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We’re all in this together! Headline News

Epic MegaGrants Passes $60 Million in Support, New Recipients Announced

By supporting nearly 1,000 teams and individuals so far, Epic Games cements commitment to furthering the progress of a range of creators to do outstanding work with Unreal Engine or contributing to open source capabilities for the 3D graphics community.

Technology Headline News

Foundry Launches Modo 14 Series Complete

Full three-part release features updates in direct and procedural modeling, rendering, animation, and rigging; update review webinar set for November 17.

Technology Headline News

The Mill Launches ‘Mill Scout’ AR Virtual Production App

Creatives can now visualize CGI objects immediately, allowing for increased flexibility on-set; portability of app allows it to be easily accessed from anywhere.

Visualization Services Headline News

OPSIS Delivers Post Visualization and Final VFX for Michael Bay’s ‘Songbird’

Visualization services company brings innovative postvis and visual effects production pipeline support to Adam Mason’s new dystopian romance thriller, shot this past summer in Los Angeles during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Commercials Headline News

MPC Brings Sporting Goods Items to Life in Dick’s Commercial

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 9, 2020 at 2:07pm

Studio once again teams up with Anomaly and Pacific Rim Films’ Shawn Levy to bring back animated characters for a DICK’S Sporting Goods adventure.

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Bringing Virtual Production Design to TBS’ ‘Celebrity Show-Off’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 6, 2020 at 3:42pm

Emmy Award-winning production designer James Pearse Connelly uses previs to design virtual sets, which are integrated with real-time rendering, Unreal Engine, and VFX to create the extended physical worlds of many new, safely produced TV shows.

Technology Headline News

Innovative Virtual Production Helps The Third Floor Deliver Ambitious ‘The Mandalorian’ Visuals

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

With Disney+’s long-awaited October 30th Season 2 premiere of Lucasfilm’s Emmy Award-winning ‘Star Wars’ series, Lucasfilm and ILM again team with the leading visualization company to create cinematic quality visuals on a tight TV series schedule; watch the phenomenal previs showreel!

Virtual Event Headline News

Register NOW: Robert Zemeckis Joins ‘Unreal Build: Virtual Production’ Event Lineup

Free online conference adds a virtual fireside chat with the Academy Award-winning director and his longtime VFX supervisor Keven Baillie to the November 10 free virtual event program.

Technology Headline News

DeepMotion Launches ‘Animate 3D’ AI-Powered Platform

3D animation cloud service gives users the ability to capture human motion by converting 2D video files to 3D animations; the platform accepts .MP4 .MOV or .AVI files and generates high fidelity .FBX or .BVH animations.

visualization Headline News

The Third Floor Opens New Soho Studio

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 19, 2020 at 2:18pm

Completing their separation from Framestore, the leading visualization company launches a new facility in the heart of Fitzrovia; company’s Pinewood Studios-based virtual production space also has re-opened.

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VIEW 2020: Excellence in Animation, VFX and Visual Storytelling Now Free to Attend

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 16, 2020 at 2:07pm

Though we’ll miss out annual trip to Turin, Italy, we’ll pretend our stale pop tart is a pistachio biscotti as we sit back and gush over the stellar roster of talent set to teach, talk, and share over the next seven days; starting tomorrow, VIEW 2020 runs through October 23.

Hey Buddy…Meow This! Headline News

A Tough-Talking CG Bronx Cat Shows His Tender Side in Cat’s Pride Spot

While sharing about ‘taking care of business,’ our NYC kitty gets a bit sentimental in a cat litter commercial that also tout’s the company’s mission to help animal shelters across the country.

virtual production Headline News

Pixomondo Building World’s Largest Virtual Production Studio in Toronto

The award-winning VFX company has teamed with tech partners Unreal Engine, LED manufacturer ROE Visual, and Nvidia on new facility, scheduled to be completed late 2020.

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. 

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.

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From Feature Previs to an Animated Sitcom: Nina Helene Hirten Talks 'Duncanville'

One of the editors on FOX’s hit animated comedy discusses her unlikely landing of the coveted job, and how as a wife and working mom she relates to the show’s family-centered humor.

Technology Headline News

Unity Publishes 2021 Product Roadmap

Company focus for next year is on providing creators with production-ready features, workflows, and components, and changing their approach to how these new tools will be delivered.

Technology Headline News

Register for Free Adobe MAX: The Creativity Conference Coming October 20–22

Virtual digital event features speakers, keynotes and a glimpse of Adobes Creative Cloud’s latest innovations as well as professional networking and on-demand learning sessions.

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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.

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.

Festival Events

VIEW 2020 Set for October 18 – 23 in Turin, Italy

Begins: October 18, 2020

The VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, VR and AR, Gaming and VFX.

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.

TV VFX Headline News

Pixomondo Goes for the 'Gold' on Ozymandias and HBO’s ‘Watchmen’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 29, 2020 at 6:29pm

Company carbonizes and de-carbonizes Jeremy Iron’s character, turning the actor into a golden statue, in Damon Lindelof’s highly acclaimed series.

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