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Combining All the Elements VFXWorld

Mastering the Elements: Integrating Live-Action and CGI in ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’

VFX supervisor, director, and executive producer Jabbar Raisani led a monumental effort to deliver almost 3,400 visual effects shots on the live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon’s famed animated series, recreating the magical world of benders, who control the natural elements of fire, water, wind, and earth, and the mediator known as the Avatar.

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FMX 2024 Shares Another Round of Program Updates

Attendees can explore the stylistic design choices behind ‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ and gain insight into artistic and technological innovations developed for ‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire;’ 4-day event kicks off in Stuttgart on April 23, 2024.

Business Headline News

Autodesk Closes PIX Acquisition

With the addition of the production management solution, the tech giant’s industry cloud for M&E, Flow, will link previously disparate workflows of pre-and post-production, fostering broader collaboration and efficiency.

A Darkness Rises Headline News

‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’ Gets an Official Trailer and Premiere Date

The mystery-thriller, which take viewers into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark-side powers in the final days of the High Republic era, debuts June 4 with its first 2 episodes exclusively on Disney+.

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FMX 2024 Shares The Latest Program Confirmations

4-day event kicks off in Stuttgart on April 23, 2024; new program confirmations include ‘The Power of Collaboration’ a discussion of Global Inclusion, Community, and Connection and Feature VFX: A look behind the scenes of ‘The Creator;’ tickets are now on sale

Business Headline News

Ionart Studio Ltd. Rebrands as Ionart Studios as it Eyes Expansion

Budapest-based full-service animation and VFX company set sights on expanded global identity; LA-based VFX professional Mark Nazal will lead the studio’s North American efforts.

Feature Film SFX VFXWorld

Weaving Visual and Special Effects Together in ‘Madame Web’

SFX Supervisor Jeremy Hays and VFX Producer Whitney Richman discuss the challenges of conceptualizing and creating scenes involving astral projection, underwater characters that aren’t actually underwater, and the lead character, Cassandra Webb, falling off a bridge during a motor vehicle rescue, on S.J. Clarkson and Sony Pictures’ suspense thriller. 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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