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Beware the White Spikes! VFXWorld

Designing ‘The Tomorrow War’s Vicious, Deadly Aliens

For VFX supervisor Jamie Price, the ‘White Spikes’ predators eradicating humans in Chris McKay and Amazon Studios’ original sci-fi thriller had to be agile, scary, and above all, lethal.

Gimme Gaiman! Headline News

Amazon Studios Orders Neil Gaiman’s ‘Anansi Boys’ Series Adaptation

Based on the prolific author’s 2005 book of the same name, the limited series, about a young boy who discovers his recently deceased father was the trickster god of stories, begins shooting in Scotland later this year.

Second-Rate Adventurers Are Coming! Headline News

Critical Role Drops ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ Character Art First Look

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 9:54am

New installment of behind-the-scenes ‘The Legend of the Legend of Vox Machina’ reveals a slew of Phil Bourassa’s character designs on the studio’s upcoming Amazon Original animated series about a group of second-rate adventurers on a quest to save the realm.

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How Dottie Starling Guided ‘The Underground Railroad’ VFX

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 4:04pm

The VFX supervisor on Barry Jenkins and Prime Video’s period drama, about a young woman’s desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South, shares how she helped plan and deliver over 1,000 visual effects shots, ranging from 18 minutes of a town on fire to an actual full underground railroad hub.

Manga Badassery Headline News

Derek Kolstad to Write and Produce ‘Hellsing’ Manga Film Adaptation

The ‘John Wick’ scribe will team with Amazon studios for live-action take on the popular comic, a reimagining of the familiar Dracula / Van Helsing dynamic.

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.

virtual production Headline News

Epic Games Presents ‘Unreal Build: Virtual Production’ Open for Registration

Free online event to showcase innovations in virtual production, including a panel of industry executives discussing game changing technology; the use of Unreal Engine to bring new creatures to life in film;  real-time workflow for episodic animation; and a sneak peek of production tools coming later this year to Unreal Engine 4.26.

Virtual Events Headline News

Pixelatl 2020 Goes Online September 1-5

Event has announced an ambitious program to promote Mexican and Latin American creative industries; featured activities include a focus on recruitment, women in animation, and business networking meetings.

Business Headline News

VFX Legion Opens New British Columbia Division

Studio shares work-from-home reel while announcing new Canadian operations, production resources, and regional talent, as well as slate of new projects.

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.

People Headline News

Gaumont Consolidates U.S. Operation, Names Nicolas Atlan President

As part of reorganization, multiple executives are promoted, including Terry Kalagian to EVP, creative content, where she will oversee creatives across U.S. business.

SVOD Headline News

‘Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina’ to Stream Exclusively on Amazon Prime

Two seasons of fan-favorite Kickstarter funded series have been ordered; story-driven and world building digital media brand also signs first-look deal with Amazon Studios to develop new projects.

TV VFX VFXWorld

Barnstorm VFX Creates Chilling Alternate Post-War Reality in ‘Man in the High Castle’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 4:54pm

Boutique visual effects studio produces photoreal dystopian world where the U.S. is split between Japanese and Nazi control in Amazon Studio’s original series based on Philip K. Dick’s 1962 novel.

Amazon Studios Headline News

JAM Media, Amazon Studios Co-Producing Hybrid Series ‘Jessy & Nessy’

New mixed-media preschool series is set to launch on Amazon Prime Video at the end of 2019, with new episodes into 2020 & 2021.

TV Animation Headline News

83 Animated Projects from 22 Countries Presented at Cartoon Forum 2018

Over 1,000 producers, investors, buyers and broadcasters attend 29th edition of leading European animation co-production platform, held September 10-13 in Toulouse. 

Netflix Headline News

‘Gravity Falls,’ ‘Disenchantment’ Writer Shion Takeuchi Signs Overall Deal with Netflix

Annie Award-nominated television writer to develop new series and other projects exclusively for streaming giant Netflix. 

Amazon Headline News

Amazon Launching Animated Kids Series ‘Pete the Cat’ September 21

Based on the best-selling children’s books, new series from ‘Phineas and Ferb’ creator Jeff “Swampy” Marsh stars Jacob Tremblay, Elvis Costello and Diana Krall, with original music from Costello and Krall.

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