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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.

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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. 

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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.

Business Headline News

Technicolor Statement Concerning Debt Restructuring and Ongoing Operations

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 3:33pm

The French multi-national media company, owner of leading creative studios MPC, The Mill, Mr. X and Mikros, issues statement concerning AWN’s June 23 news report.

SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2020 Announces Virtual Conference Dates and Program

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 3:08pm

After shifting to a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic and conference center unavailability, organizers reveal online conference dates and additional details. 

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.

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