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People Headline News

VFX Legion Signs CG Supervisor Blake Anderson

15-year veteran joins leadership team in new B.C. division, bringing expertise in management and collaboration to studio’s growing network of work-from-home teams of artists.

Virtual Conferences Headline News

VIEW Conference 2020 Announces Full Program Line-Up

Upcoming conference, running October 18-23 both in Turin, Italy and online, will stream all sessions to a global audience; presentations by industry experts will live stream and be available for subsequent viewing through December 31. 

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

MPC Film’s Digital Gorilla Delivers the Emotion in ‘The One and Only Ivan’

Studio handles 1,055 VFX shots, using virtual production tools to help produce photorealistic talking animals, full CG environments and digital set extensions in Thea Sharrock and Disney+’s tale of a gorilla who tries to piece his past together so he can hatch a plan to escape from captivity.

People Headline News

ILM VFX Legend Dennis Muren to Present and Do Live QnA at VIEW 2020

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 9:11am

The 9-time Oscar-winner will discuss his career, unique artistic vision, and answer conference attendee questions at the 21st edition of the annual conference, being held October 18-23, online and on-site in Torino, Italy.

cloud Computing VFXWorld

Break+Enter Charts its Future in the Cloud

VFX studio discusses its pre-pandemic move to a cloud-based pipeline, including establishment of best practices and standards, and how they will continue to invest in and expand their virtual, remote production efforts company-wide.

cloud Computing ANIMATIONWorld

What Does the Next Gen Creative Studio Look Like?

For AWS product manager Jay Maglione, the challenges of 2020 mean we must rethink creative studio norms and look to the cloud for the next workflow evolution.

Dept. of I Can’t Wait Headline News

Official ‘Dune’ Trailer Breathes New Life into Sci-Fi Classic

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 11:58am

‘Blade Runner 2049’ director Denis Villeneuve takes the helm of the latest big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi bestseller, and it looks dark, brooding and utterly inviting.

I've Got the Spins! Headline News

WATCH: Pixomondo’s ‘Euphoria’ Rotating Hallway VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 4, 2020 at 5:27pm

Overall VFX supervisor David Van Dyke and PXO VFX supervisor Nhat Phong Tran detail the production of the HBO series’ drug-induced gravity-defying spinning hall sequence from Episode 1.

Technology Headline News

Weta Goes All-in on AWS for Animation and VFX in the Cloud

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 11:26am

Pioneering visual effects company, known for ‘Avatar’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ has chosen Amazon Web Services to create a new, cloud-based visual effects workflow.

Events Headline News

Free Pixar RenderMan Main Event 2020 Online Starts September 1

Main Art & Science event to feature major announcements and Q&A about the upcoming release of RenderMan; two days of special programming follow September 2-3.

Covid-19 Headline News

UK Screen Alliance Updates Post and VFX COVID-19 Guidance

Version 2.0 sets parameters to safely manage client attendance in editing sessions while minimizing the risk of the Coronavirus transmission. 

Business Headline News

Free Post New York Alliance Webinar on August 27

‘The Business of Animation: Past, Present and Future’ panel with Cartuna’s James Belfer, STUDIO NYC’s Mary Nittolo and PNYA chair Yana Collins Lehman will discuss how companies can survive and thrive in the shadow of the pandemic.

Events Headline News

NVIDIA GTC to Run Online October 5-9

Program will be available continuously in all time zones and feature the latest in AI, data science, HPC, graphics, networking, live and on demand talks, and keynote featuring NVIDIA CEO and founder, Jensen Huang.

Business Headline News

New York’s VFX Studios Gear Up to Get Back to Work

Supported by Post New York Alliance and NY State VFX/Animation tax credits, visual effects providers eye a post-COVID-19 comeback.

TV VFX VFXWorld

Different Day, Different Doomsday in ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 2

VFX supervisor Everett Burrell breaks down the Netflix series’ almost 2,000 VFX shots, a mix of nuclear holocausts, digital characters, time jumps, and a goldfish.

Technology Headline News

V-Ray 5 for Maya Now Available

Updated production renderer allows users to composite renders, incorporate light path expressions, and interactively relight scenes in the new V-Ray Frame Buffer. 

Animated Feature Films ANIMATIONWorld

Using Puppets, ‘Dollhouse’ Lays Bare the Pop World’s Sleazy Misogyny

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 9:14am

Nicole Brending discusses her savage animated satire, ‘Dollhouse: The Eradication of Female Subjectivity from American Popular Culture,’ which hits digital platforms August 11.

TV Animation Headline News

Jon Bokenkamp Shines Light on Animated ‘The Blacklist’ Season 7 Finale

During Comic-Con panel, showrunner explains decision on integrating live-action with comic-style toon-shaded animation to finish episode halted due to the novel coronavirus.

Technology Headline News

Adobe Releases Substance Painter Update

New 3D paint tools optimize creative workflow allowing users to paint across UV Tiles, import UDIM images from existing sources and export easily to renderers or engines that supports UDIMs.

SIGGRAPH Events

SIGGRAPH 2020 Goes Virtual

Begins: August 17, 2020

Scheduled for August 17 – August 28, the online event will include both on-demand presentations and scheduled sessions, an exciting mix of the high-level cutting-edge research and education, as well as experiential content and events.

VFX for TV Headline News

WATCH: Rodeo FX Releases VFX Breakdown Reel for ‘Tales from the Loop’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 3:16pm

Led by Robert Bock, the studio delivered over 700 shots, including four robots, a mechanical arm, and numerous environmental elements, on the Amazon Prime Video neo-futurist semi-anthology.

Business Headline News

BRON Launches Virtual Production Services Company

With live-action productions on hold due to the pandemic, BRON expands with new division using Unreal Engine technology to transform digital content creation workflows and produce high-quality content faster.

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