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On the Road to the Oscars VFXWorld

On the Road to the 96th Oscars: The Visual Effects Nominees

Take a deeper look at ‘The Creator,’ ‘Godzilla Minus One,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,’ ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,’ and ‘Napoleon,’ all vying for the Best Visual Effects Oscar at the 96th Academy Awards coming March 10, 2024.

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

FMX 2024 Shares More Program Updates

New confirmations include a look at Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘Poor Things’ VFX, and the crafting of animated features ‘Nimona’ and ‘Leo;’ 4-day conference returns in person April 23-26, and on demand April 27-May 31.

Go Go Gojira! VFXWorld

‘Godzilla Minus One’ Breathes New Life into the Iconic Kaiju

Shirogumi VFX supervisor Kiyoko Shibuya helped deliver 620 shots, including the giant beast crushing the heavy cruiser Takao, all on a shoestring budget, in Takashi Yamazaki’s hit sci-fi thriller, nominated for a best VFX Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards.

The Road to Turin Headline News

View Conference 2024 Early Bird Registration Now Open

Italy’s premiere animation and visual effects event will run in-person October 14-19 in Torino, Italy featuring a program of talks, presentations, workshops, and masterclasses presented by a stellar lineup of top industry professionals.

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

FMX 2024 Shares Conference Programming Updates

Attendees can explore ‘Loki’ Season 2 timeline mayhem and get insight into the making of the 60th anniversary ‘Doctor Who’ special episode; 4-day event kicks off in Stuttgart on April 23, 2024.

No… Not the Butterfly VFXWorld

Kaiju VFX Are All the Rage – and Then Some in ‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters’

VFX supervisor Sean Konrad helped deliver over 3,000 ‘giant’ shots on the highly acclaimed Apple TV+ series with the ‘monstrously’ talented artists on his in-house team and at Rising Sun Pictures, Rodeo FX, Framestore, FuseFX, Outpost VFX, Crafty Apes, Wētā FX, MPC, Storm Studios, Vitality VFX, BOT VFX, Mr. Wolf, Scarab Digital, The Third Floor, Proof, and MPC Visualization.

Awards Headline News

‘The Creator’ and ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' Lead VES Award Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 7:22am

Gareth Edwards' sci-fi thriller tops all feature film contenders, while the 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' sequel leads all animation contenders and 'The Last of Us' tops all TV contenders as nominees are announced in 25 categories across film, television, real-time, and special venue projects; ceremony set for February 21 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in LA.

Boom Boom! VFXWorld

ILM Wages VFX War on Ridley Scott’s ‘Napoleon’

VFX supervisor Simone Coco’s team took on the French general’s famous Battle of Austerlitz, stitching together three different locations, as well as creating thousands of unique, accurately outfitted CG soldiers and horses.

Honoring the Best in VFX Events

2024 VES Awards

Begins: February 21, 2024

The 22nd annual awards ceremony recognizes and honors outstanding visual effects and the artists who created them; the event will be held February 21 in Beverly Hills.

Wicked Good New Tech Headline News

Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Ted’ Comes to Life in Real Time with ViewScreen Studio

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 10:41am

The new comedy, which premieres January 11 on Peacock, uses innovative production visualization technology from the famed creator’s company, Fuzzy Door Tech, to film an animated lead character alongside other actors.

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

FMX Drops 2024 Trailer

Originating from the ‘World of Gra’ universe created by graduates of the Animationsinstitut, the trailer illustrates this year’s event theme, ‘Connecting Ideas;’ the 28th edition of FMX – Film & Media Exchange returns to Stuttgart April 23 to 26. 

It’s Good to Have Friends VFXWorld

The ‘Explosive’ VFX of ‘The Equalizer 3’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 5, 2024 at 2:00pm

VFX supervisor and producer James McQuaide, working with 7 different vendors, delivered nearly 600 visual effects shots, including an incredibly realistic car bomb sequence, in the third film of Antoine Fuqua and Columbia Pictures’ ‘The Equalizer’ franchise.

Heading to Stuttgart Events

FMX: Film & Media Exchange 2024

Begins: April 23, 2024

The 4-day event returns to Stuttgart, kicking off April 23; on-demand presentations are available April 27 - May 31.

The Doctor is In Headline News

Painting Practice Shares ‘Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Special’ Design Reel

Studio delivers concept design, hybrid virtual production previs, postvis, motion graphics, and VFX design and supervision across all three anniversary episodes - ‘The Star Beast,’ ‘Wild Blue Yonder,’ and ‘The Giggle;’ work includes creating the Doctor’s all-new Tardis interior virtual reality asset and graphic language for his new Sonic Screen.

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

FMX 2024 Shares First Program News

The 4-day event kicks off in Stuttgart on April 23, 2024 with a focus on ‘Connecting Ideas’ and the return of the ‘Lighting & Rendering” track; annual Animation Production Days is now accepting projects through February 6.

Celebrating the Best in Computer Graphics Headline News

It’s a Wrap: SIGGRAPH Asia 2023

The annual conference concludes its latest edition, which ran December 12-15 in Sydney; 5,690 attendees from more than 40 countries gathered, including technical and creatives in research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education, and emerging technologies.

A Chicken and a Pig Go Into a Bar VFXWorld

The Perfectly Imperfect VFX of ‘Poor Things’

For Simon Hughes and his Union VFX team, Yorgos Langthimos’ dark comedy, a stunningly designed visual maelstrom, required something completely different from a typical VFX project, including odd, surgically created hybrid animals using as much actual footage as possible, integration of plates shot with 3 different film stocks, 11 enormous wrap-around LED screens, 50s style painted backdrops, and some really crazy colored skies.

Business Headline News

Walt Disney Studios’ VFX Workers File to Unionize

Group includes 83 artists working across James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment productions, including ‘Avatar’ films, who are seeking representation by IATSE, marking the first U.S. vendor-side VFX artist filing with the NLRB. 

real-time visualization Headline News

Seth MacFarlane’s Fuzzy Door Launches ‘ViewScreen’ Visualization Suite

Designed for full-scale productions, the new ProVis tools let filmmakers visualize and animate entire scenes, including digital assets, in real-time, across multiple cameras.

Technology ANIMATIONWorld

Crowd Sim and Motion Director Editor for iClone 8.4 Launch as Free Upgrades

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 1:15pm

After two years of development, Reallusion has updated its 3D animation program with an integrated crowd simulation engine as well as the Motion Director Editor that lets users precisely steer characters in scenes and trigger motion sequences.

VFX for TV VFXWorld

Channeling the VFX of ‘The Wheel of Time’ Season 2

VFX Producer Brian Shows and Post Producer David Frew helped Framestore, MPC, Outpost VFX and beloFX deliver 2,600 visual effects shots across 8 episodes of the Prime Video show, conjuring up a host of magical visuals depicting different aspects – earth, water, fire, air, and spirit - of the One Power.

Such a Doll VFXWorld

No Visual Effects in ‘Barbie’? Glen Pratt Reveals the Truth

The VFX supervisor on Greta Gerwig’s hit film sheds light on the various ways the famed Mattel doll and her world came to life across 1,300 shots involving various digital filmmaking tools, including virtual production, previs, postvis, CG set augmentation, and more than 20 fully CG shots, produced by Framestore, Chicken Bone FX, FuseFX, UPP, and Lola VFX.

Business Headline News

PXO to Run Sony Pictures’ LED Volume on Stage 7

SPE’s award-winning virtual production and VFX company assumes operation of the virtual production stage located on the historic Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City.

We Return to the Return of the Planet of the Apes Headline News

Watch: 20th Century Studios Teases ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’

This and a Diet Coke… what else do you need? Directed by Wes Ball and starring Owen Teague, Freya Allan, Kevin Durand, Peter Macon and William H. Macy, the newest chapter of the storied franchise comes to theaters Spring 2024.

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