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FMX Spotlight - Making Monsters: Framestore’s VFX for HBO’s ‘Lovecraft Country’ on Oct 7

Don’t miss Grant Walker and Stephen Nixon from the hit horror series’ VFX team present their visual effects wizardry, streaming live via FMX on October 7.

Technology Headline News

Weta Goes All-in on AWS for Animation and VFX in the Cloud

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 11:26am

Pioneering visual effects company, known for ‘Avatar’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ has chosen Amazon Web Services to create a new, cloud-based visual effects workflow.

Business Headline News

‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Creators Walk from Netflix Live-Action Adaptation

Original Nickelodeon series creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko have exited the streaming giant’s production, citing an ‘unsupportive environment.’

Business Headline News

Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Postponed Indefinitely Due to Pandemic

Another major summer theatrical release gets swallowed whole by COVID-19, as the $200 million animated-feature remake is delayed once again, following on the heels of recent postponements for ‘Tenet’ and ‘Avatar 2.’

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.

People Headline News

Weta Digital Launches Weta Animated Original Content Business

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 2:55pm

Fulfilling Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh’s long-time dream, leading VFX studio will for the first begin producing original animated feature and episodic content.

Business Headline News

Napster Co-Founder Sean Parker Makes ‘Significant’ Investment in Weta Digital

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 3:00pm

Billionaire philanthropist and entrepreneur, Facebook’s first president, partners with VFX pioneer to help fund studio’s growth.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Doing it Fast ‘And’ Distinctive: The VFX of ‘Men in Black: International’

VFX supervisor Jerome Chen discusses staying true to the ‘MiB’ franchise look, and meeting audience expectations, while producing 2,000 visual effects shots in only six-months.

People Headline News

Rebecca Manning Joins Alkemy X as Compositing Supervisor

Veteran compositing supervisor brings with her more than 40 movie and TV credits including ‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ and ‘Avatar.’

The Walt Disney Studio Headline News

Disney Bumps ‘Avatar’ Sequel to 2021, Sets Dates on Three Unnamed ‘Star Wars’ Movies

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 2:36pm

First of four sequels to James Cameron’s sci-fi epic pushed out a full year to 2021, while new ‘Star Wars’ films to hit every other year starting 2022.

Academy Awards VFXWorld

Can Three Caesars Add Up to One More Oscar for Joe Letteri?

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 2:24pm

Weta’s four-time Oscar-winning senior VFX supervisor talks about the complexities of creating believable digital ape performances in the final film in Fox’s ‘Apes’ trilogy reboot, director Matt Reeves’ futuristic action adventure ‘War for the Planet of the Apes.’

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