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Generative AI for Creators Headline News

Adobe Shares Expansive Generative AI Strategy and Products

At Adobe MAX, the tech leader’s annual conference, big reveals showcased new generative AI models, 100+ Creative Cloud innovations, and Firefly customization for enterprises, all now available; Firefly generated images now top 3 billion with 1 billion generated in the last month.

Pushing the Filmmaking Envelope Headline News

Gareth Edwards Talks ‘The Creator’ VFX and How AI Helped Enable His Vision

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 3:15pm

With his innovative and compelling sci-fi action adventure now wowing cinema audiences, the director discusses his radical new approach to filmmaking and VFX in the just released featurette, ‘Advancing AI: Creating The Creator;’ Edwards’ film was made possible by recent technological advances and a collaboration with James Knight, AMD’s Global Director of Media & Entertainment and VFX, who kept the filmmaker abreast of the rapidly changing AI landscape from script to final press junket.

Harrison Ford Can Still Whip it Up! VFXWorld

Rising Sun Pictures and Important Looking Pirates Tackle ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ VFX

The visual effects studios recreated 1960s New York City, complete with city street and subway chases – and digital horse - and an ancient undersea trireme shipwreck dive that included digital doubles, digital creatures, and dry-for-wet effects, respectively, on James Mangold and Lucasfilm’s final ‘Indiana Jones’ cinematic franchise adventure.

The Road to Turin Headline News

VIEW Conference 2023 – Be There!

Italy’s premier international event promises an exceptional in-person program of talks, presentations, in-depth workshops, and masterclasses designed to inspire, inform, and educate; join industry professionals, thought leaders, students, and enthusiasts in a celebration of the latest in animation, VFX, and games - event runs October 15-20.

Honoring the VES’ Best Headline News

Visual Effects Society Announces 2023 VES Fellows

Jeff Barnes, Toni Pace Carstensen, Bob Coleman, Chuck Finance, Shannon Gans, Tim McGovern, and Ray McMillan to be recognized at a celebration of the honorees later this month.

The Road to Turin Headline News

Stellar Speaker Lineup Set for VIEW 2023

Italy’s premier international event boasts a roster of award-winning guests, including ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ co-director Joaquim Dos Santos, BAFTA Award winner and Oscar nominee Henry Selick, and Netflix’s ‘Nimona’ directors Nick Bruno and Troy Quane; event runs October 15-20.

Honoring the VES’ Best Headline News

Visual Effects Society Announces 2023 Hall of Fame Inductees

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 1:49pm

Honorees represent artists and innovators who have significantly influenced the field of visual effects; 2023 class will be celebrated at a ceremony this Fall.

Business Headline News

Mass FX Media Gets New Denver Digs

The Colorado studio’s new state-of-the-art facility expands its post capabilities while boasting a Dolby Atmos theater for sound mixing, color grading and QC screenings.

Commercials Headline News

The-Artery Turns Day to Night in ‘New Light’

The creative studio once again partnered with Mercedes-Benz, providing live-action production, editorial, post, VFX, color grading and finishing, transforming a daytime shoot on the California coast into night scenes.

The Road to Turin Headline News

VIEW 2023 Welcomes ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem’s Jeff Rowe

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 28, 2023 at 3:05pm

The hit Paramount film’s Annie Award-winning writer/director, along with Oscar-winning sound mixer Mark Ulano, join the stellar line-up of in-person attendees and speakers, including Henry Selick, Peter Sohn, and Sam Fell; the VIEW Conference takes place October 15-20 in Turin, Italy.

Technology ANIMATIONWorld

Entering a New World of High-End Visuals with NVIDIA’s RTX A5000 Graphics Card

Carl Flygare, NVIDIA Professional Visualization Marketing Manager at PNY, talks about virtual production, changes in the M&E landscape, and the many virtues of the NVIDIA RTX™ A5000 professional graphics card, which is available at a special promotional price for a limited time.

Cassian! VFXWorld

Going ‘Rogue’ with the VFX of ‘Andor’

Production VFX supervisor Mohen Leo and Production VFX producer T.J. Falls picked up where they left off on Gareth Edward’s 2016 ‘Rogue One,’ helping deliver a whopping 3,843 visual effects shots, including the daring oceanic planet Narkina V prison escape, the Eye of Aldhani meteor shower, and the Fondor Haulcraft’s encounters with Fury-class Imperial interceptors, on the inaugural season of Lucasfilm and Disney+’s hit prequel series – nominated for an Outstanding Visual Effects Emmy.

Honoring the VES’ Best Headline News

Visual Effects Society Announces 2023 Special Honorees

Tim McGovern is honored with the Founders Award and Lifetime VES Member designation, while Sandra Joy Aguilar, Brooke Breton and Bob Coleman receive Honorary Lifetime VES Membership; a celebration of the honorees will take place at a special event in October.

Innovation in Broadcasting Headline News

75th Engineering, Science & Technology Emmy Awards Announced

The TV Academy honors innovation in broadcast technology, including Brompton Technology’s Tessera SX40 LED video processor, Concept Overdrive’s Motion System, and the pCAM Pro mobile app; award ceremony set for October 18.

Conferences Events

European Conference on Visual Media Production 2023

Begins: November 11, 2023

The 20th ACM SIGGRAPH European Conference on Visual Media Production brings together worlds of academic algorithmic research and post-production to discuss new advancements and innovative applications; the conference will take place November 11– December 1, 2023.

Technology Headline News

Unity Unveils New Unity Wētā Tools Division at SIGGRAPH 2023

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 7, 2023 at 10:03am

Leading platform for real-time 3D (RT3D) content and experience creation will showcase groundbreaking work in character creation, environment building, rendering, and compositing; live keynote today from August 7 2pm - 3pm PDT.

Business Headline News

Milk Launches Barcelona VFX Studio

The award-winning visual effects house’s latest expansion leverages London infrastructure while building on relationships with regional talent; new facility helmed by long-time employee and 2D supervisor Jorge Oliva Ruiz de Leon. 

Fangs for the Previs Headline News

Proof Shares a Biting ‘Renfield’ Visualization Reel

The leading visualization studio did extensive previs, techvis, and postvis for Universal Pictures' horror/comedy starring Nicholas Hoult and Nicolas Cage; sequences included the massacre of goons, Dracula transformations, and the film’s final battle. 

Expanding Opportunities for Women in Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Boom Box Post: Proving Women Can ‘Cut Sound with Balls’

With women representing less than 5% of all sound professionals, Kate Finan and Jeff Shiffman, co-founders of the multiple Daytime Emmy and MPSE award-winning boutique animation sound studio, run their business with a stated mission to create more opportunities for women that includes an annual apprenticeship program and ongoing community outreach and education.

VFX Magic Headline News

MPC Shares VFX and Animation From ‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’

Studio created multiple large-scale full CG and digital set extensions, including one that transported the present-day New York skyline back to 1994; a team of 1,000+ artists across London, Montreal, Bangalore, LA, Toronto, and Adelaide delivered 896 shots, including 18 of the movie’s characters.

The Final Countdown ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Gets a Color Grade of A

For Company 3 senior colorist Jason Hanel, though most visual decisions have already been reflected in the film’s rendered and re-rendered final imagery, in post, he still provides a tremendous amount of scene by scene fine-tuning to get the film’s look just right.

That’s the Second Biggest Themberchaud We’ve Ever Seen VFXWorld

MPC Goes with the Lava Flow on ‘Dungeons & Dragon: Honor Among Thieves’

Led by VFX supervisor Axel Bonami, the studio’s team delivers 500 shots on Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis’ action adventure, including a multi-creature-transformation castle escape sequence, the cavernous, lava-filled Underdark, Themberchaud the dragon, a host of magical spells and one really cool portal.

It’s Unreal! Headline News

Epic Games Launches ‘Virtual Production Visualization Guide’

The Unreal Engine creator rolls out Chapter 1 of its step-by-step hands-on look at how to get started with virtual production visualization workflows.

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