-fi thriller tops all feature film contenders, while the 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' sequel leads all animation contenders and 'The Last of Us' tops all TV contenders as nominees are announced in 25 categories across film, television, real-time, and special venue projects; ceremony set for February 21 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in LA.

Honoring the Best in VFX Events

2024 VES Awards

Begins: February 21, 2024

The 22nd annual awards ceremony recognizes and honors outstanding visual effects and the artists who created them; the event will be held February 21 in Beverly Hills.

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FMX Drops 2024 Trailer

Originating from the ‘World of Gra’ universe created by graduates of the Animationsinstitut, the trailer illustrates this year’s event theme, ‘Connecting Ideas;’ the 28th edition of FMX – Film & Media Exchange returns to Stuttgart April 23 to 26. 

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FMX: Film & Media Exchange 2024

Begins: April 23, 2024

The 4-day event returns to Stuttgart, kicking off April 23; on-demand presentations are available April 27 - May 31.

The Doctor is In Headline News

Painting Practice Shares ‘Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Special’ Design Reel

Studio delivers concept design, hybrid virtual production previs, postvis, motion graphics, and VFX design and supervision across all three anniversary episodes - ‘The Star Beast,’ ‘Wild Blue Yonder,’ and ‘The Giggle;’ work includes creating the Doctor’s all-new Tardis interior virtual reality asset and graphic language for his new Sonic Screen.

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FMX 2024 Shares First Program News

The 4-day event kicks off in Stuttgart on April 23, 2024 with a focus on ‘Connecting Ideas’ and the return of the ‘Lighting & Rendering” track; annual Animation Production Days is now accepting projects through February 6.

Celebrating the Best in Computer Graphics Headline News

It’s a Wrap: SIGGRAPH Asia 2023

The annual conference concludes its latest edition, which ran December 12-15 in Sydney; 5,690 attendees from more than 40 countries gathered, including technical and creatives in research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education, and emerging technologies.

Technology Leading Art Headline News

French Music Artist Jacques’ ‘Absolve’ Music Video - Where Art + AI Meet

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 18, 2023 at 11:23am

Created by Paul Trillo, the short follows a cosmic teardrop throughout the Musée Du Louvre; behind-the-scenes short illustrates how traditional VFX and AI tools help realize creative visions.

Business Headline News

PXO to Run Sony Pictures’ LED Volume on Stage 7

SPE’s award-winning virtual production and VFX company assumes operation of the virtual production stage located on the historic Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City.

DCC Pipeline Data Integration Headline News

Autodesk Unveils ‘Flow’ Cloud Platform for M&E

Revealed at Autodesk University 2023: The Design and Make Conference, the new platform connects entire production pipelines with Maya and 3rd party artist tools from SideFX, Avid, and Foundry. plugging directly into the open ecosystem.

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16th ACM SIGGRAPH Asia Brings the CG World Together

A gathering place for technical and creatives in research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education, and emerging technologies, the annual conference and exhibition on computer graphics and interactive techniques comes to Sidney, Australia, December 12-15.

Training Headline News

Final Pixel Academy Launches Virtual Production Fellowship and Master Class

Exclusively for candidates in Scotland, the 3-year fully funded fellowship is now accepting applications through November 17; in partnership with NYU, the Virtual Production Master Class begins on October 30, applications are open.

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Connecting Ideas: FMX 2024 Returns Next April

The 28th edition, set for April 23-26, poses the question: Is the Media & Entertainment community moving closer together? Magnopus Global Director of Innovation Salomon Rogers named program chair.

Boo! VFXWorld

Cinesite Goes All Mysterious for Kenneth Branagh’s ‘A Haunting In Venice’

Production VFX Supervisor Artemis Oikonomopoulou talks ghosts, cryptic water messages, and 1947 Venice, along with lots of invisible effects – and some CG bees – on the director’s third outing as famed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in the latest cinematic adaptation of an Agatha Christie novel.

Business Headline News

The Refinery Signs with Alta Global Media

The South African post-house’s offerings range from script to screen while promoting creative financial solutions for filmmakers, including the robust South African tax incentives.

The Road to Turin Headline News

Wētā FX’s Joe Letteri to Receive 2023 VIEW Visionary Award

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 9:00am

The five-time Oscar winner, BAFTA winner, and senior VFX supervisor of James Cameron’s groundbreaking sci-fi sequel Avatar: The Way of Water, will be honored at the upcoming VIEW Conference, which runs October 15-20 in Torino, Italy. 

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