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Next PreVIEW Set: Five VFX Oscar Contenders Panel

On March 9, VFX supervisors from the 5 Best Visual Effects Oscar nominated films come together in a free VIEW Conference virtual panel; the event is offered in partnership with OGR and the VFX Festival.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for the 94th Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 7:06am

‘Dune’ receives 10 nominations including Best Visual Effects and Best Picture; ‘Encanto,’ ‘Flee,’ ‘Luca,’ ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines,’ and ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ are nominated for Best Animated Feature; ‘Affairs of the Art,’ ‘Bestia,’ ‘Boxballet,’ ‘Robin Robin,’ and ‘The Windshield Wiper’ are nominated for Best Animated Short.

We Want More Marvel! VFXWorld

Weta FX Delivers a Monstrous 3rd Act for ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’

Leading VFX studio creates the mythical Great Protector dragon, demonic Dweller-in-Darkness, and an army of little demons for Marvel Studios’ first film to feature an Asian super hero. 

We Want More Marvel! VFXWorld

TRIXTER Goes Full Morris on ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’

The VFX studio delivers 237 shots, including the adorable, faceless, and furry four-winged Dijiang sidekick, in Marvel Studios’ first Asian super hero film.

We Want More Marvel! VFXWorld

It’s A Jungle Out There for Rising Sun Pictures’ ‘Shang-Chi’ VFX

Studio delivers nearly 300 shots depicting the village of Ta Lo and its lush, expansive jungle environs that included mountains, ancient forests, lakes, and rice paddies, along with a huge amount of natural looking vegetation, on Marvel Studios' first film to feature an Asian super hero. 

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Animal Logic Does a Marvel-ous Job bringing ‘Captain Marvel’ VFX to Life

High-end animation and visual effects studio used cineSync extensively to help define, refine and enhance their creative vision and stay in tune with directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

Academy Awards VFXWorld

The 2018 VFX Nominees: Doubling Down on Digital Effects

Group of 20 nominees draws on two decades of experience and technological advances, delivering shots that were previously unimaginable.

Academy Awards VFXWorld

Making it Better: Christopher Townsend Talks ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

Oscar-nominated VFX supervisor details the myriad challenges in bringing director James Gunn’s blockbuster sequel to the screen.

VIEW Conference ANIMATIONWorld

The Industry’s Best and Brightest All Set to Share Their VIEW

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 11:32pm

The 18th VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy gets ready to present its biggest program ever of top animation, VFX, VR and game industry experts.

Previs VFXWorld

The Third Floor Returns to its Groots on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

Supervisor James Baker leads the studio’s previs, techvis and postvis efforts on their second ‘Guardians’ and 11th Marvel film collaboration.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Method Studios Returns to the Marvel Universe for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

Vancouver and Los Angeles facilities deliver 550 VFX shots for the latest Marvel blockbuster, including key CG character sequences with Rocket and Baby Groot, large-scale destruction and spaceship crashes, environment design, and more.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

A Global Effort: It Takes More Than a Village to Build the World of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

Production VFX supervisor Christopher Townsend integrates the work of artists from around the world to wow audiences with Ego the Planet and other new digital characters in Marvel’s latest sci-fi action adventure hit.

call for entries Headline News

VIEW Conference Announces 2017 Industry Speakers

Submissions for 18th annual VFX, computer graphics, games event running October 23-27, 2017 in Turin, Italy accepted through September 15.

Framestore VFXWorld

Framestore Reunites with James Gunn on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

Framestore collaborates with VFX supervisor Christopher Townsend to deliver more than 620 shots ranging from creature work, spaceships, ‘the best opening sequence in the world’ and an exhilarating space chase across the Galaxies.

Awards VFXWorld

2016 Academy VFX Bake-off: 10 Oscar Hopefuls Vie for Nominations

Annual voting event showcases visual effects for the Academy’s shortlisted films: ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ ‘Ex Machina,’ ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ ‘The Martian,’ ‘The Revenant,’ ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ ‘Tomorrowland’ and ‘The Walk.’

VIEW Conference ANIMATIONWorld

The VIEW Looks Great from Turin

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 1:56pm

Italy’s VIEW Conference 2015 is just around the corner, with a top lineup of industry leaders preparing for a memorable week of presentations and al dente agnolotti.

VIEW 2015 Headline News

Jorge Gutierrez to Deliver Keynote at VIEW 2015

Other featured talks at VIEW 2015 to include Blue Sky’s Scott Carroll on ‘The Peanuts Movie,’ Pixar’s Kim White on ‘Inside Out’ and Sony’s Michael Kurinsky on production design for ‘Hotel Transylvania 2.’

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: VFX Supe Christopher Townsend Talks ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

In this four-part interview from FMX 2015, Christopher Townsend, the overall VFX Supervisor on ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ provides a detailed overview of the key components of the Marvel Studios tentpole.