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VIEW Conference 2019 Blogs

VIEW Conference 2019: Celebrating the Best in Animation, VFX and Visual Storytelling

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 10:07pm

Grab your notepad and fashionable wool scarf; a packed roster of talent led by Brad Bird, Dean DeBlois and Rob Legato will rub elbows and share insights at the digital media conference and symposium set for October 21-25 in Turin, Italy. 

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WATCH: Pixomondo Tackles Trailer for Ubisoft’s ‘Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 4:24pm

VFX supervisor Nhat Phong Tran and team help actor Jon Bernthal blast his way through enemy territory in trailer for new action shooter video game.

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Complete VIEW 2019 Program Released

Last minute confirmations pack an already expanded roster featuring top industry speakers; directors Jill Culton, Brad Bird, Dean DeBlois, Conrad Vernon, Sergio Pablos, Peter Ramsey and Eric Darnell lead an all-star lineup.

People Headline News

Edward Irastorza Joins MARZ as Executive Producer

The newest addition to VFX house Monsters Aliens Robots Zombies brings decades of film and TV experience on shows like ‘Hellboy’ and ‘Grimm.’ 

The Visual Effects Society Headline News

VES Adds New SPFX Category and Expands Animation Project Eligibility

Starting with upcoming 18th annual awards, Society will recognize special (practical) effects in photoreal projects and allow more category eligibility for animation projects.

Technology Headline News

ftrack Launches Adobe Illustrator Integration for ftrack Studio

New app release, with improved versioning across all ftrack’s Adobe Creative Cloud integrations, optimizes efficiency while accelerating creative workflows. 

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Jamie Mitchell Helps Kids Embrace Their Uniqueness in Disney Junior’s ‘Fancy Nancy’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 1:43pm

With Season 2 launching October 4, and a Season 3 renewal in hand, the show’s executive producer discusses his series about an eccentric 6-year-old girl that is aspirational, relatable, and funny.

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The Rookie Awards 2020

By Alwyn Hunt | Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 1:20pm
Begins: March 9, 2020

Since 2009, the Rookies has become the go-to resource for discovering and connecting with aspiring artists around the globe.

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Renowned Video Game Designer Brendan Greene to Speak at VIEW 2019

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 4:32pm

Creator of the battle royale game sensation, ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ (PUBG), joins impressive list of speakers confirmed for October 21-25 digital media conference in Turin, Italy.

Business Headline News

Napster Co-Founder Sean Parker Makes ‘Significant’ Investment in Weta Digital

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 3:00pm

Billionaire philanthropist and entrepreneur, Facebook’s first president, partners with VFX pioneer to help fund studio’s growth.

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Boris FX Acquires Academy Award-Winning SilhouetteFX and Digital Film Tools

Purchase adds rotoscoping, paint, and photo editing plug-ins to the company’s suite of post-production and visual effects applications.

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Scanline Reveals Throne Melt and King’s Landing Destruction in ‘GOT’ Season 8 VFX Breakdown

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 3:07pm

Studio delivers 60 minutes of spectacular visual effects, including epic battles, destruction and Clegane brothers fight on final three episodes of HBO’s hit fantasy adventure series, ‘Game of Thrones.’

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Rouge Mocap Has Immediate LA Openings: Facial Animators, Body Animators and Motion Trackers

Studio looking for animation talent proficient in Motion Builder and Faceware pipeline procedures for immediate project work at their Marina Del Rey facility. 

Google Cloud Platform VFXWorld

Luma Pictures Takes Molten Man and Cyclone into the Cloud on ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 12:47pm

VFX producer Michael Perdew shares how Google Cloud was integral in the studio’s Air and Fire Elementals production work on the hit superhero action adventure.

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Animal Logic Does a Marvel-ous Job bringing ‘Captain Marvel’ VFX to Life

High-end animation and visual effects studio used cineSync extensively to help define, refine and enhance their creative vision and stay in tune with directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

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WATCH: Pixomondo’s ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2 VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 2:28pm

Led by Emmy-nominated VFX supervisor Mahmoud Rahnama, the studio’s visual effects work spanned 1,100 shots done in just 11 months across four different facilities.

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WATCH: Pixomondo’s ‘The Orville’ Season 2 Previs and VFX Reels

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 23, 2019 at 1:55pm

Three reels, including an interview with Emmy nominee, VFX supervisor Nhat Phong Tran, showcase the studio’s superb previsualization and visual effects work on Seth McFarlane’s hit sci-fi action-comedy series.

Post-Production Headline News

SHIPPING + HANDLING Adds Jerry Spivack, Michael Pethel and Matthew Schwab

Three veteran creatives join West Coast office of post-production company specializing in VFX, animation and coloring. 

Commercials Headline News

Final Frontier and Acer Blast Off with Intergalactic Battle Epic

Shanghai-based production company delivers VFX-driven spot featuring swordplay, lava monsters and plenty of mayhem to promote computer maker’s Predator line of gaming hardware.

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