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Feature Film VFX Headline News

WATCH: Pixomondo Previs and VFX Breakdown Reels From ‘Midway’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 9:08am

Led by VFX supervisor Derek Spears, the studio filled the sea and sky around Midway Atoll with the devastating tools and action of war in Roland Emmerich’s harrowing tale of the decisive 1942 battle between the U.S. and Japan in the Pacific Theatre of WWII.

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‘The Irishman:’ Solving an Age-Old Problem

VFX supervisor Pablo Helman discusses the sophisticated digital de-aging process, sans markers, used to depict Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino over a four-decade span.

Awards Headline News

‘The Lion King,’ ‘Missing Link’ & ‘The Mandalorian’ Top 18th Annual VES Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 11:25am

‘The Lion King’ tops all photoreal features with three awards; ‘Missing Link’ is top animated feature film; ‘The Mandalorian’ leads broadcast wins. 

Awards Headline News

WATCH: Pixomondo Showcases Previs and VFX Work on Jason Momoa and Apple TV’s ‘See’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 20, 2020 at 5:42pm

VES Award nominee Matt Welford describes ‘supporting visual effects,’ including previs and techvis, on the inaugural episode of the ‘Aquaman’ star’s hit post-apocalyptic action-adventure series.

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Pixar’s ‘Kitbull’: Hand-Drawn 2D at its Most Engaging

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 3, 2020 at 11:42am

Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson’s heartwarming short, about an unlikely connection between a stray kitten and pit bull, deftly illustrates the inherent beauty and power of 2D animated storytelling.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Method Studios Helps Recreate Racing History in ‘Ford v Ferrari’

Led by VFX supervisor Dave Morley, the studio delivered more than 700 shots for James Mangold’s faithful and exciting depiction of the famous 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.

FMX 2020 Headline News

FMX 2020 Announces ‘Imagine Tomorrow’ Theme, First Program Confirmations

25th Anniversary Edition will focus on visions of the future for media & entertainment; Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Volker Engel and Annecy Cristal-winning animation director Regina Pessoa among first confirmed speakers.

Unreal Engine Headline News

Epic Games Acquires Megascans Producer Quixel

World’s largest photogrammetry asset library and bundled toolset will become free for all Unreal Engine use.

Trailers ANIMATIONWorld

Elastic Tackles ‘Gears of War 5’ Multi-Part Launch Campaign

Creative studio collaborates with 215 McCann, XBOX and The Coalition to produce, design and animate three key pieces of game launch content.

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.

VFX Headline News

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.

People Headline News

Technicolor Adds Steffen Wild as New Head of Virtual Production

Industry veteran joins company’s pre-production studio to help merge previs, techvis and postvis together into flexible, storyteller-focused integrated production pipeline. 

VFX Headline News

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.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Taking on the ‘Lion’s’ Share of the Work

VFX powerhouse MPC's animation supervisor Stephen Enticott discusses how the studio balanced photorealism with emotion while crafting the engaging performances in ‘The Lion King,’ Disney’s latest hit animated classic remake. 

Visual Effects Society Headline News

18th Annual VES Awards Rules and Procedures Announced

The Visual Effects Society releases work project submissions guidelines for upcoming Awards consideration, including information on a new category, qualification changes and deadlines.

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