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Business Headline News

Technicolor Files for Chapter 15 in US Citing COVID-19 Impact

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 12:54pm

French owner of key creative studios and VFX brands including MPC, The Mill, Mr. X and Mikros, reaches a restructuring agreement in Paris with creditors; Texas court filing will protect US assets.

Business Headline News

Cinesite Bolsters Management Team with Three New Hires

Melissa Taylor, Siobhan Bentley and Tamara Boutcher will oversee feature animation and VFX services in London and Montreal studios.

Business Headline News

VFX Legion Expanding Pre-production Services as Demand Grows in Wake of COVID-19

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 8, 2020 at 4:14pm

Configured for fully remote working since they launched in 2013, the visual effects company is building out its pre-production services in response to increased demand from feature film and TV producers.

TV VFX VFXWorld

Nviz’s Gravity Flip Makes Yoga Much More Exhilarating in HBO’s ‘Avenue 5’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 1:51pm

VFX studio handles previs, visual effects, postvis, and graphics production for the inaugural season of Armando Iannucci’s space tourism comedy

TV Animation ANIMATIONWorld

How Proof’s Fully Animated Previs Helped Save the ‘The Blacklist’ Season Finale

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 1:57pm

With production shutdown due to COVID-19, the hit NBC series finished its final Season 7 episode by integrating 20+ minutes of toon-shaded animation with live-action.

Technology Headline News

Arch Platform Technologies Launches Powerful Cloud-Based VFX Platform

New technology helps entertainment industry scale without constraints, benefiting from solution’s highly secure and scalable infrastructure.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Eric Demeusy’s Indie Sci-Fi Thriller ‘PROXIMITY’ Launching May 15 on VOD

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 4:16pm

The Emmy Award-winning VFX artist leverages his animation and visual effects experience to craft a suspenseful film about a young NASA scientist obsessed with proving he was abducted by aliens. 

Animation Festivals Headline News

15th International Summit Animayo Virtual Edition Coming May 15 -17

Oscar qualifying Spanish animation festival embarks on virtual journey, offering free masterclasses with an international line-up of artists and creators.

Covid-19 Headline News

An Open Letter from WIA President Marge Dean

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 10:53am

WIA president addresses important issues concerning working from home and how it’s affecting people’s lives during pandemic. 

Motion Graphics ANIMATIONWorld

Chapeau Studios Helps ‘The Donut King’ Spotlight His Confectionary Crown

Signature pink boxes and ‘sweet’ skateboarding effects are skillfully sprinkled throughout Ted Ngoy’s classic rags to riches tale. 

SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2020 Canceled; Event Moving to Virtual Conference Format

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 24, 2020 at 1:19pm

Organizers of the premiere conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques have canceled the 2020 edition, set for July 19-23 in Washington, D.C., due to the COVID-19 pandemic; details of move to virtual conference format will be released in near future.

FMX 2020 Blogs

Online Highlights of FMX 1994-2020 Program Coming in May

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 20, 2020 at 4:12pm

Each day May 5-8 and then every two weeks through the end 2020, conference will post a new online piece dedicated to an outstanding personality from the event’s history.

VIEW Conference Headline News

CG Pioneers Paul Debevec and Donald Greenberg to Keynote VIEW 2020

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 11:21am

Award-winning computer graphics researchers and professors are the first announced presenters at upcoming October 18-23 digital media conference in Turin, Italy.

Business Headline News

Halon Entertainment Now Up and Running with Full Remote Workforce

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 3, 2020 at 3:31pm

CEO Chris Ferriter, in an open letter, announces that for the past three weeks, the studio has been successfully operating with a 100% remote workforce

Feature Film VFX Headline News

WATCH: Pixomondo Breakdown Reel from ‘I’ve Never Been to New York’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 3, 2020 at 2:47pm

Led by VFX supervisor Sven Martin, the studio handled all visual effects production on Philipp Stölzl’s colorful feature film adaptation of the stage musical of the same name.

Artificial Intelligence ANIMATIONWorld

The Latest and Greatest AI-Enabled Deepfake Takes us ‘Back to the Future’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 23, 2020 at 2:46pm

YouTuber EZRyderX47’s viral deepfake sensation seamlessly and convincingly transforms Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox into Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland.

TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: Cinesite’s ‘The Witcher’ Season 1 VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 16, 2020 at 2:36pm

Led by VFX supervisor Aleksadar Pejic, the studio’s London team delivered digital demons and more in more than 250 shots across all eight first season episodes.

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